in Pensacola, FL

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that eliminates excess stubborn fat from various areas of the body including the abdomen, flanks, back, buttocks, upper arms, under the chin, and more. Even with a healthy diet and exercise, removing pockets of stubborn fat from these areas can be difficult.

Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that can remove these stubborn bulges once and for all. Although liposuction can help contour your figure, the technique is not an alternative to weight loss. The best liposuction candidates will be at a stable weight and committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle so that they do not gain weight after surgery.

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Your Customized Liposuction Procedure

At Shaddix Plastic Surgery, we offer traditional liposuction techniques with the use of a cannula to break up fat cells, as well as power-assisted liposuction. Liposuction is a customizable procedure, allowing the precise sculpting you need for the body contour you’ve always wanted. Excess fat on the outer thighs, abdominal region, under the chin, and on the back can all be removed with liposuction.

Liposuction can be used on many areas of the body in one procedure, allowing full-body recontouring. However, for multiple large spaces, several sessions may be required. Liposuction can also be combined with other body procedures like the tummy tuck or breast lift to optimize your results. Facial procedures like neck liposuction are also available (in combination with a neck lift) to address a stubborn double chin. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shaddix will go over your custom treatment plan during a consultation.

The Procedure 

Liposuction will be performed with the use of general anesthesia to ensure patient comfort. Small incisions will then be made in the target area where they can be well-hidden. A saline solution is then injected into the tissue to help separate the fat cells, making them easier to remove. A small cannula device is then used to gently suction out the separated fat cells. Once optimal contouring has been achieved, Dr. Shaddix will close the incisions with absorbable sutures.

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Recovery After Liposuction 

Patients are able to return home the same day after their surgery. The exact length of your recovery will depend on how much stubborn fat you had removed and the size of your treatment area. Some patients can return to work within a few days, but others will need a full week of rest. You can expect some discomfort during your recovery period, but this can be managed with a prescription pain medication provided by Dr. Shaddix.

You can also expect some bruising and swelling that should continue to diminish over the next few weeks. A compression garment will be provided for you to wear for the first month of your recovery to ensure proper healing and the best results. Dr. Shaddix will be available to answer any questions you might have about your recovery process and provide you with all the necessary instructions.

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To find out more information about what you can expect and determine if you are a candidate for surgery, call Shaddix Plastic Surgery today. We proudly serve Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Destin, Fort Walton, and all of Northwest Florida and the Gulf Coast. To schedule your consultation, call our office or fill out our consultation form below!