Liposuction

Liposuction is a body contouring procedure that can leave you slimmer and trimmer, and looking—and feeling—your best. Liposuction remains one of the most effective and most popular body contouring procedures in the United States today.

However, it is important to remember that liposuction is a surgical procedure. And as with any surgery, it involves the potential for short- and long-term complications. As you embark on your liposuction journey, be sure that you fully understand the risks involved in a liposuction surgery.

During your consultation, your Board-certified plastic surgeon will review all potential risks and complications, and how they may impact your specific procedure. They will also ensure that you understand what steps you can take before and after your liposuction to minimize the potential for long-term complications.

What Factors Impact Your Risk During Liposuction?

Each liposuction surgery is unique to meet the specific goals of the patient. Therefore, the risk of complications during your surgery may be impacted by several factors, including:

  • The target body areas for your liposuction surgery
  • Removing fat from multiple areas of the body simultaneously
  • How much fat your liposuction procedure will remove
  • If your surgeon is performing multiple cosmetic procedures simultaneously
  • Whether your procedure can be performed under local anesthesia or requires general anesthesia. Generally speaking, general anesthesia carries greater risk of serious complications than local anesthesia.
  • Your overall health and medical condition at the time of surgery

Risks Associated with Liposuction Surgery

Some risks associated with liposuction are the same as all surgical procedures. The most common risks are excessive bleeding, long-term damage to organs such as the heart and lungs, and a negative reaction to anesthesia. All surgical procedures carry the risk, however unlikely, of death.

Some risks are specific to the liposuction procedure itself. Those risks include:

  • Fat embolism. A serious medical emergency caused by pieces of loosened fat becoming trapped in a blood vessel, accumulate in the lungs, or travel to the brain.
  • Heart and kidney problems. Potentially life-threatening concerns in the kidneys, heart, or lungs may occur as fluid levels change during the procedure.
  • Organ puncture: If the cannula used to suction out fat cells penetrates too deeply, it could potentially puncture an adjacent organ. This complication is extremely rare but may require surgical repair.
  • Swelling/fluid accumulation: Excessive swelling (edema) and pockets of fluid (seromas) are a common side-effect of liposuction surgery. If left untreated, fluid can harden and undermine the long-term results of your procedure.
  • Numbness: Nerve damage can lead to areas of numbness at the surgical site. Numbness is usually temporary but can be permanent.
  • Infection: Skin infections are a rare but potentially serious complication.
  • Contour irregularities: Areas of the body that appear lumpy, wavy, or bumpy may be the result of poor skin elasticity or uneven fat removal. With proper healing, these side-effects are usually temporary but can be permanent.
  • Scarring/spottiness: Damage to the surface of the skin during surgery can lead to long-term scarring. In most cases, the appearance of scars will diminish over time, although they will not disappear entirely. Damage caused by the cannula underneath the skin can give the skin a spotted appearance that is usually permanent.

Liposuction, like all surgical procedures, involves these and other risk factors. Some may be unavoidable. Others can be mitigated by taking certain steps before and after your procedure. For example, following your surgeon’s recovery instructions, such as wearing a compression garment, will minimize the risk for excessive swelling and contour irregularities.

The most important step you can take to minimize the potential for long-term complications is to choose your surgeon carefully. Be sure to select a surgeon who is Board-certified in plastic surgery, and has an outstanding track record of performing surgeries similar to yours. If you must undergo general anesthesia, be sure that your anesthesiologist is also Board-certified.

No surgeon can guarantee that liposuction will be 100% safe. But by choosing a surgeon with the training and experience specifically in liposuction and cosmetic surgery, you are giving yourself the best possible chance that your surgery will be safe and successful.

For More Information on the Treatments and Procedures Offered, contact award winning Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala at Fiala Aesthetics in Greater Orlando to Schedule Your Consultation:

 

 

Serving patients in and around Greater Central Florida: Orlando, Altamonte, Lake Mary, Maitland, Winter Park, Clermont, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Celebration, Heathrow, Windermere, Dr. Phillips, Sanford, Deltona, Deland, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Tampa, Jacksonville, Sarasota and more.

