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Some people, no matter how much they diet or how hard they exercise, struggle with stubborn fat that just won't go away. 

Liposuction is an immensely popular plastic surgery that can eliminate excess fat in many body parts and attractively contour the body. 

Dr. Michael Devlin in Little Rock, AR, has performed thousands of liposuctions since the 1990s, consistently achieving outstanding results.

What Exactly Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is an incredibly popular plastic surgery that can remove up to 10 pounds of fat cells from the body. This can result in attractive body contouring and an important confidence boost. 

During liposuction surgery, Dr. Michael Devlin makes small, accurate incisions in targeted areas. He then inserts a thin tube known as a cannula, which he uses to gently suction excess fat calls from your body. 

Liposuction can be performed for both men and women. Patients turn to liposuction when stubborn fat cells refuse to go away despite healthy exercise and eating habits. 

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Liposuction Is Not a Weight Loss Solution


Our Little Rock team prides itself on being straightforward with patients. It is important that you know liposuction is not a comprehensive surgical weight loss solution. It is a body contouring procedure that removes weight, but should only be performed for patients who are within 30 pounds of their ideal weight. 

Liposuction Can Improve Many Areas of the Body

Once an individual has undergone liposuction, they will enjoy a slimmer, tighter-looking figure. Unlike a tummy tuck, which focuses solely on the abdominal region, liposuction can be applied nearly anywhere on the body.

The most common areas for liposuction are:

  • Stomach
  • Waist
  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Bra line
  • Chin and neckline

See Real Results From Little Rock, AR, Patients

The impressive before-and-afters below represent just a tiny fraction of the many liposuction transformations Dr. Devlin has created. 

Bid Farewell To Unwanted Fat

When you choose Dr. Devlin, you are picking a surgeon who has successfully completed liposuction procedures for a vast spectrum of patients. His decades performing liposuction give him invaluable experience that allows him to precisely remove fat to meet your individual needs.

Our surgeon is also known for his artistic approach to cosmetic surgery. When he makes incisions, he does so with the intention of minimizing scarring. When he removes fat, he considers how you will look long after you leave his operating room. To receive a truly personalized liposuction experience, reach out to our team

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5-Star Reviews From Little Rock, Arkansas


Stacy Killingsworth

Little Rock, AR


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Exceptional professionalism! Very pleased! I would highly recommend! You will not be disappointed! Dr. Devlin and his staff are top notch at providing excellent service and results!

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Lacey Kennedy

Little Rock, AR


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Dr. Devlin and his staff are just the best! They are always so kind and really listen to my concerns. Dr. Devlin answers questions honestly to deliver accurate expectations while still meeting my expectations above and beyond!

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Liposuction Cost

For those considering body contouring surgery, naturally, one of the first questions they have is "How much does liposuction cost?" Our Little Rock, AR, customizes treatment for each patient. Therefore, the exact price of liposuction varies from patient-to-patient based on individual circumstances, goals, and needs.

Your final cost will include:

  • Anesthesia
  • Operating room
  • Surgeon fee
  • Compression garments
  • Lab work
  • Follow-up visits

Liposuction Can Be a Highly Targeted Surgery

Liposuction can remove weight in many body parts in one procedure. The surgery can also be performed for highly specific reasons, as seen below. 
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man's chin after liposuction
This 36-year-old Arkansas man came to our Little Rock practice because he was displeased with the shape and appearance of his chin. Dr. Devlin explained exactly how he could resolve these issues. Our cosmetic surgeon performed a chin liposuction with a chin implant to achieve the transformation seen above. 

The Most Popular Cosmetic Plastic Surgery on Earth

In 2023, The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery published its Global Survey. It showed that over 1.9 million liposuction procedures were performed worldwide in 2021. This number meant liposuction surpassed breast augmentation to become the most frequently performed cosmetic plastic surgery worldwide. 

Liposuction Candidacy

Dr. Michael Devlin explains liposuction candidacy and related misconceptions. Liposuction is not a weight loss treatment. Instead, it is intended to help patients who are near their ideal weight enhance their contours by removing about five liters of excess fatty tissue.

The Liposuction Timeline

When you receive liposuction from Dr. Devlin, you can expect him to complete the following surgical steps:
A single liposuction surgery can transform your body for years. 
A single liposuction surgery can transform your body for years. 

Detailed Design

Dr. Devlin meticulously marks the areas of your body that will undergo fat removal. This pinpoint planning allows him to complete very accurate surgery. 

Soothing Anesthesia

Anesthesia is used to numb you from pain and relax your body, making it easier for our surgeon to effectively operate. General anesthesia is typically used, however, liposuction can sometimes be completed with only the use of local anesthesia. 

Targeted Injections

Dr. Devlin injects the previously marked areas with a special solution that causes the targeted fat to both firm and swell. This makes it easier to remove. 

Precise Incisions

After your anesthesia has taken full effect, Dr. Devlin makes small, careful incisions in the marked areas. 

Fat Elimination

Dr. Devlin then inserts the cannula through the incisions. He uses the cannula to break up unwanted fat cells before gently suctioning them out of your body. 

