Dr. Connors offers the latest advancements in liposuction surgery to patients throughout the Atlanta area. Utilizing both surgery and laser technology, he is able to transform the bodies of men and women who desire slimmer figures. Traditional liposuction surgery removes excess fat from areas on the body that are problematic and sometimes resistant to diet and exercise. During this surgery, a device known as a “cannula” is inserted under the skin and is used to help loosen and remove fat. Dr. Connors commonly performs liposuction on the tummy, hips, buttocks and thighs.
"Breast Revision, Lift, Underarm Liposuction - I had breast implants 15 years ago. They were implants by Mentor: Smooth Round High Profile Implants both sides 400cc. They've been great and very natural looking until about two years ago when they began to look uneven on nipple height and the right looked smaller than the left. I consulted with three different plastic surgeons who all recommended a lift as well as new implants. They also recommended the newer gummy gel silicone instead of saline. I had my surgery in Atlanta this week. I'm going to post pre-op photos as well as a journey of my surgery and healing."- Y. / RealSelf / Jul 01, 2021
"Breast Revision, Lift, Underarm Liposuction - I had breast implants 15 years ago. They were implants by Mentor: Smooth Round High Profile Implants both sides 400cc. They've been great and very natural looking until about two years ago when they began to look uneven on nipple height and the right looked smaller than the left. I consulted with three different plastic surgeons who all recommended a lift as well as new implants. They also recommended the newer gummy gel silicone instead of saline. I had my surgery in Atlanta this week. I'm going to post pre-op photos as well as a journey of my surgery and healing. Updated on 6 Jul 2021: Updated on 6 Jul 2021: DAY 1 POST OP Updated on 7 Jul 2021: DAY 2 POST OP Updated on 7 Jul 2021: POST OP DAY THREE Updated on 7 Jul 2021: POST OP DAY FOUR Updated on 7 Jul 2021: POST OP DAY FIVE Updated on 7 Jul 2021: Day on my 1-week post op visit Updated on 30 Jul 2021: My bruising has mostly subsided. My exercises have begun five times a day. I am still wearing my surgical bra. I am still wearing paper tape and scar away on top of my incisions. I am still waiting on my right breast to level out and become more even with my left breast. During one of my postop zoom meetings the doctor stated it could be six months before they both heal completely. He also stated that due to the amount of tissue in my left breast and the amount of scarring inside of my right breast, that he did two completely different types of lift. Therefore, they will not heal the same and they will not look the same just yet. I’m keeping my fingers crossed! Updated on 30 Jul 2021:"- Y. / RealSelf / Jul 01, 2021
"Dr. Conners and his staff are amazing. They offer a personal touch and genuinely care about your health and healing following surgery. They are always available if you have questions or concerns both pre-op and post-op. Dr. Conners removed scar tissue from my abdominal area caused by cool sculpting. He used laser liposuction and I am extremely happy with the results. He suggested I used the emsculpt treatment to strengthen my abdominal area and it has given me the strength to return to exercise! Don’t go anywhere else!!!"- K.W. / Yelp / Feb 27, 2022
"While I am only 6 weeks post op (tummy tuck and liposuction of back/waist), I couldn’t be happier with my results. The care I have received from Dr. Connors and all the nurses has been top notch. They listen. They care. I also highly recommend staying overnight after surgery. It’s so peaceful and comfortable, not to mention a load off your mind knowing you are getting the correct care for your procedure. I can’t rave enough about Dr. Connors and his staff."- L.D. / Google / Jan 03, 2022
"Great personality, tremendously professional as well as knowledgable in his area of expertise, makes you feel completely comfortable and spends as much time and individual attention as needed to ensure he has thoroughly answered any & all of your questions/concerns and that he understands the end result that each patient most desires. Entire staff is extremely friendly and always willing to help in anyway possible. POST OP REVIEW:I am now two weeks post-op from a 7.5 hour procedure in which I had smart lipo, a breast lift, and an extended tummy tuck. I do not take narcotic medications but went into this procedure anxiously knowing I might be forced to change my position on this in order to keep my pain at a level that was tolerable enough to simultaneously allow my body to heal. Due to the lengthy amount of time I was scheduled to be under general anesthesia, my family persuaded me to undergo the surgery at Northside in Alpharetta and stay overnight to be monitored by the medical staff at this facility. Dr. Connors did an AMAZING job and I do not have words to express how pleased I am with him and his