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Who Is Dr. Truong, and Why Should You Trust Him?

Voted One of America’s Top Surgeons in the Field of Cosmetic Surgery by Consumer’s Research Council of America

Men and women from all over the country come to Chicago to see Dr. Truong. His amazing results earned him the reputation as the "breast & body specialist," , As founder of Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics, Dr. Truong has shared his surgical artistry with patients from all over the country as well as clients abroad.  

Dr. Truong is triple board-certified by the American Board of Surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery.  He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.  Dr. Truong is a well-respected among patients and peers and holds a long list of academic awards and professional accolades.

Dr. completed medical school at University of Colorado School of Medicine where he was encouraged to pursue a surgical career by his professors who saw in him the rare combination of intellect and talented hands that are the hallmarks of an excellent surgeon.

Dr. Truong served as Chief Resident at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Lutheran General Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, and St. Francis Hospital. During his surgical training, Dr. Truong received numerous awards and was published for his research work in skin regeneration and artificial skin.

Dr. Truong pursued his interests in aesthetic surgery by gaining acceptance to a highly competitive American Academy Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship followed by an Aesthetic Plastic Surgery apprenticeship. During his fellowships, Dr. Truong dedicated two years EXCLUSIVELY to the art and practice of Cosmetic Surgery. His training included facial rejuvenation techniques, breast and body restorative surgeries, liposuction and body sculpting, as well as minimally invasive aesthetic surgery, and laser surgery.

CHICAGO LIPO 360 | LIPOSUCTION FAQ

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    What is Lipo 360?

    Liposuction of the entire mid-section

Lipo360 is a relatively new term in liposuction. It refers to fat removal of the entire trunk or mid-section of the body which includes the upper and lower abdomen, the flanks or sides, and the back area.

In other words, fat is being removed in those areas circumferentially in a 360 degree fashion – hence the term. The concept of performing liposuction in these areas is not new, however the artistic philosophy and techniques in 360-degree liposuction have been refined by surgeons who perform liposculpting.

The term Lipo 360 was first popularized by surgeons performing the procedure to harvest fat for autologous fat transfer procedures like the Brazilian Butt Lift. At Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics, our surgeons perform Lipo 360 using minimally-invasive Tumescent Liposuction combined with Power-Assisted Liposuction. Lipo 360 can be performed as a stand-alone procedure, or in conjunction with Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL). Often other areas are treated at the same time including thighs, hips, and arms.

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  • 2

    What is “tumescent liposuction”?

    Lipo where sterile saline is used

Tumescent liposuction refers to liposuction where tumescent solution is used, which is how most liposuction procedures are performed. Tumescent solution is sterile saline solution which contains medications to help make liposuction safer and more tolerable.

These medications often include lidocaine (a numbing agent) and epinephrine (a blood vessel constricting agent), and bicarbonate (an acid neutralizer). Bathing the fatty tissues with saline solution helps to wet and disperse the fat allowing for easier removal with small cannulas. The lidocaine helps to make the procedure less painful, while the epinephrine significantly reduces the amount of bleeding that can occur, and the bicarbonate makes the solution less acidic.

The most commonly used tumescent solution is Klein’s solution which was developed by dermatologist Jeffrey Klein in 1987. Each one liter of Klein’s solution consists of 0.9% Normal Saline, 100ml of 1% lidocaine, 1ml ampule of 1:1,000 epinephrine, and 10ml of 8.4% bicarbonate. Today there are many variations on Klein’s solution but the basic principle is the same.

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  • 3

    How is Lipo360 performed?

    Minimally-invasive & surgical

Lipo360 is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure which means the procedure is performed using small instruments and very tiny incisions. This procedure can be performed using local anesthetic, IV sedation, or general anesthesia.

Once you are anesthetized, your surgeon will make a very small (typically 2mm) incision in well-hidden areas. Through that incision, the tumescent solution is injected to wet the fat and anesthetize the area. Once the area is adequately medicated the treatment begins.

If a laser-assisted device like SmartLipo® or ultrasonic Vaser® is used, it is done at this time. Next, a long thin tube called a liposuction cannula is carefully inserted to safely remove the fat using a vacuum device called an aspirator.

The amount of fat and the areas treated are determined by the surgeon using artistic and medical judgement. Once the fat is removed evenly, the incisions are usually closed with a single stitch. You will then be placed into a compression garment which will be worn during the recovery period.

How is liposuction performed at the Chicago surgery center?

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    What is power-assisted liposuction?

