Liposuction in Lafayette, LA

Areas of the body that may resist responding to diet and exercise may be corrected with liposuction. At Plastic Surgery Associates of Lafayette, our surgeons perform liposuction on patients in Lafayette, LA, who want a more contoured figure.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is a surgical solution designed to remove fat cells from specific body areas. Liposuction is the most popular elective cosmetic procedure in the United States because it enhances the natural curves of the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, arms, and other problem areas. Since liposuction is not a weight-loss solution, patients who are considering liposuction should be close to their ideal weight.

Benefits of Liposuction

  • Changes the way you look, and the way others perceive you
  • Boost in self-esteem
  • Sculpting areas of body that even exercise and diet don’t seem to impact

Liposuction Procedure

After your liposuction procedure, you may have some swelling, tenderness, and bruising. Most of these symptoms last for only a few days. Prescription medications and compression garments help minimize post-surgical discomfort. Liposuction removes excess fat from the body, improving the contour and proportion of your body. Small incisions are made in the treatment area. A special device or solution then liquefies the fat cells for easy removal. The incisions are small enough that any scarring is hardly noticeable.

Preparing for Liposuction

Some patients see visible results immediately following the procedure, but swelling typically does not allow you to see significant improvement for about three to six weeks. Full results are seen after the healing process is complete, which can take up to six months.

Liposuction Recovery

Liposuction permanently removes your unwanted fat. However, you may develop new fatty deposits that require follow-up treatments. To extend the results of your liposuction procedure, we recommend that you incorporate a healthy diet and exercise into your daily lifestyle.

What Does Liposuction Cost?

We accept most insurance plans and we offer financing options through CareCredit®. The total cost depends on the procedure. After your consultation appointment, we give you a total cost that includes anesthesia, pre- and post-operative care, and other associated costs.  To learn more, call our office today.

What to Expect During your Consultation

We believe exceptional patient care is a right, not a privilege. Several areas will be covered during your consultation, including:

  • Your medical history
  • Discussion of your concerns and goals
  • Explanation of procedure and expected results
  • Customized treatment plan(s)
  • Applicable fees and financing information

Plastic Surgery Associates of Lafayette offers cosmetic treatments using the latest medical advances to patients in entire Acadiana region, including New Iberia, Abbeville, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport, and Monroe. For your private consultation, contact our office today.