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What is the Best Type of Liposuction?

Do you have areas of fat you have struggled without success to get rid of? Liposuction can remove stubborn fat pockets and reveal a more contoured figure. Liposuction technology has advanced tremendously, and you have several options to make sure you achieve the results you want with minimal downtime. Today’s liposuction techniques require less anesthesia, cause less tissue trauma, and require less recovery. 

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a targeted, highly effective way to remove excess or unwanted fat. It works best for people near their goal weight but have areas of fat that their healthy lifestyle has not gotten rid of. Because it can remove that difficult fat and reveal the toned, contoured figure underneath, liposuction has become the most popular cosmetic procedure. Traditional liposuction uses a cannula inserted under the skin to break up and suction out fat, but newer methods remove fat with less trauma. 

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What is the Best Type of Liposuction?

Because each person has different goals, the best type of liposuction will depend on several factors. At Premier Vein & Body By Schwartz, we consider the areas you want to treat, the amount of fat we will remove, and which treatment fits your needs before Dr. Schwartz will recommend the energy modality that he will use. 

Tumescent Liposuction

Triple board-certified surgeon, Dr. Craig Schwartz, performs what is referred to as Tumescent Liposuction, which offers significant benefits over traditional liposuction, which requires general anesthesia. Performed in the office setting instead of a hospital or surgery center, this technique fills the area between the skin and fat with a layer of saline and local anesthetic, separating the fat cells and allowing him to use a much smaller micro-cannula to remove them. The tumescent fluid protects you from bruising and bleeding, providing patients with a faster recovery. 

Vibration-Assisted Liposuction

Also referred to as “Tickle Liposuction,” vibration-assisted liposuction uses gentle, heat-free vibrations that work at the right frequency to break apart fat cells without harming the skin or other tissues. Tickle liposuction has two significant advantages: it can help tighten the skin after treatment, and it works for people with a higher BMI than other liposuction methods. Remember that even this type of liposuction is not intended for weight loss and serves as a body contouring technique. 

Laser Liposuction

Laser liposuction with the ProLipo system makes an excellent choice for smaller, more targeted areas. Dr. Schwartz may use laser liposuction to sculpt and shape smaller areas and add sculpting and contouring to regions like the arms or ab muscles. This type of liposuction uses a thin laser fiber that uses heat to liquefy fat. Suctioning out this liquified fat is much less invasive than breaking up and removing fat cells.  

VASER Liposuction

Dr. Schwartz often prefers this type of liposuction for small, challenging areas like under the chin and around the neck. VASER liposuction uses ultrasound energy that causes fat cells to break down without tissue injury. Removing these liquified fat cells causes minimal trauma, making VASER an excellent option, especially for smaller, more targeted areas. 

Where Can I Have Liposuction?

You can have liposuction almost anywhere on your body where you have excess fat or want to improve your contours. Areas appropriate for liposuction, especially with minimally invasive techniques, include:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Upper arms
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Chin and neck
  • Cheeks
  • Calves
  • Knees
  • Ankles
  • Bra rolls
  • Love handles

If you have unwanted fat anywhere on your body, schedule a consultation to determine if liposuction can help you get rid of it. Liposuction, especially techniques designed to target smaller areas, works almost anywhere. 

What is Recovery Like From Liposuction?

Recovery from traditional liposuction could take several weeks. With minimally invasive methods, most people can return to work and most of their regular activities within a few days. Many of our liposuction patients have the minimally-invasive surgery on a Friday and return to work on Monday. Our tumescent liposuction procedures cause almost no bruising or bleeding, minimizing your recovery time and returning you back to your routine in just days instead of weeks.

Consultations Available Now

To learn more, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at 913-451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves patients throughout the Kansas City metro.

How Long Will Liposuction Results Last?

Fat cells do not grow back, so you will not see them again once they have been suctioned away. Your results will last as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you gain weight after having liposuction, the fat cells remaining in the area can enlarge, affecting your results. 

How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

Liposuction costs vary, but factors that determine your price include:

  • The size of the treatment area
  • The type of liposuction
  • Your location
  • Your provider’s skill and experience

On average, most of our liposuction procedures fall within the $3500 – $6,000 range, but this varies greatly depending on the volume of fat being removed and number of areas treated. For an accurate quote, please visit Dr. Schwartz for a consultation. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Ideal candidates for liposuction are in overall good health and close to their target weight. Liposuction works best as a body sculpting tool, not a weight-loss method. You may be a good candidate if you have no serious health problems and have reasonable expectations. 


*Individual Results May Vary


Read from real patients about their experiences with Dr. Schwartz and his team at Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz.

Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about liposuction, call us at (913) 451-8346 or complete our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you and showing you how Kansas City’s premier body contouring center can help you!

Premier Vein & Body is located in Kansas City, MO and proudly also serves Overland Park, Johnson County, and the entire Kansas City metro area.

** This blog provides general information and discussion about medicine, health, and related subjects. The words and other content provided in this blog, and in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice. If the reader or any other person has a medical concern, he or she should consult with an appropriately licensed physician.

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