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Liposuction, also referred to as lipo, is an excellent option for men and women who are struggling with stubborn fat. 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. Gayoso Plastic Surgery strives to deliver the best liposuction St. Petersburg and Tampa have to offer.

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The best way to learn what results you might be able to achieve from liposuction is to talk to Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso and Dr. Frank Beninger in person. They can listen to your cosmetic goals and medical history and perform an exam before giving personalized recommendations. To talk to Dr. Gayoso or Dr. Beninger, 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”)

What You Should Know About Liposuction

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.

Recovering from Liposuction

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.

Your Liposuction at Gayoso Plastic Surgery will be performed by Dr. Gayoso and Dr. Beninger in St. Petersburg, FL

  • Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Active Member, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Active Member, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Top Doctors Winner, Tampa Magazine 5th Annual

Liposuction Before and After Results
Liposuction Before and After Results

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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. Liposuction may also be utilized during male breast reduction for the treatment of gynecomastia. 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.

The Cost of Liposuction

The cost of liposuction will vary based on the techniques used, the number of areas being treated, and the amount of work needed to attain the patient’s desired results. Financing options are available to help make the payment process easier for our patients.

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 surgeons, Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso and Dr. Frank Beninger are board-certified plastic surgeons who have helped many patients from Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, and across Florida to achieve their body contouring goals with liposuction.

Schedule a Consultation Today

To learn whether Dr. Gayoso and Dr. Beninger can help you get the results you desire, please call us 727-895-1515, or email Gayoso Plastic Surgery today. We have provided numerous men and women in St. Petersburg and Tampa with amazing results from their liposuction procedure and can provide you with the personalized care you need.