Woman's thin midsection


Some areas of the body retain excess fat deposits, even with regular diet and exercise.

If you are unhappy with stubborn fat on your thighs, abdomen, or another area of your body, consider liposuction.

At Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center in Minneapolis, MN, Dr. Gregory T. Mesna performs advanced liposuction techniques.

Remove Stubborn Fat Improve Your Confidence


Liposuction addresses stubborn pockets of fat around the hips, abdomen, thighs, arms, and other areas of the body that have not responded to diet and exercise. While it is not recommended as a weight loss tool, liposuction can slim and enhance areas that may make you feel self-conscious.

The Benefits of Liposuction

Safe and Low-Risk

Unlike other forms of plastic surgery, liposuction requires minimal incisions and a short recovery. We use advanced techniques to avoid disturbing the surrounding tissue and minimize overall discomfort. 

Versatile Procedure

Liposuction can be performed on virtually any part of the body with stubborn fat pockets. Your treatment will be customized to meet your needs and enhance your contours in all the right places.

Quick Results

The results of the procedure are noticeable almost immediately. Patients can expect to see final results once their swelling has completely subsided, which can take between one and three months.

Lasting Results

Liposuction can greatly benefit your overall health by permanently removing your fat cells. You can maintain your results for years with proper diet and exercise. 

Liposuction Before and After Photos

Before and after liposuction

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Dr. Mesna is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has the skill and experience to successfully perform your procedure. Contact us online to ask a question about liposuction and determine if it is right for you. You can also request a consultation online or reach us in Minneapolis, MN, by phone:

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Treatment Options

Liposuction is a surgical procedure performed using small, strategically placed incisions in the targeted treatment area. Through these incisions, Dr. Mesna inserts a cannula, a long, thin, hollow instrument that gently suctions excess fat deposits out of the treatment area. Depending on your unique concerns, Dr. Mesna can use one of several methods to suction fat from the body at our Minneapolis practice.


Tumescent Liposuction

During the tumescent liposuction procedure, Dr. Mesna will inject a local anesthetic solution made of lidocaine and epinephrine. The lidocaine acts as an anesthetic to numb the area and ensure your comfort, and the epinephrine is a vasoconstrictor that shrinks capillaries to drastically minimize bleeding.

Tumescent liposuction is highly beneficial for patients because of its ability to limit bleeding during and after surgery. Additionally, patients do not need to rely on significant amounts of general anesthesia or narcotics in order to remain comfortable during surgery.



Smartlipo™ is an advanced type of laser-assisted liposuction. Laser energy targets fat cells, breaking them apart for easier removal. This liposuction technique also causes tissue coagulation, which helps shrink tissues for more even contouring. The skin is tightened through the coagulation effect, lessening the effect of dimpling and sagging of the skin.

Smartlipo is minimally invasive and uses local anesthesia to numb specific treatment areas, which allows you to be awake throughout the procedure. The technique also employs smaller cannulas, meaning smaller incisions are made in the body. 

Ultrasonic liposuction machines

Ultrasonic-Assisted Liposuction

This type of liposuction surgery uses ultrasound waves to break up fat cells for easier removal. It is mainly used to eliminate fat in areas that tend to be more difficult to treat, like the knees, calves, ankles, neck, and chin.

Dr. Mesna will apply ultrasonic waves to the fat cells in the targeted area to liquefy the fat, which enables it to be vacuumed out easily. Ultrasonic liposuction can be performed in combination with tumescent liposuction in order to achieve more precise results. Depending on your needs, the procedure can be performed with local, twilight, or general anesthesia.

The Cost of the Liposuction Procedure

On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,500 to $10,000 for your liposuction procedure. It is difficult to determine an exact cost because each patient is unique. Your cost will depend on a variety of factors.

Liposuction at our Minneapolis practice starts at $1,500.
Liposuction at our Minneapolis practice starts at $1,500.

Treatment Areas

Sometimes patients only want to receive liposuction on their torso, while others elect to have multiple areas of the body treated. The larger the treatment area and the more areas of the body being treated, the greater the cost.

Surgeon's Qualifications

No one wants to have their liposuction performed by a subpar surgeon. Dr. Mesna is highly regarded as one of the best plastic surgeons in the greater Minneapolis area, and you can expect nothing but the best treatment. His education, training, and skills allow him to consistently perform surgery with excellent results.

Body Type

Liposuction cost depends in large part on the amount of fat being removed. For patients with a higher volume of fat, their cost will be higher than a patient who is having less fat removed.

Ready to Get a Personalized Quote? Request a Consultation With Dr. Mesna Today

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center believes in providing honest and accurate information about all aspects of your procedure — including cost. During a one-on-one consultation, Dr. Mesna will learn about your goals, recommend the best method for your needs, and provide you with accurate information regarding your treatment, including a cost estimate.

