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At Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, we perform liposuction procedures to enhance the aesthetic beauty and confidence of patients visiting our location in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Liposuction in West Palm Beach

Do you have stubborn problem areas on your body that won't budge, despite reaching your weight loss goals, eating well, and working out regularly? Liposuction could be the answer you've been seeking. With liposuction, you can bid farewell to love handles, saddlebags, and the dreaded double chin. Our many satisfied West Palm Beach patients have gained newfound self-esteem and embraced an even healthier lifestyle after their liposuction procedure. We invite you to experience the transformation for yourself at our West Palm Beach office. 

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction safely and effectively alters your body contour and fulfills your unique aesthetic goals. It eliminates stubborn body fat that won't budge with a healthy lifestyle alone.

Dr. Fredric M. Barr, M.D., F.A.C.S., our Board-certified plastic surgeon at Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, will listen with compassion and change your body contours according to your desires.

At our West Palm Beach office, Dr. Barr uses a local anesthetic injection to work on areas—no pills or IVs—just a local anesthetic injection, working on diet-and-exercise-resistant areas in the belly, hips, flanks, inner and outer thighs, and whatever areas cause concern in terms of fat. It's as safe, if not safer, than being in the hospital. To perform liposuction, Dr. Barr uses a small cannula (a thin tube) to precisely target and eliminate stubborn fat pockets and achieve remarkable results.

With a liposuction procedure, patients can confidently improve the following areas:

  • Neck
  • Breasts
  • Flanks
  • Back
  • Tummy
  • Hips
  • Thighs

A liposuction cosmetic procedure results in a more desirable body shape and contour. However, liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, a solution for excess skin or an obesity treatment. Its primary goal is to sculpt the body by removing excess fat in specific areas.

Benefits of Liposuction

A liposuction procedure removes unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Liposuction body contouring performed by experienced plastic surgeons:

  • Permanently removes fat cells from trouble areas
  • Targeted fat removal from multiple areas, including the abdomen, hips, chin, and more
  • Recontours other areas
  • Unveils a sleeker and more refined appearance
  • Safe, fast, and easy - no general anesthesia needed
  • Minimal downtime, which means you'll return to your normal routine within days

Safe, Fast, and Effective Non-Surgical
Fat Removal

Imagine returning to your normal routine in just one day with Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery's walk-in and walk-out liposuction procedure. Our safe, localized anesthesia approach offers peace of mind by eliminating the risks associated with general anesthesia. With over three decades of experience, Dr. Barr is an expert in the field of liposuction.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Liposuction is most effective for those with good skin tone and muscle tone, as it does not correct excess skin or muscle weakness. In some cases, we can treat smaller areas with an in-office mini-liposuction using local anesthesia. After the procedure, patients generally experience minimal discomfort; we encourage them  to resume their normal activities immediately.

Discover if you're a perfect fit for liposuction by booking a consultation with our skilled plastic surgeon at Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Barr considers crucial factors like body mass index (BMI) and overall health and lifestyle to determine your candidacy because maintaining a healthy weight is vital for long-lasting results. 

How Long is Recovery from Liposuction?

The length of your liposuction recovery depends on the amount of fat and the size of the treatment area, which influences the amount of fluid to be drained. Dr. Barr may place drains to help with swelling and fluid retention for the first few days. He may also instruct patients to wear liposuction compression garments to help with healing and comfort. This prescribed garment will make you feel more secure and help with drainage. 

In general, patients can return to work a few days after the procedure, as long as their job does not put much strain on their bodies. After two weeks, it is critical to ensure that you are moving and encouraging circulation in the body for proper healing; however, wait a minimum of six weeks before returning to strenuous activity.

How Can Liposuction Support My
Healthy Lifestyle?

At Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Barr, a skilled and highly trained plastic surgeon approaches liposuction with precision and an artistic touch. He uses liposuction to remove excess fat and reshape areas of the body. Dr. Barr suctions fat out using a cannula, assisted by a powerful vacuum. The desired results from these plastic surgery procedures will allow you to finally fit into your favorite pair of jeans, shop for clothes with confidence, and enjoy the self-esteem that comes from knowing you look and feel your best. 

Below are the most common areas our liposuction patients request:

  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Back rolls
  • Buttocks – banana rolls
  • Flanks
  • Neck
  • Thighs

How Long Will My Results Last?

