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Liposuction

Do you have areas of fat on your body that you just can’t seem to reduce despite all the exercising and dieting that you do? If so, there is still hope with liposuction. You can have the body you want through body contouring techniques including liposuction. This trusted and popular procedure can sculpt your body into more of the shape you would like it to be, also called LipoSculpture. We utilize the latest advances in office-based LipoSculpture procedures. These improve the body’s contour by removing excess fat from fatty deposits located between the skin and muscle. Areas improved with liposuction may include your chin, upper arms, chest, breast, abdomen, back, bra area, waist, love handles (muffin tops), inner thighs, outer thighs, knees and ankles.

Unlike many other cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Serrao removes a large percentage of the fat and that takes time and artistic detail.  At Serrao Rejuvenation Center, your liposuction procedure will be our only surgical case of the day because we want to dedicate our time to your needs and allow you to have the best possible result.  Many use different tools to reduce the amount of fat that is present, but Dr. Serrao uses his skilled hands and artistic eye to sculpt the body into the contours of true feminine beauty.  Schedule your consultation with Dr. Serrao today to learn more about liposuction and body contouring.

History of Liposuction

Liposuction has become one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries in the United States. In 1974, Dr. Giorgio Fischer, a gynecologist from Italy invented the original form of liposuction. French physicians Illouz, a gynecologist, and Fournier further developed liposuction around 1978. By 1980, liposuction was extremely popular in the United States but was confronting negative publicity due to patients experiencing excessive bleeding and undesirable rippling of the skin after surgery. In 1985, Dr. Klein invented the tumescent technique for liposuction, revolutionizing liposuction surgery. His “Tumescent Technique” allowed patients to have liposuction performed totally by local anesthesia using much smaller cannulas. Patients could now have liposuction surgery without the fear of excessive bleeding and undesirable skin depressions. Other techniques developed, such as the dry and wet techniques, the ultrasonic technique, and laser lipolysis to make the procedure as simple, fast and risk-free as possible for patients.

Types of Liposculpture

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Awake Tumescent Liposuction Liposuction performed without general anesthesia using local tumescent anesthesia and mild sedation.
AquaShape Water-Assisted Lipo & Fat Grafting Body-Jet liposuction device uses gentle pressured water to wash your fat cells away and harvests fat in a lipo-collector closed sterile system for natural fat grafting procedures.
Laser Lipolysis Liposuction utilizing laser energy to melt fat away and tighten skin in smaller areas like the chin, neck and arms.
ThermiTight Body contouring and skin tightening treatment utilizing radio-frequency energy to melt small areas of fat and to tighten the skin. May also be added to liposuction cases where additional skin tightening is recommended.
Natural Buttocks Augmentation Fat Transfer Unwanted fat is removed by liposuction with the AquaShape Bod-Jet device and is harvested for the fat transfer to the buttocks.
*Also known as a Brazilian Butt Lift.
Natural Breast Augmentation Fat Transfer Unwanted fat is removed by liposuction with the AquaShape Bod-Jet device and is harvested for the fat transfer to the breasts.
LipoMassage Post-operative lipomassage treatments to reduce swelling, smooth skin and promote healing after liposuction.

AWAKE LIPOSUCTION WITH TUMESCENT ANESTHESIA

Almost all of the liposuction procedures we do are performed while you are awake, otherwise known as Awake Liposuction.  This has proven to be the safest method of doing liposuction. Performed in our office using only local tumescent anesthetic and mild sedation, we can reduce and reshape the fatty areas that are a problem for you. It is one of the many awake procedures we do in our accredited AAAHC surgical center.  If you want deeper sedation, we can provide that as well, your comfort and safety are our priority.


AQUASHAPE WATER-ASSISTED LIPO & FAT GRAFTING

What is AquaShape – Body Jet Water Assisted Liposuction?
The Body-Jet uses the most advanced technology, water assisted liposuction, to wash fat away with a gentle fluid spray. This profound development removes viable, intact fat cells, finally making it simple to transfer and inject the fat into other parts of your body such as your breast and buttocks. Now you can quickly transform your body using the natural flow of water, with water-jet assisted liposuction. Just as the ocean’s waves sculpt the sandy beaches; the gentle power of Body-Jet will sculpt and shape your body.

