Are you near your target weight but struggling to shed excess fat, even with a healthy diet and regular exercise?
Our team can refine and contour your body with liposuction by targeting stubborn fat deposits that don't respond to healthy efforts.
Learn why so many patients choose to undergo liposuction at Prestige Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio, TX.
What Exactly Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is an incredibly popular plastic surgery that is performed to eliminate stubborn fat deposits from various areas of the body. It is one of the top five most popular cosmetic surgeries for both men and women. Millions of liposuction procedures are performed each year.
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By working with Dr. Bernard Kopchinski, you can benefit from his more than 20 years of experience in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Kopchinski is a board-certified plastic surgeon and listed in the Guide to America’s Top Surgeons. He is an expert when it comes to liposuction. Dr. Kopchinski won the Vitals Patient's Choice Award 10 years in a row due to the high level of care and compassion he provides to his patients.
If you have stubborn pockets of fat that affect your thighs, abdomen, hips, or another area of your body, liposuction can help you achieve the lean contours you desire. To request your plastic surgery consultation, you can fill out our online form or call us in San Antonio at:
"I had a phenomenal experience." We're Proud to Have Grateful Patients
I always wanted to do a liposuction on the stubborn area of my body that wouldn’t go away with diet and exercise. The whole process from the consultation session to discharge from surgery center was nothing but positive vibes and great energy! Dr K was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and honest about every single step of the process. He is top notch surgeon. I had Phenomenal experience pre op, post op, and follow up visits. Definitely will go back to Dr K for any other cosmetic changes and modifications. Thank you everyone so much!View on Google
I had a tummy tuck by Dr. Kopchinski in February. The tummy tuck was great but I still had some fat left on the top of my abdomen. I was insecure about it so Dr. Kopchinski offered to address the situation with liposuction at no cost to me. It has now been over 2 weeks and the results are amazing. My abdomen and waist just keep getting and better every day. Now that I have been though the trenches of recovery, I am 100% happy with the results. Dr. Kopchinski did a GREAT job. I am so very thankful!!View on Google
Liposuction Can Address Virtually Any Area
The Prestige Cosmetic Surgery Difference
In addition to his many awards, Dr. Kopchinski has been a board-certified surgeon since 2008. Board certification is achieved through extensive educational training, completing rigorous examinations, and going above and beyond what is required of a regular surgeon. Our surgeries are performed at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital, which is accredited by the Joint Commission—America's longest running organization for the accreditation of healthcare facilities.
Dr. Kopchinski has earned accolades for both his surgical skill and his personalized treatment for patients. He makes a great effort to be available to patients, providing them with his after-hours phone number and meeting with them at his San Antonio office for weekend appointments if necessary. His outstanding level of care is made possible with the support of his highly skilled staff, who have all remained by his side since opening Prestige Cosmetic Surgery.
Say Goodbye to Unwanted Fat
Are You a Candidate for Liposuction?
Close to Your Ideal Weight
In general, good candidates for this procedure are within 30 percent of their ideal weight. Though liposuction can help you shed some excess pounds, it is not meant as a method for significant weight loss.
Muscle Tone and Skin Elasticity
Your muscle tone and skin elasticity will influence your body contours once the fat cells have been removed. Ideal patients have good muscle tone and skin elasticity.
Good Overall Health
During your consultation at our San Antonio practice, Dr. Kopchinski may inquire about your medical history to determine if any conditions or medications you are taking could complicate surgery or recovery.
Be Willing to Temporarily Quit Smoking
Because tobacco interferes with the healing process, non-smokers are the best candidates for surgery. However, those who are willing to at least temporarily quit for a few months before and after surgery can also undergo this cosmetic treatment.
It is important for patients to understand that this procedure is not a weight loss treatment. Instead, it is a cosmetic procedure designed to provide a powerful complement to the results of a healthy lifestyle.
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"I made a great choice coming to him!" Our Patients Love Their Results
I just had my procedure 4 weeks ago, which means I'm not yet fully healed but I love love love what I'm seeing in the mirror. I had a Tummy Tuck, Lipo, BBL and Breast Augmentation. It was all well WORTH IT!!! Thank you Dr. KView on Google
Dr.K fit me into his busy schedule and is so positive and knowledgeable! Dr. K made me feel welcomed as well as his staff. Everytime I call they make me feel like a priority and I feel I made a great choice coming to him!View on Google
Liposuction and Your Health
It is important to note that liposuction is not performed as a substitute for traditional weight loss methods. This procedure is not ideal for patients struggling with severe obesity, and it may not replicate the health benefits that can be achieved with natural weight loss.
That being said, some scientific research suggests that liposuction has a positive impact on certain complications associated with being overweight. For example, a review of a dozen different medical studies found data to support the theory that liposuction can positively impact cardiovascular health, metabolic balance, and insulin resistance.
