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Orlando plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Joseph is respected by patients and colleagues alike for his warm, compassionate manner. He is dedicated to providing you with the highest-quality service available, and surgical results that enhance your appearance, and your life overall.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a procedure that removes stubborn fat deposits from specific areas of your body. The result is an improved body contour and a shape that is attractive and proportionate. Patients who have undergone liposuction can enjoy an enhanced self-image and increased confidence in their everyday lives.
Who is a good candidate for Liposuction?
Liposuction is ideal for people who are healthy, of a normal body weight and are already on an exercise regimen. This treatment only eradicates stubborn deposits of fat, so if you are looking for a substitute for weight loss, liposuction is not for you. Even if you are mildly to moderately overweight, you can still be a candidate for this procedure. The most important thing is that you have realistic expectations about the outcome of your treatment. Age, overall body mass, and skin type and elasticity will all factor into your results. Liposuction candidates should also be in good overall health before undergoing this procedure.
Will the fat that has been removed grow back?
Your body will not develop new fat cells once you reach puberty. The fat cells that you have will either swell or shrink depending on your weight gain or weight loss. Once you undergo liposuction and the fat cells are removed from a given area, they will not return. Keep in mind that this procedure is only a spot-reducer and is not intended for long-term weight loss.
What will happen to the excess skin?
Once your excessive fat is removed, you will be left with excess skin. Your skin is a dynamic, elastic organ that has the ability to shrink and take the contour of your new body shape. In rare occurrences, if your skin fails to shrink, the excessive skin can be removed in a separate surgery.
How much pain is involved in the Liposuction procedure?
Because you will be under anesthesia, you will not feel any pain during the procedure. Many patients experience minimal post-operative pain, but this varies by person. Approximately 40 percent of people who undergo liposuction require pain medication that is no stronger than Tylenol extra strength. The patients who require a stronger medication are often comfortable with Tylenol with codeine.
If you have stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise and you live in the Orlando, Florida, please contact board-certified Orlando plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Joseph and his staff at Park Avenue Plastic Surgery to arrange your appointment.