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With the help of liposuction, Tallahassee patients can reduce trouble areas of the body in volume. This effective cosmetic treatment results in defined contours and curves, along with a more in-shape appearance.
At the Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic, our board certified surgeons work individually with you to come up with a treatment plan that works best for you. No matter what type of procedure you’re looking for, you can expect reliable results from our team.
Is Liposuction Right for Me?
Despite following a balanced diet and regular exercise schedule, some people may still have a body with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits. If this sounds like you, liposuction may be right for you.
A good candidate for this procedure has realistic expectations and is in good health. Non-smokers are ideal for liposuction, since the treatment requires adequate skin elasticity. Smoking reduces skin health and elasticity, so if you are a smoker, it is recommended that you quit several weeks before the surgery.
Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, and best results are obtained closer to your ideal body weight.
Which Areas Can Be Treated?
Liposuction is useful because it is not just designed for one part of the body. You can use liposuction to remove fat from a wide range of areas, from:
- Hips and buttocks
- Abdomen and waist
- Upper arms
- Inner knee
- Chest area
- Cheeks, chin and neck
- Calves and ankles
Before Your Treatment
Before a date can be set for your lipo procedure, you will need to arrange a consultation. Make sure that you ask any and all questions that you might have at this time. Your surgeon will walk you through the details of the treatment, including preparation and recovery. They will also perform an examination and ask you about your complete medical history, including any past procedures or current medications.
What Is Liposuction Like?
Liposuction at Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic usually involves the use of tumescent fluid (mixture of saline solution, epinephrine and local anesthetic) and then surgical suctioning of excess fat. During this process, a tool known as a cannula is inserted. A cannula is a thin tube with a sharp end. Fat is removed through this tube.
Liposuction is not designed for removal of excess skin. In those cases alternate or additional treatments are involved.
Recovery and Healing
For about two days after the procedure, you may experience pain or soreness. These can be addressed with the help of prescribed pain-control medications. A post-surgical elastic garment may need to be worn for a time.
Swelling should subside, bruising should fade and initial results will appear in approximately 2-4 weeks. Final results will appear in approximately 3-6 months. Fat cells removed by the procedure will never grow back.
How Much Does the Liposuction Procedure Cost?
The cost of liposuction will depend on numerous factors. Liposuction price is impacted by the size and number of areas to be treated, the amount of fat to be removed, and the total time required to perform the surgery.
Arrange a Consultation
For more information on liposuction procedures, schedule your consultation with Tallahassee Plastic Surgery Clinic. Our board certified plastic surgeons will aim for desirable, natural results. Call us today to discuss your options, procedure plan, and a personal recovery timeline today.