What is Liposuction?

Liposuction, sometimes referred to as "lipo" by patients, slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion. Liposuction techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the:

• Thighs
• Hips and buttocks
• Abdomen and waist
• Upper arms
• Back
• Inner knee
• Chest area
• Cheeks, chin and neck
• Calves and ankles

Liposuction can be performed alone or along with other plastic surgery procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction or a tummy tuck.

Liposuction candidates

• Adults within 30% of their ideal weight who have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone
• Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
• Non-smokers
• Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for body contouring

Liposuction recovery

During your liposuction recovery, a compression garment or elastic bandages may cover treatment areas once your procedure is completed. This help to control swelling and compress the skin to your new body contours.

You will be given specific instructions that may include:

• How to care for the surgical site and drains
• Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection
• Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health
• When to follow up with your plastic surgeon

Liposuction results

The results of liposuction will be long lasting, provided you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. Following your physician's instructions is key to the success of your surgery. Get more information about Liposuction by calling at HD Esthetique 305-668-2853 (South Miami) or 305-548-4005 (Coral Gables).