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You work out and eat right, but sometimes it's just not enough. You still have bulges and trouble spots that detract from your slim, slender physique. What can you do about it?

When you're looking for answers, Zuri Plastic Surgery can help. Our Miami Liposuction treatments often provide solutions for people desiring to slim their waist, hips, legs, or other problem areas. Excess fat can be a thing of the past when you trust Zuri to help you get your best body.

What Can Liposuction do for Me?

Many individuals face cosmetic changes to their body, or fat deposits they cannot get rid of, no matter how much they try. These fend off any exercise and attempts at dieting, and these fat deposits bring with them a lack of self-esteem and confidence.

Other cases can be aging and pregnancy that can leave the body in a less than desirable form, so it is easy to see why these individuals turn to liposuction as a solution to their problem. Liposuction can be used in body contouring, and help resolve these continual issues. With Liposuction Miami patients can restore shape and balance along with that much needed boost to self-confidence. A slimmer figure is possible, and Dr. Zuriarrain is well versed in all areas of body contouring and liposuction.

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—What is—


Liposuction procedures have been performed for decades. This technique involves the precision removal of fat deposits left behind after a healthy lifestyle. When stubborn deposits of fat interfere with your healthy appearance, Liposuction in Miami can be the answer you're looking for.

The liposuction procedure works by carefully removing fat cells using advanced suction and displacement techniques. During the treatment, a skilled provider like those at Zuri Plastic Surgery strategically removes fat from trouble areas. Typically, patients want to target the abdomen, hips, and legs, but the treatment is safe for use on other areas as well.

Have legs with ripples? A butt that's too big? Are your arms that are flabbier than you want? In all of these situations, liposuction can help.

Liposuction Procedures

Unlike some other surgical procedures, this is one of the least invasive patients can undertake. While under general anesthesia, small incisions are made close to the areas that liposuction will treat. These are not random and are chosen carefully so the natural folds of the body will hide them.

During the procedure, a thin tube (cannula) is fed under the skin to the target area. Intact fat cells are then removed by suction. Once all areas are treated, the incisions will be closed. Once swelling subsides, the new contours of the body will be noticeable. If the patient maintains their weight the results from Liposuction are long-lasting, and fat cells will not return to the area which received treatment.

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Before Liposuction Procedures

A consultation with Dr. Zuriarrain will cover many areas around the body that Miami Liposuction patients may not be aware can be addressed. Body areas which can be altered with liposuction, are:

  • Abdomen and waist areas
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Inner knee and thighs
  • Neck, chin and cheeks
  • Back and chest areas, and upper arms

Dr. Zuriarrain will explain while he is performing a thorough examination of these body areas. Liposuction is no replacement for a healthy diet and exercise. Cellulite is another area it can’t help; neither can it do anything with sagging skin. Because of this, it is often used in combination with other procedures.

Liposuction is one of the most common and enduring plastic surgery procedures, with early attempts to reshape the body by cutting out subcutaneous tissue going back nearly 100 years (the results were not pretty and we do not recommend these early methods!).

While the modern form of liposuction rose to popularity in the mid-1970s, today's liposuction techniques are quite literally generations more advanced than those first modern procedures. Here are some of the innovative techniques Dr. Z uses to protect the body and improve your results during Liposuction.

Power-assisted liposuction

Power-assisted liposuction (also called vibrating liposuction) uses a cannula that vibrates at the end to gently encourage more fat to enter the cannula and leave the body without damaging the surrounding tissues. Dr. Z prefers this method because it allows him increased precision for body contouring procedures.

Renuvion (J Plasma)

Renuvion uses the power of plasma to further improve the results of Liposuction by safely causing the fibers connecting the skin to the surrounding tissues to contract. By adding Renuvion to liposuction, Dr. Z can provide both fat reduction and increased skin elasticity in a single procedure, dramatically improving body contouring results. In many cases, adding Renuvion to a liposuction procedure eliminates the need for additional skin tightening surgery, sparing the patient recovery time and additional surgery expense.

Combination Liposuction

The potent combination of power-assisted liposuction with Renuvion skin tightening looks great on its own. However, Dr. Z can also use it to take other procedures to the next level by adding liposuction as a combination procedure. Common procedures that can benefit from adding liposuction and Renuvion include abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, and breast augmentation with lift. With Liposuction, Miami patients can use it in conjunction with autologous fat grafting procedures to maximize the body sculpting results from the donor site.

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Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

Liposuction in Miami can help address a variety of aesthetic concerns. Are you unsatisfied with your appearance in any of these ways?

