Liposuction

Are you considering safe liposuction in the Atlanta or Marietta area?

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When diet & exercise isn’t enough,
eliminate your trouble spots or unwanted fat. Imagine a new you!

When they want Liposuction information in Atlanta, Atlanta and Marietta residents trust the skilled and experienced board certified plastic & cosmetic surgeon at Georgia Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for body sculpting using the latest and proven techniques in Atlanta Liposuction. Dr. Okoro is a Board certified expert in all the different techniques of liposuction, including Smartlipo™, Laser, ultrasonic assisted liposuction, tumescent, & power assisted liposuction. We offer men and women affordable liposuction in Atlanta. We now offer weekend liposuction procedures. Call for details.

Liposuction is sometimes called lipoplasty, suction lipectomy or even liposculpture. This body contouring procedure is intended for both men and women and improves various shapes and proportions by removing undesirable fat deposits. The procedure is meant for body contouring. It is not a treatment of obesity. During liposuction, a specialized micro suction tube is inserted through a very small incision. Using gentle suction, fat cells are removed through this tube. Once removed, the fat is permanently removed. The best part is that there are no stitches! Loose inches immediately. There is little or no downtime. Call or email us today!

WHY GET LIPOSUCTION?

  • You have tried everything including diet and exercise, and still have stubborn areas of fat that will not go away.
  • Liposuction is safe, quick and affordable
  • There is minimal down time
  • The fat is permanently removed. The fat does not come back!
  • Liposuction can jump start your exercise program

Thigh Liposuction

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Before After Before After

ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR LIPOSUCTION?

The best candidates for liposuction & body sculpting are men and women who:

  • are in good health.
  • have tried diet and exercise.
  • have distinct areas of localized fats.
  • have realistic expectations.
  • realize that liposuction is not a treatment for obesity

Waist line or Love handle Liposuction

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WHAT AREAS ARE TREATED BY LIPOSUCTION?

They following areas can safely undergo liposuction

  • Neck / Chin
  • Chest / Breast
  • Abdomen (Stomach area)
  • Waist / Love handle
  • Bra rolls
  • Back
  • Hips
  • Thigh (Inner and outer)
  • Knee, and legs

For best results, Dr. Okoro will blend treated areas with adjacent area. While liposuction can dramatically enhance contours in areas that do not respond to diet and exercise, it is not a treatment for obesity.

In fact, liposuction is most successful in patients with good skin tone who are at or near their ideal body weight.

WHICH FAT IS REMOVED BY LIPOSUCTION?

There 2 types of fat in the body. Only the Subcutaneous Fat is removed by the body.

  • Subcutaneous Fat: The fat that lies just under the skin; it acts as a buffer to support the skin and is an energy storage material. This is the fat treated with liposuction
  • Visceral Fat: This is the fat that is packed around the organs. Visceral fat is not accessible by liposuction and can only be reduce by diet and exercise or after bariatric weight loss surgery. Visceral fat is highly associated with diabetes, hypertension, cancer etc.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING CONSULTATION?

During your consultation, Dr. Okoro will review with you the different liposuction techniques that are in use today. To determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction, Dr. Okoro will review your health history and perform an examination during your consultation. He will assess skin laxity, fat deposits, and existing contours. We will also take preoperative photos during your visit. During the consultation, Dr. Okoro will understand your goals and desires and he will review available options and techniques to meet those goals.

WHAT IS LIPOSUCTION SURGERY?

Essentially all liposuction procedures involve the injection of liposuction fluid, also known as tumescent fluid. This injected solution minimizes bruising and blood loss and also helps control postoperative pain. Liposuction performed with this solution is often called tumescent liposuction. In addition, liposuction is also characterized by the technology that disrupts fat. Traditional liposuction, often referred to as suction-assisted liposuction or SAL, involves removing fat with a cannula attached to a suction apparatus. Power-assisted liposuction, or PAL, is similar except that the cannula vibrates to increase efficiency. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction, or UAL, incorporates sound wave technology to disrupt fat and can be helpful in dense, fibrous tissue.

Laser-assisted liposuction is a more recent technique and utilizes laser energy to liquefy fat. Despite these unique properties, all liposuction techniques require several very small incisions to insert the associated cannula.

Dr. Okoro will outline the advantages and disadvantages of these different techniques as they relate to your treatment goals. We usually perform liposuction as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia without or without sedation. It can also be performed under general anesthesia, depending on the extent of treatment. We instruct all liposuction patients to wear a compression garment after surgery to reduce swelling. Bruising and numbness are variable but always temporary. Light exercise is encouraged soon after surgery but strenuous activity is limited for at least several weeks. Patients may drive and return to work once they discontinue narcotic pain medicine.

HOW IS IT DONE?

We offer both awake and twilight sedation liposuction. Some people prefer to go to sleep for their liposuction. Dr. Okoro will discuss all of this options with you during your consultation.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The cost of liposuction varies based on the extend of your surgery and the cost of any additional surgery. The average cost of liposuction is around $2000. Remember, the total cost depends on the number of areas needing liposuction. Everyone is different. The best way to know the cost of your liposuction is to be evaluated during a consultation.  To make liposuction affordable for you, we offer patient financing plans, so be sure to ask.

Most health insurance plans will not cover liposuction, related complications or another surgery to revise the appearance of your body. Please review your health insurance policy.

YOUR SATISFACTION INVOLVES MORE THAN A FEE

When choosing the best cosmetic surgeon for liposuction, remember that the surgeon’s experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery. Dr Okoro takes his time to understand your goals and desire for the best long term outcome. Your safety and satisfaction are very important to him.

WHAT IS DR OKORO’S EXPERIENCE WITH LIPOSUCTION?

Dr. Okoro has performed over a thousand liposuction procedures. Due to his previous experience with liposuction surgery, Dr. Okoro is exceptionally qualified to present you with safe liposuction options during your consultation, and you will leave our office with a clear understanding of any proposed treatment plan. You will have the opportunity to review photos of his previous patients. Dr. Okoro is an expert on liposuction. On average, he performs about 10 liposuction cases per week. He probably does more liposuction than the majority of plastic surgeons in the Atlanta area.

WHY COME TO DR. OKORO OFFICE?

  • Dr Okoro is an experienced board certified Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon (Not just a cosmetic surgeon. Did you know that any physician can call him / herself a cosmetic surgeon without any formal training)
  • Dr Okoro is an expert in Liposuction (He performs about 10 – 12 Liposuction cases per week)
  • Dr. Okoro will evaluate you in consultation to make sure you are getting the correct procedure (No sales Person)
  • Dr. Okoro will see you himself during all your followup appointments
  • Our Assurance policy is unbeatable
  • We provide cosmetic insurance (CosmetAssure Participating Physician)
  • Our Safety profile
  • We have no hidden fees.
  • Your fee includes all follow up and care
  • We will treat you like family

OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LIPOSUCTION

Will the fat removed come back? 

After puberty, the body does not create new fat cells. The fat that is removed from liposuction is permanently removed. It does not come back. However, the remaining fat may get bigger if you gain additional weight.

Is liposuction painful?
Liposuction is not a painless procedure. During the procedure, you will receive pain medicine, and relaxing medicine and antibiotics. The tumescent fluid also provides numbing of the liposuction area. Many of our patients say that they would do it again.

There is some discomfort after the procedure. We will provide pain medication to help you with any discomfort after the procedure.

For more information about liposuction/liposculpture or to schedule a confidential consultation please call us or email us today!

 

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