Liposuction is a very popular procedure that is regarded as both effective and safe. The treatment is designed to eliminate stubborn fatty deposits via a suction tool that removes fat cells in the problem areas. Liposuction at our practice is ideal for eliminating genetically predisposed areas of fatty tissue.
Candidates for Liposuction
The best candidates for liposuction at our practice are patients with a healthy diet and consistent exercise regimen who have localized areas of stubborn fatty deposits.
After delivering a local or general anesthetic, the surgeon makes several small incisions near the problem areas on the body. The incisions are generally small enough that scarring isn’t a problem. The surgeon then places a thin, round suctioning device called a cannula through the incision to remove fat cells.
Tumescent liposuction is a surgical technique that involves the injection of a large amount of fluid into targeted areas of fatty tissue prior to the removal of fat cells. The injections consist of a solution made from a mixture of saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that helps numb the area and epinephrine is a solution that constricts capillaries and helps to reduce blood loss during the liposuction procedure. The tumescent method may produce less post-operative discomfort than traditional liposuction.
If you are interested in tumescent liposuction can contact our practice to schedule a consultation.
Recovery times for liposuction can vary, depending on the location and extent of the fat removal and the liposuction method used. Dr. Salzhauer will discuss recovery in great detail during the initial surgical consultation.
If you are interested in liposuction, contact The Real Dr. Miami. We would be happy to show you more liposuction before and after pictures or answer any questions you might have.