What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a body shaping procedure in Portland that can be done to reduce fat deposits in many areas of the body including the thighs, hips, buttocks, abdomen, arms, back, and neck. Liposuction is often done in conjunction with other procedures such as a breast reduction or tummy tuck.

During the procedure, a local anesthesia will be infused to reduce bleeding. A thin hollow tube called a cannula will then be inserted through small incisions to loosen excess fat, which is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum.

Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Ideal candidates for liposuction are healthy non-smokers who are within 30% of their ideal body weight. Also, those who have good skin elasticity and muscle tone often see the best results. It is important to understand that liposuction should not be used solely as a weight loss solution. It also cannot be used to treat sagging areas of skin on the body.

Liposuction Cost

The cost of liposuction will vary depending on the areas being treated and the amount of fat being removed. Most health insurance plans do not cover liposuction procedures. For more information about pricing, contact our office today.


Recovery time will vary from patient to patient. A compression garment should be worn during healing to suppress swelling and ensure optimal healing. Swelling should dissipate within a month. Bruising will also occur, but should resolve within 10 days. Patients should avoid all physical activity for at least four to six weeks.

Following your liposuction procedure, it is important to follow a healthy lifestyle to maintain your results. Although the fat loss is meant to be permanent, weight gain, pregnancy, and aging can change your results.

A consultation with Dr. Bohley in Hood River, OR is the first step towards a slimmer you. A consultation is a great time to discuss your surgical desires and goals, as well as ask any questions that you may have.

If you are located in the Hood River, OR area and are interested in learning more about liposuction, contact Dr. Bohley today to schedule a consultation.