As fat deposits settle into the neck, arms, abdominals, thighs, and buttocks, otherwise healthy individuals can experience a loss of self-confidence in their appearance. Unfortunately, exercise and diet don’t always address these problem areas. Board-certified plastic surgeon Timothy E. Fee, MD, of Coastal Cosmetic Center offers liposuction to remove excess fat and help restructure the body.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or lipo, targets unwanted fatty bulges that have become resistant to diet and exercise. Coastal Cosmetic Center also offers several types of liposuction, including:
Liposuction – Traditional liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat from various parts of the body.
VASERlipo® – Unlike traditional liposuction, VASERlipo® is a minimally invasive form of liposuction that uses ultrasound technology to precisely contour the body by eliminating excess fat build up.
Liposculpture – Liposculpture is a more advanced cosmetic surgery that refers to more excessive body contouring. Liposculpture includes comprehensive planning and requires a knowledge of theunderlyingg anatomy like the muscles, bones and internal structure of the body.
What Are the Benefits of Liposuction?
Liposuction is a safe and effective treatment for the removal of localized fatty deposits that have proven resistant to even the best efforts at diet and exercise. Lipo and VASERlipo® also:
Remove large amounts of fat
Improve body contour
Help to smooth out skin and define muscles
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Liposuction?
If you have stubborn pockets of fat that have proven resistant to your best efforts at diet and exercise, then you may be a great candidate for liposuction or VASERlipo®.
What is the Procedure for Liposuction?
During the procedure, Dr. Fee makes a small incision in the targeted area for improvement and inserts a hollow tube to vacuum unwanted fatty tissue and cells. Generally, patients can expect to be in surgery for at least two hours.
Where Are Liposuction Procedures Performed?
Lipo takes place under general anesthesia at our on-site licensed ambulatory surgery center, Coastal Surgery Center. It is a Medicare-certified and state-licensed ambulatory surgery center that is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).
What is the Recovery for Liposuction?
Liposuction should only be scheduled when patients have allotted a suitable amount of post-operative time for healing. Depending on the physical demands of employment, liposuction candidates should plan for anywhere between one to three weeks off from work, coupled with a lifting restriction of 15 pounds for three weeks post-surgery. Expected side effects are temporary and include swelling, burning, numbness, bruising and soreness. VASERlipo® is less invasive and has a quicker recovery period.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
Liposuction surgery varies considerably between patients, and a specific breakdown of all applicable costs for your procedure will be discussed during your consultation. Financing will also be discussed at this time.
Slenderize and say goodbye to stubborn fat with liposuction at Coastal Cosmetic Center. If you live in or around Jacksonville or Fleming Island, contact us today to schedule your liposuction consultation.
Timothy E. Fee, MD, FACS Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Fee is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving patients in Jacksonville and the surrounding communities. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the largest and most prestigious organization of plastic surgeon in the United States. A former President of the Greater Jacksonville Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Fee has published and participated in several peer reviewed journals.
I had met with a few Doctors before I found Dr. Fee. Within minutes of talking with him during consultation I knew he was the one. He made me feel comfortable, he answered all of my questions, discussed options and ... Read More
I am currently healing from surgery at the skilled and tender hands of the incomparable Dr. Timothy E. Fee. He has been extremely professional and yet I found his conversations warm as he spoke in relatable terms I could understand. ... Read More
Thank you much and I am a very pleased patient, you did a GREAT job!! * – Carmen R
“Dr. Fee is knowledgeable, caring, thorough, professional and patient. I also highly recommend the On-Q pain pump. It was wonderful! I was up and moving the same day of my tummy tuck surgery.” * – Tekecia
I found my plastic surgeon on Implant Info by Nicole! Dr Fee is a wonderful doctor. I never felt rushed in his office. He did a terrific job on my plastic surgery and will use him again in the future ... Read More
I found Dr. Fee on Implant Info by Nicole and recently had a breast augmentation. Dr. Fee, and his staff are top notch all the way. Very honest, caring, kind and a lot more. I couldn’t say enough. * – ... Read More
After the first time liposuction was performed the feeling was painful. I could not move at all and the recovery was much longer. This time, with the Vaser, the results were not only better but I truly felt that nothing ... Read More
Dr. Fee changed my life. I no longer cry when I look in the mirror – now I smile. This is how life should be. * – Thank you! V.Z
Dear Dr. Fee, Just a note to share with you and your staff. I have made it 10 years cancer free. Thank you for your care 10 years ago. You and your staff really took the lead in my care ... Read More
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