Individual results may vary.

Case ID: 1932

Front: Liposuction of the abdomen and love handles

Back: Liposuction of the abdomen and love handles


This Cleveland Plastic Surgery patient was in good shape but had excess back and side fatty tissue that would not come off no matter how hard he worked out. He chose ultrasonic liposuction of the back, sides and abdomen to achieve a more contoured appearance. The procedure was performed as outpatient surgery in Cleveland. 5 liters of fatty tissue were removed without complication.

*Plastic Surgery results can vary from patient to patient and are not guaranteed

The liposuction procedure includes the following steps:

Step 1 – Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include local anesthesia, intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.

Step 2 – The incision

Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions.

First, diluted local anesthesia is infused to reduce bleeding and trauma. Then a thin hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted through the incisions to loosen excess fat using a controlled back and forth motion. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula.

Problem areas that can be addressed with liposuction


Liposuction problem areas

Step 3 – See the results

Your improved body contour will be apparent once the swelling and fluid retention commonly experienced following liposuction subside. Get more information about liposuction results.


Liposuction front and face after