Voted the #1 Best Plastic Surgeon in Orlando, Florida by the readers of Orlando Magazine.

Questions to Ask Before Liposuction

As with any surgical procedure, it’s important that you begin your liposuction journey armed with as much information as you can gather about the procedure and who will be performing it. Doing your research in advance will help ensure that you get the results you want from your liposuction surgery.

You’ve probably already spent plenty of time reading about liposuction and other body contouring procedures on the Internet. And this can be a good place to start. But your best source of information is your surgeon.

Your surgeon will provide you with the most accurate information about liposuction. More importantly, they can offer critical details about how liposuction will work for you. So don’t hesitate to take advantage of your surgeon as a valuable source of information.

You should take as much time as you want during your initial consultation with your surgeon to ask as many questions as you need to in order to feel comfortable with your surgeon and with the procedure.

We recommend going into your consultation with a list of questions that you have prepared in advance. That way, you can be sure that you will have the information you need to make informed decisions about your procedure.

Generally speaking, your questions should focus on what the surgery will involve and what you can expect before, during, and after the procedure. You will also want to ask about the qualifications of your surgeon and the steps they will take before, during, and after the procedure to ensure your safety and well-being.

Here are 15 questions that you should ask your plastic surgeon during your consultation:

  1. Am I a good candidate for liposuction? Why or why not?
  2. What surgical technique will you use during my liposuction procedure?
  3. What can I expect to look like after my procedure? (Ask to look at Before and After Photos to get a better visualization of potential results.)
  4. What will my results look like if I age? What happens if I gain weight or get pregnant?
  5. What if I don’t like the way I look after my procedure?
  6. What can I do to ensure the best results before and after my liposuction surgery?
  7. How long will my recovery be, and what will it involve?
  8. What are the potential risks and complications associated with liposuction surgery?
  9. How will you mitigate or handle complications if they do arise?
  10. Where will my liposuction procedure take place?
  11. If you will perform my procedure in your office, is the facility accredited by a state- or federally-recognized accrediting agency?
  12. Do you have hospital privileges, and if so, do you recommend using a hospital for the procedure? If so, what hospital(s)?
  13. Are you a Board-certified plastic surgeon? Is your certification with the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
  14. How many years of training in liposuction surgery have you had?
  15. How long have you been performing liposuction surgery?

This list is meant to help guide your discussions with your surgeon so you can feel comfortable and informed about this important decision. But you should not feel limited by this list. You should feel empowered to ask your surgeon any and all questions that you feel are important to help you make the best decision for you.

Liposuction can be a truly life-altering procedure, so you want to do everything you can to get the results you want. Don’t hesitate, ask!

For More Information on the Treatments and Procedures Offered, contact award winning Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala at Fiala Aesthetics in Greater Orlando to Schedule Your Consultation:

 

 

Serving patients in and around Greater Central Florida: Orlando, Altamonte, Lake Mary, Maitland, Winter Park, Clermont, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Celebration, Heathrow, Windermere, Dr. Phillips, Sanford, Deltona, Deland, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Tampa, Jacksonville, Sarasota and more.

Voted the #1 Best Plastic Surgeon in Orlando, Florida by the readers of Orlando Magazine.

Four Ways to Use Liposuction Before and After Photos  

The idea of a cosmetic procedure such as liposuction is pretty exciting. After all, most of us have at least one problem area that we’d like to get rid of. Cosmetic procedures like liposuction offer a great way to address those problem areas.

See Liposuction Before & After Photos

At the same time, the decision to move forward with liposuction or another cosmetic procedure is not always an easy one. Even if you have been dreaming of a taut, flat stomach or smaller thighs, it can be challenging to visualize exactly what your body will look like after surgery.

