Liposuction in West Palm Beach and Jupiter, FL
Even though many live a healthy lifestyle and workout consistently, there are certain areas of the body that will not trim down. If you are experiencing these “trouble spots,” liposuction may be the answer you are looking for. Some of the most troublesome and unwanted areas of fat make up love handles, saddlebags, and even the dreaded double chin. Our patients in West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Wellington, and nearby areas who have undergone liposuction have walked away with more self-esteem and an overall healthier lifestyle.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction, or lipoplasty, is the process of excess fat deposit removal using a cannula. This is often performed as a body shaping procedure for those who have fat pockets that did not respond to diet and exercise. During this fat reduction surgery, tumescent liposuction is used to remove subcutaneous fat for an improved body contour. This surgical procedure is not intended to remove excess skin or to be used as an obesity treatment.
What are the Benefits of Liposuction?
- Liposuction is a body sculpting procedure that fixes what diet and exercise couldn’t
- Fat cells are removed from trouble areas permanently
- The result is a sleeker appearance from the removal of stubborn fat
- There are some liposuction techniques that provide minimally invasive liposuction
- Stubborn belly fat can be eliminated with abdominal liposuction
Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
The best way to know if you are a good candidate for lipo is to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon. The factors that we typically take into account when working with a patient are their body mass index (BMI) and if the patient, in general, has a healthy figure and lifestyle. This is important because the longevity of the results for liposuction candidates is someone who is able to maintain their weight healthily. Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach understands that some patients prefer to be treated by a doctor of their same gender, and our team of male and female plastic surgeons is happy to accommodate you so that you feel at ease during treatment.
How Long is Recovery from Liposuction?
Length of liposuction recovery depends on how large of a treatment area is being worked on. The size of the treatment area affects how much fluid will need to be drained. Your doctor may decide to place drains to help this process along for the first few days. You may also be instructed to wear a liposuction compression garment to help with healing and your comfort. This prescribed garment will make you feel more secure and help with drainage. In general, patients can typically return to work in few days after the procedure, as long as their job does not put much strain on their body. After two weeks, it’s important to make sure that you are moving and encouraging circulation in the body for proper healing. It is important that you wait a minimum of six weeks until returning to strenuous activity.
How Can Liposuction Support My Healthy Lifestyle?
Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach has highly trained plastic surgeons, and our approach to liposuction is with precision and an artistic touch. Liposuction is used to reshape areas of the body by suctioning out excess, localized pockets of fat. The fat is suctioned out using a very thin stainless steel tube (cannula) which is assisted by a powerful vacuum. The desired results will allow you to finally fit into your favorite pair of jeans! The most common areas our liposuction patients choose to have liposuction performed on are:
- Back rolls
- Buttocks – banana rolls
How Long Will My Results Last?
Liposuction results are technically permanent. However, the results are contingent on the patient’s ability to maintain their weight and live a healthy lifestyle. Weight gain, childbirth, and general aging can have an effect on the results. This is because once the fat cells are taken from one area, if you gain weight the body has to find a new place to store fat, which might be somewhat unpredictable. For best results, keep your weight stable and you will not have trouble with reversing your results.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
To determine the cost of your liposuction procedure, we invite you to schedule a private consultation at our practice. During your consultation, we will assess your cosmetic goals in order to pursue a treatment plan that matches your unique needs. Then, we will be able to provide you with a clear breakdown of the costs associated with your treatment. At Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach, we offer a wide array of monthly payment options to help you reach your individual wellness, beauty, and performance goals. We accept major credit cards, and our financing plans include CareCredit® and Alphaeon® Credit.
Additional FAQs About Liposuction
Which Method of Liposuction is Best For Me?
During your consultation, one of our doctors at Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach will work with you to find out what technique will best suit your needs.
Can Liposuction Treat Obesity?
Liposuction or other types of body reshaping are not intended to aid in drastic weight loss. Liposuction is intended to remove fat from fatty areas that have not responded to traditional fat elimination methods.
What Can I Expect From Liposuction Surgery?
In addition to losing weight in targeted areas, liposuction surgery will sculpt the body where other methods have failed. There will be some downtime associated with the procedure, but every patient and procedure are unique, and your doctor will discuss all of the preparation and recovery instructions with you prior to your surgery. On the day of surgery, you should plan to have someone pick you up from the hospital and help you get settled at home. Resting during the first few days post-procedure will be necessary during the most sensitive period of recovery.
Does Liposuction Hurt?
In most cases, patients are put under sedation, which prevents patients from feeling any pain during the procedure. After the procedure, you may have some tenderness and soreness in the areas that you had worked on, but this can often be improved by wearing elastic compression garments.
Does Liposuction Leave Scars?
Depending on the contouring technique used, this will affect the size of the cannula. However, cannulas are quite small and only leave small incisions that will fade over time with proper care and protection from the sun.
What is a Liposuction Cannula?
A liposuction cannula is an instrument used during the procedure to remove unwanted fat using a suctioning motion or technique. Your doctor will insert this into the fatty areas of the body to loosen and remove fat.
What is the Difference Between Liposuction and Liposculpture?
Both liposuction and liposculpture are used to augment the body shape but in different ways. Liposuction eliminates localized fat deposits for the purpose of body enhancement. Liposculpture is a contouring procedure that focuses more on sculpting around the body structures and muscles for a more defined look.
How is Liposuction Different from a Tummy Tuck?
While both procedures result in a slim physique, liposuction is intended to aid in body fat removal and a tummy tuck is more catered towards skin removal.
No Matter How Much I Exercise, My Muscles Still Lack Definition. Does Liposuction Provide More Muscle Definition?
Fat accumulation can happen in areas that could be well developed underneath. This is especially true for the abdominal area where stubborn layers of fat tend to collect.
Scheduling Your Consultation
Once you decide on liposuction, we will evaluate your overall health and assess the areas of fat you are looking to remove. We will discuss the different body contouring methods that will help accomplish your results. It is important to be close to your body weight to be an ideal candidate for liposuction. We will go over what to expect during liposuction recovery and also the cost of liposuction.
We look forward to meeting with you and discussing your body contouring goals. Our skilled staff of male and female plastic surgeons will safely and accurately produce the results you are looking to achieve. If you are residing in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Palm Springs or Lake Worth, please contact us for more detail or to schedule your consultation.