When diet and exercise just can’t fix those trouble areas, liposuction and tummy tuck can give men and women that increased boost of confidence. Those trouble spots can safely and successfully be improved with mini-liposuction at Palm Beach Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery using only local anesthesia (numbing solution injections) without pills, IVs or hospital. Through the use of mini incisions and small caliber liposuction canulas, diet and exercise resistant fat in the neck, breasts, arms, back, tummy, hips, inner and outer thighs, knees and even calves and ankles are all areas that can be improved with mini-liposuction. The patient usually experiences minimal discomfort and is encouraged to resume normal activities after the procedure.
However, for those with greater amounts of fat in multiple areas, full liposuction is performed in Palm Beach Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery’s adjoining hospital outpatient surgery unit. These procedures work best on patients with good skin and muscle tone – excess skin and muscle weakness will not be corrected by liposuction alone.
For the stomach area, specifically the lower tummy below the belly button, excess skin and fat can be removed with a mini-tummy tuck procedure. Again, the mini procedure can be performed in office with local anesthesia only. A mini-tummy tuck involves surgically removing excess skin and tightening the muscle below the belly button, usually through a smaller incision than a full tummy tuck. Often, a mini liposuction procedure can be performed to further sculpt the lower abdominal area afterwards. A full tummy tuck procedure will improve the abdomen from the lower ribs to above the pubic areas, and is performed in our adjoining hospital outpatient surgery unit. Liposuction of the back, hips and thighs is often combined with a full tummy tuck while under anesthesia to further improve body appearance.