FAQ

Do you offer financing?

We accept several loans, finance providers. For more information, please click here

These companies offer loans to patients for cosmetic procedures. They will lend you the money and pay you, or us for your surgical fees.

Is your liposuction laser liposuction?

Dr Watkins does not perform laser liposuction; he prefers a very safe and proven method called Tumescent Liposuction.

Dr. Watkins has used laser liposuction and prefers this technique. He prefers this method as he feels that it is much safer and reduces scarring underneath the tissue.

Laser-assisted liposuction involves putting heat underneath the tissues which can introduce new risks. The promise of tight skin with laser-assisted liposuction has not proven effective.

Anytime you disrupt tissue and cause an injury, we see collagen proliferation, which can add some extra benefits of strength in the skin which is the case with Dr. Watkin’s tumescent liposuction.

What is the downtime or recovery time for your liposuction?

Typically, a patient can return to most activities on the third day after a procedure.

Although You will be sore and experience a sense many people have compared to after a heavy muscle workout in the areas treated. This discomfort is easily managed with ibuprofen and is short-lived.

Most people go back to work on the 3rd or 4th day depending on their level of activity.

What is the cost of liposuction?

The fees for liposuction vary, based on which areas you desire to have treated, and the size of those areas. Because of this, we offer complimentary virtual consultations with Dr. Watkins so he can see these areas and discuss your goals with you.

The doctor partners with you to create a treatment plan to help you achieve the final result you desire!

Is there a BMI limit?

Dr. Watkins provides liposuction services to patients of all sizes.

During your consultation, the doctor seeks to understand your goals. It’s important to discuss the areas desired to be treated, in order of importance and your expectations.

In creating a partnership with you, we help you to understand stages to help you reach those goals. If you have larger areas to be treated, you may have to come back for a second procedure at a discount, to achieve your final result.

What is the deposit?

We may require a deposit and the balance which will hold your quote for a month.

We ask if you start making payments that you have them and your surgery completed within 4 months. 50% down is required to hold and schedule a surgery date.

Do I need to have Massage after my procedure and are they included in the price?

Dr. Watkins advises that deep tissue massage would be beneficial beginning one week after your procedure, but they are not mandatory. Massages are not included in your quote.

Do you put people to sleep for Liposuction?

Tumescent Liposuction is the most popular form of liposuction as well as the most common cosmetic procedure in the U.S, utilizing Tumescent solution to the targeted areas. It is more effective, safer, and less painful than traditional liposuction, and has a quicker recovery time. It is performed as an outpatient procedure and does not require general anesthesia.
Tumescent solution is infused into the targeted treatment region and delivered under the skin subcutaneously. It contains a carefully formulated mixture of lidocaine, epinephrine, and sodium bicarbonate, along with a saline solution to aid in fat removal. The lidocaine prevents pain. The epinephrine in the mixture causes blood vessels in the area to temporarily constrict, significantly reducing blood loss during the procedure and greatly reducing the risks associated with tumescent versus traditional liposuction under general anesthesia. Decreased bleeding means less bruising, swelling, and pain following the procedure and a faster return to normal activities. The sodium bicarbonate aids in reducing the stinging that can be associated with the injection of local anesthetic.

Can I have multiple body parts treated during the same liposuction session?

Many happy patients return to Dr. Watkins to have additional Liposuction performed to other areas of the body which could not be performed during a first procedure. This is typical because he has reached the limit of fat that may be removed in one session (4 Liters), or a limit has been reached as to how much Tumescent solution can be administered in one procedure.