Liposuction in Chicago and Vernon Hills, IL

Enhance Your Figure with Liposuction


Introduction to Liposuction


Whether you’ve dreamed of achieving a certain figure or simply want to boost your confidence, liposuction is a safe and effective way to get your sought-after silhouette.

With over 75 years of combined experience, the Board Certified surgeons and expert staff at RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa have everything it takes to effectively guide you through the entire liposuction process, ensuring that you get the look you’ve always wanted.

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The Types of Liposuction

There are several options of liposuction available at RL Center. Our team will work closely with you to determine the best approach for your unique anatomy, budget, and aesthetic goals.

VASER Liposuction

Often referred to as “4D Sculpting or High-Definition Liposuction,” VASER Liposuction is an ultrasound-assisted removal of fat that greatly reduces trauma to surrounding tissue for quick recovery and more naturally defined and sculpted results. VASER Lipo is a relatively simple and painless procedure, and patients can make their full recovery from home.

Power-Assisted Liposuction

Power-Assisted Liposuction takes traditional liposuction to the next level by utilizing specialized tools to break up the fat tissue and allow for greater surgical precision. Power-Assisted Liposuction means that we can achieve a more naturally sculpted and contoured result.

Renuvion (J Plasma) with Liposuction

Because patients often struggle with excess skin after liposuction in Vernon Hills, RL Center also offers Renuvion, powered by J Plasma. After your initial liposuction procedure, the device applies ionized helium gas and Radiofrequency, which triggers the skin to naturally produce collagen and reduces skin laxity over time.

In patients who do not have ideal skin elasticity, liposuction can result in skin laxity. In these patients, the RL Center offers Renuvion, powered by J Plasma. During the liposuction procedure, this innovative device applies helium plasma and radiofrequency energy to the skin, which triggers the skin to naturally produce collagen and tightens the skin over time.

Treatment Type

Cosmetic Surgery

Treatment Time

1-4 Hours


Local or General Anesthesia

Back to Work

1 Week

Total Recovery Time

1-2 Weeks

Duration of Results

Multiple Years, Assuming Healthy Diet and Exercise

# of Treatments


Treatment overview

Liposuction is a popular procedure across the United States, due to its relatively simple nature and proven results.

There are several different types of liposuction, but all focus on the elimination of unwanted fat in several different parts of the body.

Our standard liposuction technique is known as tumescent liposuction. Performed by one of our Board Certified surgeons at RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, this procedure is designed to give you a more sculpted look previously unattainable by diet and exercise alone.

Unwanted Fat

Used to Treat

Liposuction can remove unwanted fat from any of the following areas:










Upper Arms



Benefits of Liposuction

There are various benefits to a Liposuction.

  • Liposuction is a relatively simple and quick procedure, and all recovery can be done from home.
  • Liposuction is highly customizable to your needs and fat can be removed from several different areas of the body. You and your doctor will come up with a personalized treatment plan that works for you.
  • With a long history and proven results, liposuction is a great option for those looking to improve their silhouette. The procedure can also be performed right in RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa's Vernon Hills office, and patients can return home that same day.

How it Works

The Consultation

At RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, each initial patient consultation is different.

Depending on your needs, desired treatments, areas of concern, and simply who you are as a patient, we will schedule you with an actual treatment provider to discuss your goals, budget, and more. During this appointment, we will go through before & after photos, your medical history, and any questions you might have. Only then can we make a recommendation for which procedures or treatments may be right for you and why. We will be sure to educate you on how the treatments work, including what to expect during and afterward.

We charge $100 for surgical consultations that last about 40 minutes. At the end of your consultation, you will leave our office in Vernon Hills with a thorough, personalized treatment plan. And when you’re ready, we’ll schedule your surgery for a day and time that works for your schedule.

The Procedure

Liposuction is an outpatient procedure that takes about one to four hours, and the patient will be put under general or local anesthesia throughout the entire time.

Before your procedure, you’ll be given a list of instructions to follow pre-operation. Following these instructions will ensure a much smoother operation.

For the procedure, an incision will be made in the treatment area before a thin, hollow tube or cannula is inserted. The fat will then be loosened and dislodged by moving the cannula in a controlled manner by your surgeon, while a vacuum machine suctions the fat out of the body. The end result will be a smoother, more improved body contour.

The Recovery

Before any cosmetic surgery, including Liposuction in Northwest suburbs of Chicago, Dr. Leonard Lu will review your recovery schedule in detail so you feel prepared for what to expect afterwards.

Liposuction is an outpatient procedure that we perform in our surgical facility, which means you’ll be able to go home the same day. In general, you’ll still be experiencing the effects of the anesthesia when you arrive home. Therefore, it’s important to have someone who can drive you home and take care of you for the first 24 hours following your Liposuction procedure. Your surgeon will send you home with both instructions for your recovery and supplies that will help your liposuction heal correctly.

It’s important that you rest for the first few days of your recovery after a Liposuction procedure. You should avoid lifting heavy objects or undergoing strenuous activity for the first week of your recovery.

Before & After

Results of a Liposuction

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about Liposuction

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Book Your Liposuction

An improved silhouette is just one click or phone call away. Contact us online or by phone at (847) 367-8815 to book your consultation to learn more about liposuction and the personalized surgery process at RL Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa.

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Happy patients


Doctor Lu did my Chin liposuction such a great doctor! I’ve been following him for a while now. Nurses and staff very friendly thank you doctor Lu for such great experience pain free!
-Isela Castaneda


Excellent staff enjoyed meeting and talking with Dr. Ritacca he readily gave me his expert guidance and took his time talking with me. A nice experience.
-Linda Cavanaugh
Nurses very attentive and Dr. Lu was very interested in my needs and concerns!
-Ricardo Carranza
Dr. Ritacca is the best! He’s very knowledgeable and does a great job. I keep coming back to him every time I need a procedure done.
-Laura Cramer

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