Plastic & Reconstructive surgery in Jupiter, Boca, & Miami

Top 3 Questions to Ask Before Your Liposuction Procedure

Posted on December 2, 2023
Liposuction Procedure in East Boca

Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgeries, helping men and women reach their dream body shape safely and effectively. Choosing your plastic surgeon is the most important part of liposuction because you need a doctor with plenty of liposuction experience and an excellent before-and-after photo gallery. Our experienced plastic surgeons at Aqua Plastic Surgery can determine if liposuction is right for you and answer your questions. Make sure you include these three in your list.

1. What Is the Best Liposuction Technique for Me?

Our four surgeons have training in multiple liposuction techniques and technologies, including SmartLipo, ultrasound-assisted liposuction, power-assisted lipo, and suction-assisted liposuction. We often recommend tumescent liposuction for optimal results. The tumescent technique injects a mixture of epinephrine, lidocaine, sodium bicarbonate, and saline to break up, swell, and harden fat cells. The tumescent fluid constricts blood vessels and makes removing fat with a surgical cannula easier (and causes less tissue trauma). Our plastic surgeons find that tumescent liposuction decreases post-operative bruising and leads to less discomfort .

2. How Can I Prepare for Liposuction Surgery and Recovery?

Aqua Plastic Surgery provides detailed instructions for patients to follow before and after surgery. These may include discontinuing certain medications, such as blood thinners and aspirin, and adjusting vitamins and supplements. Fill your prescription medications before liposuction. You may need blood work and other tests to ensure it’s safe for you to go under general anesthesia. Typically, patients must stop eating 12 hours before their surgery.

Liposuction recovery often involves some numbness, swelling, and discomfort. Our plastic surgeons may prescribe short-term pain medications or recommend over-the-counter pain relievers to manage the discomfort. Wear your compression garment as directed to reduce post-op swelling and help your skin conform to the slimmer contour. Rigorous exercise and activities, including weightlifting, bending, and intercourse, should be avoided for several weeks to prevent post-operative complications.

3. How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

The cost of liposuction is often at the top of the list of questions for patients. Many factors influence the cost of liposuction. Fees for the plastic surgeon, support staff, anesthesia provider, and surgical facility are just one component of liposuction prices. The number and size of the treatment area and whether you choose to combine procedures will also affect the final amount. After your consultation, you will receive a cost estimate that details what’s included in the price. Most surgeons have follow-up care and recovery items in the liposuction package but ask to be sure so you are not surprised with additional fees. Our plastic surgeons provide free consultations and complete pricing information.

Aqua Plastic Surgery offers financing options for patients. We partner with CareCredit and Alphaeon and have in-house financing available. Patients may sign up for 24-month, no-interest financing plans with no down payment or surprise fees (if paid in that timeframe). Extended payment plans are available with CareCredit for up to 60 months.

Schedule your complimentary liposuction consultation with one of our skilled plastic surgeons. Contact Aqua Plastic Surgery in Jupiter and Boca Raton, Florida, at (561) 776-2830 and Miami, Florida, at (305) 918-1750.


Aqua Plastic Surgery

641 University Boulevard, Suite 103
Jupiter, Florida 33458




Aqua Plastic Surgery

175 SW 7th Street, Suite 1710
Miami, Florida 33130



Boca Raton

Aqua Plastic Surgery

200 Glades Road, Suite 1
Boca Raton, Florida 33432