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Which Areas can Liposuction be Used on?

Liposuction can be performed alone or along with other plastic surgery procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction or a tummy tuck for enhanced contours to compliment the fat removal. Liposuction techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits on the:

  • Thighs
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Abdomen and waist
  • Upper arms
  • Back
  • Inner knee
  • Chest area
  • Cheeks, chin and neck
  • Calves and ankles

What Liposuction Won’t Do

Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite – the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips, and buttocks – or loose, saggy skin. At Rashid Putman, we offer added treatments for these issues.

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Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

Many people can benefit from liposuction, as it targets those stubborn fat deposits that don’t seem to respond to diet and exercise. Whether you are taking fat from the face, thighs, arms, tummy or breasts, liposuction can aid in the re-contouring of your figure. Ideal Candidates are typically:

  • Adults within 30 percent of their ideal weight who have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone
  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for body sculpting
  • If you are bothered by excess fat deposits – located anywhere on your body – that don’t respond to diet or exercise, liposuction may be right for you.

What are Some of the Post-Op Care Instructions Should I Expect?

The post-op instructions will help you speed your recovery and minimize risks of infections or complications while you are healing.

Dr. Rashid and staff will be closely monitoring your recovery and will provide you with aftercare instructions to speed healing. Our instructions include:

  • How to care for liposuction incision sites (which are very small)
  • When you can return to your usual exercise routine, and what physical activities are allowed in the early stages of recovery
  • Specific concerns to watch for
  • How to reduce any residual swelling and bruising

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The health and safety of our patients and staff remain our top priority. We continue to evolve as COVID-19 recommendations change. We are using CDC guidelines to best serve our patients, protect our staff, and do our part to prevent transmission.

Rashid Putman Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa is open during normal business hours for all services following the policies and procedures below.


  • Unvaccinated patients must wear a face covering and maintain social distancing
  • Employees will continue to wear recommended face coverings and PPE
  • Patients certify they are asymptomatic of COVID-19 symptoms and have not been exposed to a COVID-19 positive person; symptomatic or exposed patients must cancel his/her appointment
    • Fees and penalties will be waived for COVID related cancellations
  • As an alternative to our waiting room, patients may text us upon arrival at 309-328-3248 to be notified when an exam room is ready for direct entry
  • We are disinfecting all areas of our office multiple times a day with EPA-registered disinfectant products qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2
  • Surgeons and staff will not be shaking hands and hallway doors have been propped open
  • We are screening staff as recommended by the CDC
  • Some of our amenities in the waiting room will not be operational in order to minimize contact
  • Hand sanitizer and/or soap and water are readily available
  • As always, we remain complaint with all federal and state requirements

FURTHER UPDATES: Additional changes can be implemented as we continue to make safety our first priority. Please call 309-670-0700 with questions and check our social media and website frequently to stay up to date. Sincerely, Drs Khurram Rashid and Harrison Putman III

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