Chicago & Barrington, IL

Renee Burke, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

(847) 382-4400

Liposuction

Unfortunately, excess fat is not always a problem that can be solved in the gym or the kitchen. While diet and exercise are essential to maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding several health concerns, there are times when—despite your efforts—the extra inches of stubborn fat will not seem to go away. Many healthy men and women are turning to procedures like liposuction and SmartLipo to help achieve the slimmer shape to go with their healthy lifestyle. If you’re struggling to trim down those last few pant sizes, Dr. Burke can help reduce localized areas of fat with liposuction or SmartLipo body contouring.

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“My breasts and arms are areas I’ve struggled with my entire life. Although only one week post surgery, my self confidence has increased dramatically. Like anyone considering elective surgery, I was nervous and wanted to make sure I did my homework. Dr. Burke and staff were accommodating with me requesting multiple visits in order to ensure my questions and concerns were all covered.” – Read the Full Review on RealSelf

Good Liposuction or SmartLipo Candidates

For patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle of proper diet and exercise, but struggle with residual ‘spot’ areas of excess fat—such as a muffin top, love handles, back fat, or double chin—Dr. Burke recommends liposuction. Liposuction sculpts and reshapes the body through the surgical removal of excess fat deposits.

Dr. Burke uses modern liposuction techniques and technologies to flatten the abdomen, reduce the buttocks, reshape thighs and hips, slim the waist, trim love handles, or reduce fat bulges of the neck, arms, and knees. Liposuction is also used in men to reduce excess tissue in the chest (referred to as Correction of Gynecomastia or male breast reduction).

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For patients who are looking to reshape their body for a slimmer, firmer look, SmartLipo Triplex is the most advanced laser-assisted lipolysis system available. With just one treatment, Dr. Burke will help you melt away unwanted body fat with minimal downtime and less pain than traditional liposuction alone. The added heat energy works to provide you with skin tightening benefits as well. Dr. Burke will use SmartLipo Triplex to permanently destroy fat cells, tighten tissue, and improve your overall body shape. 


“I was very skinny growing up and in my mid 20’s started gaining a lot of weight. I adjusted my diet and lifestyle but still did not lose any weight. I was diagnosed with PCOS at 24 and was told that was why I gained so much weight so fast. This surgery was the perfect kick start/motivation I needed to lose more weight.” – RealSelf Review


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Your Liposuction or SmartLipo Consultation

During your consultation, Dr. Burke will help you make an informed decision about the right fat reduction procedure for you. If you are concerned about being left with excess skin, Dr. Burke can see if you are a right fit for SmartLipo. Other patients may benefit more by supplementing a traditional liposuction procedure with a skin tightening surgery like the tummy tuck.

Remember, fat reduction procedures like liposuction and SmartLipo are not designed to be an alternative to a healthy lifestyle or an answer to obesity. They are not weight loss procedures. It is important that you are within your goal weight and are only looking to treat specific areas of fat. Patients must continue to stick to a healthy diet and exercise regularly to maintain long-lasting results.

What to Expect from a Liposuction or SmartLipo Procedure

Liposuction is most commonly performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. A small incision will be made in the skin near the treatment area. A thin tube known as a cannula is then inserted through the skin, into the underlying layer of fat. Dr. Burke will then carefully maneuver the cannula to break up fat cells and remove them from the body using a surgical vacuum connected at the other end of the cannula.

SmartLipo is slightly different than traditional liposuction. Dr. Burke will perform the procedure using a small cannula inserted under the skin, which delivers laser energy directly to fat cells and causes them to rupture. This melting of the fat makes for an easier, less painful removal. After the fat is suctioned out, new collagen is produced as a result of the heat energy, resulting in skin tightening benefits. With three laser wavelength options, Dr. Burke will customize your treatments based on your needs and concerns.

Liposuction and SmartLipo Recovery and Results

Recovery may require a few days away from work, and up to a week for any bruising that occurs as a result of liposuction to resolve. Recovery from a SmartLipo procedure is often a bit quicker than traditional liposuction. Light activity may be resumed the day after your surgery. Dr. Burke recommends the use of compression garments following liposuction to help reduce fluid retention and shape your new curves.

Your fat reduction procedure will leave you with a slimmer, firmer contouring of your body. You will likely drop a few clothing sizes, but most men and women hardly mind restocking their closets with clothes that complement their new bodies. Losing these stubborn areas of fat often results in a life-changing boost of self-confidence. For many, it even gives them more encouragement to maintain a healthy lifestyle so they can hold onto their new body for many years to come.

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Thousands of men and women are achieving their goal figures with liposuction every year. If you are ready to get your ideal body,

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