What is Liposuction Surgery?

By: Dr. Angelo Cuzalina

Liposuction is the reduction of fat cells from targeted areas of the body. The fat cells that are removed are gone for good, although it is of course still possible to gain weight after the procedure. People interested in liposuction have isolated, stubborn areas of fat that resist diet and exercise.


At Tulsa Surgical Arts, experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Angelo Cuzalina has been performing liposuction and other aesthetic surgeries for many years. He determines if liposuction will work for what you want to achieve during a consultation at our practice.


There are many liposuction techniques available today, although they all build from the foundation of targeted fat removal. Over the years, Dr. Cuzalina has used various technologies and currently offers the following to his patients:

  • Smartlipo
  • Vaser Ultrasound


These liposuction devices utilize innovations like ultrasound energy and heat to prepare the fat for more efficient and less traumatic removal. You can expect less bruising and swelling, and a faster recovery.


Liposuction is a highly adaptable body contouring procedure. It can be used on many areas of the body, including:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Breasts
  • Back
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Calves
  • Ankles
  • Upper arms
  • Under the chin
  • Cheeks


The cannula that suctions fat away is very thin and narrow, so it reaches delicate areas. Only small incisions, usually a couple millimeters long, are required to insert the cannula. Resulting scars are hard to see and typically easy to hide, even under swimsuits and bikinis.


Getting liposuction doesn’t mean it’s impossible to gain weight after the procedure. It is of course still possible, but most people feel very motivated to maintain their liposuction results. They do so with healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle. Our patients find their results are lasting. The best candidates are already at or near their ideal weight, but looking to fine tune areas of pesky fat.


While liposuction is an all-around great procedure, we want to make sure it is right for your body and your individualized goals. To speak to Dr. Angelo Cuzalina about liposuction surgery in Tulsa, Oklahoma, please call Tulsa Surgical Arts at 918-779-1861. We look forward to answering your questions and arranging your consultation at our office.



* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.