Liposuction in Miami, FL

Revive Surgical Institute offers the best liposuctions in Miami to help our patients improve their appearance and boost confidence. All body contouring procedures are performed by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Morad Askari. 
He eliminates unwanted fat using state-of-the-art technologies like VASER®. With over a decade of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Askari prioritizes patient safety and compassionate care to produce stunning results 
for each of our treasured patients.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction, also known as "lipo," is a surgical procedure that removes unwanted fat from different areas of the body through minimal incisions. Dr. Askari uses a surgical vacuum device with a cannula (thin tube) to suction out excess fat between the skin and muscles. 
Lipo is not a weight loss procedure — it aims to contour near-ideal body shapes.

Liposuction is the most common plastic surgery in the United States — hundreds of thousands of patients receive it each year. By safely drawing fat out of problem zones, our experienced plastic surgeon in Miami can artfully re-contour various body parts to create a slimmer appearance.

Liposuction surgery can be performed in many places, including:

Abdomen (stomach)
Love handles
Back
Arms
Flanks, sides, and waist
Chin and neck (double chin)
Thighs
Knees
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Types of Liposuction

Dr. Askari uses ultrasonic-assisted and tumescent liposuction. Combined, these two techniques reduce
bleeding, swelling, and bruising. Here is a brief description of each method: 

Tumescent Liposuction

Tumescent liposuction is a common technique for removing unwanted fat from the belly, thighs, hips, and buttocks. During this procedure, a tumescent fluid is injected into the fatty areas. It contains a local anesthetic (lidocaine) and a medication to co...nstrict blood vessels. This injection causes the targeted zones to become swollen and firm (tumescent), which makes it easier to remove fat. A thin hollow tube, called a cannula, is then inserted through small incisions in the skin to vacuum out excess tissue. The tumescent technique is considered safer than traditional liposuction because the injected solution helps to reduce blood loss and bruising. 

Ultrasonic-Assisted Liposuction

Ultrasonic-assisted liposuction (UAL) relies on ultrasound energy to break down 
and remove unwanted fat. Dr. Askari uses an advanced VASER® system, which includes 
a handpiece that emits ultrasound waves. This device is inserted through small incision... into the treatment areas. The ultrasonic vibrations liquefy fat cells, allowing the doctor to suction them out more easily. During this procedure, tumescent fluid is also injected into the target zones to numb them, constrict blood vessels, and make fat removal easier. The main benefit of UAL is that Dr. Askrai can take out unwanted fat without damaging surrounding tissues. This technique is precise, effective, and safe. Together with laser-assisted liposuction and power-assisted liposuction, UAL is at the forefront of progress in this sphere. 

Consultation & Preparation for Liposuction

Preparation is essential for optimal results and a smooth recovery from liposuction surgery. During the initial consultation, Dr. Askari evaluates the patient's goals, medical history, and expectations. The surgeon also explains the liposuction techniques and makes recommendations based on the treatment areas. He provides pre-operative instructions to follow in the weeks and days leading up to the procedure.
Liposuction Preparation Tips
Discontinue certain medications, such as blood thinners and anti-inflammatory drugs, that can increase bleeding risks.
Stop smoking for at least 6 weeks before and after surgery.
Arrange for a friend or family member to drive home and assist in post-operative care.
Stock up on soft, comfortable clothing to wear during recovery.
Eat a healthy diet and stay well hydrated.
Follow any other specific instructions from our surgeon, such as lab work requirements or prescriptions.
Adequate preparation, both physically and mentally, can help patients feel less stressed about the procedure and promote faster healing. Following the surgeon’s instructions is vital for achieving the best liposuction results.

Liposuction Procedure

Anesthesia
In our practice, Dr. Askari performs liposuction under general anesthesia. This is the best option because patients can be completely comfortable and feel no pain. Our anesthesiologist provides medication through an IV line to induce sleep and numbness before the procedure begins.
Incisions
Dr. Askari makes small incisions (less than 0.2 inches long) in the area where fat will be removed. These openings are usually made in less noticeable sites, such as the crease under the buttock or groin area. Through the incisions, the surgeon inserts a VASER® probe with a cannula attached to a vacuum device.
Elimination of Fat Cells

Dr. Askari moves the cannula through the fat layers, breaking them up with ultrasound. The vacuum suctions out fat and fluids from the target areas. This procedure allows the surgeon to create a better body contour by reducing localized fat deposits.

