best doctor in miami for liposuction
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction also known as Lipoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure used to remove unwanted fat from specific areas of the body. This procedure reshapes the body’s silhouette. It is not an alternative to weight loss. Our doctors are specialists in the latest techniques including Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuctioning (UAL).
Am I An Appropriate Candidate For Liposuction?
The best liposuction candidates are those who have pockets of fat that aren’t eliminated with diet and exercise, are in good physical and emotional health and are within a normal weight range. At your consultation, your doctor will stress that liposuction is not to be used as a method to lose weight. In addition, your surgeon will explain in detail what the actual procedure will encompass. The goal is to ensure your complete comfort and confidence in our highly trained staff.
- You have localized fat unresponsive to diet and exercise.
- You are of normal weight.
- You are in good physical and emotional health.
- You have firm, elastic skin.
- You have realistic expectations.
About Liposuction In Miami
Many men and women are troubled by persistent belly fat. If this has led you to consider liposuction, Florida based Miami Plastic Surgery® would like to offer some advice before beginning the process.
Lipo is used to remove localized fat collections from patients at an average weight, with healthy, elastic skin. For individuals that maintain a reasonable diet and exercise frequently but find that they still cannot get rid of fat in their midsection, liposuction from Florida based Miami Plastic Surgery® may be an option.
If, however, you suffer from obesity, cellulite, or loose sagging skin, liposuction would likely not help you. For obesity or cellulite problems, consult your doctor about exercise and other treatment options. For loose or sagging skin, a Miami tummy tuck may be an option.
- Liposuction is an outpatient procedure.
- Your surgeon may suggest intravenous sedation for anesthesia.
- There are various techniques for liposuction. Your surgeon will recommend which is best for you.
- Suction-assisted liposuction is the traditional method. A cannula is inserted through a small incision made through the skin. Fat is removed by vacuum pressure.
- Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) is a liposuction technique which uses ultrasound waves to break up and liquefy fat cells. The fat is then suctioned out.
- UAL is used where denser fat is present, or when larger volumes are removed.
Patient Financing options are available at Miami Plastic Surgery® and can be discussed in more detail during your consultation.
What Can I Expect During A Liposuction Consultation?
During your initial consultation, you will meet with the plastic surgeon and staff. Your previous surgeries, your medical history, medications you are presently taking, and your overall physical and emotional health will be reviewed. Your skin quality will also be evaluated. Photographs may be taken for your medical record. Your surgeon will determine what you benefit from most and whether or not additional procedures will be necessary for you to achieve your desired results. Recovery time, risks and limitations associated with surgery will be also be discussed. The doctor’s patient coordinator will review surgical costs and scheduling with you.
What Can I Expect During My Liposuction Recovery?
Full recovery from your liposuction procedure may take about six weeks. Your doctor may advise you to reserve the first 72 hours to rest, with a little walking around the house several times a day. No heavy lifting or engaging in activities that increase your heart rate. You'll wear a compression garment at that time to help soothe tenderness, reduce swelling, and inhibit fluid buildup in the surgical site. For this initial recovery period, you may need to take prescription pain medication to remain optimally comfortable.
Near the end of your first week of recovery, you should be much more mobile and comfortable. However, bruising and swelling will still be present, and you may still need to take special care of your incision sites. It remains important to be mindful of your activity level, even one to two weeks after your procedure.
About three to four weeks after liposuction, you may feel back to your normal self. Your swelling, soreness, and tenderness should be nearly gone, and you can begin to increase your physical activity a little at a time. You may be given full clearance for all of your normal activities around six weeks post-op.
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Why Choose Miami Plastic Surgery®
The surgeons at Miami Plastic Surgery® will make sure you get the best treatment for your aesthetic and personal goals. Patient financing options are available. It can be discussed in more detail during your consultation at Miami Plastic Surgery®.
If you are considering liposuction in Miami, FL with the board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Polo at Miami Plastic Surgery®, call 305.595.2969 or fill out the form on this page to book a consultation.