The water assisted liposuction technique was developed to avoid the problems associated with standard liposuction procedures, such as the need of general anesthesia, non-consistent results and extensive healing time. Traditional techniques and even the newer “fat-melting” procedures require aggressive back and forth motion to break up and destroy the fat.

The Body-Jet uses medical-grade water solution to push apart sheets of fat cells at their weakest points. This new technique allows the connective tissue to stay intact, which maintains skins elasticity and eliminates skin wrinkles. This form of liposuction can be done in the office with a local anesthetic. Because it is minimally invasive, the technique can be performed on multiple areas of the body during the same surgical procedure, eliminating the hassle and expense of multiple appointments. This is also a one-time treatment with lasting results. Patients experience little discomfort, quick healing and immediate visible results when using the Body-Jet Liposuction.


LASERLIPO AND THERMITIGHT PROCEDURES

If your skin needs a little tightening along with liposuction, you may want to consider having  the LaserLipo or ThermiTight procedure performed with the liposuction procedure. Here, laser energy or radio-frequency energy is used just under the numb skin for this tightening. These procedures heat the collagen fibers underneath the skin, which makes then contract; the result is mild skin tightening and a smoother result. Of course, this is only helpful for mild skin tightening, but can be very helpful in the appropriate patient.


BUTT LIFT & BREAST AUGMENTATION FAT TRANSFER

Once the liposuction is performed, the next question is, “How can we use the fat we just removed for your benefit?” We can actually harvest your fat with the liposuction procedure, which contours your body and gives us fat which we can then re-inject into areas of your body that you feel need more volume. Some of these areas include the breasts , buttocks and the hands.


LIPOMASSAGE

We believe LipoMassage by Endermologie is most beneficial after your liposuction procedure to promote healing, increase blood flow to the tissue and stimulate lymphatic drainage.  Treatments will be performed starting one to two weeks post-procedure and will be continued for six weeks.  This is an excellent treatment and allows for further body contouring and smoothing of the skin as it heals.  You will enjoy the benefits of Lipomassage and find them relaxing.


Liposculpture for Total Body Contouring

LIPOSUCTION CHIN & NECK

If you suffer from a fatty chin, many times the fat can be liposuctioned and the skin tightened with Laser Lipolysis or ThermiTight to give you a better definition to your chin and neck. This not only can reduce the fat in the chin, but can also enhance your jawline and contour.  If you are looking for a non-surgical option then Kybella may be your solution.


LIPOSUCTION ARMS

You may complain that your upper arms never slim down even after hundreds of hours of weight lifting and push-ups. For most patients, we recommend liposuction to remove the unwanted fat on the upper arms, to reduce the sag and pull that occurs from the excess weight of the existing fat. Laser tightening of the skin can help too, but if excess skin is present and you have poor elasticity you may not be a candidate for this procedure.


LIPOSUCTION CHEST

Chest fat can be reduced to give you a better contour. Some women have bulges on the sides of their chests and axillary areas (arm pit), Some men have developed fatty breasts, called male gynecomastia. Liposuction can reduce the side chest walls to enhance your breasts, and it can reduce a man’s breasts to flatten his chest.  A scarless liposuction breast reduction may also be performed if you only want to reduce the weight or volume of your breasts and not have the scars from a breast lift.


LIPOSUCTION BACK, WAIST & MUFFIN TOPS

Do you notice extra bulging along the bra strap areas or on your back? Are you ready to reduce your muffin tops? Liposuction is an ideal method to sculpture your back and flanks to give you a more feminine shape and the curves you want. Men hate the love handles too, and these can also be reduced with liposuction.


LIPOSUCTION ABDOMEN

If you suffer from excess fat in the front of your belly or just can not  get rid of that troublesome baby pooch,  liposuction can sculpt these areas into a more flat and feminine shape. However, if the lower belly skin is too stretched out or is of excess, an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck may be necessary to give you that flat tummy look that you desire.


LIPOSUCTION HIPS, THIGHS & KNEES

Do you despise those saddlebags on your outer thighs or those bulges of fat between your legs that sometimes rub together. Liposuction can reshape the legs and hips into a more beautiful shapely form. Some women want legs with straight lines on the borders and an open area in between the two thighs while others want voluptuous curves in the hips. Dr. Serrao will base his expert recommendations on your examination and from your reasonable desires.

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