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Many patients are frustrated by persistent, difficult-to-lose fat that affects the abdomen, thighs, hips, and other areas of the body.

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that effectively removes unwanted fat from the body.

At Lowe Plastic Surgery in Oklahoma City, OK, Dr. James Lowe can shape your body contours using advanced liposuction techniques.

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Liposuction Before and After Photos

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This patient underwent treatment to remove fat cells from the intermediate thighs. As illustrated in these before and after photos, the liposuction procedure slimmed down the outer and inner thighs to improve the contour and shape of the legs. 

Why Choose Us for Liposuction?

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Lowe is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, general surgeon, and hand surgeon who started practicing in 2000. He and our staff share a commitment to clinical excellence, cutting-edge care, and lasting patient partnerships.

Fully Accredited Operating Facilities

Surgical procedures can be performed at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, a nearby outpatient surgical facility, or at our surgery center near the office. These facilities are fully accredited and adhere to the highest safety standards.

Commitment to Comfort

We offer IV sedation and general anesthesia for your comfort during surgery. You can also stay at the surgery center, in the surgical ward at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, or at another overnight medical facility for the first day of recovery.

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Samantha Sukman


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Very friendly and professional! They make you feel very comfortable and results were great. Dr. Lowe made sure to address any personal and professional concerns and was very patient and helpful during the entire process.

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M McClendon


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Dr. Lowe does wonderful work and has a great temperament. He is very matter of fact and will tell you exactly what he recommends to get you the result you would like, and pricing is very fair. He is also very accessible throughout your process and for questions which isn’t always the case with doctors. I will be a patient of his for years to come! Thanks Dr. Lowe!

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Am I a Candidate?


The best candidates have good skin elasticity and a stable body weight. Obese patients are not considered suitable candidates for liposuction as this is not considered a weight loss treatment. Rather, it is intended to enhance one or two areas of the body.

What Areas of the Body Can Be Treated?

During liposuction, we can sculpt the:

  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Chest
  • Flanks
  • Neck
  • Thighs

How Does Liposuction Work?


General anesthesia is used in large-volume fat removal; local anesthesia is used for limited procedures.

Tiny Incisions

Small incisions are made near the treatment areas so the cannula can be inserted to remove fat.

Tumescent Injections

A tumescent solution is injected into the fatty tissue; the epinephrine minimizes blood loss and causes the area to swell up, making fat removal easier. The lidocaine in the solution improves comfort.

Fat Removal

With a narrow tube (the cannula), Dr. Lowe removes the fat with gentle suction. 


In some cases, a small drainage tube is placed beneath the skin to help prevent fluid buildup.

What Is Recovery Like?

Expect some pain, swelling, bruising and temporary numbness. Pain can be managed with prescription medications, but you will likely feel stiff and sore for a few days.

A supportive garment should be worn for a few weeks to reduce swelling and help your skin conform to its new shape.

Combining Treatment

At Lowe Plastic Surgery, we offer liposuction as a single procedure or in combination with other body contouring techniques. Liposuction can slim down localized areas of your body or be performed in combination with male breast reduction, tummy tuck, and neck contouring. During your consultation at our Oklahoma City practice, we will develop an appropriate treatment plan based on your needs.

James B. Lowe, MD, FACS

Lowe Plastic Surgery

Dr. Lowe is a triple board-certified surgeon with over 20 years of experience providing comprehensive cosmetic and reconstructive care. He is affiliated with several prestigious organizations:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons 
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand 

Schedule your consultation by contacting us online or calling us at (405) 942-4300.

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