Diet and exercise can only give you so many results. In most cases, it’s normal for humans to have at least one spot on their body that they just cannot remove the fat from. This fat is known stubborn fat and is typically unable to be removed with diet and exercise alone. If you have some of these areas on your body that you just can’t seem to shed the fat in, liposuction might be the right treatment for you. Dr. Roudner is an experienced plastic surgeon in Miami who can provide you with beautiful liposuction results you will love. Read through our guide to Liposuction in Miami to discover if it’s the right procedure for you.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that removes fat from areas of your body that you struggle to get rid of with diet and exercise alone. You can get rid of liposuction in sections throughout your body. Many plastic surgeons can actually perform liposuction and give you a fat graft in your buttocks or breasts to make them appear larger. Liposuction is the perfect way to spot target fat pockets on your body and say goodbye to them for good.
Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?
If you are interested in receiving a liposuction treatment, one of our first requirements is that you as a patient have realistic expectations. You should know that liposuction does not get rid of cellulite. As far as being a good candidate for liposuction, we require that you are within 30% of your ideal weight, have elastic and firm skin and not be a smoker. If you meet these requirements, liposuction might be the right procedure for you. We do not recommend liposuction for patients who have a history of heart disease, immune system problems, diabetes or issues with blood flow. Patients should also be free of any diseases or disorders that may affect healing. During your consultation with Dr. Roudner, you will find out if you are an ideal candidate for liposuction. Continue reading through our guide to liposuction to discover what else you should know prior to your procedure.
What Areas Can I Get Liposuction?
Liposuction can be performed throughout your body but it is most common in these areas:
Cost of Liposuction in Miami
You might be wondering just how much liposuction costs. According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2017 the average cost of liposuction was $3,374 for one area. These fees do not include the cost for anesthesia or operating room expenses. It also depends heavily on how many areas our plastic surgeon will cover. There will also be a surgeon fee and any recovery garments or prescriptions you will need to pay for. In addition, there are a number of medical tests or lab work that needs to be completed prior to your surgery to verify that you’re a good candidate. All of these factors add up and make your complete cost. In order to find out how much your surgery will cost, we strongly encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Roudner in Miami today.
Risks and Safety of Liposuction
With every surgery comes the potential for risks and safety. Although liposuction is one of the safer plastic surgery procedures, it still poses a number of risks. For example, there are risks associated with anesthesia, swelling, bruising, fluid accumulation, infection, irregular contours, loose skin, rippling, irregular pigmentation, need for revision surgery, and damage to deeper structures like nerves, muscles, blood vessels, abdominal organs or lungs. Dr. Roudner will discuss these risks when you visit us for a consultation. Our guide to liposuction in Miami should be taken as a brief overview of your liposuction procedure. Dr. Roudner will provide you with additional details during your consultation.
If you think liposuction might benefit you, it’s important to understand how the procedure works. First, our plastic surgeon will have an anesthesiologist administer your anesthesia to put you to sleep. Once you are not conscious, our doctor will make a small incision in the target area. We will first infuse diluted local anesthesia to reduce trauma and bleeding. Next, we will insert a cannula or thin hollow tube through the incision. The cannula is used to loosen the excess fat by using a back and forth motion. Once the fat has become dislodged, we will use a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula to remove the fat. Once all of the fat has been removed, we will close your incision.
Following your liposuction procedure, there will be a bit of recovery that needs to take place. We will provide you with a compression garment or elastic bandages to cover your treatment areas after your surgery has been completed. These are used to control the swelling as well as to compress the skin to your body’s new contours. We may also give you a small temporary drain in your procedure sits to drain excess fluid or blood. Our plastic surgeon will provide you details for caring for the incision site and problems to look out for that may indicate infection.
Recovery may be a short or a long process for you. Most patients can return to work just a few days after their liposuction. After two weeks, you should be able to return to your normal activities. Dr. Roudner will give you instructions for how long you need to wear your compression garments for and what activity level you should stick with.
Please be realistic with your results expectations. Not every patient will have the same results. It’s also important to know that in order to maintain your results; you should maintain the same weight.
Schedule a Consultation for Liposuction in Miami Today
If you read through our guide to liposuction and found that liposuction was a good option for you, give Dr. Roudner’s office a call to schedule a consultation for liposuction. We would love to help you achieve your dream body. Contact us today to get the process started.