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Liposuction in Huntsville, AL

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Liposuction Procedure

Men and women are both prone to accumulating stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. Excess fat deposits may prevent you from achieving the body contour you desire. Unwanted fatty tissue can contribute to a flabby, undefined appearance, which may prevent you from feeling comfortable and confident in your body. Liposuction is designed to permanently eliminate fat and provide a leaner, more toned body contour.

Dr. Wilson offers liposuction to patients in Huntsville, Alabama.

How Can Liposuction Help?

Liposuction uses vacuum suction technology to remove fat from a wide range of areas on the body. In the right hands, liposuction can target specific areas for highly customized fat removal that enhances your body’s natural contours. While there are various liposuction techniques and technologies, Dr. Wilson prefers to utilize VASERlipo® to achieve more dramatic results that are safer and more effective for patients.

What are the Benefits of VASERlipo®?

High Definition

VASERlipo® uses precision liposuction technology to remove higher concentrations of fat from around the major muscle areas. This muscle-etching technique provides patients with highly defined results. The customized nature of your results ensures new contours that highlight your body’s natural curvature.

Dramatic Fat Removal

VASERlipo® uses ultrasound technology to liquefy and loosen fat, which allows for easier removal. When fat can be more easily removed from stubborn areas, a more dramatic amount of tissue can be eliminated. Patients prefer the consistent and well-defined results that are achieved with VASERlipo®.

Safe and Effective

Dr. Wilson aims to provide each patient with the safest and most effective treatment possible. The ultrasound technology used during VASERlipo® treatments loosen fatty tissue for gentle and even fat removal. This process reduces the risk of complications and provides a more effective treatment than traditional liposuction.


What Areas Can Liposuction Treat?


Fat on the abdomen is one of the most common and stubborn areas of fat accumulation. Excess fatty tissue in the abdominal area can be the result of weight gain, pregnancy, or aging. Abdominal fat accumulation can create a flabby appearance and affect how well clothing fits. Removing abdominal fat helps craft a flatter and firmer abdominal appearance.


Excess stores of fat in the midsection between the ribs and the hips can affect the definition and curves of the waist. It can be difficult to achieve lean definition and attractive curves in the flank area through diet and exercise. Liposuction eliminates the excess fat stores along the flanks to enhance your body’s natural curvature and overall appearance.


Stubborn fat on the thighs can be both unsightly and uncomfortable. Many patients with fatty inner thighs suffer from painful skin irritation caused by chafing. Liposuction slims the thighs, providing relief from your chronic skin irritation. In addition to relieving pain, slimming the thighs can also create a more attractive outer thigh appearance and a “thigh gap,” which many women feel is unattainable through diet and exercise alone.



Aging and weight gain are the most common reasons patients develop sagging, fatty arm tissue. The appearance of “bat wings” can lead both men and women to limit their fashion choices, and in many cases, it ages one’s overall appearance. Liposuction provides customized contouring of the arms for a slimmer, more toned appearance.


Fat accumulation around the neck is a major contributor to facial aging. In addition, fat stores under the chin may prevent you from achieving the slim neck and facial definition you desire. Liposuction can treat stubborn deposits of fat along the neck, creating a more youthful and graceful neck appearance.

Liposuction Concerns


Patients will likely experience bruising and swelling at their incision sites. A compression garment is worn to reduce swelling and to facilitate the healing process. You will need to limit your strenuous physical activities following treatment. Most patients can return to work after one week and resume their normal routine within three weeks. Most major swelling should subside within six weeks, at which time your final results will become visible.


Liposuction uses thin, discreetly placed incisions to reduce scar development. Most incisions are easily covered by clothing or undergarments. However, depending your body’s natural healing process, some mild scarring may develop, which is likely to fade over time.


An anesthetic is providing during your liposuction surgery to eliminate pain. Patients may feel some mild discomfort for the first several days following their procedure. Oral pain medication can be used to treat any associated discomfort.


The cost of liposuction treatment varies from patient to patient. The extent of correction needed, plus geographical location, surgical fees, facility fees, and anesthesia fees can all affect the ultimate cost of your liposuction. A more detailed quote will be provided during your consultation.

 Liposuction Frequently Asked Questions in Huntsville, AL

What type of anesthesia is used during liposuction?

To ensure patient safety and comfort, most liposuction is performed with the patient under general anesthesia.

Are there any risks associated with liposuction treatments?

As with any surgery, there are some risks involved with liposuction. These are rare and include anesthesia risks, numbness, damage to deeper structures, deep vein thrombosis, fluid accumulation, infection, irregularities in contour, loose skin, worsening of cellulite, swelling, and bruising. All of these will be further discussed with you during your initial consultation.

How long does liposuction take to perform?

Your liposuction procedure time will vary depending on the amount of fat being removed and the number of areas being treated. A liposuction procedure can take two hours or more. If you are undergoing an additional combination procedure, such as fat grafting or tummy tuck surgery, you can expect a longer surgery time. You will be under anesthesia throughout your surgery for your comfort and safety.

Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

Ideal candidates for liposuction are in good health, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations of the procedure. Those who experience the best results are at or near their ideal weight and have maintained it for at least three months. If you have sagging skin in your area of concern, a body lifting procedure, such as a tummy tuck, will likely provide you with better results since liposuction does not remove excess skin.

How should I prepare for liposuction?

Prior to your procedure, you may be advised to get closer to your ideal weight. This tends to result in more positive, lasting results. Liposuction works best on healthy individuals who have been unable to lose their final fat pockets through diet and exercise. To help ensure a healthy procedure and healing process, you may also be advised to:

  • Refrain from smoking for at least six weeks
  • Avoid drinking alcohol for at least two weeks
  • Temporarily stop taking certain blood-thinning medications and supplements
  • Start taking on healthy eating and exercise habits

During your consultation, Dr. Wilson will give you detailed instructions on how to prepare for your surgery. Following these instructions closely can help to reduce risk both during and after your liposuction procedure.

How much weight will I lose with liposuction?

Liposuction is not intended to be a procedure for weight loss. In fact, the average amount of weight lost from the procedure is about five pounds. The goal of liposuction is to streamline the appearance of someone who is near their ideal body shape but has stubborn areas of fat that do not seem to go away despite their best efforts.

Should I get liposuction or a tummy tuck?

If you have poor skin elasticity or any sagging skin in your abdomen, a tummy tuck may be a better option for you. A mini tummy tuck will address loose skin and excess fat in the lower abdomen only, while a traditional tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat from the entire abdomen and also tightens loose abdominal muscles.

Can I combine liposuction with other procedures?

Yes. Liposuction is one of the best procedures for controlled fat removal, and so liposuction is often used during body contouring procedures, such as the Mommy Makeover and the Brazilian Butt Lift. If you would like to get liposuction in combination with another procedure, Dr. Wilson will be able to determine if the procedures can be performed at the same time or separately.

What results can I expect with liposuction?

Results from liposuction are permanent unless you become pregnant or you greatly fluctuate in weight. Even if you do gain weight, it will be distributed in a more appealing way than if you had never gotten the procedure. Liposuction does not improve skin quality, nor does it prevent or remove wrinkles and stretch marks. Those who choose liposuction enjoy their more slender physique and increased confidence almost immediately after the procedure.

How can I maintain my liposuction results?

Liposuction is great for removing stubborn pockets of fat, but it cannot prevent additional weight fluctuations which will negatively affect your results. Maintaining your weight with a healthy diet and consistent exercise will help you to prevent stubborn fat pockets from returning.

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