Liposuction in Miami, FL
Carrying excess weight in the form of stubborn pockets of fat can be extremely frustrating — especially when you are mindful of diet and exercise. Excess fat can appear anywhere on the body, particularly following pregnancy, major weight loss, hormonal changes, and the natural aging process.
Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that eliminates diet and exercise-resistant pockets of fat while enabling your surgeon to contour and slim the treatment area.
At VK Cosmetic Surgical Arts, Dr. Victoria Karlinsky provides personalized care with an expert touch. Your liposuction procedure can help you reach your aesthetic goals with a natural-looking result.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a popular body contouring procedure that targets localized fat pockets to slim and sculpt a more appealing contour. It is not a weight loss solution, and Dr. Karlinsky will focus on specific areas that have proven resistant to other methods, such as diet and exercise.
The fat will be permanently removed through a thin tube called a cannula, which Dr. Karlinsky will use to carefully smooth, slim, and contour the treatment area.
What Are the Benefits of Liposuction?
Liposuction is a widely popular body contouring procedure for multiple reasons, including its diverse applications. Patients can see instant slimming and contouring in various locations of the body.
Some popular treatment areas include:
- Abdomen or belly
- Hips and love handles
- Thighs and knee area
- Lower and upper back or bra-strap area
- Neck and chin
These areas can be troublesome for many patients, as they are more difficult to target with exercise and naturally harbor excess fat.
But you don’t have to struggle anymore. Choosing liposuction with a highly skilled body contouring cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Karlinsky can give you the body you’ve always wanted.
What Are My Liposuction Options?
Dr. Karlinsky will work with you to curate a personalized treatment plan for your unique needs. Cosmetic surgery should never be a one-size-fits-all approach; at VK Cosmetic Surgical Arts, we strive to give our patients a luxurious and personalized experience every time.
Dr. Karlinsky uses tumescent liposuction to provide dramatic yet natural results. With this method, a tumescent fluid is injected beneath the skin of the treatment area, allowing for numbing of the tissues, a significant reduction in blood loss, and easier removal of the fat cells.
With the tickle lipo technique, a vibrating cannula gently breaks up the underlying fat cells so they can be easily removed from the body. This helps minimize trauma to the surrounding tissue. Since the vibrating cannula does not require heat or energy, the procedure is relatively pain-free, with just a minor tickling sensation.
Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?
If you struggle to reduce stubborn fat pockets, you may be a candidate for liposuction. Localized fat can occur for a variety of reasons, including childbirth, hormonal changes, and weight fluctuations. Additionally, we tend to carry weight differently and have a harder time eliminating fat in certain areas as we age. Liposuction can help remove specific areas of fat for a slimmer, more contoured physique.
Dr. Karlinsky recommends that liposuction candidates are at or close to their goal weight before the procedure. Liposuction is a combination of art and science, and she will precisely target, smooth, and contour specific areas.
Candidates should also be in good health, non-smokers or are willing to quit, and reasonable about their expectations. If you want to discover whether you are a candidate for liposuction, contact Dr. Karlinskyi at her Miami office.
During your consultation, she will perform a physical examination of the target area(s), discuss your goals for the procedure, answer any questions, and give you an idea of the results you can expect.
Dr. Karlinsky is a leading female cosmetic surgeon in Miami, bringing her expertise and compassion to the field. She only performs cosmetic procedures that she believes will help her patients; this patient-centered philosophy results in safe, effective, and transformative procedures.
How Is Liposuction Performed?
Your liposuction procedure will be performed on an outpatient basis, and you can return home the same day. Depending on the surgical plan you and Dr. Karlinsky decide upon, you will have either tumescent liposuction, tickle lipo, or a combination of both.
Generally, liposuction is performed with a local anesthetic. Once small incisions are made, Dr. Karlinsky will employ one or more techniques to remove the excess fat pockets. This removal will be permanent. Through her gentle and consistent fat removal, you can expect a slimmer, more contoured appearance to your treatment area.
Dr. Karlinsky will then place bandages over the incisions — no stitches needed — to complete the surgical procedure.
How Long Is Liposuction Recovery?
Using the tickle and tumescent techniques drastically reduces the recovery time of traditional liposuction. You will experience less bleeding, swelling, and discomfort with these innovative methods.
You can expect minimal downtime and should return to work within a day or two. Avoid strenuous activity for at least seven to 10 days to ensure optimum healing. Dr. Karlinsky is involved in the entire process, from consultation to recovery. She will give you her personal cell phone number so you can contact her if you have any questions or concerns as you heal.
When Will I See My Liposuction Results?
You may notice an immediate slimming of your treatment area following treatment. Some patients may experience minor swelling or bruising, but this should be slight and subside within a few days.
As you heal, you will notice a visible loss of fat with an appealing contour and tone. Patients who began treatment with an established exercise routine may be able to see the underlying muscle tone that was previously hidden by fat pockets.
How much is liposuction in Miami?
The cost of liposuction in Miami will vary depending on the specific techniques used, the amount of revision necessary, and the number of treatment areas. Each procedure is unique to the patient, so Dr. Karlinsky will be happy to provide you with an accurate cost estimate once a surgical plan has been created.
Will my liposuction results be permanent?
Once fat cells have been removed, they will not come back. However, subsequent weight gain will affect other areas of the body, and those fat cells can expand into the treatment areas. Liposuction is not a weight loss solution; it is a body contouring and slimming treatment that refines the body, but it must be maintained through diet and exercise. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle, you can enjoy the results of your liposuction for years to come.
Will I have scars after liposuction?
Dr. Karlinsky uses the most advanced, least invasive techniques for all liposuction patients. In addition to this, only small incisions are needed around the treatment areas. However, anytime there is an incision made on the body, there is a risk of scarring.
Your liposuction scars should be minor and will fade with time, with the added benefit of being small enough to hide with clothing or swimsuits.
Can I combine liposuction with any other procedures?
Absolutely. Liposuction can easily be paired with other surgical procedures. Patients with excess skin and fat around their midsection often see the benefit of combining liposuction with abdominoplasty for a more dramatic body contouring result. Liposuction underneath the chin pairs nicely with a facelift or neck lift for a comprehensive facial rejuvenation. If you are interested in combining your liposuction procedure with another, Dr. Karlinsky will be more than happy to discuss your options with you.