Liposuction in Tampa & Sarasota, FL

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Liposuction Sarasota with Dr. Jiles

Among one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world, liposuction shapes and sculpts the body to ideal contours. A fat removal procedure–this surgery can reveal the tone and lean contours underneath unwanted, stubborn fat. For patients wanting to improve their sculpt their body and who have good skin elasticity, liposuction in Sarasota may benefit.

Dr. Emily Jiles of Sarasota Surgical Arts a qualified and skilled cosmetic surgeon with fellowship training in liposuction procedures. Dr. Jiles offers liposuction in Sarasota, FL.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that removes diet and exercise resistant fat from the body. It may also remove fat to define muscles and a naturally toned physique. It uses a small, surgical cannula to remove fat cells in targeted areas of the body. It involves only a tiny incision and lipo can be performed nearly anywhere the body harbors excess fat.

Examples of body areas that Dr. Jiles can treat with liposuction include the abdomen, flanks, back, thighs, arms, chin, and waist. Occasionally, fat harvested during a liposuction procedure is transferred to other areas of the body, such as the buttocks.

Liposuction is customizable to fit every patient’s body and goals. Some people harbor more fat in certain areas than others. Dr. Jiles can target wherever you tend to carry fat.

Motivations for a Liposuction

Patients seeking liposuction often do so for reasons like:

  • Stubborn fat of the abdomen, flanks, or back that doesn’t go away with diet and exercise
  • Weight loss that has left them with pockets of stubborn fat
  • Muscle definition
  • Treat disproportionate fat distribution
  • To enhance curves and achieve their dream body contours
  • As part of a fat transfer procedure like a Brazilian butt lift

Advantages of Liposuction:

  • Define the body’s natural curves
  • Reveal toned muscle
  • Remove unwanted fat
  • Improve overall bodily contours
  • Small incisions
  • Enhance the waistline for a curvier silhouette
  • Easy to combine with other procedures like a breast augmentation or tummy tuck
At a consultation with Dr. Emily Jiles, she can make recommendations on the best liposuction procedure to meet your goals. Dr. Jiles aims to provide personalized care that will meet your aesthetic goals while making the process smooth and relaxed.

Types of Liposuction

Liposuction—while the basics of the procedure—have not changed much for decades, there are new ways to break up the fat before liposuction to make it more effective and less painful during recovery. Below are the most common methods of liposuction in Sarasota.

  • Tumescent Liposuction: The most frequently used and standard technique of breaking up fat prior to liposuction surgery is through injections of tumescence. Tumescence consists of lidocaine, epinephrine, sodium bicarbonate, and saline. This solution helps prolong and improve the effectiveness of anesthesia and pain relief. It also reduces bleeding and breaks up the fat when injected into the targeted areas.
  • Laser Liposuction: During laser liposuction, a cannula containing a high intensity laser is inserted through the incision first. It uses light and heat to emulsify the fat and makes it easier to remove. It is then removed with traditional liposuction.
  • Ultrasound Liposuction: Similar to laser liposuction, a cannula emitting ultrasonic energy is first placed through the liposuction incision. The ultrasonic sound ways break the fat down into smaller pieces. Some ultrasonic devices also have skin tightening properties to help promote optimal skin retraction. Following this process, Dr. Jiles removes the fat with regular liposuction.
  • Power-Assisted Liposuction: This form of liposuction uses a vibrating cannula. This can help remove larger volumes of fat as well as remove tough fat quicker. It is often used for cases believed to be more difficult for various reasons. This allows the surgeon to use the leverage of the cannula itself, plus their own arm movements to remove fat. Power-assisted liposuction also has shown to possibly reduce swelling and pain post-operatively.

Frequently Targeted Areas

Dr. Jiles can perform liposuction nearly anywhere that contains enough extra fat, even in petite patients. Some of the more frequently treated liposuction areas included:

  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Hips
  • Midback
  • Bra roll
  • Back
  • Flanks/love handles
  • Arms
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Knees
  • Ankles
  • Calves
  • Under the chin
  • Neck
  • Chest/breasts

Dr. Jiles can often combine several liposuction areas into one surgical session, especially if performing a fat transfer procedure such as a Brazilian butt lift or fat transfer to the breasts.

Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction Surgery?

The best candidates for liposuction in Sarasota are non-smokers and ideally have a BMI under 35. This does not automatically disqualify you from liposuction surgery. If smokers are willing to cease all nicotine products and vaping for one months before and after surgery, this may make them a viable candidate.

It should be noted that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. While fat is removed, liposuction does not remove large amounts of fat from the body. Instead, it focuses on isolated pockets and gatherings of fat that, when removed, can enhance the body’s contours. Therefore, most of the time patients should have a BMI under 35.

Also, the best candidates for liposuction should not have uncontrolled medical conditions. All of these factors can impact the results of liposuction.

Before and After: What to Expect

Your Consult With Dr. Jiles:

Before undergoing Sarasota liposuction, you will have a consultation with Dr. Jiles at Sarasota Surgical Arts. At this consultation, Dr. Jiles will get a detailed medical history and discuss your goals for liposuction surgery. You must communicate your exact goals for the procedure so that she can custom tailor your liposuction to fit your needs and desires.

Following a thorough consultation, Dr. Jiles can determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction surgery in Sarasota. She can also evaluate whether other options, like a tummy tuck, may better serve your needs.

Liposuction Surgery:

Dr. Jiles will perform your liposuction at the accredited outpatient surgery center at Sarasota Surgical Arts. Just before surgery, a licensed anesthesia provider will place you under general anesthesia. They will continue to monitor you for comfort and safety throughout the entire surgery.

To begin the procedure, Dr. Jiles will inject a solution that contains anesthetics and medications into the planned areas of liposuction. This further numbs the areas and helps break up the fat to make liposuction easier and more effective. Small incisions are made to accommodate the liposuction cannula. Typically, the incisions are made in creases or areas of the body where they can remain relatively hidden after surgery.

The order of liposuction depends on the number of areas and which areas you are having liposuction. It is not uncommon to start with the abdomen and work around the body from there. Dr. Jiles will gently harvest fat to achieve your goal body and contours.

Recovery Timeline:

Over the next few days, you can expect swelling and other side effects. Dr. Jiles will likely recommend the use of a compression garment to keep you comfortable and promote good results. Generally, patients wear their compression garments for about eight weeks after surgery. Dr. Jiles may also recommend a lymphatic massage to assist with healing and reduce swelling.

Expect to take at least one week off work, and you may see noticeable swelling for two weeks or more. Some patients may return to work sooner, or require more time off. It is dependent upon your healing process and preference.

Results: What To Expect

You will likely notice an immediate change in the shape of your body after liposuction surgery in Sarasota. As a general rule, the results of cosmetic surgery can take up to a year to fully come to fruition due to the movement and settling of skin and bodily structures.

After liposuction, your skin, muscles, and remaining fat will need to adjust to your new contours. Swelling can also stick around for weeks after surgery. Often, within a few months, the final results start to become recognizable with full results visible in nine months to one year.

Premier Liposuction Surgery by Dr. Emily Jiles

Dr. Jiles is a skilled cosmetic surgeon with extensive experience in liposuction surgery. With skill, and a perfectionist eye she will help you achieve the shape of your dreams. Having completed rigorous training, Dr. Jiles specializes in liposuction procedures.

Sarasota Surgical Arts is a safe, state-of-the-art surgical facility that provides the highest standards in cosmetic surgery. All surgeries that Dr. Jiles provides are performed at this facility in Sarasota, Florida.

How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

Dr. Jiles offers highly-competitive rates while providing fantastic results. Keep in mind a consultation at our Sarasota office is $150 dollars. If surgery is scheduled, this charge will go toward the total cost. Financing options are available.  

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Emily Jiles, call us at (941) 867-7682.