Will Springtime Liposuction Give You Results by Summer?

As spring kicks into full gear here in Tampa, you might be getting antsy to break out those short shorts or grab a new bikini. But if you’re not quite ready to flaunt your summer bod just yet, getting liposuction now could have you bikini-ready by summer vacation season. The Sooner You Get Lipo, the Read More

How to Prepare for Life after Lipo

Through a combination of good genes and healthy living, some people have a flawlessly svelte figure. The rest of us are left to fight the battle of the bulge, dealing with stealth pockets of fat we can’t seem to diet or exercise away. When stubborn fat gets in the way of our ideal shape, we Read More

Will Your Liposuction Results Last Forever?

If you exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet but are troubled by lingering pockets of fat, you may be considering liposuction to fine-tune your figure. This body contouring procedure is ideal for men and women who are at a healthy, stable weight and want to eliminate the stubborn fat that’s exercise and diet resistant. Read More

Is There an Ideal Weight for Liposuction?

A common misconception often associated with liposuction is that it’s an effective method for weight loss. In truth, it’s best to be at or very close to your target weight before opting for the procedure, as body contouring tools are meant to do just that—enhance the contours of your body in a way that just Read More

3 Reasons Why Traditional Liposuction Can Offer the Best Results

In the world of body contouring, it seems there’s always a “latest and greatest” liposuction technique that claims to deliver superior results. Despite all the fancy gadgetry and hype around new methods, traditional liposuction techniques still deliver the best results. 1. Gold Standard in Body Contouring Liposuction remains one of the most popular of all Read More

3 Procedures to Get Your Body Ready for Beach Season

Beach season is upon us, which may be cause for concern if you don’t love what you see in the mirror. If you dread hitting the beaches because you feel a swimsuit highlights your problem area, consider one of these procedures to ensure you feel sexy and confident by summer. 1. Breast Augmentation If having Read More

3 Hidden Causes of Belly Fat and How Liposuction Can Help

The coveted flat, firm stomach can seem so difficult to attain, even with the strictest of diets and exercise regimens. Here’s a look into three surprising causes of stubborn belly fat and how liposuction can help to slim down your midsection. 1. Stress Can Pack on Pounds Living with a high level of stress presents Read More

Are You Getting Lipo for the Right Reasons?

Few cosmetic procedures are plagued with as many misconceptions and urban myths as liposuction. There are many factors that go into determining who is a good candidate for the body contouring procedure. Here are a few ways to know if lipo is right for you and if you want it for the right reasons. The Read More

Has Your Weight Loss Affected Your Breasts?

A little-known fact about breasts is that they change across the lifespan. From pregnancy to weight loss to shifting hormone levels, breasts will continue to adapt to the body’s physical state throughout a woman’s life. If you’ve experienced fluctuations in weight, it may have affected your breast appearance. How Weight Loss Impacts Breast Appearance Although Read More

Is Liposuction Different for Men and Women?

There are those who say that men and women are the same and those who maintain that vast differences divide them. We don’t want to wade into the battle of the sexes, but when it comes to liposuction, there are variances worth noting so that each person can achieve the best outcome. Same Procedure, Different Read More

4 Places You Didn’t Know Could Look Better with Liposuction

Most people equate liposuction with getting rid of the lumps that linger around the stomach, hips and thighs. However, the body contouring procedure can work wonders for many of the body’s nooks and crannies, vastly improving contours by removing stubborn pockets of fat that may be resistant to diet and exercise. Double Chin We don’t Read More

Understanding Why Not All Fat Is Bad

In our quest to look and feel our best, it’s important to understand which factors pave the path toward success and which ones can hinder our journey. Fat often gets a bad rap, rejected as the enemy of health, but nothing could be further from the truth. Fat is actually an essential part of the Read More

3 Reasons to Include Liposuction with Your Tummy Tuck

Whether you’ve just celebrated achieving a substantial weight-loss goal, want to recover your pre-pregnancy waistline or just can’t seem to get the shape you want through diet and exercise alone, you’ve decided it’s time for a tummy tuck. But have you thought about combining it with liposuction as well? Besides the obvious advantage of looking Read More

How Much Liposuction Is Too Much?

