Liposuction

What You Need to Know about Liposuction

Overview

Liposuction permanently removes excess fat in cosmetically important areas to sculpt an improved body contour.

Also Known As

This type of procedure is sometimes referred to as liposculpture or lipoplasty.

The Ideal Candidate

Someone who is near or already at their ideal weight but still has stubborn fat in a few key spots.

Target Areas

Stomach, Thighs, Arms, Back, Chest, Legs, Hips, Abdomen, Love Handles, Buttocks, and Neckline (around the chin).

Average Cost

Starting at $5,000 (Financing Available)

Recovery

Down Time is only 2-3 Days. Recovery time is usually 4-6 weeks.

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What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a safe, effective way to remove stubborn, isolated fat deposits in key spots, helping patients sculpt an improved body shape and contour. It’s one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries available, with over 200,000 people undergoing liposuction every year in the US alone. Liposuction (also commonly known as lipo) is a procedure where fatty tissue is removed from the body via suction. It is used to remove stubborn areas of fat build up that have been resistant to diet and exercise regimens. However, it is NOT used as a replacement for proper diet and exercise, nor is it a treatment for obesity. In addition; liposuction is also not a treatment to rid locations of the body of cellulite. It's primary purpose is for body shaping and contouring. The best candidates are women and men within 10 to 20 pounds of their target weight.

Find A Better You, Saint Louis Liposuction

You've probably heard of liposuction from the internet or TV, there is a lot of misinformation out there. In Saint Louis there are a lot of medical spas that would love your business. So what makes Find A Better You unique? We care about your results as much as you do.

Who is a Good Candidate for Lipo? 

Individuals with both positive mental and physical health outlook and have stubborn areas of fat that won't go away with typical exercise. Individuals that are done with childbirth. An individual who is actively trying to lose wight, and over the age of 18. 

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Where Can I Have Liposuction?

For the most part that is an easy question. If there is extra fatty tissue anywhere you don’t want it, we can get rid of it for you. With that said; there are some locations, such as near the eyes, that we will not consider. But in general, there are no restrictions on where the procedure can be performed. Below are some of the most common locations:

  • Stomach Liposuction
  • Thighs Liposuction
  • Arms Liposuction
  • Back Liposuction
  • Chest Liposuction
  • Legs Liposuction

Recovery Time Associated With Liposuction?

Most body procedures are followed by swelling and bruising and this is considered normal. After the procedure your doctor may also suggest a compression garment or other type of elastic-bandage to help control swelling of the treated location. Recovery time varies: from person to person, based on treatment location. Your physician will be able to give you a more targeted timeline for dissipation of swelling & full recovery.

Liposuction Side Effects


The side effects of Lipo are actually not very bad. Dr. Sturm really cares about his clients, and wants them to be proud of there body; and minimize and side effects as much as possible. With that said here are the side effects of lipo: tiredness (24 hrs), minimal discomfort, and numbness in treated area, Contact us if there is anything worse than these or if you have any questions.

How much does Liposuction Cost?

When it comes to cost, a lot of medical spas will be very transparent with there pricing. Part of that reason is that every person has a different situation; and those situations do determine the price. With that said, lipo costs start out at around $5,000 per area. If someone is advertising at a lower price; it's because they are either: making it up, talking about multiple areas and not the initial area, or they will speed through your procedure and end up looking bad. We will offer discounts to more than one areas of liposuction, so its smart to get multiple areas if that's your overall plan. Here at Find A Better You, we take pride in making sure you look amazing after your procedure. Above all; liposuction is a big step, and we take it very seriously and truly care about our great clients! We do offer financing to help you with this decision.

Liposuction Scars and Risks

Liposuction scars are only 1-2mm wide, so only about the size of a zit. With that said, Dr. Sturm will hid those scars so that no one will notice. The Liposuction risks are minimal; they are: bruising, change in skin sensation, swelling, loose skin (we will use Body FX to make sure theres very minimal loose skin). That being said, if you have any issues or questions give us a call at (636) 205-4070 anytime!

"Dr. Sturm was very caring and genuine. He is worried about getting the best results, nothing less. He truly cares about me and how I am doing"

-Stephanie T

Lipo Client

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Consultation

Your first visit will be a consultation to discuss your options, and develop a plan that will work for you. Afterward we will schedule your first treatment within two weeks.

Is It Permanent?

Once fat is removed from the body it will not come back on it’s own. Liposuction does not however prevent you from gaining weight back due to lack of exercise and poor diet, so a healthy lifestyle is encouraged.

Recovery Time

Down Time is only 2-3 Days.
Recovery time is usually 4-6 weeks. You will be unable to: go swimming, hot-tubbing, do intense workouts, and similar activities, for at least two weeks. You will be REQUIRED to wear a compression garment for two weeks, then 12 hours a day for two more weeks after that. Read More..

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Frequently Asked Questions about Liposuction

How dangerous is liposuction?

The Liposuction risks are minimal; they are: bruising, change in skin sensation, swelling, loose skin (we will use Bodytite to make sure theres very minimal loose skin).

How much does it cost to get liposuction on your stomach?

Lipo costs start out at around $5,000 per area.

Does liposuction really work?

Once fat is removed from the body it will not come back on it’s own. Liposuction does not however prevent you from gaining weight back due to lack of exercise and poor diet, so a healthy lifestyle is encouraged.

How long does it take to recover from liposuction?

Down Time is only 2-3 Days. Recovery time is usually 4-6 weeks. You will be unable to: go swimming, hot-tubbing, do intense workouts, and similar activities, for at least two weeks.

Does fat come back after lipo?

Once fat is removed from the body it will not come back on it’s own. Liposuction does not however prevent you from gaining weight back due to lack of exercise and poor diet, so a healthy lifestyle is encouraged.

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