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    Tummy Tuck: Before & After Photo

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    This patient received an amazing transformation with a Tummy Tuck and liposuction at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta! By removing excess skin, tightening the abdominal wall, and liposuctioning fat from areas that exercise and diet had been unable to help this patient received a beautiful result and incision hidden below the underwear line! Scroll down to see the before and after, and the amount of excess skin removed.Screen Shot 2017-05-08 at 3.05.57 PM

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    The Brazilian Butt Lift is always in demand at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta and with results like these it’s easy to see why! The Brazilian Butt Lift is the favorite choice for women looking to increase the size and curve of the butt while creating a more lifted and hourglass look. The Brazilian Butt Lift uses a patient’s own fat to create a more voluminous butt, so the patient gets the added bonus of a slimmer, smoother lower back, stomach and thighs. It’s easy to see why the Brazilian Butt Lift is a key reason that liposuction continues to grow in popularity among the top cosmetic surgery procedures in the world, with less possible complications and discomfort than buttock implant.


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    Liposuction Plastic Surgery 

    Liposuction Plastic Surgery, Types, Cost, Recovery, Risks Atlanta GeorgiaLiposuction surgery is a method of removing excess fat from targeted areas of the body using suction force. It has been a popular choice among people who wish to achieve fine body contours but have unable to do so with exercise and diet. Rigorous routine that do not produce desired results can be frustrating enough to let people think of liposuction as the last resort. In its own right, liposuction has been proved effective in producing desired effects.

    Liposuction can be used to remove fat from many areas of the body such as breasts, flanks, hips, buttocks, thighs and arms. Fats deposited in areas of the face such as neck and chin can be removed by facial liposuction by using micro-cannula for creating smaller incisions.

    Types of liposuction

    There are several techniques used in liposuction surgery and they can be mainly classified into manual and laser liposuction.

    Manual liposuction

    Manual liposuction involves the use of a cannula for creating incisions. A suction pump will be used to remove the dissolved fats. A variant of traditional liposuction, known as tumescent liposuction, involves use of a compound solution to break up the fat for easier suction. Anesthesia techniques are also combined to reduce the queasiness of traditional methods.

    There are many more types of manual liposuction such as ultrasonic liposuction and power assisted liposuction.

    Laser liposuction

    Laser liposuction is an advanced technique in which surgical laser instruments are used to loosen fat cells for easy removal. Although these techniques come at a higher cost, many patients tend to prefer it for the ease and improved recovery time.

    Recovery time suggested by cosmetic surgeon

    Recovery time after liposuction can be anywhere between a few weeks to several months. It mainly depends on the amount of liposuction performed. Patients will wear compression garments for first few days of liposuction until they feel comfortable enough to remove them. Minor discomforts are common which can be relieved in time naturally or with medication and moderate exercises.

    Swelling is an effect produced in common to all patients and will require about four to five months to heel. Liposuction in large areas will produce loosening of skin which will tighten on its own.

    Cosmetic surgeons in Atlanta, GA like Dr. Paul McCluskey, advices their patients regarding exercises, diet and after care during various stages of recovery.


    There are risks and complications associated with liposuction. In many cases, the healing or recovery may take longer than expected. Use of anesthesia and other medication will provoke allergic reactions. Damages to skin in the form of scars near the incision area may occur if the treatment was extensive. Skin might also change its color due to variation in pigmentation. Numbness of skin, fluid accumulation and fluid loss are other risks associated with liposuction.


    Exact cost of liposuction treatment can be determined only upon consultation with a plastic surgeon, however it can be anywhere in the range of $2,000 to $5,000.

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    Lose Weight 

    Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 3.01.30 PM (1)Losing fat from various parts of the body to achieve a contoured shape is not always an easy thing to do. Sticking to a diet, exercising, shedding as much fat as one consumes in a day is a difficult task. For all these seemingly unachievable feats liposuction has become a boon to many.

    What is liposuction?

    Liposuction is cosmetic surgery procedure that entails removing excess fat from under the skin to give the body a more contoured shape. The liposuction technique has become very popular and cosmetic surgeons have been practicing it for nearly three decades now.  It is a safe technique and its proven procedure has given many people the opportunity to live their dream of having a toned body.

    Who can undergo liposuction?

    Liposuction is an ideal solution for anyone who wants to refine their body contours. But before anyone goes in for a liposuction treatment they need to check with a qualified plastic surgeon. There are certain issues that need to be taken into consideration before one takes a decision of undergoing a liposuction treatment. Liposuction works best for people who are in excellent health condition and are within 25 pounds of their ideal body weight. Patients preferably over the age of 18 are perfect for undergoing liposuction. Liposuction removes fat but does not tighten the skin which might sag after the fat loss. Younger patients have more supple skin with better elasticity which helps them to respond better to the treatment. On the other hand older patients might face some difficulty in making the same happen.

    Losing weight before liposuction

    In order for liposuction to be effective the patient must try to maintain a weight which is within 25 pounds of their ideal body weight. If the patient weighs more than the limit of 25 pounds it is preferable that they lose some weight before undergoing the procedure.

    Liposuction can be carried out only when the patient has reached a stable or plateau weight, that is, there have been no substantial changes to their weight over a fixed period of time. In case you are planning a liposuction it is preferable that you start off with a weight-loss program or some light cardio exercises well before the date of the treatment.

