Achieve Your Natural Best in Santa Rosa, CA

Have you stuck faithfully to diet and exercise practices, but can’t seem to get rid of a few stubborn areas of excess fat? You may want to consider the benefits of liposuction.

While liposuction can be used to address excess fat in nearly any area of the body, the most common treatment areas include the abdomen, buttocks, chest, chin, hips, love handles, thighs, and arms. Liposuction is not designed as a weight loss procedure, but to remove areas of fat that have not responded to diet or exercise.

Dr. Greg Chernoff uses a specialized liposuction technique that sculpts the body to provide a blended and natural look. We call this procedure, liposculpting because Dr. Chernoff uses a unique approach that selectively removes fat to create curves in women or sculpted abs for men.

If you’re interested in learning more about liposuction and sculpting your body, contact us to schedule your personalized consultation for liposuction at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Rosa. CA.


What Is Liposuction

Liposuction is a procedure performed to remove unwanted, concentrated areas of fat from nearly anywhere in the body. During treatment, a suction tube is inserted into the patient’s desired treatment area through tiny incisions. Using the power of a high-pressure vacuum, excess fat is extracted from the body, resculpting previous bulging into attractive, defined contours.

The techniques for liposuction have evolved considerably over the years, making it a much safer and effective method for body shaping and contouring for men and women.

Who can Benefit from Liposuction?

The most common areas of liposuction in women are the abdomen, hips, and thighs while in men they are the abdomen and love handles.

Liposuction at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery benefits include:

  • Body contouring customized to your aesthetic goals
  • Long-lasting fat reduction results*
  • Treatment administered by an experienced physician
  • Safe and effective treatment

Before undergoing a liposuction procedure, patients must first schedule a consultation appointment with a member of our medical staff. While liposuction has helped countless people achieve their ideal bodies, it is important for patients to keep in mind that liposuction is a body sculpting treatment, not an obesity treatment. Only patients who are otherwise medically healthy qualify for this procedure.

What Areas of the Body can Benefit from Liposuction

Dr. Greg Chernoff skillfully sculpts a patient’s body using liposuction. The most common areas for men and women to have liposculpture include:

  • Abdomen – Both the upper and lower abdominal areas can benefit from liposuction. The lower stomach is targeted for excess fat removal, particularly in men and women. Dr. Chernoff may recommend abdominal liposuction be performed with a tummy tuck to achieve optimal results.
  • Buttocks – Excess fat in this area is a common female problem and often referred to as “saddle bags.”
  • Lower Chin – Excess fat in the lower chin can be liposuctioned for patients with good skin elasticity. Dr. Chernoff may recommend liposuction be performed with a chin implantfacelift or mini-facelift to achieve optimal results. The Ellevate™ neck contouring procedure may also be considered.
  • Thighs – Excess fat on the thighs can benefit from liposuction. The thighs are particularly resistant to diet and exercise.
  • Male Breasts – Gynecomastia or “man boobs” can be addressed with liposuction. Excess fat is removed to reduce the appearance Gynecomastia. CoolSculpting® is also an option for patients who are unable to undergo surgery.
  • Arms – As women age, fat can accumulate under the arms. Some women refer to this problem as “bat wings”. Dr. Chernoff has safely and effectively removed this area of stubborn fat.
  • Bra Fat – Some women see small areas of fat where the shoulder connects with the body that hangs over a bra. This bothersome fat collection can be removed with liposuction.

Preparing for Liposuction Surgery

Prior to any surgical procedure, Dr. Chernoff recommends that all our patients read our “Patient Guide for Plastic Surgery”. The guide explains important points that all patients should think about as they are considering a procedure.

What Results can You Expect After Your Liposuction Surgery

Liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Most liposuction procedure operations are performed under a twilight or general anesthetic in an outpatient setting. If larger amounts of fat are removed, Dr. Chernoff recommends staying overnight in our Guest House.