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for both men and women, and considering the difficulty of shedding stubborn bulges of fat with diet and exercise alone, it’s easy to understand why. Liposuction permanently removes fat cells from isolated pockets where your body stores excess fat, helping to streamline your figure and create Read More

How to Tailor Liposuction to Your Body

It’s often hard to accept or understand that stubborn areas of the body can be resistant to diet and exercise. Excess fat deposited around the body can be unappealing and uncomfortable. It’s easy to become frustrated when your body won’t cooperate with a new diet or increased physical activity. Both men and women can adopt Read More

4 Updates on Liposuction Trends for Men

Once upon a time, liposuction was regarded as the domain of women. Thankfully, those days are over, with the body contouring procedure surging among male patients. And why not? Fat defies gender, gathering in stubborn pockets in the bodies of women and men alike. 1. Lipo Rates for Men on the Rise In 2014, liposuction Read More

3 Ways Ultrasonic Lipo Delivers Better Results

here is a range of liposuction techniques available today for men and women who wish to fine-tune their body contours. While the most important factor in creating the best liposuction results is your choice of body contouring surgeon, the approach your surgeon uses to remove fat cells from your target area can also play a big Read More

Can Liposuction Help Women with Lipedema?

Liposuction is a fat reducing procedure normally associated with eliminating love handles or a muffin top, and other primarily cosmetic concerns. But a lesser known use for liposuction might be to treat certain health issues, like the potentially serious condition known as lipedema. Lipedema is a chronic tissue disorder believed to be genetic. It occurs Read More

3 Times to Think about Facial Lipo

When most people think about liposuction, they think of love handles, the thighs or tummy. But one of the reasons behind liposuction’s popularity is that the procedure can be applied virtually anywhere on the body, even around the face. However, when it comes to facial liposuction, it’s important to understand when and where liposuction can Read More

3 Benefits of Adding Liposuction to Your Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, can be an excellent body contouring option for men or women concerned with loose or baggy abdominal skin. Not only can a tummy tuck tighten your stomach skin for a smoother abdomen, but the procedure can also tone abdominal muscles and remove limited amounts of excess fatty tissue. Read More

Is Local Anesthesia Okay for Liposuction?

Liposuction can be performed under either local or general anesthesia. During liposuction with local anesthesia, the patient is awake, while under general anesthesia, the patient sleeps through the whole procedure. While either technique can mean beautiful liposuction results, there are some important differences between the two. Local vs. General Anesthesia Tumescent liposuction remains the gold standard for Read More

4 Reasons Traditional Liposuction Trumps the Rest

Traditional liposuction, also known as tumescent liposuction, is a technique for removing fat cells from subcutaneous pockets. By using a cannula to disrupt the fat layer, making fat easier to remove, liposuction can permanently reduce fat cells in virtually any part of the body with minimal damage to the surrounding tissue. Here are four reasons Read More

3 Reasons Lipo Could Be Perfect for Eliminating Your Love Handles

While it’s important to reach your target weight and have a healthy BMI prior to undergoing liposuction, this body contouring method can effectively target stubborn pockets of subcutaneous fat, the type of fat that doesn’t easily respond to diet and exercise. Here are three ways lipo can help eliminate the most well-known example of subcutaneous Read More

Are More Men Looking at Liposuction?

Cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly popular for men, with liposuction in particular as one of the most sought-after procedures. Just what is it about liposuction that’s making the menfolk look twice at this body contouring procedure? What Is Liposuction? Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that can slim and shape specific areas of the body by Read More

Is “AirSculpt™” Liposuction Really Better?

Updated for 2018 Patients who are at a healthy weight yet are troubled by stubborn pockets of fat that persist despite their nutritious habits and fitness routine may be great candidates for body contouring with liposuction. Because it can target isolated areas of fat, liposuction can be used to beautifully sculpt the body to reveal Read More

The Perfect Target Spots for Liposuction in Men

Our temperate Gulf Coast climate means we spend a lot of time outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather on the beach, in the water, or on the golf course. For men with this type of active lifestyle who still struggle with stubborn fat deposits that keep a chiseled physique at bay, lipo may offer the ideal Read More

The Role Skin Elasticity Plays in Successful Liposuction Results

One of the essential elements in determining the best candidates for liposuction is a determination of appropriate skin elasticity. When lipo itself focuses on adipose tissue rather than the skin, why is the condition of the skin itself such an important qualifier? The Nature of Skin Skin is designed to have some degree of natural Read More

The Right Approach for Facial Liposuction

Updated July 2018 When thinking about the major signs of facial aging, excess fat probably isn’t one that immediately leaps to mind. Yet, fatty deposits through the face, especially in the neck and jowl area, can dramatically age your appearance. Fat buildup in these areas also contributes to making patients look heavier than their total Read More

