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Liposuction Surgeons in Chattanooga, Tennessee – Liposuction Chattanooga

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Find a Chattanooga Liposuction Surgeon

Liposuction, also known as lipolysis, is very popular among Chattanooga plastic surgery patients; it is an excellent way to sculpt areas of the body and enhance a person's overall appearance. Liposuction eliminates target areas of excess fat on the abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, upper arms and even smaller areas such as the neck or the knees that cannot be shrunk with diet or exercise efforts. Liposuction is traditionally performed using a surgical instrument called a cannula, which breaks up fat before suctioning it from the body. Chattanooga liposuction surgeons who perform traditional liposuction may also offer Lipodissolve, water-assisted liposuction or Coolsculpting, which use elements like laser energy or heat waves to dissolve fat cells so they can be naturally flushed away from the body.

Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

An ideal candidate for liposuction will have isolated areas of fat around the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms or neck. Surgeons who perform liposuction in Chattanooga advise that it is not a weight loss surgery and should not be thought of as one; candidates should be no more than 10-15 pounds from their ideal weight. If someone is significantly overweight and requires surgical intervention, a bariatric surgery procedure such as Lap-Band or gastric bypass is more appropriate. Liposuction is intended to carefully sculpt body parts instead of removing excess mass.

Chattanooga liposuction candidates should maintain a stable weight, not plan to become pregnant or lose a significant amount of weight in the near future and also be in strong general health. Having a circulatory or cardiovascular condition can increase the risk of complications during the procedure or during liposuction recovery.

A Comprehensive Body Makeover

Liposuction may be coupled with another plastic surgery procedure such as tummy tuck in Chattanooga. This is a common combination recommended by many liposuction Chattanooga surgeons, especially for new mothers whose abdominal muscles have weakened during pregnancy and may have small areas of excess fat around the hips, thighs or buttocks. Women who want a complete "mommy makeover" may choose to have liposuction, a tummy tuck and Chattanooga breast augmentation to enhance breasts that have lost volume during breastfeeding.

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Joel A. Williams III, MD, FACS
Williams Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
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