About Us

The Liposuction Center offers safe and gentle power-assisted liposuction using the Salus Gradus protocol. We emphasize patient safety and a good cosmetic result over speed or physician convenience. Our physician is Dr. Dingane Baruti MD, a 21-year US Army veteran and former Battalion Surgeon in Iraq in 2005-06.

Dingane Baruti MD

Dingane Baruti MD is a retired Major in the US Army. He has a total of 21 years of military service, with 14 years as a physician. Dr. Baruti is a native of California and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of California at Davis in 1998. Driven by his deep commitment to serve his country, Dr. Baruti accepted a commission into the US Army as a 2nd Lieutenant whose duty was to complete 4 years of medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Specifically trained in battlefield trauma medicine, deep sea medicine, chemical and biological warfare medicine, Dr. Baruti was then promoted to Captain and then completed a 3-year residency in Family Medicine at Martin Army Community Hospital in 2005. During his residency, Dr. Baruti was most comfortable performing surgical procedures. He made design improvements on surgical instruments to improve the diagnosis of cervical cancer, which led to serval US utility patents.

After completing his residency, Dr. Baruti immediately sent to war in Balad, Iraq where he led a team of 33 medical personnel as Battalion Surgeon and managed high velocity gunshot wounds, explosive injuries. Dr. Baruti received his certification in Conscious Sedation from Evans Army Community Hospital in 2015. He continued to work with Otolaryngologists, General Surgeons, Dermatologists to better manage battlefield injuries of our Soldiers deployed in active war zones.

After his honorable discharge from the US Army, Dr. Baruti continued to use his unusual set of surgical skills to offer surgical treatment for patients in Atlanta-based urgent care clinics. He became medical director of Piedmont Immediate Care with the specific task of opening more urgent care clinic that could offer surgical procedures not requiring general anesthesia. Dr. Baruti expanded his medical directorship to South Central Primary Care in South Georgia, adding office-based surgical care and clinical oversight to 7 outpatient clinics.

Dr. Baruti continued to hone his outpatient surgical skills and opened his own brand of surgically-oriented urgent care clinic, Get Well Urgent Care. Over the next 5 years, Dr. Baruti performed vasectomies and began using Tumescent anesthesia to surgically remove keloids with patients traveling from every Southeastern state for surgery. Dr. Baruti also used the tumescent anesthesia technique to perform C-section scar revisions, abdominoplasty keloid scar revisions and reduction mammoplasty scar revisions.

Dr. Baruti became proficient in Tumescent Liposuction after being trained by the world famous, Dr. Jeffery Klein, MD, the inventor of the tumescent liposuction surgical technique in 1985. Dr. Klein’s tumescent liposuction technique is still considered the optimal technique in terms of patient safety and excellent cosmetic results. After sitting under the tutelage of Dr. Jeffery Klein and absorbing his safe approach to liposuction, Dr. Baruti coined the term “Salus Gradus” method for liposuction.