What Areas of the Body Can be Improved With Liposuction?

By: Dr. Nana Mizuguchi


If you are looking for ways to slim and tone your body, and you have already exhausted your list of healthy diets and physical exercise routines, liposuction may be the right solution for you. At Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery, dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi can help you achieve your body contouring goals, so you look and feel amazing. Dr. Mizuguchi utilizes the latest liposuction technology and customizes cosmetic treatment plans for individuals residing in and around Louisville, KY.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a minimally invasive cosmetic surgical technique that uses suction technology to strategically remove fat from problem areas. Liposuction removes fat cells while preserving the surrounding tissues to slim and tone the patient’s physique. At Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery, each liposuction treatment plan is customized to meet patient’s unique aesthetic goals.

What are the benefits of liposuction?

Liposuction can be performed using local or general anesthesia, which makes the procedure virtually painless. Other benefits of liposuction include:

  • Long-lasting body contouring results

  • Slimmer and more toned appearance

  • Minimal scarring

  • Fast recovery time

What areas of the body can be improved with liposuction?

Liposuction is typically used to remove fat deposits in common problem areas, including the:

  • Arms

  • Buttocks

  • Hips

  • Abdomen

  • Thighs

  • Back

These fat deposits are generally challenging to get rid of with regular diet and exercise routines. Patients may choose to have one or multiple areas treated during one liposuction appointment.

Can liposuction be paired with other cosmetic surgeries?

To optimize your liposuction results, Dr. Mizuguchi may recommend supplemental cosmetic procedures. Tightening loose or sagging skin or removing cellulite may produce a firmer silhouette and smooth your complexion. If you have additional cosmetic concerns that liposuction does not address, consult with Dr. Mizuguchi and explore your options in Louisville, KY.

Am I an ideal candidate for liposuction?

Ideal candidates for liposuction are interested in diminishing fat deposits that won’t go away with traditional diet and exercise. Patients must also be at a healthy weight and have realistic expectations for their results.

Liposuction is a body sculpting technique and is not a substitute for weight loss. Dr. Mizuguchi will review your medical history and help you ascertain if you can safely undergo liposuction treatment. Patients who are pregnant or want to become pregnant in the future should delay liposuction treatment to avoid compromising their results.

What is the surgical procedure like?

Liposuction is completed in an accredited surgical center in a private treatment room. Each treatment area is sanitized prior to any incision. Liposuction takes approximately 1 – 2 hours to complete but can take longer if there are numerous treatment areas or if you are combining liposuction with other cosmetic procedures, like skin tightening or cellulite removal. A small tube is inserted into each treatment area, and fat is removed via a specialized suction pump. Liposuction is generally an outpatient procedure, and patients can return home the same day.

What is the recovery process like?

Patients should expect some swelling, bruising, tenderness, and redness, which resolves within 1 – 2 weeks after treatment. Optimal healing takes place over the course of several weeks. Scars are often minimal in size and can be concealed in the natural creases and folds of your skin. However, to diminish the appearance, one of our team members at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery will provide you with aftercare instructions for your incisions and scar management.

How long will it take to notice results?

Once the swelling and bruising subside, the beginning stages of your results may be noticeable approximately three weeks after surgery. Patients will notice fuller results within several months, depending on the size of each treatment area. To maintain long-lasting results, patients should adopt healthy lifestyle choices and avoid extreme weight fluctuations in the future.

Where to go to learn more about liposuction

Individuals residing in or around Louisville, KY who are interested in learning more about liposuction can contact our team at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery and schedule a consultation today. Dr. Nana Mizuguchi is a dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon who can develop and perform customized liposuction procedures that produce beautiful results.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.