Liposuction in Charleston County, SC

Do you have pockets of excess fat on your body that seem resistant to your diet and exercise efforts? If so, liposuction may be the right body contouring procedure for you. Led by plastic surgeon Dennis K. Schimpf, MD, MBA, FACS, Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery has offices in Charleston, Summerville, and Hilton Head, South Carolina. We offer liposuction to men and women who live in Charleston County and the surrounding South Carolina communities.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that removes fat cells from the body. Liposuction is one of the most common body contouring procedures and is suitable for adult men and women alike. This safe, minimally invasive procedure is performed quickly and effectively to rid the body of stubborn fat pockets visible above the surface. Liposuction is not a replacement for a diet and exercise regime and should not be used for weight loss purposes.

How is Liposuction Performed?

During a liposuction procedure, Dr. Schimpf will make one or more strategically placed small incisions near the targeted problem area. Using the incisions, Dr. Schimpf will insert a small tube or cannula, and gently suction the underlying fat cells out until he is pleased with the results. He will close the incisions to complete the procedure.

Benefits of Liposuction

Liposuction affords you the following benefits:

  • Long-term results as the body will not likely replace the removed fat cells
  • Tighter, smoother skin
  • Enhanced contours of the body in the area getting lipo
  • A more fit, lean, and toned appearance to the body

Who Is The Ideal Candidate For Liposuction?

There is very little risk associated with liposuction, making it a suitable procedure for most people. However, it is important for candidates to be at their ideal weight. People undergoing weight loss or weight gain should not consider liposuction. Liposuction is effective for individuals at a steady, healthy weight who have a diet and exercise routine already in place. Liposuction is best used to target stubborn problem areas, not an unhealthy lifestyle.

If you think you may be a strong candidate for liposuction contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schimpf today.

What Do I Need To Do Before Liposuction?

You do not need to do anything long-term before liposuction other than maintain your diet and exercise routine to stabilize your weight. We will go over how to prepare for your appointment at your initial consultation.

How Long Does It Take To Perform Liposuction?

Liposuction can take as little as an hour or up to a few hours, depending on the area being treated and if excess skin needs to be removed. We will let you know how long to plan for your procedure at your consultation.

What To Expect After Liposuction?

If you only have a small amount of fat being removed you will feel normal after the procedure, with minimal soreness in the area. If a substantial amount of fat is being removed during your lipo, it is normal to feel light-headed for a day or two. Once we determine your treatment plan, we will let you know about your aftercare routine.

How Much Does Liposuction Cost in Charleston County?

The cost of liposuction varies depending upon how much fat is being removed and which area of the body is being treated. We will review the cost for your procedure at your consultation. We will go over your payment options, which includes financing through CareCredit®. We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards and ask that full payment be made prior to your services.

Using the latest and most advanced procedures for liposuction, Dennis K. Schimpf, MD, MBA, FACS, and his team at Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery offer beautiful body contouring, emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents of Charleston, Summerville, Hilton Head, Charleston County and the surrounding communities of South Carolina.