Plastic Surgery located in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Liposuction services offered in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Some pockets of fat simply won’t budge with diet and exercise alone. If you’re frustrated with the results of your hard work, Harvard-educated plastic surgeon Brandon Elnekaveh, MD, can help at Dr. Brandon Plastic Surgery in Miami, Florida. Dr. Elnekaveh offers multiple body contouring options, including liposuction and Lipo 360, to smooth and shape troublesome areas. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Liposuction Q&A

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a fat removal method that involves suctioning excess fat from various areas of the body. This procedure is ideal when stubborn pockets of fat haven’t responded to your diet and exercise strategies. Liposuction can remove unwanted fat from multiple areas, including the:

  • Abdomen
  • Upper arms
  • Chin and jawline
  • Back
  • Bra line
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Calves
  • Knees

After a comprehensive evaluation, Dr. Elnekaveh develops a personalized treatment plan that targets your areas of concern.

How is Lipo 360 different from traditional liposuction?

Lipo 360 is similar to traditional liposuction techniques, but it’s circumferential, meaning it targets large areas at once. While conventional methods remove fat from a specific area, Lipo 360 can address the entire midsection — abdomen, waist, love handles, and lower back — to create a thinner, more sculpted torso.

I’m getting liposuction. How should I prepare?

The first step in getting liposuction is consulting with Dr. Elnekaveh, a board-certified plastic surgeon. Once you both agree that liposuction is right for you, Dr. Elnekaveh may recommend a few preparatory steps, such as:

  • Undergoing a comprehensive medical evaluation
  • Stopping smoking
  • Discontinuing medications and supplements that increase your bleeding risk
  • Arranging transportation
  • Preparing your home for recovery

Make sure to bring a list of questions to your initial consultation to ensure you’re fully prepared for the procedure.

What can I expect during and after liposuction?

Dr. Elnekaveh performs liposuction using general anesthesia. Once you’re prepped and comfortable, he makes multiple small incisions to access various fat deposits around your midsection and other treatment areas. 

The procedure typically takes 1-2 hours, depending on the number of areas he is contouring.

Just after liposuction, you may experience swelling and bruising around your treated areas. You must wear a compression garment to minimize swelling. Most patients can typically return to work in 1-2 weeks, although you should avoid strenuous activities for up to six weeks.

When will I see results from liposuction?

Final results from liposuction can take 6-10 months to appear, but you should see improvements once your swelling subsides, and the results are permanent. Once the fat cells are gone, they can’t return. However, new fat cells can form, so a balanced diet and regular exercise are essential after liposuction.

Call Dr. Brandon Plastic Surgery today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about liposuction.