No matter how much you diet and exercise, you may still see stubborn pockets of fat that keep you from being completely confident in your body. Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery offers the most advanced treatments to effectively remove fat from the body. Liposuction surgery is a body contouring treatment that reduces pockets of fat from the flanks, tummy, buttocks, and thighs to create a more contoured appearance. This cosmetic procedure at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery can be combined to treat multiple body parts. When we see you for your consultation, Hinsdale, IL board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. George J. Kouris will assess areas of concern so you can attain your aesthetic goals. We will strive to help you feel and look your absolute best.
"Tummy Tuck with Liposuction - Dr. George Kouris and his staff were amazing throughout my whole procedure. They all made sure I understood exactly what was going to be happening, recovery time, medication, and the do’s and dont’s after the procedure. Dr. Kouris and his staff were very supportive and were there for me for any questions or concerns I had. No judgment from him and his staff. I would highly recommend Dr. Kou..."- M. / RealSelf / Feb 26, 2018
Fat removal surgery is a great treatment for those who are at an ideal weight but have stubborn pockets of fat that cannot be lost with diet alone. Women and men considering liposuction should have good skin laxity because liposuction is not a treatment for loose skin. It's also important to understand that liposuction is not a treatment for weight loss. Females undergoing liposuction should have childbearing behind them as this may compromise the outcome. At the time of your consult for surgery, Dr. Kouris will help you set realistic expectations.
Liposuction is completed in an outpatient setting under general anesthesia. A punch-hole incision is placed through the skin so a cannula can be inserted. A cannula is a tool that makes it easier to work loose the fatty tissue that is being suctioned out. After the chosen amounts of fat have been removed, Dr. Kouris will close the small incision. Based on the number of sections treated, your procedure may take several hours. In our recovery area, your post-operation nurse will assist you in managing your pain and look after your treated areas until you are discharged.
What to Expect
You may be in recovery at home from liposuction for several weeks based on the number of treatments performed and the amount of fat removed. It's typical to have bruising and swelling for one or two weeks, and you should have stitches taken out 7 – 10 days after surgery. The most important thing to do following liposuction is to give your body time to recover and rest. Once you go back to work after your surgery, you should do your best to take it easy. To increase your strength and stamina, try light workouts and go for walks as approved by Dr. Kouris. Remember, you may notice some improvements soon after your surgery, but it will take around 6 – 10 months until your new body contour and shape is complete.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does liposuction cost?
The liposuction varies, depending on the technique selected and how many areas are being treated. In your consultation, Dr. Kouris will create your unique treatment plan to meet your needs and goals. He will also consider your budget. When your treatment plan is ready, estimated costs will be discussed. To help make your cosmetic surgery easier to afford, Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery takes several payment methods, and we will help you find low-interest medical financing.
What about nonsurgical liposuction?
There are several nonsurgical procedures to reduce body fat. Although some of these nonsurgical procedures can help patients reduce mild to moderate fat pockets, surgical liposuction is still best for most people. Liposuction surgery produces more dramatic and consistent results. Ask Dr. Kouris about nonsurgical options during your consultation. He can explain the benefits of all your options and help you choose which is best for you.
What about cellulite and loose skin?
Liposuction surgery only corrects excess fat. For loose skin, Dr. Kouris may recommend combining liposuction with a lift surgery. Lipo is often done along with skin tightening surgery, like a tummy tuck, thighplasty, or arm lift, to give you your best results. To correct cellulite, there are many minimally invasive and nonsurgical treatments. During your consultation, talk to Dr. Kouris about all your concerns, like cellulite and loose skin, so your best treatment plan is created.
Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is an invasive surgery, incisions will need to be made and sutured. This will leave scars; however, Dr. Kouris does his best to reduce their appearance. This starts with making small, thin incisions in less visible areas or the natural folds of your body. After your surgery, Dr. Kouris or a member of his team will go over how to care for your incisions so they heal properly and fade.
Will my results last?
Before liposuction, it is important to be prepared to maintain your results. Although liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in an area, you can still lose and gain weight. Dr. Kouris suggests that you be at or close to a healthy weight prior to liposuction. Afterward, it's best to remain within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Getting pregnant after liposuction will also affect your results; however, another surgery, like a mommy makeover, may be done to refresh your body.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,000 - $8,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 – 6 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Look Fit and Toned
Fat removal with liposuction at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery offers both women and men the chance to have annoying fat diminished almost instantly. Without the help of liposuction, it can be difficult to create the slimming outcomes you desire. We can recommend various options for liposuction treatment, depending on your individual desired outcome. We welcome you to call our office in Hinsdale, IL and set up your personal consultation with Dr. George Kouris.