level of skill and expertise. Not only am i starting to see unbelievable results, I only had to be administered pain medication while at Northside during the first 24 hours following my surgery!!! AMAZING Dr. Connors is fortunate enough to have a PA on staff by the name of Maggie who assists him in his surgeries. Since my procedure I have really gotten to know Maggie mainly because I am a High Maintenance patient and the degree to which I worry can be absolutely exhausting! Maggie has been so kind to me and really my main support system since the procedure. She cares about her patients so deeply and makes herself available at all hours to patiently answer or address any problems or fears they may be having. Maggie has earned my upmost respect and trust because my relationship with her has been unlike any other with a medical professional. She may be a PA but in my opinion her level of genuine concern makes her more qualified than any doctor Ive ever met and I would certainly value her opinion over any other physicians that I see. I know the feeling CANNOT be mutual but when my recovery is over and I do not have to any further post op visit with her I will feel like I’ve lost a friend. Absolutely the BEST!!!!"- H.A. / Facebook / Dec 31, 2020
Tumescent "Super-Wet" Lipo
Tumescent liposuction is a common approach used by surgeons. It is a suction-assisted (SAL) form of lipo that first injects a liquid agent into the area that is to be treated. The liquid agent includes saline, Lidocaine (a numbing agent) and Epinephrine (a medication that controls bleeding). A cannula is then inserted and passed through the fat deposits, suctioning them out. An attached power-aided motor allows the surgeon to control the speed of the fat removal, which can be as great as a few pounds or as little as several ounces.
Ultrasound-Assisted Lipo (UAL)
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (known as “ultrasonic”) is a technique used on areas where a greater amount of dense fat resides. It’s a dual process using ultrasound and suction. First, ultrasound waves transmit energy through a special device aimed to help loosen and melt the fat. This liquid is then suctioned out using a cannula. UAL liposuction is commonly used on men seeking a higher level of muscular definition. You may hear this type of liposuction referred to as hi-def liposuction or VASER® Lipo, or simply Vaser hi-def.
Laser-Assisted Lipo (LAL)
Laser-assisted liposuction uses laser technology to introduce a burst of energy to the specified area of fat. The laser loosens and liquefies the fat for removal. This particular type of liposuction includes brand names such as SmartLipo, SlimLipo, Lipolite Laser Liposculpture, LipoLite, and ProLipo PLUS.
Liposuction is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. It is considered an outpatient procedure. On average, each body part (i.e. tummy, thighs, etc.) will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. After surgery, patients will wear a compression garment on the treated areas. It takes about a full week for the bruising and swelling to dissipate, and can take several months for the final results to appear. Liposuction will produce scars where the cannula incision was made, but these are usually small and will fade over time.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-5 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
How Safe is Lipo?
The media sometimes tells stories of liposuction patients who have endured bad results at the hands of inexperienced surgeons. Today’s liposuction techniques are much safer and more predictable than ever before, but surgeon skill still remains the number one factor when researching this procedure. The goal is to attain a natural and smooth result. An experienced surgeon will be able to provide this outcome.
Is Lipo Permanent?
The good news is, fat cells that are removed during liposuction do not come back. Unfortunately, patients can still gain weight after surgery because the remaining cells can expand and become larger. However, patients who adhere to a healthy diet and exercise program will continue to see results years after surgery.
How Much Fat?
The amount of fat removed really depends on the size of the patient and their aesthetic goals. From a safety standpoint, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends roughly 10 pounds of fat or less. Otherwise it is considered a high-volume liposuction, which does present an increased set of risks. It’s advised to get down to your ideal weight before undergoing a liposuction procedure.
Skin Tautness (Laxity)?
Liposuction is a surgery that removes fat and enhances the actual shape of the body. It does not address skin imperfections caused by sagging skin or cellulite under the skin. During your consultation, a discussion can be had regarding the available procedures, which address and improve skin texture. Some procedures recommended to correct skin laxity include abdominoplasty, thigh lift, neck lift, and butt lift surgeries.