Liposuction (“Lipo”) is a procedure that removes fat from the body. While some may view this procedure as one directed towards women, it is actually very common among men. Dr. Connors is a recognized leader in male plastic surgery procedures – including body contouring using the SmartLipo Triplex laser system. Using a multi-angled approach, Dr. Connors is able to remove unwanted fat while tightening the skin to provide a more chiseled appearance. Dr. Connors uses the most high-tech and effective liposuction technology available to remove areas of diet-resistant fat and tighten loose skin.
Common Treatment Areas@headingTag>
The most common liposuction areas that Dr. Connors treats for his male patients are:
- Abdomen (upper and Lower)
- Chest (removal of unwanted male breast tissue)
- Back (upper and lower)
"Dr. Connors and his staff are some of the most wonderful people I have met since moving to Atlanta. They truly care about you-how you feel, that you are happy with results, really they treat you like family. If anyone is considering plastic surgery, Dr. Connors is a must, he will make you perfect!"- K.E. / Yelp / Aug 28, 2015
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Liposuction is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. It is considered an outpatient procedure. On average, each body part (i.e. tummy, thighs, etc.) will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. After surgery, patients will wear a compression garment on the treated areas. It takes about a full week for the bruising and swelling to dissipate, and can take several months for the final results to appear. Liposuction will produce scars where the cannula incision was made, but these are usually small and will fade over time.
The price for liposuction will vary depending on the technique used and the extent of the surgery. The average cost of liposuction in the U.S. for the most common body parts are outlined below:
- Abdomen (upper/lower): $3,000-$10,000
- Arms: $1,500-$5,000
- Buttocks: $1,500-$4,000
- Chin: $2,000-$4,500
- Inner Thigh: $2,000-$5000
- Outer Thigh: $2,000-$5,000
- Hips/Waist: $2,000-$5,000
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,000 - $15,000
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3-4 Months
- Procedure Recovery Location
How Safe is Lipo?@headingTag>
The media sometimes tells stories of liposuction patients who have endured bad results at the hands of inexperienced surgeons. Today’s liposuction techniques are much safer and more predictable than ever before, but surgeon skill still remains the number one factor when researching this procedure. The goal is to attain a natural and smooth result. An experienced surgeon will be able to provide this outcome.
Is it Permanent?@headingTag>
Fat cells that are removed during liposuction do not come back. Unfortunately, patients can still gain weight after surgery because the remaining cells can expand and become larger. However, patients who adhere to a healthy diet and exercise program will continue to see results years after surgery.
How Much Fat?@headingTag>
The amount of fat removed really depends on the size of the patient and their aesthetic goals. From a safety standpoint, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends roughly 10 pounds of fat or less. Otherwise it is considered a high-volume liposuction, which does present an increased set of risks. It’s advised to get down to your ideal weight before undergoing a liposuction procedure.
Skin Tautness (Laxity)?@headingTag>
Liposuction is a surgery that removes fat and enhances the actual shape of the body. It does not address skin imperfections caused by sagging skin or cellulite under the skin. During your consultation, a discussion can be had regarding the available procedures, which address and improve skin texture. Some procedures recommended to correct skin laxity include abdominoplasty, thigh lift, neck lift, and butt lift surgeries.