Liposuction is a popular surgical procedure that is used to remove unwanted pockets of fat as quickly and safely possible. This treatment has helped thousands of patients look and feel years younger. Instead of struggling with fad diets and unusual exercise programs, our skilled plastic surgeon and dedicated team can help you achieve the body of your dreams in as little as a few weeks. If you are tired of stubborn body fat, then you might be an excellent liposuction candidate.
Losing Stubborn Body Fat
The process of losing weight is not always as straightforward as many people believe. Those who burn more calories than they consume will eventually lose weight, but you can’t target specific areas of the body. Countless studies have shown us that targeted weight loss and “spot reduction” programs aren’t effective. While doing crunches and strengthening your core will burn calories, it won’t target stubborn abdominal fat. Many people must stick to a strict diet for years before those pockets of fat begin to disappear.
Surgical procedures such as liposuction allow us to remove very distinct pockets of fat that can’t be removed with exercise alone. Instead of waiting for months to see results, you will be able to enjoy your trimmed and toned appearance soon after the procedure has been completed. Liposuction can also be combined with other cosmetic treatments such as a fat transfer for even better results.
The Technology Behind Liposuction
The first liposuction procedure was carried out in the 1920s, but this technology wasn’t offered to the general public until the 1970s. Even though the tools have evolved over the years, the process of removing fat remains relatively unchanged. Our surgeon offers traditional, laser and ultrasound-guided liposuction, each of which with their own benefits. During your consultation, Dr. Scott will help you decide which method is right for you.
What Can I Expect?
One of the reasons why so many people never even consider liposuction is because they are scared that it will be uncomfortable. The cosmetic industry is more advanced than ever, and our team uses state-of-the-art tools and products to keep our patients as comfortable as possible. That includes anesthetics that completely numb the area and stop all nerve impulses. Those who are undergoing more comprehensive procedures might also benefit from a general anesthetic that puts them completely to sleep.
Your Slim and Toned Body
Within just a few days of your procedure, your swelling will go down. Most of our patients experience a short and relatively comfortable recovery. After a few days, the vast majority of patients are able to return to work or school. Because the fat is physically removed from your body, you can maintain the wonderful results for the rest of your life as long as you don’t gain additional weight.
The Plastic Surgery Center is conveniently located in Sarasota and Bradenton and is pleased to serve the area with personalized cosmetic procedures tailored to each patient’s needs. Contact us today to find out if liposuction is right for you.