When you are diligent about maintaining healthy weight, only to continue fighting against body bulge, you may have reached your wits’ end. If fat deposits in areas such as your thighs, neck, arms, buttocks, or abdomen are holding you back from reaching your fitness goals, you aren’t alone. Perhaps you have spent hours at the gym striving to attain your target size and figure, but still feel like obstinate fat is causing parts of your body to look disproportionate. In these cases, liposuction can help remove this stubborn body fat and provide you with your ideal body contours. 

To learn more about your options for liposuction in Miami Beach, call Dr. David Gerth’s office today for your consultation.

Choose Liposuction for Better Body Confidence

It can be difficult to stay motivated to work out and eat right if you do not see the results you want. You exercise and eat a healthy diet not just to feel good, but to look good. When the mirror doesn’t reflect your hard work, you may be tempted to abandon your fitness goals entirely. Continuing to feel self-conscious about wearing revealing clothing due to extra and persistent body fat can be especially restricting, especially in a warm vacation climate like Miami Beach. You may avoid looking too closely at your body in the mirror because you feel disheartened, as if the shape you’ve worked so hard to achieve is out of your reach.

If any of the above has you nodding your head, you may be qualified for liposuction. Though fat removal surgery is not a weight-loss procedure, it is an excellent technique for removing fat from targeted trouble spots and allowing you to feel confident in wearing the clothes you’ve always wanted, without worrying about the bulge of stubborn fat deposits. With liposuction, you’ll feel so much better about the body contours that you’ll feel more inspired than ever to maintain your results over the long term.

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Liposuction: Targeted Fat Removal for Stubborn Spots

Even people who have worked hard to reach their ideal body weight may be dissatisfied with some aspect of their figure. Every person stores fat in their own way. This can affect your appearance regardless of how much you target train those trouble areas. Liposuction surgery can help you achieve the slimmer, toned figure you desire by permanently removing fat cells from specific areas of your body, including:

  • Stomach
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Hips and “love handles”
  • Under the chin

Though liposuction will permanently remove fat cells, keep in mind that the procedure will not prevent you from gaining weight in the future. The best way to maintain your liposuction results is to stick with the healthy lifestyle habits you have already developed.

What Happens During Liposuction Surgery?

During fat removal treatment, Dr. David Gerth makes small incisions hidden in natural skin creases near the target area. He then inserts a narrow tube called a cannula to remove subcutaneous fat with suction. Liposuction is an outpatient surgery, so while you may be under anesthesia during the procedure, you’ll be able to return home to begin your recovery process on the same day as your liposuction appointment. Be sure to ask someone you trust to drive you and sit with you until the anesthesia wears off.

Though your recovery time after a liposuction procedure will vary depending on factors such as the amount of fat Dr. Gerth removes, the number of areas you choose to get treated, and your pre-surgical health and willingness to follow all postsurgical instructions, most liposuction patients can resume their normal daily activities within a week or two after the surgery.  

The most common side effects of cosmetic liposuction include moderate swelling, bruising, and tenderness around the incision sites. Wearing a special compression garment for several weeks following the surgery can minimize these side effects for a smoother and swifter healing process.

Frequently Asked Questions about Liposuction

Since liposuction first became popular in the early 1980s, cosmetic surgeons have perfected the technique by performing the procedure for thousands of patients. Among the almost two million cosmetic surgical procedures in the U.S. in 2017, liposuction was the second most popular, according to a report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Liposuction provides more consistent and predictable results than noninvasive treatments, and when you choose a board-certified cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Gerth to perform your procedure, you can rest assured that your outcomes will be safe and successful.

When you have areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise, liposuction is a reliable procedure for helping you attain the shapely figure you’ve been striving for in the gym. Rather than being a “last resort” for patients looking for a weight loss technique, liposuction is a solution for people who are already at or near their ideal body weight, but who are tired of fighting an uphill battle against a bulge that won’t budge. Liposuction does not address fat inside the abdominal cavity (visceral fat).

Depending on your desired outcome, Dr. Gerth may also suggest combining your cosmetic liposuction with another procedure, such as a tummy tuck, to produce even more dramatic results for you. The tummy tuck is an ideal surgery for removing loose skin and tightening stretched abdominal muscles, both of which are often the result of one or more pregnancies. People who opt to get other surgeries alongside liposuction will only have to undergo one recovery process, as opposed to getting procedures at different times and having to deal with separate healing periods for each surgery.

Plan Your Liposuction Consultation with Dr. Gerth

If these reasons to get liposuction have made you look forward to speaking with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon about your liposuction options, contact Dr. Gerth’s Miami Beach office today by calling or reaching out online. Dr. Gerth’s educational background and high level of training have given him the skills, qualifications, and aesthetic eye for detail necessary to provide his patients with a life-changing confidence boost after receiving liposuction.

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