Alternative Names : Liposculpture, Lipoplasty, Laser Lipo, Lipo, SAFE Lipo

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Summary of Liposuction

Cost :
$7,500+ (First Area) + More for additional sections
Surgery Length:
1 - 3 Hours
Anesthesia :
Local or General Anesthesia
Recovery :
2 - 3 Days - Return to Work
4 - 6 Weeks - Full Activity
While diet and exercise is a great way to shrink areas of stubborn fat, it doesn’t actually remove the fat cells from your body. Liposuction is a procedure that can reshape almost any area of the body by removing excess fat deposits. This procedure is less invasive than most surgical procedures, and leaves a very small scar, making it an ideal procedure for those who would like to sculpt their figure without the intense recovery time.

The SixSurgery team is renowned for their liposuction technique, both as stand-alone procedures or in addition to other body contouring surgeries. SixSurgery uses the SAFELipo technique as it is regarded worldwide as the best technique to avoid tell-tale lumps and bumps of other liposuction techniques.

Liposuction Benefits

Permanently Remove Fat Cells
Natural Results
Remove Fat Diet & Exercise Can’t
Reveal Muscle Tone Hidden Behind Fat
Add ons: Abs & Tightening
Customized to Your Body Type!
Immediate Results
1 > Week Downtime
Lower Risk of Serious Health Issues
Boost Self-Esteem
See Our Results
Liposuction of love handles and bra lines. After photo at 6 weeks after surgery.
Neck liposuction to improve the jawline contour. After photos take at 3 months.

What is Liposuction

Liposuction is a procedure that reshapes almost any area of the body by using various surgical methods to remove excess fat deposits. The procedure is much less invasive than other fat-reducing methodologies, which makes it a popular choice for those looking to enhance their appearance.
Step 1
Your surgeon will make several small inconspicuous incisions on the targeted areas. A diluted local anesthesia solution will then be infused in order to reduce the bleeding and control pain. A thin, hollow tube called a cannula is then inserted through the incisions to loosen the excess fat, which will then be aspirated from the body.
Step 2
The remaining fat cells are then equalized to create a smooth result and prevent irregularities. Drains may be placed in the incision areas to reduce fluid buildup and swelling. Finally, a compression bandage or garment may be placed on the areas in order to help reduce the swelling.

Liposuction Difference

SixSurgery has performed thousands of liposuction procedures to date, both as stand-alone procedures or as procedures in addition to other body contouring surgeries. We mainly use the SAFELipo technique as it is regarded worldwide as the best technique to avoid tell-tale signs of liposuction.
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Are You a Candidate?


Age is not a major consideration for liposuction, however, older patients with loss of skin elasticity may not achieve the same results as a younger patient.
Is Liposuction right for you?

Realistic Expectations

Liposuction is best used to address stubborn pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise, and not for overall weight loss.

Medical Concerns

Liposuction carries greater risks for patients that suffer from medical problems such as poor blood circulation, lung or heart disease, diabetes, etc.

Types Of Liposuction - Tools and Variations:

Tumescent Liposuction is the most widely used form of liposuction. In this procedure, the area that is being treated is injected with a mixture of sterile salt water to help remove fat, anesthetic (lidocaine) to relieve pain, and epinephrine to constrict the blood vessels to reduce bleeding. Small incisions are made in the skin, and then a small cannula (a small tube) is used to suction out the fats and fluids. This procedure results in less blood loss and bruising than other procedures.
Super-Wet Technique
The super-wet technique requires the injection of a volume of dilute local anesthesia that is less than half the volume used for the tumescent technique. Surgical blood loss with the super-wet technique is greater than the tumescent technique but significantly less than the wet technique.
SAFE is an acronym for Separation, Aspiration, Fat Equalization – the three stages of the SAFELipo technique. A variation on the Power Assisted Liposuction technique, this procedure is quickly becoming the most popular liposuction technique because of its ability to reshape the body in a safe and effective manner. It is widely considered the best technique to provide a safe, natural-looking liposuction result without the tell-tale signs of surgery, such as lumpy skin.
Power Assisted Liposuction
Power-Assisted Liposuction is the tool we use in the SAFE Lipo technique. It is a vibrating cannula used to remove fat from tough, fibrous areas. Power-Assisted Liposuction usually causes less pain and swelling, as it allows your surgeon to remove fat with great precision. This procedure is particularly effective on smaller areas like arms, knees and ankles.
Ultrasound-assisted Liposuction (UAL) – VASER
This method uses ultrasonic vibrations to turn fat cells into liquid. We are excited to be the first to introduce the latest generation of VASER, a tool that allows us to offer Hi-Def Liposculpting to our patients.
Laser-assisted Liposuction (LAL)
This method uses laser energy to liquefy fat cells. It is associated with an increased risk of lipo burns, and because it melts fat, it is not suitable for fat transfer procedures such as a BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift) or fat transfer to breasts.

