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Spectrum HRT Plastic Surgery

Liposuction in Miami :

Liposuction has gained popularity these days due to its ability to do something no human being can do: lose the excess fat within a matter of hours. No exercise machine or diet plan has the ability to lose weight as efficiently as liposuction. This cosmetic procedure has become the go-to treatment for many women who have lost their self worth under their layers of excess fat.

The main areas targeted through liposuction are the waist, stomach, buttocks and breast. However, nowadays, many different procedures have made it easier to tackle more specific areas like the knees, calves, and ankles.

As most of you would know, liposuction surgery involves making a small incision in the affected area and sucking out the fat using various techniques. Before we jump into the nitty-gritty’s of how these techniques work, let us have a look at the candidates’ eligibility for this procedure. Even though it’s a cosmetic procedure, not every person may qualify for liposuction.

To receive liposuction, the patient must have fat deposits in certain areas of the body that make it seem disproportional to the rest of his or her figure. The doctor will always recommend liposuction as a second option that should only be considered after diet and exercise have failed. This implies, that the patient must at least attempt to tone down their body and make their skin tighter before undergoing liposuction. Tightening of the skin also helps in the procedure as it keeps the skin from sagging once the fat is removed. The patient must remember that liposuction tackles fat and not skin, hence removal of the fat may look odd after the surgery if the skin is not elastic and cannot easily adapt to the new contour of the body.

How you prepare for Liposuction at Spectrum HRT, Miami :

Before the Liposuction procedure, discuss with your surgeon what to expect from the surgery. Review your medical history, list any medical conditions you have, and tell the surgeon about any medications, supplements or herbs you’re taking.

What you can expect

Before liposuction, the surgeon may mark circles and lines on the areas of your body to be treated. Photos also may be taken so that before and after images can be compared.

How your liposuction procedure is done depends on the specific technique that’s used:

  • Ultrasonic Liposuction

Ultrasonic liposuction works around the principle of sound-reactive gels. These gels are inserted in the fat cells and disturbed using ultrasonic vibrations. Due to the use of ultrasonic technology, the gel inside the cells begins to move and disrupts the fat cells within. The fat cells tear apart and are naturally flushed through the system. This non-invasive technique is gaining popularity as a more safe and secure method that has entered the market.

This Ultrasonic Liposuction technique, however, only allows the patient to lose a few kilograms, as opposed to 20 or 30 in one session.

  • Vaser Liposuction

Vaser liposuction falls under a subcategory of ultrasonic liposuction as it applies some of the same principles as the above method. Vaser liposuction also includes the use of ultrasonic vibrations to move the inserted gel and break up the fat cells. This is the least invasive and most risk-free procedure available in the liposuction category.

It differs from ultrasonic liposuction as the patient, while under local anesthetic, is in fact awake during the entire procedure. Since little to no bruising occurs during the entire procedure, there is a shorter recovery time as well. Furthermore, vaser liposuction goes beyond treating the common areas of the body such as the waist, stomach, buttocks and breasts. It has the ability to target more specific areas like the neck, knees and ankles. That being said, the vaser treatment is best employed on those who wish to lose a little bit of fat, as opposed to dropping 30 kilograms in one go.

SMART Liposuction

SMART liposuction usually refers to laser based liposuction. A laser is used to melt the fat cells out of the body. And like all other non-invasive procedure, the fat is naturally dispersed out of the body. Due to its low impact and low rate of side effects, there is barely a recovery time associated with SMART or laser liposuction.

Tumescent Liposuction

Another low impact procedure is tumescent liposuction. Anesthesia is generally avoided in this procedure, making it even safer for the patient, as they experience little discomfort and do not run the risk of encountering the potential side effects of the anesthesia.

Generally, tumescent liposuction inserts a liquid mixture into the specified area and this mixture acts on the fat cells to break them down. This mixture is made up of hormones, chemicals, medicines, proteins and vitamins that are later able to react together to break down the fats.

During the Liposuction procedure at Spectrum HRT, Miami :

The procedure may last up to several hours, depending on the extent of fat removal. After the procedure, the surgeon may leave your incisions open to promote fluid drainage. If you’ve had general anesthesia, you’ll wake in a recovery room. You’ll typically spend at least a few hours in the hospital or clinic so that medical personnel can monitor your recovery. If you’re in a hospital, you may stay overnight to make sure that you’re not dehydrated or in shock from fluid loss.

After the Liposuction procedure at Spectrum HRT, Miami : 

Expect some pain, swelling and bruising after the procedure. You may need to wait a few days before returning to work and a few weeks before resuming your normal activities — including exercise.

Your surgeon may prescribe medication to help control pain and antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection.