If you struggle with stubborn fatty deposits in specific problem areas that just don’t respond to diet and exercise, liposuction may be a solution to achieving the toned body contour you desire. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Nathan Eberle, M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S. offers patients in Fort Lauderdale and Broward County the opportunity to tighten and sculpt their bodies with liposuction and other cosmetic procedures at the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery. Every year, more and more patients are turning to plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures to improve their appearance and self-esteem. Contact our office to inquire about liposuction and other procedures that may be right for you.
Liposuction is one of the most popular procedures for women in Fort Lauderdale and Broward County. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Nathan Eberle, M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S. performs liposuction at the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery.
Excess fat and weight are often unsightly and unwanted. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that can remove these fatty deposits from the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, groin, upper arms, midsection, and flanks. Many women find that certain problem areas prove difficult to eliminate through diet and exercise alone. Liposuction can help patients eradicate this fat and restore their figure to a slimmer, more youthful shape. Many patients find liposuction to be especially beneficial because it is safe, effective, and requires a shorter recovery period than most surgeries. As this is a widely used procedure, it has significantly improved over the years, giving the team at the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery the finest medical tools and procedures available to remove stubborn and unwanted fat.
A generally simple procedure, liposuction is usually performed under a local anesthetic, though larger treatments may require general anesthesia to provide a comfortable, painless procedure. The fat is removed from the target areas of your body using a small metal tube called a cannula, which is inserted into the layer of fat just under the skin. Patients find that the procedure takes minimal time to recover from and results in a smoother, toned body shape and contour. The visible results of this procedure can be seen in our before and after pictures.
|Avg. Surgery Time||1-3 hours (depending on amount to be performed)|
|Location||Certified in-office Operating Room or Outpatient Surgery Center (depending on procedure to be performed)|
|Recovery||Back to work in days|
Back to the gym in 2 weeks
Back to full exercise in 6 weeks
|What makes your experience difference with Dr. Eberle?||Lower extremity compression devices for home use to help prevent/avoid blood clots if Dr. Eberle feels you would benefit|
3 post-operative garments included in the surgical package
|Am I a Good Candidate||Healthy|
Have excess fat but not a lot of excess skin
BMI less than 35
Realistic goals and expectations
WHAT IS LIPOSUCTION?
Liposuction is a surgical technique to remove excess fat from the body. This procedure is used to target specific areas of the body where there are small pockets of fat that do not seem to respond to diet or exercise. During liposuction treatments, a small metal tube is inserted into the fat layer just underneath the skin and gentle suction is used to remove the targeted fatty tissue from the body.
BENEFITS OF LIPOSUCTION
Liposuction is a safe and low-impact procedure for removing stubborn fat deposits from almost any area of the body that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction technology has consistently improved in the past years, and the procedure now requires very little recovery and downtime. Liposuction can give your body that toned and lean look that you work so hard to achieve, but that never can quite be achieved through diet and exercise alone. Liposuction diminishes unsightly bulges and bumps in the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, midsection, upper arms, groin, and flanks, resulting in a more youthful and lean silhouette and the added confidence it brings.
IS LIPOSUCTION RIGHT FOR ME?
This technique is intended for patients who are at or near a healthy weight but have isolated areas of stubborn fat that do not seem to disappear despite changes in diet and exercise. This is not considered to be a weight loss surgery. While it does remove some fat, this treatment rarely results in a weight loss of five pounds or more. Instead, it should be viewed as a way to achieve smoother contours along with specific areas of the body, such as the thighs, buttocks, or abdomen. Ideal candidates are in good overall health, and no more than 30 pounds overweight, and their excess fat is concentrated in a small number of body areas.
HOW INVOLVED IS THE LIPOSUCTION PROCEDURE?
Liposuction procedures are often performed with lidocaine, a local anesthetic, though treatments of larger areas of the body may require general anesthesia, as they are more involved procedures. Some treatments take just an hour, while others may take longer. In general, procedures involving a small volume of fat or treatment of a small portion of the body tend to be faster and less involved than those involving larger body areas, such as the abdomen.
First, multiple small incisions, less than a half-inch in length, are created in the skin. A small metal tube called a cannula is inserted through this incision into the layer of fat beneath the skin. A saline solution is injected into this tissue. This solution breaks apart the fat deposit for easier removal. The targeted fat cells are suctioned out of the body through this tube. As the cells are removed, the remaining natural tissues are sculpted into smooth contours. In the office, a local anesthetic is added to the saline solution.
WHAT LIPOSUCTION TECHNIQUES ARE THERE?
In addition to the basic technique, as described above, there are many specialized liposuction methods offered. These are designed to reduce trauma to surrounding cells by making the fat layer easier to remove. During one of these procedures, ultrasonic liposuction, a special handheld device uses sound energy to break apart the fat and also create more skin tightening.
HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY AFTER LIPOSUCTION?
Some patients are able to return to work in as little as two to three days. Other patients take one to two weeks to recover. In general, the removal of larger volumes of fat, or the treatment of larger body areas, requires a lengthier healing process. Common side effects include bruising, swelling, tenderness, and redness. A compression garment is worn over the treated area to promote healing.
HOW MUCH DOES LIPOSUCTION COST?
The cost for a specific liposuction treatment varies greatly depending on the body part being treated, the volume of excess fat, and the specific technique used. Financing is available.
WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?
If you live in Fort Lauderdale or Broward County and are frustrated by stubborn lumps and bulges of fat, consider liposuction. Contact double board-certified plastic surgeon Nathan Eberle, M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S. at the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery today for your consultation.
Double board-certified plastic surgeon Nathan Eberle, M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S. performs liposuction on residents of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County at the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery. To schedule a consultation for liposuction, contact us now.