Liposuction involves the removal of subcutaneous fat cells that cause unsightly bulging in the human anatomy. Evolution MD is a leader in liposuction procedures in the area of Miami. Liposuction is one of the safest and most predictable cosmetic surgery procedures, which allows a more delicate sculpture. It is characterized as an outpatient procedure and involves only local anesthesia allowing the patient to return to their daily activities in approximately 24-72 hours and perform physical exercise without limitations after three weeks. In most cases, it can vary from person to person. Liposuction scars do not show, as it is accomplished with the use of small instruments such as cannulas for lipo extraction.
Liposuction: Features and benefits at Evolution MD in Miami area
The technique not only allows for vacuuming fat from different parts of the body like the neck, face, chest, hips, buttocks, abdomen, arms, and thighs, but it also can offer complimentary fat tissue placement via additional procedures by filling in areas which are lacking volume or mass.
Candidates for this technique are average weight customers who have undesirable accumulation of fat in certain areas of the body and want to obtain an ideal figure.
This is a method to improve their appearance and self-esteem as well as regain confidence in themselves.
Liposuction is a very effective procedure, capable of providing a new body contour. Great results are achieved and conserved with a proper diet and regular practice of physical exercise.
Patients have indicated a high level of satisfaction. It is now possible for them to wear a variety of clothing and enjoy their new body structures, resulting in happiness with their new figure.
If you are not satisfied with yourself, and you have unwanted physical fatty deposits, trust in professional beauticians and achieve sensational physical results to match your expectations.
What is Slim Liposuction (Slim-Lipo) and how does it work in Miami area?
Slim-Lipo is the latest technological advancement to remove fat. Slim-Lipo is the world’s first and only laser-assisted lipolysis system to offer patients a revolutionary and minimally invasive alternative to liposuction. The Slim-Lipo procedure utilizes laser light to zap away fat and tighten your skin while achieving smoother results. This new FDA approved laser body sculpting procedure results in significantly less down time and fewer side effects than traditional liposuction.
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How does the Slim-Lipo procedure work in Miami area?
A very small cannula or tube, approximately 1.0mm in diameter contains the laser fiber and is inserted into the skin. The cannula is moved back and forth as the laser’s energy is delivered directly into the fat cell, causing the cells to rupture and easily drain away. In addition, as the laser energy interacts with the dermis it results in skin shrinkage or tightening. Due to the small size of the cannula, Slim-Lipo is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia. The procedure causes very little bleeding, swelling, and bruising ensuring a quicker recovery time than conventional lipo methods. Also, the laser causes small blood vessels to coagulate immediately on contact. Being done under local anesthesia, the procedure is very safe, with minimal side effects.
Who is a good candidate for the Slim Lipo procedure?
Individuals with areas of fat that will not respond to diet or exercise are qualified for Slim-Lipo. Ideal candidates should have good health, normal body weight, and have realistic expectations for the procedure’s results.
What body regions can be treated with Slim-Lipo?
Slim-Lipo is a great adjunct to a traditional lipo procedure, though it does not replace conventional lipo. It is ideal for treating small areas of the face, neck, arms, breasts (gynecomastia), abdomen, back, inner thighs, outer thighs, and other areas of loose and flabby skin.
Do I have to do anything post-treatment?
After the procedure, you will need to wear a compression garment for several weeks, depending on the body area being treated and do at least ten lymphatic massages starting the next day after the procedure. Rest is also recommended after the procedure and some activity may be resumed gradually.
Does Slim-Lipo treat cellulite?
The procedure will improve the body’s shape and may improve cellulite’s appearance.
Liposuction 101 with Dr. Lipo
When can I expect to see results?
Results can be seen as soon as a week after procedure with continued improvement over several months. It can vary from person to person. Everyone has a different body structure.
Does laser-assisted liposuction produce lasting results?
Yes. In case of weight gain, most fat will be deposited in areas where the procedure was not performed.
- When is it safe to exercise after having had Liposuction? Would it be the same amount of time if I had laser Liposuction?
After having any kind of liposuction procedure, whether it being traditional or laser liposuction the patient has to wait one month before exercising again.
- I have a stomach pouch; can I have Liposuction on my lower abdomen to eliminate it?