Luckily, your surgeon has a number of tools that can help you visualize potential results as you plan your procedure. One such tool is what’s commonly referred to as Before and After Photos. As the name says, these are photos of individuals who have had liposuction: one photo taken before the surgery and one photo taken after the surgery.

Here are four ways you can use liposuction before and after photos as you work with your surgeon to plan your liposuction cosmetic surgery.

Choose where to get liposuction

Did you know that liposuction isn’t just for unwanted belly fat? As you will see by looking at before and after photos, liposuction can also remove excess fatty tissue from the buttocks and thighs, back, upper arms, and even under the chin.

You can target multiple areas of the body during one liposuction procedure. Before and after photos may help you visualize what it might look like to have a smaller tummy and smaller hips, for example. Or the photos may help confirm that slimming down your abdomen on its own will be just right.

Decide how much fatty tissue to remove

Viewing before and after photos of liposuction procedures can help you visualize just how much fatty tissue the procedure could remove. After all, when your surgeon tells you they could remove up to 4,000cc of fat, it’s tough to know exactly what that means.

But seeing photos of prior patients in before and after photos, it becomes just a bit easier to understand what removing a certain amount of fatty tissue might actually look like.

Visualize what your body might look like after liposuction

And before and after photos of patients who have had liposuction can help you see what you might look like after your procedure.

Of course, it’s important to view these photos with the proverbial grain of salt. Each person’s body is unique and different. Before and after photos are not a crystal ball with foresight of the future; they can’t show you exactly what you will look like after your procedure. But they can give you a basic idea of the types of changes liposuction can have on problem areas similar to yours.

Maintain realistic expectations for liposuction

Perhaps one of the best reasons to look at before and after photos of liposuction is to see what liposuction can’t do. Your surgeon has likely told you that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure and that it’s not appropriate for individuals with a lot of loose skin.

But seeing realistic images of people who have actually have liposuction can help keep your dreams about your results realistic. They can show you that you may still have some curves or a rounded tummy, that you may still have some stretch marks or areas of saggy skin.

And being realistic about your potential results before your surgery will help you be satisfied with your actual results after your procedure.

For More Information on the Treatments and Procedures Offered, contact award winning Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala at Fiala Aesthetics in Greater Orlando to Schedule Your Consultation:

 

 

Serving patients in and around Greater Central Florida: Orlando, Altamonte, Lake Mary, Maitland, Winter Park, Clermont, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Celebration, Heathrow, Windermere, Dr. Phillips, Sanford, Deltona, Deland, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Tampa, Jacksonville, Sarasota and more.

Voted the #1 Best Plastic Surgeon in Orlando, Florida by the readers of Orlando Magazine.

Liposuction

Surgical body shaping has been popular with both men and women since the introduction of suction-assisted fat removal in the 1980s. Nearly five decades later, liposuction is still one of the most popular forms of body shaping in the United States.

Why has liposuction remained so popular over the years? The answer is pretty easy. It’s a highly effective method of removing stubborn pockets of fatty tissue that don’t respond to elimination through diet and exercise alone.

Liposuction is a surgical procedure in which subcutaneous fat cells are suctioned out of the body through a thin, hollow tube inserted through small incisions in the skin. While liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, it can result in a slimmer, more toned shape. And once those fat cells are gone, they cannot regrow (although future weight gain is always possible because remaining fat cells can continue to grow and expand).

Liposuction is also popular for two additional reasons. It can be performed nearly anywhere on the body that has significant amounts of subcutaneous fat. And it can be performed in conjunction with other body shaping techniques to help patients achieve their ideal physique.

What Factors Impact the Cost of Liposuction?

Liposuction’s flexibility as a body shaping technique make each procedure as unique as the patient. For this reason, it is impossible to offer a specific cost quote based on generic information over the internet. In fact, there are a variety of different factors that will determine how much your liposuction will cost.

Two of the most important factors impacting the cost of liposuction are where you need fat removed and how much fat will be removed.

