Many women and men suffer from stubborn fat deposits that refuse to respond to diet and exercise. Whether you have a few extra inches around your waistline or extra fatty pockets around the thighs, liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that can sculpt and reshape certain parts of the body to give you a more attractive silhouette. Dr. Kiran Gill's body contouring liposuction procedure in Naples and Fort Myers, FL is one of the most commonly performed procedures and consistently provides great results.1
Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is often the only way to get rid of excess body fat in certain areas of the body. Even patients who are at their ideal body weight or a healthy weight may have concerns about a few bulges and or pockets of stubborn fat that aren’t responding to their fitness efforts.
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that helps reduce fat cells so any area we treat will not get larger even if you gain weight. We encourage patients to maintain a healthy weight before and after surgery so that they can enjoy the best possible results from this procedure.
Dr. Gill uses various liposuction techniques to serve patients in Naples and Fort Myers, FL such as tumescent liposuction, traditional liposuction, laser-assisted liposuction, and power-assisted liposuction to ensure just the right amount of fat is removed and that the skin will retract as the body heals. The type of liposuction used is dependent on the patient’s cosmetic needs and anatomy. Having good skin elasticity is important for liposuction patients because the skin needs to bounce back and tighten when body fat is removed.
If the skin is too loose, you may be left with a pouch or hanging skin that is difficult to treat without another surgical procedure. You can look forward to losing a few inches and achieving a more sculpted figure after liposuction.
Common advantages of liposuction include…
It’s important for patients to remember that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure to treat obesity.2 Even though we can remove large volumes of fat, fat does not weigh all that much and any weight lost is usually just fluid.
The best candidates for liposuction are in general good health and individuals who are close to or at a healthy weight and want to achieve a more streamlined figure.
You may be a good candidate for liposuction if you:
Stubborn fat in the belly can be quite frustrating, as it typically does not respond to dieting and exercise. This type of fat can result from not only weight gain, but also from pregnancy, aging, or genetics. Liposuction can beautifully sculpt and contour the abdomen.
The love handles, or flanks, are a trouble zone for many people, and they can be difficult to sculpt without a cosmetic intervention. When excess fat in the flanks is unresponsive to exercise, liposuction can be performed to trim, streamline and reshape the lower torso.
It’s easy to accumulate fat around the back without knowing it until you see pictures of yourself from behind. Liposuction can be extremely effective in slimming the body from all angles so that it is attractive and youthful. All areas of the back can be targeted, including the lower back, the bra rolls, the upper hips, and the zone beneath the neck.
Stubborn fat around the inner and outer thighs can make it difficult to wear your favorite outfits or feel comfortable going to the beach. The thighs are an excellent candidate for liposuction, which can slim and revitalize the lower body from both the front and the back.
Liposuction can be performed to trim away excess fat in the upper arms which causes self-consciousness and prevents some patients from wearing sleeveless clothing. Patients with good skin elasticity will make the best candidates for upper arm liposuction.
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure that is typically performed under general anesthesia but can be performed using local anesthesia with sedation, depending on the patient. We begin by making a series of small incisions around the treatment area and then filling the area with tumescent fluid which is a combination of sterile salt water, epinephrine, and the local anesthetic lidocaine. This helps numb the tissue and also expands the area for easy fat extraction.
Liposuction reduces excess fat in targeted areas when performed with proper skill and care. Naples board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kiran Gill uses the MicroAire (PAL) cannula to gently break down fatty pockets and extracts the fat. We can remove some of the excess fluid before closing up the incisions with bandages.
After your body contouring procedure with liposuction, you’ll be provided with a compression garment to wear throughout your recovery to help your skin mold to its new contours and help with swelling. Most patients experience moderate swelling from the fluid and some inflammation after liposuction. You will notice visible results as soon as the swelling goes down and progressive results as the healing process continues.
No, liposuction will not improve the appearance of cellulite dimpling or any other surface irregularities on the skin.3
Liposuction is a common plastic surgery procedure and is considered safe when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Gill. As with any surgery, however, there are some risks which include anesthesia risks, embolism, changes in skin sensation, bruising, swelling, seroma, and infection.4
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