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Liposuction in Birmingham, AL

Liposuction has been used for several decades to eliminate excess fat. Dermatologists of Birmingham offers the latest technologies for liposuction fat removal. Men and women in Birmingham, Alabaster and surrounding areas in Alabama are thrilled with the results.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a technique that is used for removing excess fat on the face and body. Several techniques can be used for liposuction, and each has advantages. Dermatologists of Birmingham offers tumescent liposuction for men and women. This procedure helps with extra fat on the face, love handles, abdomen, buttocks, chest, arms and thighs. Tumescent liposuction is considered one of the safest and most effective techniques for fat removal.

Benefits of Liposuction

Tumescent liposuction at Dermatologists of Birmingham:

  • Does not require general anesthesia
  • Reduces recovery and downtime
  • Is FDA approved for removing fat from the face and body
  • Requires only tiny incisions, so scarring is minimal

How Does Liposuction Work?

The general technique behind liposuction is to dislodge excess fat from the skin. When liposuction was first introduced, this required the surgeon to use aggressive movements to scrape fat from the deep layer of skin. This resulted in extensive tissue trauma, a lengthy recovery and inconsistent results. The next advancement was the development of injectable solutions that melt fat cells, such as tumescent liposuction. During the procedure, we inject the solution into the fat, and then use a cannula to suction the fat out of the body. The cannula is a thin tube that is inserted through tiny incisions.

What to Expect from Liposuction

You will feel sore after the procedure, and we recommend that you rest at home for a few days. Tumescent liposuction produces less bruising compared to other techniques, so this should resolve within one to two weeks. The area may also have some swelling during that time.

If you work in a profession that requires mostly sitting, you can return to work after two days. You should gradually return to your normal activities to minimize any discomfort and swelling.

How Much Does Liposuction Cost in Birmingham?

Liposuction is a cosmetic body sculpting procedure to reduce unwanted fat from the face and body. As such, it is not covered by your medical insurance. After the consultation, we discuss the cost of your treatment, as well as our payment options that include cash, checks and major credit cards. You may qualify for financing as well.

Liposuction is a surgical technique that is used to remove excess fat that is stored in the deep layers of your skin. If you have tried to eliminate excess fat with diet and exercise only to have lackluster results, we recommend that you find out if liposuction is an option. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.

*Individual results may vary.