Liposuction in Raleigh North Carolina

Choose Your Contour

Liposuction is an extremely popular body contouring surgery among individuals aiming to target specific areas of their body. Many individuals have tried dieting and exercising, but struggle to erase certain areas of body fat. Liposuction in Raleigh NC is an effective procedure for removing fat from stubborn areas on the body, such as the abdomen, hips, legs, thighs, bra roll and arms. Patients love liposuction because it’s an effective way of accenting specific areas of the body, as it creates flattering, contoured proportions.

Target Your Trouble Areas

Most individuals have specific areas of their bodies that they want to alter or fix. These surfaces are usually one’s that resist diet and exercise. Troubling areas feel immune to all techniques. Liposuction in Raleigh NC is an effective way to target these stubborn surfaces and keep unwanted fat off. These targeted sections are contoured and sculpted to perfection with liposuction. Popular areas are flanks, stomach, thighs, submental “chin” and arms.

About Liposuction

Liposuction Treats:

Chin + Neck
Armpit fold + Arms
Bra Rolls + Mid Back
Abdomen + Flanks
Thighs + Knees
Male Breasts


1-3 hours depending on area treated


1-2 weeks of bruising
6 weeks for swelling to subside
6-9 months for full healing

Liposuction results aren’t immediate, but patients tend to notice some improvement within a few weeks. For the process to finalize itself and correctly heal, it will take six to nine months for a full contoured and toned recovery.

Treatment Options

As each individual is different, Dr. Hughes will discuss various treatment options within your consultation. We offer Suction-Assisted Liposuction and Laser-Assisted Liposuction. Liposuction procedure involves a cannula that is inserted into a small incision next to the desired treatment area. The straw suctions up the fat that is within the surrounding area.

Suction-Assisted Liposuction

The most traditional form of lipectomy breaks up the fat and uses a high-negative-pressure vacuum to remove the fat through a hollow instrument inserted beneath the skin.

Laser-Assisted Liposuction

We offer ALLURA™ by Sciton high definition laser liposuction. A laser fiber is introduced through a small cannula, delivering energy directly to subcutaneous fat cells-to disrupt and liquify them. The emitted energy coagulates tissue, thus inducing collagen retraction and tissue tightening. Laser liposuction typically results in less bruising and downtime.

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*Individual results will vary.

Submental liposuction *Individual results will vary.

Mini tummy tuck with liposuction to flanks and back *Individual results will vary.

Submental liposuction *Individual results will vary.

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Fat Transfer: Lose it + Use it

Fat transfer, or fat grafting in Raleigh, NC is a procedure in which fat is removed from an unwanted area of the body (usually stomach, flanks or thighs) and then purified and transferred to the desired body area. Most common areas are the breasts, buttocks or facial rejuvenation to replace fat and collagen lost over time.⁣ The result is a fuller, smoother, and contoured area after your fat transfer. You will love your new, naturally restored look.

We use the Wells Johnson™ High Volume Precision Auto-Graft System, designed to keep harvested fat sterile and safely contained from start to finish to provide long-lasting results for our patients.

Fat Permanently Removed

Fat cells that are removed within the process don’t reappear. Although, it’s important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regime to keep new fat cells away.

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Schedule your Liposuction consultation appointment with Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Duncan Hughes today or complete a virtual consultation to learn about your options.

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Dr. Hughes
Dr. Duncan Hughes Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Hughes is a double board-certified surgeon in both general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery. He received his plastics and reconstructive surgery training at Duke University, where he trained alongside the country’s leading plastics and reconstructive surgeons.

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