It’s already warmer, did your new year’s resolution go as planned? Most people want to get in shape and get ready for swimsuit season. Now that summer is approaching, you may be looking at pockets of stubborn fat that hasn’t gone away, even with the diet and exercise you’ve stuck with. If this sounds like you, liposuction in Tampa may be your solution to get the beach body you deserve.

Liposuction Basics

At Brandon Plastic Surgery, Dr. Marvin Shienbaum can utilize different liposuction techniques, including VASER® Liposuction in Brandon. Regardless of the strategy, the goal of liposuction is to remove fat from your troubling areas, such as the lower abdomen, thighs, flanks and more. The type of liposuction that will be performed based on your consultation and area of treatment.

While liposuction effectively removes unwanted fat, it does not always address stretched, sagging skin. VASER Liposuction has some skin tightening benefits, but if fat removal is large enough, you may want to consider a combination procedure. For example, your board-certified plastic surgeon may suggest a tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty in Riverview, to remove extra skin. However, this depends on your skin’s ability to retract back to its slimmer physique.

It’s very important to emphasize that liposuction should not be used as a weight-loss treatment. You should be close to or at your target weight, living a healthy lifestyle, and you will see the best results!

After Liposuction Surgery

After liposuction, you’ll likely be required to wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling and maintain your new body contour. How long you must wear it will depend on your surgeon’s preference. Although you may see immediate results after surgery, it takes up to 6 months for the results to be prominently true.


As with any plastic surgery near Lakeland, FL, it is always important to have a thorough conversation with your board-certified plastic surgeon to determine what liposuction techniques are right for you. An honest and open conversation will help you achieve your summer beach body goals!


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With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Marvin Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in all forms of Cosmetic Surgery, including Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, Brazilian Butt Lifts, Breast Augmentation, and the Mommy Makeover. He serves patients in the entire Tampa Bay area, including Tampa, Brandon, Lakeland, Riverview, Florida. To learn more about the procedures near you, please visit