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Liposuction in Boston, MA

Discover New Curves with Liposuction

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Stubborn fat rolls are not always easy to iron out with diet and exercise. If bumps and bulges are detracting from your appearance or making your clothes fit poorly, liposuction may be the solution. Designed for those within 30 percent of their optimal weight, our Boston liposuction reduces superficial fat in virtually any area of the body. Reshape your physique today!

Liposuction at PURE Cosmetic Center

If you're considering fat removal surgery, Boston liposuction specialist Dr. Dave Lee is at your disposal. As a board-certified, Ivy-league trained plastic surgeon and the founder of PURE Cosmetic Center, he routinely performs liposuction to sculpt the bodies of men and women.

Your privacy and confidentiality are of the utmost importance to us at PURE Cosmetic Center.

Many of our high-profile patients prefer to be private with their cosmetic procedures and prefer that their photographs not be placed online. At your consultation, you will be shown photographs of patients who have given us permission to display their before and after pictures.

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What IsLiposuction?

Liposuction (medically known as lipoplasty) is a surgical body contouring procedure that removes stubborn fat from one or more parts of the body. Designed for reasonably fit individuals, it smooths and reshapes the bodily contours, specifically areas that are slow to respond to traditional diet and exercise. The most commonly treated areas include the chin, neck, arms, back, bra line, tummy, hips, flanks, buttocks, and legs.

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Liposuction Techniques

In essence, all liposuction procedures work the same way. A surgeon breaks down the fat cells, then removes the cells through a hollow suction tube called a cannula. This process leaves the treated areas visibly slimmer, even targeting difficult-to-treat areas that see no improvement after gym workouts and calorie counting.

There are many liposuction techniques and tools available today. Some Boston liposuction surgeons mechanically break up the fat with manual force, while others rely on ultrasonic probes to liquefy the fat cells before extracting them. Here are some options Dr. Lee may discuss with you:

Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL)

Power-assisted liposuction uses a combination of force and vibrations to separate the fat cells before extraction. This method speeds up the procedure so patients can spend less time in the office without compromising their results.

Tumescent Liposuction

Tumescent liposuction means injecting a solution called tumescent fluid into the area before attempting to break apart and remove the fat. The fluid helps isolate the fat cells, making them easier to target. It also significantly reduces discomfort during and immediately after the procedure. Finally, there is less bleeding and bruising after the procedure with this technique.

What body parts canLiposuction treat?

Liposuction is incredibly versatile as a body contouring tool. It can treat nearly anywhere on the body where a person has a stubborn roll, pinch, or bulge of fat.

  • Cheeks: Excess cheek fat can make the face too round or unusually youthful in appearance. Facial liposuction gives the face a slimmer and more contoured look. However, please note that cheek liposuction and buccal fat removal surgery are not one and the same. The latter requires a small incision inside the mouth to access the buccal fat pads.
  • Neck and Chin: Through submental liposuction, also called chin liposuction Boston patients can get rid of double chin fat for a sleeker neck and jawline.
  • Arms: Upper arm fat is notoriously stubborn, often giving the arms an unsightly batwing appearance. With arm liposuction, Dr. Lee can give your arms a more toned appearance and even accentuate your existing arm muscles.
  • Chest and Breasts: Overly large breasts in men and women can erode self-esteem and make fitting into clothes a daily struggle. Chest and breast liposuction at PURE Cosmetic Center can create a more balanced, shapely chest for both sexes.
  • Back and Bra Line: Back fat and bra rolls can be eliminated with liposuction, allowing clothing and undergarments to fit more smoothly, sans bumps and rolls.
  • Abdomen, Hips, and Waistline: The most popular treatment areas for liposuction include a spare tire, the flanks, the hips, and the upper and lower abdomen. Afterward, many patients find jeans, dresses, swimsuits, and workout attire fit much better.
  • Buttocks: When it comes to the buttocks, bigger is not always better. Many patients achieve a more sculpted, heart-shaped derriere by sculpting their backside with buttock liposuction.
  • Thighs and Knees: Whether you want to minimize thigh rubbing and friction during exercise, get a coveted thigh gap, or sculpt your knees, surgical fat reduction is a great way to refine the legs.

