What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a popular cosmetic surgical procedure designed to remove excess fat deposits from specific areas of the body. It involves using a small, hollow tube called a cannula, which is inserted through tiny incisions in the targeted area. The cannula is then moved back and forth to break up and suction out unwanted fat cells.


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Which areas of the body can liposuction be performed on?

Liposuction can be performed on various areas such as the:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Arms
  • Flanks

It is important to note that liposuction is not a weight-loss method but rather a body contouring procedure that aims to improve the shape and proportions of the body.

Am I a candidate?

The ideal candidates for liposuction are individuals who have localized areas of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. These areas often cause frustration and impact body proportions. Liposuction can be suitable for both men and women who are in good overall health, have a stable weight, and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure. 

What can I expect during liposuction?

The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, depending on the extent of the treatment. During the operation tiny incisions will be made near the area being treated, and when possible, within the fold or natural creases in the skin. Intact fat cells are removed from the body using suction with a large cannula. Patients who have greater skin elasticity will achieve the smoothest results.

What can I expect after the procedure?

Patients can typically return to work after 3 to 4 days, but any strenuous activity should be avoided for 4 weeks. Although the patient may go home after the surgery, it is advised that a capable adult stay with the patient for a 24-hour period following the surgery to monitor recovery.

After Liposuction, it’s important to wear your compression garment or elastic bandages as directed by Dr. Warner. It is normal for swelling to persist for 2-3 months after surgery.

Schedule a liposuction consultation in Orlando

Liposuction can help individuals achieve a more sculpted and proportionate figure, enhancing their self-confidence and body image. However, it is essential to consult with a board certified surgeon like Dr. Warner to determine candidacy and discuss the potential risks and benefits associated with the procedure. Call 407-863-8700 or fill out the form below to schedule a consultation at Florida Eyelid and Cosmetic Surgery in Orlando.

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A Consultation

At Florida Eyelid and Cosmetic Surgery in Orlando, Dr. Warner provides the best in oculoplastic and cosmetic care. It all starts with a consultation, where Dr. Warner can assess your goals and answer any questions that you have. Please fill out the form below or give us a call at (407) 863-8700 to get started.