Liposuction

Minimally-invasive fat removal and body sculpting in Nashville & Memphis

Our Boutique Solution to Body Contouring

Liposuction is a time-tested and proven method to remove fat resistant to diet and exercise in a single, minimally-invasive procedure. Our boutique approach ensures it is customized to your specific needs and uses the latest evolution of radio frequency assisted technology. Ideal when combined with BodyTite for additional skin tightening. Please also see Liposuction for Men.

Liposuction is available in Tennessee at NuBody Concepts in Nashville and Memphis. Each fully-equipped plastic surgery center is led by a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience in body contouring and plastic surgery.

 


Each patient is unique. What your treatment will look like is determined by you and the plastic surgeon who you will meet with in a personal consultation.



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Frequently Asked Questions

When we refer to “traditional liposuction,” we mean earlier forms of liposuction when it first became popular. It used manual force using a longer cannula to remove the fat. The procedure we use today, by contrast, uses the gentle power of water to liquefy and flush out the fat, combined with a round of laser energy to sculpt and tighten the skin. This is easier on the body, resulting in less trauma and bruising, and only requires local anesthesia as needed. Also see our Liposuction for Men page.

We offer radio frequency assisted lipolysis (RFAL) to supplement your liposuction procedure for additional skin tightening results. It is a newer form of liposuction that uses radio frequency energy to contract fat cells and tighten the skin. It is an add-on to our liposuction that can achieve up to 35%- 45% skin contraction.

Liposuction is not a weight loss program. The goal is to remove fat cells, not to lose weight, and candidates should be within 30 lbs of their target weight. Liposuction results are best measured in a waistline or pant size reduction. If you are interested in weight loss, learn about the Orbera Gastric Balloon.

CoolSculpting freezes the fat cells so that your body can subsequently flush them out naturally (meaning through your bodily functions). It’s a non-invasive procedure that requires several repeat treatments to be effective. Liposuction, by contrast, is a one-time procedure that eliminates the fat all at once. Compared to fat removal with CoolSculpting, liposuction achieves much more visible results.

Liposuction requires the insertion of a tiny cannula under your skin, through which the water is flushed through the tissue to break down the fat cells. To insert this cannula, your plastic surgeon makes several incisions in your skin. These incisions are very small and generally do not require stitches (though some surgeons may place sutures as needed). They are highly unlikely to leave any scars.

We generally advise patients to wait 1-2 weeks before resuming strenuous exercise. However, you’ll be able to return to your day-to-day activities as tolerated the day after the procedure.

The movement of the cannula under your skin can cause slight discomfort. Depending on your needs and preference, pain relief can be provided anywhere from light to heavy sedation, or no sedation at all. Ironically, non-invasive treatments like fat freezing can cause more pain as they are performed without a local anesthetic.

Bruising and swelling are typical side effect of liposuction. How much of it you experience in the days after your procedure depends on your body. Our customized procedure typically causes only minor bruising and swelling, because the use of water instead of physical force keeps any disruption of tissue to a minimum.

No. Your liposuction at NuBody Concepts is done while you are awake and comfortable. Any discomfort will be alleviated with local anesthesia and IV sedation as needed. Your recovery is typically fast, allowing you to resume most day to day activities within 24 hours.

Yes. Liposuction does not interfere with your future ability to have children. Also, the fat that is removed with liposuction will not come back to the treated area(s) even if you become pregnant.

There are two key differences:

a) Men and women often have different types of fat. Men tend to more often have so-called visceral fat, which lies under the muscle and cannot be removed with liposuction. Which type of fat you have is easily determined by the plastic surgeon in your personal consultation.

b) Liposuction is an excellent procedure for male breast reductions, especially when radio frequency assisted liposuction is added on. You may not need a surgical reduction with a longer recovery, if your fat can be removed and your skin tightened with liposuction. Again, what works best for you is easily determined in a personal consultation.

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