Reasons to Consider Liposuction

Liposuction benefits many women and men worldwide seeking to improve their bodies, especially when diet and exercise haven't yielded tangible results.

An astonishing 1.5 million liposuction surgeries took place in the year 2020 alone. For the right candidates, the results can be transformative. Here are some reasons liposuction in Boston is worth considering:

  • Long-lasting results
  • Permanently reduces fat
  • Go home right after the procedure
  • Suitable for many areas of the face and body
  • Eighty-seven percent of patients say liposuction is worth it
  • Accentuates the results of other body contouring procedures
  • Leaves minimal scars that are usually difficult to see once healed
  • Can be done awake under local anesthetic

Who is a candidate for Liposuction?

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Liposuction is for those aged 18 and older that have a reasonably healthy body mass index (BMI). Patients must not be pregnant or breastfeeding and must not smoke. Additional factors that may affect your ability to receive liposuction may include:

Your Current Health

Patients with certain medical conditions may not be able to have the procedure. Diabetes, bleeding disorders, respiratory disease, and coronary problems are just some of the ailments that may potentially disqualify a patient from having elective surgery. Dr. Lee will review your medical history with you during your consultation. He will only recommend liposuction if he feels you can safely undergo the procedure.

Your Skin Quality

For an optimal result, you'll need to have good skin elasticity. Removing fat may make the skin appear looser in patients that already have sagging skin. One exception to this is when liposuction is paired with a skin removal surgery such as a tummy tuck, arm lift, or thigh lift. Combined procedures allow Dr. Lee to address skin laxity and excess fat pockets in one operation.

Your Weight

Liposuction is not a solution for obesity. Even surgeons that offer high-volume liposuction or 360 Lipo in Boston are limited to how much fat they can safely remove during the surgery. If you are severely overweight, you may need to consider seeking advice from a nutritionist or primary doctor, overhauling your diet, or incorporating more frequent workouts into your routine. Once you're close to your goal weight, Dr. Lee can help you etch your physique with liposuction.

Consultation andPreparation

After learning about your aesthetic concerns and goals, Dr. Lee will ask you to pinpoint your trouble areas, assess your skin quality, and determine whether you are a candidate. He will show you before-and-after photos to give you an idea of what results you might achieve. Viewing real patient photos is one of the best ways to vet a surgeon's work. If you decide to proceed with liposuction, you may need to complete lab tests, adjust certain medications, and quit smoking.

Your LiposuctionProcedure

Dr. Lee will let you know in advance whether your operation will require general anesthesia or local anesthetic (with or without sedation). Regardless, you won't feel pain once the medication kicks in. Dr. Lee will inject a wetting solution, make small incisions, insert a liposuction cannula, break apart the fat, and then suction the fat out. The surgery can take one to three hours. Expect to spend additional time in the office if you plan to treat multiple areas or undergo another procedure, such as a tummy tuck.

Recovery, Aftercare, and Results

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You may feel tired or sore initially. The treated area will have prominent swelling. Bruising may also occur. You will likely need to wear a compression garment to reduce inflammation.

If your procedure was minor, you might be able to drive yourself home. Extensive liposuction may require a friend or family member to chauffeur you to and from the surgical center. Treating smaller areas may only require a day off work, while large-volume liposuction may necessitate a week or two off work. Most patients feel well enough to do light activities within the first 14 days. However, physical exertion is off-limits for six weeks. It can take up to six months to heal completely, although most patients enjoy the perks of a more sculpted, toned appearance within three months. To maintain your results, avoid gaining weight and stay committed to a healthy lifestyle.

Combining Liposuction with Other Procedures

Liposuction can enhance the outcome of many other body contouring procedures. Some options may include facelift surgery, a breast reduction, or abdominoplasty. Dr. Lee also offers fat transfer breast augmentation in Boston, which re-purposes the liposuctioned fat by adding it to the breasts.

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Why choosePURE Cosmetic Center?

