Shu Cosmetic Surgery of Twin Cities Now Offers Total Body Liposuction

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Total Body Lipo is a liposuction program performed extensively across the body focusing on fat-deposited areas. Shu Cosmetic Surgery uses cutting edge liposuction technologies to transform the whole body in one week in its ambulatory surgical facility.

Total Body Lipo

Liposuction Before and After

You can transform your entire body in just one week through our Total Body Lipo program.

Shu Cosmetic Surgery of Twin Cities is now offering Total Body Lipo - liposuction performed extensively across the body focusing on fat-deposited areas. New liposuction technologies have improved efficiency, patient safety, and reduce recovery time; this makes total body liposuction possible in the ambulatory surgical facility.

Rationale for the Total Body Lipo process is to improve patient safety by avoiding Lidocaine toxicity. The liposuction is performed under the tumescent anesthesia with diluted Lidocaine. By spreading the procedures out, the total amount of Lidocaine can be reduced in each liposuction procedure. It also improves liposuction experience because, by spreading the procedures out, the surgeon can use more tumescent fluid in the sensitive areas without maximizing the dose of Lidocaine. It helps control pain, maximize fat removal, and facilitate recovery.

“It depends on the body size and amount of fat deposits; Total Body Lipo may need 1-3 sessions, spaced 3-7 days apart. We often group the abdomen, lower back, and hip together in the first lip, and group the neck, upper arm, inner thigh, knee and other areas in the second lipo. Your body can be transformed in a week!” says Dr. Steven Shu , medical director of Shu Cosmetic Surgery. “Our lipo technologies and techniques are much safer and more precise than crude fat extraction from the past.”

Shu Cosmetic Surgery is among the most comprehensive cosmetic treatment centers for advanced liposuction in Minnesota, offering three advanced liposuction technologies: Vaser liposuction, laser liposuction and AquaShape liposuction – giving you the most options and targeted results. Dr. Shu started offering Vaser liposuction in 2009; it quickly became his favorite liposuction technology. The Vaser lipo system uses focused ultrasound energy to selectively get rid of fat cells without affecting much of the surrounding veins, nerves, and tissue. This results in faster healing and less downtime. It also helps to tighten skin.

The Total Body Lipo can be performed effectively and efficiently under intravenous or oral sedation and local tumescent anesthesia; it usually takes 2 hours to finish the liposuction in each session. Total body liposuction typically costs 20-40% less than having sessions done individually.

About Dr. Shu and Shu Cosmetic Surgery

Steven Shu, MD, MBA, is a board certified laser surgeon and an expert in office cosmetic surgeries in Minnesota. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and has adopted many advanced liposuction techniques to achieve ideal results with more efficiency and safety. Shu Cosmetic Surgery offers a full line of cosmetic surgery services. All cosmetic procedures are performed in the accredited private surgical center in Edina, Minnesota. For more information on Shu Cosmetic Surgery, please visit the center's website at or

Contact: Steven Shu, MD, MBA
Email: cosmetic(at)shuMD(dot)com
Phone #: 952-922-9999

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