As noted, liposuction can be performed almost anywhere you find unwanted subcutaneous fat, including under the chin, the upper arms, the torso or trunk, male breasts or chest, the abdomen, waist, and hips, and the legs, including the thighs, inner knees, and calves.

Depending on your aesthetic goals, you may choose to have liposuction in one area only or you may choose to target multiple zones. Florida law permits one liposuction procedure to target multiple zones simultaneously, up to a limit of 4,000cc of fat removed (this limit may be lower if a tummy tuck is involved).

Another factor that may impact the cost of your liposuction is whether you choose to have it in conjunction with another body shaping procedure.

For example, individuals with loose skin may not benefit from a stand-alone liposuction. If you have loose, saggy skin, a tummy tuck procedure in conjunction with a liposuction may be more appropriate. While this will impact the overall cost of your procedure, the aesthetic results will be significantly more satisfactory.

Other popular body shaping procedures that are often performed in conjunction with liposuction include fat grafting, in which the removed fat is used to augment other areas of the body such as the buttocks, and a so-called Mommy Makeover, a comprehensive body shaping procedure that often includes both a tummy tuck and breast work.

Finally, other factors that can impact the cost of your liposuction depend on your overall health, any pre-op medical clearances and pre- and post-operative prescriptions that may be required, and where your procedure will occur.

How Do I Get An Exact Quote for My Liposuction?

If you are ready to learn more about liposuction, here are the next three, very easy steps in the process:

  1. Fiala’s office can send you a personalized information pack that will offer both general and specific information about liposuction, what you might expect, and other relevant details. To obtain your information pack, fill out Dr. Fiala’s Contact Us form here.
  2. Contact Dr. Fiala’s office directly to speak with a nurse or patient coordinator. Our experienced office staff can answer any preliminary questions you might have about your liposuction procedure.
  3. Schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Fiala. Dr. Fiala will review your medical history, discuss your aesthetic goals, and help you understand whether liposuction is right for you.
For More Information on the Treatments and Procedures Offered, contact award winning Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala at Fiala Aesthetics in Greater Orlando to Schedule Your Consultation:

 

 

Serving patients in and around Greater Central Florida: Orlando, Altamonte, Lake Mary, Maitland, Winter Park, Clermont, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Celebration, Heathrow, Windermere, Dr. Phillips, Sanford, Deltona, Deland, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Tampa, Jacksonville, Sarasota and more.

Voted the #1 Best Plastic Surgeon in Orlando, Florida by the readers of Orlando Magazine.

 

 

 

Liposuction

Do you have a healthy lifestyle, maintain a good weight, and exercise regularly, but find you still can’t quite achieve the body shape you really want?

When it comes to realizing our own ideals of “the perfect body”, it’s frustrating to learn that some stubborn pockets of fatty tissue just don’t go away with diet and exercise. So-called love handles around the waist, the dreaded muffin top across the belly, and other pockets of fat are, unfortunately, stubbornly resistant to elimination through diet and exercise alone.

If you have an ideal shape that you believe would really work for you, but are having trouble achieving that goal despite a healthy lifestyle, you might be a candidate for liposuction. Also called “lipo” or “liposculpture”, liposuction is a surgical procedure that literally removes unwanted fat cells. It really might be an ideal way to create the ideal you!

What Liposuction Can Do For You

Liposuction can help you achieve a slimmer, thinner body shape by removing excess fatty tissue.

It can work on nearly any point on the body where unwelcome fat accumulates—and can’t be removed through diet and exercise alone.

Liposuction can be used to shape the:

  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Knees
  • Calves
  • Ankles

Liposuction works by gently removing excess fat cells from the targeted zones.

The surgeon inserts a thin, hollow tube called a cannula under the skin, through a small incision. The fat cells are then flooded with a tumescent fluid that makes them expand and stiffen. Then, they are literally suctioned out of the body. The tumescent fluid also helps minimize discomfort, bleeding, and bruising at the point of suction.

What Liposuction Can’t Do

Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure or a treatment for obesity. And it’s not a substitute for a good diet and a healthy, active lifestyle.

