Get Rid of Unwanted Fat with the Milwaukee and Madison Area’s Dr. Maida Parkins and Dr. Lucas Boehm

Liposuction has been used as body-contouring surgery for decades and remains one of the most sought-after procedures to create the physique patients are looking for. Because treatment requires only small incisions and recovery is manageable, patients often request liposuction at the Milwaukee area’s Parkins Plastic Surgery to help slim problem areas where exercise-resistant fat persists, despite their best efforts. Dr. Maida Parkins and Dr. Lucas Boehm offer fat-removal procedures customized to create the shape you’re looking for, so you can feel confident in your figure.

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What Makes a Good Liposuction Candidate?

Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, so it works best for patients who have isolated bulges or specific areas that are bulkier than desired. Generally, candidates should be at or within about 30 pounds of their ideal weight for their height. Understanding your BMI before your consultation will help determine your eligibility for surgery.

While exercise and healthy eating are important for good health, they are not effective when it comes to spot reduction of problem areas. A dieter has no control over which fat cells shrink—even when also participating in routine workouts. It’s hard to fight what’s hereditary: Some otherwise slim patients naturally store fat in their midsections, while others may have wide hips or fat under the chin. Many patients retain fullness in the stomach, hips, inner and outer thighs, upper arms, and below the chin despite disciplined healthy activity and nutrition.

Even successful slimming activities can be undone by fat cells that grow larger again later in life. Surgical fat removal is ideal for body contouring, because liposuction can focus on specific areas, and it physically takes the unwanted fat cells out of the body, so there is no concern of them growing larger again.

Beyond these benefits, liposuction is a patient favorite because of the minimal incisions necessary to achieve results. And while liposuction does require downtime, the rest and recovery necessary are comparatively less than required for more invasive procedures.

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Personalized Liposuction Consultations for Milwaukee and Madison

When you visit Parkins Plastic Surgery, you’ll be in the hands of our caring and compassionate team. Our team treats each patient as a friend and makes every effort to ensure they are comfortable. Before recommending treatment, we provide one-on-one consultations to evaluate your concerns and determine how liposuction can be used to create the figure you want. Some patients can benefit from fat removal alone, while others may need additional procedures. We will discuss all of the possibilities and options with you during your initial visit, as well as answer questions you have about liposuction and other fat-reduction treatments.



Dr. Parkins & Dr. Boehm are committed to surgical excellence through education, compassion, and confidentiality. Their combined experience is unparalleled and highly sought after in the Madison and Milwaukee area. A consultation with either of our surgeons is conducted at our private, state-of-the-art surgical facility where you will have all your questions answered so you can confidently start your surgical journey.

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What Does Liposuction Involve?

For each liposuction patient, your surgeon will take the following steps:


Treatment can be completed with either local or general anesthesia, depending on your preferences and the extent of care required to meet your goals.

Incision Placement

A small incision is positioned adjacent to the treatment site. In some cases, several incisions may be necessary, depending on the amount of fat to be removed and how many areas of the body you would like to target.

Pre-Treatment of Fat

Your surgeon introduces a tumescent solution into the treatment area through the incisions. They then use a narrow tube, called a cannula, to break up the fat deposits, making removal much easier. The solution helps to decrease bruising and also contains an anesthetic, which allows for a more comfortable treatment experience.

Fat Cell Removal

Fat cells in the treatment area are suctioned out of the body with a second, smaller cannula. Dr. Parkins and Dr. Boehm use a gentle back-and-forth motion to thoroughly sculpt the body while removing the desired amount of fat.


After a liposuction procedure is complete, your surgeon closes the incisions, and patients rest for a short time in our office before being released to recuperate in the comfort of their own homes.

What Sets Our Surgeons Apart for Liposuction Surgery?

Since liposuction is such a versatile procedure, Dr. Parkins and Dr. Boehm can use it to contour any number of areas of the body. By focusing on each patient as an individual—truly listening to their unique goals and carefully examining their contours and proportions—they can create a personalized plan. They approaches all of this with discretion and compassion, helping patients to feel confident in their decision and calm about the surgery.

Liposuction Areas


If you’re looking to slim, contour, or remove unwanted areas of fat in the neck or face, then chin and/or neck liposuction may be right for you. Chin and/or neck liposuction permanently removes undesired fat cells and can be done under local or general anesthesia. Pairing this procedure with Renuvion helps tighten and redrape the skin for optimal aesthetic results.

Axilla (Armpit)

Axillary liposuction involves the removal of fat in the armpit crease near the breasts. It is a great complement to breast surgeries or on its own to define the area. This procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia.


Even with a proper diet and enough exercise, many people still have a “pouch” of fat on their lower abdomen that is difficult to remove. Liposuction of the abdomen is an excellent way to contour your midsection and remove any stubborn “pouch” of fat that won’t seem to smooth out. This type of liposuction is typically done under general anesthesia and may be combined with other surgical procedures.

