Liposuction Specialist

Feagin and Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center

Board Certified Plastic Surgeons located in Dothan, AL

When you can’t get rid of nagging areas of fat, liposuction can permanently remove your excess fat, reshape the problem area, and give you the body shape you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Dr. Charles Feagin and Dr. William Owen have the skills and expertise you can count on to create uniform and aesthetically-appealing liposuction results. Call their practice, Feagin and Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center in Dothan, Alabama, or use online booking to schedule a consultation.

Liposuction Q & A

Feagin and Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes fat from your body using suction. A typical liposuction procedure uses a narrow tube that’s inserted into the pocket of fat through a small incision. Then the fat is suctioned out of your body using a vacuum or syringe attached to the tube. While this represents a typical procedure, there are several variations.

What types of liposuction procedures are performed?

You may hear about different liposuction procedures. The doctors at Feagin and Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center have evaluated all techniques and adopted two that are most beneficial for their patients.

The liposuction procedures both using tumescent infiltration, currently available include:

Traditional, S.A.F.E. liposuction

Tumescent liposuction begins by injecting a medicated solution into the targeted area of fat. The solution contains an anesthetic and a medication that contracts blood vessels. As a result, the area is numbed, the fat is easier to remove, bleeding is minimized, and you have less bruising and swelling after the procedure is over.  S.A.F.E.  liposuction is the more traditional liposuction procedure.  It is a multistep procedure that gives a smooth, even contour with less skin irregularities.

Ultrasonic liposuction

Ultrasound-assisted liposuction uses ultrasonic vibrations to break apart or liquefy fat cells, which makes the fat easier to remove. Ultrasonic liposuction is often done together with the tumescent procedure. Two ultrasound-assisted liposuction systems are used at Feagin and Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center, so they can choose the one that’s best for the treatment area.

Which body areas are treated with liposuction?

Liposuction can treat most areas of your body, from your neck, arms, chest, and abdomen, to your buttocks, thighs, knees, and ankles. Whether it’s the best treatment depends on the quality of your skin.

During your consultation, your doctor evaluates your skin to determine if it will contract after fat is removed. If your skin has lost elasticity, an excisional procedure may also be recommended to get the better result.

Can your fat be used for other cosmetic procedures?

The fat removed during liposuction can be used in a fat grafting or fat transfer procedure, which means its injected into another part of your body. Fat grafting improves or restores contours, so it can:

  • Add volume to cheeks
  • Remove hollows under your eyes
  • Correct nasolabial folds
  • Improve face lift results
  • Restore volume to your hands
  • Augment your buttocks during a butt lift
  • Add fullness to the upper aspect of the breast.

The team at Feagin and Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center have years of experience performing many liposuction procedures, so don’t hesitate to call or book a consultation online.