About this Treatment
Liposuction, sometimes referred to as ‘lipo’ by patients, is a minimally invasive aesthetic surgical technique that removes excess fat deposits to improve and balance body contour and shape.
Advances in technology have developed improved and more efficient energy systems, such as VASER Ultrasonic Liposuction, that allow more gentle and efficient fat removal with less bruising and downtime than traditional methods. If you are looking for liposuction in Toledo, our team of trained experts can help.
What It Is
Liposuction by Dr. Frank Barone in Toledo, Ohio is a very popular treatment because of its ability to remove excess fat deposits safely and effectively under the skin (subcutaneous fat) that do not respond adequately to weight loss and exercise. Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or substitute for weight loss; it is a body contouring and shaping technique that can restore balance and harmony to many areas of the body. Unlike weight loss that results is general loss of fat excess over the entire body, liposuction is a type of ’sculpting’ technique that allows predictable and planned reduction of fat in specific amounts from the treated area. EVOLV Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics also offers state-of-the-art non-surgical fat reduction methods such as Vanquish ME, Exilis Ultra, and EMSCULPT which are office procedures to reduce smaller amounts of fat excess and tone the tissues.
What It Treats
Abdomen, pubic area, hips, and flanks
Buttocks and lower back
Bra line and upper back
Breasts and cchest
Upper arms and under arm (axilla)
Thighs, knees, calves, and ankles
- 1.5 - 3 hours
- 2.5 - 3.5 weeks
- Targeted Fat Reduction Selectively and precisely removes fat deposits restoring balance and harmony to the body contour.
- Improved Proportions Restore proportion to many body areas that have fat excess or imbalance from weight gain, aging, or heredity.
- Effective Treatments Utilizing VASER Liposuction results in more effective and less invasive fat removal, some skin and tissue tightening, and minimal disruption of nerves and blood vessels reducing discomfort and recovery time.
- Dual Purpose Treatment Liposuction fat removal can be modified to harvest fat cells for processing and fat transfer to other parts of the body needing volume enhancement.
- Increased Self-Confidence Can improve self-confidence and quality of life by restoring attractive proportions and youthful body contour not responsive to weight loss and exercise.
- Versatile Use May often be combined with other aesthetic procedures such as tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to enhance and optimize overall benefits.
How Liposuction Works
As with all aesthetic surgical procedures at EVOLV Plastic Surgery, liposuction work up involves complete evaluation, examination, discussion of goals, and creation of a personalized, and comprehensive surgical plan. Your surgeon will assist you in determining whether liposuction contouring alone or considering excess skin removal and lifting would best meet your expectations and goals. Discussion of non-surgical options, if appropriate, will also be done. Patient photos are reviewed, and considerations discussed, including incision location, additional procedures, recovery time, costs, and desired expectations and results.
Liposuction contouring surgery is done in an accredited outpatient surgery center under a light general or intravenous anesthetic administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist and experienced licensed nursing staff. Revisions or minor procedures may be done in some cases in the office procedure room under a local anesthetic with oral sedation when appropriate.
Incisions for liposuction in Toledo will depend upon the area of treatment. If skin removal such as a ‘tummy tuck’ or abdominoplasty is planned the incisions may be within the skin to be removed. Liposuction access incisions are small punctures and placement is planned where it will allow proper correction and be less noticeable. Excess fat removal by ultrasonic (Vaser) or liposuction is done through small access incisions typically within the skin to be removed or hidden in natural creases.
After the planned anesthetic is given, a dilute solution of adrenaline and lidocaine (tumescent solution) is perfused throughout the surgical sites and fatty excess to be removed. This is essential to minimize bleeding and discomfort allowing lower levels of general anesthetic and to cool the tissue for Vaser treatment. If fat grafting is planned, a specific harvesting technique and fat collection system is used to purify and maximize fat cell viability. After releasing the fat with ultrasonic energy, the liquified fat is gently removed by gentle suction. If maximal tissue tightening is desired, the suctioned area is then treated with Renuvion JPlasma, a new and exciting technology that uses a proprietary plasma energy to tighten the under surface of the skin and tissue. Long-acting nerve blocks (Exparel) for comfort are placed and a specialized compression garment is applied to complete the procedure.
You will return to the office in a few days after surgery for your first dressing change. We will remove skin sutures from the liposuction access sites at one week. You will see the visible improvements immediately and they will continue to get better as swelling and bruising subside. Post-operative therapeutic treatments with lymphatic and sound wave massage, LED LightStim bed treatment and other proven modalities will be available to significantly reduce swelling, discomfort, and downtime. We will give you specific instructions and recommendations on activities and care of the operative site at each visit.
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Before & After
What Our Patients Are Saying
I recently had a breast reduction and liposuction of the abdomen, hips, flanks, and back done by Dr. Barone. After having a consultation at another plastic surgeons office I can honestly say that from the very first appointment at Dr. Barone’s Office I was treated fantastic! My consultation was almost 2 hours in length and extremely thorough. Dr. Barone took the time to explain the different options that I had available and what each option would consist of. The pre-op appointment was just as thorough. Susie, one of Dr. Barone’s nurses explained the pre-treatment requirements for the surgery, they gave me a bag full of vitamins that I was to start taking to aid in my healing, Susie’s phone number to call if there were any issues after the surgery, and to top it off a booklet that explained everything pre-op and post-op for my procedures. I had the same great experience at the Surgery Center. The nurses were great, as was the anesthesiologist! Recovery was of course uncomfortable, but nothing that I would say I would ever go through again. I was back to work in 2 weeks! Now for the best part…my results are nothing short of exceptional. Dr. Barone is truly a perfectionist! My breasts look AMAZING! The vaser liposuction did its job, too! Although I am only 3 weeks post-op, and still have some swelling, I can tell that my body has changed dramatically. I would recommend Dr. Barone and his amazing staff (Julie, Amy, Susie, etc.) to anyone! I am already thinking about some other things that I would like to have done, and I know exactly where I will be going!
Very detailed explanation of what the surgery would entail. Very friendly staff. Videos of what it would look like.
Total understanding of the type of procedure that I was going to have. Patient care post op and the staff within the office was just wonderful.
Dr. Barone and his team are always professional and knowledgeable about any questions or concerns I may have and the results have been as described and have achieved the hoped results. [Single best thing is…] Expertise of Dr. Barone and the entire team.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your Safety Matters.
It is important to remember that the training and experience of your plastic surgeon and staff are the most important criteria in achieving safe and natural appearing results with liposuction.
Patient safety and natural appearing results are the major priority for every procedure at EVOLV Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics.
In addition to plastic surgery residency and achieving board-certification, Dr. Barone completed advanced fellowship specialty training and research in cosmetic and aesthetic surgery and medicine. Dr. Barone is an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) which admits only board-certified plastic surgeons who have achieved recognition and expertise in aesthetic surgery and medicine. Dr. Barone has conducted clinical research, published numerous articles, and served as a lecturer and instructor for other plastic surgeons and companies.
All major cosmetic surgical procedures at EVOLV Plastic Surgery are performed only in a fully accredited surgical center with experienced and licensed staff. Candidates considering liposuction at EVOLV are thoroughly evaluated and fully informed and prepared for the procedure. Both pre- and post-operative education and guidance along with specific therapeutic services to reduce swelling and downtime are emphasized to improve safety and outcomes and to reduce potential complications.