Liposuction Surgery in Newark, DE

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Liposuction, commonly referred to as “lipo,” targets small deposits of excess fat to improve bodily contours and help patients look and feel great. This not only improves aesthetic appearance but may also enhance self-confidence. At Advanced Plastic Surgery Center & Nouveau Cosmetic Center in Newark, DE, liposuction is administered to eliminate these stubborn fat pockets.

Liposuction Highlights

  • Personalized consultation to identify problem locations
  • Small areas can be treated in the office under local anesthesia.
  • Large areas are done in an operating room under general anesthesia.
  • Bruising expected, but with noticeable improvement on day 1
  • Continued improvement as swelling resolves over the next 3 months
  • Surgical garment worn for 4 weeks
  • Moderate discomfort for a few days, ideally 4-7 days off work
  • 4 weeks until full exercise

Which Areas Is Liposuction Used to Treat?

Performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lawrence Chang and his expert team, liposuction is done to sculpt and define a number of areas, including the:

  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Love handles (flanks)
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Face
  • Chin
  • Neck

It can also help treat gynecomastia, or swollen breast tissue in men. A similar technique is used for women as part of the breast reduction procedure.

What Happens During Liposuction?

During liposuction, tiny incisions are made in the desired treatment area(s). A sterile liquid solution is infused into the fatty tissue to reduce bleeding and trauma, followed by removal of the fat with an instrument called a “cannula.” Liposuction surgery can be performed on either an outpatient or inpatient basis with general anesthesia and may take one to three hours, depending on the amount of fat removed.

What Is the Liposuction Recovery Process Like?

After the procedure, a compression garment is worn to control swelling and compress the skin. These garments are worn throughout the healing process, which can last from days to months. Most patients are able to move freely without discomfort and can return to work in less than a week. The improved bodily contours from liposuction will be apparent initially and continue to improve as the swelling subsides and the skin tightens during the healing process.

How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

The cost of this procedure depends on a few variables, like the time the surgery takes, how much fat is removed, the technique used, and other factors. If you have any questions about this procedure and its price, be sure to ask during your personalized consultation.

Why Choose Us

Our plastic surgeons will discuss the best options for your needs and all aspects of the liposuction procedure at your initial consultation. Advanced Plastic Surgery Center & Nouveau Cosmetic Center, located in Newark, Delaware, is convenient to:

  • Wilmington, DE
  • Elkton, Maryland
  • Chester County, Pennsylvania
  • Southern New Jersey

Our well-trained staff and highly qualified surgeons can assist you with your cosmetic needs. We utilize the latest surgical technology to provide patients with the finest medical care and deliver natural-looking results.

Looking for a less invasive or minimal-to-no-downtime procedure? At Advanced Plastic Surgery Center and Nouveau Cosmetic Center, we offer a wide variety of nonsurgical options to fit our patients’ needs, including:


Liposuction is an excellent option for patients who are already at or near a healthy BMI but have stubborn deposits of excess fat that are not responding to diet and exercise. It is not meant for significant weight loss.

The final result will be apparent in a few months. Through continued healthy living, with an appropriate diet and adequate exercise, your new body shape and enhanced self-image will be enjoyed for years to come.

Minimal scars will occur with almost any surgery, but with a proper skincare routine, they are designed to fade over time. Incisions are typically small and placed in secluded locations so that they can be hidden by clothing.

At times, optimal results will require not only fat removal, but also skin removal and muscle tightening, especially after having children. These women are candidates for a tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, or “mommy makeover.” Consultation with your liposuction surgeon will determine the best procedure for each individual.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you have excess fat in specific areas of your body that no amount of diet and exercise can get rid of, liposuction in Newark, DE, may be the perfect procedure for you. Contact the office of Dr. Lawrence Chang today to schedule your personalized liposuction consultation.