Previously considered a simple “suction” procedure, techniques have evolved and the current approach is that of lipo-sculpture. Carefully aspirating fat in very specific amounts is done to shape and sculpt the body into a beautiful and pleasing form.

Adjuncts such as Vaser ultrasonic skin tightening can be performed to enhance the result. Lipofilling can also be used to reinject the fat into certain areas to achieve the most amazing results.


The procedure is may be done under local anesthesia or general anesthetic depending on the area of treatment and amount of fat to be removed.

Surgery Duration

Typical duration is 1 – 2 hours. The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis.

Expected Recovery

Pain postoperatively is usually mild. No suture removal is necessary. Expect to be back to work after 7 days. A compression garment needs to be worn for a month.

Disclaimer: The above information and description is a typical generic description. Your own plan of care and procedure may differ from that described above and Dr. Alahdab will fully discuss your customized personal treatment plan with you during consultation. The postoperative progress after any surgery depends on your body’s response and a dynamic treatment plan will be implemented based on how you are healing.