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Liposuction has been the standard in minimally invasive body contouring for the last 50 years. Our Charlotte NC liposuction procedure is used to sculpt, define, shape, and flatten almost everything from the neck down to the ankles. More recently, fat obtained through liposuction has been used as a natural volume enhancer in areas such as the cheeks, lips, breasts, and buttocks.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a method where a layer of fat underneath the skin can instantly and permanently be removed through a small hollow tube referred to as a cannula. Liposuction is great for stubborn areas resistant to diet and exercise such as the belly, love handles, thighs, and bra rolls. Liposuction is often combined with other procedures such as tummy tucks and cosmetic breast surgery to further enhance these results through additional shaping.

Liposuction in Charlotte NC

What are the most common liposuction benefits?

  • Instant and permanent fat removal
  • The ability to target stubborn areas resistant to diet and exercise
  • Can be done without general anesthesia
  • Extremely high rate of patient satisfaction
  • Minimal downtime

FAQs about Charlotte, NC liposuction with Dr. Pratt

I don’t want regular liposuction—I want Smart liposuction.

With the rising popularity of liposuction, devices have emerged to assist the surgeon with fat removal. Techniques such as laser and ultrasound are among such devices. Contrary to popular belief, these devices are used in addition to traditional liposuction and not in lieu of. These devices have at times made the process of physically removing the fat slightly easier for the surgeon; however, in Dr. Pratt’s experience, consistency in results are independent of the device and always related to surgical technique.

Will my skin tighten after the fat is removed with liposuction?

The ideal candidate for liposuction has a youthful, elastic quality to their skin. Because youthful skin has a natural tendency to “bounce back”, it will indeed conform to your new contour. Looser skin, especially skin with stretch marks is not as resilient, and may require a skin removal procedure done in combination with liposuction to optimize your results.

Do I need general anesthesia for liposuction?

Absolutely not. Liposuction can be done effectively with and without a general anesthetic. Our ability to be able to offer both mild sedation or general anesthesia allows Dr. Pratt to tailor your surgery specifically to your needs.

Can you take out the fat and use it somewhere else?

Yes. Fat grafting is one of Dr. Pratt’s specialties, as he routinely incorporates fat grafting as a way to add volume and shape to areas of the body such as the face, breasts, and buttocks. This is routinely done using a mild sedative, or can be incorporated in a more comprehensive surgery like a mommy makeover.

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What will recovery entail?

Downtime from liposuction in Charlotte NC typically ranges anywhere from 2 to 5 days, depending on the extent of liposuction performed. A compression garment can easily be worn underneath work clothing, and will be worn for approximately four weeks. Being active is always encouraged after any surgery. Modifications, however, of your normal routine may be required. Dr. Pratt will make recommendations that guide you in your recovery.

Why choose Dr. Pratt in Charlotte, NC?

Dr. Pratt creates a compassionate, all-inclusive atmosphere at his south Charlotte practice where his patients feel that his approach is undeniably comprehensive and tailored specifically to their needs. His philosophy of focusing on what it is required to restore a youthful appearance rather than an unnatural or overdone look has always been his approach to cosmetic surgery. His aesthetic surgery practice has been one almost exclusively based on word of mouth and patient referrals, which is a testament to the quality of his work and consistency in the results. 

After receiving his medical degree at the University of Florida, Dr. Pratt completed eight years of surgical training, where he did his general surgery residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC and a plastic surgery fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He maintains his staff plastic surgery privileges at four local Charlotte area hospitals. 

He continues to take emergency room and facial trauma call at most of these facilities including the Level One Trauma Center in uptown Charlotte, NC. Bespoke Plastic Surgery and Dr. Pratt are located in the heart of Ballantyne in beautiful south Charlotte, where his private practice is dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery of the breast, body, and face.

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WE ARE OPEN AND READY TO SEE YOU AGAIN!!

We recognize the anxiety and concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Rest assured that our patients’ health and well-being have and always will be our primary concern.

We are doing everything we can to protect one another from spreading the virus. Our intention and promise to our patients are to respect the guidelines and recommendations set forth by health care professionals regarding hygiene and social distancing. To that end, we would like to share some of the additional steps we are implementing as a practice to help protect you as well as our team members

  • Anyone entering our office will be pre-screened for symptoms of acute illness and have their temperature taken at the front desk
  • All staff member will wear masks when interacting with patients or family
  • We have increased the frequency and extensivity of our office cleaning routines
  • Hand sanitizer is readily available throughout the office
  • We will continue to offer virtual consultations as well as virtual follow-up visits when appropriate
  • We request that anyone with fever, respiratory symptoms such as cough or shortness of breath reschedule their appointment.
  • We are limiting outside vendors from elective visitation
  • We are limiting our waiting room occupancy to fewer patients and request that any family or friends do not accompany patients inside the office
  • Patients that prefer to wait in the car prior to their appointment may do so. Please text the practice on our SMS line (704) 256.3732 when you have arrived to let us know that you are here. We can send you a text message when we are ready for you to come in.

While the COVID-19 situation and response remain fluid, please know that we are doing everything we can to limit your exposure and risk. As our response adjusts based on recommendations set forth by relevant medical experts, we will keep you updated on our website as well as social media.

Sincerely,
Broc L. Pratt, MD

COVID-19 A Message from Dr. Pratt

We are open and seeing patients!

In response to the challenge for patients caused by the current pandemic Dr. Pratt is now offering safe and private Tele-Health services for consults. There is no charge for this service. Simply call our office at 980-375-9959 to request an appointment. We will give you specific instructions on how to schedule a virtual visit with Dr. Pratt and his patient coordinator, Ashleigh. We are pleased to be able to offer these appointments and hope this option meets your needs and helps fulfill your desired timeline.

Sincerely,
Broc L. Pratt, MD

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