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Traditional Liposuction

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Like an in-office visit, we will usually need your 1) demographics, 2) insurance information (if applicable), 3) area(s) of concern, 4) photos of the area(s) of concern, and 5) complete health history. We’re here for you more than ever.

Liposuction, sometimes referred to as “lipo”, slims and reshapes specific areas of the face and body by removing excess fat deposits and improving the body contours and proportion. With liposuction, Green Bay, Sheboygan, Neenah, Fond du Lac and other Wisconsin and beyond residents have achieved visible body contouring results when they choose Fox Valley Plastic Surgery. In fact, the board-certified plastic surgeons at FVPS offer several treatments for liposuction, allowing them to customize treatment for patients. Body contouring is a safe, comfortable and affordable choice for both men and women by using a frequently performed technique with tumescent local anesthesia and oral sedation.

Dr. David Janssen and Dr. William Doubek of FVPS are experts in liposuction. Our Wisconsin Plastic Surgeons are helping women and men from Green Bay, Sheboygan, Neenah, Fond du Lac and beyond perfect their personal Renaissance.  Request your consultation using our online form or contact us at (920) 233-1540 to find out if liposuction is right for you. Consultations are available in both our Oshkosh & Appleton offices. There is a $100 consultation fee.


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Liposuction is almost always a cosmetic procedure; therefore, insurance does not cover this surgery or its complications. In general, a liposuction for one area costs $7250, two areas $9800, and three areas $12,250. The risk of complications increases with the number of areas treated. Although generally not recommended, under special circumstances, four areas costs $14,825.

Additionally, these prices do not include the anesthesia fee, which varies based on time. The price does include the surgeon’s fee and the facility fee at the Theda Care Surgery Center. Qualified patients can have the procedure done in the office under local anesthesia and save over $1000.

Therefore, because it is difficult to arrive at a set price for various parts of the body in which liposuction can be performed, it is best to come into the office for a custom quote during your consultation. Prices are subject to change due to unique circumstances surrounding the surgery.

Additional Cost Factors

Fox Valley Plastic Surgery highly recommends the use of Strataderm® immediately after wound closure and for several weeks afterwards. Depending on the length of the incision, a tube of Strataderm® costs $32-$54.

Additionally, FVPS offers discounts for multiple cosmetic procedures: 15% off the surgeon’s fee for the 2nd cosmetic procedure, and 30% off the surgeon’s fee for the 3rd procedure. The operating room fee is discounted 50% for the 2nd+ procedure, while anesthesia is based solely on time. Although there are zero interest financing options available through Care Credit and Alphaeon Credit, payment by cash gives an additional 5% discount. (Additional discounts not mentioned here may be available).

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Best Candidates

In general, men and women who are bothered by excess fat deposits that do not respond to diet or exercise may find that liposuction is right for them. Ideal liposuction candidates are:

  • Adults within 30% of their ideal weight who have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone
  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for body contouring

Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. It is also not an effective treatment for loose saggy skin and cellulite, which is the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips, and buttocks.

Liposuction can be performed alone or along with other plastic surgery procedures, such as a face lift, breast reduction or a tummy tuck.


Our Wisconsin Plastic Surgeons use Tumescent Liposuction, also known as traditional liposuction, for large areas with the patient under general anesthetic. To begin the procedure, the anesthesiologist will administer anesthesia. Anesthesia options include intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, and the anesthesiologist will recommend the best option.

Questions? Request a Consultation.Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions, which are usually located in the skin folds or contour lines. The area will be infused with tumescent fluid to reduce bleeding and trauma. Then the surgeon inserts a thin hollow tube, or cannula, through the incisions to loosen excess fat using a controlled back and forth motion.

The surgeon does this gently with a power-assisted liposuction device that vibrates the cannula. The vibration allows the cannula to pass through the fat with greater ease, reducing trauma, pain, and bruising. The surgeon will then suction out the dislodged fat using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula. Once the swelling and fluid retention subside, the improved body contour will be apparent.

