Serving Greenwood, Greenville, Columbia, South Carolina & nearby Augusta, Georgia


Liposuction is consistently among the most popular plastic surgery procedures, and it offers an effective means for removing stubborn fat deposits.

Although liposuction has body contouring benefits, it is not intended as a weight-loss procedure. Your personal consultation with board-certified Greenwood, South Carolina, plastic surgeon Dr. Ted Vaughn will determine if liposuction is right for you or whether you may benefit from an alternative treatment. Please call 864-223-0505 to learn more.

Who Makes a Good Liposuction Candidate?

While liposuction can successfully remove fat deposits, it should not be confused with a weight-loss surgery. Good candidates for liposuction are generally within their ideal weight range and are otherwise healthy.

Other characteristics of a good liposuction candidate include:

  • Realistic expectations
  • Good skin elasticity
  • Healthy lifestyle

Dr. Vaughn has extensive experience performing liposuction, and he will help you understand both the benefits and limitations of liposuction during your individual consultation and exam.

Liposuction Benefits

For the right patients and when conducted by a skilled plastic surgeon, liposuction is a versatile means of treating problem areas including:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Calves

At our accredited in-office surgical suite, Dr. Vaughn uses tumescent power-assisted liposuction—or PALS—to break up and remove the types of fat deposits that do not typically respond to diet and exercise. The clinically proven PALS system offers a number of advantages over other liposuction methods including:

  • Reduced surgical time
  • Reduced recovery period
  • Reduced bruising

In addition to being performed as an individual procedure, liposuction may also be used in conjunction with other cosmetic surgery procedures such as breast reduction, tummy tucks and mommy makeovers.

For further information, please see Questions about Liposuction.

If you would like to learn more about liposuction, please contact Piedmont Plastic Surgery by calling 864-223-0505 or completing our online form to schedule your consultation with Dr. Vaughn. We proudly serve patients in the South Carolina areas of Greenwood, Greenville, Anderson, Columbia, and Laurens, as well as Augusta, Georgia.