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What Are The Different Types of Liposuction?

For a long time, there was only one type of liposuction. It involved manually dislodging unwanted fat with a hollow tube before suctioning it out of the body. Fortunately, new techniques have emerged in recent years that are less invasive, offer a shorter recovery period, and create amazing results. This means you don’t have to rely on traditional liposuction to achieve your body goals.

At Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, we offer three advanced liposuction treatments:

  • SmartLipo®: SmartLipo is a type of minimally-invasive laser-assisted liposuction. The laser energy used during treatment makes unwanted fat cells easy to remove. This results in far less bruising than traditional liposuction. The warming effect of the laser has an added skin tightening benefit.

  • VASER LipoSelection®: VASERlipo is an ultrasound-assisted liposuction treatment. It uses sound waves to liquefy unwanted fatty deposits for removal. This minimally-invasive alternative to traditional liposuction is powerful enough to treat large areas of the body and precise enough to define small areas.

  • GPS LipoControl: GPS Lipo® is another laser-assisted liposuction device. However, it also incorporates GPS technology for improved precision. The device shows where the laser and cannula are in real-time. It also closely monitors energy levels within the treatment area. These features help create uniform results and prevent over- or under-correction.

These body contouring options can be used almost anywhere you have excess fat. Commonly treated areas include the jawline, arms, abdomen, and thighs. It is possible to address multiple areas in a single session.

You may be a candidate for one of these services if you’re in good health and your weight is stable. They are particularly beneficial for individuals who can’t achieve a slim figure through diet and exercise alone.

Schedule Your Tampa Bay Consultation

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stan Castor can determine the right advanced liposuction treatment for your situation. Call 813-971-2000 today to schedule a complimentary consultation. Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery and Laser Center serves the Tampa Bay, Florida area.

Stop Believing These 5 Common BOTOX® Myths

Woman getting BOTOX in Tampa BayWhen it comes to injectables, BOTOX® Cosmetic is by far the most popular. Millions of people swear by it to improve the look of their fine lines and wrinkles. However, the treatment is surrounded by misconceptions.

Dr. Stan Castor is a board-certified plastic surgeon who believes if you have the information you need, you can better determine what cosmetic services are right for you. To that end, we are going to debunk five of the most common BOTOX® myths below. More »

How to Finance Your Plastic Surgery Procedure

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In recent years, plastic surgery has become much more accessible than it used to be. Still, paying for an elective breast, body, or facial operation outright is not feasible for most people.

Since insurance does not typically cover plastic surgery, many of our patients choose to finance all or a portion of their procedure. Options such as healthcare credit cards and fixed-term loans can help you comfortably and successfully manage your surgical expenses. More »

What is Breast Augmentation?

Woman after breast augmentationBreast augmentation – known formally as augmentation mammaplasty or informally as a “boob job”— is a plastic surgery procedure that improves the appearance of the breasts. Year after year, it is the most popular cosmetic procedure in America. Over 300,000 breast augmentation procedures were performed in 2017 alone, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stan Castor has helped many women feel beautiful and confident through breast surgery. Keep reading to learn more about breast augmentation and find out if this procedure might be right for you.   More »

4 Reasons to Consider BOTOX® in 2019

Woman Treating Forehead Wrinkles With BOTOX

When a new year begins, we often consider how we can refresh our routine and streamline our lives. One of the best ways to improve your day to day is by boosting your confidence. Simple steps like standing up straighter, speaking with more authority and wearing clothes that help you feel polished can do just that, but there may be physical imperfections that nag at you despite your best efforts.

If you find your eyes constantly drawn to signs of facial aging when looking in the mirror, you probably feel less than proud of your appearance and overall presentation. BOTOX® Cosmetic could be just what you need to lift your spirits and increase your self-esteem this year. Here are four reasons to consider BOTOX® in 2019: More »

Your Guide to Laser Hair Removal

Woman feeling her underarm skin after laser hair reductionLaser hair removal is a common cosmetic procedure in the United States. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, laser hair removal was in the Top 5 minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in 2017, with more than 1 million such procedures performed by ASPS surgeons alone. More »

Tighten Up the Turkey Neck with the New Renuvion J-Plasma


The turkey neck can be embarrassing. And unfortunately, its appearance may be out of your control. Things like the aging process, gravity, and sun damage can all contribute to loose, sagging skin and excess fat in the neck and jowl areas. But there’s an exciting new procedure that uses innovative plasma and radio frequency energy to rejuvenate these tissues at the cellular level—the Renuvion® J-Plasma. Providing dramatic results with lower risks and recovery time than more invasive surgery, the Renuvion is so effective because it tightens and refreshes skin from the inside out. So let’s take a look at how the entire process works here at Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center. More »

Is Botox the Right Cosmetic Treatment for You?



You can’t help getting older, but you can help slow down the signs of it. If you’re looking to improve your appearance by treating fine lines and wrinkles, Botox® may be the solution for you. Dr. Castor at Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery is here to help! More »

What Chemical Peel Will Help You Achieve Your Best Skin?

Do you have problematic skin? Perhaps its acne, or maybe wrinkles that make you feel self-conscious? Fortunately, at Artisan Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, Dr. Castor has the answer for you: chemical peels!
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Is Sculptra® Aesthetic Right for You?

Have your wrinkles got you down but you aren’t ready to go under the knife? Sculptra® Aesthetic at Artisan Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center may be the perfect solution for you!
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