What is Liposuction?
Even after achieving a high level of fitness and general good health, many individuals are plagued with stubborn, localized fat deposits that won’t seem to go away due to genetics and heredity.
These persistent “bugaboos” often give you disproportionate body shape and can subsequently lead to a damaged self-image. When diet and exercise fail, cosmetic surgery can present a viable alternative for patients wishing to rid themselves of unsightly fat deposits.
Lipoplasty, more commonly known as Liposuction, is a surgical procedure that removes excess fatty tissue from the body to reveal a slimmer, sexier you.
Liposuction can be used to treat fatty tissue deposits in numerous areas of the body, including but not limited to:
Who Should Consider Liposuction?
People with stubborn areas of fat and who exercise regularly are the best candidates for this procedure. The ideal candidate for liposuction is:
- Adults within 30% of their ideal weight
- Healthy people with life threatening medical condition or illness
**Please Note** Liposuction does not treat obesity and is not a replacement for regular exercise and good eating habits. In addition, liposuction also presents possible health risks including
What to Expect?
Prior to liposuction surgery, Dr. Marshall will evaluate you at our Miami office and will likely have you:
- Adjust or add medication
- Stop smoking
- Avoid taking aspirin
On the day of your liposuction, your procedure will involve the following steps:
- Anesthesia. Dr. Marshall will recommend whether you should undergo intravenous sedation or general anesthesia
- Incision. After several tiny incisions are made, Dr. Marshall will inject a liquid solution designed to reduce bleeding and trauma to tissue. Next, a thin tube, called a cannula, is inserted into the incision to loosen your unwanted fat deposits. Once this is complete, a surgical vacuum then suctions your fat out of the body.
- Recovery. After receiving liposuction at Marshall Cosmétique, you should expect the area in an around the incision(s) to show swelling, fluid retention and even bruising. A compression garment may be used to reduce swelling and compress the skin. You may also receive drainage tubes to flush out excess blood and/or fluid that may have collected during surgery.
When Can I Return to Work?
When performed on an outpatient basis, recovery is usually rapid. Most people return to work within a few days and resume normal activity within about two weeks.
Risks. Like any surgical procedure, there are health risks that accompany elective liposuction surgery. Common complications include but are not limited to:
- Uneven contours
- Skin damage/irregularities or nerve damage
- Blood clots
- Excessive fluid loss or fluid accumulation
- Unfavorable scarring