It is generally only appropriate for patients who are at, or near, their ideal weight. Usually, it is recommended for patients who are within 10-15 pounds of their goal weight.

Liposuction is not an appropriate treatment for cellulite, the appearance of ripples or dimpled skin on the thighs, hips, or buttocks. It is also not a treatment for loose, saggy skin and is usually recommended only for patients with good skin tone.

Liposuction does remove fat cells from the body. Once those cells are gone, they can’t return. However, weight gain after liposuction is always possible as remaining cells continue to grow and expand. Therefore, in order to maintain the results of your procedure, you should always maintain a healthy diet and exercise regime.

Is Liposuction Considered Surgery?

Liposuction is considered a surgical procedure. As such, it does involve the potential for risk, complications, and potential side effects, however rare.

As with all surgical procedures, it is important to let your doctor know about any medications you take or any pre-existing conditions. It is also important to follow all of his or her pre- and post-procedure instructions.

You should expect to need several days of risk and downtime after your procedure. You may be asked to wear a compression garment around the operative site to minimize post-operative swelling and help the body settle into its new shape. And once you resume normal activities, especially exercise, it’s important to do so slowly and carefully, while following your surgeon’s instructions, to avoid increasing your heart rate or blood pressure.

For More Information on the Treatments and Procedures Offered, contact award winning Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala at Fiala Aesthetics in Greater Orlando to Schedule Your Consultation:

 

 

Serving patients in and around Greater Central Florida: Orlando, Altamonte, Lake Mary, Maitland, Winter Park, Clermont, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Celebration, Heathrow, Windermere, Dr. Phillips, Sanford, Deltona, Deland, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Tampa, Jacksonville, Sarasota and more.

Voted the #1 Best Plastic Surgeon in Orlando, Florida by the readers of Orlando Magazine.

 

 

 

FDA approved CoolSculpting by Zeltiq®

Dr. Thomas Fiala is proud to offer his patients an exciting new way to get rid of excess fat and restore their toned, shapely physique: CoolSculpting by Zeltiq®.  This FDA-approved procedure approaches fat reduction in a totally innovative, safe, and effective way.  CoolSculpting allows patients to eliminate unsightly bulges and love handles quickly and easily, without the risks inherent in invasive liposuction procedures or heat-based treatments such as laser or radiofrequency.  Instead, CoolSculpting literally freezes away the unwanted fat, allowing it to be naturally and painlessly reabsorbed by the body, leaving behind a sleeker, smoother, naturally-beautiful figure.  CoolSculpting has no side effects or downtime, and can be completed in about one hour: maximizing the impact on your appearance while minimizing the disruption to your busy life!

Fiala Aesthetics Med Spa

Dr. Fiala and his staff at Fiala Aesthetics in Orlando, Florida understand just how deeply frustrating it can be to make all the right lifestyle choices—eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, exercising regularly—and still see your figure marred by stubborn excess fat that simply refuses to go away on its own.  Luckily, in the hands of the experienced, talented staff at Fiala Aesthetics, the power of modern medical technology—in the form of the revolutionary new CoolSculpting service—can help.  Scientists recently discovered that fat cells are more sensitive to cold than the outer layers of skin and surrounding tissue, allowing them to be frozen and reabsorbed without damaging healthy tissue in the surrounding areas.  CoolSculpting is not a weight loss tool; rather, it is the perfect way for individuals who are tantalizingly close to their desired weight to finally achieve their ideal body shape.  Safe, comfortable, and non-invasive, CoolSculpting can help you take that final step toward a healthy, beautiful physique.

Dr. Fiala is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who is committed to providing all his patients with the most state-of-the-art medical and cosmetic enhancement technology in a warm, inviting atmosphere.  He and his staff maintain the highest standards of patient care while safe-guarding your comfort and health at all times.  Modern cosmetic medicine offers a vast array of different options for any problem area you could imagine, and navigating through the overabundance of available information can be challenging.  Dr. Fiala understands this potential quandary, and will take the time necessary to help you make educated choices about the procedure(s) that work best for you.

