Dislcaimer: Individual Procedural Results May Varry From Person To Person

Fat Removal Surgery and Liposuction in Charlotte NC


bigstock-Young-sexy-brunette-in-swimsui-65988277Liposuction is the most commonly performed body contour operation. Liposuction removes localized fat deposits and gives you a better-proportioned shape by slimming areas such as your abdomen, hips, back, thighs, lower legs, chest, arms, and neck. The practice of liposuction has dramatically improved in recent years and the procedure is now often called liposculpture, due to its fine-tuned precision. Dr. Liszka uses tumescent and power-assisted liposuction to allow you to achieve the best possible results in combination with the gentlest process available.

Liposuction Surgery Procedure

Liposuction is routinely done with general anesthesia but small areas may be treated under local anesthesia. Recovery time is dependent upon the areas treated and amount of fatty tissue removed, but is generally one week or less. Most patients feel comfortable returning to exercise within two weeks. Liposuction is frequently performed with other operations such as abdominoplasty or breast surgery.

Liposuction Surgery Recovery

With a healthy lifestyle including a balanced diet and exercise, most patients have long lasting results. However, this procedure does not treat cellulite, loose or saggy skin, and is not a treatment for obesity or weight loss. If you are a mother and have recently had a life changing experience of having a child then we may suggest looing into our Mommy Makeover services.

The degree of swelling is most dependent on the area treated.

Ideal Candidates

Ideal candidates generally have good skin quality and are in relatively decent shape.. There is no age group that is considered to be age appropriate for liposuction. Patients under 18 require a parent’s consent since it is a form of surgery. It is also a good idea for candidates to have stabilized their weight prior to making the decision to have liposuction. Many ideal candidates have tried steady diet and exercise as a means for losing pesky, unwanted fat. However, such a routine does not work for everyone. Men who have experienced enlarged breasts due to excess fat alone can also treat that problem with liposuction. A combination of liposuction and surgical removal of excess breast tissue is necessary if both are present in excess.

A Safe Procedure

Liposuction is a form of cosmetic surgery that is considered to be extremely safe. As is the case with any surgery, there are risks of infection, allergic reactions, hematoma or scarring. However, liposuction is a common procedure in which complications are very minimal. Choosing an experienced cosmetic surgeon, like Dr. Liszka, can reduce the risk of these complications and give you the look you truly want for your body.

Steps To Take Before Liposuction

Once you have decided that liposuction is the right choice for you, there are certain steps every patient should take. Here’s a checklist that will help you get ready for your liposuction procedure:

  • Stop taking blood thinners, aspirin and anti-inflammatories at least two weeks before your procedure.
  • Discontinue smoking at least two weeks before your procedure and plan to stop for at least one month afterward.
  • Stock your home with foods that are lighter on the stomach, such as jello, applesauce and prune juice. Laxatives and fiber-rich foods are also good to have on hand.
  • Arrange for someone to take you to and from the surgery center for your liposuction procedure.
  • Make sure your sleeping arrangements are comfortable. You can add extra pillows for support.

A Slimmer Waist Line

Once the liposuction procedure removes excess fat, it is gone for good as fat cells will not accumulate again in that area. However, significant weight gain will increase the fat content in all fat cells and may negate your results. The new contours that are achieved with liposuction will be there to stay as long as patients maintain a healthy lifestyle. As the swelling goes down, liposuction patients will also see improved results in the days and weeks following the procedure.

View Plastic Surgery Before and After Photos of Liposuction Procedures performed by Dr. Liszka.

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Ballantyne Plastic Surgery
14135 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 150
Charlotte, North Carolina 28277

March 18,2020

To Our Patients,

The Surgeon General, the CDC, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery have all recommended delaying or postponing elective surgery and medically non essential patient visits during the Covid 19 pandemic as we anticipate an unprecedented strain on our Healthcare System. The Novant Healthcare System has cancelled/rescheduled all elective operations beginning 3/18/2020. They have not given a date when they anticipate opening their operating rooms for elective surgery and we will be monitoring that closely. Also, the CDC and Federal Government have recommended limiting social interactions to try to slow the spread of disease. For that reason Ballantyne Plastic Surgery will be operating on an extremely limited basis for the next two weeks or longer and only be seeing patients for medically necessary reasons. This is defined as patients whose health would be negatively affected if they are not seen. This will apply mainly to patients in the early post operative period. As of March 18, 2020 the following applies to Ballantyne Plastic Surgery:

  1.  All elective surgery is being cancelled and will later be rescheduled when the  operating rooms are open for elective procedures. Every effort will be made to accommodate your scheduling desires.
  2.  All medically non-essential patient visits will be rescheduled for a minimum of 2 weeks or however long the CDC and other governing agencies deem essential to limit the spread of Covid 19. This includes:
          a. All new patient consults
          b. All dermal filler and neuromodulator (botox) patients
          c. All aesthetic services (laser, skin pen, peels, etc.)
          d. All long term post surgical follow up patients unless there is a problem requiring immediate intervention
  3. Dr Liszka will determine who will be seen during this time period and you will be notified as to your appointment date. You also may call the office to discuss whether you need to be seen during this time

All of us at Ballantyne Plastic Surgery are very sorry to have to implement the above protocol for our practice and the impact it makes on our patient’s schedule and lives. This is an unprecedented medical problem and requires extreme measures. We believe this is necessary and in the best interest of our patients, staff, community, and country.


Thomas G. Liszka, M.D.
Ballantyne Plastic Surgery
(704) 295-0777

Practice Policy Regarding Covid 19

Ballantyne Plastic Surgery is open for consultations, follow up appointments , and selected services. Our commitment to our patients is to provide excellent care in the safest possible environment. We have implemented protocols recommended by the CDC, North Carolina Medical Board, The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons regarding Covid 19 precautions. We are requiring all patients to wear a mask for admittance to our office, answer screening questions, and have their temperature checked. We are also timing appointments to allow for social distancing. We appreciate your trust and consider it a privilege to provide care for all your aesthetic needs. Please call for an appointment or if you have questions regarding our practice during these difficult times.