Liposuction in Melbourne, FL

Liposuction is a popular, safe and effective procedure that permanently extracts fatty tissue from the body, streamlining the body contour and enhancing muscular definition. Residents of Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, and neighboring communities in Central Florida can trust the team of specialists at Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, led by plastic surgeon Rebecca Novo, MD, and dermatologist Anita Saluja, MD, for excellence in liposuction and other cosmetic procedures.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a procedure that uses a gentle vacuum extraction technique to remove fatty deposits from the neck and body.

Who can benefit from Liposuction?

Liposuction is safe for most healthy adults; however, it cannot be expected to produce significant weight loss. Liposuction is not suitable for patients who are more than 30 pounds overweight, however it effectively diminishes stubborn fatty deposits that still linger after weight loss, despite a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen. Liposuction is a safe, minimally invasive, and simple procedure that streamlines neck and body contours and may be performed on almost any area of the body, including the following:

  • Abdomen
  • Ankles
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Chest
  • Flanks
  • Knees
  • Legs
  • Neck
  • Thighs

How can Liposuction improve my appearance?

Dramatic weight loss, surgery, pregnancy, or even the aging process can cause fatty deposits to accumulate in problem areas of the neck and body, such as “love handles”, a double chin, or bulges in the abdomen, back or thighs. Liposuction eliminates this fatty tissue safely and permanently (with maintenance of stable weight), creating a smooth and defined contour.

The Liposuction Procedure

A liposuction treatment may be performed using local or general anesthesia, depending on the area of the body and the amount of fatty tissue to be removed. The procedure uses a suctioning technique to extract excess fatty tissue from target areas via a small incision using a fine tube called a cannula. Liposuction may be used to treat one or more areas and may be combined with other procedures for optimal results. The procedure usually takes two to three hours to perform, depending on the number of treatment areas, the amount of fat to be removed, and the type of anesthesia used.

Liposuction Recovery

Liposuction recovery may include minor discomfort such as swelling and soreness in the first few days following treatment, but these symptoms subside very quickly. Our staff will be on hand to provide medication and detailed post-op information to help keep you comfortable throughout the recovery period. You will be advised to wear a compressive garment during recovery to support and tighten healing tissue and help the body adjust to its new contour.

How do I know if I need Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is ideal for patients who have larger fatty deposits to eliminate over a larger area of the abdomen, have a laxity in the abdominal wall musculature after pregnancy, or who have undergone dramatic weight loss and are left with loose and sagging skin in the abdominal region. Liposuction is best suited for patients who maintain a stable weight, within 30 pounds of their ideal weight, to remove bulges of fatty tissue from specific target areas. Liposuction may also be performed in different areas of the body, such as the thighs and back, in addition to treating the abdomen. While a tummy tuck surgically tightens underlying abdominal muscles and trims away large areas of loose and sagging skin, creating a dramatically slimmer silhouette, liposuction simply extracts pockets of fatty tissue through a tiny incision. Scarring after liposuction is minimal, while a tummy tuck leaves a hairline scar across the lower abdomen typically from hip to hip. A tummy tuck is a comprehensive surgical procedure while liposuction is minimally invasive; therefore liposuction requires a much shorter recovery period.

How Much Does Liposuction Cost in Melbourne?

The cost of a liposuction treatment depends on such factors as the size and number of treatment areas and other procedures that may be combined with your treatment. Since Liposuction is not normally covered by health insurance providers, our office helps patients manage expenses by proudly providing flexible financing plans and various payment options.

Liposuction is a popular and effective body contouring procedure, and residents of Central Florida in Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, and neighboring communities are seeing amazing results from treatments performed by Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, led by Rebecca Novo, MD, and Anita Saluja, MD. Contact our office today to learn more about liposuction and other body contouring procedures.