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What areas can be treated by Liposuction ?

Liposuction, known also as lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, is a procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat Depending on your individual pattern of fat distribution individual patient, lipoplasty may result in dramatic changes.

 

 

What treatable areas are most common?

Dr Shienbaum seeks to improve your entire silhouette by contouring and defining specific highly critical body areas. The most commonly treated areas in women are the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks, and neck. In men, the commonly areas treated include the love handles, abdomen, breasts, neck, and chin.

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Can Lipo suctioned fat be successfully transferred and used elsewhere ?

Liposuctioned fat is routinely used by Dr Shienbaum for Brazilian Butt Lifts, Natural Breast Enhancement, Facila Rejuvenation, Breast Reconstruction, and all sorts of skin irregularities including scars, indentations, cellulite, dimples, and contour deformities.

What is the best type of Liposuction. ?

There are many types of Liposuction with a variety of names including Smart Lipo, Aqua Lipo, Slim Lipo, and Vaser Lipo etc. As the oldest and most common technique Tumescent Liposuction is routinely used by Dr. Shienbaum.

 

Vaser Ultrasonic Liposuction

However significant improvements in liposuction technology have occurred during the last ten years which allow more precise control and more effective sculpting . Dr Shienbaum has found Vaser Ultrasonic Liposuction to be particularly effective for melting areas of stubborn adherent fat especially in men.

 

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FAQ's About Liposuction

Water - assisted Liposuction is said to be less traumatic and gentler, while Radiofrequency assisted Liposuction has significant skin retraction. Power assited Lipoosuction increases treatment speed and is less fatiguing for the surgeon, while Laser assisted Liposuction has a greater potential for tissue burns.

Most patients have realistic expectations about what liposuction can do for Them . While the procedure can enhance your appearance and help boost self confidence, it won't necessarily alter your skeletal size or match some ideal or unrealistic body shape. You should seriously consider what you want to achieve, identify your expectations, and discuss these with Dr. Shienbaum.

If  you  have  a  weight  gain   of  more  than  10%  following  your  liposuction  procedure fat will reform and visually  lesson  the   effect. One  should  strive to maintain  your  ideal  body weight following  your  liposuction  procedure by  adopting a more active lifestyle  and eating   cleanly

This is a 3 step liposuction technique using separation, aspiration and fat equalization. The procedure attempts to leave a layer of separated fat grafts to smooth the tissues to avoid irregularities.

While there is no weight limit for liposuction, the best candidates are people with firm, elastic skin who experience inappropriate distributions of excess fat in visible areas. Typically the less excess hanging skin the better the result. Thus any weight loss you achieve by exercise or dieting will improve your Liposuction result.

Fullness in the armpit area can be attributable to localized fat or glandular tissue representing axillary breast tissue. Liposuction can only remove fat - not glandular tissue. If the anterior axillary roll has thin sagging skin with hanging folds then a skin tuck may be required as well.

Dr. Shienbaum is highly trained in and routinely employs both Vaser and Tumescent liposuction. These techniques are the most common and are considered the safest form of liposuction for removing large or stubborn areas of fat with minimal blood loss. In these techniques, Dr. Shienbaum will inject a numbing salt-water an aesthetic solution beneath the skin in the area to be suctioned which numbs the area while the Vaser ultrasound energy liquefies fat, for a more thorough removal.

Florida has very specific limits on how much fat can be removed in an office or ambulatory surgical facility. For patients with large liposuction needs Dr Shienbaum will therefore perform these extensive liposuction s at a hospital. Physiologically there is an upper limit on the amount of fat that can be safely removed during a single procedure.

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.

The areas for fat removal are determined for each individual at your consultation. Should a larger amount, or more areas, of fat removal be desired than can be completed during one treatment, a second procedure may be performed at a later date.

Removal of the fat cells involves the use of a micro or small tube, called a canula, which is inserted through very small incisions. Dr. Shienbaum strives to keep the incision sites

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.

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.

This refers to the application of cold temperature to break down and destroy fat cells. It is specific for localized areas of fat deposition but not intended for areas with loose or saggy skin. Multiple treatments are often required .

