What is it?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure designed to remove stubborn fatty deposits. It is not a weight loss tool. Instead, it is best used to reduce and sculpt bulges that are resistant to diet and exercise. The best candidates are patients who are in good shape with tight elastic skin, no stretch marks, and no hanging skin.
Traditional tumescent liposuction remains the gold standard in surgical fat removal. Many companies have heavily marketed and branded devices designed to compete with traditional liposuction. Currently, there are no high quality studies that definitively show the results of these devices as being any superior than traditional liposuction. As the swelling decreases, the skin also retracts.
Dr. Farahmand’s Fort Myers patients often seek liposuction of the neck, abdomen, hips, thighs, back, and arms. Also, patients can request that the fat that is removed
Abdominal etching works to accentuate existing muscle tone, and reduces excess fat to sculpt out abs. This type of technique is a variation of traditional tumescent liposuction to sculpt the tissues of the abdomen. With abdominal etching your stomach can appear tighter, firmer, and more muscular. Those wishing to undergo abdominal etching should understand that you must be close to your ideal body weight to be considered a candidate. After having abdominal etching it is important to maintain a healthy diet, and exercise.
For many who want to get rid of stubborn fat, “360 degree liposculpture” is a technique in body contouring that takes liposuction to the next level. This technique is a more comprehensive procedure that combines liposuction of the entire midsection to create a more contoured figure from every angle.
The recovery after liposuction can be different for each patient. All patients are encouraged to walk after the surgery and to wear their compression garment for 3 weeks. They are allowed to shower after 24 hours and they are allowed to wash their compression garment. Most patients return to work after a few days when they are off of pain medications. Patients are encouraged to massage the treated area. Exercise after liposuction is allowed after a few weeks.
” I had liposuction preformed about 4.5 years ago. She did a awesome job and came in on a Saturday to personally remove the foam compression on my thighs and abdomen. I’ve had other cosmetic procedures by other docs and never had any of them personally remove stitches or anything related to post-op other than to pop their heads in and say hi.”
— Dr. Farahmand’s Liposuction patient