- Benefits of Liposuction
- Good Candidates for our Liposuction Surgery
- What to Expect During a Liposuction Consultation
- Preparing for Liposuction
- The Liposuction Procedure
- Recovering From Liposuction
- Risks and Complications of Liposuction
- Frequently Asked Questions About Liposuction
- Why Choose Dr. Baker for your Liposuction?
- Schedule a Liposuction Consultation with Dr. Baker
Frequently Asked Questions About Liposuction
Liposuction patients who follow a healthy diet and exercise routine can enjoy long lasting results in the treated area or areas. Dr. Baker has found that liposuction motivates many patients to make their health and wellness a top priority.
The abdomen, love handles, hips, thighs, back, upper arms, the chest in males, and even the chin can be targeted during a liposuction procedure.
Quite different. A tummy tuck is performed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen and to tighten the abdominal muscles. Liposuction is performed to remove localized fatty tissue that collects in specific areas. For optimal contouring of the trunk, liposuction is often added to a tummy tuck. Dr. Baker can help patients determine which procedure is most suitable for their goals during the liposuction consultation in his Miami location.
Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. Patients shouldn’t expect to lose any more than five pounds. It’s important to emphasize that the goal of liposuction is to treat stubborn fat bulges and improve body contour, not to shed unwanted pounds.
Liposuction is often performed along with other procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift or a tummy tuck.
Dr. Baker administers anesthesia before liposuction to eliminate pain and discomfort during the procedure. Pain medication may be prescribed after the surgery to keep patients comfortable as they heal. Most patients report discomfort, not significant pain.
The size of a patient and their unique aesthetic goals determine how much fat will be removed during a liposuction procedure. Important to note that the procedure is about shaping and what matters is what is left behind, not how much is removed. Dr. Baker does not endorse high volume liposuction. Patients with large amounts of excess fat are referred for bariatric weight reduction surgery, not liposuction.
Liposuction is not designed to improve the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, or dimpled skin. Instead, it eliminates stubborn fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise and improves body contours. Sometimes cellulite does improve with liposuction but this is not the primary purpose of liposuction. Patients who are concerned by cellulite should inform Dr. Baker so he can recommend an alternative treatment.
The number of areas of the body being targeted will dictate the cost of liposuction. A patient’s size and the amount of fat that needs to be removed will also play a role in the price. Dr. Baker can provide an accurate price quote during a liposuction consultation.
Why Choose Dr. Baker
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
- New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, Doctor of Medicine
- General Surgery: Five-Year Residency/Chief Residency, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, New York
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Four Year Residency/Chief Residency/Fellowship with Dr. D. Ralph Millard Jr., MD, FACS, Hon. FRCS England, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Miami, Florida
- University of Miami, School of Business Administration, Miami, Florida, Exec. MBA-Health Administration, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society