If regular diet and exercise aren’t doing enough to rid yourself of the stubborn fat of aging or after pregnancy, liposuction may help. Liposuction reshapes your body by removing the excess fat around the stomach and thighs in a safe, effective treatment.
Liposuction is frequently performed in combination with other plastic surgery procedures to achieve optimal results and isn’t relegated to just your midsection. It is also useful for removing the fat around the:
- Male chest
- And love handle areas
Dr. Scott can also take the fat from these problem areas and repurpose them for use on the face for a facial fat transfer. The best candidates are at or near their ideal body weight, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and have realistic expectations. This procedure is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for diet and fitness.
Dr. Scott talks about indications for liposuction surgery and the benefits it provides.*
There are three standard methods for liposuction: traditional, laser and ultrasound guided. Each of these methods works by themselves, or in conjunction with one another. Certain methods are also better for specific parts of the body. Talk with a member of our medical team to determine which method or methods are right for you.
The traditional method utilizes a surgical vacuum or syringe to suction fat out of the body. Laser involves a thin laser fiber which delivers low-energy waves to liquefy the excess fat, which is then safely absorbed into the body. Ultrasound-assisted dissolves the unwanted fat using high-tech, ultrasonic waves.
The procedure will begin with Dr. Scott marking the areas of treatment while you’re still standing up; this prevents the skin distortion that occurs while you’re lying down. Once the areas of treatment are mapped out, you will receive the appropriate anesthesia for your procedure. Your treatment will then begin by your chosen liposuction method. The length of time for the procedure will vary depending on the number of areas being treated, and what kind of liposuction is being used.
Dr. Scott discusses the recovery period and aftercare for a liposuction procedure.*
Following your procedure, it is crucial to drink plenty of fluids during the first few days. We will provide you with compression garments which should be worn over the treated areas for approximately 4 to 6 weeks. Depending on your level of discomfort, physical activity may be resumed within two days of your procedure. You will notice an immediate improvement in the treated areas after the procedure, and final results typically occur within three months.
When it comes to getting rid of excess fat on your body, there are few procedures more widely done, or trusted, as liposuction. If you have any further questions or would like to try liposuction yourself, call our Sarasota offices for a consultation.