Liposuction, also known as "lipo", is a surgical procedure used to remove unwanted fat from areas of the body through minimal incisions. Liposuction can target one of the multiple areas of the body and face at the same time like the abdomen or arms. It can remove the stubborn fat that diet and exercise cannot, and therefore can sculpt the patient's body. This body contouring procedure is performed by our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and liposuction expert, Dr. Askari.
Liposuction is always performed undwer general anesthesia in order to ensure the treatment is comfortable and pain-free. Dr. Askari uses ultrasound power-assisted liposuction and tumescent liposuction. Combined, these two liposuction techniques reduce bleeding, swelling, and bruising by numbing the liposuciton area and breaking down the fat, thus allowing fat removal to be quicked and giving the patient better results than traditional liposuciton. Lipo consists of making a minor incision, and using a surgical vacuum or "syringe" called a cannula, the excess fat lying in between the skin and muscle layers is suctioned out. With a lipo procedure, we can remove stubborn fat to sculpt and create a thinner-looking body physique or sharpen and define the lower part of the face. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, the overall goal is to remove fat to sculpt and shape the body.
Liposuction shapes and sculpts the body by removing undesirable fat from different body areas. Liposuction can be performed on part of the body or multiple parts at the same time, like Lipo 360. A consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon will help determine how many areas can be combined. Here are the most common body areas where liposuction in Miami is performed:
Abdomen aka stomach
Flanks, Sides & Waist
Chin & Neck (double chin)