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Liposuction in San Francisco


Liposuction Surgery

Despite how often you go to the gym or how many days you perfectly track your meals, some areas of your body are resistant to fat loss.

The abdomen, hips, buttocks, and even the area beneath your chin are all examples of these stubborn sections.

Fortunately, liposuction can correct these symptoms by removing fat cells from throughout the body, leaving behind a contoured, fit physique.

Dr. Kimberly Henry

Dr. Henry and her team of specialists will provide you with several options to achieve your aesthetic goals.

What Areas Can Liposuction Address?

Head and Neck

While most people are familiar with liposuction being performed in the abdominal area, liposuction is also a valuable tool to fight stubborn fat through the face. Liposuction can remove stubborn fat in the cheek, neck, and beneath the chin to create a more contoured facial appearance.

Upper Body

Many people suffer from drooping arm tissue, overly fatty chest areas, and bulging back fat. These conditions can negatively affect the way you look, even when you are in loose-fitting clothing. Liposuction can remove these troublesome fat deposits and create tighter contours throughout the entire body.


Because most people carry excess fat in their bellies, hips, buttocks, and thighs, the midsection is the most common target for liposuction treatment. In many cases, diet and exercise are unable to address fat in these areas, so liposuction provides an option for creating more slender curves in the midsection.

Lower Body

Addressing areas on the lower part of the body, such as the inner knees, calves, and ankles, are also much less common than liposuction in the midsection. Often, these small areas can have the largest impacts. If you have an otherwise slim figure but are dealing with fat in the ankles or calves, the proportion of your body can be thrown off and replaced by a heavier, bulkier aesthetic.


Liposuction Techniques

Traditional Liposuction

Traditional liposuction is performed under general anesthesia. Small incisions will be made wherever the liposuction is being performed. These incisions are tiny and usually heal on their own without sutures. A small tube is inserted into the area to suction out the excess fat. Since you will be completely sedated, you will feel no pain or discomfort during your procedure.

High-Definition Liposuction

High-definition liposuction is very similar to traditional liposuction and uses power sculpt technology. The only difference is that high-definition liposuction focuses on highlighting muscle groups and contours throughout the body to produce a more fit appearance. Generally, high-definition liposuction is only performed on patients who are active and have developed muscle beneath stubborn fatty areas. This procedure will also be performed under general anesthesia.

Combining Liposuction With Other Procedures

Many patients maximize the benefit of their liposuction procedure by combining it with other procedures like a tummy tuck or breast lift. By addressing skin laxity alongside extra body fat, stark improvements in body shape and tone can be achieved. While more extensive procedures require more extensive recoveries, most patients feel as though the results far outweigh the cost.



After your liposuction procedure, a compression garment will be placed on the treated area to protect your new contours and minimize swelling.

Swelling and bruising will occur but should resolve after a few weeks. You will be asked to avoid all strenuous activities for at least six weeks unless instructed otherwise by Dr. Henry. You should be able to return to work three weeks after your procedure.


You can expect a more shapely and slim figure following your liposuction procedure. Results are generally long lasting as long as you maintain a proper exercise routine and healthy diet.


Dr. Henry makes sure to place incisions in inconspicuous locations on the treated area so they can be easily hidden underneath clothing. It is important to keep your scars away from the sun. Any scars that form will likely fade over time.


Dr. Henry is here to make sure your liposuction treatment is affordable. For this reason, we offer both CareCredit® and ALPHAEON® financing, and we can help you file all the necessary paperwork.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

Ideal candidates interested in liposuction should be in good health and have realistic expectations regarding their results. You will also be asked to stop smoking for a few weeks before and after your procedure. Dr. Henry will also ask that you be at or close to your goal weight.

What type of anesthesia will be used for my liposuction procedure?

Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia.

Are there any risks or side effects involved with liposuction?

As with most surgical procedures, there are some risks involved with liposuction. These include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Poor wound healing
  • Worsening of cellulite

Dr. Kimberly Henry offers liposuction with aesthetically appealing results. Contact Dr. Henry today to schedule a consultation.

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