Losing weight is hard, and spot reducing can be next to impossible. People come to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Augenstein for liposuction in Charlotte, NC, to sculpt their bodies in ways diet and exercise can’t. With this procedure, you can more accurately target even your most stubborn areas of fat to achieve the slim, sleek contours you want.
Are You a Candidate?
Liposuction is an excellent procedure for men and women who are at a healthy weight but struggle with isolated pockets of fat. People who are likely to benefit from liposuction with Dr. Augenstein are those who:
- Have maintained a healthy body weight for several months
- Have small areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise
- Have good skin elasticity
How You’ll Benefit
Liposuction can help you remove stubborn rolls and bulges for an improved body shape. You’ll enjoy a slimmer physique with sleeker, more toned-looking body contours.
Common treatment areas include:
- Flanks (love handles)
- Inner thighs or outer thighs (saddlebags)
- Bra-line or back fat
- Double chin
- Abdomen or waist (spare tire, muffin top)
When used for facial rejuvenation, liposuction can reduce signs of aging by removing pockets of fat in the neck or under the chin. Dr. Augenstein can also transfer fat to areas of the face that have lost volume, such as the cheeks. The result is a refreshed, younger-looking you.
A Personalized Experience
Dr. Augenstein uses a combination of techniques to ensure that your procedure is safe and effective. Depending on your needs, he may recommend one or more of the following:
- Tumescent liposuction: This is considered the “gold standard” of liposuction techniques. Tumescent liposuction is a tried-and-true method of fat removal that uses an anesthetic solution to reduce bruising and bleeding and improve the effectiveness of the liposuction procedure.
- Power-assisted liposuction (PAL): Dr. Augenstein almost always uses the PAL approach as part of his liposuction surgery. The technique uses a vibrating hand piece to loosen fat cells and reduce the amount of manual force needed to break up unwanted fat. This means you experience less bruising, swelling, and discomfort after surgery.
- Fat grafting: Dr. Augenstein can transfer unwanted fat from an undesirable location to a more aesthetically beneficial area. He uses fat transfer during a Brazilian butt lift and often during facial rejuvenation.
In most cases, you will return home the day of your procedure in the care of a friend or loved one. Most people recover from liposuction quickly with relatively little discomfort. You will have swelling, bruising, and soreness, which some people compare to the muscle aches you feel after a hard workout.
You will wear a compression garment over the treatment to help with swelling and improve healing. Dr. Augenstein will provide detailed post-op instructions which will cover this and all of your other aftercare questions.
Most people take 2 to 4 days away from work and 2 to 4 weeks off from vigorous exercise. Light walking is encouraged starting the day of surgery.
While you will see immediate improvement after liposuction, it can take several months for swelling to go away completely and for your final results to take shape.
Common Liposuction Questions
The cost of liposuction varies, and the size of the treatment area as well as any other procedures you have will factor into the total price. According to RealSelf.com, the average cost of liposuction in Charlotte, NC, is around $6,025.
Dr. Augenstein has used Smartlipo and is experienced performing this technique. However, he has found that combining tumescent and power-assisted liposuction provides a safer procedure and better results.
SAFELipo is a 3-step approach that enables Dr. Augenstein to remove large volumes of fat without compromising safety or creating contour irregularities. Dr. Augenstein uses this technique when performing liposuction on every patient.
Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure and won’t prevent you from gaining weight. Although liposuction removes fat cells permanently, remaining fat cells can expand if you consume more calories than you burn. Eating right and exercising regularly can help you maintain your results.
Dr. Augenstein’s refined surgical techniques have earned him an outstanding reputation as one of the best liposuction surgeons in Charlotte, NC. If you feel frustrated because you work out, eat right, and still don’t see the results you want, liposuction may benefit you. Request a consultation online, or call our office to schedule your appointment.
From Our Clients
“Adam C. Augenstein, MD is down to earth, very modest, and personable. He is extremely attentive to details and has the utmost consideration when operating and caring for all his patients so all experience the highest-level care and safety.”
“Phenomenal facility, staff, and Adam C. Augenstein, MD was amazing! He listened to my concerns and created the game plan for treatment. He made me feel as though my concerns mattered and he wasn’t trying to just sell me on more surgery.”
“I love my plastic surgeon! Adam C. Augenstein, MD is top notch! I am so happy with my legs, even with the swelling! I went in on February 9, 2016, after a year of back and forth wondering if I should or not, but I finally did it and I am thrilled!”
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Ever ask your nurse or doctor friend who they would recommend? Maybe you have wondered who operating room staff would go to for their plastic surgery procedure? It is Dr. Augenstein. I worked with a plastic surgeon a decade ago who educated me on what to look for in a surgeon if I ever felt the need for a "mommy makeover" after I was done having children. 10 years and 3 children later I decided it was time. As a physician myself, I have quietly watched the work of many plastic surgeons here in Charlotte and during my training, residency and fellowship in 2 other states waiting to meet one that would measure up to standard I was told years ago. It was with Dr. Augenstein that I found a match. What is the standard? For me it was Board Certification in Plastic Surgery, excellent surgical skill, deep medical knowledge and great bedside manner. He actually exceeds this standard. On my initial visit I told him about a friend who was going through personal difficulty. He has asked about her every time I have seen him after and went out of his way to help a women he had never met. I have seen him with his other patients and he genuinely has a deep caring for them personally and wants them to be happy with themselves and their results. During the consultation I inquired about Cool Sculpting he was honest and didn't up sell me on a procedure I didn't need. Fast forward to the procedure and my results. One of the other reasons I chose him was that he uses a Board Certified Anesthesiologist to oversee the anesthesia to provide his patients with the best care. I was EXTREMELY nervous the day of the procedure and he and the anesthesia team took incredible care of me. He and the anesthesiologists he uses practice multi-modal anesthesia to limit the amount of discomfort and nausea I had after the procedure. I felt so great after my tummy tuck, breast lift and augmentation that I could have gone back to work after 4-5 days of rest! His office is immaculate and his office staff are top notch. I can go on and on and on. In fact, I would be willing to talk to you personally if you had any reservations about having the procedure I had or who to choose. He has my permission to give you my contact info.
Thank you "C.C." for your incredibly kind words!
I was referred to Dr. Augenstein by one of his patients. I had a bad reaction to Juvederm that was given to me elsewhere. He saw me right away as a new patient and has been working with me weekly to correct it. He is very personable as well as his staff. Couldn't ask for a better doctor! Highly recommend!
Dr. Augenstein and his staff were wonderful. The office was beautiful and everyone was extremely friendly and approachable. I liked that he took the time to see what results I was looking for and really put me at ease because I was a little nervous!