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    Even very fit individuals can have persistent trouble spots. Liposuction is an excellent solution to stubborn bulges on your abdomen, flanks, arms, legs, neck, and more.

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There are a variety of names for liposuction, including lipo, liposculpture, lipoplasty and suction lipectomy. Whatever they call it, liposuction patients from Columbia and Baltimore, MD, and surrounding areas know that this body contouring procedure is an excellent way to address problem areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Chang has been recognized as a "Top Doc" and dedicates his life to restoring beauty, restoring health. Save $50 on your consultation with Dr. Chang now or call the office of Columbia Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at (410) 740-9330.

Liposuction Before & After Photos

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
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    Case #32

    This 30-year-old woman was interested in a way to remove excess fat deposits on her stomach and flanks. She began considering liposuction in Baltimore. She scheduled a consultation with Dr. Chang.... View Case 

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    Case #1

    This young lady had a breast reduction and lift combined with Baltimore liposuction. Notice the flattening of her stomach and the improvement of her "lovehandle" areas. Also notice the m... View Case 

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    Case #61

    This healthy 42-year-old woman began researching liposuction at the Columbia plastic surgery practice of Dr. Eric Chang when she became frustrated with localized weight gain around her abdomen and... View Case 

Benefits of Liposuction

The number and location of fat cells you have is predetermined by genetics; your lifestyle determines the size of these fat cells. If you're determined to treat the bulges of problem fat that keep you from looking your best, Dr. Chang can help with liposuction. This popular procedure is used to enhance most areas of the body, including the:

  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Upper arms
  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Knees

Although you may have stubborn areas of fat that persist, the good news is that by dieting and exercising, you've done your part to look better. With liposuction, Dr. Chang can take care of the rest and help you to look your best.

Dr. Eric Chang

A board-certified plastic surgeon focused on beautiful results, Dr. Eric Chang looks forward to helping you.

Meet Dr. Chang

Dr. Eric Chang

A board-certified plastic surgeon focused on beautiful results, Dr. Eric Chang looks forward to helping you.

Meet Dr. Chang

Your Liposuction Procedure

Enter the doors of Columbia Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and you will immediately find an environment seemingly designed just for you – it was. And in Dr. Chang, you will find a plastic surgeon who will treat you like you are his number one patient – you are. Therefore, at your consultation, you will have all the time you need to have all of your questions about liposuction answered, as well as any concerns about the body contouring procedure addressed.

After carefully assessing your goals, body type and lifestyle, Dr. Chang will explain the various liposuction treatments available to you today, including tumescent liposuction, the super-wet technique, ultrasound-assisted liposuction, and Smartlipo MPX™ laser-assisted liposuction – as well as make his recommendation. In general, regardless of the type, liposuction can take from as little as 1 hour to as long as 5, depending upon the volume of problem fat being removed. If you're concerned with the appearance of your abdomen, Dr. Chang can perform a tummy tuck with liposuction for even further body sculpting.

Recovery After Liposuction

Because liposuction can be performed on various parts of the body, the recovery process varies from person to person. If only a small area is targeted, such as the chin, neck, or knees, only 2 or 3 days of downtime may be necessary. Larger areas, such as the abdomen, or thighs, may require at least a week of rest and reduced activity at home. Swelling, bruising, and discomfort are typical but manageable with medication. Although most people can return to work after 1 week, it may take up for a month before a patient may fully return to his or her regular activities.

Liposuction FAQ

Can liposuction help me lose weight?

The removed fat will cause a negligible amount of weight loss, and liposuction is not a solution for those who are significantly overweight. Nor is it a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. Liposuction works best on patients who are at or near healthy weights but would like to reduce small, stubborn fat deposits. Although liposuction is not a weight-loss surgery, many patients find that their improved bodies help motivate them to live more healthfully after the procedures — a great added benefit!

Will liposuction address sagging skin?

There is some evidence that laser-assisted liposuction, such as Smartlipo MPX, can tighten targeted skin in addition to removing fat. However, for skin that's significantly loose or sagging, an additional procedure, such as tummy tuck, may be recommended. Surgical procedures remove excess skin as well as fat, redraping it for a smooth, streamlined final result. During your consultation, Dr. Chang helps you decide whether another surgery can better create the results you want.

Can liposuction be combined with other treatments?

Yes. In fact, liposuction is one of the most common "partner procedures" because Dr. Chang can easily add it to many other surgeries without affecting the recovery process. Dr. Chang uses liposuction to enhance the results of tummy tuck surgery, neck lift surgery, and mommy makeover procedures, among others.

How long will liposuction results last?

Your body won't generate new fat cells, so the effects of your liposuction procedure could potentially be long lasting. However, the fat cells that remain can get bigger if you don't stick to a good diet and exercise regimen. Dr. Chang encourages his patients to adopt or maintain a healthy lifestyle to get the most out of their results, which can last indefinitely.

Are there non-surgical alternatives?

Dr. Chang currently offers a non-surgical liposuction alternative called CoolSculpting®. Cleared by the FDA, CoolSculpting uses a blast of cold to freeze fat cells, which die at higher temperatures than other cells. The frozen fat cells are naturally broken down by the body over the course of several months following the procedure. In many cases, patients can achieve noticeable results after a single, brief CoolSculpting treatment, although experiences vary. Patients can resume their daily activities immediately afterward.


Giving Back

Dr. Chang giving back

Dr. Chang has traveled abroad with various organizations including ReSurge International (formerly Interplast) and Hospital de la Familia to such remote places such as Nuevo Progreso, Guatemala, Guanajuato, Mexico, and Haiti.

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Columbia Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
8860 Columbia 100 Parkway #206
Columbia, Maryland 21045
Telephone: (410) 740-9330
Fax: (410) 740-9335

Columbia Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: Dr. Eric Chang
8860 Columbia 100 Parkway #206
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 740-9330
Fax: (410) 740-9335

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Chang of Columbia Aesthetic Plastic Surgery offers procedures for the face, breasts and body, including breast augmentation, eyelid surgery, face lift, liposuction, and tummy tuck. The Maryland practice serves patients from Columbia, Ellicott City, Glen Burnie, Frederick, Baltimore, and surrounding cities.