Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center is proud to offer the latest treatments to safely remove fat from the body. Liposuction is a body contouring treatment that reduces fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks to produce a trimmer appearance. This cosmetic procedure at Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center can be blended to treat several body parts. During your initial visit, Port St. Lucie, FL plastic surgeon Dr. S. Darrell Lee will examine areas of concern so you can reach your aesthetic goals. To learn more, schedule a consultation at our Port St. Lucie, FL office today. We want you to look and feel your absolute best.
"30, Mom of 2 & Can't believe I have my body back - Port Saint Lucie, FL - The thought of plastic surgery was not something that crossed my mind until after my second child came along. I am 5'1" a fluctuating 130-140lbs, 36b but deflatted after breastfeeding each kid for a year, and fairly athletic. The day I gave birth to my second child I was 220lbs and looked nothing like the person I remembered before kids. I am now back in shape and exercise regularly and am ready to commit to a mommy makeover to get my outsides to match how I feel inside. I will be getting a breast augmentation, no lift, with 550cc high profile smooth mentor implants, liposuction of the inner and outer thighs, and a mini tummy tuck. The mini tummy tuck I have been going back and forth on but right now am pretty set on getting. I have a very supportive husband who has already requested 2 weeks off to stay with me during my recovery and keep the kids entertained. I haven't even requested off yet. That is one thing I am interested to know, did you use vacation or sick time? I would like to use sick time but don't want too many questions asked. The doctor is fixing a inguinal hernia while doing the mini tummy tuck so that is my reason for wanting to use sick time. My husband actually found this site and encouraged me to join. I have learned so much and thank everyone for posting. I'm undecided about posting pictures."- C. / RealSelf / Jul 16, 2014
Liposuction is a great procedure for both women and men who are at a healthy weight, but have stubborn pockets of fat that cannot be lost with diet alone. Those considering liposuction should have good skin laxity because liposuction does not address loose skin. It is also important to understand that liposuction is not a treatment for losing weight. Women having liposuction should have childbearing behind them as this could compromise the outcome. During your initial consultation, Dr. Lee will discuss realistic expectations.
Liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. A very small incision is made in the skin and a cannula will be placed. The cannula is a tool that helps loosen the fat as it is being suctioned out. Once the fat deposits have been removed, Dr. Lee will close the incision. Depending on the number of areas treated, your surgery could last 1 – 3 hours. In the dedicated recovery area, your post-operation nurse will help manage your pain and care for your incisions until your discharge.
What to Expect
You may be in recovery at home from liposuction for 1 – 3 weeks depending on the number of treatments performed and the size of the treatment area. It is normal to see swelling and bruising for 1 – 2 weeks, and you can have the sutures removed on day seven to day ten. What is most important after having liposuction is to allow your body time to heal and recover. Once you return to work after your procedure, you should do your best to take it easy. To build up your strength, stick to light workouts and go for walks as approved by Dr. Lee. Keep in mind you may see significant changes after six weeks, but it takes 6 – 10 months before your new body shape and contour is attained.
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Feel Fit and Toned
Liposuction at Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center offers patients the opportunity to have annoying fat diminished almost immediately. Without liposuction, it can be difficult to attain the slimming results you want. We offer various options for liposuction treatment based on your personal concerns. We invite you to call our practice in Port St. Lucie, FL and set up your personal consultation with Dr. Lee.