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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After my first augmentation I wasn't sure what to expect... the textured gel was not fo me and my boobs look as if they had never had the original operation. The surgeon decided to correct the procedure. Re doing the augmentat ion which meant replacing the textured gel with a smooth gel... READ MORE

Over winter break, I got a breast augmentation surgery by Dr. Kramer in Wauwatosa. She and I thought that I would have to have a breast lift, but she did so well with the breast augmentation that I didn't have too! Hey, anyone that can save me $5k is awesome!!!!!! So, since I was already... 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

I was considering CoolSculpting for my flanks top but was skeptical about its effectiveness on this particular area. The fat here is pretty firm and I don't think the machine would suck it in nicely. I got a sweet deal for tickle lipo (50% off) and decided to go for it. I would discourage... READ MORE

Eeek I'm so excited that I get to start this journey! After lots of researching and a bit of soul searching I've finally decided to take the plunge and have some work done. I'm not doing this because I hate my body, on the contrary, I LOVE it! I've worked hard over the past few years through... READ MORE

Hi Everybody I've decided to detail my liposuction experience here for everyone. It is through reviews on RealSelf that I had my first surgery experience nearly two years ago, and now I'm finally doing Liposuction. My surgery two years ago was to lower my hairline with a doctor in Miami, and... READ MORE

No matter how low my body fat percentage I've always had a tummy and I've always been very self conscious of it. It's finally the right time for me to do surgically what can't be done through working out. But what is the best path for me? Smartlipo, abdominalplasty, or liposuction? After... READ MORE

Ever since puberty I've had a fatty lower belly that I can't get rid of no matter how much I diet and exercise. I currently weigh around 150 which is pretty good for 5'10". If I exercise a lot and eat right I can sometimes get down to 145 but that is lowest I can go without compromising my... READ MORE

I am shaped just like my mother.. A total Apple.. I carry all my weight between my armpits and my waist. I had a breast reduction in 2007.. (Fully covered by medical insurance)..Best decision I have ever made thus far. I am getting liposuction on my back, hips, flanks, waist, upper and lower... READ MORE

After the birth of my second son I knew I wanted to get work done. He was an emergency c-section, but I was advised that I was a candidate for a tummy tuck. So for 13 years I waited in hopes of having 1 more child before I had my procedure done. The baby never came, but treating myself to... READ MORE

I've done a lot of research before actually going through with the surgery. I saw multiple surgeons before deciding on John Burns. The day of the surgery was pretty rough. I started my period and with that comes a migraine. I called and spoke with him and he told me to take my imitrex. I don't... READ MORE

I wanted to get lipo to mainly get rid of my love handles. Eventually I think I will get a tummy tuck and some fake hoohaas. I was worried about down time so I went with tumescent lipo just for the shaping. Personally I don't care right now about my stretch marks because my husband and myself... READ MORE

After a total abdominal hysterectomy at 43 which loosened my abdominal muscles and threw me into menopause, I immediately lost my waistline and over time my figure continued to deteriorate. Exercising 3-4 times a week with a trainer and watching my diet didn't help and I just couldn't get rid... READ MORE

I been wanting to this procedure for a while now but have not build up enough courage to do it so now I just want to feel better about my self and look amazing ..so far I have a few doctors in mind..but doctor duran is who I want to do it but it so hard to make contact with her been trying over... READ MORE

I've always struggled with body image but I've learned to cut myself some slack as I get older because, well... frankly, there are far too many flaws on an older body to obsess over ALL of them! I've accepted my extra weight and my droopy breasts and my gray hairs and little wrinkles but I... 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

I've been on Real self almost a month and I'm in need of a good doctor for lipo! Ive recently gained weight but i HATE my back fat/ love handles but if i lose weight my boobs & butt I've grown which isn't much but i like it will go down as well so i want the lipo to jump start the midsection... READ MORE

I had a tummy tuck just about a year ago. The results are not what I expected, so I am getting liposuction to see if I can achieve my desired results. As you can see from the after photos, my stomach is not flat at all, and I have a protruding right side, th.at developed during recovery. My... READ MORE

Hi girls, so 3 months ago i got full lipo, ab etching, BBL and breast lift with implants in Medellin, Colombia; im going again for the same thing but not boobs anymore since they look gorgeous already, i look incredible for i just want to get my six pack and a shape a little bit more my bootie,... READ MORE

If I was going for it, I was going all the way. No excuses here about kids, exercise, or medical issues. By the time you're 40, even if you weigh the exact same as when you were 27, things tend to shift. Every woman experiences this and deals with it in different ways. The hot bod from your... 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 3,257 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more