Liposuction/Liposculpture Overview

Despite good health and a reasonable level of fitness, some individuals still have disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits. These areas may be due to genetics rather than a lack of weight control or fitness.

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or liposculpture, slims and reshapes specific localized areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your body contours and proportion, and ultimately, enhancing your self-image.

Liposuction techniques can be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the:

  • Thighs
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Abdomen and waist
  • Upper arms
  • Back
  • Inner knee
  • Chest area
  • Cheeks, chin and neck
  • Calves and ankles

Before & After Images

The ideal candidates for liposuction are:

  • Adults within 30% of their ideal weight who have firm, elastic skin, and good muscle tone
  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical condition that can impair healing
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for body contouring

Why Choose Dr. Chahin?

Dr. Chahin prides himself in providing his patients with an environment of safety, comfort and care along with a high level of skill and expertise in the field of plastic surgery. Over 20 years of surgical experience has allowed him to build his practice in such a way that you will feel at ease and confident throughout your entire journey. Dr. Chahin strives to achieve natural looking, attractive results with a minimal recovery time and high patient satisfaction. With utilizing the most advanced, safest and least invasive techniques available in today’s sophisticated world of plastic surgery, he is specialized in providing the ultimate refinement of his skills in body contouring, facial aesthetics and breast sculpturing surgical techniques. Dr. Chahin provides his patients with an individualized plan, highlighting his exquisite attention to detail and personal touch. Through kindness, sophistication and exceptional quality of work, Dr. Chahin and his experienced team of staff members will go above and beyond to ensure their patients’ profound confidence and satisfaction.

“Thank you for all of your patience and help, I appreciate you and all of the work you do for the office and your patience. Thank you for always being there whenever I had questions. Everything you do, you do with a welcoming spirit.”

“Dear Dr. Chahin,
We wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you for your fantastic care of my daughter. Your quality and integrity as a surgeon and more fundamentally as a human being.”

“Dearest Doc,
Every day is a special day for your patients to have you! How lucky and grateful we all are for all of your expertise and care you give to each person.”

– Thank You, Ann

Final Thoughts

In some cases, liposuction is performed alone, however, it is also used with other plastic surgery techniques such as a facelift, breast reduction or a tummy tuck to improve the overall appearance of the desired area. Dr. Chahin will discuss with you these procedures, and what is mutually felt to be the best method of treatment to aid in achieving optimal results for you.

FAQ – Liposuction/Liposculpture

Liposculpture is a derivative of liposuction. They are often used synonymously. Liposuction strictly refers to removal or debulking of fat cells from a certain area as a wholesome process. On the other hand, liposculpture is aiming at removing fat in smaller volume more specific areas in order to give the body a sculpted look, often an illusion of abs or waistline silouette are produced in such a manner.

Surgical garment is usually recommended to wear for about 4 weeks post surgery to help keep everything tight and help with the healing process. The garment also helps with reducing the post-operative swelling and pain.

You will be up and moving the day of your surgery. Dr. Chahin recommends patients to walk and do gentle movements the day after surgery, as this promotes healthy blood flow and healing. You may return to an desk-type job within 2 days and most patients return to a regular exercise routine between two to three weeks, although they may engage in mild exercise prior to that.

Usually drains are not needed when performing liposuction or liposculpture.

Contrary to popular belief, liposuction is not a weight-loss treatment, rather it is a fat reduction procedure. During liposuction, enough fat is removed to get a proportionate and natural result which is dependent on a variety of factors. The safe amount of fat removal all depends on your unique case. The goal is to remove just the right amount in the right areas to help sculpt the desired area. We adhere to stringent safety recommendations and criteria that specifies not to remove more than 3500 mL in any out-patient surgical setting. Exceeding this volume recommendation could potentially place the patient in danger during and immediate after surgery.