What is Liposuction?
Our group at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery proudly offers a wide range of plastic and cosmetic surgery services. Serving the Greater Jacksonville, FL area, one of our specialties is liposuction. Liposuction helps tighten the body and remove stubborn fat from the hips, buttocks, thighs, neck, arms, chest, and stomach. Using a precise technique and a specialized device called a cannula, one of our highly skilled surgeons can help you attain a slimmer and beautiful figure. Depending on your needs, our highly experienced surgeons offer several liposuction techniques to provide a smooth and more youthful appearance. Please schedule a consultation at one of our convenient locations to learn more about the benefits of liposuction surgery.
Liposuction Surgical Technique
Tumescent liposuction is a common technique used by many surgeons. Incorporating suction-assisted (SAL) technology, this type of liposuction starts by injecting a liquid agent into the treatment area. The liquid agent includes saline, lidocaine (a numbing agent), and epinephrine. Epinephrine is a medication that helps control bleeding. Once we have administered the solution, a cannula is placed into the incision, which passes through the fat deposits and suctions them out. As we carefully move the cannula to remove stubborn fat, an attached, power-aided motor helps us control the speed of the fat removal. Fat removal amounts can range from several pounds or as little as several ounces.
What to Expect With Liposuction
At one of our accredited surgical facilities, we start by administering general anesthesia. Liposuction is considered an outpatient procedure, and each treatment area takes about 30 minutes to complete. After surgery, patients will wear a compression garment to reduce fluid retention and promote circulation. Generally, it takes about a full week for the bruising and swelling to subside. Additionally, it can take several months for the final results to appear because your body needs time to get used to the new contours. Liposuction does create scars where we made the incision; however, these will fade over time. Before you leave, you will receive detailed aftercare instructions to encourage healing.
Is Lipo Safe?
The media sometimes tells stories of liposuction patients who have received bad results because of inexperienced surgeons. Today’s liposuction techniques are much safer and more predictable than ever before. However, a surgeon's skill still remains the number one factor when researching this procedure. The goal is to attain a natural and smooth appearance, and an experienced surgeon can provide this type of result.
Is Liposuction Permanent?
Fat cells that we remove during the surgery do not come back. Unfortunately, patients can still gain weight after surgery because the remaining cells can expand and become larger. However, patients who maintain a healthy diet and exercise program will continue to see results years after their surgery.
How Much Weight Can You Lose with Liposuction?
The amount of fat depends on the size of the patient and their aesthetic goals. From a safety standpoint, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends roughly ten pounds of fat or less. Otherwise, the procedure technique is considered high-volume liposuction, which does have increased risks. Before undergoing liposuction, we recommend being near your ideal weight.
Does Lipo Help with Loose Skin?
Liposuction decreases fat and enhances the actual shape of the body. It does not address saggy skin or cellulite. During your consultation, we will discuss your goals and select the best treatment options for you. If needed, we can combine nonsurgical and other surgical procedures with your liposuction. These could better address the issue and improve your skin concern. To treat skin laxity, we may recommend a tummy tuck, thigh lift, neck lift, or butt lift surgeries.
What does Liposuction in Jacksonville, FL cost?
