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Consider Liposuction to Slim and
Reshape Your Body

Liposuction, sometimes referred to as “lipo” by patients, slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion. Liposuction surgery can be used to remove fat deposits in thighs, hips and buttocks, abdomen and waist, upper arms, back, inner knee, chest area, cheeks, chin and neck, calves and ankles. While some describe the procedure as “liposculpture” because the process of fat reduction with liposuction creates slimmer and more ideal shapes and contours, liposuction surgery can be performed alone or in conjunction with an open procedure to contour the overlying skin.

The results are best when you are near your ideal weight but have some specific areas or “pockets” of fat that are exercise and diet resistant. While liposuction can improve the look of cellulite in some cases, there is no guarantee that it will smooth out or remove the dimpled appearance in the skin.

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Am I a good candidate for liposuction?


Liposuction is a highly individualized procedure, and while every patient will be individually assessed to determine if they are healthy enough to undergo surgery, there are some conditions that could indicate if liposuction is right for you.

In general, a good candidate for liposuction is an adult within 30% of their ideal weight who have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone; a health individual who does not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing; is a non-smoker; and has a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for body contouring.

If you are bothered by excess fat deposits located anywhere on your body that don’t respond to diet or exercise, liposuction may be right for you. However, liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise, and it is also not an effective treatment for cellulite – the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips and buttocks.

C. Brett Carlin, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Brett Carlin

Exceptional Plastic Surgery In Columbia, SC

As a board certified , South Carolina plastic surgeon, Dr C. Brett Carlin has been practicing state of the art cosmetic plastic surgery in Columbia since 1998. His practice is limited to aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body, as well as reconstructive surgery of the face and breast for defects incurred as a result of cancer.

By narrowing his practice in scope, he is able to offer his patients truly superior care and expertise. “Our specialty encompasses a very broad spectrum. If you only do a few cases of a specific procedure each year, you never really gain meaningful experience nor expertise with it. It is hard to proficient in all aspects of plastic surgery. Find what you do well and become the best you can be at it.”


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