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 | Valparaiso & 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 | Valparaiso & 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 | Valparaiso & 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
Liposuction Case 163 Before & After View #1 | Valparaiso & 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 | Valparaiso & 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 208 Before & After Front | Valparaiso & 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 100 Before & After View #1 | Valparaiso & 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 110 Before & After View #1 | Valparaiso & 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

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.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Gustavo E. Galant, M.D, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jun 9, 2021
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff were very welcoming and knowledgeable. They made me feel very comfortable and explained everything thoroughly. Not only did the staff and Dr. Galante take the time to understand my careers, and hone life, but they were also able to calm my fears about surgery. They are truly professionals! Highly, highly recommend!
HealthGrades
5.0/5
May 24, 2021
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff have been EXCEPTIONAL throughout this process. I had breast augmentation and everything the doctor and nurse told me to expect was to a T. In the Operating room Dr. Galante made me feel so calm, comforted, and safe. He put on music of my choice, and with a smile held my hand and didn’t let go (until I fell asleep of course) Afterwards, recovery nurse absolutely AMAZING! Received a personal phone call from Dr. Galante that night just to follow up and see how I was feeling. Few days later, the surgical center checked on me to also see how Everything was progressing. My recovery is only 9 days post op and IM IN LOVE WITH THE RESULTS!! I did my research and I would do it ALL OVER again with this physician and staff! I have so many people to refer and honestly if you want superb results and patient care, go to THE BEST! Thank you Dr. Galante and staff.
Google
5.0/5
Apr 22, 2021
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
My only regret is that I didn’t come here sooner!!! I was working so hard in the gym but couldn’t see results because my body was so rough from having babies. Dr. Galante changed all of that! It is miraculous to me that so many kind, hospitable, and encouraging people all work in one office! I was feeling really nervous and pretty insecure about the whole process, especially because I had received consultations from elsewhere and had a very negative experience. Dr. Galante and his staff were so uplifting and made me feel beautiful even before my procedure. He could charge a lot more for his work but doesn’t, I think because he just likes helping others feel beautiful. Every person in this office is gifted with making people feel welcome and cared for. Also, his work is incredible. He far exceeded my expectations for what I would look like after my surgery. I will never go anywhere else and I encourage all of my friends to see him. Thank you, Dr. Galante and staff for taking such good care of me! My results are amazing and just keep getting better.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 16, 2021
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Had a brow, neck and face lift. Dr. Galante did an excellent job. The doctor and staff was amazing. The scars you don't notice, can't believe how you have to point them out to see them. Can't wait till I can go back and have other procedures done. Their concerns are what you want and what will make you happy. I highly recommend the work of him and his staff.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 9, 2021
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr Galante is amazing! I recently had breast augmentation in Nov 2020. I am a mother of 3 children and work full time. I went to a total of 4 consultations with other surgeons and decided to go with Dr Galante. He took his time and went through everything. He answered my questions and concerns. I was so nervous on the day of surgery and is whole team of nurses, surgical tech, and CRNA made the process easy. I have no regrets and am very pleased with my results, he did exactly what I asked and I feel amazing!!
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Sep 12, 2020
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Flawless. I recently had breast implant removal and replacement with Dr. Galante, who came highly recommended, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. After many years, I was at a crossroads about having my implants removed or replacing them. At the consultation, Dr. Galante and Megan, nurse & patient coordinator, we’re attentive, informative and caring. They gave me the information, pros and cons, and didn’t try to sway my decision either way. I didn’t wait too long and decided to go for it and have removal and replacement. He is a truly gifted surgeon and put in just the right size for my frame. This breast surgery was a cinch the second time around. Wish I hadn’t waited. His staff are all very nice and professional. The nurses and anesthesiologists at the clinic all top notch too. It was win win! Thank you!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 20, 2020
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
BEST decision I’ve ever made!! I have had two procedures done by Dr. Galante, including a breast augmentation and lower eyelid procedure, and have recommended many friends to him! I got my breasts done 7 years ago now and have never felt more confident in my own skin, I will be surprised if they ever need to be replaced. While the healing was a bit uncomfortable, I would do it a million times over again. They look SO GOOD. I can’t tell you how many “compliments” I’ve gotten on them. My lower eyelid lift was a few days ago & WOW the results already! My eyes look like they did before I hit puberty. Although I’m not fully healed I am already so happy. He is a true artist and extremely professional. Wonderful staff as well! Would highly recommend him and his practice!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 8, 2020
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
It has been 7 months since my breast reduction and I couldn’t be happier! From beginning to end Dr. Galante and his entire staff have been outstanding. The high reviews and no consultation fee is what first drew me. From day one he makes you feel very comfortable and secure. He is patient and friendly. Most importantly, he is informative and he knows what he’s doing! I love my results. This was so worth it! Absolute best decision I could’ve made. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 18, 2020
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I highly recommend Dr. Galante and his staff. Everyone on staff is truly wonderful! My results exceeded my expectations. I love the way Iook! The Dr. and staff made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process.
