Most everyone holds some unwanted extra fat on body, whether it be their midsection, hips, thighs, or other areas. While diet and exercise can sometimes eliminate these areas of fat, sometimes it is just not enough. In these instances, liposuction in Brandon may be able to help. Read on to learn more about some things you should know before getting liposuction to ensure this is the procedure for you.

Liposuction Basics

Liposuction is a procedure done to break down and remove subcutaneous fat in different parts of the body. While it is not a weight loss solution for those who are obese, it can help to remove stubborn fat pockets in otherwise healthy individuals.

Where is Liposuction Performed?

While liposuction can be performed on almost any area of the body, there are some common “problem” areas that can be addressed. These include the chin, the upper arms, the breasts, saddlebags, the bra strap area, the abdomen, love handles, and muffin top.

Who is a Good Candidate?

Individuals who are close to their goal weight and who are nonsmokers are ideal candidates. Patients should have stubborn subcutaneous fat, which resides between the muscle and skin. Those with visceral fat, which resides around the abdominal organs, may not be good candidates. A consultation with Dr. Shienbaum can help to determine candidacy.

If you are interested in learning more about liposuction in Brandon, contact our office today to schedule a consultation!

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Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Tummy Tucks Liposuction Breast Augmentation Brazilian Butt Lifts and Mommy Makeovers. He provides services for the entire Tampa Bay area, including Brandon, Lakeland, Riverview, and Tampa, Florida. To find out more about the procedures near you, please visit

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