Cost of Liposuction

Please NOTE these are estimates and actual fees can vary greatly as the fee quoted will be based on your size, BMI, estimated amount of fat removed and estimated time required to perform the procedure.
Cost Breakdown: $7,300 + (First Area), + $2,500 – $7,000 (for each additional area)
Lipo Packages
  • Total Abdomen: $ 8,500 (Incl: Upper And Lower)
  • Lipo360: $ 17,800 + (Incl: Abdomen, Love Handles, BraRolls)
  • Total Thigh: $ 12,600 (Anterior And Medial Thigh)
Liposuction Packages are available and save up by getting multiple body areas.
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Recovery Time of a Liposuction Surgical Procedure

Recovery Supplies

You may also be required to wear tight compression garments or elastic bandages for several weeks to help reduce swelling and to compress the skin to accentuate the new body contour. See Recovery Market Post-Surgery Lipo Recovery Kits for high-quality products. Heal with not only less pain, but smoother more dramatic contours. Find compression garments, absorbent pads, shaping boards, waist trainers, specialized pillows, bed pan, foams and gel.


Swelling will be present, but it will begin to reduce in about 7 - 10 days. While the results of your liposuction procedure will be seen almost immediately, this swelling will distort the actual results. Swelling will continue to reduce, but some swelling may persist for 3-6 months. Your results are best appreciated at three months after surgery when most of the swelling has subsided.

Temporary Drains

Temporary drains may be placed beneath the skin to help remove any excess fluid or blood.


Because the incisions made during liposuction are very small and discretely placed, scarring is minimal and generally fades over time.

Return to Work

Depending on the amount and the extent of liposuction you have, it is probable that you can return to work in 2-3 days. However, if more extensive liposuction is performed, you may want to take off one week from work.


Full activities including exercise can be resumed at 6 weeks following surgery.

Bruising and

Discomfort and pain usually lasts for 1-3 days and can generally be controlled with prescribed pain medication. Most bruising and swelling will be present for 7 - 10 days and swelling will continue to subside over 3-6 months.
After your liposuction procedure, there will be swelling and bruising. You will have some discomfort, which can be controlled by the pain medication prescribed. This pain should subside within a few days.

Liposuction FAQs

It is safe, but like all surgical procedures, liposuction has potential risks. As may occur in most types of surgery, in rare instances, bleeding could occur or blood clots could form under the skin. Skin irregularities such as lumpiness may occur, but many times this disappears over time and dissipates after a massage. Infection is very rare, but is also possible. Numbness is common after surgery and in some cases may persist.
Is Liposuction Painful?
Surprisingly, liposuction is not typically very painful. The pain and discomfort is generally manageable by the pain medication prescribed, and it should reduce after the first few days.
Do I Need More Than One Session?
Safety is a priority at SixSurgery, and liposuction volumes of greater than 5L are associated with increased surgical risk. For safety reasons, you may require more than one session of liposuction to achieve your goals.
Is Liposuction a Treatment for Obesity?
No. Liposuction is not a solution for obesity. This is best approached with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
How Long does the Procedure Take?
The procedure typically takes between 1 and 3 hours, depending on the amount of fat to be removed.
What is the Liposuction Procedure?
Your surgeons will make several small, inconspicuous incisions on the area(s) involved. He will then infuse a diluted local anesthesia in order to reduce the bleeding and trauma. A thin, hollow tube called a cannula is then inserted through the incisions to loosen the excess fat, which your surgeon will then suction out of the body. Your surgeon will repeat these steps as necessary until the desired results are achieved. Drains may be placed in the incision areas to reduce fluid buildup and swelling. Finally, a compression bandage or garment may be placed on the areas in order to help reduce the swelling.
Can all my fat be liposuctioned?
Fat that is located within the abdominal cavity (internal fat) cannot be removed with liposuction. Your surgeon can determine during your consultation if your area of concern can be addressed with liposuction.