Facebook
5.0/5
Apr 16, 2020
Facebook Gustavo E. Galante, MD
He is 1 of my FAVORITE Dr.'s! So sincere n makes you feel VERY COMFORTABLE! ❤❤❤❤
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jan 31, 2020
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante is very knowledgeable, caring, and exhibits excellent judgement.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 10, 2019
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff are all fine, compassionate people and his skill is second to none! As I have moved many times over the years, my body is my primary household; my experience with Dr. Galante changed my life vastly for the better and I thank him every day!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 13, 2019
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff are wonderful. This was my first plastic surgery experience and I’m extremely satisfied. The doctor and his staff are very thorough while explaining the procedure, costs, options, and results. I felt like Dr. Galante helped me make decisions of what size implants fit me best based on my “ideal” size and my body size/structure. He made sure to give me the most realistic size for my build. I felt like the pre-op directions were very straight forward and easy to understand and I never got nervous or felt like I had unanswered questions going into surgery. The post-op follow ups and appointments were also thorough and I felt comfortable being under Dr. Galante’s care. Never did I feel uncomfortable or uneasy about my decision, the procedure, or the professionalism of Dr Galante and his staff. To some people, undergoing a procedure like I did (along with all of the appointments) May make them feel uncomfortable, vulnerable, or uneasy but I promise that you will not get this feeling around Dr. Galante and his staff. They are EXTREMELY professional, helpful, informative, thorough, and friendly. I’m beyond satisfied with my procedure and experience and appreciate all of the care that I received from Dr. Galante and his staff. Thank you so much & I will definitely be back in the future.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 7, 2019
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I am beyond pleased with my results, the amazing, compassionate staff and of course the brilliant mind and magically talented hands of Dr Galante. From the minute you walk in for your very 1st consultation, to scheduling, to the Dr holding your hand as you are being put under anesthesia, to the phone call from him later that evening of surgery checking in on you, till your last post op appointment you feel comfort, ease and confident you chose the right doctor. He answered all my questions. Gave me realistic expectations. Told me exactly what to expect and when to expect it. I’m so happy he was able to give me back physically something I couldn’t achieve on my own and a new sense of confidence! He and his staff really are the best!
RateMDs
5.0/5
Jul 27, 2019
RateMDs Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I had an abdominoplasty performed by Dr Galante. During the consultation he was very personal-able and knowledgeable. He gave me realistic expectations of my requested procedures. He was familiar with the tendency of ethnicities with more melanin to keloid. . And had a plan to minimize them if it happened. He patiently answered our questions and didn’t attempt to push unnecessary procedures. I was particularly impressed with his concern for my medical safety by explaining the risks of staying under anesthesia too long and getting multiple procedure at once. Office staff was also wonderful. Surgicenter was clean and the staff outstanding. My husband and I are totally thrilled with my results. Yes, I would do it again. Absolutely. I highly recommend him to everyone.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Jul 27, 2019
HealthGrades Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I had an abdominoplasty performed by Dr Galante. During the consultation he was very personal-able and knowledgeable. He gave me realistic expectations of my requested procedures. He was familiar with the tendency of ethnicities with more melanin to keloid. . And had a plan to minimize them if it happened. He patiently answered our questions and didn’t attempt to push unnecessary procedures. I was particularly impressed with his concern for my medical safety by explaining the risks of staying under anesthesia too long and getting multiple procedure at once. Office staff was also wonderful. Surgicenter was clean and the staff outstanding. My husband and I are totally thrilled with my results. Yes, I would do it again. Absolutely. I highly recommend him to everyone.
RateMDs
5.0/5
Jun 30, 2019
RateMDs Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff are extremely professional and beyond knowledgable. They guide and comfort you before, during, and after your procedure. He and his team answer any question you may have straight forward and make aware all the fine print. HIGHLY recommend!
Google
5.0/5
May 28, 2019
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his entire staff are amazing at what they do! They were all so nice and informative while giving me the best possible care for my breast augmentation, while even holding my hand through anesthesia. They called frequently to check up on me after surgery and made me feel so comfortable throughout the entire process. Dr. Galante was so easy to trust and I am very happy with my results!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 13, 2019
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
Dr. Galante and his staff were wonderful.They made me feel very comfortable and answered all my questions. Everything that Dr. Galante told me to expect after my procedure was exactly correct ,which made things so much easier. And like he promised, he called me in the evening after surgery to check up on me. That was great. He did an exceptional job and I love the way I look. It's like living a dream.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 24, 2018
Google Gustavo E. Galante, MD
I would highly recommend Nikki for Botox. I had several experiences with other injectable providers and felt it was just ok. Nikki has great knowledge of how it works and is realistic and honest about expectations. She has an eye for the smallest detail, which is what I was looking for and expect. I totally trust her to keep me looking my best.

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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