Liposuction in Aventura FL
We all know that the best way to have a trim, toned, healthy body is to eat right and consistently exercise, whether that involves walking, running, swimming, dancing, or working out at the gym. Unfortunately, for many people, certain areas of the body fail to respond to diet and exercise. Stubborn fat deposits can accumulate on the thighs, hips, abdomen, lower back, and around the neck that refuse to budge no matter how diligently you work out or watch your diet. Dr. White delivers some of the best liposuction Aventura has to offer.
Dr. Jeremy White at ARC Plastic Surgery serves the Aventura area, performing liposuction to remove localized fat deposits to slim, reshape, and sculpt a more graceful silhouette. Liposuction can be performed virtually anywhere on the body where you have unwanted fat, including the chest, upper arms, calves, ankles, backs of the knees, and under the chin.
How Liposuction Is Performed
In a liposuction procedure, fat is surgically removed through small incisions. There are several different types of liposuction, performed with different types of anesthesia, including local anesthetic, intravenous sedation, and general anesthesia. Dr. White will recommend the most appropriate procedure and anesthesia in a custom-tailored treatment.
Numbing fluid will be placed in the targeted area, and Dr. White will use a cannula (thin, hollow tube) to break up the fat and detach it from the surrounding structures. The fat is then extracted from the area with a vacuum system or syringe attached to the cannula.
You will wear a compression garment after surgery to help control swelling, bruising, and fluid retention in the treatment area, and to help the skin mold around the body’s new contours. Dr. White may place temporary drains in the small incisions required for the procedure to help remove excess blood and fluids.
Liposuction can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures, such as a breast lift, thigh lift, or tummy tuck, to sculpt a slimmer, sleeker body with more graceful lines. Fat harvested in a liposuction procedure can also be purified and injected to augment other parts of the body, including the breasts, cheeks, and the backs of the hands.
Liposuction and Natural Fat Transfer
While some areas of the body may accumulate stubborn fat, other body areas may need more volume. As we age, we lose fat volume in the face and the cheeks, and women tend to lose breast volume. As there is no risk of rejection, natural, purified fat harvested, from your own body, is an excellent choice for restoring lost volume and creating a more youthful appearance.
Natural fat injections can be used to:
- Add volume to the cheeks
- Improve facial contours
- Augment the breasts
Natural fat transfer is increasing in popularity as a more natural alternative to breast implants and for restoring volume to the face and to lift sagging skin. This treatment also has a rejuvenating effect on the skin, which may be attributable to the presence of stem cells and growth factors within the transferred fat.
Types of Liposuction
Dr. White performs different types of liposuction, as appropriate for treating different conditions and specific areas of the body, including:
- Traditional suction-assisted liposuction
- Laser liposuction (which uses a laser to break up the fat before it is removed)
- Vaser liposuction (a less invasive procedure that uses ultrasound to break down fat cells without damaging surrounding tissue)
- Ultrasonic liposuction (using high-pitched sound waves to liquefy fat before it is removed)
- Tickle liposuction (a new, faster procedure, performed with local anesthetic, that produces a tickle sensation and significantly reduces discomfort during liposuction treatment)
- Power-assisted liposuction (performed with special, tiny cannulas that vibrate rapidly to break up fat cells for removal from the body)
Dr. Jeremy White at ARC Plastic Surgery is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who has received numerous honors and accolades, and who has treated patients from across the globe. He serves Aventura with a dedication to surgical excellence in a range of plastic surgery cosmetic procedures, including cutting-edge liposuction and fat transfer techniques to sculpt and contour the body and face. If you have stubborn fat deposits that don’t respond to all your best efforts, or if you are seeking a more natural way to add volume to the face or breasts, schedule a consultation with Dr. White to discuss our Aventura liposuction treatment.