Sometimes eating the right foods and sticking to a regular workout schedule are not effective in removing the stubborn areas of fat that form around the legs, hips, buttocks, stomach, chin, and neck. Fortunately, there is a solution – liposuction, also referred to as liposculpture. Liposuction is a body contouring option offered at The Aesthetic Surgery Centre targets these problem areas and can give you the toned and firm physique you desire.
Please contact our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani for more information on liposuction, or to schedule a consultation at The Aesthetic Surgery Centre.
"A dear friend referred me to Dr. Jon Trevisani and I couldn't be happier. Between her successful results and my initial consultation, I turned a long-time consideration into action. My newly found confidence allows me to feel comfortable in clothing I would have never considered before, and shopping is no longer a challenge. Thank you Dr. Trevisani, Dr. Miller (anesthesiologist) and the entire Aesthetic Surgery Centre staff for a wonderful experience...I felt comfortable under your care for the entire process. You have far exceeded my expectations, and I thank you."- Orlando, Florida
The Liposuction Procedure
During the liposuction procedure, small incisions are made in the affected area, through which a hollow suction tube, or cannula, is inserted. The cannula breaks up the unwanted fat and gently suctions it away. Liposuction is performed under anesthesia and can take two or more hours to complete, depending on how many areas you are having treated.
Side effects of liposuction include temporary bruising, numbness, and burning sensations, but these effects should lessen within a few days or weeks. You should see a noticeable difference in the shape of your body soon after liposuction, but it typically takes about four to six weeks for the swelling to subside and for your new contours to start being noticeable.
Liposuction is an effective way to reduce pockets of excess fat that have been resistant to even the most rigorous diet and exercise routines. At The Aesthetic Surgery Centre, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani can perform Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction (UAL) – an innovative liposuction technique that can remove fat with reduced risk of harming surrounding tissue. Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction can be used to treat virtually any area of the body, including the hips, thighs, arms, buttocks, abdominal region, chin, neck, and back.
The Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction Procedure
During ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL), a special cannula that produces ultrasonic energy is used to liquefy fat cells so they can be easily suctioned out. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction is especially effective in fibrous areas such as the back, breast, abdomen, and hips.
Ultrasound-assisted liposuction at our Florida facility is considered to be a safe and effective method of liposuction. Because the ultrasonic energy is specifically focused on the fat cells, there is less damage to tissues such as nerves, muscles, and blood vessels. In addition, ultrasound-assisted liposuction allows for more fat removal and results in less blood loss. In some cases, patients who undergo ultrasound-assisted liposuction experience less bruising and swelling compared to those who choose traditional liposuction.
Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction Recovery
Although Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction is known to cause less of the side effects typically associated with traditional liposuction, patients can expect some degree of swelling, bruising, and soreness for a few days after the procedure. Once these effects have dissipated, the results should become noticeable.
*Both traditional liposuction and ultrasound-assisted liposuction can sculpt the body and leave you with a firmer, tighter physique. If you would like to learn more about Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction, contact the Aesthetic Surgery Centre today.