Individual results may vary.

Case ID: 3334

Front: Liposuction of the abdomen and flanks

Left: Liposuction of the abdomen and flanks



This cosmetic surgery patient desired liposuction. She discussed treatment of her flanks, sides and abdomen with Dr. Medalie. Surgery was performed and 4 liters of fatty tissue was removed in an outpatient surgery at University Suburban Health Surgery Center. Her post-operative results were excellent and she was very happy with her new contour.

*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

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 rear and side after

Liposuction front and face after