Have you been working out and dieting and still have some stubborn areas of fat that bother you? You are not alone. For many people, stubborn fat rolls can lead to lower self-esteem and prevent them from wearing the clothes they love.
Dr. Nicholas Jones, board certified plastic surgeon, can help you regain confidence by removing pockets of fat with awake liposuction. This innovative fat reduction technique works great for small, defined fat deposits. Virtually anywhere you can grab or pinch of fat, it can be treated painlessly while you are awake.
As the founder of Nip and Tuck Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jones has nearly a decade of experience transforming the bodies and lives of men and women throughout the US and abroad. He is committed to helping you achieve the shapely and toned physique you truly deserve.
Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure that is designed to permanently remove fat with suction. Awake liposuction represents the latest advancement in suction-assisted fat removal.
Unlike traditional liposuction, Dr. Jones removes excess fat under local anesthetic. You will be fully alert as your body is sculpted, yet there will be no pain during your procedure. Since general anesthesia is not needed, you can expect to come around from the surgery more quickly. By choosing Dr. Jones as your Atlanta awake liposuction specialist, you can eliminate fat on body parts that prevent you from having the body you desire.
Offering gentle and safe awake liposuction Atlanta patients at Nip & Tuck can choose from the following areas to reshape:
As the name suggests, awake liposuction is performed while you are conscious. Traditional liposuction is performed under general anesthesia. While full sedation is considered safe for most people, it does have some risks. Anesthesia also causes grogginess for up to 24 hours. Temporary feelings of nausea can also occur in some cases, which can be uncomfortable. Awake liposuction avoids these issues entirely.
The general anesthesia that is used during ordinary liposuction is also more costly since it requires oversight from a highly trained anesthesiologist. It is usually performed in a hospital or outpatient surgery center setting, which can further increase costs. Finally, while serious health risks are rare, many people are simply afraid of anesthesia. Awake liposuction presents an innovative solution. It is performed with local anesthetic only. The procedure takes place in the comfort of Dr. Jones’ office. Since you are awake during your procedure, you will have none of the side effects or risks associated with traditional lipo. The recovery time is also faster.
Awake liposuction is ideal for small fat bulges that resist diet and exercise. Dr. Jones can treat nearly anywhere on your body that you can grab a handful of fat. The procedure is best for defining minor trouble spots. Large fat pockets may require liposuction with general sedation. The choice of general or local anesthesia is based upon the amount of fat that needs to be removed, as well as the expected length of time it takes to perform the procedure. To learn if you are a good candidate for awake liposuction, come meet with Dr. Jones for a private consultation.
Nicholas Jones, MD FACS is a double-board certified plastic surgeon who performs awake liposuction in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Jones is a world-renowned physician who specializes in both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. It is his goal to ensure that you have an aesthetically pleasing result and the highest level of care. Awake liposuction occurs while you are conscious. Local anesthetic and oral medications ensure total comfort during your procedure. Unlike other forms of liposuction, it is performed in a treatment chair right in Dr. Jones’ office. The procedure involves a cannula with a long thin tube that is passed into the target area. A saline solution is injected to break apart fat cells so they can be easily removed with vacuum-like suction. During your procedure, Dr. Jones works the cannula in a back and forth motion to further break down the fat cells. Once the fat is removed, the cannula entry points are closed with small sutures.
While awake liposuction is gentle and painless, it is still an invasive procedure. You will need to schedule at least one week away from work and daily activities to recover. You should avoid strenuous tasks such as exercise or heavy lifting for eight weeks.
In order to speed your healing, compression garments are placed on the treated area. They work by reducing swelling and inflammation so you can see the results faster. Aftercare is minimal. Our Atlanta awake liposuction patients will be provided with simple instructions to follow in the days and weeks after your procedure. Our office will follow up with you regularly to ensure you have a safe and pleasant recovery. In the rare event that you experience an adverse side effect, our team acts swiftly to correct it. You are in good hands with Dr. Jones and his team.
It takes time to see the results of awake liposuction. It is normal for swelling to persist for several weeks or months. As any inflammation subsides, the results of your procedure will become more apparent. Once you have fully recovered, the fat will never come back, unless you gain weight. To maintain your results, it is best to follow a regular diet and exercise plan.
Schedule a private consultation with Dr. Jones today to learn more about improving your body and quality of life with body contouring surgery. With awake liposuction, you can finally achieve the spectacular look you deserve!
The awake liposuction cost varies based on the number of areas treated. Awake liposuction is less costly than traditional liposuction since general anesthesia is not necessary. Awake liposuction takes place in an outpatient setting, so there are no hospital fees.
Not all patients are a good fit for awake liposuction. At your consultation, Dr. Jones will assess your overall health to determine if you are a candidate. Uncontrolled medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea, active use of blood thinners, etc. may be contraindications for awake liposuction.
Because it is done in the office while you are awake, no more than one to two areas can be treated at a time.
Yes, someone must be present to bring you home after your appointment, as you will receive a cocktail of oral medications to ensure a painless experience.
Most patients can return to work within a week.
Come visit Dr. Jones and our team and let us help you achieve the spectacular look you deserve!
3280 Howell Mill Road NW Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30327