LIPOSUCTION

If you have almost reached your ideal body weight but continue to demonstrate areas of residual stubborn fat, liposuction (lipo, lipoplasty) may be the procedure for you. Lipoplasty is a safe and effective body contouring method frequently performed at Strax Aesthetics in Lauderhill, Florida, near Miami.

Lipoplasty Methods include:

Traditional lipoplasty: is a procedure performed utilzing intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. This form of lipo is ideal for correcting larger body areas by removing vast fat masses in the buttocks, abdomen, and back. The conventional lipo method may also be used to address non-cancerous fatty tumors (lipomas) and gynecomastia (overdeveloped breast tissue in males).

Power-assisted liposuction (PAL): This method can result in a smaller incision. A mechanical cannula (hollow tube) that vibrates is used; therefore, less physical effort on the part of the surgeon is required to break up the fibrous tissues within the body; as such, this procedure can be completed quicker than a traditional lipoplasty. PAL does not use heat, and it can target fat in dense areas without causing damage to surrounding tissue. Compared to the conventional lipoplasty method, the recovery period tends to be shorter and more comfortable when power-assisted lipo is performed. The decrease in force reduces the recovery time and the amount of bruising the patient experiences.

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Tickle Liposuction (a Type of PAL): this procedure is ideal for those who want to eliminate excess fat without the extended recovery time frequently seen with traditional lipoplasty methods. Tickle lipo can provide the same results achieved with other lipo methods; however, it can be performed using only local anesthesia, which means that this method costs less. Using specialized techniques and revolutionary equipment, the surgeons at Strax Aesthetics perform Tickle lipoplasty utilizes a nutational whirling dual movement of rotation and vibration to remove fat more effectively while leaving other tissues untouched. During this procedure, the targeted fat is emulsified at the same time it is removed; therefore, the procedure time is shortened. The cosmetic surgeons at Strax Aesthetics in Lauderhill, Florida, near Miami, are specialized in the Tickle lipo technique. This innovative technique allows them to provide patients with a pain-free way to attain beautiful, precise body contours. With this method, patients experience less bruising, swelling and discomfort as they recover.

What Issues Can a Liposuction Procedure Address?

With liposuction, an experienced surgeon can slim and reshape an individual’s body by removing areas of localized fat. This procedure can be used for larger and smaller areas. A thin cannula is inserted beneath the skin through a tiny incision, and suction is then used to remove the fat. During a lipoplasty procedure, patients lose fluids; therefore, they receive intravenous fluids to replace the fluids being lost. At Strax Aesthetics, near Miami, qualified professionals monitor patients during their procedures to ensure their safety.

Resistant fat is frequently removed from the:

  • Back.
  • Chest.
  • Waist.
  • Abdomen.
  • Buttocks.
  • Thighs (inner and outer).
  • Inner knees.
  • Upper arms.
  • Hips.
  • Cheeks.
  • Chin.
  • Neck.

Benefits of Liposuction

Most patients benefit physically and mentally from lipo. The removal of stubborn pockets of fat can be very freeing for those who have been working towards eliminating this fat for some time. With lipoplasty, your surgeon can safely remove fat, sculpting these parts of your body that are resisting diet and exercise.

Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction at Strax Aesthetics, Near Miami?

Individuals interested in having lipo should have realistic expectations and understand that this procedure is ideal for removing excess fat to contour the body, but not as a tool for weight loss. A good candidate has a positive outlook and a specific idea of the results he or she would like to attain from a lipoplasty procedure.

Liposuction is performed safely on teens, men, and women (ages 15 to 78). Good skin elasticity is vital for optimal results. If you have good muscle tone and skin elasticity, you can expect your skin to mold nicely to your new shape. On the other hand, if your skin lacked elasticity prior to your lipoplasty procedure, you may have areas with loose skin. This possibility will be discussed with you before your procedure. Your surgeon will recommend ways to improve your skin before your lipoplasty.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Liposuction is not for obesity, and it’s a misconception that liposuction is a weight-loss treatment. Rather, it’s a fat reduction and reshaping procedure. The amount of fat you can have removed depends on many factors, including the surgeon’s assessment of your health and body goals. That said, even if you are over-weight, liposuction will help remove several pounds and in such a way to enhance your figure.

Your surgeon will provide instructions for the days prior to liposuction. Be sure to ask a trusted friend or family member to drive you to and from the surgical center and to help assist with postsurgical care. Blood thinning medication, such as aspirin should be stopped before the procedure. When using general anesthesia, blood work is done ahead of time to ensure you are good candidate for anesthesia. On the surgery day, no food or drink should be consumed for about 6 hours prior to the surgery appointment time.

The patient can usually return to work within a few days and resume normal exercise activities within 4 weeks, or less. You will likely be asked to wear a surgical compression garment for 4-6 weeks and this will be put on you immediately after your liposuction procedure. Recovery and postsurgical care may vary, depending on the area(s) treated and the amount of fat removed. Follow your surgeon’s aftercare instructions to minimize pain and to promote healing. Rest, hydration, and not smoking will help with healing time and to prevent complications.

There will be a degree of swelling, bruising, and tenderness in the area of the procedure. The surgical team will offer some options on pain relief after surgery

In our practice, we usually perform the procedure under general anesthesia, as we feel that we can be more thorough with the patient asleep. When general anesthesia is employed, then patients usually require one to three hours of post-anesthesia observation before being discharged home. Most patients can return to a desk-type job with two days after tumescent liposuction. Because of the significant decrease in swelling, inflammation and pain after tumescent liposuction, patients are able to return to normal physical activities very soon after tumescent liposuction.

When liposuction is done totally by local anesthesia, patients can usually depart from the surgical facility within 30 minutes of the completion of surgery. When general anesthesia is employed, then patients usually require one to three hours of post-anesthesia observation before being discharged home. Most patients can return to a desk-type job with two days after tumescent liposuction. Because of the significant decrease in swelling, inflammation and pain after tumescent liposuction, patients are able to return to normal physical activities very soon after tumescent liposuction.


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