What it is:

Removal of excess fatty tissue from beneath the skin

People with discreet areas of stubborn fat which are resistant to diet and exercise

* 1.5 to 3 hours, depending on the number of areas being treated

Sedation or general

If more than 5 liters of fat are removed, you will need to spend the night in the hospital

Anywhere from a few days to a week, depending on the number of areas treated

  • Return immediately to non-strenuous activities which do not raise your heart rate or blood pressure, and won’t result in breaking into a sweat
  • Resume strenuous activities in 2 weeks


  • You will need to wear a compression garment for 4 to 6 weeks after surgery
  • You may shower 24 hours after surgery
  • There are no stitches to remove

* Times may vary since each case is unique

** Check with your health care provider about your specific restrictions