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Say Goodbye to Stubborn Fat Pockets

At Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery, Dr. Durkin performs liposuction for men and women in Vero Beach, Florida. There comes a time when you have worked out and dieted all you can, but there are stubborn fat pockets that won’t go away. Liposuction may be the answer if you are within 30 percent of your ideal body weight, have good elasticity and muscle tone, are not a smoker, and have realistic expectations about your outcome. liposuction is not a weight-loss answer.

Before deciding on the procedure, meet with Dr. Alan Durkin at Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery in Vero Beach, Florida, to determine if liposuction is right for you. There are non-surgical options if you are not ready for an invasive procedure.

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What is Liposuction?

Liposuction surgery removes excess body fat from your abdomen, buttocks, fack, face, neck, arms, breasts, flanks, and legs.

The objective of liposuction is to focus on one or more areas to improve the overall appearance. By removing the unwanted fat, you can attain a more contoured body with liposuction. Our most treated areas with liposuction include the neck, chin, arms, abdomen, buttocks, flanks, and back. Liposuction is also a treatment that can be added on to compliment the outcome of other procedures, such as a tummy tuck, mommy makeovers, surgeries involving a fat transfer, and in Gynecomastia - male breast reduction technique.

Liposuction Options

The two types of liposuction treatments are Tumescent Lipo and Super-Wet lipo. These procedures, Dr. Durkin, will discuss in more detail during your consultation.

Tumescent Liposuction

The wetting solution in the Tumescent Lipo approach causes the fat deposits to swell once injected. Once the excess fat increases in volume, it makes it easier to move around and remove it.

High Definition Liposuction

Looking to get etched? This type of liposuction is for men and women who have maximized their physical fitness and are near their ideal shape. If you have a three-pack and you want a six-pack, this is for you. This technique is very exact and is designed to turn you from fabulous to flawless. High Definition liposuction involves low to moderate fat removal and emphasizes the creation of the natural contour lines of the rectus abdominis muscles and the external obliques. High definition liposuction can be done to the abdomen, upper and lower back, male breast area, lateral thighs, and in a limited fashion to the arms.

360 Degree Liposuction

This approach is designed for men and women who want to actively and significantly reduce their waistlines. With this technique, patients are safely and comfortably placed into anesthesia and then rotated onto their tummy. We then undertake comprehensive moderate to high volume liposuction to the upper and lower back first. Then, patients are rotated onto their back, and we undertake comprehensive abdominal, hip, and flank liposuction.

Power Assist Liposuction

Power assist is the liposuction technique Dr. Durkin uses most at Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery. This type of liposuction utilizes a high-frequency oscillating cannula that helps to break down fat deposits. This type of cannula is used in 360 liposuction, high definition liposuction, and tumescent liposuction to improve overall outcomes.

Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

During your one-on-one with Dr. Durkin, he will assess your body for the pockets of fat to be removed, determine if your skin has good elasticity, and create a customized treatment plan unique to your aesthetic goals. It is vital you have a regular exercise and diet regimen to avoid fluctuations in your weight.

Benefits of Liposuction

The liposuction technology has improved over the years, and there is no longer extensive downtime with the Liposuction procedure as there once was. Dr. Durkin uses the most advanced liposuction techniques to remove fat with precision, maintain natural contours, and shorten post-operative recovery and downtime.

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Liposuction Procedure

Once your anesthetic is administered, Dr. Durkin injects your wetting solution into your treated areas. The solution combines saline, medication to minimize bleeding and bruising, and a local anesthetic.

Liposuction Recovery

It is recommended to take three to seven days off from work to rest and heal, but you may need longer depending on your pain tolerance. You will receive pain medication from Dr. Durkin, but over-the-counter pain medication will suffice as well. You can expect swelling, bruising, and some numbness in the treated areas. Dr. Durkin may have you wear a compression garment to help with swelling, bruising and speed up healing.

Liposuction Results

Depending on how much work you have had done, you may notice your results immediately. However, waiting until the swelling subsides is ideal. You should see and feel excellent results in about six weeks and final results in about six months. Liposuction results are permanent, but that does not mean you can’t gain weight. While fat cells were removed from treated areas, if you gain significant weight, it could show up in other areas of your body and throw off the contours you worked so hard to achieve. Therefore, maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regime is advised.

Schedule your Liposuction consultation with Dr. Durkin today

Dr. Alan Durkin and his highly skilled medical team at Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery are excited to guide you through your aesthetic journey. Achieve your physique goals with us. Learn more if liposuction is right for you and discuss your options during a consultation today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your liposuction surgery does not hurt while you are in surgery because of your administered anesthesia. However, after your procedure, you will feel sore and may have swelling and bruising. Your body will need time to recover and heal before returning to strenuous activities.

Complications with liposuction are rare, but some risks include hematoma - pooling blood under your skin; seroma - fluid pocket that needs draining, skin color changes, blood clots, and scarring.

Yes, you will be administered some form of anesthesia. During your consultation, Dr. Durkin will determine which approach is best for you.

Most patients return to work after ten days, but it depends on your pain tolerance and how much work you have done. The more treated areas, the longer the recovery time. Complete healing is expected within six weeks.

Whether your insurance covers your liposuction procedure depends on the reason for your treatment. After your one-on-one with Dr. Durkin, it is best if you speak with your insurance provider about your coverage options. However, Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery does offer financing and payment options for your convenience.

Liposuction surgery is not a weight-loss procedure but more about achieving more definition and body contouring. As a result, you will see dramatic results in terms of inches but not overall weight.

At Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery in Vero Beach, Dr. Alan Durkin, Dr. Jimmy Chim and their team of providers deliver incredible results tailored to your needs in a relaxing and uplifting atmosphere. Learn more about the Ocean Drive difference by scheduling your one-on-one diagnostic consultation with Dr. Durkin or Dr. Chim today.