Minimally Invasive Abdominal LiposuctionDr. Carlson performs tumescent liposuction which is recognized worldwide as the lowest risk technique with one of the fastest recovery periods for removing unwanted fat quickly.

Dr. Jeffrey A. Klein, a California dermatologist, invented the tumescent technique in 1985 revolutionizing liposuction surgery. While Dr. Carlson trained with Dr. Klein, his experience exceeds the level of most surgeons having performed hundreds of complex chest wall and abdominal reconstructions as a cardiothoracic surgeon.

In addition since this is a minimally invasive procedure, you want to have an expert minimally invasive surgeon.

Dr Carlson’s extensive training and surgical expertise extends to teaching other surgeons how to perform minimally invasive procedures. 

This combination explains why Dr. Carlson achieves superior results for his patients.

Focusing on abdominal fat, Dr Carlson will remove your unwanted fat in the bliss of mild sedation and low-risk local anesthesia.

The use of the tumescent technique allows Dr. Carlson to safely remove superficial and deeper layers of fat with relatively little discomfort. In his artistic hands, patients receive superior results and body sculpting.

It is referred to as body sculpting as it is best suited to removing pockets of fat that stubbornly resists traditional exercise and dieting.

Unlike some fat loss procedures, tumescent liposuction permanently removes fat cells from a targeted area so they do not grow back.

Because this is a minimally invasive procedure, we use some of the smallest instruments available to access the fat keeping scarring to an absolute minimum. This procedure removes pockets of fat that a patient has difficulty removing through a traditional nutritional and exercise approach.

When the procedure is complete, the patient literally walks out of the procedure room, though we strongly advise they do not drive themselves. Included is a one month follow-up, compression garment and pre-operative labs.

Within a day or sometimes two, the patient is able to resume daily activities including exercise.

Call Dr. Carlson today for a free consultation and assessment.


  • No General Anesthesia, only local.
  • Removal of targeted fat (often exceeding one liter depending on body type).
  • Minimal pain.
  • Permanent fat cell removal.
  • Quick recovery (between 1-2 days).
  • Minimal scarring.
  • Surgical expertise and experience

Targeted Liposuction Areas:

Lunch-time Lipo- This is a limited removal of fat in the troublesome area below your navel and in the tummy area. It is great for the fat that occurs just above the scar women develop after a c-section or hysterectomy. Because it is minimally invasive, patients often can drive themselves home, or go back to finish the daily activities.

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The Abdominal/Love Handles: Involves liposuction with sculpting and removal of fat from above and below the navel, as well as extending out into the love handles. The results however are immediate and improves even more over the next 6 months.

Waist-Back-Hips: This involves liposuction from the area around the love handles and is carried back to the troublesome area in the waist and upper hips. This procedure most radically changes the size of your clothes

Lateral Hips: (outside of hips or saddlebags.) The area on the outside of your hips and thighs is often impossible to get rid of with exercise or diet. It is determined genetically and regardless of how hard you try it won’t go away. With liposuction to this area, it is quick and easy, and often patients can return to normal activities the next day.

Inner Thighs: This area is between the legs and is often troublesome because your legs rub together all the time and shorts don’t fit well. This procedure removes the fat between your legs in the front and back extending to the butt area. It takes longer than most and requires an extra day of recovery. The results however are immediate and improve even more over the next 6 months.

ARMS: Fat often accumulates in the upper arm, giving a sagging appearance to the arm. The proverbial “Cafeteria Lady Arms”. This does not improve with exercise or dieting, and is genetically or hormonally directed. Removal however is very straight forward with immediate results that improve over the next 6 months. Recovery is quick and downtime often only one day.

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Chin Liposuction: The area around the neck, chin and jowls often is disconcerting to us. There is no exercise, nor diet that will reduce this. The procedure is quick and with minimal discomfort.

Male Breasts: As we age, men seem to gain weight in their tummy area and around the breast area. On Seinfield, they talked about dealing with the problem using the Man-ssiere, or the Bro. But we like to just suck the fat out, and see immediate results. So stop wearing your tee shirt all the time and be proud of your body. In the below picture this man had breast and abdominal liposuction, with the follow-up picture 21 days later.

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