Liposuction Specialist

John V. Williams, MD -  - Plastic Surgeon

Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge

John V. Williams, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Baton Rouge, LA & Alexandria, LA

Sometimes eating well and working out isn’t enough to get rid of stubborn excess fat. Diet and exercise can only shrink the size of fat cells, but Dr. John V. Williams at the Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge in Baton Rouge and Alexandria, Louisiana, can help you get rid of those fat cells forever with Liposuction. Dr. Williams studied the Liposuction technique directly from the person who invented it — Dr. Yves-Gerard Illouz, in 1982. Today, Dr. Williams uses PAL (Power Assisted Liposuction) for the newest advance in Liposuction-High Definition Lipostructure. This technique removes fat from selected areas to create a sculptured definition. If you’re considering Liposuction, call or click to book an appointment.

Liposuction Q & A

Who is Liposuction for?

Liposuction removes fat cells by sucking them out of your body through a small tube. This procedure is useful for men and women who have lost weight by other means, such as diet and exercise, but maintain excess fat in specific areas, including the:

  • Hips  
  • Waist  
  • Thighs  
  • Knees
  • Buttocks
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Neck

If you’ve lost weight naturally, the same number of fat cells still exist in your body, they’re just smaller and contain less fat. This collection of extra fat cells makes achieving your ideal appearance difficult. Liposuction removes fat cells from problem areas and improves your body’s contour and proportion.

What doesn’t Liposuction improve?

Liposuction doesn’t improve the following:

  • Obesity
  • Cellulite
  • Loose or sagging skin

What is Tumescent Power-assisted Liposuction?

This technique injects fluid into the fat cells to fill, enlarge and expand them. Just like a balloon that has been overfilled, these enlarged fat cells are much easier to burst. The A suction cannula with high-frequency oscillations gently bursts the enlarged fluid-filled fat cells and removes them with suction. 

What’s recovery like after Liposuction?

After your Liposuction procedure, Dr. Williams places you in a tight-fitting elastic garment to decrease swelling, re-drape the skin, and help shape your new contour. You wear this for about a month.

The amount of fat removed and the number of treatment areas determines recovery time. You should be able to return to work in one or two weeks.

Dr. Williams and his staff at the Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge offer an overnight stay if you’re getting Liposuction and certain other procedures. If you choose to stay the night, a highly trained registered nurse will care for you. Call today to ask about detailed pricing for overnight care.