Put the finishing touches on your body by sculpting away stubborn fat and revealing slimmer contours you love from head to toe. At the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters uses today’s best, most advanced liposuction techniques to help his Metairie and New Orleans, LA, patients reshape their “problem areas” and feel more confident.

You’ll find answers to the top liposuction questions below, from how much the surgery costs to what the recovery timeline looks like. We’re here to help you get the information and the shape you want.

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What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction, or lipo, is a body contouring surgery that reduces pockets of fat to create a more streamlined, proportional appearance. During the procedure, Dr. Walters suctions out excess fat tissue from frustrating areas that resist your best diet and exercise efforts.

How Much Does Liposuction Cost in New Orleans?

Liposuction prices vary depending on the number of areas treated, the complexity of the procedure, and the technique used. During the consultation process, we will provide you with a personalized pricing estimate based on your unique treatment plan.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Liposuction?

This fat removal surgery is an effective option for people who are at or near their ideal weight but have troublesome areas of fat that bother them. However, liposuction is a cosmetic treatment, not a weight loss solution.

Candidates should be in good general health with a positive mindset and realistic expectations. The surgery does not address stretched skin, so candidates should have firm, elastic skin. Women may want to postpone liposuction until after having children, as weight fluctuations could affect long-term results. If you’re getting liposuction after having children, you may want to consider a mommy makeover that combines liposuction with tummy tuck surgery and a breast lift or augmentation.

Types of Liposuction

Dr. Walters offers multiple innovative liposuction techniques to deliver an exceptional patient experience and results.

Traditional Liposuction

This time-tested technique uses a straw-like cannula to break up and remove unwanted fat.


This approach adds ultrasound energy to liquefy fat for easier removal with less damage to surrounding tissues.

Hi-Definition Liposuction

Dr. Walters uses VASERlipo to perform this hi-def approach, ideal for muscle etching and detailed sculpting.

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How Much Weight Will I Lose With Liposuction?

Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. Most people lose less than 10 pounds after a procedure. Keep in mind it is normal for swelling and fluid retention to cause fluctuations on the scale in the weeks following surgery.

Liposuction can treat the following areas: chin and neck, upper arms, back, bra line, abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs, and calves.
Liposuction can treat the following areas: chin and neck, upper arms, back, bra line, abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs, and calves.

Should I Get Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck?

Liposuction and tummy tuck surgery offer unique body contouring benefits:

  • You should consider liposuction if your primary concern is stubborn fat, but you are happy with your skin tone.
  • You should consider a tummy tuck if your primary concerns are loose, hanging skin on the abdomen and a protruding belly from stretched or separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti).
  • You should consider combining liposuction and a tummy tuck if you are looking to tighten abdominal skin and muscles and want to sculpt away stubborn fat from areas like the flanks, abdomen, and hips.

Many women combine these procedures with breast enhancement in a procedure called a mommy makeover, ideal for a total body transformation after pregnancy or weight loss.

What To Expect During Your Liposuction Consultation

Our goal is to empower you during the consultation process by providing all the tools you need to make informed decisions on your aesthetic journey. To that end, we take a two-step consultation approach:

  1. Your Phone Consultation: You will start with a phone consultation with our patient care coordinator to help you get the most out of your in-person consultation with Dr. Walters. Our coordinator will help you uncover what questions to ask the doctor and provide more information on pricing, scheduling, recovery, and the treatments that may be right for you.
  2. Your In-Person Consultation: You will meet with both Dr. Walters and our patient care coordinator in our beautiful office space for your thorough in-person consult. Dr. Walters will evaluate your concerns and show you a 3D simulation of what the procedure can accomplish. The goal is for you to be well informed and one step closer to attaining your cosmetic goals. We want to help you feel and look amazing.
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“He beautifully sculpted a problem area, giving me exactly what I wanted: a body in proportion to itself.”

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Jules Walters, M.D.
Meet Our Surgeon

Jules Walters, M.D.

Dr. Walters draws from his exceptional training, experience, and skill to create beautiful, natural-looking results. He is board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, and completed extensive training in both aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. His memberships include:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Louisiana Society of Plastic Surgeons, President
  • American Medical Association

His credentials, integrity, and patient-centered approach make him one of the best-rated plastic surgeons in New Orleans.

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Credentials You Can Trust

Dr. Walters credentials

Credentials You Can Trust

Dr. Walters credentials

How Is Liposuction Performed?

Liposuction is performed in an outpatient setting, typically at the AAAHC-accredited Houma Outpatient Surgery Center. You will be placed under general anesthesia, meaning you will be comfortably asleep throughout the surgery.

Dr. Walters begins by creating a punch-hole incision in the skin and inserting a cannula, a special tool that makes it easier to loosen the fatty tissue being suctioned out. After removing the targeted fat, Dr. Walters seals the small incision.

Based on the number of areas being treated, your procedure may take several hours. In our separate recovery area, your post-op nurse will assist you with managing any discomfort and look after your treated areas until you are sent home in the care of a trusted loved one.

What Is Liposuction Recovery Like?

You may need to stay at home for several weeks after liposuction, depending on the number of sections treated and the amount of fat removed. It’s typical to have bruising and swelling for 1 or 2 weeks, and you should have stitches taken out 7 to 10 days after surgery.

The most important thing to do following any surgery is to give your body time to rest and heal. When you decide to go back to your job after your surgery, you should remember to minimize stress and strenuous activity. To increase your strength and stamina, try walking and light workouts as recommended by Dr. Walters. Remember, you may notice some improvements soon after your surgery, but it will take around 6 months until your new body contour and shape is complete.

Post-Op Experience

Our care for you continues long after you leave the office. Your recovery experience includes:

  • 24/7 Follow-Up Care: Dr. Walters will call to check on you after surgery. You will also have his personal cell phone number to reach him at any time.
  • Lymphatic Massage: We will refer you to a local massage therapist for a manual lymphatic drainage protocol starting 1 to 3 days after surgery.
  • Post-Op Garments: We will send you home with any post-surgical garments you need.
  • Scar Therapy: We offer scar gel, scar sheeting, and laser treatments to reduce visible scarring.
  • Accommodations & Transportation: We work with certified nurses in the area to provide transportation and overnight care services, if needed.
  • Guidance & Support: Your helpful patient care coordinator and surgical nurse will educate and advise you each step of the way.

What Do Liposuction Scars Look Like?

Liposuction scars are typically very small, often only millimeters long. Dr. Walters disguises these along natural body contours or in areas that are easily covered, even in swimwear. We also offer multiple therapies to minimize your scarring, including scar gel, scar sheeting, and laser treatments.

How Long Do Liposuction Results Last?

As long as you stay committed to a healthy lifestyle and avoid any major fluctuations in your weight, your results should last indefinitely. If you do gain weight, you will gain it more evenly across your body, as the fat cells that have been removed are gone for good.

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If you would like to discuss liposuction one-on-one with Dr. Walters, please request a consultation online or call (504) 517-6200. the MODERN welcomes people from Mandeville, Covington, Southern Louisiana, and beyond.

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