You will be required to wear a girdle and abdominal binder to aid skin contraction for about six weeks after your liposuction procedure. Postoperative discomfort is minimal and, if necessary, treated with mild pain medication. Any bruising usually disappears in a few weeks. After liposuction, patients can expect to see optimal results once all swelling is resolved at 6 months post procedure.*

After Surgery Care

Because a liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, patients should expect to wait between two and three days, dependent upon the extent of their liposuctioned area before resuming their normal daily activities.*

Following your liposuction procedure, Dr. Chernoff and our dedicated team of recovery and after care nurses will provide you with specific instructions regarding the best way to care for your body following your liposuction procedure to promote healing while reducing discomfort.

Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery patients who travel to our Santa Rosa office for their Liposuction can choose to stay in our Guest House after their procedure. Our staff will advise you with the details.

Why Dr. Greg Chernoff for your Body Augmentation, Shaping & Contouring Surgery?

When considering cosmetic surgery, finding the right surgeon can mean the difference between great results and less than optimal results. Board certification, advanced training and skills, along with years of experience are important factors to consider when selecting your body augmentation, shaping and contouring cosmetic surgeon. You only have one body and you want to be sure to select the “best” plastic surgeon for your procedure.

At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA you can be reassured that he has the appropriate surgical certifications, extensive knowledge, experience, surgical skill and aesthetic vision. Dr. Chernoff is a renowned aesthetic surgeon and educator.

You can trust your liposuction procedure to Dr. Chernoff, a triple board certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon. Dr. Chernoff is certified by The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The American Board of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Chernoff has performed hundreds of face and body cosmetic surgeries and procedures for men and women in Santa Rosa, CA and the surrounding communities for over 20 years.

*Results may vary and are not guaranteed. Contact Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery to see if you are a candidate.

Liposuction for Transgender Patients

At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery, we understand that body contouring plays a vital role in helping transgender individuals achieve the physical appearance that aligns with their true selves. Dr. Chernoff and our dedicated team are experienced in providing liposuction procedures specifically tailored to the needs and goals of transgender patients. We’re committed to helping you achieve the body contour you desire, enhancing your self-confidence and overall well-being.

Tailored Liposuction for Transgender Individuals

Liposuction is a versatile surgical procedure that can effectively remove excess fat deposits in specific areas of the body. For transgender patients, liposuction can be an integral part of their gender-affirming journey, helping to sculpt a more feminine or masculine physique, depending on their individual goals.

Understanding Your Unique Needs

Dr. Chernoff and our compassionate team recognize that each transgender individual has unique aspirations and concerns regarding body contouring. During your comprehensive consultation, we will take the time to understand your goals and expectations fully. We believe that open and honest communication is essential to achieving the best possible outcomes.

Customized Treatment Plan

Based on your goals and physical examination, Dr. Chernoff will design a personalized treatment plan that focuses on your specific areas of concern. Liposuction can effectively target areas such as the abdomen, hips, waist, thighs, arms, or back, helping you achieve a more proportionate and gender-affirming silhouette.

Respecting Your Journey

We understand the significance of your gender-affirming journey and are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment. Dr. Chernoff and our team approach every patient with the utmost respect, sensitivity, and confidentiality. We are here to address your questions, concerns, and unique needs, ensuring you feel comfortable and well-informed throughout the entire process.

Expertise in Transgender Body Contouring

Dr. Chernoff is a leading authority in cosmetic surgery with extensive experience in transgender body contouring procedures. He has helped numerous transgender patients achieve their desired aesthetic goals through personalized liposuction treatments. You can trust that you're in the hands of a skilled and caring professional.

Comprehensive Care and Support

At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery, we prioritize your well-being at every step of your journey. Our dedicated team will provide you with comprehensive pre-operative and post-operative care, ensuring that you have a smooth and comfortable experience. We will be there to support you throughout your recovery process, answering any questions or concerns you may have.

Natural-Looking Results

Dr. Chernoff's artistic approach and meticulous techniques aim to deliver natural-looking results that harmonize with your overall appearance and desired gender expression. Our goal is to help you achieve a body contour that aligns with your authentic self and enhances your self-confidence.