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Liposuction is one of the safest and most popular cosmetic procedures in the world. It is a fat removal procedure where fat cells can be permanently removed from areas of the body including thighs, abdomen, hips, arms, back, chest, buttocks, breasts, chin and neck. Patients usually choose this procedure if an area of their body is disproportionate to the rest of their body. Examples include double chins, love handles, full hips and stomach areas,  Liposuction is often done in conjunction with other procedures such as a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), facelift (rhytidectomy), neck lift and various breast and body lift procedures.

The fulfillment you feel from the results of liposuction should continue as long as you control your weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Following liposuction, your slimmer and better-proportioned body should more accurately reflect the healthy and active life you lead.

Liposuction in Cleveland

If you are looking for one of the best liposuction doctors in Cleveland, is considered a top plastic surgeon for this procedure. Dr. Wojtanowski  was the first  plastic surgeon in Cleveland to introduce this procedure in Northeast Ohio over 30 years ago.

Liposuction has also been called lipoplasty, liposculpture, lipo and suction assisted lipectomy. Plastic surgeons may use slightly different techniques depending on the amount of fat removed. Liposuction is a safe outpatient procedure when performed by a cosmetic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

How liposuction works

Liposuction is traditionally performed as an outpatient procedure under anesthesia. Small incisions are made in the areas where fat is to be removed. Cannulas are placed under the skin in preparation to remove areas of unwanted fat. Fat is removed through a suction process and when the appropriate amount of fat is removed, the incision is closed and Dr. Wojtanowski will move to the next area to be treated.

Liposuction techniques

There are many types of liposuction techniques and Dr. Wojtanowski will access the best approach based you your individual desires and body type. Newer techniques are not always better. A board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Wojtanowski will know which technique is best for you. Here are some of the liposuction techniques.

Tumescent Liposuction

A large amount of “wetting solution” containing a local anesthetic (normally lidocaine) combined with epinephrine (causing blood vessels to shrink down or constrict) is injected allowing Dr. Wojtanowski. These medications together reduce postsurgical pain and bleeding.

Suction-assisted Liposuction (SAL)

SAL is the most traditional form of liposuction, where Dr. Wojtanowski suctions fat out using a cannula which he manually moves in the region being treated.

Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL)

PAL is similar to traditional SAL with the addition of a tool that increases the motion of the cannula, which speeds up fat removal and reduces surgeon fatigue.


SAFELipo™stands for Safe, Aspiration, Fat Equalization liposcution. This technique removes a significant amount of fat without increasing the chances of contour deformities or skin damage.

How long is recovery for liposuction?

Depending on what area is treated, patients are typically fitted with a compression garment after their procedure which helps aid in the recovery process. They will wear these for several weeks. Drains are not used. Generally, you can expect the following:

Because there are so many variables such as age of patient and areas treated, a customized post operative care plan will be created just for you.

Liposuction Costs in Cleveland

If you google liposuction costs in Cleveland, it is unlikely that you will find an exact cost or price and the reason is this. Each person’s case is different. Two people may be getting the same liposuction procedure in the same area, but one patient may have significantly more fat to remove, and this will affect the length of the procedure and potentially the price associated with anesthesia, physician fee and facility fee. Patients can learn more at a consultation where costs will be discussed, and all your questions can be answered.

Ohio Clinic offers financing options for those interested including:

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