Are you struggling with excess fat that doesn’t seem to go away no matter how many crunches or lunges you do? It can be a frustrating problem. Liposuction could be the solution. The procedure targets specific pockets of fat and removes them from the body, giving you a slimmer, more contoured shape. 

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure where excess fat pockets are removed from specific areas in the body. It can be done on a variety of areas, including the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, and back. It’s often performed when diet and exercise are no longer successful.  Who is a Good Candidate For Liposuction?

Some of the things that make someone an ideal candidate for liposuction include:

  • Adults who are close to their ideal weight
  • Good elasticity and muscle tone
  • Being in generally good health with no medical condition that may affect the healing process
  • Nonsmokers
  • Having realistic expectations


The Liposuction Procedure

At Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery, liposuction begins by administering general anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. However, if a smaller area is being treated, local anesthesia can be used.

 Dr. Andrews will then start the surgery by making an incision in the treatment area. A thin tube (called a cannula) will then be inserted to loosen the fat, and then a vacuum will be used to suction the fat from the body.

Once the surgery is complete, the treatment area will be wrapped in a compression garment to aid healing and reduce swelling. You will spend some time in the recovery room, and then a family member or friend can take you home. 


After the liposuction procedure, Dr. Andrews will provide specific instructions on how best to take care of your incisions to ensure proper healing and reduce the risk of complications. You will likely notice some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, but pain medication can help with any discomfort you’re experiencing.

You may also have some drains put in to help drain fluid from the body. Dr. Andrews will give you instructions on how to take care of your drains and when they can be removed.

You will need to take at least a few days off of work, and it will likely take a few weeks before you can return to your normal activity levels. As for the swelling, it can take a few weeks to a couple of months for it to fully subside and for the final results to show themselves.

board-certified plastic surgeon


Dr. Kahlil Andrews is a board-certified plastic surgeon from Los Angeles specializing in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

At his location in Coralville, Iowa, Dr. Andrews’ academic and technical achievements are only exceeded by his commitment to patient care. Whether they are seeking reconstructive breast surgery, outpatient injectable treatment, or a full-blown mommy makeover, Dr. Andrews gives his full attention and focus on achieving excellent patient outcomes.



I was treated better and with more respect than in any medical setting, I have previously experienced. They were compassionate, knowledgeable, and informative. I strongly recommend Dr. Andrews and his very capable team! – Sophia Joseph

I went to see Dr. Andrews recently. The entire staff was welcoming and friendly. Dr. Andrews took the time to explain to me my options and answered all my questions. I can’t wait to have my procedure. – Aleigha De Leon


Schedule A Consultation

Are you ready to get the body of your dreams? Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Andrews is a great first step. He will address your concerns, perform an examination, and then build a liposuction treatment plan that suits your needs.

To schedule a consultation today, call our Coralville, IA office at (319) 800-6877 or use our online scheduling form.


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