Remember, you are in the driver's seat throughout your cosmetic journey. We are here to answer your questions, guide you, and help make your vision a reality.

You can learn more about the cost of treatment and other details by requesting a consultation at our Minneapolis office today. Give us a call at:

(952) 927-4556

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Watch Dr. Mesna Discuss the Liposuction Procedure

Liposuction is the surgical removal of fat tissues from hard-to-lose areas. Dr. Gregory T. Mesna uses a thin tube called a cannula to gently break up and remove fat cells from targeted areas. Liposuction can be done on many areas of the body, often during the same surgical treatment.

Am I a Candidate for Treatment?

Liposuction candidates include patients with excess fat on their:

  • Face or Neck
  • Arms
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Calves

Treats Targeted Areas

It is important to recognize that this surgery is not intended to provide substantial weight loss, but rather to reduce fat deposits in a patient who is already healthy.

Healthy Lifestyle

Patients with a healthy diet and exercise regimen are more likely to maintain long-term results after their procedure at our Minneapolis practice.

Medical Conditions

If you have diabetes, a heart condition, or another chronic disease, your primary care physician will need to determine whether this surgery is safe for you.

Don't Smoke

As with any surgery, it is important that you do not smoke at least two weeks prior to your surgery, as well as during your healing time. Smoking can weaken the immune system and prolong your recovery.

Realistic Expectations

Finally, patients seeking liposuction should have realistic goals and expectations. Be sure to ask questions, voice concerns, and express your feelings about the procedure so that Dr. Mesna can be fully aware of your treatment goals.

What to Expect on the Day of Treatment

Each patient's treatment is customized to meet their unique needs and aesthetic goals. While the exact steps will vary based on the type of procedure you receive and which areas will be addressed, below is a general outline of what you can expect at our Minneapolis office.
Remember, you are in the driver's seat throughout your cosmetic journey. We are here to answer your questions, guide you, and help make your vision a reality.
Remember, you are in the driver's seat throughout your cosmetic journey. We are here to answer your questions, guide you, and help make your vision a reality.


Depending on the size of the treatment area, local or general anesthesia will be administered to ensure you remain comfortable.

Target Fat Cells

Depending on the type of liposuction you choose, Dr. Mesna will target and break up the fat cells with an injection of a saline and lidocaine solution, laser energy, or ultrasound energy.

Eliminate Fat Cells

Using a cannula, Dr. Mesna will remove the broken-down fat cells and surrounding fluid from the treatment site.


Once the fat and fluid have been removed, Dr. Mesna will close your incisions and provide you with a compression garment to promote circulation. Liposuction is an outpatient procedure, so after a short recovery period, a trusted family member or friend can drive you home.

Are You Ready to Transform Your Figure? Contact Our Minneapolis Practice Today

Liposuction can dramatically enhance your feminine curves or masculine physique and help you feel confident in any clothing. When performed by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Mesna, you can rest assured your procedure will be safe, effective, and create your desired results. Our Minneapolis practice also offers a range of treatments that can be combined with liposuction to help you reach your aesthetic goals.

Contact our Minneapolis, MN, office to request your consultation, and learn how Dr. Mesna can create a customized treatment plan to transform your figure.

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I am beyond happy with my results from Dr. Mesna... I was uncomfortable in clothes and uncomfortable in my own skin. Now, I feel amazing and excited to wear clothes again. From my first consultation, Dr. Mesna was so informative and kind and made sure I understood and felt comfortable with everything. His staff are kind and welcoming and make sure you are prepared every step of the way.

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Liposuction FAQ

How much weight will I lose with liposuction?

While liposuction is not considered a weight loss procedure, nor a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise, patients can expect to lose about five to eight pounds of fat during the procedure.

Is liposuction covered by insurance?

Most insurances do not cover liposuction or other surgeries for cosmetic purposes, but that doesn't mean you will need to pay the entire cost upfront. Our Minneapolis practice offers several flexible financing options which can help make the procedure much more affordable.

Does liposuction leave scars?

Any time an incision is made during surgery there is a possibility of scarring; however, the incisions made during lipo are relatively small and usually fade to the point where they're virtually unnoticeable. Additionally, Dr. Mesna tries to place incisions in areas that can be concealed by clothing to reduce the chance of visible scarring and provide aesthetically pleasing results.

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"Most know I’m never lost for words but he absolutely exceeded my expectations. My entire experience from consultation, pre-op, and recovery/aftercare was amazing. Dr. Mesna is an angel in his chosen craft. I couldn’t have dreamed of a better experience. I have and will continue to shout from the rooftops regarding the excellence that was provided from beginning to end." Tasha Mercer
Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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