Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Liposuction (Body Contouring)

LiposuctionWe understand the decision to have liposuction performed is a personal one that can help enhance one’s self image. Our team of plastic and reconstructive surgery specialists are experts in the field of plastic surgery and can help answer your questions to help you make the decision for yourself.

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat from the body. This is done through a hollow metal tube—known as a cannula—that sucks out the fat much like a vacuum.

The most common form of liposuction surgery is the suction-assisted liposuction (SAL) mentioned above. Another form of liposuction, power-assisted liposuction (PAL), features a motor attached to the cannula to speed the rate of fat removal. 

Reasons for the procedure

Liposuction is mainly an aesthetic procedure that helps improve your body image and looks. It is best used for:

  • Fat deposits in your body that aren’t in proportion with the rest of your body and don’t go away with exercise or diet
  • Areas that have good skin elasticity and minimal amounts of excess skin

Liposuction can be performed to enhance and improve your appearance in many parts of the body:

  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Stomach
  • "Love handles"
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Neck
  • Thighs
  • Calves
  • Ankles
  • Breasts (in both men and women)
  • Liposuction can be successful for both men and women.

Schedule an Appointment

801-581-7719

Cori A. Agarwal, M.D.

Locations
Madsen Health Center (801) 587-4830
University Hospital (801) 587-4830

Specialties: Breast Surgery, Flap Surgery, Head & Neck Reconstruction, Oculoplastic & Facial Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic, Plastic Surgery, Facial, Plastic Surgery, Laser, Trunk & Extremity Reconstruction, Wound Healing

Courtney H. Crombie, M.D.

Locations
Madsen Health Center (801) 581-3271
University Hospital (801) 581-3271

Specialties: Breast Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic, Plastic Surgery, Facial, Trunk & Extremity Reconstruction, Wound Healing

Barbu Gociman, M.D., Ph.D.

Locations
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton (801) 581-7073
Primary Children's Hospital (801) 581-7073
University Hospital (801) 581-7073

Specialties: Cleft Lip and Palate, Head & Neck Reconstruction, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic, Plastic Surgery, Facial

Jaron McMullin, M.D.

Locations
South Jordan Health Center (801) 585-2639
University Hospital (801) 585-2639

Specialties: Breast Surgery, Flap Surgery, Hand Surgery, Migraine, Pain Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic, Trunk & Extremity Reconstruction, Wound Healing

W. Bradford Rockwell, M.D.

Locations
Madsen Health Center (801) 585-3253
University Hospital (801) 585-3253

Specialties: Breast Surgery, Flap Surgery, Frostbite, Microsurgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic, Plastic Surgery, Facial, Plastic Surgery, Hand Upper Extremity & Microvascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Laser, Trunk & Extremity Reconstruction, Wound Healing

P. Daniel Ward, M.D., M.S.

Locations
South Jordan Health Center (801) 585-3223
Surgical Specialty Center (801) 585-3223

Specialties: Cleft Lip and Palate, Facial Nerve Disorders, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Head & Neck Reconstruction, Hemifacial Spasm, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia, Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology, Melanoma Surgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic, Plastic Surgery, Facial, Plastic Surgery, Laser, Wound Healing