Liposuction Pensacola, FL

In 2013, liposuction was the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States.*

Typical Timing/Age 20-60
Problem Isolated areas of excess fat.
Procedure The area to be treated is accessed with cannulas via small skin incisions. The isolated area of excess fat is then artfully removed to leave behind a pleasing contour. This is why some plastic surgeons refer to liposuction as “liposculpture.” Additional modalities such as ultrasound, VASER® or SAFELipo® may be added to help rupture the fat cells and tighten the overlying skin. If there are areas of volume deficiency, fat transfer can be done to add volume to those areas of deficiency.
Goal To remove fat from areas of excess and improve body contour.
Facility Surgery Center or Hospital for larger areas. Office/Clinic for smaller areas.
Preparation Patients should be at a stable weight.
Anesthesia General anesthesia for larger areas. Local anesthesia for smaller areas.
Recovery
Hospital stay Most patients choose to go home after surgery.
Assistance You will be able to walk around, feed and bathe yourself. Depending on your pain medication requirements, you may not be able to care for others or drive a car.
Walking You are encouraged to walk around as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.
Showering You may shower immediately after surgery.
Exercise Light exercise is ok 1 week after surgery. Regular exercise after 2 weeks.
Sex Wait 1 week because you don’t want to increase your blood pressure during the early healing period.
Work 1 week or less depending on your type of work.
Swelling Usually peaks around 3 days and gradually goes away.
Bruising Should subside within 1-2 weeks.
Follow-up Appointments 1-3 days after surgery, 7-10 days, 4 weeks, 6 months, 1 year.
Inherent Risks & Complications Contour irregularities, Bleeding, Seroma, Numbness, Infection, Need for revision, Fat emboli, Damage to deeper structures, Complications related to anesthesia.
Performed by: Dr. Leveque, Dr. Butler


In-Office Liposuction
MicroAire
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*Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank: Statistics 2013. (2014). Aesthetic Surgery Journal / the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 34(1 suppl), 1S-22S.doi:10.1177/1090820X14542571

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