Questions About Liposuction Surgery

Before you decide to have liposuction surgery, you should have all your questions answered, provided are the most common liposuction FAQs.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction surgery is the use of suction to remove fat from problem areas to improve your body’s contour.

Should People Use Liposuction Surgery to Lose Weight?

No. Liposuction is a body contouring technique, not a weight-loss technique. Liposuction surgery will not generally result in weight loss. However, you can see an improved body contour from liposuction.

Should I Lose Weight Before Liposuction Surgery?

A stable weight is preferable since the results of liposuction surgery will be more predictable. If you are at your ideal body weight you will benefit most from liposuction since it is easier to identify your true problem areas; those that will not respond to diet or exercise. This allows your provider to target those areas to get you the best results.

Are There Different Kinds of Liposuction Surgery? Is One Better Than the Others?

There are many different kinds of liposuction surgery. In all procedures, the targeted area is prepared with fluid that contains an anesthetic and other medications, helping the fat removal process. The most common type is suction-assisted (SAL) liposuction. Other kinds include ultrasound-assisted liposuction, laser-assisted liposuction, and water-assisted liposuction. Each has a slightly different way of preparing the fat to be removed, but all involve suction for the removal of the fat tissue. At Gayoso Plastic Surgery and MedSpa, we use SAFELipo, which is a combination of tumescent and suction-assisted liposuction with a special-tipped cannula for smooth and even results.

Is Liposuction Surgery Safe?

Yes. Every year, hundreds of thousands of liposuction procedures are performed safely in this country. When performed on a healthy patient, by a qualified doctor, in an accredited facility, liposuction is a very safe procedure.
Questions About Liposuction Surgery
Questions About Liposuction Surgery

Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction Surgery?

In addition to being near your ideal weight, it is important to have a good understanding of the procedure and realistic expectations. If you are healthy, have stubborn fat and desire improvement this could be a procedure for you.
Questions About Liposuction Surgery

Why Choose Gayoso Plastic Surgery and MedSpa For My Liposuction Surgery?

Our board-certified plastic surgeons have extensive training and education to safely perform a liposuction procedure that will effectively improve your contour. Our body contouring techniques have been honed by years of experience as we’ve helped many people in the Tampa Bay area and across Florida achieve the look they desire. If you’re ready to improve your contour, contact us at Gayoso Plastic Surgery and MedSpa to schedule your consultation.

Where Is Your Practice Located? Do You Serve Out-Of-Town Patients?

We are located in St. Petersburg, Florida, but we regularly see patients from the Tampa area, including Clearwater, Sarasota, and surrounding areas and across the state of Florida. We also have patients from around the country and even around the world. If you are considering coming from out of state for your procedure, we can help you time your procedure so it works with your schedule.