Finishing Up

Our surgeon places compression garments on the suctioned areas. This helps prevent skin from becoming loose, encourages healing, reduces swelling and bruising, and more. 

Determining Liposuction Candidacy

We are here to help men and women in Little Rock, AR, obtain the bodies they want. That being said, we make sure each patient is a good candidate for a specific surgery before commencing treatment. When it comes to liposuction candidacy, Dr. Devlin will assess your:

Current Body

Liposuction candidates should be within 30 pounds of their ideal weight. They should also have sufficient skin elasticity, which helps avoid looseness and wrinkles after surgery. 

Medical Conditions

Several health issues can make liposuction a poor choice. These include a weak immune system, diabetes, heart disease, or deep vein thrombosis. 

Smoking Habits

An ideal candidate does not use nicotine of any kind. This is because nicotine restricts blood flow, increasing the difficulty of surgery and impeding a healthy recovery. 

Pregnancy Status

Liposuction is not recommended for pregnant women, those who are nursing, or those planning a pregnancy. This is because pregnancy can undo the results of liposuction. 

Let Us Assess Your Candidacy Request a Consultation Today

Some patients miss out on life-changing plastic surgery because they believe they won't be good candidates, but Dr. Devlin is here to evaluate your health and determine if liposuction is right for you. Write to us or call us to get a professional's opinion. 

More 5-Star Reviews From Little Rock, Arkansas


April Hickman-Slyby

Little Rock, AR


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Dr. Devlin changed my life- there's no other way to say it. I always thought that a surgery like this was not an option for people who looked like me, but Dr. Devlin and his staff made it a reality for me. They are all professional, compassionate, and are passionate about giving you the best results they can. I am so glad I chose Dr. Devlin and I'm excited for my new path of confidence!

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Autumn Stone

Little Rock, AR


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Super friendly staff! Always available and quick to respond to all questions/concerns. I had an inch of separation in my abs due to pregnancy, and was super nervous about the intensity/scope of the procedure (abdominoplasty). Now, a year later, the results of my surgery went beyond my (and my hubby's) expectations! Scarring is minimal, and my stomach is flat and natural. Highly recommend!

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Liposuction Recovery

Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis. This means you can go home to rest and recover the same day that you receive your surgery. Dr. Devlin will provide you with detailed instructions to expedite your recovery and help you get the most out of your results. These instructions include:

Wear Your Compression Garments

You should wear the special compression garment that Dr. Devlin gives you for a full 10 days. Doing so helps counteract many potential side effects, including bodily swelling. It also helps your skin stay taut to your body. 

Control Inflammation With Medication

Inflammation as well as some bleeding out of the incision sites is normal. It is important to control this inflammation with ice packs and anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen. Doing so helps hasten recovery. 

Rest and Relax

Bruising, pain, and swelling should lessen each day. A typical patient can return to work within a day or two of surgery. However, it is important to relax outside of work. Avoid any strenuous physical exertion for the first week. At the same time, it is important to take light walks to help prevent blood clot formation. 

Attend Follow-Up Visits

Dr. Devlin will schedule follow-up visits so he can monitor your recovery. You can expect to see him approximately one week after the operation. At that appointment, he can let you know if you will be able to return to your usual daily routine within another week or two. Further follow-ups will be scheduled, all of which are covered by your liposuction payment. 

Liposuction May Also Offer Some Health Benefits

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Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that should not be relied on for total health improvement. That being said, a scientific review of 12 large-volume liposuction studies showed the procedure may offer some health benefits. Notably, liposuction may have a positive impact on patients' metabolic balance, insulin resistance, and cardiovascular risk factors. 

Remember that liposuction is not a replacement for diet and exercise, and it’s not a cure-all for preventing weight gain. You can still gain weight, even after receiving liposuction, if you fail to exercise and eat a balanced diet. Additional weight gain can offset liposuction's potential health benefits. 

Our Cosmetic Surgeon Also Specializes in Mommy Makeover Treatment Plans


Dr. Devlin also specializes in mommy makeovers, which often involve liposuction in combination with other procedures such as a tummy tuck and breast augmentation to give a woman her pre-pregnancy body back.

Little Rock, AR, Leaves Many 5-Star Reviews


Sarah Newton

Little Rock, AR


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I absolutely love the results from both of my surgeries! Dr Devlin and his staff are among the best I have ever had!! True attention to detail went into each visit! His office went above and beyond!

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Amanda Allen

Little Rock, AR


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Dr. Devlin and his staff are amazing! I had FDL tummy tuck a year ago and was so pleased with the results. The follow up care is exceptional. I highly recommend Dr. Devlin and will trust him with any future cosmetic surgery.

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Plastic surgeon Michael Devlin, M.D.

Devlin Cosmetic Surgery: Michael Devlin, M.D.

Dr. Devlin is a cosmetic surgeon who provides each of his patients with personalized care and a compassionate approach. He offers a range of procedures in an environment where patients feel safe, comfortable, and heard. He is affiliated with organizations such as the:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (Fellow)
  • American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • Arkansas Medical Society
  • Pulaski County Medical Society

To get started on your plastic surgery journey, fill out our form or call (501) 227-8811.


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