Liposuction is a technique that removes localized fat deposits from your body using fine tubes called cannulae that are attached to a suction pump. It is the second most common surgical procedure, after Breast Augmentation, and is a safe and effective way of targeting fat deposits that do not respond well to dieting and exercise. It should not be thought of as a cure for general obesity, but is an effective method of body contouring. Liposuction can be performed on most areas of the body, both safely and effectively. Since the distribution of fat cells in the body is genetically determined and generally set at puberty, the removal of cells from specific parts of the body can lead to an essentially permanent change in your figure.
Popular areas that men seek liposuction treatment for:
- Gynecomastia (male breasts, man-boobs, moobs,)
- Abdomen ("beer gut," "love handles," "spare tire," etc.)
- Neck ("double chins," "thick neck")
- Buttocks ("trunk space," "wide load," "stadium cushions," etc.)
- Flabby arms and legs
At the initial consultation, we will talk about your goals and expectations in detail. We will talk about the liposuction technique I use, and what kind of results you can expect. I will look over your health records and determine if you are a good candidate for the liposuction procedure. In general, the best candidates for liposuction have good overall health, elastic skin, are of relatively normal weight, and have localized fat deposits resistant to diet and exercise, identifiable as regions that do not diminish in proportion with the rest of the body following weight loss.
"I came to Dr. Greenberg because his office responded to me promptly and because I got to meet with him, not an assistant. Everyone was so accessible. I really appreciate the doctor seeing me yearly. It shows he is confident in what surgery he performed and that he truly cares about his patients."
"At another office, I felt like I was at a used car dealership—sell, sell, sell. The other office was more pushy and I had 30 days to make a decision or my fee would increase. Everyone at Dr. Greenberg’s office made me feel like I was part of the family. My experience was great because of the doctor and his entire staff. "
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If you do not fit all of the characteristics of the best candidate, there may still be options. For example, if you have localized fat deposits, and are in generally good health, but have skin that is less elastic due to age or lifestyle factors, you might get better results from other procedures, such as a Tummy Tuck, Thigh Lift, or Neck Lift. And if you are generally overweight, you might consider Gastric Bypass Surgery.
Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis at our accredited in-office surgical facility. Dr. Greenberg generally uses general anesthesia for the procedure, as it gives you the greatest degree of safety and comfort, and allows the most effective treatment of all targeted areas. Dr. Greenberg uses wet-technique suction-assisted lipectomy, in which the body is pre-injected with a wetting solution, and power-assisted lipectomy, which utilizes a cannula with a dynamic tip that liberates fat tissue from the body to aid suction. Having performed other techniques, including ultrasound- and laser-assisted lipectomy, he does not believe these give any additional benefit, and are generally advertised for marketing purposes only.
After Your Liposuction Surgery
When you leave the surgical facility, you will wear compression garments over the liposuction-treated areas. These help your body heal across the space left by the removed fat tissue. You will be bruised and swollen from the liposuction, but the bruising and swelling should diminish within a few weeks, and any lost sensation should be restored by this time. You should be able to return to work after one week, and resume all vigorous activities, including exercise, recreational sports, and sex, within three weeks.
If you would like to learn more about liposuction and body contouring in Orlando and Winter Park, Florida, please call or e-mail plastic surgeon Dr. Greenberg today to set up your initial consultation.