Liposuction Gainesville, Florida
What is Liposuction?
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.
How is Liposuction Surgery Performed at Gaines Plastic Surgery?
During the liposuction procedure, Dr. Gaines inserts a cannula or tube through a tiny incision. Using the cannula, liposuction specialist Dr. Gregory Gaines 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.
What is the Recovery from a Liposuction Procedure?
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.
Can you Combine Liposuction Surgery with Other Procedures?
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.
Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation Today!
Liposuction can remove excess fat and restore youthful contours to different areas of the body. Gainesville plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Gaines can use liposuction to treat the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, and upper arms. It only leaves slight scarring.
Feeling wholly confident in your skin can be life-changing. If you feel that you might benefit from liposuction, and would like to learn more about the procedure, call (352) 333-9600 and schedule your consultation today!