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Liposuction is a type of body-contouring procedure that removes excess body fat deposits that do not respond to diet and/or exercise.

Sometimes exercise and a proper diet aren’t enough to overcome certain body contours caused by fat deposits, which may be the result of genetics. When healthy eating, calorie watching and specialized exercises fail to eliminate localized fat, liposuction may help restore the shape you’re trying to achieve.

About the Procedure 
Liposuction is the surgical removal of excess fatty tissue in localized regions of the body. While it is often performed as a separate procedure, liposuction is often done in combination with other plastic surgery, such as breast lifts or tummy tucks.

Localized fat deposits may be removed from areas of the breast and chest, cheek, chin, neck, arms, legs, abdomen, waist, hips, and buttocks.

Liposuction is NOT:

  • A treatment for cellulite or obesity
  • A replacement for proper exercise and diet
  • The removal of excessive skin in a localized area, also known as lipectomy.

Ideal candidates for liposuction are individuals who are healthy, non-smokers, who have not undergone surgery at the locations in question, and have a positive outlook. People with high blood pressure or diabetes should discuss these and any other pre-existing medical conditions with the surgeon.

View a short animated video escribing liposuction for the arms, neck, thighs, and waistline areas.

Contact Us

OMC's plastic surgery department can be reached Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (except on holidays), at:

tel: 507.529.6740 

fax: 507.529.6741

Mailing address:

Olmsted Medical Center
Attn: Plastic Surgery 
1650 Fourth Street SE 
Rochester, MN 55904

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