One of the most versatile and well-known procedures in body sculpting, liposuction helps patients achieve a more sculpted appearance by eliminating stubborn pockets of fat from the body. Dr. Anh Vu has a passion for body sculpting and uses his expertise in the field to offer liposuction and other procedures to men and women in the St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Palm Coast, and Daytona Beach areas.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction, sometimes simply referred to as lipo, is a body sculpting procedure that removes stubborn pockets of fat from the body. This technique can be used on nearly any area of the body to create a more sculpted, toned appearance. Liposuction is commonly used on the arms, abdomen, hips, buttocks, and legs. Many patients find that liposuction helps them achieve a more contoured physique. At Anh Vu, M.D., we carry some of the most advanced liposuction technology available to give our patients incredibly effective liposuction treatments. This technology includes Vaser® LipoSelection and Micro-Aire PAL®.
How is Liposuction Performed?
At Anh Vu, M.D., every liposuction begins with an in-depth consultation with Dr. Anh Vu. During this consultation, Dr. Vu carefully plans out the surgery based upon the patient's aesthetic goals. Body sculpting procedures can create long-term, life-changing results, so he spends a substantial amount of time discussing the procedure with the patient to ensure that they achieve the results they desire. Dr. Vu is incredibly meticulous during surgery, which is made easy thanks to the advanced liposuction technology we have available. Vaser® LipoSelection uses ultrasound waves to break up targeted areas of fat while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. Micro-Aire PAL® is a form of power-assisted liposuction, which makes the liposuction procedure faster, more effective, and more comfortable for patients. With both technologies, small, inconspicuous incisions are made, through which fat is extracted from the body. All lipo procedures are performed under anesthesia so that patients remain comfortable throughout treatment.
What Can I Expect After My Liposuction?
After a Vaser® LipoSelection treatment, only a short recovery period is required. It is recommended that patients abstain from strenuous activities for about two weeks, but they are typically able to return to work and other normal activities within a few days of treatment. After liposuction with Micro-Aire PAL®, patients usually experience mild bruising and swelling for two to three weeks after surgery. Some patients can return to work within a few days, although a longer recovery time may be needed depending on the extent of surgery. Patients can expect to resume their normal activities approximately two to four weeks after treatment. Following your procedure, Dr. Vu will review instructions for specific post-surgery care and discuss the timing of any follow-up appointments.
How Long Do the Results from Liposuction Last?
When performed by an experienced and qualified surgeon like Dr. Anh Vu, the results from liposuction can last for years and look completely natural. However, these procedures do not prevent further changes that may occur due to weight gain.
Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
If you would like to eliminate stubborn fat deposits from the body and achieve a more sculpted appearance, you may be a good candidate for liposuction. If you think you are a good candidate, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Anh Vu. During your consultation, Dr. Vu will review all possible treatments with you and help determine the best treatment option based on the results you hope to achieve. Liposuction is considered a cosmetic treatment, meaning that it is not covered by insurance. However, we accept a variety of payment options and financing to make our services accessible to all of our patients.
Liposuction offers impressive results, and with the advanced technology at Anh Vu, M.D., less pain and recovery time than other methods of lipo. To learn more about our liposuction procedures or to schedule a consultation, contact us today. We welcome patients from the St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Palm Coast, and Daytona Beach areas.