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Fight Stubborn Fat With Liposuction
A well-balanced diet and plenty of exercise should be a part of any healthy lifestyle. However, many people who eat properly and exercise regularly still have trouble with areas of stubborn fat that will not budge. Dr. Rankin, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Ft. Lauderdale, has a time-tested, effective solution. Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that removes isolated pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?
Dr. Rankin conducts a thorough examination and medical evaluation to determine each patient’s candidacy for liposuction. During your consultation, he will ask you to identify the areas of your body that you want him to sculpt. It may be a good idea to bring in a photograph that exemplifies your ideal cosmetic outcome.
What Happens During Liposuction?
Trained in various liposuction techniques, including suction-assisted liposuction, power-assisted liposuction, ultrasound liposuction and SmartLipo, Dr. Rankin has found great success using a fluid injection technique known as tumescent liposuction, in which he injects fluid into the treatment area to break up fat deposits and constrict the blood vessels. This tumescent technique prevents post-operative bruising and minimizes pain.
After injecting the tumescent fluid, Dr. Rankin makes a tiny incision, inserts a narrow tube and suctions the fat cells away from the body.
Recovering from Liposuction
As you recover from liposuction, you may experience minor swelling, pain and/or numbness. Dr. Rankin will write you a prescription for pain medication, which you should fill prior to surgery. He will also ask you to wear a compression garment in order to reduce post-operative swelling and aid in your healing process.
It’s crucial to avoid any strenuous activity, including bending and lifting, to prevent post-operative complications. Every patient heals differently, and you should listen to your body instead of pushing yourself to return to work or other activities.
What Does Liposuction Cost?
Liposuction cost depends on the specific technique performed, the amount of areas treated and the amount of fat that needs to be removed. Expect to pay between $1,500 and $5,000 for liposuction. Dr. Rankin can give you a better idea of projected costs during your consultation.
We offer liposuction financing through CareCredit and an in-house plan. Ask a member of our staff for details.
Learn More about Liposuction
For more information on liposuction and how it can help you attain your ideal figure, we encourage you to sit down with Dr. Rankin for an informational consultation. You can also learn more about the minimally invasive body contouring procedures available, including CoolSculpting and TruSculpt.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Call our Jupiter office at 561-776-2830, or our Ft. Lauderdale office at 954-564-3832.
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