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How liposuction is performed has changed in recent years, with next-generation treatments achieving more sculpted, smooth outcomes. This procedure at SANDS Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery is customized to match the patient's condition by extracting excess fat from body areas where fatty tissue lingers, no matter how much you diet or exercise.

How Does Liposuction Work?

Liposuction works by extracting fat cells from the body, but the type of procedure used will vary, patient to patient. Modern techniques have brought new approaches to lipo, including high-definition liposuction and Renuvion, with traditional lipo still effective for patients with larger areas of excess fat. Each method works in a slightly different way:

Traditional Liposuction

This approach involves placing a small incision in the fatty area and suctioning away the fat cells lodged in the area.

Tumescent Liposuction

This is a common way to improve the results of traditional lipo. It involves injecting a solution of lidocaine (for numbing) and epinephrine (to limit bleeding) into the area to be slimmed before extracting the fat cells with suction.

High-Def Liposuction

This treatment allows for an ultra-defined outcome, slimming areas to reveal muscle structure on the upper arms, abdomen, thighs, and buttocks.


This treatment device dramatically enhances the results of liposuction. It involves a thin tube placed through the lipo incisions to gently heat the underside of the skin to cause it to shrink, firm, and become more supple.

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What Areas Can Be Slimmed with Our Advanced Lipo?

Every patient is different in how fat is stored and the areas where it may be close to impossible to shrink, no matter how restrictive the diet is or how often you work out. The areas of the body that can be beautifully contoured with our advanced liposuction in New Orleans include:

  • Abdomen
  • Love handles
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Neck
  • Knees
  • Ankles
  • Calves
  • Double chin fat
  • Bra fat
  • Upper arms
  • Banana roll (under the buttocks)

Based on your personal vision for your figure, several body areas could be treated in one lipo session.

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What is it like to Experience Liposuction?

Multiple techniques could be used in performing liposuction. Dr. Sands will select the most suitable approach for your procedure depending on the quantity of excess fat and your personal aesthetic goals. During a typical liposuction session, tiny entry points are created in the skin, and a thin, hollow tube called a cannula is inserted. The cannula is gently manipulated in the tissues to loosen fat cells, which are then extracted through medical vacuum suction. The injection of tumescent fluid allows the fat to be removed more easily from the surrounding tissues.

What can I Expect in the Recovery and Results?

After the excess fat is removed, the remaining fat and skin adjust to the slimmed body contour, revealing a sculpted, more aesthetically pleasing figure. The incisions through which the fat is removed are tiny, don’t need stitches to heal, and leave virtually no visible scars. Once complete, the area treated will be protected with a compression garment to limit swelling and hold the reshaped tissues in place.

It is normal to expect some bruising and swelling in the first stages of recovery. You must avoid heavy lifting or vigorous motions for a few days. After a few days, your results appear, with your newly sculpted figure looking incredible at about the six-week mark.

Why Choose Us for Liposuction in New Orleans?

When undergoing liposuction in New Orleans at SANDS Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery, your procedure will be 100% customized. We are different in how we approach body contouring; we sit side-by-side with clients, treating them like family, listening with empathy and without judgment, and recommending only those treatments that will achieve the results they hope to achieve.

Dr. Sands is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New Orleans who has focused his career on aesthetic body contouring.

Our inclusive practice welcomes patients from all backgrounds and walks of life. We treat patients committed to shedding emotional and physical weight to health, restoring the body, and thriving.

At Sands, from your first call to post-op care, we hold your hand through the entire journey — educating and empowering you and helping you make the best decision. With over a decade of experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, SANDS Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery is a leader in the aesthetics and plastic surgery industry and is actively paving the way for a more holistic, intentional, and personalized experience.

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