October 22, 2022 | By Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery

Winter is the perfect time to get the ideal summer body with Liposuction


Bikini season is never far away in Florida, but winter is the best time to begin your liposuction journey. Of course, diet and exercise are usually the greatest places to start by losing weight and building muscle. Still, this might be a perfect solution if you have trouble getting rid of a few areas preventing you from feeling confident.

Liposuction can be used to treat all the body parts that many individuals have insecurity revealing during the summer, including the thighs, arms, belly, flanks, waist, hips, back, and buttocks. Dr. Gerard Mosiello at Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery will listen to your concerns during your consultation to develop a plan to help you achieve your summer body goals.

Despite being very common, Liposuction is undoubtedly one of the most misunderstood cosmetic surgery operations ever. Liposuction seeks to assist in body shaping and contouring by removing specific pockets of extra-resistant fat. However, a lot of people think it’s a weight loss method and that it would result in a sharp decline in the number on the scale.

Knowing what Liposuction can and cannot accomplish for you is crucial if you are considering this procedure. To determine whether the surgery is “worth it” for you, you’ll also need to take some time to analyze its benefits and drawbacks.

We wrote this liposuction guide to avoid misunderstandings and thoroughly explain this efficient body sculpting surgery.

How Does Liposuction Work?

Liposuction is a type of surgery; however, it can be much less invasive than many other surgical procedures. How many locations you want to treat at once will influence how complex the operation is.

Dr. Mosiello uses general anesthetic during treatments, so the patient won’t remember the process and won’t experience any pain.

Throughout the treatment, the physician will create tiny incisions in the treated area. The region is injected with a saline, epinephrine, and lidocaine solution, which causes the fat to expand. This is known as the “tumescent” method.

Small incisions are made by the surgeon, who then inserts a cannula—a skinny tube—to suction away fat until the right quantity is gone.

Who Makes a Good Candidate?

Liposuction is not appropriate for everyone, and you must have some additional undesirable fat to be a candidate for the procedure. However, you don’t want to be overly obese. Typically, this is advised for patients within 30% of their ideal healthy weight.

Additionally, whether Liposuction is good for you depends on your overall health. Before the procedure, your general health should be optimized if you have any underlying medical conditions.

It is crucial to have realistic expectations about what the procedure can and cannot accomplish for you. Therefore, the people who desire the procedure for themselves and not to impress others make the ideal candidates.

Benefits and Drawbacks?

Similar to every cosmetic operation, Liposuction has benefits and drawbacks. The technique does remove extra, stubborn body fat that you have not been able to lose with diet and exercise. Your clothing may fit better after the procedure, and you’ll feel better about your appearance.

One of the cons of Liposuction is that it necessitates surgery. You will have incisions and small incisions will create scar, although they are very small and will diminish over time. You’ll also likely require time off work to heal after the treatment.

Who performs Liposuction?

Dr. Gerard Mosiello, a board-certified plastic surgeon, will perform your liposuction operation. Our staff is highly trained, and we have performed safe and effective Liposuction procedures for men and women over the last 20 years.

Before deciding to undergo this procedure, you will have an opportunity to discuss your goals with Dr. Mosiello.  You can learn more about his caring bedside manner, general knowledge, and skill level by consulting with him.

What Happens After?

What can you anticipate from the following Liposuction? Usually, only a brief period of recovery is necessary. The amount of time you must miss from work and other obligations can change and varies with each patient. After a few days, you might be prepared to return to work or require up to two weeks to heal.

After the procedure, you’ll probably notice some immediate benefits, but you should be ready for some swelling and bruising in the treated area. After a few days or weeks, the bruising and swelling will typically go down, and you’ll start to see a change in the lines and shapes of your body.

When Is the Ideal Time to Book a Procedure?

Of course, the earlier, the better, but since Liposuction is a minimally invasive technique, It is ideal to schedule a surgery for fall, winter, or early spring to have time to recover and look your best by late spring and summer.

Recovery after Liposuction

Compression clothing

A compression garment must be worn continuously on all treated areas for the at least six weeks after Liposuction. The bikinis or swim shorts will have to wait a little longer, even though we know you’ll be excited to flaunt your improved beach body.


Swimming is not advised immediately after liposuction treatment. Hold off until you receive the green light before a swim in the pool – it will be worth the wait! The incisions should be completely healed before getting into a pool of water.


After Liposuction, you can usually resume low-impact exercise within a day or two, but it’s crucial to stay away from strenuous exertion until you are cleared to do so. In addition, you must postpone any significant treks or water sports until the injury fully recovers.

Sun Exposure

At Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery Dr. Mosiello will perform Liposuction using the most trusted and time-tested techniques, minimizing your scars with surgical finesse. You will need to do your part by utilizing sunscreen and covering your incisions until they are fully healed before going outside in the sun, as UV rays are generally known to discolor scars.

Are you interested in Liposuction? Make an appointment at Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery office to see Dr. Gerard Mosiello, a highly skilled and compassionate surgeon who will listen. He has performed Liposuction and other cosmetic procedures for more than two decades.


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Dr. Mosiello taught me how to live again after having breast cancer. His staff is truly a blessing. He is an amazing artist and a wonderful Doctor and friend.

Susan Harrigan

I came to Dr. Mosiello’s practice as a reluctant patient who had just been given the diagnosis of breast cancer. I have been in several doctors’ office’s during my diagnosis and treatment and Dr. Mosiello’s office is my favorite. He is a very kind, competent surgeon who patiently answered questions and explained things fully. I was given clear post op directions and checked on by the nurse before my first post op visit and someone was always available if I had a question or concern. His staff is amazing! Melissa, Paula, Mary and Carol are all very personable and caring. This is also an office where I did not wait long periods of time to be seen. Things run smoothly and timely. I would highly recommend Dr. Mosiello to anyone in need of a plastic surgeon.

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Dr. Mosiello is an absolute pleasure and privilege to have when in circumstances requiring his knowledge and care. His staff are fantastic as well, all welcoming with a kind smile. Highly recommend this is a doctor and team you can put your trust in.