If you are struggling with unwanted fatty deposits despite your healthy lifestyle choices, non-invasive CoolSculpting treatments might be the best option for you.  For additional information about CoolSculpting or any of our other fat-reduction procedures, and how they could benefit your health, appearance, and confidence level, please contact our office today.  We look forward to speaking with you, and scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Fiala.

* Coolsculpting Before and After  Photo provided by www.coolsculpting.com

For More Information on the Treatments and Procedures Offered, contact award winning Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala at Fiala Aesthetics in Greater Orlando to Schedule Your Consultation:

 

 

Serving patients in and around Greater Central Florida: Orlando, Altamonte, Lake Mary, Maitland, Winter Park, Clermont, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Celebration, Heathrow, Windermere, Dr. Phillips, Sanford, Deltona, Deland, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Tampa, Jacksonville, Sarasota and more.

Voted the #1 Best Plastic Surgeon in Orlando, Florida by the readers of Orlando Magazine.

 

 

 

 

 

The face is the most visible and defining part of the body from an aesthetic perspective. Aging, sun exposure, genetics, disease, and other factors can cause the onset of wrinkles, creases, and fine lines on the face. One of the first non-surgical med spa treatments to be approved by the FDA for wrinkle reduction was Botox. It has continued to remain the most popular injectable anti-aging facial treatment since then.

In recent years, the FDA has also approved a number of dermal filler injectables for cosmetic reduction of facial signs of aging. The emergence of these fillers has transformed the world of non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Millions of people receive Botox and dermal filler injections every year in the US. Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa is a premier facility providing Botox as well as facial fillers to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding communities.

Important Distinctions

While both Botox and cosmetic filler med spa treatments are aimed at addressing the facial signs of aging for a limited period of time, but both are distinct from each other in several significant ways.

Composition

Botox injections are based on botulinum neurotoxin, which is a highly powerful biological substance. The toxin blocks the nerve signals from reaching the wrinkle forming muscle, which causes the muscle to relax. As soon as the muscle goes into a relaxation mode, the surface of the skin becomes smoother and the wrinkles and fine lines fade away. This makes Botox a neuromodulator, which is injected directly into the targeted muscles on the face for desired effect.

Dermal soft tissue fillers, on the other hand, may include hyaluronic acid as the key ingredient. Unlike Botox, these fillers are created in gel form to add instant volume to the treated areas of the face. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the skin, which helps to hold the skin together and induces the production of fresh collagen in the skin.

When a dermal filler gel such as Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, or Juvederm Voluma is injected into the deeper layers of the skin, it produces sustainable anti-aging and volumizing effects.

Areas of Treatment

Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala, provides Botox as well as filler injections to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and nearby areas. The FDA has approved Botox for the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines between the brows and on the forehead. It also recently approved Botox for the cosmetic reduction of crow’s feet around the eyes.

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are typically designed to minimize moderate to severe wrinkles and creases in various areas of the face. They may also be used for lip augmentation, smile line reduction and minimizing the appearance of nasolabial folds. Some fillers can also be used to add volume to the cheeks, and even perform mild enhancements to the shape of the nose or chin.

Sustainability

Results with Botox usually last for about three to six months. In case of dermal fillers, the results may sustain from six months to two years, depending on the choice of filler.

For More Information on the Treatments and Procedures Offered, contact Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala at Fiala Aesthetics in Greater Orlando to Schedule Your Consultation:

 

 

Serving patients in and around Greater Central Florida: Orlando, Altamonte, Lake Mary, Maitland, Winter Park, Clermont, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Celebration, Heathrow, Windermere, Dr. Phillips, Tampa, Jacksonville, Sarasota and more.

Voted the #1 Best Plastic Surgeon in Orlando, Florida by the readers of Orlando Magazine.

