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:

  • Back
  • 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.

A picture of Patrick J. O’Neill, MD wearing his doctor attire.

About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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