    How much weight you want to lose may also answer the question if you want to lose any weight at all. If you plan to lose 5-10 pounds then it will not make much of a difference if you lose it before the treatment. However, if you plan to lose a substantial amount of weight before the treatment you should consult a cosmetic surgeon about the way you should carry out the weight-loss regime.

    Liposuction is not weight loss procedure

    Liposuction is targeted extraction of adipose tissues or fat from parts of the body which the patient wants to be brought into shape. Removal of the excess fat gives the body the aesthetic appeal that the patient desires. It is recommended that the patient should not immediately start any heavy exercises post-treatment. Having a liposuction does not mean cutting back on good eating-habits and exercising. A proper diet and a healthy lifestyle post-liposuction will help you maintain the perfect body you always aimed for.

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    The Tummy Tuck is a procedure to remove excess fat and skin from the abdomen, flattening and contouring the stomach to create a more youthful, hourglass shape. Many women experience excess skin and separation of the abdominal wall due to weight gain and following pregnancy, despite exercise and a healthy lifestyle the smoothness of the stomach can be almost impossible to regain with out the help of surgery. During a Tummy Tuck Dr McCluskey creates an internal corset to bring the abdominal wall back together, performs liposuction to create a more hourglass figure, and removes excess skin. As can be seen below the results are beautiful and has been described by patients as “life changing”, many patients experience a boost in self esteem and confidence following the procedure. The single scar lies below the panty line and becomes less visible with time. You can watch Dr McCluskey perform a Tummy Tuck here!



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    The Tummy Tuck is one of the most amazing transformations we see at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta. As part of the famed “Mommy Makeover”  the Tummy Tuck combines liposuction, tightening of the abdominal wall, and removal of extra skin leaving a flatter stomach with a smoother, slimmer waistline.



    With aging, and especially following childbirth, the abdominal wall and the skin becomes stretched to a point that exercise and healthy lifestyle can not repair. The Tummy Tuck combined with a healthy lifestyle, is the only way to recreate the youthful look of a pre-pregnancy stomach.

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    The Brazilian Butt Lift has taken the world by storm with some reports suggesting a 16% increase in the number of people undergoing the procedure in 2014! This simple procedure which sees slimming of the stomach, thighs, and lower back through liposuction, and an increase size in the buttocks through fat transfer is fast becoming one of the top procedures in the US.

    As you can see in the amazing before and after photo below the results are a smooth, more youthful body shape that is closer to the hourglass silhouette that many patients desire. You can see Dr McCluskey explain the Brazilian Butt Lift step-by-step in a short video you can watch here!


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    Liposuction is one of the simplest ways to improve the appearance of the jawline and neck and in most cases it can be safely performed under local anesthesia.  The key to neck & chin liposuction is patient selection.  The procedure is perfect for men & women with excess fat in the neck and a blunted jawline.  In these patients I use very small liposuction cannulas to remove fat from the neck and chin area to improve the neck contour & the appearance of the jaw.  If a patient has a significant amount of excess skin, especially loose or droopy neck skin, then neck liposuction should be combined with a full neck lift or facelift.

    As you can see neck liposuction results in a dramatically improved jawline for the patient e giving a younger, slimmer look to the face and gives a boost of confidence to the patient!





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    At the Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta we are lucky to have amazing patients! Here are some kind words from one of them:IMG_1667

    “I had two Rhinoplasty’s done in the past by two different doctors In Florida. Both of which were incorrectly done and the results affected me monetarily and emotionally. After 5 years of being miserable and still unhappy, I heard of Paul by one of his previous patients that I met in a local Atlanta bar. I was amazed at the before and after results on my friend. I then decided to take another chance at it, so in May of 2013 I put my trust in this Doctor and had my 3rd Rhinoplasty. Today I am happy with my results. Finally, I am smiling and feel happier than I have been in a very long time. So that’s my story. I wish he would have been my first Doctor that did my procedure. I would have saved so much money. Regardless, When hiring a Plastic Surgeon, Beware.. In my book, Paul Mccluskey and his staff are the BEST!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!! :)”

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    Exercise Of The Week

    Here at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta the health and wellbeing of our patients is a priority in everything we do! Besides eating well, exercise and having an active lifestyle is vital to support good health. Each week Dr McCluskey demonstrates a different exercise for everyone to try as well as setting a challenge for the week. This week it’s all about the abdominals-a problem area for many! It is important to remember that abdominal exercises alone will not give any one a flat stomach, eating healthy food and appropriate portions is also vital!

    The Full Extension

    This move can take a little while to conquer as it requires stability as well as abdominal strength, but stick with it! Full extensions utilize the entire core giving the upper and lower ab muscles work as well as using the entire core to stabilize. Try performing thirty of these each day for the next week and tell us if you see any improvement! Here’s how to perform one full extension:

    1. Extend both legs and arms long

    2. Reach up and over your head with your arms while simultaneously tucking the knees towards the chest.

    3. Extend both arms out in front of you with knees tucked in to your chest

    4. In a controlled motion extend both the arms and legs and return to your original position.

    Watch as Dr McCluskey and our lovely Dani demonstrate this move!

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