Liposuction

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Liposuction is an invasive procedure used to improve body contour by removing areas of fat that've been resistant to diet and exercise. It's important to note that lipo is not intended to significantly reduce weight, cellulite, or sagging skin. Here's how it works: Thin tubes called cannulas are inserted into the body, dislodging fat deposits that are then suctioned out. Lipo can be done on various body parts including the abdomen and waist, hips and thighs, and the cheeks, chin, and neck.
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OMG Ladies and gents I have waited an eternity for this procedure and I finally worked up the courage to pursue my dream of a flat tummy and perfect backside. I have been struggling with my weight for as long as I can remember at times I'm slim then the next I'm chubby. Between being a ... READ MORE

Wanna get this fat off me so I can dress sexy & feel confident!! I hope I'm happy with my results!! I plan to keep this weight off by eating healthy & exercise daily!! I want this for me & my 6 yr old so I can play with him while he's still young & help him become more active & eat heathy!! My... READ MORE

My transformation journey started in June 2013 when I finally decided to lose the 100+ pounds I had been carrying for too many years. Although I had a few ups and downs on the scale, how I lost the weight was through a change in my eating and exercise habits. After a steady progression and... READ MORE

Hey everyone, I've been browsing and now that I've paid half my surgery I thought I'd introduce myself instead of being a creep and stalking everyone's page. I'm Alex, 5'7 weighing 172, pre op measurements are 38-31-48 (my butt is already big) I'm just wanting lipo to sculp my waist. I've been... READ MORE

Hello All, I am scheduled for surgery on 4/21/16. I have seen some very nice results on Realself and I am very hopeful that I get the results I have long awaited for. I will add photos a few days before my surgery. I look forward to sharing this part of my journey with you and following yours as... READ MORE

Lipo to abs and flanks with fat transfer to calves and Unthera with Dr. Andrew Kornstein, 86st NYC Hello everyone! First off I love this site. Thank you for all whom contributed with reviews. These reviews are really helpful and hopefully my review will help more to come. Scheduling an... READ MORE

So no matter what weight I've been I've never been happy with my upper arms so I've usually kept them covered even in warm weather. I did seem to have extra fat in that area which was really not in proportion with the rest of my arm and I was also really not happy with the shape, my arm went... READ MORE

A little nervous about posting, but because I'm reading your experience, it's only fair I share. I started thinking about this seriously summer of 2015. I could have done it then but chickened out. So I'm going for it in about a month. Still nervous, but will be ok. My kids are supportive and... READ MORE

I have decided to travel to the DM for some aggressive liposuction abdomen, back, flanks also adding inner thighs and arm/armpits and a possible BBL(I have a somewhat big butt they say but for me I need it to be fuller more shape it doesn't have a good shape to me although it still looks great... READ MORE

I am preparing to have liposuction surgery on my flanks and hips and I would like to document my journey for you with details, measurements and photos to the best of my ability. After reading many reviews here on realself- I now know exactly what people are looking to see in reviews about... READ MORE

I'm a 36-28-35, which is a royal pain for picking out well-fitting clothing. I'm a relatively healthy person who exercises on the regular, but I've got a stubborn pocket of fat on my stomach and love handles. I'm interested in lipo to help me trim around my waist enough to comfortably fit my... READ MORE

So, I'm finally doing it. A few years ago, I lost about 100#. Even then, I had back rolls. Not biscuits, big buttery ROLLS. I've since gained about 30#, but I'm holding steady. Still, I decided I want the rolls gone, and since I had so much to work with, I thought I'd go ahead and buy the... READ MORE

Had liposuction on the waist with Dr. Carlos Castaneda on 4/14. Didn't have too much fat but isolated parts on the hips. Can't tell final results but his previous photos look amazing. So far just bruising amd swelling. Only used one stitch to get to both sides which I thought was impressive.... READ MORE

After much consideration I finally did my inner thigh, abdomen and flanks lipo on Tuesday afternoon 4/19, I have never been a skinny girl and I was always concious about my body especially when wearing shorts. Today is day 5 and so far I'm happy with the results I see and hope to be even happier... READ MORE

I'm a 30 year old female that has battled with large and saggy arms my whole life. My grandmother had them so bad, they would flap in the wind. Thanks, babciu. My weight has also frequently fluctuated throughout my life, so I do have a lot of extra skin with pockets of fat. My boyfriend and I... READ MORE

I been wanting to do surgery on my imperfections since before this has become such a big thing now! About 20 years old,7 years ago. Only thing that has changed through my years has been what I've wanted done! My recovery wasn't the best but I believe a lot has to do with my pre-op care, which is... READ MORE

Early thirties female. 5'8, -/+ 150 lbs. I had a small banana roll beneath my buttocks from lipo I had done many years prior that bugged me. I wanted a touch up and Dr. Tarshis said it'd be easy to fix. What used to bug me a little aesthetically; what he said would be no problem to fix, turned... READ MORE

I'm 36 years old, I had a paniculectomy done in 2014 for medical reasons. Needless to say I wasn't pleased with the outcome. Now after some I have decided to get smart Lipo to try and get rid of the roles on my back, smooth out my tummy some more and lessen the appearance of the dog ears I was... READ MORE

Yes!! Deposit paid for my LIPO and a little more enhancement-::J))))))). I’m on to my next enhancement for 2016. I met Dr. Davoudi last year around spring but wasn’t quite ready. I had my scheduled consultation with him today and it went great! What is great? Interpersonal skills, staff enc... READ MORE

Hello my RS dolls! Let me first thank ALL of the dolls that have posted their "real self" and their journey! I will try to keep this as brief as possible! First let me express my sincere appreciation for Real Self, and ALL the Dolls who have shared their "real-self;" facilitating us future... READ MORE

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How much does Liposuction cost?

The typical cost for Liposuction ranges from $1,200-$8,533 with an average cost of $5,975. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 3,261 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more