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Liposuction

Liposuction in Boca Raton & palm beach at Farber Plastic Surgery

No matter how healthy of a lifestyle you adopt, it’s common to still have stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Common areas where excess fat is stored are the abdomen, upper and lower back, hips, thighs, buttocks, and upper arms. While this issue can occur at any age, it becomes more common as men and women age and can be exacerbated by pregnancy and medications. Everyone stores fat differently, and genetics play a large part in how many fat cells exist in certain areas of the body. If you are experiencing stubborn pockets of fat that do not respond to diet or exercise, liposuction addresses these areas and helps you achieve a leaner figure.

If you want to sculpt and shape your body for improved confidence, Dr. Farber at  Farber plastic surgery can help with liposuction in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County, FL. Call today to schedule your consultation!

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is fat removal surgery, where excess fat cells are suctioned away using a thin tube, called a cannula. Liposuction creates a smoother, slimmer appearance in the areas where it is performed. Dr. Farber uses a specialized liposuction technique called SAFE liposuction. This technique first separates the fat to preserve the integrity of the fat cells; Aspiration is then performed in a meticulous, uniform fashion. Lastly, Fat Equalization is employed to redistribute the fat to provide smoother, long-lasting results. Dr. Farber also performs “high-definition’ liposuction, which is essentially etching of the body to recreate and accentuate the underlying anatomic musculature, such as six-pack abdominal muscles, pectoralis muscles, and back muscles by adding, subtracting and redistributing fat, Dr. Farber can provide astonishing improvements in the bodies of his male and female patients. A liposuction procedure can last from 45 minutes up to several hours depending on the amount of fat that is being targeted. Because fat cells do not grow back, the areas in which liposuction is performed stay permanently slimmer, though it is recommended that liposuction patients maintain their goal weight through diet and exercise as they can still gain weight in other areas of their body.

The most common areas of the body where patients seek liposuction is the upper arms, abdomen, upper and lower back, thighs, male chest area, buttocks, and hips – or love handles. Liposuction can also be performed on the jowls, neck, or chin area for those patients who experience fat pockets in specific areas of the face.  

How Common is Liposuction?

Over 250,000 liposuction surgeries are performed a year, making this procedure the second most popular plastic surgery treatment in the country – only breast augmentation is more popular. Though women represent the majority of those undergoing liposuction, it is also a popular surgical option for men. With advances in technology, more and more people are turning to liposuction to finally address areas of their body that have bothered them for years and achieve the slimmer contours and symmetry they desire.

female liposuction before and after
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Recovering from Liposuction

Although liposuction is an outpatient surgery, those who are getting liposuction are advised to come to their surgery with a friend or family member who will be able to drive them home after the procedure and help take of them for the first day or two after recovery.

After the procedure, patients can expect to have swelling and bruising, in the areas where liposuction was performed. They will be fitted with a compression garment to assist with healing and improve the overall results.

Most liposuction patients will be able to return to work and their normal schedules one to weeks after surgery, though they may still experience discomfort when sitting or standing for long periods depending on where they had the surgery performed. Any heavy exertion or vigorous exercise should be avoided for four to six weeks depending on the recovery process. Results from the surgery can usually be seen immediately after surgery, though full results are realized for four to six months as swelling fully subsides.

Meet Dr. Farber

Dr. Scott Farber is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 10 years of experience who is dedicated to providing each patient with high-quality, personalized care. A Southern Florida native, Dr. Farber is well-versed in the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures and techniques.

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Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Stubborn areas of fat can occur at any age, and there is no ideal age for getting liposuction. Dr. Farber also finds that, in most cases, patients have finished having children. Good candidates for liposuction are in good general health and are non-smokers. They are already at or near their goal weight and have areas of fat that do not respond to weight loss efforts.

Those who have disproportionate body shapes due to these areas of fat are especially good candidates, as liposuction contours the body for an improved silhouette. Patients that desire accentuated muscles in the abdomen, thigh or back are a good candidate for body etching through high definition liposuction. Having good muscle tone and elastic skin also help clients recover and achieve better results from the surgery. Dr. Farber finds that his best liposuction candidates are realistic about the results they will achieve and understand that a continued healthy lifestyle will enhance their results.

Combining Liposuction with Other Procedures

For some patients, it makes sense to combine liposuction with other treatments. For example, those who have recently had a baby often need to lose stubborn pockets of fat, have lost volume or perkiness in their breasts, and have excess skin and tissue in their abdominal area. For these patients, a mommy makeover may be appropriate. This is a combined procedure that uses liposuction in addition to a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, or breast lift to provide a fully rejuvenated and slimmer figure. If you are interested in having this or a similar combination of procedures, talk to Dr. Farber about your options.

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Your Liposuction Consultation with Dr. Farber

Dr. Farber provides in-depth consultations for liposuction in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County, so he can ensure you will be best suited by this treatment.  Dr. Farber is skilled in surgical fat removal, having performed hundreds of these surgeries; he is well-versed in the best liposuction techniques to sculpt and shape all areas of the body.

During your consultation, Dr. Farber will go over your health history to ensure you have no conditions or are on no medications that would complicate your surgery. He will also perform a physical examination and ask you about your goals for having liposuction. During this time, he will also explain the process to you, including preparing for surgery, the process of the procedure, and the recovery details. You should ask any questions you have about the procedure at this time so you can make an informed decision about whether or not it’s right for you.

You do not have to live with stubborn areas of fat that affect your self-image and ability to wear the clothes you want. If you would like to find out more about the liposuction procedure and how it can help you enjoy a slimmer and more proportionate shape, schedule your consultation with Dr. Farber today.