Everyone can have liposuction on any part of their body where there is fat. Although it all depends on each person and their skin elasticity. We would also have to see if the person has intra-abdominal fat, some people believe that they have fat outside the muscle when in reality they have fat inside the muscle. The fat inside the muscle cannot be removed with liposuction, only with diet and exercise.
- Is it normal for my stomach to swell up after having liposuction on my flanks and love handles?
Yes, swelling is normal after six months of having any liposuction procedure. Whether it being smart lipo, traditional, laser liposuction, it is completely normal to feel swollen in the next couple of months. Usually the first month is the worse, when you have a lot of liquid retention. This is why we advise our patients to have lymphatic massages performed, this will help drain the liquid out. Taking natural remedies such as pineapple juice and a lot of liquid will also help with the inflammation. Using your garment on a daily basis will also reduce the swelling.
- Is it possible to get liposuction performed on someone with loose skin?
Liposuction can be performed on loose skin, but the patient would need to understand that liposuction is not a procedure to tighten the skin. There are certain devices and treatments to help get better skin retraction. When comparing laser liposuction versus power assisted liposuction you get better skin tightening results. The post-operative care is also very important for skin tightening, if you use your garment for long periods of time, you will obtain better results and skin retraction. Radio Frequency and Post Lymphatic massages can also be useful after liposuction, this procedure helps tighten the skin. Liposuction is not a method used for skin retraction, but we do offer a lot of treatments that will help with loose skin after having done liposuction.
- Can perform a Brazilian Butt Lift on a patient who is still breastfeeding?
In general, the patient cannot obtain any type of anesthesia if she is breastfeeding, because that anesthesia will go through the breast milk and affect the baby. It is toxic to the baby. Any surgeon that is willing to do liposuction while the patient is still breastfeeding is being negligent.
- If I start working out, will I lose the fat that was transferred to my gluteus easily?
Yes, if you start exercising and lose weight, the fat that you had transferred will disappear because it is still natural fat. For example, if you gain weight you are going to gain weight in that area where you have more fat deposition, if you lose weight you are going to lose volume in the area where the fat was transferred. Our advice would be, after having a liposuction and a fat transfer procedure the patient should remain the same weight. Patient should weigh herself or himself every week in order to maintain the same shape.
- If I am sitting for a long time for example if I work at a desk and then go home to sit down some more, can my butt get smaller?
Our recommendation after surgery is to nots sit at all for one week and then after that week the patient should sit with support for another two weeks. In our experience, patient obtains 70 to 80% of the fat, although there are some cases when people lose a lot of volume but that is only 1 or 2% of the cases.
- Do you have to be a certain age to get liposuction?
There is no certain age in which a person can obtain a liposuction procedure, although if you are a minor you would need permission from your parents. We do however recommend to obtain a liposuction procedure once the body has fully developed. We prefer to perform Liposuction on patients who are older than 18 years old. We have performed Liposuction on patients that are up to 80 years old, as long as the patient is healthy and there are no contra-indications the patient can have a lipo procedure from 18 without parents’ permission up to 100 years if you are healthy.
- Will Liposuction be an issue for me in the future if I want to have kids?
Liposuction does not affect the patient in any way if she wants to have a baby after having obtained a liposuction procedure. As a matter of fact, we recommend obtaining liposuction before pregnancy, because if you lose all the fat around your belly and in your body once you get pregnant, the patient will only retain baby weight not fat tissue weight.
- When can I have intimacy after my surgery?
A patient can have sex as soon as they feel comfortable. After surgery the patient will be sore so that raises some discomfort, what we do recommend is that if patient engages in sexual activities, to please be very careful. Some patients are known to wait at least a week before having intimacy again.
- When can I have another procedure after having had liposuction?
We recommend waiting at least four to six months, until the swelling goes down and the inflammation goes away.
- How long will I need to wear my compression garment for after surgery?
We recommend wearing your garment for six weeks straight, day and night 22 hours a day and only take it off when taking a shower.
Bothered by excess fat around your cheeks, chin and neck?
Your face says a lot about you as a person. In many ways, it provides others with a lasting impression of who you are, how you feel and what you think.
Diet and exercise can help many areas of the body, but nothing seems to affect those fatty deposits in your cheeks, chin, jawline or neck. These areas don’t usually respond to diet and exercise. They can also affect your self -image. Now, Facial Liposuction can provide you with a solution.
Facial Liposuction can make a dramatic change in the way you look by removing the excess fat from your cheeks, chin and neck.
