At Castellano Cosmetic Surgery Center in Tampa, liposuction is used to sculpt the body and eliminate those stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise. For many, a healthy lifestyle alone isn’t enough to achieve the body shape they really want. Liposuction removes fat from specific trouble areas to give you a sleek and smooth contour.
Request a consultation at our practice to meet with Dr. Joseph J. Castellano and learn more about your liposuction options. A Tampa Bay native, Dr. Castellano is an experienced and highly trained cosmetic surgeon. Everyone at Castellano Cosmetic Surgery Center is devoted to providing a satisfying, comfortable experience and beautiful results.
More about Liposuction
When Liposuction Is Right
Liposuction is ideal for fine-tuning your figure. If you have pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise, liposuction can remove them for a more streamlined profile. Common areas treated with lipo include the abdomen and hips, buttock, thighs, upper arms and neck.
Liposuction can improve the appearance of smaller, more focused areas and can also be used for higher volume fat removal. Often, liposuction is performed for several areas of the body simultaneously to minimize recovery time and achieve more comprehensive reshaping.
Lipo is not a weight loss alternative. The primary goal is to sculpt and shape particular areas of the body. If you’re already eating right and exercising regularly, yet have a few areas that aren’t slimming down, liposuction can help. Liposuction should be used to improve body contour for people with an already toned and healthy body, not as a method to lose excess weight. And if you want to tighten and tone the look of your abdomen, liposuction may be combined with a tummy tuck for a smooth, contoured appearance.
For liposuction from our Tampa practice, Dr. Castellano uses the tumescent liposuction technique in which he injects fluid during the procedure, allowing for increased comfort and larger amounts of fat to be removed easily.
What to Expect
During the procedure, Dr. Castellano will make small incisions near the area where the fat will be removed. Through the incision sites, a slim surgical wand called a cannula will be inserted. The cannula is used to break up and extract fat cells. After Dr. Castellano removes fat from the treatment area, the incisions are closed and dressed. Liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure at our surgery center, allowing you to return to your normal life as quickly as possible.
Recovery and Results
After your procedure, you’ll need to wear a special compression garment for a short time to aid in the healing process. Dr. Castellano will monitor your results and schedule a follow-up visit with you to make sure that, as bruising and swelling subside, you are seeing the results you want. Most patients return to work and light activity about a week after surgery. Liposuction permanently removes fat cells from the treatment area, and your body will not produce new fat cells. However, it is still important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, because weight can be gained in other areas that were not treated with lipo.