Liposuction in Augusta, GA
Liposuction is a safe and effective outpatient treatment that permanently removes fat cells from problem areas to tighten and improve the contour of the face and body. Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Troy Austin, provides CoolSculpting® for residents of Augusta, Evans, Columbia County, and nearby areas in Georgia. We are also happy to provide our services to residents of Aiken and the neighboring communities in South Carolina.
How does Liposuction work?
Liposuction uses a vacuum extraction process to remove stubborn fat cells from problem areas all over the face and body.
How can Liposuction improve my appearance?
Liposuction removes fat from stubborn areas and streamlines you facial and body contours, achieving more tone and definition in muscle and skin tissue. Liposuction may be used to treat almost any area of the body, but the most popular areas to treat are the following:
Will Liposuction help me lose weight?
Liposuction is not a weight-loss treatment, although it will yield a slimmer and more toned body contour. Liposuction is ideal for healthy active patients who are close to their ideal weight. It is not recommended for patients who have more than 30 pounds to lose; instead, we recommend liposuction after weight loss is completed for those who want to treat the last stubborn fatty deposits that still linger in specific target areas, defying diet and exercise.
What advantages does Liposuction offer over plastic surgery?
Liposuction cannot produce the same results as plastic surgery, but it also does not require incisions or a long recovery period. Liposuction is ideal after dramatic weight loss, surgery, pregnancy, or aging to remove fatty deposits that still cling to certain areas, producing a trim and toned contour with permanent results. Liposuction achieves smoothness, definition, and contour in almost any area of the body and may be combined with plastic surgery to yield more dramatic results.
What happens during a Liposuction treatment?
Depending on the extent of your treatment, we will apply either local or general anesthesia to prevent any discomfort during the procedure. A very fine tube is inserted and used to extract excess fat from target areas through a small incision. You may choose to treat one or more areas or to combine liposuction with other procedures such as cosmetic surgery or dermal fillers. A liposuction treatment usually takes only two to three hours to complete, depending on the extent of your treatment.
What about recovery after Liposuction?
Recovery after liposuction has become more comfortable and the time required for it reduced significantly as the technology used in liposuction treatments becomes more advanced. While you may experience some soreness after the procedure, and this will vary depending on the areas treated, most patients recover very quickly. We will provide medication to help you manage any discomfort, as well as information to help you optimize the recovery period. In most cases, you will have to wear a compressive garment for a few weeks to support delicate tissue and help the body adjust to its new shape.
Liposuction is a minimally invasive alternative to plastic surgery that can dramatically improve and rejuvenate your appearance. Dr. Troy Austin, a respected board-certified plastic surgeon at Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, provides customized liposuction treatments for residents of Augusta, Evans, and Columbia County and neighboring areas in Georgia and South Carolina. Contact us today!