Liposuction

Men and women from all walks of life can often use some help reducing stubborn fat. Although fitness and nutrition are a great foundation, liposuction adds to these, producing targeted results in areas that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Many men and women who visit board–certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gus Galante for liposuction in Valparaiso and Schererville from Merrillville and Munster, Indiana, and other nearby cities find new excitement about exercise programs and healthy eating because they can see and feel great long–term results.

To meet with Dr. Galante in Indiana and find out if liposuction is right for you, request a complimentary consultation online or call our Valparaiso or Schererville office at (800) 721-3244.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Liposuction Case 32 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #32

To contour her midsection and thighs, this 35 year old mother of one from Northwest Indiana chose tumescent liposuction. Like many women, she wanted her clothing to fit more comfortably and yearned to feel confident in a swimsuit again. Unlike many mothers her age, she already had a very shapely physique that needed only tailored reshaping.The... Read More
Liposuction Case 150 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #150

This 41-year-old IT professional disliked the appearance of breast tissue on his chest, as well as unwanted fat on his abdomen and flanks. He visited us in Schererville, Indiana, to learn more about contouring his body through male breast reduction and liposuction with Dr. Galante.For the combined procedure, Dr. Galante placed the patient... Read More
Liposuction Case 28 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #28

This 50 year old patient from Northwest Indiana came to see Dr. Galante, a board certified plastic surgeon in consultation for liposuction to improve the contour of her abdomen. She described her “barrel shape” as a family trait and stated she has had this appearance since early childhood. After a thorough evaluation... Read More
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Liposuction Case 163 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #163

This 51 year old patient came to our Schererville plastic surgery office wanting to improve the contour of her waist and back. She had a protuberant abdomen with excess tissue that draped over a c-section scar. She also desired improvement in the appearance of the bulges in her mid back sometimes referred to as "bra fat".After discussing... Read More
Liposuction Case 50 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #50

As they age, many men see excess fat and flab develop around their stomachs, making them feel less attractive and causing clothes to fit poorly or become uncomfortable. This 35-year-old liposuction patient from Northwest Indiana came to my office concerned with excess skin and fat around his waist and along his hips. Even though he ate responsibly,... Read More
Liposuction Case 111 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #111

At 66, this woman didn't like the appearance of her waistline. As seen in the "before" photos, her abdomen draped over her waistline, so Dr. Galante recommended liposuction at an Indiana surgical facility.Although retired and in her 60s, the patient was in overall good health and had realistic expectations for what a cosmetic procedure such... Read More
Liposuction Case 110 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #110

This 36-year-old woman came to our Schererville office wanting to have a more contoured waist and thighs. Because she was in good health overall and was close to her ideal weight, Dr. Galante determined the patient was a good candidate for liposuction. The Indiana secretary underwent liposuction on her abdomen and her thighs.The photos show... Read More
Liposuction Case 132 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #132

This 18-year-old woman desired liposuction to get a slimmer waist by reducing her "love handles." She is younger than the typical patient Dr. Galante sees at his Valparaiso and Schererville locations, and he made sure during the consultation that she understood the procedure and what it involved. Dr. Galante believes that maturity level is important... Read More
Liposuction Case 38 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Liposuction Case 142 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #142

This 30-year-old woman is a pharmacist who came to Dr. Galante for a liposuction consultation at his Schererville, Indiana, office. She wanted to get rid of excess fat on her inner thighs as well as her outer thighs (sometimes referred to as saddle bags). Some people are genetically predisposed to storing excess fat in these areas of the legs... Read More
Liposuction Case 61 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #61

This 29 year old nurse from Illinois desired body contouring to slim her waist. She is a mother of a 2 year old child, and despite exercise was unable to trim her tummy and hips down to a slimmer, pre-pregnancy form. Like many women, she found that after childbirth her abdomen protruded much more, due partly to new fat deposits but also because of... Read More
Liposuction Case 97 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #97