Technically, liposuction results are permanent. However, your results depend on your ability to maintain your weight and healthy habits. How much weight you gain, whether you go through childbirth, and aging in general can all affect the results.

Once we take fat cells from one area, if you gain weight your body must find a new place to store fat, which might be somewhat unpredictable. For best results, do not gain excess weight; keep your weight stable and you will enjoy the benefits of liposuction for many years.

Dr. Barr Discusses Liposuction Procedures

Watch as Dr. Barr performs a Mini Liposuction for a patient at Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery, with no downtime and virtually no pain.

Watch as Dr. Barr explains how he performs his liposuction procedures under local anesthesia only. He can improve any area to your disliking in terms of diet-and-exercise-resistant fat in his West Palm Beach office. 

Individual results may vary**

Envisioning the Benefits of Liposuction in West Palm Beach

Liposuction Before and After Photos*

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Liposuction — What To Expect Before, During, and After the Procedure

Before you undergo liposuction, you'll have a consultation with Dr. Barr. He will review your medical history, ensure you are in good health, and inquire about the areas of your body causing concern. He'll ask if you maintain a healthy diet and an active lifestyle, and determine your body mass index (BMI). Why? For the best long-term results from liposuction, candidates must be able to maintain a healthy weight.

During this meeting, Dr. Barr will determine how much fat he needs to remove with liposuction, based on your unique needs and goals.

Our minimally invasive procedure takes place in our West Palm Beach office, where we administer a local anesthetic to the treated area or areas and use small cannulas to remove fat.

Schedule a Consultation Today for Liposuction at Palm Beach Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in West Palm Beach

Are you ready to discover more about our liposuction techniques to contour irregularities, eliminate unwanted fat, and experience renewed confidence in your body? Contact us at (561) 833-4122 or complete our online form to schedule a consultation.

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Our Faqs


If I am seeking to undergo a combination of procedures, will they be done together or consecutively? What is the timeline for multiple procedures?


The answer depends on multiple factors, including the specific combination of procedures, your recovery rates, your age and health status, and your behaviors or habits. More invasive surgeries typically require recovery time ranging between 6 and 12 weeks to 6 months, and surgeries to the same area of your body will also generally require recovery time between procedures.

However, if you are in good health and the combination of procedures in question will be performed on different parts of your body and are not especially invasive, a combination of procedures could potentially be approved together on a case-by-case basis. It is imperative that the combination of procedures does not compromise your healing, and your attention to prescribed pre-operation and recovery habits also plays a significant role. Schedule a consultation for an assessment and guidance regarding the procedures you are considering.


Will it be obvious that I “got work done” after my procedure?


While aging affects us all, there are steps we can take to put forth a more vibrant appearance. We seek to perform subtle adjustments to address imperfections and the wear of time while retaining your natural look. While you should notice an improvement, the glaring changes or distortions in appearance you are concerned about and may have seen from other surgeons’ work do not meet the standard of quality plastic and cosmetic surgery we perform in our office.

Dr. Frederic M. Barr is a board-certified Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon with over 30 years of experience performing Plastic Surgery in South Florida. We enhance and refine your appearance according to your goals. Review our Gallery of Before & After Photos to see some examples of our work.


What does Breast Explant Surgery entail, and will my breasts be “back to normal” after the surgery?


For patients with Breast Implant Illness (BII), which can include allergy, auto-immune, and thyroid hormone issues, this has been an emerging topic with significant press coverage in recent years. Although numerous medical professionals have demonstrated varying responses to these women’s concerns, we believe in addressing these women’s experiences and symptoms. In response to this phenomenon, we have also chosen not to perform new breast implant surgeries. We perform Total Capsulectomy on patients with breast implants, which involves the removal of both the saline or silicone implant and the capsule around it.

Removal of the implants and surrounding scar tissue has been shown to improve women’s health concerning these symptoms. While some women choose no further procedure following Breast Explant Surgery, some patients elect to have a Mastopexy procedure that involves reshaping the breast tissue for a pleasant cosmetic breast appearance. We welcome your specific questions regarding these procedures and their anticipated effects for your situation. See our Breast Implant Explantation (Total Capsulectomy) page for more detailed information, including before-and-after photo examples.