Liposuction in Jacksonville, FL

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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.

Our Liposuction Surgical Techniques

Tumescent “Super-Wet”

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.

Liposuction FAQ

Is Liposuction 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 Liposuction 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 is $3,000 - $12,000.

Get a slimmer, smoother figure

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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