Liposuction Specialist

The Center For Plastic Surgery and Med Spa

Sandra Bouzaglou, MD, FACS

Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon & Body Contouring Specialist located in Lexington, KY & Newport Beach, CA

A slimmer, sculpted physique is possible with power-assisted liposuction. At The Center for Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Lexington, Kentucky, Sandra Bouzaglou, MD, FACS, uses power-assisted liposuction to break up and remove unwanted fat faster and with less bruising than traditional fat removal methods. To learn more about power-assisted liposuction, call The Center for Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, or schedule an appointment online today.

Liposuction Q&A

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat from the body through suction. Unlike bariatric surgery, liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. Instead, the device removes excess fat from areas of the body that often don’t respond to routine diet and exercise, such as the:

  • Abdomen
  • Upper back
  • Bra rolls
  • Hips
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Arms
  • Buttocks
  • Calves
  • Ankles
  • Under the chin (double chin)
  • Neck
  • Jowls

At The Center for Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, Dr. Bouzaglou has performed thousands of fat loss procedures using power-assisted liposuction (PAL).

How is power-assisted liposuction different from traditional liposuction?

Traditional liposuction uses a long probe or cannula to break up and remove excess fat. Power-assisted liposuction works in a similar way, but with some key differences that make it a more efficient treatment.

During PAL, Dr. Bouzaglou makes an incision in your treatment area and inserts the cannula. Next, the device uses vibrating back-and-forth motions to break up fat tissue into small pieces that the cannula can easily remove.

Because PAL is a quicker treatment than traditional liposuction, it offers many advantages over traditional liposuction, including:

  • Shorter recovery period
  • Less bruising
  • Reduced tissue trauma
  • Faster healing
  • Minimal swelling
  • Less pain

PAL also delivers a higher level of precision than traditional liposuction, so your results may better match your expectations.

What can I expect from liposuction?

Dr. Bouzaglou performs power-assisted liposuction using local anesthesia and oral sedation. You can expect about one week of complete downtime after the procedure. After this initial period, you can start participating in non-strenuous activities.

Although your initial results are immediately visible, it can take several weeks for swelling and inflammation from the procedure to subside. Full results are typically apparent within six months of treatment.

Are liposuction results permanent?

Once power-assisted liposuction removes your fat cells, they cannot return. However, new fat can accumulate. The best way to maintain your results after liposuction is to practice healthy habits. A low-fat, low-sugar diet and regular exercise can help prevent new fat accumulation, so you can continue to enjoy your new physique.


To learn more about the benefits of power-assisted liposuction, call The Center for Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, or schedule an appointment online today.