  • Bloated belly
  • Bulging hips
  • Love handles or fat deposits around your hips
  • Flabby buttocks
  • Thighs that wobble
  • Chubby knees
  • Fatty ankles
  • Flabby arms
  • Neck rolls ("turkey neck")
  • Puffy cheeks
  • Poorly defined or double chin

By removing excess fat via liposuction, you can experience the slender, smooth, and refined appearance you've always dreamed of.

Schedule your liposuction consultation with Dr. Z today!

If you're excited to make the leap and talk about your surgery, you want to find a surgeon and a team that you can trust to deliver your Liposuction. Our certified and trained plastic surgeon will talk to you about getting started on the journey to becoming your true self. There's no time like the present to start making things happen in your life. We are happy to speak with you anytime about scheduling a consultation.

After Liposuction Body Contouring Procedures

Patients may feel some discomfort after the procedure due to the swelling. If there is too much pain after Liposuction Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Z can prescribe oral painkillers to help control this, but there should not be too much overall discomfort. In the majority of cases, patients can return home in the same day, but it is advisable for another adult to be present in the first 24-hours in case of unforeseen complications.

Some patients may be advised to wear compression garments or elastic bandages for up to 3-months or until advised. These help control swelling and help the body conform to its new contours. Additionally, some patients may have thin drainage tubes inserted to remove excess fluid buildup. After three or four days, it is possible to return to regular activities, as long as they are not too strenuous the body. Strenuous activities needs to be avoided for the first four weeks after your liposuction.

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Your Liposuction Recovery Timeline

It’s important to remember that your recovery may differ from anyone else’s. Likewise, recovery processes can vary with the different techniques used, but in general, you can expect:

Day 1

The most important thing during this time is keeping pressure off your treated area. Compression garments or an ice pack will be critical to keeping the swelling down. Pain and anti-inflammatory medication are also essential to keep on hand. Depending on what your provider recommends, medication like acetaminophen and ibuprofen can help with pain and swelling. As your body heals, keep the treated area elevated to reduce swelling. Bleeding and oozing from the incisions is normal, and bruising around the treated zone is also common. It’s also important to stay hydrated and nourished at this phase, so make sure to eat soft foods and drink sufficient water.

Week 1

You should see improvement in the pain, bruising, and swelling you’ve experienced. Bandages can typically be removed after day 3, but your should plan to take it easy. Gentle exercise is usually fine, but make sure to refrain from stretching or putting excess pressure on the treated areas. Patients can usually return to work during this time.

Week 2

Almost all of your pre-procedure routine can generally be resumed. Your work and daily life should be able to approach normality. From work to exercise to wrangling your energetic family, these activities should be safe to rejoin.

Your initial results from Liposuction may be noticeable immediately, but you will probably see some settling during the first few months after your procedure. Remember that a healthy diet and lifestyle will be crucial to retaining your results and keeping your new physique for the long term.

Post-Op Instructions

Liposuction FAQS

Surgery and recovery time depends on the amount of fat targeted for removal, the target area, and the number of areas in the body treated. Factors such as age, overall health, and prior medical history also play a role in determining how quickly you will recover. Dr. Z and his team will talk with you about what to expect for your recovery.

Liposuction can remove as much as 10 pounds of fat cells, but it is an invasive procedure that will cause some swelling and fluid retention. It can take several weeks for that swelling to go down and for the skin to tighten up before you begin to see the results. Depending on how much fat is removed, you can expect to see final results between one to three months after your procedure.

Sometimes, targeting fat alone is not enough to get desired results. Liposuction can be combined with other procedures to better meet your goals. At Zuri Plastic Surgery, liposuction is often combined with a tummy tuck in what is sometimes called a "mommy makeover." The tummy tuck flattens the stomach, while the liposuction can take care of unwanted love handles on the waist. Dr. Z and his team will work with you to develop the best plan to reach your goals.

Incisions created to allow the cannula to remove excess fat cells are small and made inconspicuous whenever possible, making them less noticeable. How many of these small incisions are necessary depends on how many are needed to access the targeted areas.

Scarring also varies depending on the qualities of each person's skin. Dr. Z will talk with you about where these access points will be and how they can minimize the appearance of scarring in your case.

Liposuction can make a dramatic difference in your body shape, but it is not necessarily permanent. While fat cells are removed during this procedure, some fat cells still remain and can grow. It's up to you to take good care of yourself so that you can enjoy your slimmer look for a long time. It is recommended that you eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of water, and follow a regular exercise routine after receiving liposuction.

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