Smooth curves after liposuction doesn’t come from lymphatic massage or compression garments. It comes from the surgeon. Meticulousness, artistry, and attention to detail are buzzwords for some. For me, it is a way of life. If you trust me to make it right, it is my life’s task to do so.
You should stress about your choice of surgeon. After that, I will take care of the rest. I literally count how much time I spend on each side of the body to make it even. I count how much fat I remove from each area to make it precise. Most importantly, I am delicate, gentle and careful so that you get the best liposuction Orlando can give you, smooth and even. All of the things you worry about, I worry about too.
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat from your body, reshaping the area or the entire body. The result is better contours and even proportions. Liposuction isn’t for weight loss, but rather to contour and remove stubborn fat pockets from trouble areas. Everybody has them… unless you get liposuction. Then, well, you used to have them.
There are many areas I can do liposuction to change your shape. Some areas are subtle, the inner thighs or the arms, for example. Other areas are more dramatic: the flanks (love handles), the abdomen (tummy). Taken together, this “Lipo360” is a total game changer. This is the procedure that can dramatically change the figure. However, liposuction can be performed anywhere: arms, back, buttocks, knees, calves and ankles, double chin, chest, hips and thighs.
For women, the most frequently treated area is the stomach, flanks, and arms. For men, the abdomen and “love handles” are the biggest demand when it comes to liposuction.
Most commonly, I perform liposuction as a core component of a tummy tuck and mommy makeover. By accentuating the curves of a tummy tuck with liposuction, I can really maximize femininity by shaping the body just right.
We can “throw away” the fat, or we can add it back to the hips and buttock in a procedure commonly known as a BBL. A Brazilian Butt Lift can be large or small. It can be just filling in the hip dips, or it can be adding volume, shape and projection to the entire buttock.
Lipo 360 & BBL is the way to contour and "snatch" the waist. It’s a “push-pull” procedure that pulls out fat from unwanted areas, and pushes it to the hips and buttock. The key, however, isn't how much fat you can inject into the buttock but rather reshaping the waist. While some of the fat does dissolve over the first year, the real trick of a great BBL lies in the liposuction and narrowing the waist in order to create the ideal waist-to-hip ratio. Once the waist is brought in, the hips can be widened and fat can be added to the buttock and increase projection.
The best method for liposuction is the one where the doctor is hyper meticulous about how the fat is removed. There is a superficial and a deep layer of fat throughout the body. If the doctor removes the deep layer only - and evenly - the contours will always be smooth. That’s the trick. When superficial liposuction is performed, you won't be getting the best liposuction Orlando has to offer, the result is lumpy, bumpy and obvious. There is supposed to be a little fat on the body. When there are is no fat at all - just skin - things look strange. Deep liposuction is the key to it looking natural.
However, there are many different techniques for liposuction tools that really only serve to confuse the educational process. The summary slide is that the power-assisted liposuction method is the one that I use, and the one that the greatest experts use for liposuction. This method is like an Oral-B toothbrush: gently vibrating the fat before suctioning to allow for even fat removal in the gentlest possible way.
Some Orlando liposuction surgeons use other instruments like Vaser and Smart-Lipo and J-Plasma add heat energy to the skin and fat. This causes scarring and fibrosis; firmness and stiffness of the skin, which should remain smooth and supple. The key instrument that I use is a vibrating cannula. A cannula is a thin tube that is inserted through the tiny incisions to suction the fat.
While skin tightening is sometimes the result of liposuction, that really depends mostly on your skin elasticity. Some patients have elastic skin. Others (those who have lost weight or those who are older) have less elasticity. In these cases, skin may need to be removed as in with a tummy tuck.
The decision to have a tummy tuck or “just lipo” is one that we make together. If you have had children, already have a C-section scar, and want the flattest tummy possible, then a tummy tuck with muscle repair is a good idea.
If, however, you are OK with a little loose skin, don’t have any scars, and your muscle is not separated (diastasis recti) then lipo is the way to go. Many patients want a more naturally sculpted and refined appearance in the face and neck befitting their age and physical fitness. I can help shape the contour of your face, jawline, and neck to enhance your individual beauty. A double chin is only cute on babies. With two tiny “vampire” incisions under the chin crease, a refined and smooth jawline is easily achievable.
The incisions I make for liposuction are always small and inconspicuous. The goal is to hide the small, fingernail sized scars within bikini areas and to make them as small as possible. Most frequently, all of the lipo can be done with the following incisions:
Any person in good physical health, who does not smoke, and who is at an ideal weight (BMI <30) is a good candidate for liposuction. You should have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone that underlies an area planned for this procedure.
There are different factors that will influence how much fat can be removed. Keep in mind that liposuction is not a weight-loss treatment. In general, up to 4 Liters (4000cc) can be removed with a single liposuction procedure. (A 2 Liter bottle of soda is a good reference point here.)
Yes, but it will be minimal. Since the cannula is a small instrument, it only requires a very small incision which helps to lessen the appearance of scars. Hiding the scars in a garment area is an added benefit. In ALL cases of liposuction, the scars will be hidden in a natural crease, or fold. The belly button can be used for the abdomen, the elbow for under the arms, the chin crease for the neckline…
Liposuction is a common procedure and you will be encouraged to go for a walk on the day of your surgery to help promote healing. Depending on your current health, you should be able to engage in mild exercises within a few days and return to your regular routine between one to two weeks.
There are many reasons why getting a liposuction treatment can transform your life by addressing problem areas like:
Here are some things to keep in mind during your recovery:
I care about all of my patients: before, during and after surgery. A proper recovery is as important as the procedure itself. If you follow my recommendations, you will have an effective recovery en route to a new you. Most patients return to work within a few days after liposuction, depending on the nature of their work. Overall, the majority of your recovery will take two to three weeks.
At my clinic, we have a nurse available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any questions or concerns that may come up after your liposuction. Do not hesitate to contact us if you experience any unusual problems, or even just have questions about your healing. You should stress about your choice of surgeon. After that, I will take care of the rest.