Liposuction, also known as body contouring, is a common cosmetic surgical procedure designed to add definition to isolated areas of the body by suctioning away excess fat cells. Contrary to popular belief, liposuction is not a weight loss method. Instead, it may be appropriate for an individual who maintains a healthy body weight and has supple skin, but is troubled by a certain “problem area” – such as the abdomen, thighs, or upper arms – that has consistently resisted diet and exercise.
Rather than being a one-size-fits-all procedure, liposuction must be highly customized to achieve the best possible results. Individuals in the Tampa, Florida, area who are looking for a surgeon who has extensive experience and a personalized approach can work with Dr. Daniel Greenwald. A board-certified cosmetic surgeon at Bayshore Plastic Surgery, Dr. Greenwald has been performing lipo for more than 20 years.
Choosing a liposuction surgeon is an important decision that should be made carefully. Many people are interested in the latest lipo tools and techniques, such as ultrasound-assisted and laser-assisted liposuction, which they may have heard about from friends or seen in the media. However, rather than the tools and techniques themselves, it is the skill of the surgeon who uses them that makes the true difference.
At his office in Tampa, FL, Dr. Greenwald provides individualized advice to help prospective patients determine whether a liposuction procedure is right for them and, if so, which technique would be most effective. For instance, different areas of the body can respond differently to liposuction, and this can depend on many factors, including:
- The type and amount of fat present
- The quality and elasticity of the overlying skin
- The type of deep supporting tissue present
- Other individual factors
Realistically, the results of liposuction can be expected to last – as long as a patient maintains a stable body weight and healthy lifestyle. The fat cells that are removed through lipo will not “grow back,” but subsequent weight gain can affect untreated areas of the body, causing the fat cells to expand and affecting the body’s proportions.
If you’d like to learn more about liposuction, you can contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 1-888-840-3199 to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Greenwald at his office in Tampa, FL.