It’s summertime! It’s time for beach days, lounging by the pool and tanning on the patio. But if you haven’t gotten rid of that stubborn fat you’ve been working on trimming down since Christmas, maybe it’s time for a new method before you slip into your bikini.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction surgery in Miami serves a specific purpose: to reduce fat in particular areas of the body. Most people are familiar with the concept of liposuction and the idea of removing fat cells in areas that appear a bit bigger and where patients would like to attain some volume reduction.
Our Miami liposuction doctors from Nip Tuck Aesthetics are very qualified, having successfully performed liposuction surgery in Miami on many happy clients from all over the world. Patients who stand to benefit the most from liposuction surgery are those already investing the time and effort to lose weight through exercise and proper nutrition.
This is because liposuction provides the most successful results when performed to single areas of the body that aren’t as vividly toned as the rest. Nip Tuck Aesthetics provides liposuction services on the arms, chin, stomach, face, and neck. For anyone trying to lose weight in the stomach, liposuction is an ideal treatment to remove pesky fat lingering around the belly button as well!
What to Expect: Liposuction in Miami
Miami has some of the best plastic surgeons out there, so it’s no wonder that patients from all over the world come to our city to receive liposuction and other plastic surgery procedures. Preparing for the procedure is very simple.
We recommend consulting with a doctor before committing to liposuction surgery in Miami due to the potential for minor side effects. Your consultation will also make you aware of warnings and precautions that you should hear ahead of time. Our team also recommends taking a few weeks after the consultation to think about the decision for liposuction surgery so the patient can be certain about the following steps.
Liposuction surgery requires two basic steps. First, surgeons insert a tumescent fluid into the area targeted for treatment. This fluid is a combination of a painkiller and what we call a vasoconstrictive agent. The agent shrinks blood vessels to ensure less bruising.
After giving the fluid some time to take effect, the liposuction begins with a cannula, like a metal straw. Then the surgeon can slowly and carefully begin removing fat cells. The goal of the liposuction process is to make the area appear smooth and natural with the rest of the body.
As for the recovery process, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons states that liposuction is “…typically an outpatient procedure, which means you can go home the same day, however, if you are having a significant amount of fat removed, you may be required to stay in the hospital overnight for observation.
Regardless of whether or not you have to stay overnight, you will need someone to drive you home when you’re cleared to leave. You will be sore and likely feel residual effects of the anesthesia or pain medication, so it’s not safe to operate a vehicle.”
No matter what your recovery process looks like, be diligent about the recovery steps your doctor recommends. Your surgeon will likely require you to wear a compression garment or elastic bandages to wrap around the treatment areas. Do not skip out on this, as it will affect your body’s natural healing and contouring process.
Benefits of Liposuction
One of the most popular draws of the procedure is the ability to remove fat from areas of the body that often accumulate extra fat. These include the abdomen, neck, and arms. Nevertheless, liposuction can offer some additional benefits as well, including:
Liposuction is designed to precisely remove fat that pulls at patients’ posture. In fact, by decreasing weight, liposuction imparts a positive impact on spinal discs and hips, making you stand up straighter.
Liposuction can potentially reduce the overall number of inflammatory cells in the body by up to 11 percent. Reducing these cells can help patients reduce their risk of developing serious health issues concerning inflammation.
Few people set out with the goal of gaining excess weight. This can make patients feel unhealthy and unattractive. Conversely, weighing less and having a shapely body can improve overall self-esteem and interest in sex.
Plastic Surgery and Liposuction in Miami
We understand plastic surgery procedures can be hard to navigate and nerve-wracking. These intensive surgeries are often expensive, time-consuming, and require plenty of downtime and recovery. We understand you likely have many questions about all of these aspects, so we have a list of FAQs that you can look at before you book with us!
You can also take a look at our before and after pictures of our patients who have received liposuction.