No matter how healthy a lifestyle you adopt, you may have pockets of fat resistant to diet and exercise. Common areas where excess fat accumulates 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. In addition, pregnancy and specific medications can aggregate it.

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Everyone stores fat differently, and genetics significantly influence how many fat cells exist in certain body areas. 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. Scott Farber can help with liposuction in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County, FL. Call today to schedule your consultation!

What is Liposuction?

Traditional liposuction is fat removal surgery where Dr. Farber suctions away excess fat cells using a thin tube called a cannula. Liposuction creates a smoother, slimmer appearance in specific problem areas. Dr. Farber uses a specialized liposuction technique called SAFE liposuction. This three-step technique is harsher than older methods and involves less risk of complications.

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  1. Separation: Farber gently separates fat beneath the skin without damaging blood vessels or supporting structures.
  2. Aspiration: Next, Dr. Farber will meticulously and uniformly suction out the separated fat, taking care not to remove too much.
  3. Fat equalization: At this point, Dr. Farber uses another small cannula to contour and smooth the remaining fat, thus minimizing the irregular texture that sometimes occurs with older liposuction approaches.

A liposuction procedure can last from 45 minutes to several hours, depending on the amount of fat targeted. Because fat cells do not grow back, the targeted areas stay permanently slimmer. However, we recommend 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 target areas for liposuction are the upper arms, abdomen, upper and lower back, thighs, male chest area, buttocks, and hips – or love handles. Dr. Farber can also perform liposuction on the jowls, neck, or chin area for patients who experience fat pockets in specific facial areas. 


Dr. Farber is one of the few physicians in the United States who has trained in Total Definer liposuction. This advanced technique employs stem-cell technology, anatomical knowledge, and fat redistribution to transform moderately to exceptionally fit bodies into Olympian-like contours.

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Realistically, few people have the combination of lifestyle habits and genes to achieve and maintain an ideal physique. The Total Definer approach to high-definition body sculpting will reveal an athletic appearance.

How Common is Liposuction?

Over 250,000 Americans seek liposuction surgery every year, making liposuction second only to breast augmentation in terms of demand. Though women represent most liposuction patients, it is also a sought-after surgical option for men. With technological advances, people are increasingly 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.

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Recovering from Liposuction

Though liposuction is an outpatient surgery, we ask liposuction patients to come to the surgical center with a friend or family member who can drive them home afterward and help take care of their needs for the first day or two of recovery.

After the procedure, you can expect swelling and bruising in the treated areas. In addition, you’ll need to wear a compression garment to assist with healing, minimize swelling, and improve your overall results.

Most liposuction patients can return to work and their regular schedules one week after surgery. However, you may still experience discomfort when sitting or standing for long periods, depending on where you had the surgery performed. Therefore, we recommend avoiding strenuous exercise for four to six weeks to allow your body time to heal. You’ll usually notice results immediately after surgery, and continue to realize them for four to six months as swelling continues to subside. Learn more about non-surgical body contouring, aka CoolSculpting.

Meet Dr. Farber

Dr. Scott Farber is a fourth-generation physician, and practices as an aesthetic surgeon in Boca Raton, Florida. Having trained and honed his skills at some of the nations’ most prestigious institutions, he is a sought-after surgeon. He aesthetic eye and medical expertise allow him develops personalized treatment plans together with his patients.

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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. The best liposuction candidates are in good general health, are non-smokers, have finished having children, and are realistic about what results to expect. They are already at or near their goal weight and have areas of fat that do not respond to weight loss efforts.

Those with disproportionate body shapes due to unwanted fat bulges are outstanding candidates, as liposuction contours the body for an improved silhouette. In addition, patients who want accentuated muscles in the abdomen, thigh, or back are a good candidate for body etching through high-definition liposuction. Good muscle tone and elastic skin also help people recover and achieve better results from the surgery. Dr. Farber finds that his best liposuction candidates are willing to commit to a continued healthy lifestyle to maintain their appearance.

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 combined procedure 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, such as LipoAbdominoplasty, or others- talk to Dr. Farber about your options. Schedule your consultation online or call 1-(561) 503-2700 today!

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There are numerous associated benefits with taking your physical appearance into your hands. Confidence and comfort within yourself are essential to a healthy, enjoyable lifestyle. Change is beneficial, but not necessarily an easy decision to make.

If you are ready to explore changing some aspects of yourself with a trusted plastic surgeon, reach out to us at Farber Plastic Surgery. We can have an informal phone or email discussion, or you can schedule an appointment to meet the team and discuss what comes next for you.

We look forward to hearing from you and helping you become the best version of yourself  you can be!


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 this treatment is right for you.  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 body areas.

During your consultation, Dr. Farber will review 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, what to expect during the procedure, and the recovery details. This meeting is your chance to ask any questions about the process so you can make an informed decision about whether 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 want to learn 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.

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