Where Can Liposuction Be Performed?

Beautiful young mixed race couple standing close to each other When diet and exercise fail to provide you with a reduction in unwanted fat in specific areas of the body, it might be time to schedule an appointment with a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine if liposuction is the right treatment to help you achieve your goals. Dr. Stan Castor is a board-certified plastic surgeon at Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL, and can evaluate you to decide if you are a good fit for this or other body contouring procedures available at his practice.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that uses suction to remove fat deposits from underneath the skin. It is often used to reduce stubborn areas of fat that are difficult or impossible to get rid of through diet and exercise alone.

Where Can Liposuction Be Performed?

Liposuction can be used on different body parts, such as the:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Neck
  • Flanks

What Happens During Liposuction?

The treatment involves inserting a thin tube called a cannula under the skin to remove unwanted fat cells. Liposuction can give you a more contoured shape in areas where diet and exercise have not been effective. This procedure should always be performed by a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Stan Castor, who has expertise in liposuction and liposuction techniques.

How Much Time Do I Need To Heal?

Recovery time will vary depending on how much fat was removed and what areas were treated. Generally, liposuction patients need one to two weeks to return to their normal activities, although some swelling and bruising may linger for a few more weeks. During recovery, it is important to follow all instructions given by your doctor closely. Your surgeon will likely recommend wearing a compression garment and avoiding strenuous activity during the healing process.

What Are the Risks of Liposuction?

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks associated with liposuction. These include infection, bleeding, changes in skin sensation such as numbness or tingling, and asymmetry of the results due to uneven fat removal. Be sure to take time to discuss these risks with Dr. Stan Castor before making any decisions about undergoing liposuction or alternative fat-reduction treatments.

Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

To determine candidacy, we strongly encourage you to book a consultation and initial evaluation with Dr. Stan Castor and his team in Tampa, FL. Call 813-971-2000 to speak to his friendly front office team at Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery to request your appointment.

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