Liposuction (Body Contouring)

A fit and well-proportioned body is often considered a symbol of health and vitality. But despite good health and a reasonable level or fitness, some individuals may still have a body with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits. These areas may be due to heredity or family traits rather than a lack of weight control or fitness.

If you are bothered by excess fat deposits, located anywhere on your face or body, that do not respond to diet or exercise, liposuction may be right for you. In general, liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing localized or regional excess fat deposits, improving your body contours and proportions, and ultimately, enhancing your self-image.

Liposuction, also called lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, is the surgical removal of localized or regional excess fatty tissue. Liposuction may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the cheeks, chin and neck, upper arms, breast or chest area, abdomen and waist, hips and buttocks. In some cases, liposuction is performed alone, in other cases it is used with plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift, male or female breast reduction, or a tummy tuck. Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite, the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips and buttocks.

Liposuction can reshape body contours where excess fat deposits create areas that are disproportionately large in an otherwise balanced figure. Ideal candidates are adults of any age within 30% of their ideal weight with firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone. Candidates also need to be non-smokers and not have any life-threatening illness or medical condition that can impair healing.

During your consultation with Dr. Piskun, she will discuss your goals, evaluate your individual case, provide options available and discuss the potential outcomes.

Liposuction is considered a cosmetic surgery and not covered by insurances.

Information provided by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). ASPS members are certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Plastic surgeons with this certification have completed extensive surgical training and rigorous examinations in plastic surgery; this uniquely qualifies them to perform cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face and entire body. Dr. Mary Ann Piskun is Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.