What is Facial Liposuction?
Liposuction surgery is performed to actually remove unwanted localized deposits of fat cells from the body. Liposuction was originally designed for body contouring. Your Liposuction surgeon uses a special tube called cannula. The cannula is inserted through a tiny incision placed in an inconspicuous location on the face or neck. Using a suction syringe or pump attached to the cannula, the fat cells are extracted. The result is a re-sculpting of bulging areas into a more attractive and more youthful facial contour. In younger patients, Facial Liposuction may be done alone. In older patients, it may produce optimal results when combined with a facelift, brow lift, eyelid or nose surgery. It is often performed with the addition of chin or neck implants for better definition.
Who are the best candidates?
Most men and women who have localized facial fatty deposits are good candidates for Facial Liposuction provided they:
- Are in good health.
- Have fat deposits disproportionate to the rest of their bodies.
- Have good skin elasticity.
- Have realistic expectations.
How will I look after surgery?
The changes following Facial liposuction can be dramatic. The use of smaller cannulas allows the fibrous connections between your skin and body to remain. These connections will contract over time. As a result, excessive neck skin folds are so rare that many patients avoid the necessity for surgical removal by having excellent results with Facial Liposuction alone.
What will my recovery be like?
One or two small stitches may be needed to close the tiny incisions. You will wear snug elastic dressing over the treated area for a few days, and may be advised to wear it at night for a few weeks. You will go home after the procedure and rest for at least 24 hours. Mild pain relievers may be needed along with cold packs for a few days. Most patients resume to normal activities after 2 to 4 days; it can vary from person to person.
Is the fat removal permanent?
Yes, should you gain weight after liposuction, it goes to the fat cells that remain in your body. The localized fatty deposits that existed prior to liposuction can no longer distend up out of proportion to the surrounding areas.
Will I need a second procedure?
One procedure is usually sufficient. However, some patients require a fine- tuning procedure at a future date.
Is Facial Liposuction for you?
If excess fatty tissue in your face or neck is bothering you, Facial Liposuction may be your answer. Your doctor can help you determine what the best treatment will be to obtain your desired result.
What is Laser Lipo?
Laser liposuction is a variation of traditional liposuction that uses low-wave laser energy to liquify fat before it's removed through a thin tube called a cannula. This technique makes the fat easier to remove resulting in a less aggressive procedure, which may lead to faster recovery times. In areas with thin layers of fat like the face and the neck, the cannula might not be used at all. In this case, the liquified fat is absorbed and naturally eliminated by the body. The procedure is not intended to significantly reduce weight, but to address fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. Laser liposuction differs from traditional liposuction in two main ways. First, the laser energy is used to "melt" the fat. This turns the fat into liquid and makes it easier to aspirate from the surrounding tissue, as well as ensuring a smooth even result. This is a distinct benefit in areas where the surrounding tissue is firm, like the "love handles" or "back fat" in the upper torso.
Am I a good Candidate?
Laser liposuction candidacy has more to do with what your goals are, rather than what your body type. In terms of body type, you certainly would qualify for laser liposuction and it could help tremendously. However, if you are simply looking for an easy way to lose weight without exercise or dieting, then liposuction may not be for you. Even once you undergo liposuction and watch the weight melt away, you still have to exercise and eat properly to maintain your results. If you don’t, you will gain the weight back again – though it may not be in the same places as before.
After Lipo Will I Be Able to Continue to Lose Fat from the Treated Areas, the Stomach and Back?
It is perfectly fine to continue to lose weight from the areas that you have had liposuction in. Not all of the fat cells are gone with liposuction. Although, there are less fat cells in the areas of liposuction when compared to other areas that have not been suctioned. If a person gains weight, the remaining fat cells get larger. If a person loses weight, the remaining fat cells will get smaller. Therefore, losing 5-10 pounds will maximize your results.
What to expect after Laser Lipo
Most people look really good the day after Laser Lipo because the swelling has just started and it very minimal at this point. In the next couple of days, the swelling increases and reaches its peak between 1-2 weeks before it starts to go down. By one month, about 80% of the swelling has resolved, but there can still be areas of lumpy firmness. By 3 months all the swelling has resolved and the skin has started tightening and most people look really close to the final end result. However, it can take up to 6-12 months for the skin to continue improving and the contour to smooth out.
Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person