Sculpting your body. Sharpening your confidence.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a safe and effective form of body sculpting that can remove stubborn body fat. Common treatment areas are thighs, hips, buttocks, abdomen, arms and neck/chin. The procedure involves minimally invasive incisions where fat is gently removed with a suction, resulting in a slimmer, more contoured look.

Who is a candidate for liposuction?

You may be a good candidate if you:

  • Have pockets of unwanted fat that won't go away, even with diet and exercise.
  • Are a male with abnormally enlarged breasts (gynecomastia).
  • If you're considering liposuction, it's important to talk to your doctor to see if it's a good fit for your situation.

What to expect with liposuction

Before liposuction

  • You may need a lab test or a medical evaluation.
  • You may have to take medications or adjust your current medications.
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you for at least the first night.

During liposuction

  • The procedure is outpatient and normally takes between one and two hours.
  • You may be awake with localized anesthesia or asleep with general anesthesia.

After liposuction

  • You'll have dressings or bandages on your incisions.
  • You'll wear an elastic bandage, support bra or a compression garment to minimize swelling and support your body as it heals.
  • Depending on your procedure, you may have drainage tubes.
  • Pain, swelling and bruising is normal (medication may be required).
  • Your activity will be limited for the first few weeks.
  • Usually after a month and a half, your symptoms will subside and you'll start to see your final results.
  • Final results can take 6+ months to see due to swelling.

Benefits of liposuction

Millions of people have chosen liposuction because of its proven safety and effectiveness. Benefits of liposuction include:

  • Slimmer, sculpted look: Through a simple procedure, your treated area will immediately look more sculpted and feel tighter.
  • Long-lasting results: Liposuction is a one-time procedure with permanent results given you keep a healthy weight and general fitness.
  • Self-confidence: When you look good, you feel good, which can have a positive impact on many areas of life.

Personalized plans

A beautiful plan leads to stunning results. That's why we start by listening to your needs, concerns and preferences. This helps us craft a surgery and recovery plan that fits you like a glove.

Experience and expertise

Our team of plastic surgeons have performed hundreds of successful liposuctions. Their track record and manner of care make for an exceptional experience with high-quality results.

Advanced techniques

We use the latest liposuction techniques, including tumescent liposuction for the best possible results.

Convenient locations

When surgery is involved, staying close to home and family makes a world of difference. That's why we have offices in Chambersburg, Ephrata, Lebanon, and York.

Making "the details" easy

We try to save you time with virtual appointments (when possible) and MyWellSpan for simple scheduling, messaging your surgical team and easy access to test results.