Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
Women concerned about their body shape and who want to remove excess fat are excellent candidates for 360-degree liposuction.
Mommy makeovers often include 360-degree lipo as part of a body contour procedure.
If you have a large amount of visceral fat (intrabdominal fat around your internal organs), you may not be a good candidate for this procedure. You should be in good health. This procedure is not a weight loss surgery. It is a body contouring procedure that helps redefine your body shape.
Who will perform my Lipo 360surgery in Atlanta?
Louis D. Cole, M.D., is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Society of Liposuction Surgery. Dr. Cole has been trained and is certified to perform SmartLipo, tumescent liposuction, power-assisted liposuction, and fat transfer to the breast and buttocks (Brazilian Butt Lift). Dr. Cole has performed hundreds of successful surgeries.
Robert Ball, M.D. has over 20 years’ experience as a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery. Dr. Ball received the Patients’ Choice Award in 2017 & 2018 and the Compassionate Doctor Certification Award in 2015, 2017, & 2018. Due to Dr. Ball’s years of training in general surgery and plastic surgery, he has been sought out for his abilities to repair and revise cosmetic surgery problems and complications.
Arno Schleich, M.D. has over 15 years’ experience in cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery. Dr Schleich has performed over 8000 cases and has been recognized as an authority in Cosmetic Surgery for many years. He is a former associate editor of the Annals of Plastic Surgery, a prestigious journal on innovative ideas in plastic surgery. He also has extensive international training, as well as advanced surgical training at the University of South Florida and the University of Mississippi surgery centers.
Karen Szymanski, M.D. has demonstrated exceptional surgical talent during her general surgery residency and plastic surgery training. Since her training, Dr Szymanski has been focusing on performing liposuction and body contouring surgical procedures. She has extensive experience in this area of cosmetic surgery.
What happens on the day of your surgery?
You have come in having organized a lift to take you home.
You will be meeting with your surgeon to review your pre-op tests, discuss the procedure, and answer any last-minute questions you may have.
The cosmetic surgeon may choose to draw on your body the areas on which he will perform lipo.
You will receive mild sedation to make it a more pleasant experience.
Tumescent liposuction does not require general anesthesia, which allows you to talk to your surgeon during the whole procedure.
The surgeon will start with small incisions. He injects a combination of lidocaine, sodium bicarbonate, and epinephrine mixed in a Saline solution to numb the areas of your procedure.
The doctor will then insert a cannula to access the fat deposits:
If you choose to have a fat transfer to other areas like the popular Brazilian butt lift, the fat cells will be extracted, cleaned, and immediately reinjected to increase their survival chance.
If you do not avail yourself of a fat transfer, the cannula is equipped with a laser fiber that will liquefy the fat and remove the fat cells. They will be sucked out, and the body will expel the remaining tissue over time. The surgeon can utilize the SmartLipo Triplex laser during the surgery so he can achieve superior skin tightening. The body will create new collagen, and the skin will tighten a few weeks after the surgery.
As part of the surgery, the doctor may perform some liposculpture to give you precisely the look you want.
After your surgery, you will receive a follow-up appointment and contact info.
Make sure you have a ride home
A few days later, you will have a post-op check-up to see your progress