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Miami Liposuction Surgery
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If you have unwanted fat on your body, you are certainly not alone. Liposuction is becoming more and more popular as people realize that they can do something about the shape of their bodies. Diet and exercise are the best ways to reduce fat and improve body appearance, but sometimes there are pockets of fat that seem impervious to diet and exercise.
Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Polo will listen to your concerns and expectations to help you decide if liposuction is your best option. You should be near your target weight before you have liposuction so that the results are proportionate to the rest of your body. After treatment, you can expect a more flattering physique and a better fit for clothing.
Liposuction is done on an outpatient basis in our Miami facility. General anesthesia is usually used for safety and comfort. Small suction tubes (cannulas) are inserted through very short incisions placed in inconspicuous locations near the fat deposits, and excess fat is removed. If large volumes of fat are to be removed, we will probably ask you to donate one or two units of blood and take supplemental iron before surgery. Your own blood will be used as a transfusion at the end of surgery.
You will return home with a compression garment (or tape) covering the treated areas. Compression is advised for about a month, as it helps reduce swelling after liposuction. Once pain and soreness decrease, it is frequently more comfortable to wear lycra or spandex exercise pants. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Bruising and swelling usually subside in 2 to 4 weeks, and the final result takes shape over 2 to 3 months.
The specific risks and the suitability of liposuction can be determined only during your consultation with Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Polo. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk, but major complications are rare.