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Additionally, liposuction procedures can be enhanced using laser-assisted liposuction. During laser-assisted liposuction, the surgeon will use light energy to break up fat and tighten skin, while leaving surrounding tissue such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue intact. As a result, the treatment results in smooth contouring and low incidence of complications. The plastic surgeon will determine the best option for the patient. Your surgeon may also discuss other options for slimming body contours such as body lift surgery, mini tummy tuck, and traditional tummy tuck for Appleton, Sheboygan, Green Bay, and other Fox Cities patients.

Real Patient Story

Real Patient: SteveRead about Steve’s experience at the Renaissance Center for Medical Weight Loss and other real patient stories in the Real Patient Stories section of our website.  Steve and his co-workers went on the weight loss plan as a company exercise.  He and his two partners lost over 100 combined pounds.  Being competitive, Steve lost the most weight in the weight loss challenge.

Preparing for Surgery

In preparing for liposuction surgery, patients may be asked to:

  • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
  • Take certain medications or adjust current medications
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

At this time, liposuction can be performed in an accredited office-based surgical facility, licensed ambulatory surgical center, or a hospital. Patients should arrange for someone to drive them to and from surgery and to stay with them for at least the first night following surgery.

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During recovery, a compression garment or elastic bandages may cover treatment areas once the procedure is completed. These help to control swelling and compress the skin to the new body contours. Your surgeon may place small temporary drains in existing incisions beneath the skin to remove any excess blood or fluid. Given that, patients will be given specific instructions that may include:

  • How to care for the surgical site and drains
  • Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection
  • Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site
  • When to follow up with the office

There will be bruising and swelling in the first month. It may take several months for the swelling to fully dissipate. As it does, the new contours should continue to develop. The results of liposuction will be long lasting, provided that weight and general fitness remain stable.

As the body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness, but most of the improvement should be relatively permanent. Following post operative instructions is key to the success of surgery. It is important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, swelling, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing.

Person workingThe ability to return to work at a desk job depends on a patient’s individual healing ability, pain tolerance and motivation. Liposuction patients typically take off 2-3 days before returning to a desk job. There will be swelling and bruising. After work, the compression garment will still need to be worn as much as possible. It can take over a month before the swelling has completely subsided.

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Potential Risks

Patients will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that they fully understand the procedure and any risks and potential complications. For instance, liposuction risks include:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bruising
  • Change in skin sensation that may persist
  • Damage to deeper structures such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles, lungs, and abdominal organs
  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Infection
  • Irregular contours or asymmetries
  • Irregular pigmentation
  • Need for revision surgery
  • Persistent swelling
  • Poor wound healing
  • Rippling or loose skin, worsening of cellulite
  • Swelling

To reduce excess skin, secondary procedures may be recommended. As a result, special considerations are needed when large amounts of fat are suctioned.

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Dr. David Janssen and Dr. William Doubek combine experience, refined surgical techniques, and artistry to produce beautiful results for their plastic and reconstructive surgery patients.


During the liposuction consultation patients should be prepared to discuss:


  • Surgical goals
  • Medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments
  • Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use
  • Previous surgeries

The plastic surgeon will also:

  • Evaluate general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
  • Take photographs
  • Discuss liposuction options
  • Recommend a course of treatment
  • Discuss likely outcomes of liposuction and any risks or potential complications

To find out if liposuction is right for you, request your consultation online or contact Fox Valley Plastic Surgery at (920) 233-1540 to schedule your appointment.  Our board certified plastic surgeons are helping women from all over the country to perfect their personal Renaissance.

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Oshkosh, WI (920) 233-1540

Oshkosh Location

Oshkosh Location
  • Fox Valley Plastic Surgery
  • 2400 Witzel Avenue, Suite A
  • Oshkosh, WI 54904
  • (920) 233-1540
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  • Monday: 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

Appleton Location

Appleton Location
  • Fox Valley Plastic Surgery
  • 2500 East Capitol Drive #1500
  • Appleton, WI 54911
  • (920) 358-1810
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Wisconsin plastic surgeons Drs. David Janssen and William Doubek perform breast augmentation, breast lift, laser hair removal, vein treatment, face lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and liposuction. They serve Wisconsin communities including Oshkosh, Appleton, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison, Fond du Lac and Neenah.

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