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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 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 most common 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.
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.
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.
The cost of liposuction varies 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.
Dr. Walters offers multiple innovative liposuction techniques to deliver an exceptional patient experience and results.
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.
Dr. Walters uses VASERlipo to perform this hi-def approach, ideal for muscle etching and detailed sculpting.
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 and tummy tuck surgery offer unique body contouring benefits:
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.
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:
“He beautifully sculpted a problem area, giving me exactly what I wanted: a body in proportion to itself.”Anonymous, HealthGrades
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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.
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.
Our care for you continues long after you leave the office. Your recovery experience includes:
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.
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.
Read what real people have shared about their experiences at the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa, from the results they achieved to the care they received along the way.
From the beginning to end, Dr. Walters and his team have been excellent! Everyone in the office is so nice and very professional. Great atmosphere! Dr. Walters was very str...– Anacia C.
Dr Walters and his entire Modern staff are the BEST OF THE BEST! I have never met such kind and caring individuals that are happy and enjoy what they do. Dr Walters’s know...– Rhonda H.
Dr. Walters and his team are the BEST, they deserve 10 stars!! At my first visit Dr. Walters was so professional, he took the time and truly listened to me and put any fear...– Jennifer C.
My entire experience was amazing! I am a local here in New Orleans and I’m so glad that I found Dr. Walters and his staff because I was so nervous to travel out of town awa...– Myra G.
I can’t praise Dr. Walters enough for everything he’s done!! From start to finish, he’s been so attentive and thorough. Even texted me after my surgery to make sure I was o...– Kamryn A.
LOVED Dr. Walters. He listens to your desired look, is attentive, kind, very meticulous, and informative. The results speak for itself. Also, the staff members were super s...– Kryslyn J.