Liposuction in Jacksonville & Fleming Island, FL
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. With two convenient locations in Jacksonville and Fleming Island, 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. Coastal Cosmetic Center has two conveniently located offices in Jacksonville and Fleming Island, schedule your consultation today.
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.