Having a shapely figure can make you feel more confident. Unfortunately, many men and women can be plagued with stubborn fat deposits that no matter how well they eat or how much they exercise will not go away on their own.
This can happen because of genetics, age, childbirth, and weight loss. When you work hard to look your best it can be extremely frustrating to not see the results you deserve. If you have problem areas on your body, body liposuction may be able to help contour them.
When we don’t feel our best, others notice this. They might be able to tell it through our facial expressions that we just don’t seem as happy as we once were. Having excess fat on the body can be stressful to some people. One way to eliminate this extra stressor is to undergo body liposuction, so that you can get back to feeling like yourself.
WHAT IS BODY LIPOSUCTION?
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that contours the body by “sucking” the fat out. While liposuction only uses small incisions, it is still considered surgery, and therefore there is down time after the surgical procedure. It is important to note that liposuction is not a weight loss surgery, but rather is meant to work on specific problem areas of people at a healthy weight who have a regular workout routine. Some of these areas are the cheek, neck, thighs, abdominal area, back, buttocks, hips, waist, and chin. Some people are surprised to learn that you can use liposuction on the face and neck area, but it can help create a thinner more youthful look.
Liposuction offers the best body contouring system to create a slimmer more youthful figure. Many men and women choose to have liposuction in combination with a Body Lift to help lift the thighs, buttocks, and stomach, a Tummy Tuck to tighten up the abdominal muscles and trim excess fat and skin, or a Thigh Lift to tighten and contour the inner or outer thighs. While many of these surgeries will remove some fat, liposuction is used in conjunction with them to get rid of those stubborn fat deposits that cannot be removed from the above surgeries alone.
Liposuction is a great way to enhance your appearance! Many men use lipo surgery to improve the definition of their muscles and enhance masculine contours, whereas women pursue liposuction to enhance curves and help them smooth out their profile. Liposuction can be a stand-alone surgery or used in addition to a cosmetic procedure. When performed by Dr. Suarez, your outcome will appear natural and impressive!
CANDIDATES FOR LIPOSUCTION
- Have excess fat on your body that no matter your efforts will not burn off
- Maintain a healthy diet
- Exercise regularly
- Given birth
- Don’t feel comfortable with the look of your body or face
- Understand the realistic results and limitations of a tummy tuck
- Not planning on becoming pregnant again
LIPOSUCTION IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER SURGERIES
LIPOSUCTION AND TUMMY TUCK SURGERY
Liposuction and Tummy Tuck surgery, the combination of trimming excess skin and fat with sucking out the excess fat deposits, can make for a flat and firm stomach.
LIPOSUCTION AND BODY LIFT SURGERY
Liposuction and Body Lift surgery are meant for those who have had extreme weight loss or have sagging skin in more than one area, and have excess fat on their bodies. Dr. Suarez will lift the thigh, buttocks, and stomach to remove excess skin. Then he will use liposuction to suck out extra fat from those areas.
LIPOSUCTION AND INNER THIGH LIFT SURGERY
Liposuction and Inner Thigh Lift surgery are designed to work on those who have problem areas on the upper, inner leg. These surgeries will move the muscle away from the skin, allowing Dr. Suarez to remove soft-tissue and fat, and trim the excess skin of the inner thigh. Liposuction will help to contour the leg, and keep a smooth appearance. Both will help create the desired “thigh gap.”
LIPOSUCTION AND OUTER THIGH LIFT SURGERY
Liposuction and Outer Thigh Lift surgery are meant for those who have excess weight and many times are performed in conjunction with an inner thigh lift to reach the ultimate result. The outer thigh will remove fat and excess skin from the outer side of the thigh, while liposuction will help remove stubborn fat deposits that cannot be trimmed away from a thigh lift surgery.
Body Liposuction will depend on the area of the body you choose to do liposuction, and if you are having it performed in addition to another procedure. The incision will be based on the problem area you are seeking cosmetic surgery for, then the fat deposits will be sucked out of the body.
Dr. Suarez’s anesthesiologist will give you either local or general anesthesia dependent on the area and if additional procedures are done at the same time as body liposuction. The incision is extra-fine and will be placed in a inconspicuous area on your body. Dr. Suarez will begin to “suck” the stubborn fat deposits from your problem area. After the procedure is done, he will place dressing on the areas of incision.
Most patients are sent home the same day after surgery.
Dr. Suarez designs a personalized recovery plan for each patient. It will detail what you should do, what you should expect, and when you will return to his office for a follow-up visit. Even though you will have this in hand, and the surgery is over, you should feel free to contact the doctor or his team with any concerns or questions during your recovery process.
While recovery time is individualized, most people will be able to return to most activities within two weeks. During this time you may notice bruising and swelling at the incision site. You will want to use ice packs to reduce the swelling and bruising, and avoid alcohol and Aspirin. While bruising and swelling are a normal part of the healing process after body liposuction, if your bruising or swelling seems excessive, Dr. Suarez encourages his patients to contact him with any concerns.
About a five to seven days after body liposuction, you will have a follow-up visit with Dr. Suarez. During your follow-up, he will examine the area of incision, consult with you on how you feel you are healing, and if needed, he will give additional instructions. Rest assured that his charismatic style will make you feel supported all the way through.
The costs of a liposuction procedure can vary due the area of the body it is performed, as well as, if you desire or require any other procedures. Dr. Suarez will go over all costs at your consultation.
ALTERNATIVE TO LIPOSUCTION: COOLSCULPTING
Both Liposuction and CoolSculpting are excellent treatments for slimming down the body. The best treatment for you depends on a few factors. The best way to determine if CoolSculpting or Liposuction is best is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Suarez so he can help you figure out what’s best for you. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment that will reduce a small amount of fat throughout a few treatments. Liposuction is a more invasive treatment that requires downtime but also gives you the results you want right away. The best treatment for you will relate to your health and schedule. CoolSculpting often requires a few treatments over a couple of months to provide the desired results. Whereas liposuction is usually only needed once to ensure the end goal but will require a recovery period. Both treatments are effective at contouring the body and reducing pockets of fat. The best way to tell if a treatment is going to be useful for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Suarez.