Liposuction Surgery inNorth Florida


Liposuction is one of the more common procedures performed by Dr. Tyrone at his Gainesville Florida surgical facility. Liposuction, also known as suction lipectomy or lipoplasty, is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to eliminate localized fat deposits. Traditionally, liposuction was used for recontouring the abdomen and hips; however, liposuction is now used in Dr. Tyrone’s practice to recontour and remove unwanted fat from just about anywhere on the body. Refinements in liposuction techniques including the use of smaller cannulas allows Dr. Tyrone to give you a precise result. Liposuction can be done as an ispolated procedure but may be combined with excisional surgery such as abdominopasty if indicated.

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This is a 30 year old female who underwent liposuction to the abdomen, back, lower back, and hips to remove excess fatty tissue and improve overall body contour.

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Liposuction Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a few of the commonly asked questions regarding liposuction. We understand that patients often have many other questions, and we strongly encourage you to write them down and bring them with you to your consultation. Dr. Tyrone is happy to answer any question you may have, and believes the most informed patients are the most satisfied patients.

Liposuction is the ideal treatment for patients at or slightly above their normal weight who are bothered by isolated pockets of fat that significantly take away from their body’s contour. Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity and it is not recommended in patients who have a significant amont of excess skin or skin of poor quality (significant stretch marks). For patients with excess skin and poor quality skin, excisional surgery such as abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery is a better option. Liposuciton works by reducing the volume or amount of fat in a particular area and then allowing the skin to redrape, contract and shrink to envelope the reduced volume. Skin with stretch marks and skin of older pateitns may not tighten over the area which has been reduced by liposuction. Some of the more common areas treated by liposuction are the abdomen, hips, flans, lateral thighs, medical thighs, medial knees, chin and arms.

Liposuction patients are amongst the happiest cosmetic surgery patients. If you are unsure liposuction is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tyrone to find out.
During your initial liposuction consultation, Dr. Tyrone will inquire about your medical and surgical history including current medications and allergies. It is important to be thorough when discussing your medical history as safety is Dr. Tyrone’s top priority. Your full disclosure of all pertinent medical information prior to surgery will reduce the incidence of unwanted complications after surgery. You will discuss your concerns and motivations for seeking liposuction. Details of liposuction will be discussed including incision placement as well what is expected of you preoperatively and postoperatively. The risks of surgery will also be discussed in detail. Numerous before and after photographs of actual patients will be reviewed during your consultation.

You will then be asked to put a gown on. Dr. Tyrone will then carefully examine the areas which concern you (abdomen, thighs, arms, etc). Photographs will be taken. Dr. Tyrone will then review your photographs with you. Differences between the contours of the two sides of your body (i.e. asymmetry) will be noted and proposed incisions demonstrated. Dr. Tyrone encourages you to ask any questions during you consultation. Following your consultation, you will meet with Dr. Tyrone’s patient coordinator, to discuss scheduling your surgery and answer any questions you may habe forgotten to ask Dr. Tyrone.

Liposuction surgery is not an exact science. Although the majority of patients experience no comp0lications, Dr. Tyrone will discuss potential risks and complications of liposuction (suction lipectomy, lipoplasty) surgery at the time of your consultation. Prior to undergoing liposuction surgery with Dr. Tyrone, it is important for you to fully understand the risks and potential complications associated with your procedure.
In liposuction, fat is removed via a small, hollow tube called a cannula. Incisions are placed in areas where the body’s natural creases will minimize any potential scarring. Incisions are smaller than a centimeter in length. Once the incision is made, solution containing anesthesia and epinephrine (“wetting solution”) are infused to minimize pain and blood loss. Once the area to be treated has been infused with wetting solution, the cannula is connected to a suction unit and guided by the expert hands of Dr. Tyrone. The cannula device then literally suctions away the unwanted fat – permanently. Care is taken to avoid irregularities in the skin caused by aggressive superficial liposuction. Care is also taken to avoid causing depressions from overly aggressive fat removal.
Once you have scheduled your liposuction surgery with Dr. Tyrone, you will be given preoperative instructions which discuss everything from finances to follow-up visits after your surgery. Prior to your liposuction surgery, you may need basic blood work and medical clearance form your primary medical doctor. It is important to have the medication prescriptions filled in the days prior to your surgery so they are waiting for you when you return home from surgery.

You will receive a list of medications (i.e. aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) to avoid for 14 days prior to your liposuction surgery. Additionally, though there is no scientific proof that certain medications reduce bruising, swelling and pain after liposuction surgery, you will be asked to obtain Arnica Montana, Bromelain and Vitamin A pills to take prior to and after your procedure. Finally, the night before surgery, shower and wash as you would normally and do not eat or drink after midnight.
Assuming you were a good candidate for liposuction, you will see a noticeable improvement in your body’s contour soon after surgery. Improvement continues for up to six months after surgery as the swelling subsides and skin contraction becomes maximal. Provided you maintain a stable weight by eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly, you will be able to maintain your new shape for years to come.
Dr. Tyrone performs liposuction surgery in Gainesville, Florida at North Florida Plastic Surgery, located adjacent to his office. The Surgery Facility is certified at the highest level by American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. Our entire staff is dedicated to your comfort and satisfaction. A beautifully decorated reception area, comfortable exam rooms, private dressing rooms for patients preparing for surgery, and attentive care from our staff through all phases of your recovery help to make your entire surgical experience a pleasant one. Every measure has been taken to ensure your safety and comfort.

When you arrive at the surgical facility for your liposuction surgery with Dr. Tyrone, you will check in and be escorted to the surgery suite. Dr. Tyrone and his nurses will meet with you prior to your surgery.

If Dr. Tyrone feels a hospital is a more appropriate setting for your liposuction surgery (large volume liposuction procedures), he has full privileges at Shands UF.

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