This 22-year-old woman was concerned about excess fat below her chin and wanted to know what her options were for plastic surgery in Indiana. To see how her neck area could be contoured, she turned to Dr. Galante because of his experience as a board-certified plastic surgeon. During a consultation, Dr. Galante recommended liposuction to remove fat... Read More
Liposuction Case 77 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Liposuction Case 156 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Liposuction Case 147 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #147

When a strenuous, 5-days-per-week workout routine didn't yield the results he was looking for, this 39-year-old professional male began to consider liposuction for his abdomen and flanks. He visited our Schererville, Indiana office to discuss liposuction and other body contouring options. Together with Dr. Galante, he determined that liposuction... Read More
Liposuction Case 39 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Liposuction Case 36 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Liposuction Case 208 Before & After Front | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #208

This 66 year old gentleman desired improvement in the shape of his abdomen. He had a lliposuction procedure done as an outpatient with a nice result. He is able to wear better fitting clothes. 
Liposuction Case 172 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Liposuction Case 34 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #34

The patient seen here is a 60 year old woman from the Chicago suburbs who came to see Dr. Galante at his Indiana plastic surgery office requesting a tummy tuck to improve the contour of her abdomen. In addition, she wanted to eliminate the bulges on her outer thighs.  Her exam revealed a fair amount of lipodystrophy (localized accumulations of... Read More
Liposuction Case 35 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Liposuction Case 155 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Liposuction Case 41 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Liposuction Case 122 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #122

This patient, 48, wanted revision surgery for a tummy tuck performed by another plastic surgeon. Notice the bunching at the end of her scar, what is sometimes called "dog ears." She also wanted an improved waistline, so she researched surgeons in the area and eventually decided to meet with Dr. Galante, a plastic surgery specialist in Northwest Indiana.During... Read More
Liposuction Case 108 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #108

This 65-year-old woman wanted her abdomen contoured with liposuction. A housewife in Indiana, this patient was an excellent candidate for liposuction because she was in good shape overall, but needed help eliminating her "pooch."Liposuction is consistently among the top plastic surgery procedures performed each year, because it can do what... Read More
Liposuction Case 100 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #100

This 34 year old aesthetician came to see me in my Schererville plastic surgery office wanting to improve the contour of her abdomen and hips. She desired a more hourglass shape to her waist. She was an excellent candidate for liposuction, because she had localized areas of fat collections with firm overlying skin. This assured me that the skin would... Read More
Liposuction Case 37 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Liposuction Case 31 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #31

This 37 year old Indiana man shown here in these before and after photos presented to our Munster, Indiana plastic surgery office in consultation for liposuction. He discussed with Dr. Galante, a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in liposuction, his concerns regarding his waistline. He specifically wanted to improve the contour of his protruding... Read More
Liposuction Case 201 Before & After Front | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #201

This gentleman desired contouring of his abdomen. He had a very healthy diet and exercised regularly but could not rid himself of stubborn fat at his waistline. He had liposuction of his abdomen.
Liposuction Case 33 Before & After View #1 | Schererville, IN | Gustavo E. Galante, MD
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Case #33

At a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI) of 21, this 49 year old resident of Northwest Indiana was seen in our plastic surgery office in Munster, Indiana in consultation for liposuction. She desired contouring of her abdomen, hips, and inner thighs. Her weight was 124 pounds and was five feet four inches in height. She was otherwise... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Talking It Over

During your consultation, Dr. Galante will evaluate your weight, skin and muscle tone. He will ask about your diet and exercise habits, and he will encourage you to discuss your concerns and ask questions.

“I look the best I have ever looked, very happy with my results. I had lipo and so happy that I did it. The staff is remarkable and caring and so is the doctor.”

– Deborah Z. on Vitals.com. Read more reviews

Your results may vary.

What Areas Does Liposuction Treat?

Liposuction treatment areasLiposuction can essentially be used anywhere there is excess, stubborn fat. The most common treatment areas are different for men and women.

  • For men, the most common areas are the belly, flanks (love handles), the chest area (especially useful to treat gynecomastia), and the neck and chin.
  • Women usually request liposuction for the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, buttocks, lower back, and the neck and chin.

Dr. Galante can also perform liposuction on the knees, calves, ankles, or other areas.

