Dr. Stephen Lazarus uses the utmost care and artistry when performing liposuction at our Knoxville, Tennessee, practice. Liposuction removes fat deposits below the skin with a small tube, called a cannula, attached to a powerful vacuum. However, the success of liposuction surgery relies on the skill and artistry of the plastic surgeon performing the operation.
Dr. Lazarus provides the highest level of quality and safety. Since 1983, Dr. Lazarus has been continually mastering his liposuction techniques. Every patient also enjoys the benefit of having his or her liposuction performed in our AAAASF-accredited and Tennessee-certified level III office-based surgery facility. Dr. Lazarus and the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) are ACLS-certified (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and fully dedicated to making your liposuction experience as pleasant as possible.
How Liposuction Removes Unwanted Fat
Liposuction can remove unwanted fat from almost any area of the body, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, chin, and neck. However, liposuction is not intended to be used as an alternative to weight loss. Diet and exercise are the only way to maintain a healthy body. While liposuction is often performed to get patients back on track to a healthy lifestyle, it is generally performed on patients who are currently in good health and near normal body weight. It is important for patients to have realistic expectations about liposuction. This is why Dr. Lazarus places great stress on pre-operative consultations, where you will discuss your goals and surgical options.
The duration of liposuction procedures varies greatly depending on the size of the area to be treated, the amount of fat, the type of anesthesia, and the technique. There are several techniques available for liposuction today. Dr. Lazarus will discuss your options with you during your first meeting, and together you will develop a treatment plan to best suit your needs.
To discuss your options for body contouring through liposuction in Knoxville, Tennessee, contact Dr. Stephen Lazarus at 865.588.1662.