During a typical liposuction, a maximum of 5 liters of excess fat can be removed, which is the equivalent of 10 pounds. On average, 2-3 liters are taken out. 

Closing Incisions

Once the desired amount of fat is removed, Dr. Askari closes the small incisions with a few stitches. Temporary drainage tubes may also be inserted to prevent fluid buildup. The incisions typically heal within 2-3 weeks.

Add-On Procedure: Brazilian Butt Lift

A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a popular cosmetic procedure that enhances the size and shape of the buttocks. During a BBL, liposuction is first used to remove unwanted fat deposits from the belly, flanks, thighs, or other areas. This harvested tissue is then purified and prepared for injection into the buttocks to create a fuller, rounder contour. Patients can achieve an hourglass figure by combining these complementary procedures.
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Recovery After Liposuction

Liposuction recovery may vary from one patient to another based on the number of treated areas, the amount of fat removed, their pain tolerance, and overall health. People are usually able to return to non-strenuous work within a few days. Bruising, swelling, numbness, and mild discomfort should be expected, but they typically go away within a few weeks. Compression garments, aka FAJA, are worn over the treatment sites during the recovery period to help reduce swelling and promote healing.

Patients are instructed to avoid strenuous activity for 2-4 weeks after liposuction to allow their body to restore itself. A healthy diet and exercise regimen can aid the recovery process. Lymphatic massages may also be beneficial. Follow-up appointments allow Dr. Askari 
to monitor the patient's progress. While final results are visible within a month, it may take 3-6 months for the full effects of liposuction to become apparent. 

Out-of-Area Patients
If the patient is planning to travel to Miami for liposuction, we offer some tips such as hotels, transportation, and more.
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Candidates for Liposuction

Patients who are interested in liposuction should book a liposuction consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Askari. We will discuss their goals and evaluate if they are good candidates for this procedure. Here a the most common requirements:
Patients need to be 18+ years old.
They should not smoke for at least 6 weeks before surgery.
Candidates must be in general good health and maintain stable weight.
BMI should ideally be between 19 and 30.
Patients need to have realistic expectations.
People with some medical conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes, heart disease, and immune system disorders, may not be eligible for liposuction.
Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should postpone liposuction until they complete nursing.

Benefits of Liposuction

In recent years, technological advancements have made liposuction safer and more effective.
This surgery now provides a wide range of benefits: 

  • Removes stubborn fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise.
    Creates better body contours and proportions. Our patients' clothes fit better, and their bodies look more toned.
    Boosts self-confidence by helping people achieve the body shape they desire. This psychological benefit should not be underestimated.
    The effects are permanent if the patient maintains a stable body weight.
  • Recovery time is usually fairly quick — between 1 and 4 weeks, depending on the extent of treatment. Many people return to desk jobs within a few days.

    The procedure is low-risk when performed by Dr. Askari. Serious complications are exceptionally rare.

    Liposuction is an outpatient procedure, so the patient can get back home the same day after the operation.

Liposuction Risks

Like any other cosmetic surgery, liposuction involves some risks: Swelling, bruising, and discomfort; Infection at the incision sites; Contour irregularities in the treatment area; Temporary numbness; Fluid accumulation under the skin (seroma); Damage to deeper structures like nerves 
or blood vessels; Unsatisfactory cosmetic outcome that may require revision surgery. Our team uses the latest techniques to prevent all of these risks. After decades of experience, we know how to avoid them completely and provide excellent results for our patients.

Cost of Liposuction in Miami

Liposuction cost in Miami ranges between $850 and $6,000 per body area. The price varies based on the surgeon's skillset, education, certifications, techniques, and the extent of fat removal. At Revive Surgical Institute, we are transparent with pricing and provide an opportunity to check our rates online via the Instant Quote Generator. This tool gives patients an idea of the cost of our liposuction procedures. However, it is better 
to schedule a liposuction consultation with Dr. Askari to receive all of the crucial information and get an accurate price quote.
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How Is Our Liposuction Different
From Others?

For people who are considering liposuction, Miami is the top destination due to its high concentration of board-certified plastic surgeons. Revive Surgical Institute stands out among most practices due to our top-quality liposuction procedures performed by a highly skilled expert, Dr. Morad Askari. With over a decade of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery, he prioritizes patient safety and compassionate care. Using state-of-the-art technologies like VASER® and ultrasound guidance, Dr. Askari performs liposuctions, facelifts, mommy makeovers, breast augmentation, BBLs, and other operations. Our cosmetic surgery procedures are completely safe and produce stunning results.
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