Do you have problem areas that are resistant to diet and exercise? Liposuction can help you get the natural curves you’ve been wishing for.

About Liposuction

As you gain weight your fat cells increase and, depending on your genetics, they may collect in one specific area, which makes it more and more difficult to lose the fat with simple healthy diet and exercise. Liposuction can be your solution to target these areas and reshape your body for a better, tighter contour. In 2016 alone, 235,237 liposuction procedures were performed, making it the second most popular plastic surgery to date according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Am I a good candidate?

Liposuction is a good solution if you wish to remove fatty deposits from your thighs, hips, buttocks, upper arms, back, waist, abdomen, calves and ankles, inner knee, chest, and face such as cheeks, chin, and neck. If you are considering liposuction, you should also be within 30% of your ideal weight as fluctuations will alter your outcome. Liposuction will not improve skin laxity, therefore, it is common that clients couple their liposuction surgery with other lifts, a tummy tuck, or treatments if they have excess skin as the fat is removed.

How is a Liposuction procedure performed?

Depending on the amount of fat that is to be removed, your procedure could be performed as an outpatient procedure or may require an overnight hospital stay. Dr. Basile will first give you anesthesia and begin with the procedure. To remove the fatty deposits, a cannula, or thin tube, is inserted through many small incisions to loosen the targeted fat. The cannula is moved back and forth and a surgical vacuum or syringe will suction out the fat that has been dislodged. Dr. Basile ensures that these tiny incisions are strategically placed in inconspicuous locations to hide future scarring. Each incision is very tiny and should only require a few stitches, which will heal within one year.

Results and Recovery

Recovery time will depend on the severity of your procedure. Bruising, swelling, and soreness is all normal for at least a few weeks following your liposuction procedure. Be sure to allow up to two weeks of downtime before returning to your normal routine. A compression wrap is generally used for about a month prior to your procedure to support and protect the area as it heals.  Dr. Basile will give you specific instructions to follow for optimum recovery based on your procedure.

Patients commonly ask the question: are the results permanent? Although the fat cells are removed permanently, the procedure cannot prevent you from gaining additional weight in the future. Although new fat will not heavily concentrate in the area of your procedure, it is important to have a healthy diet and continue to exercise prior.

Your consultation in Jacksonville, Florida

As mentioned, your liposuction procedure, results, and recovery will vary. Dr. Basile with work with you to discover your specific needs and help you achieve a tighter, thinner contour that fits your natural curves. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Basile in Jacksonville, Florida today!

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