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Liposuction

Also known as lipoplasty and body contouring surgery

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 procedures 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 and neck, upper arms, breast, back, bra area, abdomen, waist, love handles (muffin tops), buttocks, hips, saddlebags, thighs, knees, calves and ankles. Liposuction is often combined with other procedures to create a desired shape and is one of the safest and most popular cosmetic procedures performed.

Unlike many other cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Serrão removes a large percentage of the fat and that takes time and artistic detail.  At Serrão 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. Serrão uses his skilled hands and artistic eye to sculpt the body into the contours of true feminine beauty.  Schedule your consultation with Dr. Serrão today to learn more about liposuction and body contouring.

When to Consider Liposuction

  • If you have localized areas of fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise
  • If you have bulges that are disproportionate to the rest of your body contour
  • If you would like more definition or a slimmer contour in certain areas of your body
  • If your skin elasticity is good (Liposuction removes fat, but does not tighten skin)

Experience with Liposuction

If you want to improve the appearance of your body contours and are considering Liposuction, finding a cosmetic surgeon will help ensure that you get the results you’re expecting. Dr. John Serrão is an experienced cosmetic surgeon and has performed hundreds of liposuction procedures with results that his patients have been very pleased with.  He possesses the artistry and skill that is required to achieve the desired cosmetic result for body contouring procedures. 

Liposuction can give your body a more feminine silhouette with a natural look of subtle perfection. Serrão Rejuvenation Center is conveniently located in Orlando and our highly trained team is prepared to deliver the highest quality of care.

Liposuction at a Glance

Treatment For A body contouring procedure for the removal of fatty deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise
Expected Result A more contoured and slimmer figure
Treatment Time One to six hours, depending on the number of body areas and if combined with a fat transfer procedure
Recovery Patients can return to work in a few days, with a full recovery in 4 to 6 weeks
For Best Result Select a surgeon who is experienced and that you feel comfortable with.  Be compliant with all instructions given to you.

If you desire body contouring and are considering liposuction, Dr. Serrão can discuss a variety of options for you to help you achieve the look that you want.  Dr. Serrão can perform the procedure while you’re awake or with mild sedation if preferred.  Dr. Serrão and his cosmetic nurse will discuss all of these choices with you so that together, you can make an informed decision of what would be best for you to achieve the body you desire.  Begin your journey of rejuvenation and call 407.896.3772 to schedule your consultation today!


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.


LipoSculpture Procedures:

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 because there is no general anesthesia that carries greater risk.  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 AquaShape Body-Jet Liposuction.

NATURAL FAT TRANSFER BREAST AUGMENTATION

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 needs more volume, such as your breast. LEARN MORE

NATURAL FAT TRANSFER BUTTOCK AUGMENTATION

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 needs more volume, such as your buttocks. This popular procedure is also referred to as the Brazilian Butt Lift. LEARN MORE

LASER LIPOLYSIS

If you have small fatty deposits that may also benefit from added skin tightening then you may want to consider laser lipolysis, also known as Smart Lipo.  Laser lipolysis is a liposuction technology utilizing laser energy to melt fat away and tighten skin in smaller areas like the chin, neck and arms.  This procedure heats the collagen fibers underneath the skin, causing them to contract; the result is mild skin tightening and a smoother result. Of course, this only helpful for mild skin tightening, but can be very helpful in the appropriate patient.

THERMITIGHT PROCEDURES

ThermiTight is a contouring and skin tightening treatment utilizing radio-frequency energy to melt small areas of fat and to tighten the skin. Here, radio-frequency energy is used just under the numb skin for this tightening. This procedure heat the collagen fibers underneath the skin, which makes them contract; the result is mild skin tightening and a smoother result. It may also be added to liposuction cases where additional skin tightening is recommended. Of course, this is only helpful for mild skin tightening, but can be very helpful in the appropriate patient. LEARN MORE

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. LEARN MORE


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. LEARN MORE


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. LEARN MORE


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. Serrão will base his expert recommendations on your examination and from your reasonable desires.


Schedule a Liposuction Consultation

If you are considering Liposuction, let the caring team and experienced surgeon at Serrão Rejuvenation Center help you get the body you desire!

Call Dr. Serrão at 407.896.3772 or schedule a consultation to learn more and begin your rejuvenation today!

Liposuction FAQ’s

How is Liposuction performed?

Liposuction sculpts your body, using gentle suction techniques to break up and remove excess fat deposits from your problem areas. Liposuction is often combined with other procedures, like a fat transfer augmentation or abdominoplasty to create a desired shape and is one of the safest and most popular cosmetic procedures performed. 

First, the body areas are numbed using local tumescent anesthesia and IV sedation may also be administered if preferred. A tiny incision is made in your skin and a cannula is inserted to remove the unwanted fat utilizing gentle suction and water techniques.  Dr. Serrão gently moves the cannula back and forth, removing the excess fatty deposits while contouring your body into your desired silhouette. 

Liposuction may be performed in one surgical setting unless multiple staged procedures are scheduled with your safety and budget in mind. Many of these procedures may be combined with other treatments for optimal results.  The details of the liposuction procedure will be discussed with you during your consultation.

Where is Liposuction performed?

Liposuction procedures are performed in our accredited surgical center in Orlando. Our desire is to offer patients a comfortable environment where they can have their body contouring procedures performed in a center that has fulfilled the safety requirements and standards of care of one of the most prestigious accreditation associations of the United States, AAAHC. Our experienced surgeon and health care team will truly care for you!

What is the cost of Liposuction?

The cost of Liposuction varies from patient to patient dependent on the amount of correction that is needed and the number of body areas involved. All of our fees will be discussed with you during your consultation. You will find our charges to be very fair and competitive for the Orlando area. Several financing options are also available at Serrão Rejuvenation Center and we offer package pricing. We welcome you to call our office for more details on fees and be sure to check our current specials.

What is the downtime and post-operative period like?

After the procedure is performed, you must wear a compression garment for 4 to 6 weeks.

The area will be swollen, bruised and tender, but these changes all go away and are controlled with medication. Most people feel comfortable within a few days after the procedure and are able to resume all normal activities after 6 weeks. You will be given complete post-operative instructions at your pre-operative visit with Dr. Serrão. 

When can I go back to work?

Most people can return to work in a few days.

How do you avoid an unnatural looking Liposuction results?

Creating natural appearing contours of the body requires artistry, good judgment, and excellent technique. Dr. Serrão takes pride in creating natural appearing body sculpting results, and is sought after by patients from around the world for his body contour procedures.

Who is a candidate for Liposuction?

The best candidates for liposuction are patients in good health with realistic expectations that want to improve their body contour with a slimmer silhouette.  Liposuction does not replace a healthy lifestyle and is not intended for weight loss.

How do I learn more about Liposuction?

Schedule a consultation to learn more about Liposuction. The educational consultation is of great importance at Serrão Rejuvenation Center and our patients find it to be very informative. You will meet our caring team and tour our state-of-the art facility and AAAHC accredited surgical center. Dr. Serrão and his cosmetic nurse, Larissa, are dedicated to answer all of your questions and will make you feel comfortable with their friendly demeanor. After reviewing your medical history, Dr. Serrão will listen to your concerns and expectations, perform a complete assessment, and educate you on the options that you have based on his expert recommendations. Together, you will develop a treatment plan that will fit your lifestyle and budget. You may chose to schedule the procedure at the time of your initial consultation, or you may decide at a later time. The consultation is about 30 minutes to one hour and the applicable fee will be applied towards the procedure or any purchase in our practice. Whatever your decision, it will be our pleasure to assist you in any way that we can.

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