What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a plastic surgical procedure that can eliminate fat in areas that exercise and diet do not. Liposuction can be performed on the abdomen, love handles, back, and buttocks. Some patients get it on their knees, calves, and ankles. Many liposuction patients want to target more than one area of their bodies.

What types of liposuction are there?

Dr. Desai performs tumescent liposuction and Smart Lipo. Both are minimally invasive. Tumescent is popular because the mixture of anesthesia and saline used to numb and swell the area allow for a quicker recovery. Smart Lipo, also known as laser assisted liposuction, targets fat cells and causes them to burst. The liquefied fat is then sucked out with a cannula.

How do I know if I’m a candidate for liposuction?

People who are generally in good health and within 25 pounds of their ideal weight make very good candidates. You should have firm skin that responds well to elasticity changes and do not have frequent fluctuations in weight. If you smoke, you need to stop before you are considered a candidate.

If you are interested in how liposuction can help get you to a form you have always wanted, and are in the Jacksonville or St. Augustine, Florida area, please contact Dr. Desai at Florida Plastic Surgery Group.

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