What is Liposuction?
Despite how much you watch what you eat and exercise, you might still be bothered by stubborn pockets of fat that are keeping you from being confident in your body. Our team at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Jacksonville, FL offers the latest techniques to effectively rid fat from certain body parts. Lipo, or liposuction surgery, is a body contouring treatment that reduces pockets of fat from the flanks, tummy, buttocks, and thighs to produce a leaner appearance. This cosmetic procedure can be combined to treat several body parts. During your initial visit, board-certified cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin will examine areas of your body you wish to address so you can reach your aesthetic goals. We want to help you look and feel the best you can be.
"So to start this off I have always had big breasts I started to develop them in the seventh grade. They just kept getting bigger and bigger. It made me very self-conscious about my body because I would always get teased so I would hide under a big hoodies and shirts. I am still very self-conscious about my body and won't wee anything fitting because of these ginormous tits! Lol So I had a consultation at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates with Dr. Caplan and she was amazing she did my lower body lift a year ago so I was already comfortable with her and knew she was skilled at her job. So here is a before picture. Updated on 30 Mar 2020:3/19/20We had to be at the Doctor office at 7:30. When we got there I talked more with my PS more and she answered anymore questions I had. She is so great and takes her time and is very thorough, which I love most in a doctor. I took we about 20 minutes to mark me up and then I was back getting my IV and meds. Here are some day of pics! I couldn’t stop looking at them! I did pay extra for this thing calls PICO Wrap. And is a battery operated bandage that puts off negative pressure and helps it heal 2x as fast! I stays on for 7 days then shut off! I was very happy with it. The biggest con I had was that It would vibrate every 5 minutes!Updated on 30 Mar 2020:3/20/20Last year I had a lower body life a long with liposuction on my putter thighs and back. The liposuction was the worst pain. I promised my self I wouldn’t get it again! Well my left boob was so much bigger than my right that she actually had to do lipo on my boob!!! It hurt but noting like my thighs. It’s still more sore compared to my right and more swollen. But they look so good. Updated on 30 Mar 2020:3/22/20My left breast was hurting a lot more and the bruising is about 10x worse than my right. But that’s from the lipo and expected. Updated on 30 Mar 2020:3/27/[email protected] week after the PICO came off! I was so ready! It was driving me crazy! I’m so amazed by how they look and how perky they are! I couldn’t wait To go to Walmart to get a bra! If you have big boobs then you know how hard it is to buy and good bra and how expensive they are! So being able to buy a bra for $12 was mind blowing! I ended up getting a sports bra for compression because I think I read somewhere that you need one for at least two weeks after surgery. I bough a large!! Wow!! It’s getting loser now that swelling is going down but I’m just so happy for easier bra shopping!! Updated on 22 Dec 2020:"- B. / RealSelf / Jun 19, 2020
HOW IS LIPOSUCTION DONE?
Liposuction is a great option for individuals who are at a healthy weight but have stubborn pockets of fat that have been hard to lose with even the most healthy lifestyle. Individuals contemplating liposuction should have skin that is taut because liposuction is not a treatment for loose skin. It is also important to realize that liposuction is not a solution for weight loss. A very small incision is placed through the skin so a cannula can be placed. The cannula is a tube that helps loosen the fat that is being suctioned out. After the fatty deposits have been removed, we will close the incision. Depending on the number of sections being treated, your surgery could take several hours. The most important thing to do after liposuction is to allow your body time to recover and heal.
How much does liposuction cost?
The price of liposuction will vary based on the technique selected and the number of areas being addressed. During your consultation, Dr. Nuveen will create your unique liposuction surgical plan to meet your needs and goals. He will also consider your budget. Once your plan is developed, estimated costs can be discussed. To help make your surgery easy to afford, Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates takes many payment options, and we can help you find low-interest medical financing.
What about cellulite and loose skin?
Liposuction surgery only corrects excess fat in the body. If you have loose skin, Dr. Nuveen may suggest combining liposuction with a surgical body lift. Lipo is often performed with skin tightening surgery, such as a tummy tuck, arm lift, or thighplasty, to give you your best results. To correct cellulite, there are several minimally invasive and nonsurgical treatment options, including VelaShape®, Cellulaze, VASER® Shape, and Venus Freeze™. In your consultation, tell Dr. Nuveen about your concerns, like loose skin and cellulite — so your best treatment plan is developed.
Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is an invasive surgery, incisions will need to be made and stitched. These will cause scars, but Dr. Nuveen does his best to reduce their appearance. This includes making thin incisions in less visible areas or the natural folds of your body. After your surgery, Dr. Nuveen or a member of his team will explain how to care for your incisions — so they heal flat and eventually fade.
Will my results last?
Before liposuction, it's important to be committed to maintaining your results. While liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in your body, you can still lose and gain weight. Dr. Nuveen suggests that you be at or near your ideal weight before having liposuction. Afterward, it is best to remain within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Getting pregnant after liposuction will also affect your results; however, another surgery or mommy makeover can be performed to refresh your body.
Look Fit and Toned
Fat removal with liposuction at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates offers patients the opportunity to have annoying fat diminished almost immediately. Without the help of liposuction, it can be seemingly impossible to get the slimming outcomes you desire. We offer various alternatives for liposuction treatment based on your individual struggles. We welcome you to call our practice in Jacksonville, FL and set up your private consultation with a member of our team.