Cosmetic Surgery - Liposuction

Dr. Zachary Willis, Liposuction Surgeon In St. Louis, MO

What Is liposuction?

Many people have fat deposits that won’t go away, no matter how much diet and exercise they do. Liposuction surgery is an extremely effective solution for that problem, immediately removing unwanted fat and improving your body’s appearance. Liposuction sculpts your body into your desired shape by removing pockets of stubborn fat from the buttocks, hips, love handles, saddlebags, thighs, calves, ankles, breasts (including male breasts), back, arms, and neck. 

Liposuction is extremely safe and often combined with other procedures like a facelift, breast reduction, or tummy tuck to achieve the desired appearance. Many people don’t realize that any fat removed by liposuction will actually not grow back. But it is still important to maintain a stable weight to help your new look last. If you gain a lot of weight after the procedure, your body will store excess fat in other locations, and any existing fat cells in the liposuctioned area can grow larger as well.

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Is Liposuction Right For You?

Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the US. It is excellent for reducing fatty bulges and sculpting a beautiful, natural contour to the body. If you’re wanting to look better in a swimsuit, or even fit into slimmer jeans more comfortably, liposuction is a great option. Liposuction can also effectively treat male breasts (gynecomastia).

If any of the following describe you, liposuction might be a great fit for you:

  • If you have stubborn excess fat on your hips, belly, thighs, neck or chest that won’t respond to diet or exercise
  • You feel like certain body parts are out of proportion with the rest of your figure
  • You have good skin elasticity / no problems with sagging skin
  • You are already at or near your desired body weight
  • You don’t have blood circulation problems, heart disease, diabetes, or a weak immune system

Liposuction does not treat cellulite, and is not considered an overall weight-loss method or alternative. It is perfect If you’re wanting to lose 1 to 10 pounds of fat. So if you’re already near your desired weight, and somewhat happy with your weight, liposuction might be a good fit for you.

Willis Cosmetic Surgery also offers BodyTite, which might be a better body contouring option for you depending on your goals. BodyTite is less invasive, and also tightens any loose skin after the fat is removed.


Meet Dr.zachary willis

Double Board Certified Cosmetic & General Surgeon in St. Louis, MO

Dr. Zachary Willis is a double board-certified surgeon in both cosmetic and general surgery. Additionally, he’s a leading expert in liposuction and skin tightening. After a general surgery residency in St. Louis, MO, he furthered his education and completed a full body cosmetic surgery fellowship. During this fellowship Dr. Willis perfected his techniques for breast augmentations, abdominoplasties, liposuction, minimally invasive facial surgery, and many other procedures.

Dr. Willis is a well-known authority and physician trainer for minimally invasive body contouring procedures, namely BodyTite and FaceTite. These procedures combine liposuction and skin tightening and deliver results only previously achieved through more excisional surgical procedures. Dr. Willis performs BodyTite and FaceTite in the office under local anesthesia. 

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