Each day, men and women everywhere are inundated with weight loss supplements, fad diets and new workouts designed to help them reach their fitness goals, but despite these options, it can be challenging to achieve the body you want. Due to a combination of factors such as genetics and aging, our bodies naturally store stubborn pockets of fat that are extremely hard to get rid of despite our best efforts.

If this sounds familiar, you may benefit from liposuction, a surgical body contouring procedure that can permanently remove stubborn fat from common problem areas such as the hips, waist and stomach. At Broward ENT & Aesthetics, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wilson DuMornay can help you achieve your body goals with seamless, natural-looking results and a highly individualized procedure plan. With years of experience and a precise technique, Dr. DuMornay can ensure a flattering outcome that complements your natural body shape and enhances your overall appearance.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a minimally-invasive body contouring procedure that permanently removes targeted fat cells to sculpt a slimmer, firmer physique. Ideal for eliminating stubborn fat that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise, liposuction can help you achieve your body goals with minimal downtime or recovery. An extremely versatile treatment, liposuction can remove fat from almost anywhere on the body, including:

  • Hips
  • Stomach
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Arms
  • Chin
  • Buttocks
  • Flanks and back

Liposuction is effective for both men and women, and skilled surgeons such as Dr. DuMornay are able to create highly curated results for each individual patient based on their unique goals, physiology and areas of concern. Although the procedure itself is relatively simple, liposuction requires an artistic eye and experienced technique to produce the flattering, natural-looking results you can expect at Broward ENT & Aesthetics.

What to Expect During Your Procedure

At Broward ENT, your liposuction procedure will be performed under general or local anesthesia for optimal results and comfort. Your exact procedure will vary based on your specific goals and areas being treated. Dr. DuMornay will follow the contours of your body and apply his understanding of anatomy to ensure flattering results that complement your natural shape. For most patients, the entire process usually lasts from one to three hours.

During your procedure, Dr. DuMornay will make several small incisions in your treatment areas to insert a cannula, a thin tube-like tool that will be used to access and removed the targeted fat. These incisions are carefully placed to minimize scarring and Dr. DuMornay’s skill and technique with the cannula allows for shapely contours and precise body sculpting results. After a sufficient amount of fat has been removed to reach your desired results, the incisions will be closed and you may be fitted with compression garments to minimize any bruising or swelling.

Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Liposuction is an extremely effective body contouring procedure, but it’s not meant to remove large amounts of fat or treat obesity. In fact, there are limits to how much fat can be safely removed at one time. Liposuction is best used to help those who are at or near their goal weight remove stubborn, localized deposits of fat that aren’t responding to diet or exercise. Ideal candidates for liposuction are those who:

  • Struggle with stubborn, diet-resistant fat
  • Have good skin tone and elasticity
  • Are within 30 percent of their target weight
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Are healthy enough for surgery

In general, liposuction is recommended for patients who are at a stable, healthy weight but want to sculpt a more trimmed appearance by targeting common problem areas such as the hips, thighs and flanks. Liposuction isn’t effective at tightening loose skin and may be combined with other procedures, such as a tummy tuck or arm lift for comprehensive rejuvenation. Each and every patient is unique, and Dr. DuMornay will thoroughly evaluate your expectations and goals during an in-person consultation to develop a highly personalized treatment plan just for you.

Liposuction Recovery

Compared to other, more invasive surgical procedures, recovery from liposuction is fairly brief and manageable. Immediately afterward, you may experience some bruising, swelling and soreness, but these side effects will lessen over the next few days and can be easily addressed with over-the-counter medications and plenty of rest. Dr. DuMornay may require you to wear compression garments to aid in your recovery and prevent excessive fluid build-up. Every patient is different and your particular recovery will depend on the extent of your surgery, but Dr. DuMornay will provide you with specific aftercare instructions and be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

After your procedure, you should be able to return to work within a few days. You may still experience some swelling and soreness but should be comfortable enough if your job isn’t too physically demanding and you follow all postoperative instructions. More strenuous activities should still be avoided for a few more weeks, but Dr. DuMornay will check up on your recovery progress to ensure that everything is going smoothly and advise you when it’s safe to return to your normal routine.

Your Liposuction Results

You may not notice an immediate improvement in areas treated with liposuction right after your procedure due to fluid retention and swelling, but your full results will develop as your body heals and these effects subside. As swelling decreases, you’ll begin to see changes in the shape of your body that will become more apparent over the next one to three months. Depending on how much fat was removed, treated areas will be flatter, firmer and more contoured, and these results will be permanent if you continue to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. Excessive weight gain can impact the outcome of your procedure, but you will continue to enjoy improved tone and proportions since liposuction permanently reduces the number of fat cells available.

Contact Broward ENT & Aesthetics

If you’re ready to shed those last remaining inches and achieve your body goals, liposuction is a permanent and effective solution for eliminating stubborn, unwanted fat that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise. At Broward ENT & Aesthetics, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. DuMornay will develop a customized procedure plan just for you for highly curated, natural-looking results. Contact or call us today at (954) 533-9822 to schedule a consultation and find out if liposuction is right for you.

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