Liposuction is an effective and minimally invasive way to treat excess fat. It works throughout the body on fat that is not responding to diet or targeted exercise. The targeted approach of liposuction makes it one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures.
Weight loss, pregnancy, aging or genetics can contribute to a need for liposuction. These conditions may cause the appearance of extra fat deposits in trouble areas. Typical trouble spots may include the stomach, buttocks, back, neck, arms, thighs or hips. Many times patients also opt to combine a tummy tuck procedure with the liposuction procedure, which will remove the excess skin that may be left after liposuction.
When to Consider Liposuction
Ideal liposuction candidates are healthy, have minimal excess skin and good skin elasticity. Benefits of liposuction Tampa may include:
- Elimination of excess fat
- Toning of the targeted area
- Improvement of body contours
- Reduction of dimples caused by excess fat deposits
Talk to Dr. Mosiello about your complete medical history during your consultation. There may be information in your history that could affect your recovery process.
Frequently Asked Patient Questions
What are the steps of the liposuction procedure?
There are many types of liposuction, but general use typically involves similar steps. A local anesthetic is usually administered prior to the procedure. This can be done in conjunction with a topical anesthetic.
Very small incisions will be made at inconspicuous points around the targeted areas. A long, thin tube is inserted and fat is removed with a vacuum. This is known as Suction Assisted Liposuction, or SAL.
Often the tube may shake back and forth to loosen the fat deposits. This technique is known as Power Assisted Liposuction, or PAL. The incisions are closed using fine sutures or surgical tape for minimal scarring.
How long does recovery take following the procedure?
Bandages and a compression garment may be immediately applied. This can minimize swelling and bruising. Stitches may be removed after a week, and swelling should decrease in 1-2 weeks. This will make the adjustments more noticeable.
Lifting should be avoided following the procedure. Normal activities may be resumed in 7-10 days. Full recovery may take 1-3 months.
Will there be scarring from Tampa liposuction?
Due to the inconspicuous nature of incisions, scarring is typically not noticeable. Faint incision lines should continue to fade for up to one year.
How will I feel after the Liposuction procedure?
The slight discomfort experienced after liposuction is similar to the soreness of a vigorous workout. This discomfort may be managed with over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers if necessary.
Are there any possible complications to Liposuction?
Complications of the liposuction procedure may include asymmetric healing, indentations and surface irregularities. Dr. Mosiello will discuss possible complications with you in detail during your consultation. As in other surgical procedures, there is a chance of bleeding, poor wound healing and infection. Liposuction New Tampa, liposuction Wesley Chapel and Tampa liposuction patients have all found a renewed sense of confidence in their bodies after the liposuction procedure with Dr. Mosiello. Enjoying the beach with confidence in your body can be a reality with liposuction!
Learn More About Liposuction Tampa
For more information about liposuction, or to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Mosiello, contact our office at 813-631-1500. Our Tampa Palms office is conveniently located in the Tampa Palms area of New Tampa, near Wesley Chapel.