Top 3 Cosmetic Procedures

When combined with healthy lifestyle choices, there are a number of ways cosmetic surgery can help women and men bring out the best in their bodies. Three of the most popular and effective procedures I perform are BOTOX® Cosmetic, breast augmentation surgery, and liposuction. BOTOX® Increasingly prominent wrinkles on our faces are an inevitable part Read More

The Truth about Liposuction and Cellulite

One of the most common reasons for surgery I hear from Tampa-St. Petersburg women who want liposuction is that they’re hoping the procedure will get rid of their cellulite. I’m not sure why this lipo myth is so persistent, but it’s time to set the record straight: lipo does not remove cellulite. What Is Cellulite? Read More

The Truth about Liposuction Alternatives

When thinking about body sculpting, your first choice is probably to visit a cosmetic surgeon for liposuction. After all, lipo is the most well known option for slimming and toning your figure, and it does deliver outstanding results. Yet, some patients may feel hesitant about committing to a surgical procedure, and are curious about the Read More

How to Lose the Beer Belly for Good

If you’ve tried dieting and crunches like crazy but still can’t get rid of that beer belly, you’re not alone. Liposuction can address the fat deposits responsible for causing your beer belly, which often remains unaffected by either diet or exercise. The Two Fats There are two kinds of fat in the body: subcutaneous fat, which is Read More

Liposuction for Men

Liposuction is the number one procedure requested by my male patients, and liposuction was also the top cosmetic procedure performed on men in the United States last year. What are the best areas of the body for men to think about having lipo, and what kind of results can they expect? Ensuring Great Results The Read More

Bringing Out the Best in Your Body

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular ways to enhance your figure. Yet, even the results of an outstanding breast augmentation can be improved by including one or two other procedures at the same time. Breast Lifts A breast lift reshapes and redistributes your natural breast tissue in women whose breasts have changed in shape Read More

The Finishing Touch

Getting the perfect beach-ready body can be a challenge. You eat right, you exercise and you’ve even reached your target weight. Yet somehow, you’re still looking at stubborn fat deposits in your abdomen, love handles and back. Our Tampa-St. Petersburg liposuction patients have found that the procedure can provide a finishing touch to eliminate those problem areas Read More

Getting Great Lipo Results

One of the greatest misconceptions I hear about getting liposuction in Tampa is the idea of using it to lose weight. In reality, one of the best ways you can ensure great lipo results is by reaching your target weight before surgery. How Weight Loss Works Noticeable weight gain often affects fat far below the Read More

Overcoming Weight Loss Obstacles

If you struggle with losing weight and keeping it off, then you may need to examine more than just your diet. Weight gain isn’t always about extra pounds; sometimes there are underlying causes for your change in body shape. For changes that aren’t resolved through diet or exercise, cosmetic surgery procedures like liposuction in Tampa/St. Petersburg Read More

Lipo and Cellulite

When choosing lipo, Tampa patients often think that because it’s a body sculpting procedure, the process can help get rid of cellulite as well. In fact, the opposite is often true; liposuction may actually make cellulite more visible.

The Lipo Process

To understand why cellulite isn’t removed by liposuction, it’s necessary to learn more about how liposuction works. A small incision is made near the area targeted for treatment, and a slim hollow surgical wand, or cannula, is inserted through the incision. The cannula is used to break up and remove fatty deposits deep under the skin that are resistant to diet or exercise. Liposuction isn’t an alternative to weight loss, but it can help to slim and shape “problem” areas of the body, like love handles or tummy paunch.

Understanding Cellulite

Cellulite isn’t just lumpy fat, like many believe. Instead, it appears when the network of connective tissues just under the skin, called septae, is weak. These strands hold the fat in place. If they don’t form a tight, containing web over the fat, then the fat will bulge out in between and create ripples that are visible on the surface of the skin.

The bottom line is that cellulite is structural, and lies in the subcutaneous fat layer, just under the skin. Liposuction removes the fat deposits that lie in much deeper layers. Although these deep pockets of fatty deposits can be reduced through lipo, Tampa patients will not be able to have cellulite removed by the same method. It simply isn’t the way lipo works.
After liposuction, the outer layers of skin will shift to accommodate the lack of underlying fat support. This change in skin tone can in some cases magnify the appearance of cellulite, especially if skin remains lax and doesn’t tighten up again after the liposuction.