Liposuction With Skin Excision

Pregnancy and significant weight changes often leave excess fat and lax skin around the midsection. While liposuction is effective for reducing fat, it does not provide significant skin tightening. A tummy tuck is usually required to completely rejuvenate the abdominal area.

The drawback for some patients is that a tummy tuck usually involves several weeks of downtime. When patients want a less invasive option, Dr. Galante may perform liposuction with skin excision to remove abdominal fat and most of the excess skin that is left behind. While this procedure does not flatten bulging abdominal muscles, patients often appreciate the smoother look they attain with reduced downtime compared with a tummy tuck.

Procedure Specifics

Dr. Galante performs tumescent liposuction on an outpatient basis – using either local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia – so you can return home the same day. Tumescent liposuction includes the injection of a saline solution combined with local anesthetic and adrenaline. The anesthetic keeps you comfortable for several hours after your procedure, and the adrenaline minimizes bruising by decreasing bleeding.

During liposuction, Dr. Galante uses a cannula (a thin tube) to suction out the fat deposits through small incisions. The tumescent technique is gentler on your body than previous liposuction techniques because it causes minimal trauma to surrounding tissue, reducing swelling and pain. Your procedure may last from 1 to 2 hours on average, depending on the number of areas treated.

Dr. Galante

Meet Dr. Gus Galante

Thank you for visiting the Indiana plastic surgery practice of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gus Galante. Our team is committed to providing you with the information you need to make an educated decision about your procedure. We offer a full range of surgical and non-surgical treatments such as breast augmentation, liposuction, and BOTOX® Cosmetic. Our goal is to make sure you feel comfortable and confident about your choices. We have offices in Valparaiso and Schererville for your convenience.

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After Your Liposuction Procedure

What to Expect

It is normal to experience one or more of the following temporary side effects:

  • Swelling
  • Soreness
  • Decrease in energy
  • Numbness, tingling, & itching

Call our office if you have any concerns.

You will return home the day of your liposuction procedure with compression garments on the treated areas. These elastic garments minimize swelling and help the overlying skin and layer of superficial fat form smooth contours during the healing process. Expect to feel sore for a few days after the procedure. Most patients manage any discomfort with oral medication.

You’ll need to wear the compression garments over treated areas for about 1 month. You can resume light physical activities after a week, but plan to avoid strenuous workouts for 4 to 6 weeks.

Keep in mind that your recovery timeline will vary with the size and number of areas treated, and whether you have liposuction performed individually or along with other procedures.

Helpful Tips for Recovery

  • Have plenty of clean towels on hand for the first few days after liposuction because tumescent fluid may drain out of the incisions.
  • Buy 2 sets of compression garments so you have one to wear while the other is being washed. We can recommend garments for your needs.
  • Get up and do some gentle walking several times a day to facilitate the healing process.
  • Wear a thin cotton T-shirt or tank top under your compression garment for improved comfort.
  • Be patient because it may take 3 to 6 months for you to achieve your final results.
  • Eat healthy. Resist the urge to indulge in comfort foods, especially when you’re feeling sore and tired after surgery.
  • Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.

Liposuction for Men

Over the years, liposuction has increased in popularity among men. It is now one of the most common plastic surgery procedures for my male patients. In many circumstances, it can be an effective way to improve a man’s physique with minimal scarring.

Although the procedure is generally the same for men and women, women often get treatment on their thighs, while men are more likely to have liposuction on their flanks and abdomen. Patients often report that even with frequent exercise and a balanced diet, pockets of fat in these places remain. Fortunately, the skin on the flanks is generally thick and elastic, and will shrink down once the fat is removed. Treatment on the abdomen also provides great results for men. Liposuction can give male patients a leaner and more athletic appearance.

More Information

  • Dr. Galante performs liposuction on many areas of the body, including the abdomen, hips, back and thighs. He commonly treats the neck – often in combination with a facelift.
  • Dr. Galante often combines liposuction with tummy tuck and breast enhancement procedures.
  • If you still have questions about the procedure, please visit our Liposuction FAQ page.

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