Can You Get Liposuction from a Dermatologist?

Within its eight specialty centers, Dermatology Associates of Atlanta offers a variety of treatments and procedures for both medical and cosmetic purposes. Among those procedures is liposuction, which utilizes mechanical suctioning power to remove excess, exercise-resistant fat from the face, neck, chest, arms, abdomen (stomach), love handles, saddle bags, buttocks, and knees of men and women. Performed within our Often our patients do not realize that our dermatologists are also skilled to successfully perform liposuction procedures, and in actuality the specialties of dermatology and plastic surgery make up the vast majority of liposuction procedures performed in the United States. Liposuction is ideal for treating smaller areas of concern such as stubborn fat that may not budge despite your best diet and exercise efforts. For patients seeking general spot refinement on areas such as a lower belly pooch, liposuction using a micro cannula, or thin suctioning tool, allows our skilled providers to address the minutest areas of fat. However, liposuction is not ideal for patients looking to strengthen abdominal walls after pregnancy or who have experienced extreme weight loss. If excess skin removal is necessary, it may be more suitable to discuss this with a plastic surgeon.

Liposuction is not a weight loss solution and patients are advised to schedule a consultation with Dermatology Associates of Atlanta’s board certified dermatologists Dr. Edmond Griffin and Dr. Scott Karempelis to discuss your fat reduction goals.

Dr. Edmond Griffin and Dr. Scott Karempelis have been performing liposuction since 1990. During their decades of experience, they have implemented the latest fat-reduction technology and techniques using various methods, including dermatologist-invented tumescent liposuction, autologous fat transfer/transplant, and the less invasive, laser-assisted liposuction method SlimLipo™.  Dermatologists have specialized knowledge of properly performing liposuction because of their expertise of proper skin draping, layers, functionality, and healing. Dermatology Associates of Atlanta was one of the first practices to provide their patients with CoolSculpting®  non-surgical fat reduction to address excess fat with no downtime.  We utilize DualSculpting® technology, which uses two machines at one time to address two areas at one time.

If you are interested in fat reduction procedures performed at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, please contact us to schedule a consultation today. Be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Google+ for the latest dermatology news and updates.