David O. Smith MD, F.A.C.S  |  6545 France Ave. S, #505  |  Edina, MN 55435  |   Call Today: 952.922.0895

Get Rid of Stubborn Fat with Liposuction!



If you’re considering treating stubborn fat with body-contouring, liposuction is a tried and true method that gets proven results. And unlike trendy non-invasive fat-reducing methods like CoolSculpting® that require several treatments over the course of months, liposuction is a one-time procedure that will shape and contour your trouble spots. So don’t wait for your final outcome to slowly show up, get the sculpted figure you want right away with liposuction.

Liposuction for Permanent Results

Liposuction provides such effective results because it is a permanent solution to your weight loss woes.

Once the fatty tissues that are targeted for treatment are removed, they are gone forever. That’s because your body only contains so many of this type of adipose cell. When you gain weight, they grown in size; when you lose weight, they shrink down again. By removing these problematic cells, you’ll no longer have to worry about that particular area developing the same issue again. However, you can still gain weight in the surrounding areas, as well as viscerally, which could lead to awkward bulges and lumps if you don’t continue to diet properly and exercise regularly after the procedure.

Liposuction Options at Smith Plastic Surgery

Dr. Smith understands that not all fat is created equal. Tissues in the neck and face areas require a much different approach to sculpting than the thigh or abdomen do. This is why he offers three different types of liposuction procedures. He can effectively provide personalized fat-reduction safely and efficiently with the following treatments:

  • Syringe Liposculpture – Used for smaller areas like the lower cheeks and neck, this method uses extremely thin and delicate cannulas with attached syringes to meticulously suction undesirable fat.
  • Tumescent Liposuction – This technique involves the injection of a saline solution that contains lidocaine, epinephrine, and antibiotics into the area in order to better facilitate the removal of fat. Then, with custom-designed curved and straight cannulas, Dr. Smith is able to address larger and thicker areas of fatty tissue.
  • Ultrasound Liposuction – A more powerful form of liposuction using ultrasound energy, this approach is perfect for the more fibrous fatty areas, such as the abdomen, flanks, and lower back, as well as the chest for men who suffer from gynecomastia.

What to Expect from the Liposuction Procedure

Dr. Smith performs the liposuction treatment at a nearby accredited surgical center under general anesthesia. He starts with a very small incision in a place that can be easily concealed, like a natural crease or skin fold. He then uses the chosen technique to carefully and thoroughly remove the unwanted cells while shaping the remaining tissues. The length of the procedure will depend on the size of the target area and how many areas are to be treated, and if you’re combining it with another surgery.

A Combination of Procedures

Speaking of combing procedures, liposuction is most often used to complement another surgery these days. It can provide that extra boost to a tissue-tightening treatment such as facelift, tummy tuck, or an arm lift.

Body-Contouring with Liposuction in Edina, MN

Say goodbye to stubborn fat with liposuction. If you would like to learn more about this or any of the other procedures at Smith Plastic Surgery, please contact us for more information or to schedule your consultation today.