Liposuction Gainesville, Florida
Liposuction, also referred to as lipoplasty, is performed to remove excess fat and adjust the contour, shape, and size of various areas of the body. Liposuction is not meant to be a weight loss procedure but rather a means of eliminating pockets of fat from the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, upper arms, and facial area that do not respond to exercise or a healthy diet. Liposuction is sometimes performed in combination with tummy tuck / abdominoplasty. At our Gainesville clinic, we can determine if liposuction is the best treatment to meet your needs or if an alternative procedure may be used instead.
During the liposuction procedure, the cosmetic surgeon inserts a cannula or tube through a tiny incision. Using the cannula, the surgeon breaks up walls of excess fat and then extracts these fat deposits using vacuum suction. There are a number of different liposuction methods available, such as tumescent injection liposuction and ultrasonic-assisted liposuction, designed to meet a patient’s needs given the amount of fat that needs to be removed and other factors. During your consultation at our clinic, Dr. Gaines will determine the liposuction method best for you.
When you visit our practice, we will be able to provide you with more in-depth post-surgical instructions following liposuction. In general, it is recommended that patients refrain from strenuous physical activity for approximately a month to allow your body to heal. It should also be noted that some post-surgical swelling may last up to six months after liposuction.