Liposuction with Dr. Mirzabeigi at Atlanta Plastic Surgery
Liposuction is an effective body contouring procedure for reducing excess fat. I recommend this procedure for healthy people who have tried traditional methods of fat reduction and found that certain areas do not respond to diet and exercise. Genetics, age, metabolism, and other factors can cause pockets of fat in all areas of the body difficult to get rid of without the assistance of plastic surgery. Using liposuction, I can target highly specific areas—the waist, the thighs, even the neck or “double-chin”—to help patients reach their goals for their overall appearance.
If you are interested in liposuction or any of the other procedures I perform, contact me, Dr. Michael Mirzabeigi, to schedule a consultation with me at our Atlanta, Cumming, or Canton location.
How do I know if I am a good candidate for liposuction surgery?
If you have stubborn fat that does not respond to diet and exercise, are in good health, have achieved a stable weight, and can access the time and resources necessary for a healthy recovery, you may be a good candidate for liposuction. During your liposuction consultation, we will go over your personal & family medical history, medications, surgical options, cosmetic goals, and outcome expectations to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. It is important to establish realistic expectations of what can be achieved through any plastic surgery procedure, and during your consultation, we can discuss what is possible for you through body contouring.
How long does it take to recover from liposuction?
Most liposuction patients can return to their jobs in a week or less. If you have an active or otherwise physically demanding job, this period may be longer, depending on the nature of your work and procedure. Any soreness, bruising, or swelling from the surgery typically subsides within two weeks, although some swelling may last longer. You will be given a compression garment to assist with your recovery. As I always emphasize, it is vital that you follow any preoperative and postoperative instructions I may give you. This will make your recovery period as brief as possible, minimize any risk of complications, and maximize your likelihood of enjoying the best long-term results that can be achieved.
Can liposuction be combined with other procedures?
It is quite common to combine liposuction with other plastic surgery procedures. Liposuction can be paired with a tummy tuck and/or breast surgery as part of a mommy makeover, or it may be used to refine results after any number of other procedures. Fat transfer procedures, such as the Brazilian butt lift, use liposuction to move fat from one part of a patient’s body to another. Many people choose to combine liposuction with other plastic surgery procedures to help reduce overall costs and total recovery time. During your consultation, we can discuss the logistics of combining any of the procedures you may be interested in.