The price for liposuction will depend on the selected technique and the number of treatment areas. The average cost of liposuction in the U.S. for the most common body parts are outlined below:
- Abdomen (upper/lower): $3,000-$7,000
- Arms: $3,000-$5,000
- Buttocks: $3,000-$4,000
- Chin: $3,000-$4,500
- Inner Thigh: $3,000-$5,000
- Outer Thigh: $3,000-$5,000
- Hips/Waist: $3,000-$5,000
"Mommy Makeover- Tummy Tuck with Liposuction of Hips and Breast Lift - I am thrilled with my tummy tuck and breast lift results! Dr. Snyder is a very talented surgeon and I cannot thank him enough for helping me regain my pre-baby shape! The staff were so helpful and the facility at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery was nice and private. Keep up the great work. - - Dr. Snyder operated on my daughter at Nemours a few years ago and did an amazing job, he is a very talented surgeon. So, when it was my turn to have a "mommy makeover" I knew exactly who I wanted to go see! Everyone in the office has been so helpful and caring so far, from the front office to the nurses."- A. / RealSelf / Feb 02, 2014
"Male Liposuction - Abdomen and Flanks - I went to Dr. Sternberg for a consultation and from the beginning everyone on his team put me at complete ease, was very encouraging, understanding and clearly explored all options. Dr. Sternberg was extremely honest and open about my options and expected outcomes. For a person who was very uneasy about this type elective procedure Dr. Sternberg and his team was the reason I decided to move forward and I am beyond happy with the results. This team puts patient care as #1, they treat you like a member of the family and are very accessible post OP for questions. My procedure fell near a holiday weekend and I still received a call from the nurse and Dr. Sternberg daily for checkup, this makes all the difference in patient care and a recovering mind. As far as the results, WOW, my expectations were blown away. My advice, you can get a procedure anywhere but you cannot get high level patient care and exceptional results without going to the best. I unequivocally recommend Dr. Sternberg and his team for anyone considering a procedure of any kind. ~ S.M~"- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 03, 2017
"40yr Old Mommy of 2 Ready to Have "Normal" Tummy Skin Again - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery -- loved the whole experience! - - Hello, I had my full TT and Lipo to outer hips, flanks and outer thighs on the Dec 30th. I did it!-- still can't believe it's behind me. I delivered my oldest daughter almost 11 years ago via c-sect and my second little girl 2 years later also via c-section and since then I have just had very saggy, wrinkly skin. I had stretch marks below and above my belly button and everywhere else. Growing up I was a string bean and when I got pregnant at 29 I was still small ( wish I could still be like that) but my first baby girl was big and I got huge! I've wanted this forever but have been so scared of the surgery thinking What if I don't make it, what if I can't walk for months, who will care for my family as a recover, how can I miss work ( I work with my husband part time) I'm spending how much on me! But 8 days post op I guess I did it! The surgery went well- afterwards as others have said u feel okay. I spent the first night in the surgery center ( which I liked and is one of the reasons I picked that surgeon) and had to walk for the first time at Midnight. I had 2 c-sections and I recalled that feeling of literally not being able to walk. I had a pain pump and pain Meds so I was okay. I'll tell u when I walked the outside of my legs and hips burned a lot!! But I kept telling myself to suck it up-- it's worth it to have the fat gone!! I came home to my rented recliner ( yes I suggest it!!!) and the 1st day I got up every hour -I walked to the bathroom and. that wore me out till had to do it again in an hour. To me the pain level was okay but hardest part was the muscle spasms- to me it felt almost like a contraction but higher on my rib cage. The first shower was hard, that darn binder hehe, but by day 2 I did it alone, I was very slow but I did it. I'm post opt day 8 and I can walk up and down my stairs, I am sleeping in my bed, still hunched over, my drain is out so I can get the binder up and down easier (thank you God) at my appt today they removed my drain ( I was terrified but ladies it didn't hurt) removed all my stitches and sent me home. I'm doing this day by day and everyday I get a little better!!! -- tx for reading"- K. / RealSelf / Jan 06, 2014
"The staff and Dr. Sternberg were highly professional, caring and communicative. From our first visit and consultation to the morning of the procedure the staff were available for any questions and concerns we had. The staff truly cares about their patients and the family as well. As a wife to the patient I appreciated the detailed instructions for recovery and the accessibility to the nurse for any questions we had. Regular phone calls and texts made the recovery so much easier than expected... My husband and I can highly recommend this practice! The results of the procedure were outstanding, Dr. Sternberg is truly gifted in his area of expertise!! Great bedside manner as well, we so appreciated this!! Thank you PVPS!!"- J.V. / Office Visit / Jan 18, 2016
"I absolutely love PVPS.... I had a mommy make-over (tummy tuck, lipo, and a lift) in March and couldn't be happier with my results!!! I had 3 kids and 3 c-section deliveries.... so I needed a tummy tuck so badly! I chose Dr. Rumsey for my surgery... he is very kind and thorough. I felt like he listened to my concerns and made me feel at ease with the surgery and the recovery. If I had to, I would do it all over again. I recommend Dr. Rumsey and all the docs at PVPS to all my family and friends!!!"- A.G. / Yelp / Nov 07, 2012
Schedule A Liposuction Consultation in Jacksonville, FL
Schedule a consultation to receive a tailored treatment plan that meets your body goals. Offering beautiful, safe, and effective results, many patients feel pleased with their tighter and healthier-looking figure. To learn about the benefits or costs of liposuction, please schedule an appointment at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville, FL. Our group of expert surgeons looks forward to helping you attain your cosmetic goals!
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