Liposuction is used to remove excess fat from targeted areas of the body. Some of the liposuction techniques utilized by Fort Myers plastic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña may also encourage skin tightening, helping to further tone the treatment area. These benefits of liposuction can help create a skinner and more ideally contoured frame, but the procedure is not intended for weight loss and may not be right for individuals with larger deposits of fat or significant amounts of excess skin. During your initial consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon it will be established if liposuction is the right procedure for your specific body type.
Other Body Contouring Options
If you have a significant amount of excess skin or too much fat for safe removal through liposuction, Dr. Peña may suggest another body contouring treatment. Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), body lift, and combination procedures such as the mommy makeover are designed for more comprehensive contouring of the body and may be better suited for individuals with larger collections of skin or fat. However, even these procedures should not be relied on for weight loss.
Body contouring is intended for men and women who are close to a healthy BMI but have not achieved fully desirable results through diet and exercise. These procedures can make you skinnier, but are not designed for that express purpose. They can, however, be the perfect springboard for a slim and sleek frame.
Enhancing Body Contouring Results
No matter if it’s liposuction or another body contouring treatment you visit our Fort Myers plastic surgeon for, you can enhance your results by:
- Eating a well-balanced diet
- Exercising for at least three hours a week
- Being more active in general
Taken before your procedure, these steps help prepare your body for optimal contours and set the tone for the lifestyle you may choose to lead after your recovery. Dr. Peña will discuss this and other pre and postoperative steps that can improve your results during your initial visit.
To schedule your liposuction consultation, please contact Peña Plastic Surgery today. Located in Naples, Florida, our plastic surgeon welcomes liposuction patients from Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Estero, and all surrounding areas.