Do you have excess fat in areas like your stomach and thighs? Are you self-conscious about your appearance? To help improve your self-image, Dr. Oliver P. Simmons may recommend liposuction. Liposuction is a procedure that is performed to sculpt the body by removing excess fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks, and neck. Liposuction, which is also known as lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, has had several new refinements over the last decade. These new techniques, which include power liposuction, ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL), and the tumescent technique, help plastic surgeons provide patients with more precise results and quicker recovery times.

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If you have localized excess fat or if you desire contouring in one or more of the following areas, you may be a good candidate for liposuction:

  • Cheeks, jowls, and neck
  • Upper arms
  • Breast or chest areas
  • Back
  • Abdomen and waist
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Inner knee
  • Calves and ankles


VASERlipo –  This is the absolutely most exciting innovation in body contouring that has become available in the last twenty years.  It does for liposuction what microsurgery has done for reconstruction.  It has opened a whole new realm of patients to both liposuction and lipocontouring and has raised the bar in invasive liposuction and made surgery so gentle and recovery so quick that it often rivals the non invasive techniques.  Vaserlipo allows for creations of positive and negative spaces. Also, the 4-d enhancement that can be a part of liposculpture allows for the most refined, best looking results available to all shapes and sizes of people. The procedure can also allow for very gentle fat harvest for other body enhancements and sculpting many of the body structures that were only visible through very strict dieting and excessive exercising.  Those in the business know that when you see a body that is fully sculpted, they often are the results of artful treatment with the newest generation of VASERlipo select.



Odor reduction/sweat reduction surgery –  Miradry is a new innovative procedure to help with this that has all but replaced axillary Botox treatments.  At Simmons Plastic Surgery, we now offer the newest alternative to this procedure.  VASER liposuction – This procedure uses VASERlipo in the sub-dermal axilla to reduce or eliminate your excess sweating and odor.  It typically takes just 1-2 hours, and your sweaty armpits are a thing of the past.  After the initial Miradry injections, the procedure is painless and usually only required one day off work to complete.


Liposuction can be performed in conjunction with other plastic surgery procedures like a facelift, breast reduction, or a tummy tuck. For more information about liposuction in Lexington, South Carolina, and to schedule a consultation with our friendly team, we invite you to contact Simmons Plastic Surgery today.

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