In-Office Liposuction

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In-Office Liposuction

If you are seeking a body-contouring procedure with minimal downtime, then in-office liposuction in New Haven may be an excellent option for you. In-office lipo addresses stubborn areas that dieting and exercise cannot slim down or tone. Additionally, it offers a more convenient and comfortable choice for patients than hospital-based lipo.

How It Works

In-Office Liposuction

As the name suggests, in-office liposuction is done in Dr. John Reilly’s relaxing office environment. It involves inserting a thin tube called a cannula to suction fat from the target areas. In-office lipo is minimally invasive since tiny incisions are created to insert the cannula. It can be performed while the patient is awake under local anesthesia.


You may be a good candidate for in-office lipo if you have stubborn deposits of excess fat that do not respond to any exercise regimen or diet program. It is important to be within range of your ideal weight, with no fluctuations in body weight six months prior. Patients should also have good muscle tone and relatively elastic skin. Ideally, the patient should be a non-smoker in good overall health with a positive outlook. If you have underlying conditions or life-threatening illnesses, you may not be recommended to undergo this procedure.


Liposuction at Dr. Reilly’s office is very similar to liposuction done in a hospital setting. Dr. Reilly will meet with you before the surgery to talk about your goals and perform an exam to make sure this procedure is right for you. He’ll provide a tremendous amount of information and also offer other options for treatment if appropriate, so you will get the best results possible.


On the day of the procedure, you’ll come to Dr. Reilly’s office driven by a friend or family member, as medications are prescribed to reduce any anxiety regarding the procedure. Using his skill and experience, Dr. Reilly will make sure you are comfortable during the procedure by injecting local anesthesia into the areas to be treated. Soft lighting and music help make the procedure comfortable for you. He will then carefully remove fat from the areas you targeted. Any fat cells he removes will not return. Once the procedure is complete, you’ll return home with detailed instructions and pain medication if needed. Before you go home, Dr. Reilly will make sure you fully understand how to take care of yourself after the procedure. Your results will be immediate and will improve over the following weeks.

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The recovery period following your in-office liposuction surgery is not lengthy and only requires minimal downtime. Swelling and bruising are commonly experienced but may be alleviated by wearing a post-surgical garment. Discomfort and pain are normal and can be managed with medications as directed. These symptoms should resolve quickly after a few days.

Normal activities can be resumed as soon as you feel comfortable. Light activities and proper hydration are encouraged after the treatment to achieve the best results.

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In-Office Liposuction

Dr. Reilly received an Honors diploma in medical school and completed his General Surgery training at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, CT. He also trained at Yale New Haven Hospital.
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In-Office Liposuction

Dr. Reilly received an Honors diploma in medical school and completed his General Surgery training at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, CT. He also trained at Yale New Haven Hospital.

What You Can Expect

  • All the benefits of hospital liposuction
  • A shorter procedure
  • Less hassle and inconvenience
  • Less expense
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Why You Should Choose Dr. Reilly

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The skill and experience of the surgeon matter when it comes to any form of liposuction, especially in-office liposuction. You want to make sure you’re putting your results in the hands of a surgeon who has years of experience. You also want to make sure you work with a doctor who will be understanding and responsive. Dr. Reilly is that doctor. He has decades of experience and can use liposuction to remove fat from nearly any part of the body – everywhere from the neck, and chin to the waist, hips, calves, and beyond! He’ll meet with you personally for each pre-op and post-op appointment to make sure that he understands just what you want and that your recovery is proceeding just as it should.


Call us if you have any more questions. (203) 924-2900

  • What are the advantages of in-office liposuction?
    Opting for in-office liposuction conveys several advantages. First, the procedure is often less expensive; patients can save up to $2,000 versus the cost of an in-hospital procedure. You also don’t have to worry about all the hassles of going to the hospital for your surgery. Plus, since in-office liposuction usually only requires local anesthetic, you don’t have to deal with the restrictions of going under general anesthesia, such as not eating before your surgery.
  • How long will the procedure be? How long will I have to stay after it’s done?
    The procedure usually takes about an hour and a half, and usually, you can leave about half an hour after the procedure is done. Depending on the size of the area it could be from a few days to a week for most patients.
  • Are there any reasons why I shouldn’t have in-office liposuction?
    If you are looking to combine procedures (like a tummy tuck, Brazilian butt lift, or lower body lift), you might be better served with in-hospital liposuction. These types of procedures are longer and more complicated, and you may require general anesthesia for them. You might also have certain health conditions that make in-hospital liposuction more advisable. Rest assured that Dr. Reilly will go over everything with you and help you make the right decision for your goals and health.
  • Where can I get more information on liposuction in general?
    Visit our Liposuction page for more information on this procedure. You should also feel free to ask Dr. Reilly any questions you have on the day of your consultation. Answering questions is what he’s here for!
  • How Much Does In-Office Liposuction Cost?
    The cost of an in-office liposuction procedure varies from patient to patient depending on their unique aesthetic goals. When you come in for your consultation, we will perform an assessment of your body and discuss your goals to determine your treatment plan. Once your plan has been customized, we will discuss the cost of your in-office liposuction procedure.

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In-office liposuction in New Haven is a safe, effective, and less expensive cosmetic procedure that can help you achieve the body of your dreams. If you’re interested in learning more about the procedure contact us today to schedule a consultation in our Shelton, CT office. You can also call us at (203) 924-2900 to schedule an appointment.

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