Learning about Liposuction

Liposuction can be done all over the body, explains Dr. Max Polo, Plastic Surgeon with Baptist Health South Florida, who also affirms liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. It’s a body contouring sculpting procedure.

Neck, waistline, the abdomen, the love handles and the chest are areas where the surgery can be done with small incisions.

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WHERE ON THE BODY TO DO THAT? ALL OF THE BODY. > WE DO IT ON THE NECK. WE TALKED ABOUT NONSURGICAL OPTIONS FOR A SMALL AMOUNT OF FAT IN THE NECK. REALLY SURGICAL PROCEDURES WITH LIPOSUCTION ARE BETTER OPTIONS. YOU GET AN IMMEDIATE RESULT THAT MIGHT REQUIRE THREE OR FOUR OF THESE NONSURGICAL TREATMENTS TO ACHIEVE CLOSE TO THE SAME EFFECT. IN THEN WE ARE TREATING THE WAISTLINE MOSTLY. THE ABDOMEN AND THE FLANK. THE LOVE HANDLES AND CHEST. > WE HAVE ANOTHER PICTURE I WANT TO SHOW OUR VIEWERS. IT’S A BEFORE AND AFTER OF I BELIEVE MALE LIPOSUCTION. TALK TO ME ABOUT — THESE PICTURES REALLY SAY EVERYTHING. > THIS IS A TYPICAL PATIENT. HE’S PROBABLY IN HIS LATE 30’S. LIPOSUCTION IS NOT A WEIGHT LOSS PROCEDURE. IT’S A BODY CONTOURING PROCEDURE. SO IDEALLY YOU WANT PATIENTS WHO ARE AT OR CLOSE TO THEIR IDEAL WEIGHT AND THEY JUST HAVE THESE AREAS ARE RESISTANT TO DIET AND EXERCISE AND THEY HAVE DIFFICULTY IN IMPROVING THE CONTOUR MORE. THIS PATIENT WE TREATED THE ABDOMEN AND THE FLANKS. THAT’S PRETTY TYPICAL. LOVE HANDLES. > I’M ALWAYS CONCERNED ABOUT SCARRING AND YET I DON’T EAT ANYTHING. > IN LIGHT OF WE MAKE TINY INCISIONS. WITH EACH AREA WE MAKE TWO TO THREE SMALL INCISIONS AND PERFORM THE SUCTION THROUGH THOSE SMALL SITES. THERE ARE ONLY ABOUT A CENTIMETER IN SIZE.
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