The Power to Shape Your Future
Diet and exercise are the easiest ways to control unwanted fat. Still, there are times when your body just doesn’t cooperate, no matter how much time you spend working out. At Village Institute of Plastic Surgery in Lake County, liposuction from one of our specialty-trained plastic surgeons can target those stubborn fat pockets that don’t seem to want to go away on their own. We strive to deliver the best liposuction The Villages has to offer. Our personalized approach to liposuction uses innovative techniques like power-assisted lipo to deliver reliable, predictable results you will love to see in the mirror!
Liposuction is the optimal procedure for women and men who wish to sculpt and contour areas of the face, neck, and body by removing stubborn fat areas that are resistant to diet and exercise.
Liposuction removes excess or stubborn fat cells from the body using a cannula (thin tubed wand) attached to a suction device. In the hands of trained and specialized plastic surgeons like the ones at VIP, liposuction can be an effective and long-lasting way to sculpt your body and get rid of those pockets of stubborn fat.
Power-assisted liposuction uses a vibrating cannula to deliver improved results over traditional liposuction. The vibrations from the powered cannula allow the surgeon to reach and dislodge more fat in a shorter time while preserving the surgeon’s ability to achieve precise, sculpted results. At VIP, PALS is the preferred form of liposuction, and we use it in most of our procedures, provided it is safe for your body and meets your needs.
Versatile. Effective. Worth it.
Liposuction’s core benefit is removing unwanted fat from the hips, thighs, arms, abdomen, back, waist, chin, chest, or other body areas. Once those fat cells are gone, they do not regenerate, though other fat cells in the area can still shrink or grow with diet and exercise.
Liposuction remains one of the safest and most popular plastic surgery procedures worldwide. More than 1.5 million people undergo liposuction each year, and it has a “Worth It” rating of 88 percent on RealSelf. Our VIP plastic surgery patients rave about their liposuction results. See their before and after photos to understand why.
Closer to Your Goal
For patients struggling to lose those last remaining areas of unwanted fat, liposuction is often the best option. It can sculpt and contour almost any area of the body. Though it removes fat from the body, liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure. The procedure works best on patients near their body goals who need help getting rid of those last few trouble spots between them and their perfect looks. If you are healthy, maintain a steady weight, have good skin elasticity, and have a BMI of 35 or below, you are likely a good candidate for liposuction. During your consultation, your surgeon will review your body and listen to your goals to ensure liposuction is right for you. If it is not, VIP has multiple body sculpting options available to help you reach your goals.
So long, stubborn fat!
All procedures performed by the surgeons at Village Institute of Plastic Surgery are performed at our on-site, state-licensed, AAAASF-certified Ambulatory Surgical Facility. Our plastic surgeons, supported by our staff of licensed nurses and surgical technicians, guarantee that you’ll receive the highest standards in patient care and safety.
Overall, this procedure is a safe method of removing unwanted stubborn fat that allows our surgeons to sculpt and contour areas of the face, neck, and body to a smoother, more natural toned appearance. No two liposuction procedures are the same. Your surgeon will work with you to draw up your surgery plan to maximize the benefits of your procedure. This could mean targeting several spots during the same surgery or combining liposuction with another procedure, such as an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). The procedure may be done awake with local anesthetic or under general anesthesia, depending on your specific needs and goals. Very small incisions are used, even if a large area is being treated. Pockets of fat are broken up and suctioned away, leaving behind an enhanced contour. A compressive garment or wrap is placed to help ensure a smooth contour and to minimize swelling. In most cases, you are free to have someone drive you home the same day. You will want to arrange transportation as you will still be groggy from anesthesia following surgery.
Care makes the difference
Your VIP treatment continues long after your surgery is complete. Your surgeon will also ensure you have your recovery plan to maximize your results, including follow-up appointments.
At VIP in The Villages liposuction patients can expect recovery to take a week or two, with most of our patients ready to return to work after two weeks. You should wait at least a month before intense workouts or strenuous activity unless otherwise directed by your surgeon. There will be some swelling and discomfort as the anesthesia wears off after surgery, but that should fade in the days following your treatment. Our care will remain though, as we check in with our patients after treatment to ensure they are happy with their results.
As swelling goes away after surgery, your skin will tighten, and your new look will take shape. You’ll notice more defined curves and muscles in the treatment area and a svelte, smooth silhouette. While your weight will still change over time, the fat cells removed during liposuction are gone for good, so provided that you maintain a healthy diet and exercise, your liposuction will be a long-lasting and positive experience.
Reach Your Body Goals
VIP offers body sculpting and liposuction in The Villages and the surrounding areas. At VIP, you have the chance to receive plastic surgery’s most effective procedures in an atmosphere of luxury, comfort, and safety. Our clinics in The Villages and Clermont feel like an elegant second home for our patients, and we welcome you to join us and receive a truly VIP experience. Schedule your consultation today.
The most common areas of treatment include the abdomen and sides, usually around the waistline. Liposuction can also treat areas of the back and thighs – including the inner and outer thigh area and backs of the legs, around the arms, and between the elbows and shoulder. Liposuction can also treat the back, bra line, armpit (axilla), above the breasts, and knees.
Absolutely. Liposuction is not the best choice for everyone, and at VIP, we make sure to pair each patient with the best procedure for them. We never overtreat or recommend surgery that is not necessary for you to reach your goals. In addition to liposuction, VIP offers numerous body contouring procedures, including tummy tucks, post-weight loss body contouring, and laser skin tightening. We also combine liposuction with fat transfer procedures to put the fat we remove from liposuction to good use by adding it to other parts of your body where you may want to increase volume.
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At Village Institute of Plastic Surgery, we offer our patients a wide variety of plastic surgery techniques.
We specialize in facial plastic surgery, offer more laser cosmetic procedures than any other regional provider, and are Central Florida's premier cosmetic injectors. VIP is the best option for plastic surgery and advanced cosmetic procedures in The Villages and throughout Central Florida. Plastic surgery from our experienced and highly-trained plastic surgeons can lead to incredibly positive and life-changing results. Schedule your consultation today.