Do you have stubborn, unwanted fat that will not go away in spite of regular exercise and a healthy diet?

In many cases, you can achieve the lean contours you dream about with the help of liposuction.

Learn how Carmel Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons serving Indianapolis and Carmel, IN, can help.

Improve Definition and Boost Your Confidence

Reveal Your Figure

If you have unresponsive fat deposits, you are not alone. Even women and men with vigorous exercise regimens and strict diets can carry unwanted weight. Liposuction can help you fully enjoy major milestones such as helping to contour your body after significant weight loss and regaining your figure after childbirth.

Nearly Immediate Gratification

As with any type of body contouring surgery, liposuction will require downtime so that you can fully recover. However, you should notice an immediate refinement to your figure following the surgical procedure. 

Experience a Healthier Self-Image

Stubborn fat that will not go away despite considerable physical effort and a restrictive diet can leave you feeling defeated and self-conscious. Liposuction can provide relief by shaving off excess fat, boosting your self-esteem and confidence.

Liposuction Ranks #1 In Plastic Surgery Procedures


Liposuction is the most common cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States, according to a 2022 report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Looking for a Sleek Silhouette? We Can Reshape Your Legs

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Skillful liposuction can create a beautiful leg line by targeting fat cells in the thighs, calves, knees and even your ankles. In this case, our patient lost the bulk in her upper thighs, revealing sleek legs that will leave her feeling great in slim jeans or a pair of shorts. What area of the body are you looking to slim down?  

"It has changed my life!" 5-Star Reviews


Kayla linthicum

Carmel, IN


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Dr. Grasee did my tummy tuck, lipo, and breast lift!. She did an amazing job. I’m so happy with my results! My belly button looks amazing and my transformation is crazy! I’m so grateful for her and her team they really did change my life!

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Anne May

Carmel, IN


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The staff and physicians at Carmel Plastic Surgeons are wonderful. Dr Bergmann took the time to listen to my concerns and treated me with respect. The staff was also helpful and respectful. I highly recommend this office.

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Explore the Possibilities

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The team at our Indianapolis-area office is dedicated to helping you achieve the confidence you deserve. Our surgeons can enhance your unique beauty with safe, precise liposuction techniques and expertly tailored treatment plans. Together, we can meet your personalized goals and achieve results that you can be proud to share with the world.

To schedule a consultation and learn more, contact us online or call our office at:

(317) 581-0001

How Does Liposuction Work?

Our Advanced Surgical Techniques

Our plastic surgeons perform both tumescent and ultrasound-assisted liposuction.

Tumescent Liposuction

The surgical process for tumescent lipo involves injecting a saline solution mixed with a diluted local anesthetic (lidocaine) and vasoconstrictor drug (epinephrine) into subcutaneous fat. This mixture eliminates the need for general anesthesia in many cases and provides localized vasoconstriction, virtually eliminating bleeding during the procedure. The tumescent liposuction technique also dramatically reduces bruising following surgery.

Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction

The UAL technique uses a special cannula that vibrates at a high rate of speed and gives off ultrasound energy. As the UAL cannula passes through fat cells, the ultrasonic waves emulsify or liquefy the fat before it is suctioned out. Benefits of ultrasound-assisted liposuction compared to traditional liposuction include less trauma to surrounding tissue and smoother skin.

Our Surgeons Offer Individualized Care

Dr. Elizabeth A. Grasee

Dr. Grasee

A graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Grasee completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. She also did a fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Indiana University Medical Center before moving to the Indianapolis area. 

Dr. Grasee is a recipient of the Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation from the American Medical Women's Association. She is a member of a number of professional associations including the Indianapolis Medical Society, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Debra C. Bergman

Dr. Bergman

Dr. Bergman is excited to put her experience and abilities as a plastic surgeon to work for residents of the Indianapolis area. She graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine before completing her residency in general surgery at Methodist Hospital & Indiana University Hospital.

Her professional affiliations include the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Board of Surgery, and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She is also the proud recipient of the Walther Cancer Institute Award, the Catherine Cox Hoover Award, and the Roy Rheinhardt Memorial Award.

More 5-Star  Liposuction Reviews


kelsey jobug

Carmel, IN

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Dr. Grassee did my tummy tuck and lipo and it has changed my life! She did such a great job and my belly button looks amazing which I was really nervous about. Love love love my body now I can be happy when I look in the mirror!

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Aimee Compton

Carmel, IN

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If you’re looking for a skilled surgeon with an excellent bedside manner, look no further than Dr. Bergman. The level of care she and her team (special shout-out to Trisha) have provided me during and after my extensive procedure is unmatched. Highly recommend!

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Requirements for Liposuction Patients

It is important to keep in mind that liposuction is not a weight-loss treatment. It is intended to eliminate small amounts of excess fat that do not respond to diet or exercise.

