Eliminating excess fat can be challenging for some people. Whether it is in the form of flabby upper arms, persistent love handles, a stubborn muffin top, or bulges around the knees, small pockets of excess fat can be difficult to reduce. Sometimes, even the most dedicated diet and exercise efforts fail to make a noticeable difference. When nothing else seems to work, certain individuals can achieve an improved appearance through artfully performed liposuction (or lipo), which can smooth the contours of the body by targeting recalcitrant fatty deposits. Dr. Daniel Greenwald of Bayshore Plastic Surgery is an experienced, Board-certified cosmetic surgeon who performs such liposuction for patients in Tampa, FL.

While liposuction can be effective for removing small bulges of excess fat, Dr. Greenwald emphasizes that it is not a weight loss technique, nor can it make an obese or overweight person slender. For general weight loss, a regimen of good nutrition and regular exercise is always the best approach. Liposuction, on the other hand, can be appropriate for people of normal or nearly normal body weight with areas of disproportionate fat accumulation.

Dr. Greenwald performs lipo for patients in Tampa, Florida, to target hard-to-lose excess fat that has accumulated in specific areas of the body. For example, with a goal of aesthetic improvement, liposuction can be used to treat:

  • Belly fat
  • Upper arm fat
  • Inner and outer thigh fat
  • Back fat
  • Breast fat in men

Following the removal of excess fat, a patient’s skin must conform to a new body shape. Therefore, patients with sufficient skin elasticity can usually achieve good results with liposuction. For older individuals, those who must have a great deal of excess fat removed, or people with areas of loose, hanging skin or lax muscles, Dr. Greenwald might recommend other surgical procedures that can be performed instead of or in conjunction with liposuction for an optimal outcome. For similar reasons, liposuction alone is usually not an appropriate procedure for breast reduction in women.

If you’d like to discuss lipo with Dr. Greenwald, he’ll be pleased to meet with you at his clinic in Tampa, FL. During your appointment, he will examine the areas of excess fat you’d like to address, answer your questions, and show you before and after photographs of his past patients. To schedule a consultation, please call Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 1-888-840-3199 today.