Dave Lee, MD, believes that the best liposuction doctors Boston has to offer, offer more than clinical skills and state-of-the-art equipment — they bring something extra to the table. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he treats his patients with warmth, professionalism, and a genuine desire to help them make sense of their options. Despite his countless hours of study at plastic surgery fellowship programs, he has never lost touch with the initial spark that led him to become a surgeon. Every day, he is motivated to help his patients feel more comfortable in their skin so they can lead thriving lives. Through cosmetic surgery, he seeks to make a positive, lasting impact on every patient he meets.

Here are just a few reasons why patients turn to Dr. Lee for body contouring in Boston:

  • His skills as a classically trained concert pianist translate to the operating room, where he puts his dexterity to work beautifying the bodies of women and men.
  • He excelled in some of the nation's most demanding medical training and fellowship programs, demonstrating his commitment to excellence.
  • Despite his accomplishments, Dr. Lee has a down-to-earth attitude and approachable demeanor that puts his patients at ease.
  • His carefully vetted office staff and clinical team bring their A-game to work each day, ensuring patients receive attentive care at every step of the process.
  • Dr. Lee has trained under some of the top plastic surgeons in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles, fine-tuning his skills in the operating room.
  • He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
  • He is highly skilled in liposuction, breast surgery, facelifts, rhinoplasty, and more, making him a valuable asset to the New England medical community.
  • When he is not at work, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife, exploring new restaurants, and traveling abroad. His passions include food, wine, photography, and historic homes.

Schedule Your Boston Liposuction Consultation at
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Everyone needs a tweak to look their absolute best. To learn about your options for liposuction Boston area residents are encouraged to call PURE Cosmetic Center at (978) 800-1680. Dr. Lee's private office is in Chelmsford, MA, a quick, 40-minute drive from Boston.


Pain after the procedure can vary from person to person. Some find it's nothing more than a bit of soreness, while others feel a burning sensation. To manage this, Dr. Lee may prescribe analgesic medication as needed.

Risks such as infection, poor wound healing, excessive bleeding, skin contour irregularities, seroma, hematoma, and complications from anesthesia are possible no matter who performs your surgery. To lessen your risks, please follow all pre- and post-operative instructions carefully and call Dr. Lee if you notice any unusual changes.

Morbidly obese patients have a much higher risk of complications from elective surgery. To be considered for the procedure, you should ideally have a BMI of approximately 35 or less.

Liposuction may make the number go down on the scale slightly, but its intended purpose is to refine and reshape the body, not to help patients lose weight.

Scars from the procedure are usually tiny. Once the scars fade, they are generally unnoticeable. Patients with a history of keloid or hypertrophic scars may have more prominent scarring, along with those that develop infections or wound healing issues.

When it comes to the cost of liposuction Boston area patients must understand that pricing can vary greatly. Liposuction often accompanies other procedures. The size and number of areas treated and the type of anesthetic also factor into the cost. You will receive a price quote during your consultation.

PURE Cosmetic Center understands that not everyone has the financial means to pay for elective surgery up-front. Financing options are available to those that qualify. One of the most popular tools is PatientFi, which works like a credit card with regular monthly payments and standard interest rates. Another option is CareCredit, which can help patients finance their procedure affordably. We look forward to helping you get the aesthetic procedure you want on a budget that works for you.

Liposuction for men has boomed in recent years. More than a quarter-million males tried the procedure in 2020. One of the most popular services is chest liposuction, which shapes a masculine chest and reduces enlarged male breasts. Dr. Lee has reshaped the bodies of many men throughout the greater New England area, whether they desire a toned chest, abdomen, back, legs, hips, or arms.

Most patients simply want to look better and have more freedom with their clothing choices. As an elective surgery, insurance does not cover the procedure. However, there are some instances when an insurance carrier may cover the procedure. Lipoma removal liposuction is one such exception.

Your beauty is a symphony. Don’t trust it to anyone less than a true performer and a master at his craft. Boston and Chelmsford plastic surgeon, Dr. Dave Lee brings the virtuosity of a concert pianist and the artistry of a renowned plastic surgeon to each procedure. Schedule a consultation today to discover why patients across New England are singing the praises of Dr. Lee and his staff at PURE Cosmetic Center.

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