Fat Removal Surgery

Unfortunately, our bodies can’t be young forever. Age brings along a slowing metabolism, busier schedules, pregnancy and several other factors that can cause stubborn fat to accumulate throughout your body. If problems like love handles, a muffin top, or widened thighs are preventing you from feeling comfortable in your own skin, liposuction with Dr. Thornton can help refine your curves to the way you want them.

Is Liposuction a Good Fit for You?

Although it is a fat-eliminating procedure, liposuction is not to be used as an answer to obesity or an alternative to diet and exercise. Liposuction is intended for those who are healthy, but struggle with specific areas of stubborn fat.

Dr. Thornton can treat multiple areas, including the:

  • Chest (male breast reduction )
  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Hips and thighs (love handles/muffin top)

During your consultation with Dr. Thornton, you can also discuss secondary procedures, such as a tummy tuck, arm lift, or thigh lift to prevent any problems with excess skin following your procedure.

What You Can Expect from Your Liposuction Surgery and Recovery

Before beginning your procedure, Dr. Thornton will have a good idea of your expectations and goals for your liposuction. Achieving your ideal results is just as important to us as it is to you.

For your surgery, Dr. Thornton will use a small tube, called a cannula, connected to a vacuum device. You will be placed under general anesthesia, Dr. Thornton will make a small incision at the treatment site and insert the cannula into the underlying fat. By moving the cannula around, fat is broken up and removed from the body to improve your natural contours.

Once he completes your liposuction, Dr. Thornton will provide you with special compression garments or bandages to help minimize swelling of the treated areas. Most patients are able to return to work after a few days, but your body will heal gradually over the course of a few weeks.

As bruising and swelling continues to fade, you will notice a more toned, slimmer-looking you.

Begin renewing the body you once knew. Click the button below to set up your liposuction consultation with plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Thornton.