Liposuction Specialist

Darrell L. Henderson, MD -  - Plastic Surgeon

Plastic Surgery Associates

Darrell L. Henderson, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Lafayette, LA

Liposuction (lipo) is the original way to slim and contour your body, particularly in areas that seem entirely resistant to diet and exercise. Because board-certified plastic surgeon Darrell Henderson, MD, has extensive experience in advanced liposuction procedures, you can expect optimal results at Plastic Surgery Associates. Find out if liposuction is right for you by scheduling a consultation at this Lafayette, Louisiana, clinic. Book online or over the phone.

Liposuction Q & A

What is liposuction?

Liposuction, medically known as a lipoplasty, is a way to surgically remove excess fat buildup from targeted body areas. Performed under general anesthesia, liposuction involves making small incisions in your treatment area.

The team at Plastic Surgery Associates inserts a specialized tool into the incisions to help liquefy fat cells, while gently scraping them away from the underside of your skin. They then suction away the fat cells and seal your incisions shut. When performed by a skilled plastic surgeon, liposuction can contour and shape your body, in a safe and effective manner.

Which areas can be treated with liposuction?

Liposuction is beneficial for getting rid of fatty deposits almost anywhere on your body. Some of the most common problem areas Dr. Henderson treats include:

  • Buttocks (banana roll)
  • Abdomen and flanks
  • Upper arms
  • Inner thighs
  • Upper and lower back

Often considered the most popular elective cosmetic procedure in the U.S., liposuction can certainly help tone and sculpt your body with just one minimally invasive procedure. Some men and women pair liposuction with other plastic surgery procedures, such as a tummy tuck or breast augmentation. If you’d like to focus on further contouring, Dr. Henderson can discuss your options with you.

Am I a candidate for liposuction?

Dr. Henderson stresses that liposuction isn’t a weight loss surgery, rather it’s a way to get the body of your dreams and enhance your features once you get close to your ideal body weight. Because you risk gaining weight after a successful liposuction procedure if you don’t already follow a balanced diet and regular exercise routine, you should only consider liposuction if you already have these lifestyle changes in place.

You might also be a good candidate for liposuction if you:

  • Are generally healthy
  • Have fatty deposits or stubborn spots
  • Have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone

It’s equally as important to have a positive outlook and realistic goals for body contouring. Dr. Henderson can review your specific lipo procedure and what you should expect when you come into Plastic Surgery Associates for your consultation.

Schedule your liposuction evaluation at Plastic Surgery Associates today. You can either request an appointment online or call the office directly.