Common Treatment Areas
Targeted During Liposuction
Modern liposuction can target specific areas of the body and provide attractive, natural-looking results. Some of the specific areas that plastic surgeons can target include the:
- Lower abdomen
- Lower back
- Inner or outer thighs
- Under the chin
Dr. Kopchinski has performed thousands of liposuction procedures using a range of techniques and equipment. He has refined his technique and has a revision rate of less than one percent. He can remove as much fat as possible while maintaining a natural look.
Interested in Additional Cosmetic Treatments? Combining Procedures Is Increasingly Popular
In 2022, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released its inaugural Insights and Trends Report. One of the key findings was that a vast majority of patients now seek to combine various plastic surgeries to enjoy more transformative outcomes.
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"Dr. K was amazing!" We Get Great Reviews From San Antonio Patients
Dr.K was amazing and very knowledgeable! I have had a couple of procedures done. There was never any pressure to do anything. I was able to ask all of the questions and always received very honest answers so I could make the best decision for me.View On Google
I haven’t had my procedure yet, but I feel this would be the way I need to go. Just during the consult, I felt very trusting of the doctor and with a good bedside manner to boot. He would be hard to beat!View On Google
What Affects Liposuction Cost? Financing Options Available!
It is important to note that no two liposuction cases are the same. We treat each patient with their cosmetic goals in mind in order to bring out their best features and enhance their figures. The cost of liposuction depends on the technique selected, the type of anesthesia, and which areas are treated. For example, treating the arms will cost less than treating the entire abdomen. Many patients choose to have liposuction on multiple areas at once to reduce overall healing time.
We can provide a custom quote after your initial consultation. Whether you choose to address just one area or combine liposuction with another procedure, our San Antonio, TX, practice is proud to offer several financing options. We work with third-party companies such as CareCredit®, Prosper Healthcare Lending, and Alphaeon to make liposuction more affordable. Our staff is happy to help walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have.
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At Prestige Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Kopchinski will use an artist's eye to sculpt your ideal silhouette. Whether you're concerned about stubborn fat around your abdomen, back, or arms, Dr. Kopchinski can provide the natural-looking results you want.
During your consultation at our San Antonio office, we'll work with you as a team to create a custom treatment plan that turns your cosmetic goals into a reality. If you're ready to feel more confident inside and out, fill out our online form or give us a call at:
"Changed my life!" Your Satisfaction Is Our Priority
Absolutely Amazing! Excellent-Excellent-Excellent I highly recommend Dr. K and his amazing office team. Dr. K performed both of my breast augmentations, lip injections and I'm currently scheduled for neck and chin liposuction. I'm absolutely pleased with all results within his care. Dr. K is super friendly and very professional. He's gained my trust with his cosmetic expertise-for many years to come.View on Yellow Pages
I would like to thank Dr. Kopchinski for doing a fantastic liposuction surgery on me. It has only been two weeks since my surgery, and I am already very happy with the results. Dr. Kopchinski and his staff are very professional, pleasant, and kind. They made me feel like family! It was a great experience and has changed my life! Thank you Dr. K!View on Yellow Pages
The Liposuction Treatment Process
What to Expect
Immediately After Surgery
Following your outpatient procedure in San Antonio, you will be given detailed recovery instructions. You will return home to rest for the remainder of the day.
Side effects such as discomfort, bruising, swelling, and tingling or numbness at the incision site are all common after surgery. These typically peak about two days after surgery, then slowly subside over the next six weeks after the liposuction procedure.
Most patients are prescribed pain medication and antibiotics after undergoing surgery. It is important to take antibiotics as directed to reduce the risk of infection. We also recommend that patients take pain medication as directed for at least the first two days after surgery to maintain their comfort.
Returning to Work
Most patients feel well enough to return to work and most normal activities by a week or two after surgery. However, heavy lifting and activity should be avoided for several weeks, so patients may need to adjust their work schedules or duties while they recover.
Patients should take light walks daily to prevent the formation of blood clots. However, strenuous activity or exercise should be avoided for about six weeks after this cosmetic treatment.
We may recommend that patients wear compression garments for four to six weeks after their procedures to reduce swelling and improve their post-surgical results.
Follow-up appointments will be set up for one week, one month, and three months after surgery.
In Case of Emergencies
Dr. Kopchinski provides his after-hours cell phone number so patients can reach him 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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Amazing staff and physician! They listen and are very in tune to your needs 24/7. Dr. K is always in good spirits and makes every visit feel personable. I have been very pleased with the work that Dr Kopchinski has done. Thanks to everyone in the office.View on Google
What a fantastic experience! Dr. K and his staff are sweet, professional, walked me through every step of my procedure, and were so patient in answering all of my questions. For all of your plastic surgery needs, look no further! Dr. K is the best! My recovery time was minimal and I would not go anywhere else but to him.