The Skinny on Excisional Liposuction

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Did you know that there is a type of liposuction that offers you results that are closer to a tummy tuck than “just” liposuction? It’s called excisional liposuction or liposuction with skin excision.

What is Liposuction?
Liposuction, although not a weight loss technique, permanently removes fat from areas of the body that don’t respond to exercise and diet. Once removed, the fat cells are gone forever. I routinely perform liposuction in Indiana at my Valparaiso and Schererville plastic surgery practices near Merrillville and Munster.

Where Can Liposuction Be Performed?
Although liposuction can be performed on nearly any part of the body, the most popular sites are the belly, love handles (flanks), back, thighs (inner or outer), buttocks, knees, upper arms, and neck. Men often undergo liposuction to treat enlarged breasts, a condition called gynecomastia.

Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
Healthy adults who have maintained a stable weight for six months or longer and who have reasonable expectations for results are generally good candidates. During the exam at your liposuction consultation, we’ll review your goals and determine whether liposuction will give you the results you seek.

What is Excisional Liposuction?
Patients that have experienced pregnancy and/or significant weight loss often undergo a tummy tuck to remove fat and excess skin and to tighten the abdominal muscles. For these patients, a tummy tuck is often the best choice. For patients who desire to avoid the 6-to-8-week recovery time of a tummy tuck, and/or who do not wish (or need) to have abdominal muscle tightening, an excisional liposuction procedure will remove excess fat and skin, similar to a tummy tuck, but with a more rapid recovery. The difference is that the abdominal muscles are not tightened, as they would be in a tummy tuck. However, many patients are quite satisfied with the results of an excisional liposuction.

Woman before and after excisional liposuction

Here is a photo of a patient who had an excisional liposuction. View more excisional liposuction photos.



Board certified Indiana plastic surgeon Dr. Gus Galante has performed thousands of liposuction procedures over his years in practice. You can trust his experience and skill to give you the results you desire. To discover if liposuction with skin excision is right for you, call 800-721-3244 to schedule an appointment at either of our two plastic surgery offices, or complete our convenient online consultation request form.

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