Liposuction

Liposuction

Many individuals are near their ideal weight but are frustrated by fat deposits that will not respond to dieting or exercise.

By targeting areas that will not respond to healthy efforts to lose fat, our team can refine and contour your body with liposuction.

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. Hundreds of thousands of liposuction procedures are performed each year. 

During liposuction, a special tool called a cannula is inserted through small incisions in the skin to reach the fat cells directly. The excess fat cells are removed using gentle suction. This approach is minimally invasive and highly effective at reducing weight while contouring the body. 

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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 has also won the Vitals Patient's Choice Award for many years 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: 

(210) 255-1764

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"The most professional people in the business." We're Proud to Have Grateful Patients

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Sarah Chadwell

2021

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Dr. Kopchinski and his staff are the most professional people in the business. Dr. K takes his time with each potential client to fully explain any questions you have and make you feel comfortable about any procedure you are considering. Many other doctors tend to rush you or tell you your questions can be answered from their website. He is detail oriented in his work, and his results are, therefore, phenomenal! I trust Prestige Cosmetics to take care of me.

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Nicole Rouse

2019

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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!!

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The Prestige Cosmetic Surgery Difference

We understand that the idea of incisions, bruising, and unfamiliar devices like cannulas may make you feel a bit nervous about your liposuction procedure, but at Prestige Cosmetic Surgery, there's nothing to fear. We have successfully completed thousands of liposuctions at our office in San Antonio. Patients put their trust in Dr. Kopchinski because of his:

Elite Qualifications

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.

Personalized Approach

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

Spending years unsuccessfully trying to shed excess pounds can make weight loss feel impossible and make liposuction sound too good to be true. Our team has proven our ability to provide truly transformative results time and again. Don't just take our word for it, see for yourself. 
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After Liposuction
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Dr. Kopchinsky takes an artist's approach to liposuction. He understands that beyond just losing weight, patients can achieve eye-catching body sculpting results as part of their procedures. 

Are You a Candidate for Liposuction?

The best way to find out if you are a liposuction candidate is by requesting an in-person consultation with Dr. Kopchinski. He will discuss these key candidacy factors and more with you at his San Antonio office.

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, nonsmokers 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.

Realistic Expectations

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.

Think You're a Great Candidate? Contact Us Today to Get Started

If you're bothered by excess fat that just won't go away despite persistent exercise and dieting, liposuction can be truly liberating. Call (210) 255-1764 or write to our San Antonio, TX, team to request your liposuction consultation and ask any questions you may have about your candidacy.

"I made a great choice coming to him!" Our Patients Love Their Results

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Lisa Romo

2021

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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. K

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Anissa Medrano

2021

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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!

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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
  • Hips
  • Flanks
  • Lower back
  • Chest
  • Buttocks
  • Inner or outer thighs
  • Under the chin
  • Arms

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.

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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. 

Start Your Personalized Liposuction Journey By Requesting a Consultation Today

So many of our patients look back on their initial liposuction consultation at our San Antonio office as the start of a whole new chapter in life. You can call (210) 255-1764 or contact our team online to start authoring your new chapter, too. 

"Dr. K was amazing!" We Get Great Reviews From San Antonio Patients

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Mindy Davis

2021

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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.

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Jen Hall

2021

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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!

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What Affects Liposuction Cost? Financing Options Available 

It is important to note that no liposuction case is 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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Dr. Kopchinski has honed his artistic surgical skill for decades. His experience allows him to provide a variety of cosmetic treatments using cutting-edge techniques. 

Ignite Your Confidence With Liposuction Request Your Consultation Today

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:

(210) 255-1764

"Very happy with the results." Your Satisfaction Is Our Priority

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Ga Er

2018

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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!

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Mallory Angleton

2018

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This was my first surgical experience and Dr. K was nothing but professional and positive! Each appointment he made me feel so comfortable and important. He answered all of my questions and was always positive. He never rushed or made me feel like he didn’t have time for me. All of his staff are so wonderful! They welcome me so warmly each time I am there.

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The Liposuction Treatment Process

Here is what to expect when you arrive for life-changing liposuction at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital in Alamo Heights, San Antonio, TX.
When you choose Prestige Cosmetic Surgery, your liposuction will be performed by an award-winning surgeon. 
When you choose Prestige Cosmetic Surgery, your liposuction will be performed by an award-winning surgeon. 

Local or General Anesthesia

This treatment is typically performed under general anesthesia. If only a small area is being treated, local anesthesia may be sufficient.
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Tumescent Injections

A special solution is injected into the fatty areas to control blood loss and cause the fatty tissue to swell, making it easier to remove.
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Small Incisions

Once general or local anesthesia has taken effect, our plastic surgeon will make a number of small incisions to gain access to unwanted excess fat.
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Fat Removal

A tool called a cannula is then inserted through the incisions to reach the fat cells directly and remove excess fat using gentle suction. This stage of liposuction really is an art form, and Dr. Kopchinski will use his expertise to remove precise amounts of fat and contour and sculpt the body.
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Placement of Compression Bandages

Once the fat removal process is complete, our surgeon will wrap the treatment area with elastic bandages or place a compression garment to reduce swelling and conform the skin to the new body contours.
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Liposuction Recovery
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

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.

Medications

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.

Exercise

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.

Compression Garments

We may recommend that patients wear compression garments for four to six weeks after their procedures to reduce swelling and improve their postsurgical results.

Follow-Up Appointments

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.

"I would not go anywhere else." Our Patients Rave About Their Experiences With Us

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Sally Rogers

2018

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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.

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Sarah Hobson

2019

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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.

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Prestige Cosmetic Surgery

At Prestige Cosmetic Surgery in San Antonio, TX, board-certified plastic surgeon Bernard Kopchinski helps patients enhance their appearance through a variety of cosmetic procedures. Dr. Kopchinski is a member of several prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Texas Medical Association
  • The Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American College of Surgeons

Initial consultations with Dr. Kopchinski are free of charge. To schedule a consultation, contact us online or call (210) 255-1764.

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