Liposuction is a popular body contouring procedure designed to remove unwanted fat cells from different areas that hold onto stubborn fat. It helps reduce the total fat volume in your problem areas by up to 25 percent to help you achieve your body goals. At Biotech Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Bay Harbor Islands, FL, our experienced surgeon, surgical team, and caring staff members are here and ready to help you achieve the body of your dreams.
Can Liposuction Get Rid of Belly Fat?
Liposuction can permanently remove belly fat. It can also remove fat from almost anywhere on the body. The abdomen tends to hold onto pockets of stubborn fat and doesn’t let it go. If you’ve been trying to lose those last few pounds and spot treat certain body areas, and it hasn’t been working, stubborn fat is most likely the cause.
Regardless of how many crunches you perform or how many fad diets you try, stubborn fat is hard to treat on your own. That’s where liposuction comes in. Lipo is the ultimate body contouring procedure because it permanently removes stubborn fat directly from the abdomen and other body areas, and once it’s gone, it can’t come back.
What Other Areas Can It Treat?
Lipo is a body contouring procedure that will remove stubborn fat from almost anywhere in the body. The abdomen is one of the most common treatment areas, but so too are the hips, inner and outer thighs, double chin, neck, buttocks, behind the knees, and even the ankles.
We can treat one or more areas during your procedure to help you reach your body goals twice as fast. That way, you won’t have to schedule multiple procedures or endure multiple recoveries to achieve results.
How Does It Work?
When you come in for your procedure, we will apply a topical numbing agent to your treatment area and administer the necessary medication to help you maintain comfort throughout the procedure. Our surgeon, Dr. Vega, will create a tiny incision in your treatment area and then insert a cannula, a very thin tube used to suction fat cells right out of your problem areas.
He will use the cannula to break up the fat cells with either ultrasound or laser energy. Ultrasound and lasers help liquefy the fat cells, which makes them easier to remove. The vacuum will then be activated to gently suction the liquified fat cells out of the body. In our office, we use Microaire PAL, which is a power-assisted lipo. This particular method helps ensure precision, accuracy, and the patient’s overall comfort during and after the procedure.
Helping Your Body Adjust
Wraps and compression garments are essential post-lipo. After you undergo this procedure, your body will need to mold to your new contours, and wearing wraps and compression garments will not only promote healing but help your body adjust to those new contours quickly. Consistency and discipline are essential during this time because wearing these wraps and garments as directed will make a big difference not only in your recovery but your results.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Results will be immediate, but you won’t notice the most dramatic changes until your body has begun to heal. You will see changes with each passing day, but the most drastic ones will appear within a few weeks of your procedure.
Are Results Permanent?
The benefit of lipo is that is removes stubborn fat cells from the body, and once those cells are taken out, they can’t return. Your body doesn’t grow new fat cells after adolescence, so even if you gain weight, new fat cells won’t develop but existing ones may expand. For that reason, your results are intended to be permanent, but you are responsible for maintaining your results.
Maintaining Your Results
A healthy lifestyle, a clean diet defined by moderation, adequate hydration, and a consistent workout routine will make the biggest difference not only in enhancing your results but maintaining them long-term.
Patients must know before going into this procedure that it is not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle. Instead, it is a way for them to improve their body and finally see some of their hard-earned muscle by eliminating that layer of fat that’s been hiding that muscle for years.
Customizing Your Procedure
After you undergo liposuction, you can put those unwanted fat cells to good use and enhance other areas of your body with a fat transfer. This procedure takes the fat cells from your problem area and transfers those cells to areas like the buttocks, face, or breasts to create volume and add fullness.
Once we ensure the donor fat cells are healthy and undamaged during the treatment, we’ll prepare them in injectable form and then administer them to your desired location.
Enhancing Your Features
A fat transfer can enhance the face, buttocks, or breasts. It provides an effective way to enhance the features and utilize the natural healing properties and growth factors in your own fat cells. It also acts as a safe and natural alternative to dermal fillers for those who want to remove stubborn fat from a problem area and use that same fat to enhance a different area.
J Plasma Skin Tightening
Sometimes you’re left with loose skin after a significant weight loss, the aging process, lipo, or pregnancy. At Biotech Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, we have a solution that can help you get the best of both worlds. Liposuction removes stubborn fat, but it doesn’t do anything to tighten loose skin. J Plasma Skin Tightening treatments can be used as an alternative to an invasive tummy tuck and as a way to tighten loose skin.
When we combine J Plasma Skin Tightening with liposuction, you get the benefits of fat loss and tighter skin without undergoing two separate treatments. This incision-free skin tightening treatment can tighten the skin in the area where lipo was performed or on the face or body. It uses subdermal cold plasma energy to tighten and rejuvenate the skin and delivers instant results.
What Causes Loose Skin?
Many factors contribute to loose skin, including one or more pregnancies, a quick or significant weight loss, or aging. Whatever the case, J Plasma Skin Tightening treatments can help address loose skin so that you can look tight and toned. While this treatment is especially effective when combined with liposuction, it can also be performed as a standalone treatment.
Who Is a Candidate?
The best candidates for lipo are healthy men and women within 30 percent of their goal weight. Those considering this procedure must have realistic expectations regarding what this procedure can and cannot do. Lipo is a body contouring procedure that is not intended for those who are obese or those who need to lose a significant amount of weight.
It cannot remove large, dense areas of fat from the body, but it can remove small, stubborn fat cells in specific areas that will not respond to diet and fitness efforts alone. This procedure provides men and women with a way to achieve their ideal image and enhance their results by living a healthy lifestyle.
Your Initial Consultation
We will confirm that you are a candidate for this procedure during your initial consultation here at our office. During this consultation, we will review your goals, discuss your medical history, and ensure that you are a good candidate who is eligible for this procedure.
Then, we can create your treatment plan. You can choose one or more areas to treat during your procedure. You can also combine other treatments and procedures with lipo, like the J Plasma Skin Tightening treatment or a fat transfer to create the most comprehensive results during one appointment.
Eliminate Your Stubborn Fat
If you live in the Bay Harbor Miami, Coral Gables, or Sunny Isles area and want to eliminate stubborn fat for good, we can help. This procedure can help increase your confidence and improve your appearance in a way that your diet and workouts haven’t. Contact us today at Biotech Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Bay Harbor Islands, FL, and schedule your initial consultation to learn more about liposuction and how it can help you eliminate stubborn fat for good.