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Liposuction St. Petersburg

For many people, exercise and weight loss can only get you so close to your ideal figure. Our bodies are genetically programmed with certain instructions for storing fat, and for some of us this means that the last place we want it is the first place it goes. If this is your problem, liposuction may be the ideal solution. Liposuction is a technique that can target stubborn fat deposits and help you achieve the figure you have always desired but have been unable to achieve on your own.

The best way to learn what results you might be able to achieve from liposuction is to talk to Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso in person. He can listen to your cosmetic goals and medical history and perform an exam before giving personalized recommendations. To talk to Dr. Gayoso, please call or email Gayoso Plastic Surgery today.

Areas Liposuction Can Treat

The popularity of liposuction is partly due to its extreme versatility. It can be used on virtually any area of the body where you have excess fat that you would like to remove. This includes:

  • Neck and jowls
  • Chest (as in male breast reduction)
  • Back
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks (“love handles” and “muffin tops”)
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Calves and ankles (i.e. to reduce the appearance of “cankles”)

Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, but is a re-shaping procedure. It can be used for the targeted removal of fat deposits from one or more specific areas to complement your weight loss or exercise results. It can be used equally well to enhance feminine curves and highlight a masculine physique.

How Liposuction Works

Liposuction is a body contouring technique that removes fat from your body. The area to be treated is injected with a saline solution that includes medications that numb the area and constrict blood vessels. This solution also helps to prevent dehydration and bleeding. Then very small incisions are made to allow the insertion of a thin metal tube, called a cannula that applies suction and removes the fat little by little, so that the contour can be sculpted down to the desired shape. Several incisions may be used in order to achieve the precise contouring goals you desire.

In some cases, ultrasound assisted liposuction is used. This is similar to liposuction, except that the cannula emits ultrasound energy that breaks up the fat tissues, and makes it easier to remove.

After your procedure, you will wear a compression garment to reduce swelling and help your body heal into the desired shape. Between the injected solution and swelling, you may not initially see the results you desire. However, improvement may be seen within 1-2 weeks, and will continue to improve over a period of a few months. You will then see your new, shapelier figure.

Is Liposuction for You?

Liposuction is a good treatment for people whose figure is impacted by stubborn fat deposits. However, some people cannot achieve the results they desire because of excess skin or bone structure. If your skin does not have sufficient tone to shrink after liposuction, we may recommend an appropriate surgical procedure, such as a tummy tuck, that can remove skin as well as fat. If your body simply cannot achieve the results you desire, we will help you understand the limits of what we can achieve and recommend the best alternatives for you.

Why Choose Gayoso Plastic Surgery

To get the best results from your liposuction procedure, we recommend that you work with a board-certified plastic surgeon. A plastic surgeon is trained in how best to safely achieve the optimal results from liposuction and other body contouring procedures. Clearwater cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has helped many patients from Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and across Florida to achieve their body contouring goals with liposuction.

To learn whether Dr. Gayoso can help you get the results you desire, please call or email Gayoso Plastic Surgery today.