As with any surgical procedure, liposuction has certain common side effects, such as bruising, swelling, and temporary numbness. Although irregularities of the skin are possible, this is minimized by Dr. Shienbaums use of the specifically designed micro cannula.. Persistent areas of swelling and induration are the most frequent complaints. These irregularities will typically resolve with the use of compression garments, vibratory message, and ultrasound all of which improve lymphatic drainage.

Liposuction permanently destroys and removes fat cells. While significant amounts of fat can be removed during a liposuction procedure fat cells elsewhere in the remainder of the body can continue to grow. Ensuring a healthy diet and maintaining your weight, with an appropriate level of exercise will prevent growth of fat in other areas of the body.

The new body contour will be immediately noticeable on day one. Over the next several weeks you will continue to improve as the swelling gradually absorbs. It is important to stay in your compression garments to prevent any additional swelling It typically takes several months for all the edema to totally resolve. Message and lymphatic drainage are helpful in removing stubborn persistent areas. You should be able to resume most non- strenuous activities within 1 week.

The neck and jawline are the two areas most commonly improved with liposuction. . Small blunt micro cannula are used to avoid skin injury . Because of the thinness of the upper facial skin liposuction of the cheeks eyelids and temples there is a potential for 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.

Options for fat removal include both non surgical and minimally invasive applications of ultrasound, infrared light, combined vacuum massage. cold or heat , laser, radio frequency, and injectables. These include names such as CoolSculpting , Kybella, Vanquish and, SculpSure all of which can induce lipolysis.

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.

It is a chemical called deoxycholic acid which, when injected, destroys fat cells. Marketed as Kybella, it recently gained FDA approval for treatment of the fat beneath the chin. After the local anesthesia has been injected, a precise amount of medication is injected using a grid pattern that has been pre-marked on the skin beneath the chin.

This is a form of lipolysis in which laser energy is used to destroy fat. It is most suitable for specific areas of localized body fat and can be performed without anesthesia. A popular form of laser lipolysis is SculpSure. During treatment, patients may experience an intermittent warming and tingling sensation, and the results take up to 3 months.

Liposuction can remove excess fat from the pubic mound or Mons Pubis. A bulge in this area is quite common and can be particularly annoying. This region can be quite successfully treated with liposuction.

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. During your consultation, Dr. Shienbaum will help identify your expectations and suggest solutions.

This is a procedure for the reduction of fatty deposits beneath the skin using radiofrequency energy. Some treatment modalities will also tighten loose skin. Vanquish and Thermi are two popular versions of radiofrequency devices.

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 jumpstart to a healthier diet and lifestyle.

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 determine 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.

Both VASER Ultrasonic- and Radiofrequency-assisted Liposuction have been shown to provide documented skin tightening. This is due to the heat generated by these energy-based forms of Liposuction.

Fat transfer has successfully been used for rejuvenation of facial atrophy seen with aging, depressed scars, sagging buttocks, and deflated breasts.

Be certain to check out your surgeon’s 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 count.

While CoolSculpting can randomly destroy fat cells, it cannot sculpt and contour the body like an artistic and experienced plastic surgeon.

Diet, exercise, and lifestyle change are always your first and best options. 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 massage have been promoted.

Home units must be safe, and therefore low-powered. They are therefore ineffective and will probably yield minimal results. High-powered units capable of destroying fat must be cleared by the FDA and are available only to physicians.

Liposuction can be a highly-motivational incentive for a new dietary resolve and lifestyle change. Most liposuction patients achieve their ultimate weight goal through strong determination and willpower. Successful patients will tell you that the surgery was only the beginning– the rest is up to you!

Liposuction etching is a technique to mimic sculpted musculature by carefully placing lines of fat indentations under the skin. However, on close inspection, this “new” musculature can feel somewhat soft and unnatural, with distinct irregularities, and can undergo changes in weight fluctuations. It is the most natural of body fillers that contains stem cells, and once established is permanent. If you are interested in learning more about liposuction and what it can do for you, contact Brandon Plastic Surgery today at (813) 681-5709 to schedule your initial consultation. We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have!