Glacier View Plastic Surgery
60 Four Mile Drive #10
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 756-2241
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Power Assisted Liposuction

The plastic surgeons at Glacier View Plastic Surgery offer power assisted liposuction in Kalispell to help women and men reduce excess fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise. This surgical procedure, which uses a vibrating cannula, is a great way to remove excess fat from many different areas of the body. Liposuction is not a substitute for good nutrition and exercise. The best candidates for liposuction are women and men who are within 10 to 15% of their goal weight, but have localized fat deposits that will not go away.

Our Philosophy on Liposuction

diagram of suction assisted liposuction


Liposuction requires a very detailed analysis of the areas of excess fat, and the procedure must be performed in a very meticulous manner to ensure no irregularities after surgery. We are all bothered by fat that will not go away even with a good diet and a good exercise routine, liposuction can be the answer.

Planning for Surgery

liposuction tools in the operating room

At your consultation, your surgeon will review your overall health, examine the areas of excess fat, and assess the elasticity of your skin. Some patients will only need liposuction; others may require more extensive procedures such as a tummy tuck to effectively meet their goals. At the consultation, all of your questions will be answered and you will be given specific instructions for what to do both before and after surgery.

Dr. Michael Hromadka
Michael Hromadka, M.D.
 Dr. Michelle Spring
Michelle Spring, M.D.

Meet Our Doctors

Our board-certified plastic surgeons are experienced and talented. More than that, Dr. Michelle Spring and Dr. Michael Hromadka are warm and personable individuals who are passionate about their profession and focus on state-of-the-art procedures and exceptional outcomes.

Liposuction FAQ

How long does liposuction take?

In general, liposuction takes between one to two hours, depending on the size and number of areas to be treated.

What type of anesthesia is used?

Liposuction under a certain volume can be done under local. If you require a significant amount of liposuction, this should be done under general anesthesia.

When will I see my final results?

It is important to understand that, during the liposuction process, fluid is injected prior to suctioning out the fat. This fluid leads to swelling that can mask your final results for several months. Your final result will not be seen until three to four months after surgery.

When can I go back to work?

Patients will be able to go back to work within two to three days after liposuction. If large-volume liposuction was done in multiple areas, this may require up to a week off work.

When can I exercise?

As long as you are comfortable, you may start exercising within four to five days after surgery. You should not do any heavy lifting over 10 pounds for the first two weeks after surgery.

Is there a nonsurgical alternative for fat reduction?

CoolSculpting® can be an effective fat reduction treatment for patients who want to avoid surgery. It can’t produce results as dramatic as those from liposuction, but it can minimize stubborn areas of fat in the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and upper arms.

To find out how liposuction can improve your contours, request a consultation using our online form or call our practice at (406) 756-2241 to schedule an appointment.

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