 

 

 

 

 

CoolSculpting vs Liposuction

CoolSculpting has emerged as one of the more popular non-surgical fat reduction procedures in the US today. Positive patient feedback and safe and predictable outcomes have made it a procedure of choice for many people who are keen to achieve an improved body contour, but do not wish to undergo a surgery.  

Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa, under the leadership and guidance of board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Thomas Fiala, is a premier provider of fat reduction procedures such as CoolSculpting and Vanquish system. The med spa receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and nearby areas for these state of the art treatments.  

Unique Cooling Approach 

Coolsculpting Before & After Photos

CoolSculpting procedure adopts a different and unique approach compared to most other non-invasive fat reduction procedures. While a majority of treatments available today are based on thermal or laser energy, CoolSculpting adopts an entirely reverse approach of freezing off the unwanted fat cells to cause their disintegration and gradual removal from specific targeted areas of the body.  

CoolSculpting employs an innovative and patented process designed to lose fat through a focused application of high cooling temperatures. The process is called cryolipolysis, and it allows for the penetration of the cold temperature into the deeper layers of the skin to freeze the targeted fat cells. Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa provides this treatment to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and other locations.  

CoolSculpting Benefits  

Many patients prefer CoolSculpting because the treatment is safe and provides a painless way to achieve their desired aesthetic goals. Potential risks and complications that are generally associated with invasive procedures are entirely avoided with CoolSculpting. For busy people, the procedure is particularly a fantastic choice because it involves little or no downtime. Results are more natural looking because the fat reduction occurs over several months gradually.  

Liposuction procedure

Liposuction, on the other hand, is an invasive surgical procedure that involves cutting, stitching, and anesthetizing. The surgical team may use local anesthesia (such as lidocaine), or you’ll be sedated with general anesthesia.

A plastic surgeon makes a small incision and uses a long, narrow suction tool called a cannula to vacuum fat out of a specific area of your body.

How Long Does Each Procedure Take?

CoolSculpting

There is no recovery time necessary for CoolSculpting. One session takes about an hour. You’ll need a few sessions spread out over several weeks to achieve the best results, though you will start to see initial results a few weeks after your first session.

Most people see the full results of CoolSculpting three months after their last procedure.

Liposuction

Most people only need to do one liposuction procedure to see results. Surgery takes one to two hours, depending on the size of the treated area. It’s usually done as an outpatient procedure, meaning you should be able to go home the same day you have surgery.

Recovery time is usually a few days. Always follow your provider’s recommendations for recovery, which may include wearing a special bandage or limiting activities.

You may need to wait 2 to 4 weeks before you can safely resume strenuous activity. It may take several months for the full results to be seen as swelling goes down.

Comparing Results

The results of CoolSculpting and liposuction are very similar. Both procedures are used to permanently remove excess fat from specific body parts such as the belly, thighs, arms and chin, although neither is intended for weight loss.

In fact, results from one 2012 study showed that one year after receiving liposuction, participants had the same amount of body fat they’d had prior to treatment. The fat was just stored in other parts of the body.

Both procedures are comparably effective when it comes to removing fat. Neither procedure can improve the appearance of cellulite or loose skin.

For More Information on the Treatments and Procedures Offered, contact award winning Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala at Fiala Aesthetics in Greater Orlando to Schedule Your Consultation:

 

 

Serving patients in and around Greater Central Florida: Orlando, Altamonte, Lake Mary, Maitland, Winter Park, Clermont, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Celebration, Heathrow, Windermere, Dr. Phillips, Sanford, Deltona, Deland, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Tampa, Jacksonville, Sarasota and more.

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As Seen on RealSelf.com – Poor Liposuction Candidates

Wanting a procedure and being able to pay for it are only two of the many qualifications needed in order for a reputable surgeon to schedule you in for surgery. And liposuction, though it seems like a quick, simple, decades-old fix for excess fat, isn’t a suitable solution for a surprising number of people. To determine whether it’s right for you, doctors have to take into account your expectations, skin, visceral fat, medications, and more. