Liposuction Miami is a cosmetic surgery that removes excess fat from some specific areas such as the neck, abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. Also known as liposculpture and lipoplasty, this cosmetic surgery can provide you with lasting results so you can enjoy a slimmer and more proportionate look. Keep in mind that liposuction Miami is not a substitute for weight loss or exercise.
Liposuction (Fat Removal) By Dr. Fisher
Candidates for liposuction
Any healthy patient is a good candidate for liposuction Miami. If you desire a slimmer physique and have good skin elasticity, liposuction may be right for you. Typically, patients looking for a proportionate body contour but have struggled to lose weight with diet and exercise alone can benefit from this procedure.
Some factors go into determining whether you are a good candidate for liposuction. You must be at least 18 years old, in good overall health, physically fit with no more than 20 pounds overweight, and you will need to meet some required health qualifications. You should not have a medical condition that will affect surgery such as infection, diabetes, heart or circulatory problems and some medications must be avoided before surgery.
Patients must have realistic expectations. This is something you are doing for yourself rather than for the expectations of others.
Body fat problem areas treated with Lipo
At Unique Aesthetic Center, we use a variety of liposuction techniques that produce optimal results and a quicker recovery.
During your consultation with one of our surgeons, you can discuss your options and determine which technique best fit your specific needs.
During liposuction, fat is removed with a cannula and a vacuum. The techniques used can vary based on the total fluid injection and how the cannula works. Excess fat removed is re-inserted into different parts of the body, including the buttocks. Various techniques can be used to execute this procedure:
Suction Assisted Lipo (SAL) – This is the standard liposuction technique where a small cannula is inserted through the incision and then attached to a vacuum device. The surgeon then pushes and pulls the tube through the fat layer drawing out the fat cells.
Power Assisted Lipo (PAL) – This procedure features a specialized cannula that’s easier for the surgeon to control, allows more precision and an in-depth fat removal.
Ultrasound Assisted Lipo (UAL) – This category of liposuction uses a special cannula that vibrates within the body. The energy from the cannula liquefies the fat cells, and they are suctioned out. This is an excellent technique to treat the fibrous areas, especially in the upper back. It takes longer, but it’s worthwhile and less risky.
Laser Assisted Liposuction – Laser lipolysis is a minimally invasive procedure that uses heat to melt body fat. The surgeon will insert a tiny cannula with the laser fiber into the incision and targeted fat causing the fat cells to be destroyed and drained away. This procedure also promotes collagen production.
Liposuction recovery can vary widely from patient to patient based on the location of the treated area. For the most part, recovery is relatively easy since most patients go back to work within two days to two weeks after surgery. It’s essential all patients wear a compression garment for two to four weeks, as it will help to speed up recovery. Pain and discomfort can be alleviated with pain medications.
You may resume your regular activities within a week, although some cases may require longer than that. The patient will see the full effects of the procedure after 1-6 months. Swelling may persist for several weeks or months, but it will eventually subside.
The average cost of liposuction at Unique Aesthetic Center is around $2,500 up to $7,000 per area treated. The price varies based on the surgeon’s skill, type of anesthesia used, amount of fat removed and complexity of the procedure.
Liposuction procedure key Faqs
How long does liposuction take?
Liposuction usually takes an average of 40 minutes to 1 hour for each targeted area.
What type of anesthesia is used?
Liposuction can be performed under local anesthesia, general anesthesia, or both. Laser liposuction, for example, is non-invasive so it will only require local anesthesia. Traditional liposuction will require general anesthesia to control pain and makes it easier to remove large amounts of fat.
Can liposuction eliminate cellulite?
While liposuction can reshape and contour your body, it may not change the appearance of cellulite. In other words, liposuction is not a treatment for removing cellulite, especially for those patients with large deposits of fat.
What results can I expect?
The fat removed in each session is usually 4-5 pounds max. You will not notice a drastic change in your body just a more contoured look. Liposuction provides the best results to patients close to their ideal weight who are struggling with fat deposits difficult to get rid of with diet and exercising alone.
What happens if you gain weight after liposuction?
Some patients are afraid that if they gain weight, they will develop some deformity. But that is not true. If you gain weight, you will look heavier just as you would without liposuction. A lot of research proves that the improvement from liposuction can last even after natural weight gain since treated areas have less fat cells and may have a lower enlargement rate, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Is liposuction safe?
As with any other plastic surgery, liposuction involves some side effects such as soreness, numbness, bruising, and swelling. This procedure also carries some risks, which are less common when lipo is performed by an experienced surgeon.
Bleeding and adverse reactions to anesthesia or meds.
Skin and tissue damage, which is not very common with experienced surgeons.
Skin necrosis is very rare but possible. That is when the lack of circulation causes the skin to die.
Thermal burn from the ultrasound-assisted technique.
Thromboembolism – Lipo carries a low risk for blood clots, but it is possible.
Asymmetry or contour irregularities when excess fat is removed in one particular area.
Damage to other deeper structures such as abdominal organs, blood vessels, nerves, and muscles.
Poor wound healing and infection.
Persistent swelling and fluid accumulation when too much saline solution with lidocaine is injected into the body during tumescent liposuction.
Can you combine liposuction with another procedure?
Liposuction is commonly performed in conjunction with other procedures to achieve the desired outcome. Some procedures commonly combined with liposuction include breast lift, tummy tuck, and BBL.
Should I undergo liposuction before or after pregnancy?
The primary goal of liposuction is to remove unwanted fat in the desired areas. Liposuction will not tighten the abdominal muscles; therefore, it can be performed before or after pregnancy. Once you give birth, you will have excess skin in the abdomen, which can be removed with a tummy tuck. Some women opt for a Mommy Makeover as it can improve multiple body areas affected by pregnancy.