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Liposuction Charleston, SC

Liposuction Charleston SC

Conveniently located to serve Charleston, SC

Patients with stubborn body fat can eliminate it effectively with the help of liposuction in Charleston, SC, from Dr. Jason Ulm. People often struggle with targeting excess fat using traditional methods of fat reduction like dieting and exercise. These patients can greatly benefit from a direct fat removal procedure like lipo in Charleston, SC.

At Ulm Plastic Surgery , we can use liposuction to reshape and redefine your figure. We have provided countless patients with the results they are looking for through liposuction.

Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

It is important that you understand that liposuction is not a weight-loss treatment. Liposuction is a surgical body-contouring treatment. It is designed for the precise removal of excess fat from specifically targeted areas of the body.

The best candidates for liposuction in Charleston, SC are those who are generally in good health. Double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Ulm will perform an evaluation of your current health and medical history will be performed to determine if you are healthy enough to undergo liposuction.

If you have loose sagging skin, liposuction may not be enough to provide you with the results you are looking for. Procedures like a tummy tuck can be performed to eliminate excess fat and loose skin.

Dr. Ulm is a wonderful plastic surgeon. He did a great job. He is very patient and explains everything he is going to do. He even allowed me time to research and do my homework on the procedures. I highly recommend him as a plastic surgeon.

Treatment Areas

Liposuction is a safe and effective option for eliminating excess fat in areas around the body. Lipo can be used to improve the appearance of a number of regions of the body, including the neck, upper arms, chest, chin, abdomen, backs, flank, inner and outer thighs, and buttocks.

Areas of the Body That Can Be Treated with Liposuction


Bulging neck fat makes a person look lethargic and out of shape. Neck liposuction is a precise way of contouring and shaping the neck by suctioning out excess fat.


Liposuction can be used to reduce the appearance of “man boobs” in men suffering from the condition known as pseudogynecomastia. Taking fatty tissue out of the chest addresses oversized male breasts and gives the male chest a more masculine appearance.


The area between the hips and the ribs is called the flanks. In this area, people often develop pockets of fat called love handles. With liposuction, these can be shrunk, eliminating the overhang that appears when wearing tight pants.

Inner Thighs

When the inner thighs rub together, inner thigh lipo can be used to contour away stubborn thigh fat and create more space between the thighs.

Outer Thighs

The outer thighs accumulate unwanted excess fat and then stubbornly hang onto it. This creates the appearance of saddlebags. We can sculpt away your saddlebags using liposuction surgery.

Upper Arms

Sections of sagging fat on the upper arms are often called “bat wings” or “bingo wings.” Liposuction can be used to contour these away for shapelier arms.


The area right below the chin is called the submental region. Excess submental fat creates the appearance of a double chin, which can make a person look out of shape. Lipo addresses submental fat for a more sculpted profile.


Excess abdominal fat is incredibly stubborn. If you’re trying to say goodbye to a pooch or lose that spare tire, liposuction can remove that excess fat and give you a tighter, trimmer tummy.


Upper back fat creates rolls around the bra straps, while lower back fat bunches over jeans. Both of these types of back fat can be easily dealt with using liposuction.


To achieve better overall proportions, excess fatty tissue can be removed from the buttocks through buttocks lipo. This makes one’s butt look more sculpted and contoured.

Liposuction Procedure Charleston SC

The Liposuction Procedure

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Ulm performs a form of standard tumescent liposuction in Charleston, SC using power-assisted equipment. The use of power-assisted equipment makes the process quicker and gentler on the body, which minimizes discomfort and shortens the recovery period.

The area being treated with liposuction will be injected with a tumescent fluid that contains a local anesthetic. This fluid reduces bleeding during the procedure, makes the removal of fat easier, and reduces the amount of bruising that occurs afterward.

Once the area is filled with tumescent fluid, a long thin tube called a cannula is inserted into the area through a small incision. Dr. Ulm will carefully manipulate the cannula to loosen the fat from the surrounding tissue.

The fat and tumescent fluid will then be drained from the treated area through the cannula. Once it has all been removed, the incisions will be closed and dressed.

Recovering from Your Lipo Procedure

In certain cases, a compression garment may be worn during the recovery period. The amount of discomfort experienced will vary depending on the scope of the liposuction, however, Dr. Ulm and his staff will provide you with the appropriate medication to minimize post-operative pain. Swelling and some bruising are to be expected and will steadily dissipate over the course of your recovery.

Most patients will need to wait one week before being able to return to work. It will take about two to three weeks before you are able to return to your normal activities. You may need to wait four to six weeks before you can engage in more strenuous activities.

Liposuction Cost

The price of lipo in Charleston, SC varies based on the details of the procedure. Liposuction cost is determined by the number of treatment areas, the size of each area, the length of the procedure, the anesthesia is chosen, and many other factors. We offer financing through Prosper Healthcare Lending.

Getting Started with Your Liposuction

If you’re unhappy with your figure and think that liposuction is your best option for attaining your ideal body, it’s time to make a change. Contact Ulm Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ulm. He can discuss the procedure with you, review before and after photos, answer your questions, and provide you with the personalized care you need.

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