Liposuction in Fresno, CA

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What Is Liposuction?

Achieving a slender and attractive silhouette is one of the most important considerations for patients wishing to enhance their physique from head to toe. However, many patients find themselves struggling with stubborn localized fat that compromises their body shape. Liposuction, also known as “lipoplasty,” is a surgical procedure that eliminates excess fat from almost any area of the body that is difficult to target with diet and exercise. Dr. Burnett will carefully sculpt a firmer, more toned body that will provide his patients with a natural and balanced physique.

Combining Procedures

If you have sagging skin or poor skin elasticity, you may not benefit from liposuction alone. Combining your liposuction procedure with other surgical procedures, like a tummy tuck or Mommy Makeover, can help you achieve a toned appearance and results that are long-lasting.

How Is Liposuction Performed?

Liposuction removes fat from the hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, neck, stomach, or other regions of the body. This is accomplished through small incisions in the target regions, followed by the insertion of a sharp device designed to break apart and loosen fat. After the targeted fat is loosened, Dr. Burnett can remove it through a cannula, or a small suction device. Because weight loss can't determine where your body fat disappears or remains, this is a highly effective way to reduce fat in the event that your genetics or body composition prevents you from having the body shape you desire.

Treatable Areas

Liposuction is a very versatile procedure that can be used to remove stubborn fat from almost any area of the body. It can be used to treat the following areas:

  • Neck
  • Cheeks
  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Back
  • Flanks
  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Ankles

Benefits of Liposuction

A More Toned Appearance

Liposuction can remove fat from just below the skin to let your muscle tone show through. Your arms and thighs will look leaner, and practically any area of your body will have a stronger, more slender appearance. All the time you put in at the gym to remove those stubborn bulges will finally pay off as your new body conforms to its true shape.


Fat Reduction

Liposuction is designed to eliminate fat cells from problem areas of the body like the abdomen, back, flanks, buttocks, hips, knees, and ankles. Although this is not a weight loss procedure, liposuction can target stubborn body fat and reduce it to produce a slimmer appearance. Patients who opt for liposuction can enjoy a fitter-looking figure.


Increased Confidence

Liposuction is one of the most popular procedures because of its versatility. If you are feeling self-conscious, you will feel your confidence soar when you choose to enhance your body with liposuction. You’ll notice that your clothes will fit better, you will have more clothing options, and you will feel great showing off your new figure.

The Liposuction Procedure

Before your liposuction surgery, make sure to stop taking certain medications that may increase the risk of bleeding or poor wound healing, such as aspirin and ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin). You will also be asked to stop smoking at least two weeks before and after your surgery to reduce the likelihood of complications.

Liposuction Consultation

Your consultation plays an essential role in your liposuction process. Dr. Burnett will evaluate the extent of fat accumulation on your body to determine the best treatment plan for you.

Liposuction Technique

  • General anesthesia is administered
  • Small incisions are made in the area to be treated
  • A thin, hollow tube called a cannula is inserted
  • The tube is moved back and forth beneath the skin by hand
  • Fat exits the body through the tube via a specialized suctioning device
  • The incisions are closed with sutures

Liposuction Concerns


Depending on the treatment area, you may be advised to wear a compression garment during recovery, which will minimize pain and swelling. Getting plenty of rest and following postoperative instructions will also help to keep you comfortable. You will be asked to limit all strenuous activity for a few weeks and should be able to return to work one week after your procedure.


Most incisions are placed in easily concealed locations, and any scarring that does occur will fade over time.


The total cost of liposuction depends on the number of areas treated and the amount of fat removed. Dr. Burnett will provide you with a cost sheet during your consultation to determine the best payment option for your procedure.


You may experience some degree of discomfort after your surgery that can be managed with prescribed medications.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Results can I expect from my Liposuction Procedure?

After a couple of weeks, swelling and bruising will subside, and the contours of your body will be noticeably slimmer and more defined. Your liposuction results are generally permanent, and you can maintain your results by following a healthy diet and exercise regimen.


Can Liposuction improve the appearance of Cellulite?

Although liposuction can remove excess fat and usually provides the skin with a smoother appearance, it is not considered a viable treatment for cellulite.


Is Liposuction covered by Health Insurance?

Health insurance providers do not typically cover the cost of liposuction because it is considered a cosmetic procedure.


Is there a Nonsurgical option similar to Liposuction I can choose?

Patients who desire a non-surgical procedure similar to liposuction can opt for CoolSculpting®. CoolSculpting® can safely and effectively freeze unwanted fat cells by delivering controlled cooling to the target area, and it does not require any incisions.

Complete Your Body Transformation

Liposuction is a powerful approach to sculpting your body's aesthetic. Place your trust in Dr. John F. Burnett's capable and experienced hands. For Fresno, CA residents and clients in Kerman, Clovis, and Riverdale, we provide exceptional results in improving your overall appearance. To schedule an initial consultation and find out if Dr. Burnett will recommend liposuction for stubborn fat deposits, call John F. Burnett, MD now.

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