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Liposuction in Port St. Lucie, FL

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About Liposuction

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.

Ideal Candidates

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.

Surgical Technique

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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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.

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