No matter how much you diet and exercise, you may still see stubborn pockets of fat that keep you from being completely confident in your body. Martin Plastic Surgery offers the most advanced treatments to effectively remove fat from the body. Liposuction surgery is a body contouring treatment that reduces pockets of fat from the flanks, tummy, buttocks, and thighs to create a slimmer appearance. This cosmetic procedure at Martin Plastic Surgery can be combined to treat multiple areas of your body. When we see you for your consultation, Dothan, AL plastic surgeon Dr. Justin Martin will assess your areas of concern so that you can attain your aesthetic goals. Our hope is that you feel and look your absolute best. Call our Dothan, AL office to learn more.
"Excited and VERY PLEASED - Dr. Martin does wonderful work. He has completed two procedures on me. The first was an abdominal and flank liposuction. I was very pleased but decided a year later I wanted tighter abs. Of course I chose Dr. Martin! It has been three months since my surgery and everyone is WOW over my results!! My belly button looks natural, my scars are fading and my tummy has little swelling. I also had..."- O. / RealSelf / Feb 01, 2017
Fat removal surgery is a great treatment for men and women who are at an ideal weight, but have stubborn pockets of fat that cannot be lost with diet alone. Individuals considering liposuction should have good skin laxity because liposuction is not a treatment for loose skin. It's also important to understand that liposuction is not a treatment for weight loss.
Liposuction is completed in an outpatient setting under general anesthesia. A punch-hole incision is placed through the skin so a cannula can be inserted. The cannula is a tool that makes it easier to work loose the fatty tissue that is being suctioned out. After the fatty deposits have been removed, Dr. Justin Martin will seal the small incision. Based on the amount of sections treated, your procedure may take several hours.
What to Expect
It's typical to have bruising and swelling for one or two weeks, and you should have stitches taken out 7 – 10 days after surgery. The most important thing to do following liposuction is to give your body time to recover and heal. Once you go back to your job after your surgery, you should do your best to take it easy. To increase your strength and stamina, try light workouts and go for walks as approved by Dr. Martin. Remember, you may notice some improvements soon after your surgery, but it will take about 6 – 10 months until your new body contour and shape is complete.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does liposuction cost?
The cost of liposuction varies depending on the technique selected and how many areas are being treated. In your consultation, Dr. Martin will create your unique treatment plan to meet your needs and goals. He will also consider your budget. When your plan is ready, estimated costs will be discussed. To help make your cosmetic surgery easy to afford, Martin Plastic Surgery accepts several payment options and also offers financing options.
Can lipo address chin fat?
During your consultation, Dr. Martin will be able to address all your questions and concerns. Typically, when discussing problem areas on the face, most patients are concerned with isolated pockets of fat underneath their chin. Liposuction is a common treatment option for this area.
What about loose skin?
Liposuction surgery only corrects excess fat. For loose skin, Dr. Martin may recommend combining liposuction with a lift surgery. Lipo is often done along with skin tightening surgery, like a tummy tuck, thighplasty, or arm lift, to give you your best results. During your consultation, talk to Dr. Martin about all of your concerns like loose skin so that your best treatment plan can be created.
Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is an invasive surgery, incisions will need to be made and sutured. This will leave scars, however they are very small and barely noticeable after they have healed.
Will my results last?
Before liposuction, it is important to be prepared to maintain your results. Although liposuction reduces the amount of fat cells in an area, you can still lose and gain weight. Dr. Martin suggests that you be at or close to a healthy weight prior to liposuction. Afterward, it's best to remain within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2-4 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1:00 - 2:00
- Post-op Follow-up
- two weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Look Fit and Toned
Fat removal with liposuction at Martin Plastic Surgery offers you the chance to have annoying fat pockets diminished almost instantly. Without the help of liposuction, it can be difficult to achieve the slimming outcomes you desire. We can recommend various options for liposuction treatment depending on your individual goals. We welcome you to call our office in Dothan, AL and set up your personal consultation with Dr. Justin Martin.