What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that can help remove stubborn areas of fat from the body. When pockets of fat in the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, neck, back, arms, or elsewhere, fail to react to healthy diet and exercise, liposuction at our office in Minneapolis serving the entire Minneapolis / St Paul area can provide a safe and effective alternative. Even with the noticeable body contouring improvements, we should remember that liposuction can not replace a healthy lifestyle. However, this procedure is an excellent body contouring option should you be unable to shed pounds due to genetics or other factors.

As a board certified cosmetic and plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher J. Kovanda has the training, skill, and experience to provide safe and effective liposuction body contouring procedures. Our office in Minneapolis serves the entire Minneapolis / St Paul area with comprehensive liposuction evaluations. To learn more about liposuction, or determine if you are a candidate for this popular procedure, contact Kovanda Aesthetic Surgery today.

Common Areas For Liposuction

Liposuction can be performed on a number of areas. These areas include:

  • Thighs
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Abdomen and waist
  • Chest area
  • Cheeks, chin, and neck

Liposuction Before & After

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The Liposuction Procedure

A surgical tube (a cannula) is used during the procedure. It is through this tube that Dr. Kovanda is able to remove the stubborn fat cell deposits. In your consultation appointment, you can discuss your overall cosmetic goals with Dr. Kovanda and develop a plan for the specific areas you would like to target.

Dr. Kovanda performs the advanced Power Assisted Lipoplasty form of liposuction. This procedure involves the use of a special cannula device; one with a high-frequency reciprocating cannula designed to break down the fat, making it easier to remove. Since the removal of fat is easier during Power Assisted Lipoplasty, less bruising and trauma occur than during traditional liposuction, making it a well-tolerated procedure with a quicker recovery.

Liposuction has been performed for over 30 years, during which time many new advancements have been developed. Liposuction’s popularity continues to grow as more and more people decide they no longer need to live with stubborn pockets of fat.

Recovery After Liposuction

Patients may experience mild swelling, bruising and discomfort in the treated area for the next few days after treatment. Dr. Kovanda will supply you with compression garments to help reduce these symptoms. Patients may resume normal activities when they feel up to it within a few days after treatment. Exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for a few weeks.

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Liposuction body contouring at our office in Minneapolis is done with a focus on patient safety, comfort, satisfaction, and the highest quality results. Our cosmetic surgeon is proud to provide those in the Minneapolis / St Paul area not only with the newest advancements in liposuction body contouring procedures, but exceptional, personalized service.

To learn more, call Kovanda Aesthetic Surgery�?at�?(612) 335-9032.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you put to sleep for liposuction?


Can I get liposuction if I am overweight?


Does a tummy tuck remove fat?

It mainly removes excess skin

How much fat can lipo remove?

4.5/5 liters is the max amount

How long do you drain after lipo?

24-48 hours

How can I avoid weight gain after surgery?

healthy eating and exercise

Does liposuction really work?

yes it does

Does fat come back after lipo?


How do you shower after liposuction?

You can shower 48 hours after surgery.

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