Do I need Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck ?
While Liposuction can enhance your appearance and help boost self confidence by removing stubborn abdominal fat , it will not alter excessively sagging skin or protruding internal body fat . Nor will it tighten a weakened and distended abdominal wall. You should carefully consider what you want to achieve. In Tampa, plastic surgeons can help you decide which of the two procedures could address your desires. During your consultation Dr Shienbaum will help identify your expectations and suggest solutions.
Will my liposuction result be ruined by weight gain?
Your improvement from liposuction will not be reversed by weight gain. The treated fat cells were permanently removed and will not return . A significant weight gain will however deposit excess fat in other areas of the body. Liposuction will not improve your appearance if you continue to put on weight. However it will often serve as a jump start to a healthier diet and lifestyle.
Is Vaser Liposuction better ?
Vaser Liposuction uses low frequency ultrasonic energy to liquefy fat cells and tighten the overlying skin. The small ultrasonic probes are very efficient at emulsifying the tightly adherent stubborn fibrous fat found in the male breast and the flank and back areas. In addition the ultrasonic energy promotes retraction of loose and inelastic skin . Dr Shienbaum has achieved his most dramatic liposuction results using Vaser Lipo sculpting.
In Tampa plastic surgery, how much does Liposuction cost ?
Most surgeons will charge a set fee per specific area. The larger the area the more expensive the procedure. One can usually find “ bargain basement “ fees advertised in your local paper. Often you get what you pay for.
Be certain to check out your surgeons credentials. Board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery should be your starting point. Has your surgeon been credentialed to perform Liposuction at the hospital ? Look carefully at the photographic documentation . Speak to former patients and remember – training and experience counts .
In Tampa,what are my alternatives to Liposuction?
Diet , exercise and lifestyle change is always your first and best option. There are many forms of non invasive treatments which use ultrasonic , radio frequency , thermal , chilling or mechanical energy to “destroy “ fat cells. In addition chemical injections , osmotic wraps , and vacuuming message have been promoted. Plastic surgery in the Lakeland, Brandon, and Riverview areas may offer you a variety of options.
Dr. Shienbaum has found that non of these techniques allows the delicate body sculpting and artistic contouring achieved thru Liposculpture. . A beautiful hourglass silhouette with fat enhancement is simply not possible with any of these so called non invasive techniques.
How much weight can I loose with liposuction ?
Most liposuction patients will loose less than five pounds The external pockets of fat simply do not weigh that much . Much of your body fat content is carried internally around your gut and internal organs.
Liposuction can be a highly motivational incentive to a new dietary resolve and lifestyle change . Most liposuction patients achieve their ultimate weight goal by strong determination and will power. Successful patients will tell you that the surgery was only the beginning – the rest is up to you!
Do I really need compression garments after liposuction ?
Liposuction removal of fat will leave a empty space between the skin and muscle This space will swell and bruise unless compressed . A good compression garment will reduce the swelling and fluid collecting inside this space , reduce bruising and splint muscles and give postural support.
After several days patients can usually switch to a firm tight Spanx like girdle . It is essential to continue compression until the swelling and edema is totally resolved. Make sure the garment goes beyond the areas of liposuction. Not surprisingly patients will continue using these garments because of the comfort and support.
Is liposuction painful ?
Fat itself is seldom a source of pain. But the nerves blood vessels and muscles surrounding fat are traumatized during liposuction resulting in pain.
Excessive swelling and edema can add painful tissue pressure. The discomfort will usually disappear in several weeks but the swelling may take months to totally resolve.
A comfortable garment , regular message and a return to activity go a long way toward achieving recovery .
Can I have my face liposuctioned ?
The neck and jawline are the two areas most commonly improved with liposuction. . Small blunt micro canula are used to avoid skin injury . Because of the thinness of the upper facial skin liposuction of the cheeks eyelids and temples can cause indentations and contour irregularities.
Most aging faces suffer from fat atrophy and become increasingly hollow over time. .Modern facelift procedures will use fat grafting to augment the volume of these deflated facial areas. There is a reason why fuller cheeks tend to look more youthful.
Will my skin be loose after liposuction ?
It depends on the quality of your skin a feature which is often difficult to judge. Skin thickness, elasticity, looseness , and the amount of excess all determines the ability of the skin to contract and assume the contour of the underlying tissues.
Thin aging skin will usually have lost much of its resiliency. Likewise stretch marks designate dermal breakdown with poor skin recoil and elasticity. The bottom line is that excess lax skin will usually require a skin removal and tightening procedure.
How long will my liposuction surgery take ?
The extent of your specific procedure requirements will dictate the duration of the surgery. The time required to perform liposuction may vary considerably, depending on the size of the area, the amount of fat being removed, and the type of anesthesia.
You will be fitted with an elastic compression garment that will encompass the portions of your body that were treated. This ensures proper healing and should be worn for several weeks following the procedure
The new body contour should emerge in the first 2 weeks as swelling subsides.