Are You A Candidate For Liposuction?

Liposuction is widely known as a way to surgically remove fat, slim body contours, and improve body confidence. What is not as well known is that liposuction is typically recommended for people who are in generally good health, but have stubborn fat deposits that may be caused by genetics or heredity.

Typically, liposuction is not recommended for extremely overweight persons. Liposuction isn’t a treatment for obesity nor should it be substituted for diet and exercise.

Watch the following video from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to learn more about the specifics of liposuction surgery:

What Liposuction Is Used For

Liposuction targets fatty deposits all over the body including fat on the:

  • Thighs
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Abdomen and waist
  • Upper arms
  • Back
  • Inner knee
  • Chest area
  • Cheeks, chin and neck
  • Calves and ankles

We also use liposuction in combination with many other procedures in our practice, including breast reduction, face lifts, breast lift, and tummy tuck/mommy makeovers.

liposuction charleston scSo, Am I A Good Candidate?

Generally, we recommend patients who want liposuction be nonsmokers who are in generally good health and close to their target weight. If you feel you meet these specifications, then yes you are a good candidate!

We can work with you to help you meet your goals before surgery and answer any questions you may have about liposuction and how to become a good candidate.

Schedule A Consultation in Charleston

If you want to learn more about the procedure or talk with Dr. O’Neill about your options, get in touch with us online or by calling 843-881-2130. Our expert plastic surgeon and cosmetic team can help you decide what type of surgery is best for you based on your overall goals.



Body Plastic Surgery Options

Charleston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Patrick J. O'NeillMany people feel self conscious or unhappy with their body. Body contours may change due to aging, gravity, weight gain or loss, as well as any other situation of accumulating fat and skin. Dr. O’Neill wants every person to feel happy with both themselves and the way they look. We have many body plastic surgery options available in our Charleston, SC plastic surgery office.

Top Body Plastic Surgery Procedures


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Liposuction is a great option for generally healthy people who, even with exercise and diet, can still have stubborn localized fat deposits. Dr. O’Neill uses small incisions to insert a cannula (vacuum tube) to suck out the fatty tissue. Liposuction can be used in conjunction with almost every other procedure, but is also used for the following specific areas:

  • Stomach
  • Thighs
  • Hips & Buttocks
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Neck & Face
  • and more!

Visit our liposuction page or contact us online to learn more about liposuction.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

For a tighter, flatter stomach, Charleston patients can get a tummy tuck procedure. Tummy tucks involve the removal of fat from the stomach/abdomen area and the fat cut out. Tummy tucks also re-firm the abdominal muscles that may have become weakened or separated during pregnancy or weight gain. After final healing and swelling goes down, you will get noticed for your tighter and slimmer body contours!

Visit our tummy tuck page or contact us online to learn more about tummy tucks.

Body Lift

black-dressFor major body contour improvement, full or partial body lifts are available at O’Neill Plastic Surgery. Body lifts are typically for patients who have poor tissue elasticity. Aging, sun damage, weight gain or loss, pregnancy, and heredity can all be factors in damaging the skin’s elasticity. In a body lift, Dr. O’Neill will remove the sagging skin and excess fat to a firmer, more youthful whole body. Body lifts typically target:

  • Abdominal Area (Belly, Sides, Back)
  • Buttocks
  • Groin & Upper Thigh

Visit our body lift page or contact us online to learn more about body lifts.

Schedule Your Body Plastic Surgery Consult in Charleston, SC Today!

If you’re interested in improving your life by reshaping the contours of your body call Dr. O’Neill in Charleston today! Our plastic surgery clinic is located in Charleston, SC on Daniel Island. Contact us using our online contact form or call us at (843)881-2130

Liposuction Information

Liposuction is an extremely popular type of plastic surgery, performed to remove fatty deposits on specific areas of the body. Even in people with good levels of fitness and are overall healthy, some stubborn fat deposits may be extremely hard to get rid off without cosmetic surgery. Dr. O’Neill performs this surgery regularly and his liposuction patients get dramatic, body contouring results, ultimately enhancing self-confidence and body image! Liposuction can also be combined with other procedures for overall body contouring improvement. Typically, people in good health are better candidates for liposuction surgery.

Liposuction Surgery Fat Targeting

Liposuction surgery targets localized fatty deposits all over the body, slimming and reshaping body contours, improving body shape and proportion. These techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the:

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  • Stomach
  • Waist
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Upper Arms
  • Chest
  • Face
  • Calves
  • Ankles

How Does Liposuction Work

The tumescent or super-wet liposuction technique requires an infusion of saline solution with adrenaline and possibly anesthetic prior to removal of excess fat. During the outpatient plastic surgery procedure, Dr. O’Neill will make a series of incisions and inserts the fat-targeting cannula into the fatty deposits. Those fatty deposits are then sucked out using vacuum attached to the cannula.

Schedule A Liposuction Consultation

If you’re interested in learning more about liposuction surgery, call us at (843) 881-2130 or contact us online. Dr. O’Neill and his plastic surgery team will walk you through every step of the procedure, in detail, at our office conveniently located in Charleston, SC on Daniel Island.