One Randall Square, Suite 408, Providence, RI 02904

Caroline J. Plamondon, MD

Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery


Liposuction is a procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. During the past decade, liposuction, which is also known as “lipoplasty” or “suction lipectomy,” has benefited from several new refinements. Today, a number of new techniques, including ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL), the tumescent technique, and the super-wet technique, are helping many plastic surgeons to provide selected patients with more precise results and quicker recovery times. Although no type of liposuction is a substitute for dieting and exercise, liposuction can remove stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond to traditional weight-loss methods.

If you’re considering liposuction, this page will give you a basic understanding of the procedure — when it can help, how it is performed and how you might look and feel after surgery. It won’t answer all of your questions, since much depends on your individual circumstances. Please ask your doctor if there is anything about the procedure you don’t understand.

Patient #1



Height: 5'5"
Amount of fat resected (ccs): Right 550cc, Left 350cc
Photos taken: 6 months post-op

Important: These photographs represent typical results, but not everyone who undergoes plastic surgery will achieve the same outcome. Please note, all patients have given their consent to have their photos posted here, and all information is strictly confidential.