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What Does Liposuction Address?

How Does Liposuction Work?


VASER Liposuction


During a SmartLipo treatment, Dr. Bull directs a high-powered laser that emits bursts of energy at the fat deposits. This heats the subcutaneous fat cells until they rupture. The now liquified fat is then removed via suction as with typical liposuction, and the leftover fluid is drained from the body through tiny incisions.

Lipo 360

What Liposuction Results Can I Expect?

Most traditional liposuction and Lipo 360 patients see improvement in their bodies within one week of their procedure, but the post-operational swelling will take several weeks to completely resolve. If you have any bruising, the discolorations will improve greatly over the first week and usually resolve completely by two weeks. The tiny incisions where Dr. Bull inserted the cannulas heal well and fade over time.The ultimate, long-lasting liposuction result will take six months to develop. This is when the skin will have finished its retraction.

With VASER liposuction, patients often see changes shortly after the procedure, but the final results can take six to nine months to develop.

For SmartLipo, most patients begin to see noticeable inch loss within a few weeks to a few months.

Liposuction before
Liposuction after

*Individual patient results may vary.

Meet Dr. John Bull, Jr. MD, FACS

Board-certified and highly accomplished plastic surgeon Dr. John Bull is not just committed to providing beautiful cosmetic surgery results in a safe and comforting environment. He also wants every patient to feel heard, understood, and confident in their choice.

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What Is the Liposuction Recovery Process?*

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Liposuction in Western Chicago?

You’re a good candidate for liposuction if you have stubborn body fat that won’t respond to your life style changes. All candidates should be healthy non-smokers, be within 10 to 20 pounds of their ideal weight, and have realistic expectations for their procedure. Although there are limits to the amount of fat that can be removed, we can assist you with your decision about potential areas for reshaping.

A good mental mindset is important, since knowing what to expect in terms of the surgery and the results to follow can lower stress and improve healing times.

How Can I Envision My Liposuction Results?


“Excellent experience every time! Everyone is always so friendly and very knowledgeable! Dr. Bull is awesome and I’m very pleased with my results.”
- Lori, Patient

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*Individual Results May Vary

What Else Can Be Done to Address Unwanted Fat?

Some patients are not ready for surgery when it comes to dealing with excess fat. Liposuction provides the most dramatic results in a relatively short amount of time, but anyone who wants to avoid incisions but who still wants to reduce a stubborn double chin, annoying bra fat, or sizeable thighs can choose Cool Sculpting®. This treatment drops the temperature in focused areas, crystallizing the fat there and prompting a gradual slim down.

Before & Afters

Visit our photo gallery to see the results possible with plastic surgery and non-surgical treatments at The John Bull Center in Western Chicago.

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