liposuction surgery

Liposuction

Liposuction is helpful with removing excess subcutaneous fat which remains resistant to exercise and diet. It helps you change your body contours permanently. The most common body parts for liposuction are armpits and upper arms, the area under the chin, male breasts, abdomen, trunk, hips, waist, thighs, calves, inner knees and ankles. Most of our patients are of normal weight, from all over Tampa Bay and are non-smokers. Improved techniques for removal of larger fat amounts, like Liposculpture, is used for heavier patients. Depending on the amount of fat being removed from Liposuction, many patient may also look into performing a tummy tuck to get rid of any lose skin that occurs.

How is Liposuction Surgery performed?

Liposuction produces a permanent improvement in the proportion and contour of the treated areas. A flatter physique with or without clothes is one of the goals of liposuction. Dr. Soler performs liposuction under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. The patient goes home with either a compression tape or garment covering the areas that are treated. The swelling is reduced after surgery due to wearing a compression garment which is recommended to be worn for a month. Once the soreness and pain is decreased, it is comfortable to wear spandex or lycra pants. Any of these discomforts in the initial stages can be controlled with oral pain medications. It will take about 2 weeks to a month for the bruises and swelling to disappear. The desired result show within 3 to 6 months after surgery. If the patient is looking to increase a specific area of their body such as a buttock enhancement, fat grafting could be performed with the liposuction.

What are the risks involved with Liposuction Surgery?


Liposuction is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. Any risks or individual suitability of Liposuction should be discussed directly with Dr. Soler during your one on one consultation. Even though all surgical procedures carry a slight degree of risk, major complications are very rare when undergoing a Liposuction surgery with Dr. Soler. Any minor complications that may arise do not hamper the end result of your surgery.

Discreet Cosmetic Surgery Travel

If you plan on travelling into Tampa from 50 or more miles away, we recommend you plan to stay for a few days. The chart below shows how long Dr. Soler recommends you plan to stay based on your procedure. This chart is for both car and air travelers. At your consultation, Dr. Soler can give you a better idea of exactly how many days you would need to plan for post-operatively. If you need additional planning assistance, please contact our helpful office or visit our travel page .

ProcedureDaysDetail
Liposuction3-5 daysThe small incisions used are left open and will spontaneously close by the third day after your procedure.

Schedule your Liposuction consultation today

If you are ready to take the next step and see if liposuction is right for you, give our Tampa office a call today. Our office serves patients from all over Southwest Florida for liposuction surgery and located just outside of downtown Tampa. Give board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Soler a call today to see the results you can expect from a liposuction procedure!