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Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes areas of unwanted fat from the thighs, abdomen, flanks, arms, back, and chin

Is Liposuction Right for Me?

Even after adhering to a stringent diet and exercise regimen, many people find that there are stubborn pockets of fat throughout their abdomen and thighs that will not go away. While liposuction is an excellent way to remove these stubborn areas of fat, it should not be considered a weight loss procedure. In order to be considered a good candidate for liposuction, you should be close to your ideal body weight and in good health. Your surgeon will go over realistic outcomes that you can expect from liposuction as well as smoking restrictions during your initial consultation.

Your Liposuction Surgery

Before Surgery

Our Chattanooga board certified plastic surgeons will see you in an initial consultation. The consultation offers you an opportunity to meet with the surgeon of your choice and ask questions. Your surgeon will also review your health history and liposuction goals to determine if liposuction, or a combination of body contouring procedures, is right for you. 

Day of Surgery

Your liposuction surgery will be performed in our fully accredited in-office surgical suite or in a same day surgical facility as an outpatient procedure. Generally, a combination of IV sedation and local anesthesia will be used for your procedure. Depending on the number of areas treated, liposuction typically takes 1 hour.  


You can expect to be in recovery for 1 hour after your surgery. After having liposuction, you will be placed in a compressive garment. This garment will help minimize the swelling and bruising that you may experience after having liposuction. This garment is typically worn for one month, after the garment is discontinued, your surgeon will discuss with you your returning to your regular exercise routine. Patients generally return to work 3-5 days following liposuction.

Fees and Financing Information 

At your initial consultation you will have the opportunity to meet with one of our surgery coordinators to discuss fees and payment options. Click here to learn more about financing options available at the Plastic Surgery Group. 

Procedures Commonly Combined with Liposuction

Additional Information

To learn more about liposuction, visit our Liposuction FAQ page. 

Our patient representatives are available to answer your questions and assist you with scheduling a consultation at 423-763-4558 or 1-800-634-3334.