Liposuction Performed in Sarasota, FL, by Dr. Alissa M. Shulman at Sovereign Plastic Surgery
Liposuction is a common cosmetic surgery procedure designed to suction away excess fat that has accumulated in an isolated part of the body. Many men and women are able to achieve good results with liposuction, but it is important to understand that it is not a weight loss method or a fix for obesity, nor is it a one-size-fits-all solution. Dr. Alissa M. Shulman, a board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of Sovereign Plastic Surgery in Sarasota, Florida, treats each prospective liposuction patient as an individual with unique concerns and goals. In this way, she helps to ensure the best possible treatment decisions, expectations, and outcomes.
If you’re interested in liposuction, you can discuss your options with Dr. Shulman at her warm and welcoming office in Sarasota, Florida. Before recommending a specific treatment for you, she will first get to know you. You can feel confident that you are in good hands with Dr. Shulman. As a plastic surgeon, she fully understands patients’ concerns, and as a talented artist and sculptor, she has a unique appreciation for the natural beauty of the human form.
After discussing your needs and goals, Dr. Shulman may suggest that you first make some lifestyle changes related to your health and wellness before you consider liposuction. Healthy habits like proper nutrition and regular exercise are the best ways to lose excess weight, refine muscle tone, and improve the overall appearance of the body. Liposuction is used to address the areas that don’t respond to those changes.
With that said, the female body is genetically predisposed to storing fat in certain areas, which are often treated with liposuction. These areas include the:
- Upper arms
Over time, the natural aging process and the hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy and menopause can increase the amount of fat being stored by a woman’s body. The small pockets of fatty tissue that develop in “female problem areas” tend to be highly resistant to even the most effective diets and fitness plans. In certain women, liposuction can effectively target these areas, adding contour to the body and improving its proportions.
Men have slightly different problem areas. They can develop “male breasts” and men have a tendency to store fat in their stomach area or the can develop “love handles.”
Not everyone will benefit from liposuction, however. For instance, lipo will have no effect on sagging skin, lax muscles, or cellulite. Additionally, a sufficient degree of skin elasticity is vital to a successful outcome. Finally, if a patient is a candidate and decides that he or she would like to proceed with liposuction, they must be healthy enough to undergo surgery. This includes quitting tobacco, if applicable.
To learn more about liposuction and receive individualized advice and guidance from Dr. Shulman, you can contact Sovereign Plastic Surgery to schedule a personal consultation at our office in Sarasota, FL. For patients who are not candidates for liposuction, Dr. Shulman can sometimes recommend non-surgical options, such as CoolSculpting®, an FDA-approved, noninvasive fat reduction treatment.