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Liposuction is a surgical procedure that has experienced multiple refinements over the last several years sometimes called Liposculpture, Lipoplasty. or Liposelection.


Congratulations! You are taking an important step to achieve your ideal figure.

Loving your body and appearance can bring more self-confidence and satisfaction to your life.Liposuction can transform your figure and help sculpt the body you’ve always desired.Liposuction is particularly effective because it specifically targets a person’s unique troubleareas and removes the fat cells permanently for lasting results. In addition, new tools have been developed to ease fat removal and deliver energy to tighten the skin.

There are many different tools used in liposuction including laser, ultrasound treatment, and water irrigation. While we in the Chicago area have seen new techniques come and go, it has been consistently shown that the skill of the physician determines the quality of the outcomes. Dr. Makhlouf has over 29 years of experience performing liposuction in the Chicago area and has mastered all of the available techniques. His years of dedication to his craft and to his patients enable him to personalize his approach to each individual and get superior results.

If you would like a more visual depiction, you can visit our photo gallery and view before and after photos of various patients in the Chicago area who have had this procedure. Additionally you can go to the “Procedure in 3D” section at the bottom of the page.

Many terms have been used to describe liposuction such as Liposculpture, Lipoplasty, or Liposelection. When a qualified plastic surgeon, such as Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Makhlouf,considers liposuction, the first step is to objectively determine how much fat needs to be removed. This allows to properly plan surgery in terms of anesthesia, fluid replacement, and medications. During the procedure certain finesse is required for a clear visualization of the desired outcome and a complete awareness of how much subcutaneous tissue is left behind. Therefore, just how much is suctioned is not the only consideration. Whether the tumescent,wet, or super wet or water liposuction technique is used, they all involve injecting fluid to distend the area to be treated. The fluid facilitates the aspiration, increases accuracy, decreases bleeding to negligible amounts and enhances the patient’s comfort during and after the surgery.

Recovery time varies according to the extent of the areas treated, and the patient’s general health. Many of our patients have been able to go back to work the very next day. This type of surgery has been most rewarding for our patients with great satisfaction as to the results achieved. Liposuction requires a good knowledge of the anatomy because of the various areas that can be treated: thighs, abdomen, calves, arms, breasts, face, etc. Due to the magnitude of fluids administered and aspirated, a physician with a good surgical background is essential to make it a safe procedure. An ideal candidate is a person who has localized fat deposit. Some patients present that way, however, many people have fat deposits in multiple areas, and still can be good candidates for liposuction. In addition, patients with high BMI have been shown to be happy with liposuction in a very large scientific study.

Alternatively, liposuction can be combined or substituted with other procedures like fat transfer to the buttocks or a tummy tuck.

Because it is a procedure that involves alteration in shape and form (“Plasticos” in Greek),Plastic Surgeons are the true natural experts.

Dr. Makhlouf is a board certified plastic surgeon with over 29 years of experience serving the Chicago area and suburbs. Additionally, he is the former President of the Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons, active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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