Liposuction

Need to get rid of those lump and bumps? Want a better body contour? JW Plastic Surgery offers technology advanced, safe, and expert liposuction in Chicago. Liposuction is the surgical procedure to remove excess fat to create a more desirable body shape.


Liposuction is performed by our plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Weinzweig. Board Certified and the award winning author of 5 textbooks and over 200 journal articles, why would you trust your body to anyone less qualified?


To learn about qualifications to look for in a surgeon, see our Dare to Compare Scorecard. Liposuction can be a great answer to getting the body you desire. Selecting a board certified plastic surgeon who has the right qualifications and is a good match for you is the most important step in the process.


Liposuction is a procedure that removes excess fat and there are many different techiqiques and technologies that can be used. The appropriate technique will depend on the patient and their specific needs but we offer liposuction using the following technologies:


Chicago Laser Liposuction (SmartLipo)


The laser liposuction technique uses lasers to melt fat prior to its removal from the body. The liquidated fat is much easier to remove so there the need for harsh suction is reduced. Laser liposuction has several benefits. For example, the laser stimulates the natural production of collagen, helping to tighten the skin and reduce post-surgical sagging. The laser also cauterises ruptured blood vessels to reduce bleeding and bruising.


Chicago Power Liposuction


Because it can be difficult to move a cannula - the Liposuction tube used to remove fat - back and forth through fat tissue, surgeons are not always able to effectively remove all unwanted fat. PAL, or power assisted liposuction, features devices that are easier for surgeons to control, allowing for more precise and thorough fat removal. These devices produce rapid, small vibrations to break up fat so that it can easily be suctioned out through the cannula.


Chicago Traditional Liposuction


Liposuction traditionally involves taking a thin steel tube (called a cannula) connected to a powerful suction pump and removing extra fat by inserting it through an incision. Once inserted, the plastic surgeon helps break up the fat by manipulating the cannula and injecting fluid into the area (although amounts vary by surgeon's preference).


Chicago Ultrasonic Liposuction


Ultrasonic liposuction, or UAL, is a procedure that uses high-pitched sound waves to liquefy fat in a specific area before it is removed. UAL is a type of liposuction that is primarily used for fat removal in hard-to-treat areas such as the chin, neck, cheeks, knees, calves, and ankles. It usually serves as an addition to tumescent liposuction for patients who require more precise body contouring.