    Power assistance

Power-assisted liposuction or “PAL” refers to liposuction in which a special device is used to move the liposuction cannula at a high rate to aide the surgeon in removing fat more effectively.  Think of it as a power tool for liposuction!  At Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics, our surgeons use the Microaire ® PAL Lipoculptor®, with is the only U.S.-patented liposuction instrument using a reciprocating motion (rather than rotating) to facilitate the movement of the cannula within the tissue.

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  • 5

    Am I a candidate for Lipo 360?

    It depends on these factors:

If you have excess fat around the abdomen, waist, and back areas then you are potentially a candidate for Lipo 360.   Ideal candidates for this procedure are patients in good general health, and are at or near their ideal body weight.  Liposuction is designed to treat and remove subcutaneous fat only.  Patients who have loose skin, loose muscles, or visceral (intra-abdominal) fat may need other procedures like a Tummy Tuck or diastasis repair instead of liposuction alone.  Also patients who have abdominal hernias should have their hernias fixed prior to having liposuction.


  • 6

    How much weight will I lose with 360 liposuction?

    Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure

Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure, it’s a sculpting procedure.  Patients who are obese or who have a BMI over 30 may need lose weight first in order to be considered for Lipo 360. The maximum amount of fat that can be removed safely during liposuction is 5 liters which only amounts to around 10lbs. 

However, the scale doesn’t tell the whole story. Because the fat is selectively removed in the problem areas in the midsection, patients will have Lipo360 will have the appearance and benefit of a much more significant weight loss.   Also most patients who maintain a healthy diet and exercise regime postoperatively will continue to lose weight after liposuction due to heightened metabolism and decreased ability to store fat in the treated areas!

How much weight will you lose with Liposuction?

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  • 7

    Is liposuction permanent?

    Yes!!

Yes, liposuction is a permanent procedure.  You only have a set number of fat cells in your body by age 13 or and fat cells don’t usually re-generate.  This means that once they are removed they are usually gone for good!  However, since fat cells store fat, the ones that remain can still enlarge if you don’t maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine. 

If you gain a significant amount of weight, then you will make those remaining fat cells larger and you may reverse the benefits of your liposuction procedure.  Patients who have the best long-term results from liposuction are the ones who maintain a stable healthy weight or lose weight following the procedure. 

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  • 8

    Is liposuction safe?

    Risks of serious complications are very low

Yes, when performed correctly liposuction is a very safe procedure.  This means that liposuction should be performed by a properly trained and experienced, board-certified plastic or cosmetic surgeon who has done many of these procedures.  It should also be done a licensed and accredited surgical facility with proper staff and sterile instruments.  When done in this manner, the risks of serious complications are very low. 

At Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics, we have never had any incidents of infections, blood clots, internal injuries, or deaths from liposuction.  We take safety precautions very seriously and want to make sure every measure is employed to maintain our excellent safety record!

Is Liposuction or Lipo360 Safe?

Is Liposuction or Lipo360 Safe?


  • 9

    What are the side-effects of liposuction?

    When done correctly, there should be no long-term side-effects

When performed appropriately and in the appropriate individual, there should be no real long-term side-effects from liposuction.  In the immediate post-operative period, you may experience some discomfort or pain, swelling, bruising, and numbness or tingling in the treated areas.  Most of these symptoms will resolve within a few weeks.  Numbness and tingling can sometimes last for many months, but are almost always temporary.  

If a significant of fat is removed from the abdominal area where hormones are stored, patients may experience some temporary fluctuations in hormones but this will typically normalize within a few weeks.  Other than these temporary effects, there should be no long-term negative effects from having liposuction. 

What are the side effects of Lipo360?

  • 10

    Will the fat move to other areas after liposuction?

    This is a common misconception

This is a common mis-conception.  The body only has a finite number of fat cells and once they are removed with liposuction, they don’t usually come back.  Also fat cells don’t move or migrate so it is impossible for the fat cells to move to other areas of the body. 

More commonly, patients who gain weight may notice untreated areas getting disproportionately larger than areas where liposuction was performed because now there are fewer fat cells in the treated areas.  This is the reason we recommend our patents to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine to prevent weight gain following liposuction. 

Will fat move to another area after lipo?

  • 11

    What are the side-effects of liposuction?

    When done correctly, there should be no long-term side-effects

When performed appropriately and in the appropriate individual, there should be no real long-term side-effects from liposuction.  In the immediate post-operative period, you may experience some discomfort or pain, swelling, bruising, and numbness or tingling in the treated areas.  Most of these symptoms will resolve within a few weeks.  Numbness and tingling can sometimes last for many months, but are almost always temporary.  

