Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or body contouring surgery, is a cosmetic surgery that removes excess fat from challenging areas of the body that do not respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction should not be considered as a form of weight loss. Dr. Aisha McKnight-Baron, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon in Marietta, GA considers patients who are already in good health, but need assistance toning trouble areas as good candidates for this procedure. Liposuction can also be used to contour and add definition to the body and it may be used with other surgical techniques to better meet aesthetic goals. With today's advanced liposuction, achieving your dream body has never been easier. Whether you want to look better in a swimsuit or have a more proportioned body, liposuction can be used to treat a number of different needs.
"Liposuction and Fat Transfer - I finally came to a point in my life were I could do something about the shape of my body. So at 54, I decided to really do it. I watched the show "Atlanta Plastic" and was so impressed with talent of the surgeons that I made an appointment for a consultation. After consultation with Dr. Baron I felt so comfortable with her professionalism and warm personable manner I decided to book my surgery. I had liposuction and fat transfer to my buttocks and I am 6 months post-op and feeling fantastic!! My body contour is a success and I absolutely LOVE my results. I did experience some minor complications after surgery however, Dr Baron and her assistant Cathy always listened and were available to see me to address my concerns. I highly recommend Dr. Baron and have already referred her to my family member and friend for their procedures."- L. / RealSelf / Sep 20, 2016
"26 Yr Old No Kids - Kennesaw, GA - Very personable and let me know the potential risks and outcome."- D. / RealSelf / Sep 27, 2016
"I am so glad that chose Dr. Baron. I had a previous consultation but didn't get the feeling of wanting to move forward. As soon as my consultation with Dr. Baron was done I was 100% ready and comfortable to move forward with her. She did an amazing job and I am so happy with my results. She has been there everytime I had a question or concern she made sure she answered or got back to me. Her staff is amazing as well."- A.V. / Facebook / Jul 11, 2017
Liposuction is most commonly performed on the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks and even the neck. The best candidates for liposuction are those who are in good health and experience:
- Excess fat deposits that cannot be altered with diet and exercise.
- Disproportionate areas of the body.
- Good skin elasticity.
What to Expect
Liposuction is usually performed as an outpatient procedure with the patient under local or general anesthesia. During the procedure, one or more small incisions will be made near the treatment site. A thin tube (cannula) is then inserted through the incision to loosen the excess fat, then suctioned out. The length of this procedure varies among patients, but it typically takes between 1-3 hours to complete. Following their procedure, patients should wear a compression garments for the first few weeks to reduce swelling and ensure optimal healing. Patients can expect minimal scarring at the incision site, but with proper scar management, it will be difficult to notice. In order for the results of liposuction to last, the patient should maintain a stable weight through a healthy diet and exercise.
There are several variations on traditional liposuction, including:
- Tumescent liposuction
- Suction-assisted liposuction (SAL)
- Power-assisted liposuction (PAL)
- Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL)
- Laser-assisted liposuction (LAL)
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,000 - $10,000
- Recovery Time
- 2-4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-6 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Remove Stubborn Fat
Stubborn fat deposits can keep you from achieving the body you’ve always wanted. For Atlanta area patients who need assistance getting a slimmer body, schedule a consultation with Dr. McKnight-Baron today. We provide a number of advanced techniques in liposuction that can be matched to the needs and desires of each patient for your best results.