Liposuction

Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute

Jason Leedy, MD

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon located in Mayfield Heights, OH

When extra pounds on your hips and abdominal area leave you uncomfortable in your skin, it’s time to consider liposuction. At Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Leedy can help smooth your silhouette and contour your body, giving you the shape you’ve always wanted. If you live in or near Mayfield Heights, Ohio and are tired of stubborn fat that won’t go away, call Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute today to schedule your appointment or go online to book it with Dr. Leedy.

Liposuction Q & A


What does liposuction do?

When you see Dr. Leedy at Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute for liposuction, he uses surgical procedures to reduce your fatty areas and improve the contour of your body.

Dr. Leedy can use liposuction in various parts of your body, including your:

  • Abdomen
  • Love handles and hips
  • Buttocks
  • Legs and thighs
  • Chin and neck
  • Back

What happens during liposuction?

Dr. Leedy makes a small incision at your treatment area and inserts a thin tube called a cannula. He uses the cannula to break up your fat before suctioning it away. Depending on your needs, Dr. Leedy may opt to perform a specific type of liposuction.

Tumescent liposuction removes large pockets of fat and is considered the safest of the procedures. To begin, Dr. Leedy injects a saline solution into the treatment area, helping break up your fat deposits. He then inserts the cannula to suction the fat cells out of your body.

Dr. Leedy may recommend a follow-up ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL). He uses a cannula that sends out ultrasonic waves to liquefy your fat cells, then removes them from your body. This treatment allows Dr. Leedy to optimize your curves, giving them a more detailed shape than was achievable with tumescent liposuction.

For the most cutting-edge procedure, opt for SmartLipo™. Dr. Leedy starts with laser energy that liquefies your fat cells while tightening your skin. He suctions out the fat cells and leaves you with smooth curves.

SmartLipo doesn’t require general anesthesia, like other forms of liposuction, and allows for a quicker recovery.

What can you expect after liposuction?

After liposuction, you may have some swelling and bruising in your treatment area. Depending on the type and extent of your liposuction procedure, you may return to work on light duty one to two weeks after treatment. Within two to four weeks, you can fully resume normal activities.

Because Dr. Leedy uses small incisions and places them strategically, scarring is minimal and hardly noticeable. He may request that you wear compression garments for a few days after your procedure.

Although you may notice some results immediately after your treatment, maximum benefits may take up to two months to manifest.

If you’re considering liposuction to rid your body of stubborn fat, contact Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute for your initial consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon: Dr. Leedy. Call today or go online to book your appointment.