Center for Women's Health and Aesthetics

Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetics & Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Tyrone, GA

If you’re less than happy with your body’s contours despite eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise, aesthetics experts at the Center for Women's Health and Aesthetics in Tyrone, Georgia, can help. Board-certified cosmetic surgeon Kendy Verpile, MD, FACOG, and her experienced team offer liposuction, liposculpting, body contouring with fat transfer, and more. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to learn more about your options.

Liposuction Q & A

What is liposuction?

Liposuction at the Center for Women's Health and Aesthetics uses innovative technology to remove unwanted fat cells from your body and improve body contours with little downtime. The procedure can reduce fat in your:

  • Chin
  • Back
  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Muffin tops
  • Upper arms
  • Love handles
  • Chest in males

If you have stubborn pockets of fat that persist despite a healthy diet and exercise, liposuction might be the solution for you.

What are the benefits of liposuction?

The main benefit of liposuction is fat reduction. Once removed, fat cells don’t return as long as you maintain a healthy weight. 

The procedure reduces bulges, improves body contours, and reduces your waist size. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that can drastically improve your appearance and self-confidence.

Is liposuction right for me?

The Center for Women's Health and Aesthetics team reviews your medical history, completes a physical exam, and discusses your desired outcome to determine if liposuction is the right cosmetic procedure for you. 

They may combine liposuction with other treatments, such as fat transfer to the face, fat transfer for butt augmentation, a tummy tuck, or breast surgery.

To be a good candidate for the procedure, you must be in good overall health, at or near a healthy body weight, and have realistic expectations.

How should I prepare for the procedure?

To prepare for liposuction, follow your doctor’s pre-surgery instructions. Stop taking certain medications, get lab tests if they recommend it, and don’t eat or drink anything prior to your procedure. Arrange for someone to drive you home afterward.

What happens during liposuction?

Prior to liposuction, you’re given local anesthesia with a sedative, regional anesthesia, or general anesthesia to put you to sleep. 

Your cosmetic surgeon makes several tiny incisions in the treatment area and injects a special solution to break up fat cells. They use a hollow tube called a cannula to suction out fat cells.

If you’d like, your doctor can inject suctioned fat cells into breast tissue, your face, or your buttocks for augmentation. They can also sculpt and redistribute body fat during the procedure to enhance contours. 

Your provider offers 360-degree liposuction, meaning they suction fat around your entire torso including your abdomen, waist, back, and flanks.

What should I expect after liposuction?

Liposuction is often an outpatient procedure, so you can go home the same day as surgery. You must have someone drive you home, however.  Follow your doctor’s post-surgical instructions. Take pain medications as prescribed and wear a compression garment if they recommend it.

Expect some bruising and swelling after liposuction. You might want to take a few days up to a week off from work, depending on which procedures you undergo. Avoid strenuous activity for several weeks. Expect final results to appear about 3-6 months after the procedure.

Don’t live with stubborn fat and undesirable body contours when numerous treatments are available at the Center for Women's Health and Aesthetics. Schedule a liposuction consultation by phone or online to get started today.