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Liposuction in Nashville, TN

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic body sculpting procedures. Drs. MaDan and Hueneke recommends liposuction for men and women who have small areas of fat that do not indicate the need for more extensive surgery. Liposuction may be combined with surgery to refine the results of your tummy tuck, gynecomastia surgery, and other body procedures.

Liposuction involves making small incisions in the skin to access the fat layer. The incisions are small enough that sutures are generally not required. A flexible tube is inserted through the incision, and the tube is used to dislodge and suction out the fat. Both Dr. MaDan and Dr. MaDan use various techniques to help with the fat removal, such as using energy sources to melt the fat prior to removing it with the cannula. The doctors will use Renuvion®, a cutting-edge minimally invasive skin tightening treatment, to reduce lax skin around the face and body without the need for general anesthesia or a lengthy recovery period.


What is the Cost of Liposuction?

The average cost of liposuction does vary by patient. We can discuss the details of your cost for liposuction at the time of your consultation. For your convenience, Plastic Surgery Affiliates offers financing options for qualified patients.

What Are the Benefits of Liposuction?

  • Removes small areas of fat
  • Can be combined with body contouring surgery
  • Generally does not require sutures
  • Allows for a refined sculpting of body fat, such as in the abdominal area and chest where muscle contours should be accentuated

What is the Recovery Time for Liposuction?

When performed alone, liposuction requires little recovery compared to body contouring surgeries that require the removal of fat and skin. You will need to avoid placing pressure on the area for a few days or longer. Common symptoms after liposuction are tenderness, swelling, bruising, and moderate discomfort.

Liposuction FAQs

Does skin tighten after liposuction?

During the recovery process, the skin will naturally tighten and should reduce loose skin. However, the extent of this tightening will depend on a number of factors, including the age of the patient and the amount of fat that was removed during liposuction. Patients who are interested in skin tightening may want to combine or follow-up their liposuction treatment with skin tightening services.

How many sizes do you lose with liposuction?

Generally, patients lose one to two sizes with liposuction, although this will vary depending on the patient’s size, treatment goals and personalized treatment plan. In many cases, patients find that liposuction gives them the mobility and motivation to continue losing weight, which can result in continued changes after the liposuction treatment.

How long will my stomach be swollen after liposuction?

After liposuction, swelling is most severe within the first few days of treatment, and will begin to fade substantially after the first two weeks. Some minor swelling may persist for another month or two after this, but it is generally only noticeable to the patient. You can expect a full recovery within three months.

How much do you have to weigh to qualify for liposuction?

There is no minimum weight required for liposuction. Patients who are interested in liposuction should be within about 20 to 30 pounds of their ideal weight. Generally, patients with a BMI between 18 and 30 are good candidates for liposuction.

Is it harder to lose weight after liposuction?

Liposuction has no direct benefit to weight loss. However, many patients find that liposuction helps them feel better about themselves and about being physically active. This often results in increased motivation to lose weight, which in many cases, does make it easier for a person to lose weight. Therefore, if liposuction motivates you to improve your health habits, then it can lead to successful long-term weight loss.

If you are looking for a plastic surgeon for your liposuction procedure in Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Smyrna, and the nearby areas of Tennessee, entrust your care to Drs. MaDan and Hueneke, plastic surgeons with more than 20 years of combined experience. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.