Liposuction Surgery in Altamonte Springs, FL

Liposuction surgery is one of the more common cosmetic procedures performed. The procedure is done to remove localized fatty tissue, and when done properly, the results can be a significant improvement in bodily contours. Often referred to as “body-sculpting,” liposuction may be performed as a standalone procedure or as part of a more comprehensive procedure.

A Closer Look at Liposuction Surgery

Liposuction surgery, often shortened to just “lipo” is a procedure performed in a hospital setting to break down and remove targeted areas of fat on the body, such as in the cheeks, buttocks, or abdomen. There are actually multiple types of liposuction, each with its own specific steps and tools involved, such as:

  • Tumescent liposuction – involves injecting a large volume of fluid into the area of fat before removal
  • Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) – Involves using ultrasound technology to break down fat cells before removal
  • Laser-assisted liposuction (LAL) – Involves using laser technology to break down fat cells for easier removal

Your surgeon will discuss the specifics of which procedure will be used to perform your liposuction surgery. Some areas of fatty tissue respond better to certain types of liposuction procedures.

The Surgery Process: What to Expect

The specifics of each liposuction surgery can vary depending on your specific health circumstances and the area being targeted. Therefore, it is important to discuss your procedure at length with the surgeon before the procedure, so you know what to expect.

During liposuction surgery, you will be placed under anesthesia to keep you comfortable. The surgeon will create a small incision where the cannula will be inserted. They will then use a machine that produces suction and a thin cannula or a series of cannulas to remove fat cells from the area of the body being treated. The fatty tissue will be removed a small amount at a time, and there are limits to how much fat can be removed during one procedure.

Your recovery will begin immediately after surgery. You may have drainage tubes in place to allow any excess fluid to drain from the surgical site while you are in recovery. You will also likely be wearing a garment to keep the area compressed and deter inflammation and swelling. You can expect to be sore and need a lot of rest during the first week of recovery.

Find Out More About Liposuction Surgery

Do you believe liposuction surgery could benefit you? If you have areas of fat that do not respond well to regular diet and exercise, you may be a good candidate. Reach out to Dr. Plank by phone at at 407-960-6936  to discuss scheduling a consultation.

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