Dr. Steven Fagien & Dr. Elbert Vaca



Liposuction is a procedure where fatty tissue beneath the skin is removed via small incisions using a cannula. This is typically performed using suction-assisted liposuction (SAL), where a vacuum is connected to the cannula to remove extra unwanted fat. Liposuction is individually customized to each patient’s needs and can be performed on small or larger areas of the body using a variety of techniques. Liposuction is commonly combined with other surgical procedures, such as a tummy tuck, to further improve the contour of you body.

Patients who have a healthy weight and exercise regimen typically experience the best results after liposuction and body contouring surgery.

During your consultation with Dr. Vaca, you can discuss your areas of concern and he can help answer your questions to determine if you are a good surgical candidate.

What are the risks of Liposuction surgery?

All surgical procedures carry a degree of uncertainty and risk. Thankfully, the risk of any major complication is rare.

While every attempt is made to make the scars as faint and hidden as possible, scars may be more prominent in some patients.

Infection and bleeding are rare but can occur.

There is the possibility of developing a fluid collection which may require drainage.

During surgery, every attempt is made to make the contour of the area as best as possible. However, some areas of irregularity can occur. It is also important to know that no two sides of our body are perfectly symmetric. These asymmetries may still be present after liposuction.

Meet Dr. Vaca

Dr. Vaca

Dr. Elbert E. Vaca is a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon who completed his medical training at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
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Meet Dr. Fagien

Dr. Fagien

Dr. Steven Fagien is one of the foremost oculoplastic surgeons in the United States and the world. He completed his medical training at the University of Florida and a fellowship in oculoplastic surgery at the University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.
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