Have you been struggling to lose that last bit of fat despite a strict diet and exercise routine? Do you feel discouraged by a scale that just won’t budge or self-conscious about the way certain areas of your body look? If your body image struggles and negative thoughts about your appearance are affecting your daily life, it may be time to consider the benefits of liposuction.
At Beauty by Brueck, we hear and understand your concerns. We know the frustration that comes with feeling dissatisfied about your looks and discouraged by your inability to change. If you long for a body that is more sculpted and toned, we want to help you get there. We recommend liposuction to many of our patients as a way to achieve the body contouring they desire, and the treatment may be able to help you as well.
If you live in Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, or Cape Coral, Florida and want to know how liposuction can help you discover your dream body, please call us at 239-939-5233 to schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Brueck.
Keep reading for answers to your questions about liposuction:
- What Is Liposuction?
- Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction Surgery?
- Which Areas Of My Body Can Liposuction Treat?
- What Will My Liposuction Recovery Look Like?
- Will I Have Liposuction Scars?
- How Much Will Liposuction Cost?
- How Can I Schedule My Liposuction Procedure with Beauty by Brueck?
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a versatile cosmetic surgery procedure designed to safely and quickly remove excess fat from the body. Liposuction is ideal for treating stubborn pockets of fat or “problem areas” that are resistant to lifestyle changes such as dieting and exercise. If you are otherwise healthy and at a stable weight, liposuction is often the best way to finally banish those last few pinches of fat for good.
Liposuction is not a weight loss surgery and is not intended to treat obesity. If you are significantly above a healthy weight, liposuction is not the right treatment choice for you. Liposuction is only intended to improve body contouring and to give you a more sculpted figure.
Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction Surgery?
Not every patient is a good fit for liposuction. Generally, liposuction may be right for you if:
- You are a non-smoker
- You are at a healthy weight that has remained consistent over time
- You do not intend to use liposuction as a form of weight loss
- You have a handful of targeted “problem areas” on your body that are unresponsive to diet and exercise
- You have realistic expectations about liposuction costs
- You are prepared to live with small liposuction scars after your treatment
At Beauty by Brueck, we understand that all patients have individual goals when it comes to their cosmetic surgery. Your treatment plan will never look exactly the same as someone else’s, and we are committed to ensuring you receive the specialized care you deserve.
If you have doubts or concerns that liposuction might not be right for you, Dr. Brueck will discuss all of these thoughts with you during your initial consultation.
Which Areas of My Body Can Liposuction Treat?
Liposuction surgery can improve many different areas of your body. This fat removal treatment is highly adaptable and can therefore be used to treat the following:
- Love Handles
As you can see, liposuction can be an effective treatment option for so many different problem areas. Dr. Brueck, our liposuction surgeon, can remove unwanted fat in nearly every area of your body. If you have multiple areas you would like to target, Dr. Brueck can likely address them all during your liposuction procedure.
What Will My Liposuction Recovery Look Like?
As with all plastic surgeries Dr. Brueck performs, there will be some recovery time after your liposuction surgery.
On the day of your procedure, Dr. Brueck and our surgical staff will review your liposuction post-operative instructions with you. You will need to be under anesthesia for the duration of your liposuction treatment, so it is very important that you have a trusted loved one prepared to take you home from our ambulatory surgical center once your procedure is complete.
It is normal to experience the following liposuction side effects after your surgery:
- Mild soreness and stiffness
- Firmness in the treatment area(s)
You should plan to rest and take things slow for the first few days following your liposuction treatment. Because liposuction is a form of fat removal, your body will react to the biological changes internally. You should expect swelling of the treatment areas for several weeks, and you will need to wear a compression garment to help minimize the effects.
Typically, our patients can return to work and resume normal activities after approximately one week of recovery. However, if you received a significant amount of liposuction or underwent additional cosmetic surgeries while you received your liposuction, you should expect your recovery to take longer. Our treatment team is always available to answer your post-operative questions, and we can also schedule follow-up appointments with Dr. Brueck if you have specific concerns.
After several months, your body will have adjusted to the changes and you should be able to see the full scope of your results. You can rest assured that your body will still look natural—but significantly sleeker and more toned.
Will I Have Liposuction Scars?
Usually, yes. However, your liposuction scars should be minimal and very small.
Patients often want to know exactly what their scars will look like and how noticeable they will be post-surgery. Every patient’s body is different, and every liposuction surgery will require incisions at slightly different places. How noticeable your liposuction scars are will depend on your height, your weight distribution, your skin tone, the surface area of your body, and which areas you received treatment on. It is likely many of your scars will be completely hidden by everyday clothing and accessories.
Dr. Brueck is the best person to explain what types of scars you can expect after liposuction. You can discuss concerns about scarring with our liposuction surgeon during your initial consultation.
How Much Will Liposuction Cost?
Liposuction, also known as “lipo surgery,” is one of the most common treatments in the field of plastic surgery—yet no two patients will ever receive exactly the same treatment.
Dr. Brueck is a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 40 years experience. He has helped countless patients reach their beauty goals through liposuction. He will provide results that look beautiful, natural, and are completely unique to you.
Because the extent of liposuction surgery can vary so widely from patient to patient, it is impossible to provide a bottom-line price quote that will be accurate for everyone. Your liposuction costs will depend largely on how many areas of your body you want to treat, the length of time spent in surgery, and the amount of anesthesia needed to safely perform the procedure.
Your liposuction prices will be completely unique to the treatment you receive. Dr. Brueck will always provide you with a treatment estimate during your cosmetic surgery consultation, and we do our best to keep you updated as your treatment estimate changes.
At Beauty by Brueck, we view every one of our patients as part of our family, and we will always work with you to help you keep your cosmetic surgery costs as affordable as possible. We believe treatments like liposuction are an investment in yourself and in your future, and we want to help you achieve the body of your dreams. Our friendly office accepts cash, checks, credit cards, debit cards, and CareCredit financing as forms of payment for your liposuction surgery. If you have specific questions about your treatment estimate, please contact our front desk during our regular business hours or visit our payment and financing page.
How Can I Schedule My Liposuction Procedure with Beauty by Brueck?
Liposuction is a technical surgery that is best performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon. At Beauty by Brueck, we are proud to offer our patients the experience and training that Dr. Brueck brings to the table. Dr. Brueck has been board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has perfected his skills and techniques over the years. When you choose to receive liposuction from our practice, you also get the peace of mind that comes with knowing your treatment is in great hands.
Dr. Brueck currently offers several different types of liposuction treatments, including laser liposuction and SmartLipo as well as traditional liposuction. We offer liposuction treatments to patients in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, and nearby areas of Southwest Florida. If you are ready to schedule your liposuction treatment with our team at Beauty by Brueck, don’t hesitate to call us today at 239-939-5233. We serve patients from Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda and other nearby areas.