Candidates for Liposuction

Liposuction removes undesirable, subcutaneous fat in isolated areas that do not respond to diet and exercise. These areas include the hips, thighs, abdomen, knees, neck, and arms. Liposuction is most successful in people with good skin tone who are near normal weight but have localized fatty deposits. It is not a treatment for obesity and only intended to produce a more flattering figure by improving contours and proportions.


*Individual Results May Vary 


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Performed at our private AAAHC accredited surgical center, under general anesthesia, the procedure involves small incisions through which a cannula, or hollow tube, is inserted to break-up and remove the fat beneath the skin. Several areas can be suctioned at one operative setting, although there is a limit to the amount that can be removed safely at one time.

Improve body shape by removing exercise-resistant fat deposits performed using the tumescent technique, in which targeted fat cells are infused with a saline solution local anesthetic before liposuction to reduce post-operative bruising and swelling. Common locations for liposuction include chin, neck, upper arms, abdomen, hips, thighs, and knees. The procedure will last 1-2 hours or more.

Results & Recovery*

Post-operatively, patients will be bruised and swollen, and this will likely last several weeks. A compression garment is worn for several weeks to minimize fluid accumulation and facilitate skin settling. Typically you can plan to go back to work after 1 week but must refrain from strenuous activity for 2-4 weeks. You will be able to visualize your final results in 1 to 6 months, or more.

*Individual Results May Vary 

Take the Next Step – Request A Consultation

To learn if you’re a candidate for a Liposuction procedure, simply fill out the form on this page to request a consultation at Pittman Plastic Surgery in Athens, GA.  Pittman Plastic Surgery serves the northeast Athens metro region. (706) 549-3203

*Individual Results May Vary