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Liposuction in Oxford, MS

For some individuals, an ideal body shape cannot be achieved with diet and exercise alone. Liposuction is a surgical solution for men and women struggling with the appearance of persistent pockets of excess fat.

Liposuction is a versatile treatment designed to remove fatty deposits from the abdomen, arms, hips, thighs, knees, buttocks, and chin. No matter the precedence that calls for a change, Dr. Dan Shell believes in encouraging his patients with transparent conversations, patient-oriented care, and professional medical service.

Dr. Dan Shell is a board-certified plastic surgeon in North Mississippi with training and experience performing liposuction.

Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

Many liposuction candidates are men and women who have accumulated excess skin and fat due to the effects of weight fluctuations or age. Liposuction can also be performed for women who wish to gain a contoured and sculpted appearance after pregnancy or men who wish to attain a more athletic midsection.

Most women who choose liposuction seek to correct excess fat deposits that have developed after childbirth or other fluctuations in physical shape caused by significant weight gain or loss. Ideal candidates for liposuction should be in good overall health, have no underlying conditions, and be near their ideal weight. It is also essential for women to consider waiting to have their liposuction until after they have had all their children. Childbirth can cause new fat deposits to develop, which would negate the treatment’s effects.

For many, liposuction can encourage and restore confidence, making this surgery an ideal treatment for patients looking to develop a healthier outlook on their lives, physical appearance, and overall self-image. Additionally, having accurate information about the procedure’s capabilities is always constructive for potential patients. Dr. Shell will happily offer further education and transparent communication on the full nature of the procedure and what to expect.

If liposuction does not end up being a sufficient treatment or match the criteria of the aesthetic changes you wish to create, Dr. Shell may offer alternatives, such as CoolSculpting® or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). Patients who have experienced success with massive weight loss may find other methods designed for body contouring more favorable. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Shell believes that it is his responsibility to ensure that the right aesthetic treatment is matched with his patient’s aesthetic goals.

Will Insurance Cover Liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure and is not typically covered by insurance. However, there are multiple methods for financing your treatment. During your first consultation, Dr. Shell will examine your medical background and take measurements to assess the amount of fat removed and from which area removal will be most effective. This will provide an estimate for your treatment, which can be considered when you speak with a financing company regarding your qualification and payment options. Once a choice is made with the company you finance with, we will work with you to schedule a convenient date for your liposuction.

How Is Liposuction Performed?

Liposuction begins by administering anesthesia to ensure that patients do not experience any pain or discomfort. Once this is complete, your surgeon will use a form of power-assisted or suction-assisted liposuction to address a particular area(s) of fat. Using a medical-grade cannula, Dr. Shell will carefully and precisely dislodge the fat in these areas. Once this fat is broken down, it will be safely suctioned out of your body to create a lean and contoured appearance.

What Will My Liposuction Recovery Be Like?

It will take several days to recover from liposuction, with your final results being visible in just four weeks. Dr. Shell will provide you with thorough instructions on how to recover expediently from your liposuction surgery. This may require patients to wear a compression garment, get lots of rest, and drink lots of water.

Heavy lifting and physically demanding activities should be avoided until Dr. Shell advises it is safe.

Will I Need to Combine Liposuction With Other Cosmetic Enhancements?

Men and women who choose to undergo liposuction may benefit from additional body contouring treatments to enhance the sculpting of their figure. The primary objective of liposuction is to remove excess fat deposits and provide a stronger tone and definition to the surrounding contours, such as the breasts.

For patients who are initially seeking other body contouring cosmetic procedures, liposuction is often considered for further fat reduction.

What Will My Liposuction Results Be Like?

After your liposuction, your body will begin to slowly reveal a slimmer and leaner appearance. Besides a firmer and more defined midsection, arms, thighs, or buttocks, liposuction offers emotional satisfaction and newfound self-confidence. You will begin to feel as beautiful as you appear as your treated area gradually reveals your results.

Liposuction is not impervious to the natural aging process, pregnancy, or other lifestyle changes, such as bad health habits. However, they can be considered near-permanent and are expected to last for a long time. A healthy diet and exercise can have a significant impact on maintaining and supporting your results.

Before & After

Liposuction Before and after. Facing the front.
Liposuction Before and after. Facing the side.

Frequently Asked Questions About Liposuction

  • Are there any risks associated with liposuction?

    Dr. Shell will sit down with you to discuss the risks before your surgery. Some potential complications include numbness, tingling, or leakage from an incision site. Numbness and tingling are known to fade with time, and any excessive leakage from an incision should be addressed with your surgeon.

  • Can pregnancy reverse liposuction results?

    Pregnancy is likely to reverse the positive effects of liposuction as the body is once again shaped by extra fat that forms during this time. It is important that women consider having all their children before liposuction to receive the best possible and longest-lasting results.

  • Why should I choose Dr. Shell for liposuction?

    At Dr. Shell’s practice, patient-oriented and personalized care is paramount. Dr. Shell has years of experience performing liposuction and will listen carefully to all of your aesthetic needs and concerns, making liposuction extremely personalized. Dr. Shell is certified by the American Board of Surgery and uses cutting-edge technology and proven techniques to provide life-changing and transformative results.

Interested in Liposuction in Oxford, Mississippi?

Dr. Dan Shell is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing liposuction. Helping to serve patients in a warm and professional setting is one of the reasons why Dr. Shell chose to start his practice in Oxford, Mississippi.

If you are considering liposuction, Dr. Shell would be enthused to sit down with you and carefully explain each area liposuction can be applied. Dr. Shell is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Please fill out our contact form or call (662) 236-6465 to set up a consultation today.