Liposuction in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, FLDiet and exercise may only get you so far in slimming and toning your body. If you have fatty deposits in common areas, including the thighs, hips, waist, abdomen, back, buttocks or more, liposuction by Dr. Robert Brueck in his Fort Myers office may be your answer. Liposuction is ideal for individuals who are not obese and wish to contour and eliminate these troubling areas.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction gently removes fat from specific areas of your body using suction. During liposuction in Fort Myers, Dr. Brueck utilizes a small, thin, blunt-tipped tubes called cannulas. A cannula is inserted through small incisions in the treatment area. The fat is then suctioned out as Dr. Brueck moves the tubes under the skin to eliminate specific fat deposits.
Over the years, liposuction has been redefined with new techniques that Dr. Brueck may employ for a more comfortable, safer, and easier liposuction process.
Tumescent Liposuction – During this method, a significant amount of anesthetic solution, which includes lidocaine and epinephrine, is injected into the treatment area before traditional liposuction is performed. General anesthesia may not be necessary with tumescent liposuction.
Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction – Ultrasound technology is utilized to liquefy or diminish fat, making it easier to remove. This method is particularly helpful when removing fat from the abdomen, sides, and back.
Laser-Assisted Liposuction – Low-energy waves are used to liquefy fat, which makes it easier to remove through a small cannula.
You’ll notice an improvement in your body contour immediately after liposuction. However, results from liposuction may continue to improve for several weeks or months as swelling subsides.
Am I a good candidate for Liposuction in Fort Myers?
Liposuction should not be used as a weight loss treatment. The priority of liposuction is to reshape and redefine problem areas that do not respond to traditional methods, such as diet and exercise.
How long is recovery from Liposuction?
Recovery will vary based on the size of the treatment area and the method of liposuction used. Generally after the procedure, the treatment area is firmly wrapped in gauze to reduce swelling, bruising, and maintain the new contour. The compression garment or wrap is typically worn for 3 to 4 weeks. Patients should expect swelling and bruising for 7 to 10 days.
Most patients can get up and move around right after liposuction after the effects of the anesthesia wear off. You may return to your normal activities as soon as you feel comfortable. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled to ensure a healthy recovery. Don’t hesitate to contact us for liposuction in Cape Cora, Punta Gorda, and Fort Myers, FL, today!