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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