Liposuction continues to stake its claim among the top five most popular cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States. Liposuction requires the skilled hand and the artistic eye of an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Mark Prysi has both the experience and the aesthetic sensibilities to produce beautiful and natural body sculpting results. He has a strong sense of symmetry, balance, beauty and harmony that is important when performing body contouring surgery. If you would like to tighten or tone a specific area of your body, consider liposuction surgery in Naples with board certified surgeon Dr. Mark Prysi.
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If you are considering liposuction, you should be in good general health and have realistic expectations from surgery. Liposuction is not a weight loss surgery; rather, it is a tool to reduce targeted areas of fat. Your skin should have good tone and elasticity, as it is important for your skin to conform to your new curves after liposuction. Dr. Prysi serves patients all over Southwest Florida. He will meet with you personally at his Naples, FL office to discuss the procedure in detail, and to ascertain your motivation for surgery, as well as your goals. If you are planning to become pregnant, you may choose to wait until after you are done having children, as pregnancy can affect your liposuction results.
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure that takes several hours. Anesthesia is used to prevent you from feeling any pain. Liposuction can be performed on the following areas of your body:
- Upper arms
- Male breast area
- Love handles
Dr. Prysi begins by making a small incision in the treatment area. He inserts a thin, hollow tube called a cannula through the incisions and moves it back and forth, breaking up the fatty tissue. Then, using suction, he aspirates the fat cells. The incisions are closed with sutures. You may be advised to wear a compression garment to help “shrink” the skin after surgery and help it to hug your new curves. Liposuction is often performed on its own, but may also be part of other procedures such as mommy makeover or tummy tuck. Newer and more advanced forms of liposuction include the use of ultrasonic energy and tumescent liquid. Tumescent ultrasonic liposuction is advantageous for several reasons; first, the ultrasonic energy produces a skin tightening effect. Also, the tumescent liquid prevents significant blood loss, allowing Dr. Prysi more complete correction. If you’d like to learn more about tumescent ultrasonic liposuction, please inquire about the procedure at Dr. Prysi’s office in Naples, FL.
You will have some soreness, swelling and bruising after liposuction surgery, but this will disappear with time. Dr. Prysi will prescribe an oral pain medication if you are in discomfort. It’s best to rest as much as possible in the days following your surgery, and avoid any bending, lifting or straining. Dr. Prysi will meet with you several times to check your healing, and he will clear you to return to work, exercise and your normal everyday routine.
For more information about liposuction or what it can accomplish, contact Naples plastic surgeon Mark Prysi today at 239-643-3223. Dr. Prysi and his team would be happy to answer your questions and schedule a one-on-one consultation for you to meet him and discuss your case. Dr. Prysi has been named one of the “Best Plastic Surgeons in America” by the Consumer’s Research Council of America and voted “Best Plastic Surgeon in Southwest Florida” by Naples Daily News six years in a row.
How does ultrasonic liposuction work?
Ultrasonic liposuction employs ultrasonic waves to liquefy the targeted fat, which is then sucked out by a cannula. This type of liposuction is ideal for treating stubborn areas of fat such as fat on the knees, ankles, chin, or neck.
Is ultrasonic liposuction safe?
Yes, ultrasonic liposuction is considered an effective and safe way to eliminate unwanted fat from the body. It is best to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Prysi to limit the risk of side effects or complications.
How long does ultrasonic liposuction last?
The results of ultrasonic liposuction are permanent. However, it is possible to gain some weight in the treated areas if you do not take care to follow a healthy diet.
How soon will I see ultrasonic liposuction results?
Most patients can see final results between 1-3 months, depending on the amount of fat that was removed.
Will ultrasonic liposuction result in loose skin?
No, liposuction procedures do not result in loose skin.
Artist. Surgeon. Innovator.
Mark F. Prysi, MD, FACS
Dr. Mark Prysi is a nationally recognized, board-certified Naples Plastic Surgeon. He is an internationally renowned expert in plastic surgery who has been consistently recognized as one of the “Best Plastic Surgeons in Southwest Florida” and one of the “Best Doctors in America.” He is the former Chief of Plastic surgery at Naples Day Surgery and past chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Naples Community Hospital. Dr. Prysi’s innate surgical skills and artistic aesthetic judgment combined with over 25 years of experience makes all the difference.