If a significant of fat is removed from the abdominal area where hormones are stored, patients may experience some temporary fluctuations in hormones but this will typically normalize within a few weeks.  Other than these temporary effects, there should be no long-term negative effects from having liposuction. 

What are the side-effects of lipo360 & Liposuction?

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    Is liposuction painful?

    It is surgery, so some pain should be expected

Liposuction is a surgical procedure, so you have to expect some discomfort during the immediate recovery period.  Most patients describe the feeling as soreness and stiffness similar to a very intense work-out.  For more severe discomfort, pain medication will be prescribed.  Most patients don’t require narcotic pain medication for more than a few days, and many patients only need Tylenol. 

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  • 13

    What is recovery like after liposuction?

    Back to work in 5 days

The recovery after liposuction is generally well-tolerated.  Immediately after your procedure you may feel some discomfort or pain similar to a very intense work-out.   There is usually a significant amount of draining and leaking from the incision sites which usually stops after a few hours.   You should also expect to have some bruising which should resolve after a week or two.  Most of the swelling will resolve in a few weeks, but some swelling will last for many months. 

As the tissues heal, scar tissue will form which can cause a feeling of hardness or tightness which can last for many months but should return to normal by 6 months.  Numbness can last for several months as well but typically will return to normal given enough time.  Other than the first day, you should not be be-ridden following liposuction and most patients are up and moving about the same day or next day after their procedure. 

There are no diet restrictions and you are encouraged to drink plenty of fluids.  Most patients are back to work in less than a week depending on their job.  You should be able to resume exercising in 2-4 weeks.  You will be asked to wear a compression garment for at least 1 month after the procedure to help with swelling and to maximize your results.

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    How much does Lipo360 cost?

    Liposuction cost

The cost of your liposuction procedure can range from $2,000 to $15,000 or more depending on the number of areas treated.  At Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics, we customize each procedure to each patient. 

Each patient will receive a quote at their consultation which will delineate all of the costs of the procedure including the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, facility fee, medications, garments, and lab tests if needed.  If all-inclusive pricing is quoted, then most of these costs will be covered including follow-up visits.  Please see our Specials page which will display monthly special offers and discounts.   

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Liposuction Reviews From Happy Clients

Dr. Truong is the most caring and amazing surgeon there is. His work is done in a very professional manner and to the finest detail possible. I would highly reccomend him to anyone that is looking to have any work done. He performed a tummy tuck and breast augmentation on me-and lets just say that the results were beyond my expectations. I cant say enough about how great of a surgeon he is.


From Vitals.com

I would highly recommend Dr. Truong and staff.

I went to his office for a breast augmentation consultation and knew right away he was the doctor for me. He was honest, understanding and most of all, he listened to me.

I booked my surgery and was excited to finally look and feel my best. The morning of my surgery was finally here! My Husband took me to the surgery center and the staff prepared me for the O.R.

Dr. Truong came in and talked to me a bit, then walked me into the operating room. I woke up feeling groggy, but I had full breasts!

I was in recovery for an hour or so when Dr. Truong came to see me. I was released and went home straight to bed.

By the next evening I was at the mall! I didn't need my pain meds anymore either! I am very satisfied with my results.

I honestly can say that I would do it all over again. It was a very easy procedure for me even being I have never even had a tooth pulled.


from Vitals.com

I had breast surgery with Dr. Truong and I was very pleased and happy with my results and with how they looked and felt. I loved their staff and how fast, kind and accurate they were. Love Lve Love them!!!I highly recommend them!


from Vitals.com

Best Decision Ever!

Dr. Truong Was great and I couldn't ask for a better doctor! He answered every question that I had. I did my homework for a whole year before going through with the surgery.

I recommend that you trust no other Dr with this type of surgery because looks matter. And one little mistake can be the difference. I'm glad that I chose wisely. Thanks again to Dr. Truong

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Before & Afters

Dr. Truong's before & after gallery is second to none, with years of experience, 100s of surgeries,  and zero serious complications, it's no wonder he's known as the "Breast & Body Specialist."

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We 100% guarantee that you'll have an amazing experience when you come in for your complimentary consultation. You will get our special VIP treatment. You will get to sit down with Dr. Truong and get all of your questions answered. In fact, we're so confident that you'll love you're experience with us, that if you are dissatisfied in any way, we'll buy you any product from our exclusive line of SkinCeuticals.

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