You may be a candidate for this type of plastic surgery at our Carmel plastic surgery office, serving the greater Indianapolis area, if you have fat deposits in your:

  • Face
  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Breast/Chest
  • Back
  • Abdomen
  • Hips/Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Calves

Liposuction Procedure What You Can Expect

Patients who choose our Indianapolis-area practice in Carmel, Indiana, will have their procedure performed in an accredited outpatient surgery center or hospital with anesthesia to ensure maximum safety and comfort during the procedure. Local anesthesia may be used for small liposuction cases, however, when liposuction involves a larger area, general anesthesia is usually required. Detailed steps of the procedure include:

Day of Procedure


General or local anesthesia will be administered so you remain comfortable throughout the procedure. Dr. Grasee or Dr. Bergman will begin by making several small incisions in the treatment area. This allows the doctor to precisely access the excess tissue.

Liposuction Procedure

A long, thin, wand-like suction device called a cannula is inserted through the strategically placed incisions. The cannula is gently moved back and forth to loosen fat cells which are then suctioned out. 


Once the procedure is finished, the cannula is removed. In some cases, sutures are used to close the incisions. Our surgeons will provide complete instructions on recovery and wearing compression garments. Compression garments can make a dramatic difference in results by helping your body to adapt to your new streamlined shape.

View Our Patient's Liposuction Results

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Before This patient was frustrated by the stubborn fat deposits that would not respond to diet or exercise.
After liposuction procedure
After With the help of liposuction, we were able to give this patient the slim mid-section she was after.

If Not Now, When?

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If you are close to your goal weight and still troubled by stubborn deposits of fat, isn't it time to put yourself first?

Liposuction offers the finishing touch many patients need when stubborn fat mars an otherwise trim silhouette.

For women, liposuction can create shapely contours at the breasts, waist, hip, and buttocks. Men can get rid of "love handles" that detract from the masculinity of their upper body.

Whether you have liposuction alone or combine it with a tummy tuck or other procedure, our board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Bergman and Dr. Grasee at Carmel Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons can create the smooth contours you are looking for.

Request a consultation so we can go over your goals and create a custom plan that tackles the areas of the body that bother you. Leave a message or call to get answers to your questions.

(317) 581-0001

Special Considerations Following Major Weight Loss

Successfully losing a considerable amount of weight can cause the skin to lose elasticity and hang off your frame, obscuring the results you worked so hard for. Regardless of whether you underwent bariatric surgery or achieved dramatic results with lifestyle changes, massive weight loss can leave you with sagging skin and pockets of fat in various areas such as the arms, thighs, and abdomen.

Liposuction at our Carmel office, serving the greater Indianapolis area, can be useful for fat removal, but it cannot address sagging skin. Generally, liposuction is only recommended after significant weight loss in combination with other body contouring procedures. Surgical options to address sagging skin include abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), arm lifts, breast lifts, and thigh lifts

For certain cases, our doctors can utilize liposuction as part of a fat transfer to adjust the proportions of your figure after major weight loss. 

Liposuction and Fat Transfer A Match Made in Heaven

Are you one of the many people who have stood in front of the mirror mentally visualizing how much better their body would look “if only” they could shift unwanted fat from their hips or thighs to their bust? Or somewhere else?

A two-step procedure combining liposuction with a fat transfer could turn your dreams into reality.

By extracting unwanted fat from one location, it can be purified and put to better use elsewhere, including for breast augmentation, in butt lifts, and in your face, where it can ease crow’s lines around your eyes or restore youthful volume to your profile. Because the fat is taken directly from your own body, there is no risk of rejection.

"Absolutely love my results." More 5-Star Reviews From the Indianapolis Area


Natashia Scheidt

Carmel, IN


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I would highly recommend Carmel Cosmetics. Great experience with office staff, very friendly and accommodating. Dr. Grasee helped me improve my body after 150 lb weightloss with a tummy tuck and breast lift in February 2023 and a breast augmentation in June 2023. I am so very pleased with the care provided and absolutely love my results. I appreciate Dr. Grasee and staff for the excellent care and support. I will be back early next year for an arm lift and I am looking forward to it!

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Carmel, IN


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I never thought in a million years I would choose plastic surgery. If you're asking yourself if the monetary investment is worth it, yes it is, because YOU are worth it! ! I have beautiful results after a panniculectomy, tummy tuck, and breast lift. Dr. Bergman, to artistically (re)shape the human body through impeccable cuts and contouring is amazing to me and I'm extremely thankful that I chose you for the process! Your exquisite craftsmanship has restored my self-esteem. Thank you Dr. Bergman!!

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Committed to Surgical Excellence

At Carmel Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeons, we are dedicated to excellence. We belong to several prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (317) 581-0001.

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