Our surgeons, Dr. Hart and Dr. Connors, offer the latest advancements in liposuction surgery to patients throughout the Atlanta area. Utilizing both surgery and laser technology, they are able to transform the bodies of men and women who desire slimmer figures. Traditional liposuction surgery removes excess fat from areas on the body that are problematic and sometimes resistant to diet and exercise. During this surgery, a device known as a “cannula” is inserted under the skin and is used to help loosen and remove fat. Liposuction is also commonly performed on the tummy, hips, buttocks and thighs.
"Dr. Conners and his staff are amazing. They offer a personal touch and genuinely care about your health and healing following surgery. They are always available if you have questions or concerns both pre-op and post-op. Dr. Conners removed scar tissue from my abdominal area caused by cool sculpting. He used laser liposuction and I am extremely happy with the results. He suggested I used the emsculpt treatment to strengthen my abdominal area and it has given me the strength to return to exercise! Don’t go anywhere else!!!"- K.W. / Yelp / Feb 27, 2022
"Scheduled for TT in the morning - excited for this journey - Super nervous being that this is my 1st surgery but I'm trusting the process. Dr. Conners and his staff definitely made me feel comfortable and I'm excited for this journey. Will update on post op and results.Updated on 13 Jul 2022:I'm healing quite well and walking around. I'm swollen and a little sore but other than that I'm healing very well. Dr. John Conners and his team are amazing. I removed my compression garment and it looks really good depsite being swollen. I can already see how I'm going to look and I'm super excited. 'll be going back for my 2nd and final procedure after I heal. I'll post again after my 1st post op app.Updated on 15 Jul 2022:Day 4 post op and I'm so surprised how well I'm recovering. I as well had my 1st bm today so everything seems to be getting back to normal. My stomach and back are getting smaller everyday. I'm so glad I chose Dr. Conners for my TT and Liposuction."- I. / RealSelf / Jul 10, 2022
"While I am only 6 weeks post op (tummy tuck and liposuction of back/waist), I couldn’t be happier with my results. The care I have received from Dr. Connors and all the nurses has been top notch. They listen. They care. I also highly recommend staying overnight after surgery. It’s so peaceful and comfortable, not to mention a load off your mind knowing you are getting the correct care for your procedure. I can’t rave enough about Dr. Connors and his staff."- L.D. / Google / Jan 03, 2022
"I'm so incredibly happy with my experience at PSGA. I live in Orlando and specifically traveled there for my surgery. Over the years I've also gone there for my Botox and filler injections because they do a phenomenal job and don't make you look "overdone." Prior to going to PSGA for my consult, I felt ugly and defeated that my body looked the way it did. I explained to Dr. Hart how much pain my legs were always in from "chub rub," my arms were always sore from the extra weight, and that my stomach just felt like it was flabby mush. For my surgery, I did a tummy tuck, 360 lipo, and lipo on my arms, legs, knees, and back. I'm in complete awe of how wonderful I feel and look. I know I still have some swelling because its only been a few weeks, but I've already seen such an improvement! Dr. Hart has been a rock star through the entire process from the consult, determining the best plan for me, the surgery itself, and frequently checking on my progress. The office staff is top notch and has been equally as supportive through this medical journey. I 100% will continue to go to see Dr. Hart and staff. I feel safe there and know that they are always looking out for what's best for me and my body."- S.H. / Google / Aug 24, 2022
"While I am only 6 weeks post op (tummy tuck and liposuction of back/waist), I couldn’t be happier with my results. The care I have received from Dr. Connors and all the nurses has been top notch. They listen. They care. I also highly recommend staying overnight after surgery. It’s so peaceful and comfortable, not to mention a load off your mind knowing you are getting the correct care for your procedure. I can’t rave enough about Dr. Connors and his staff. I just left my 1 year post op appointment and I STILL can only rave about Dr. Connors and his staff. They are respectful, knowledgeable and prompt. Not to mention my results are INCREDIBLE (if I do say so myself). Every question I had was answered quickly and thoroughly."- L.D. / Google / Nov 07, 2022
Tumescent "Super-Wet" Lipo
Tumescent liposuction is a common approach used by surgeons. It is a suction-assisted (SAL) form of lipo that first injects a liquid agent into the area that is to be treated. The liquid agent includes saline, Lidocaine (a numbing agent) and Epinephrine (a medication that controls bleeding). A cannula is then inserted and passed through the fat deposits, suctioning them out. An attached power-aided motor allows the surgeon to control the speed of the fat removal, which can be as great as a few pounds or as little as several ounces.
Laser-Assisted Lipo (LAL)
Laser-assisted liposuction uses laser technology to introduce a burst of energy to the specified area of fat. The laser loosens and liquefies the fat for removal. This particular type of liposuction includes brand names such as SmartLipo, SlimLipo, Lipolite Laser Liposculpture, LipoLite, and ProLipo PLUS.
Liposuction is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. It is considered an outpatient procedure. On average, each body part (i.e. tummy, thighs, etc.) will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. After surgery, patients will wear a compression garment on the treated areas. It takes about a full week for the bruising and swelling to dissipate, and can take several months for the final results to appear. Liposuction will produce scars where the cannula incision was made, but these are usually small and will fade over time.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-5 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
How Safe is Lipo?
The media sometimes tells stories of liposuction patients who have endured bad results at the hands of inexperienced surgeons. Today’s liposuction techniques are much safer and more predictable than ever before, but surgeon skill still remains the number one factor when researching this procedure. The goal is to attain a natural and smooth result. An experienced surgeon will be able to provide this outcome.
Is Lipo Permanent?
The good news is, fat cells that are removed during liposuction do not come back. Unfortunately, patients can still gain weight after surgery because the remaining cells can expand and become larger. However, patients who adhere to a healthy diet and exercise program will continue to see results years after surgery.
How Much Fat?
The amount of fat removed really depends on the size of the patient and their aesthetic goals. From a safety standpoint, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends roughly 10 pounds of fat or less. Otherwise it is considered a high-volume liposuction, which does present an increased set of risks. It’s advised to get down to your ideal weight before undergoing a liposuction procedure.
Skin Tautness (Laxity)?
Liposuction is a surgery that removes fat and enhances the actual shape of the body. It does not address skin imperfections caused by sagging skin or cellulite under the skin. During your consultation, a discussion can be had regarding the available procedures, which address and improve skin texture. Some procedures recommended to correct skin laxity include abdominoplasty, thigh lift, neck lift, and butt lift surgeries.
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