Dr. Bharat Shah, Springfield’s leading plastic surgeon, uses world-class techniques and next-generation technology to achieve refined, sculpted results.

Resculpt Your Body with Custom Liposuction

Despite regular exercise and a healthy diet, you may have fat deposits that linger, no matter what you do. Using a minimally invasive procedure and the gold-standard liposuction technology, Dr. Shah can help you address those excess deposits at your waist, stomach, chin, upper arms, outer thighs, and anywhere else they appear. Liposuction is one of the most effective body contouring procedures and an excellent way to remove fat pockets that have not responded to diet or exercise.

Is Lipo for Me?

Liposuction is appropriate for people in good general health with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or lower.

At your first consultation with Dr. Shah, you will go over your aesthetic goals together and discuss the procedure and your expected results.

He will share the details about the procedure and include any preparation tips, like a cessation of smoking or avoiding blood thinners.

There are different types of liposuction, and Dr. Shah is a highly experienced plastic surgeon who will advise you of the type of procedure that will produce the best results for you. The liposuction options include:

  • Power-assisted liposuction, which uses a vibrating cannula (small vacuum tube) to tackle the fat cells
  • VASER® liposuction, an ultrasound-assisted liposuction that uses a probe and grooved cannula

Before & After

What Should I Expect?

Liposuction at Shah Plastic Surgery is a minimally invasive process that generally takes from 1 to 4 hours. You will be administered medication in a private treatment room to help you relax, and then Dr. Shah will make small incisions in the area. He will inject a mixture of local anesthesia, salt water (saline), and epinephrine into your tissue to cause the fat to swell, become firmer, and easier to extract, while minimizing the risk of blood loss, bruising, and speeding recovery time. He will then insert the cannula into the incision to remove the fat. You’ll be able to return home following the procedure, and you will be wearing a compression garment to assist in healing and help avoid swelling.

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Will I Need to Take Off Time From Work?

Most of our liposuction patients need about one week to recover. You may have some inflammation, bruising, swelling, and possibly some numbness. These side effects are reduced by wearing the compression garment and taking pain medication. The swelling diminishes in the days ahead, and you can return to your regular activities in about one week, depending on your rate of healing.

You will see the results immediately, but the optimal results take about six months, depending on the areas treated. You will need to avoid vigorous physical activities for 2 to 4 weeks. At Shah Plastic Surgery, our team offers comprehensive aftercare, and we are always available to speak with you. We will also see you in several follow-up appointments.

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Why Choose Dr. Shah for Custom Liposuction?

A double board-certified plastic surgeon, facial plastic surgeon, and an ear, nose and throat specialist, Dr. Shah is devoted to offering you a superior patient experience, personalized care, and world-class results. He is a compassionate, expert surgeon, respected and trusted for his skills. With liposuction, he will help you re-contour your shape with superior aesthetic results. Call today for your consultation.

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