What Should you Know about Liposuction in Miami?


What is liposuction in Miami?


Liposuction in Miami slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits and improving your body contours and proportion. Liposuction techniques may be used to reduce localized fat deposits of the following areas:

  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Upper arms
  • Back
  • Inner knee
  • Chest area
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Calves
  • Ankles

Liposuction in Miami can be performed alone or along with other plastic surgery procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction or a tummy tuck. Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite, the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips, buttocks, or loose saggy skin. You may be wondering if you are a candidate for liposuction. Ideal liposuction candidates are adults within 30 percent of their ideal weight who have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone, healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing, non-smokers, and individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for body contouring.


If you are bothered by excess fat deposits, located anywhere on your body, that don’t respond to diet or exercise, liposuction in Miami may be right for you. You can contact our office today to find out more about the great deals that we are currently running so that you can feel great, look great, and save money all at the same time!


What is involved in the procedure of Miami liposuction?


The procedure for Miami liposuction includes multiple steps. These steps ensure that the entire process is done correctly, safely, and efficiently.


The first step for Miami liposuction is anesthesia. Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include:

  • Local anesthesia
  • Intravenous sedation
  • General anesthesia

Our doctor will recommend the best choice for you since not all options work great for everyone.


The next is the incision. Liposuction is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions. First, diluted local anesthesia is infused to reduce bleeding and trauma. Then a thin hollow tube, or cannula, is inserted through the incisions to loosen excess fat using a controlled back and forth motion. The dislodged fat is then suctioned out of the body using a surgical vacuum or syringe attached to the cannula. Finally you can see the results. Your improved body contour will be apparent once the swelling and fluid retention commonly experienced following liposuction subside. Get more information about liposuction results.


The results of liposuction will be long lasting, provided you maintain a stable weight and general fitness. Your improved body contour will be apparent when the swelling and fluid retention commonly experienced following liposuction subside. As your body ages, it is natural to lose some firmness, but most of your improvement should be relatively permanent. Although good results are expected from your procedure, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary. It is not possible to improve lax skin tone with liposuction. Following your physician’s instructions is important to the success of your surgery. It’s important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, swelling, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing. Our doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for your Miami liposuction. To learn more about this liposuction procedure, contact us today!


Is there more than one type of liposuction in Miami FL?


While we gave you the basic steps of liposuction in Miami FL described above, and they remain the same for each type, there are a couple of different techniques that can be used during liposuction.


The first one is tumescent liposuction. During this technique, the surgeon will inject a solution into your fatty areas before the fat is removed. It is made up of a saline solution, a mild painkiller and epinephrine, a drug that contracts your blood vessels. The solution not only helps the surgeon removed the fat more easily but it helps reduce blood loss and provides pain relief during and after surgery. The second type of liposuction in Miami FL is ultrasound-assisted liposuction. During ultrasound-assisted liposuction, ultrasonic energy is used to liquefy the fat, after which it is removed from the body.


There are a few more techniques, and you can ask our doctor to describe each of them while you are at your consultation. Another thing people wonder about is how long does recovery after liposuction last? Under most circumstances, when liposuction is an outpatient procedure, recovery is usually quick. Most people can return to work within a few days and to normal activities within about two weeks. You can expect bruising, swelling and soreness for a least a few weeks. However, every person’s outcome will vary based on factors such as volume of fat cells removed and area of removal. Our doctor will discuss what results you can expect to achieve after liposuction in Miami FL and how to best maintain your new body shape. If you would like to be able to create your own before and after pictures, contact us today!


How can you prepare for liposuction in Miami?


When you are preparing for liposuction in Miami, you may be asked to get lab testing or a medical evaluation. You may also be asked to take certain medications or adjust your current medications, stop smoking, avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.


Liposuction should be performed in an accredited office-based surgical facility, licensed ambulatory surgical center, or a hospital. Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery. The decision to have plastic surgery is extremely personal. You will have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications of liposuction are acceptable. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks and potential complications. The risks and others that are possible with this and any other procedure will be fully discussed prior to your consent.


It is important that you address all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon. Secondary procedures may sometimes be recommended to reduce excess skin. Special considerations are needed when large amounts, usually more than five liters of fat, are suctioned. So when you are ready for liposuction in Miami, contact the best surgeon, Dr. Jhonny Salomon!