Liposuction Pensacola, FL

Liposuction is among the most popular cosmetic procedures done by Drs. Butler, Leveque and Patterson.  Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery offers in-office liposuction to treat small areas.  If patients needs a larger amount of body sculpting, the procedure is performed in an out-patient surgery center.  Unlike “cool” methods, Drs. Butler. Patterson and Leveque use real liposuction that allows them to predictably sculpt the your body, leaving you with  shape and contours you desire.

Typical Timing/Age



Isolated areas of excess fat.


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.


To remove fat from areas of excess and improve body contour.


Surgery Center or Hospital for larger areas. Office/Clinic for smaller areas.


Patients should be at a stable weight.


General anesthesia for larger areas. Local anesthesia for smaller areas.


This is out-patient surgery.  No hospital stay is required.


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.


You are encouraged to walk around as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.


You may shower immediately after surgery.


Light exercise is ok 1 week after surgery. Regular exercise after 2 weeks.


Wait 1 week because you don’t want to increase your blood pressure during the early healing period.


1 week or less depending on your type of work.


Usually peaks around 3 days and gradually goes away.


Should subside within 1-2 weeks.

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, Dr. Patterson


In-Office Liposuction


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Introduction to Liposuction

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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

Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery is the only plastic surgery office in the area offering Canfield Vectra 3-D Imaging and Breast Sculptor software.