What Does Liposuction Do? - Lawrence Rosenberg, MD Blog

What Does Liposuction do?

If you have persistent fat pockets on your body and you are not able to get rid of them despite all your dieting and exercise efforts, then liposuction may be the remedy to your problem.


Liposuction or Lipoplasty is a procedure in which the unwanted body fat is surgically removed. Normally, a thin tube is used to gently suction the fat out and give you your desired body shape.

With the use of advanced techniques, fat from virtually any part of the body can be removed. The most common areas that patients receive liposuction are the abdomen and waist. But nowadays people are visiting surgeons for removal of bulges under the chin, fat above the knees, thighs, hips, neck, upper arms, and more. Sometimes it can become extremely difficult to lose those pockets of fat, even if the person is living a healthy lifestyle. Liposuction has proved to be an effective solution.

The Procedure

Surgeons create tiny incisions in the target area where they can then insert a cannula. The cannula is used to gently break up and suction out the unwanted fat cells, giving you a more contoured appearance. A patient must wear a compression garment after their procedure to reduce swelling and promote a quick recovery.

Types of Lipoplasty

Modern science has paved the way for less invasive liposuction techniques. With these techniques, the fat is liquified before its removal, which allows for more effective removal and skin tightening benefits. Some of the most popular types of liposuction are:

  • Tumescent Liposuction
  • Ultrasound-assisted Liposuction
  • Laser Liposuction or Smart Lipo

Liposuction Cost

The cost of liposuction procedure varies while depending on several factors like time and effort of the plastic surgeon, charges of anesthesiologist, laboratory fees etc.

The Side Effects

Some of the side effects that a patient might experience after his or her surgery include bruising, swelling, numbness and discomfort. Patients can return to non-strenuous activities after a short period of downtime. The total recovery time can extend from six to eight weeks.

Dr. Rosenberg will make sure that your recovery after the procedure is smooth and you experience minimum discomfort. Contact his office to schedule a consultation and learn more

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Lawrence Rosenberg, MD

Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg is a founding member of The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland. He began his plastic surgery practice in Baltimore after completing 13 years of extensive postgraduate training. Today, he is a distinguished surgeon, expertly performing breast augmentations, breast lifts, liposuctions, tummy tucks, facelifts, facial rejuvenation, and more for patients in the Maryland area and beyond. View all posts by Lawrence Rosenberg, MD

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