Flanks and Hips

Minimizing the appearance of our “love handles” can be difficult for many people. Flank and hip liposuction can help address those cosmetic concerns. Flank liposuction treats the portion of the love handle visible from the front. Hip liposuction treats the love handle from the back and helps improve the definition of the buttocks. This procedure is commonly done under general anesthesia and is a popular pairing with tummy tucks to circumferentially shape the midsection.


There are multiple options for thigh liposuction including the inner, outer, anterior (front), or posterior (back) thighs. Depending on a patient’s desired outcome, one or multiple areas of the thigh can be treated with liposuction. The type of anesthesia will vary based on treatment time, patient preference, and the surgeons’ recommendations.


Dr. Parkins and Dr. Boehm offer personalized liposuction treatment plans based on your anatomy and cosmetic goals. Whether you’re looking to address one area or multiple, a common treatment area or something unique, the team at Parkins Plastic Surgery can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Renuvion Skin Tightening

Renuvion is a medical device that utilizes a combination of radio frequency energy and helium plasma to selectively tighten the connective tissues between our skin and the deeper soft tissues. The contraction of this connective tissue improves skin retraction and redraping following liposuction procedures. The addition of this technology to our practice has allowed Dr. Maida Parkins and Dr. Lucas Boehm to improve upon their already exceptional body contouring results. 

Recovery and Results After Liposuction

Bruising and swelling are common after a liposuction procedure. You should expect to spend a few days resting at home after surgery. Depending on how many parts of the body were treated with liposuction, you may need to take up to a week away from work and strenuous physical activity.

After treatment, you will wear compression garments to help reduce swelling and allow the soft tissue to successfully retract. Swelling and bruising, which may initially obscure your liposuction results, gradually fade during the healing process. Over the ensuing weeks, you’ll notice results maturing and skin becoming smooth. It’s important to be patient, as swelling persists for several weeks while you recover.

FAQS About Liposuction

How Long Do Liposuction Results Last?

Fat cells removed from areas treated with liposuction are gone for good. If you gain weight after your procedure, you can expect your body size to change proportionately. Existing fat cells will expand, but the cells removed will remain gone. You can expect your body to remain shaped and contoured as dictated by your treatment plan.

Is Liposuction Painful?

Because liposuction is a surgical procedure, patients should expect some discomfort during the healing process. However, while you are being treated, you are provided with anesthetic to ensure you can complete your procedure easily. The solution placed at the treatment site to facilitate fat removal also contains an anesthetic, which further increases patient comfort. After your procedure, you will feel sore, but this will resolve as you heal.

Does Lipo Get Rid of Cellulite?

Pockets of fat represent only one factor contributing to cellulite. The real culprit behind the cottage cheese look is tight bands below the skin that pull soft tissue downward, creating the appearance of dips and dimples. Even people who are quite thin can have cellulite caused by these bands. That said, larger pockets of fat in the area can make cellulite look more pronounced. Liposuction can help to minimize these issues by reducing the pockets of fat, but the procedure does not fully get rid of any skin dimpling.

Beyond Liposuction at Parkins Plastic Surgery

People who lose significant weight or undergo pregnancy may experience vertical stomach muscle separation, which can create an abdominal bulge. In these cases, a tummy tuck can pair with liposuction to create flatter contours. Some patients may also need skin removal to address sagging and ensure contours are smooth. This can be part of comprehensive body shaping via post weight-loss surgery or a Mommy Makeover.

Aesthetic balance is tricky. While fat in some areas may be unappealing, fullness in other areas can make you look youthful and create the contours you’re looking for. Liposuction is part of the fat grafting process, where cells are taken from areas where they create unattractive bulges, purified, and re-injected in other locations to add desired volume. Popular uses for fat grafting are enhancing the buttocks (a procedure called the Brazilian butt lift), fat transfer breast augmentation, and creating more youthful contours on the face, as an alternative to traditional facial fillers and other cosmetic injectables.

Beautiful & Confidential

At Parkins Plastic Surgery we believe in customized, personal care. Which is why great thought and attention went into designing our AAAASF Certified Surgical suite, set on the shores of Silver Lake. The serenity and confidentiality of our office location allows our patients to receive the highest quality of care so that they can feel refreshed and confident after their procedure. 

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Parkins Plastic Surgery provides a range of procedures for the breast (breast augmentation, breast lift, breast revision, and breast reduction for women, as well as men dealing with gynecomastia), body (tummy tuck, liposuction, arm and thigh lifts, and general post-weight loss surgery), and face (facelift, neck lift, otoplasty, and blepharoplasty). Patients who want nonsurgical treatments can enjoy the results of BOTOX®, dermal fillers for contour changes and lip augmentation, chemical peels, dermaplaning, laser skin resurfacing, microneedling, HydraFacial®CoolSculpting®Non-Surgical Hair Restoration, and more in Wisconsin, including Lake Country’s Oconomowoc, Waukesha, Brookfield, and the entire Milwaukee and Madison area.

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