Liposuction Plastic Surgery


Liposuction- consistently the most popular aesthetic surgery performed year after year with nearly 404,000 in 2006 alone - is excellent to sculpt and shape the body for a refined physique. 


To reshape and contour hips, buttocks, thighs, arms, underarms, breasts and more – Liposuction is a surgical procedure that is safe and effective in getting rid of stubborn, resistant fat deposits – that have not responded to diet, exercise and a healthy life-style.

Liposuction is the best way to bring your body back into (or into) proportion for the person who is trying to make a fundamental change is their life as to – fitness, diet and stress reduction.  There are several techniques used by surgeons today to accomplish this – and many times another procedure will be recommended in tandem with your liposuction surgery – in order to achieve the optimal results you’re looking for.  Dr. Lettieri will be happy to discuss your concerns with you and then tailor a treatment plan that is right for you – and one that will help you achieve your realistic goals – safely and effectively.

Liposuction – Who It’s For:

  • Liposuction is for the person who is at or near his or her ideal, healthy weight

  • Liposuction is for the person with good skin elasticity

  • Liposuction is for the person committed to keeping maintaining a healthy weight

  • Liposuction is best for the person committed to fundamental health, wellness and fitness – along with diet and stress reduction

  • These components are necessary in achieving long-lasting change.


Liposuction – A Look at What It Is:


All liposuction is surgery – requiring tiny incisions, anesthesia, and diligent post-operative care.


Tumescent Liposuction – Dr. Lettieri’s method of choice
Dr. Lettieri uses Tumescent Liposuction because it is hands down the best, most reliable method of liposuction fat removal to date.  This involves the following:

  • Injection of  a solution composed of saline, lidocaine (local anesthetic) and epinephrine – adrenaline which constricts blood vessels to minimize bleeding

  • Small incisions through which Dr. Lettieri will work to suction away fat and sculpt the body area involved

  • Closing of incisions

  • Dressing you in a compression garment which is to be worn for a few weeks


Tumescent Liposuction – still the best method in use to date


What to Expect After Liposuction Surgery:


Swelling, bruising, soreness and achiness are normal – and are to be expected following your liposuction surgery.  These symptoms do subside gradually a little each day – and are pretty much gone after several days.  The numbness may take a few weeks to resolve completely.  Most of Dr. Lettieri’s patients are able to resume a normal routine within 2-4 weeks – but are required to wear a compression garment for up to six weeks.  Returning to vigorous activity is individual and Dr. Lettieri will tell you when you’re ready to do that, but generally it takes about a month.  


Choosing a Plastic Surgeon:


When considering any surgery of any kind, it is most important to choose a surgeon who is not only qualified – but one who is also highly skilled and experienced in that procedure.  Consider the following facts about Dr. Lettieri:

  • Dr. Lettieri is double board certified (most surgeons are single board certified)

  • Dr. Lettieri has had eight (8) years of surgery training

  • Dr. Lettieri has had extensive research background – he knows the procedures

  • Dr.Lettieri was one of the first plastic surgeons in America to use lasers – extensively – he’s an expert in the use of lasers

  • Dr. Lettieri has educated other surgeons – teaching them in his areas of expertise

  • Dr. Lettieri is a highly skilled, well trained, experienced plastic surgeon who is among a special league of surgeons today.

  • Dr. John Lettieri is an expert – you can trust him with your concerns –and for a good outcome.


Board Certification – Why is That Important?


To be board certified means that the physician (surgeon) has achieved a higher level of education, training and experience than most physicians – and has met and achieved rigorous standards and qualification in his/her career.  Being certified by one board is a major accomplishment for any surgeon – being double board certifiedplaces that surgeon in a special league among his peers.  Dr. Lettieri is in that special league.

Dr. John T. Lettieri, Carolina Plastic Surgery, Greenville, SC, Spartanburg, SC

Dr. John T. Lettieri

Board Certified

Plastic Surgeon

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Carolina Plastic Surgery

Carolina Plastic Surgery is ready to provide the options and services you want and deserve. We are fully accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. – which means your care will be provided in a state-of-the-art facility that is fully equipped and staffed to provide surgical and non-surgical procedures – and meet any need that may arise.  The technologies and equipment are the latest – most sophisticated available to provide you with the best care possible today.


Spartanburg, South Carolina
100 East Wood Street, Suite 100 
Spartanburg, SC 29303
(864) 583-1222

Greenville, South Carolina

2755 South Highway 14, Suite 2250

Greer, SC 29650

(864) 583-1222 

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Monday:  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday:  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday:  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday:  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday:  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Saturday:  Closed

Sunday:  Closed

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