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Liposuction

Liposuction in Sarasota

Stubborn fat is a common problem. As we age, fat deposits often develop in areas like the hips, waist, thighs and abdomen. These isolated areas of fat can be challenging to shape and tone, even with diet and exercise. Stubborn fat can occur even when patients are at a healthy weight. 

People who struggle with isolated areas of hard-to-lose fat may benefit from liposuction. This treatment allows us to target fat removal and enhance your silhouette. Liposuction is a sought-after treatment among men and women throughout Sarasota, FL. 

Contact Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center to learn more about your options for body contouring. 

Liposuction in Sarasota, FL

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure to shape the body by removing excess fat from targeted areas through a small tube attached to a suction device. Liposuction can enhance your body’s silhouette and is a lasting, targeted solution for problem areas and trouble spots. 

Liposuction is not a weight-loss treatment. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends removing no more than 10 pounds of fat during liposuction. Removing more than this quantity increases the likelihood of complications. We suggest patients be at or near their target weight before scheduling liposuction. 

Liposuction does not tighten skin, so the best candidates have taut, elastic skin. Patients with skin laxity or sagging may benefit from surgical skin tightening and removal through a procedure like a tummy tuck or butt lift

Liposuction Techniques Available at Sarasota Plastic Surgery

There are many different liposuction methods. Our team of skilled plastic surgeons has experience using each of these approaches for body shaping and contouring. Your surgeon can recommend the best liposuction technique for your desired results.

Which version is right for you?

Tumescent


Tumescent liposuction, also called the “super-wet” approach, is a suction-assisted liposuction technique that uses a saline/lidocaine/epinephrine solution and a power-aided motor to assist the liposuction process. Surgeons can use this versatile technique to remove a few ounces of fat or several pounds quickly and with minimal blood loss. 

Ultrasound-assisted


Ultrasound-assisted liposuction, or an ultrasonic approach, works well on denser areas of fat, like the thighs and stomach. It is especially popular with men who want to increase the appearance of muscle definition. Ultrasonic waves help melt and liquefy fat, which a surgeon will remove with a cannula and suction. 

Laser-assisted


Laser-assisted liposuction uses laser technology to liquefy and loosen fat. Many patients are familiar with the brand-names for popular LAL machines including SmartLipo, LipoLite, and ProLipo PLUS.

Each technique has unique benefits and optimal situations for usage. Our surgeons train regularly on each of these methods to ensure each patient can achieve their best liposuction results. 

The Liposuction Procedure

Liposuction takes place at our world-class surgical facility, located on the top floor of Sarasota Plastic Surgery. We designed our surgical center ourselves and outfitted it with the latest safety equipment. Our patients enjoy our comfortable surgical facility and careful monitoring throughout the surgical experience. 

Liposuction occurs while you are under general anesthesia. The procedure takes about 30 minutes for each area treated.

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At Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center, our team of highly qualified surgeons is ready to leverage over 60 years of combined experience to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Our state-of-the-art facility, innovative technology, and distinguished plastic surgeons set the gold standard for non-invasive and surgical procedures. Are you ready to make your vision a reality by partnering with Sarasota’s best plastic surgeons? Schedule your consultation today!

Recovery After Liposuction

After liposuction, you’ll need to wear compression to hold the healing tissues in place as your body adjusts to its new shape. Bruising and swelling typically subside after a week. Full liposuction results take time and will take several months to appear. 

Our surgeons will monitor your healing throughout the recovery process. Our team is available if you have questions or concerns. 

Before and after Liposuction

Learn More About Liposuction at Sarasota Plastic Surgery

Sarasota Plastic Surgery is one of the most experienced plastic surgery practices in the area. Our surgeons have more than 60 years of combined experience. We built our practice from the ground up to provide patients with a superior plastic surgery experience. If you’re considering liposuction in Sarasota, FL, come see us to explore your options. 

Contact Sarasota Plastic Surgery Center by calling (941) 203-1300 to schedule a consultation with one of our highly experienced plastic surgeons today.

FAQs About Sarasota, FL, Liposuction

Liposuction is not a treatment for cellulite and will not improve its appearance.

Liposuction can remove fat from many areas of the body. At Sarasota Plastic Surgery, we commonly use liposuction on the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, under the chin, cheeks, and neck. This treatment is best for areas of localized, stubborn fat that remain after diet and exercise.

Liposuction incisions are tiny, just large enough to accommodate the thin metal cannula used for the fat removal. Our surgeons make every effort to place these incisions in inconspicuous locations and to suture them closed using advanced techniques that reduce scarring. Initially, you may have some visible scarring that will fade significantly over the next year.

Fat cells removed after liposuction do not return. Patients who maintain a healthy weight enjoy long-lasting results for many years after their surgery. Weight gain is possible after liposuction; we encourage patients to exercise regularly and enjoy a healthy, balanced diet.

Modern liposuction techniques are very safe, but it is essential to work with an experienced surgeon if you want to achieve the best possible results and avoid complications. We encourage patients to do their research and choose an experienced surgeon for their liposuction procedure. In Sarasota, FL, Sarasota Plastic Surgery is one of the best options available for liposuction and plastic surgery.

Creating the best possible results from liposuction requires a customized treatment approach. Our surgeons can provide an accurate estimate for your treatment after an in-person consultation appointment.