Many people find it challenging to lose weight in problem areas, such as the stomach, hips, buttocks, inner, and outer thighs. Often, even a consistent diet and exercise routine isn’t enough to reshape the body and create a more balanced figure. Liposuction is one of the most popular ways to remove excess fat and contour the body. Sometimes referred to as “lipo,” liposuction is used to target specific fat deposits and create a more flattering figure.
At The South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, our Board Certified Doctors offer a high level of expertise and specialized liposuction techniques for both men and women. And, we work with every patient to develop a surgery plan that leaves them with the best possible result. Liposuction is one of our most popular procedures. It’s an excellent option for adults of all ages with excessive fat deposits, and even those with very loose skin.
Liposuction can alter the shape of the body and help you achieve a more proportional figure by sculpting areas of the body that even exercise and diet don’t seem to impact.
The cost of liposuction varies, depending on the size of the area being treated, as well as the amount of fat that is removed. At The South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, we offer liposuction starting at $1,999, not including anesthesia or surgeon fees.
The South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery is committed to helping our patients find the most convenient payment method for their liposuction procedure. We work with three third-party financing companies to offer flexible payment plans with instant approval based upon your credit score. And, through our network of experienced physicians and vendors, and our agreements with competitive lenders, we’re confident that we can find a payment option that suits your lifestyle.
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During your initial visit for your liposuction consultation in our Fort Lauderdale plastic surgery center, expect to provide your complete medical history, including all your medications, allergies, and previous surgeries. You’ll also undergo an extensive physical exam and blood tests before your surgeon takes photographs to aid in planning and performing your liposuction procedure. Finally, you’ll receive important instructions to prepare for treatment, including cautions about taking certain medications or drinking alcohol, and protocols for shaving and using antibacterial soap.
To start your liposuction procedure, your surgeon will inject a large amount of saline solution mixed with anesthetic deep into the tissues surrounding the fat to be removed. Then, they will use a small vacuum inserted into a tiny incision at the treatment area (or areas) to remove the excess fat by suction. Once the liposuction procedure is complete, your surgeon will suture the skin at the incision points back together and apply a bandage or surgical garment to help re-drape the skin and contain swelling.
Because the fluid injected in the treatment area will contain a local anesthetic, liposuction patients often experience a more comfortable recovery process, with numbing effects that can last as many as three days into recovery. Your complete and speedy recovery after tumescent liposuction requires that several specific steps be followed, including procedures for bandage care, bathing, driving, deep breathing exercises, dietary adjustments, and mild exercise.
Your stitches will be painlessly removed in just five to seven days after your liposuction surgery. Then, a unique support garment will continue shaping your body for the next one to three weeks. Although you will see a reduction in your fatty bulges immediately following tumescent liposuction, it will take two to four months for swelling to disappear and reveal your new body ultimately. For most of our patients, liposuction scars are only one to two millimeters in length and barely visible.
We use a tumescent technique for liposuction, which is more precise, involves less blood loss, facilitates the removal of more fat, and shortens patient convalescence time. To start, we use small incisions to insert a tiny vacuum that removes fat cells. After the fat is removed, your surgeon will stitch (suture) the treated areas and apply a bandage or garment to help re-drape the skin and contain swelling.
Your initial visit with your surgeon will help you prepare for your procedure and get an idea of what to expect during your liposuction recovery. Your surgeon will also perform a complete physical examination, take blood tests, and take photos of your treatment area during the consultation. Photographs are beneficial aids when planning and performing your liposculpture. They become a permanent part of your patient record and are taken both before and several months after your liposuction procedure.
Liposuction takes between two and four hours, depending on how many areas are treated and the total volume of fat being removed.
Yes. Liposuction does not require a major recovery process. However, it is necessary that you have someone to pick you up after the procedure, take you home, and stay with you for at least 24 hours.
Most of our liposuction patients return to work and everyday activities within a week, depending on the extent of the areas treated.
No. Liposuction only removes deposited fat.
Liposuction removes fat cells, and new fat cells cannot be produced. You can, however, gain weight in your body’s remaining fat cells. But, you will gain that new fat evenly over your entire body rather than suffering another excessive buildup of fat in your problem areas. Still, about five percent of South Florida Center patients will choose to have a secondary, “touchup” liposculpture after about six months.
General anesthesia is used for all surgical procedures at the South Florida Center and is always performed by a professional M.D. Anesthesiologist.
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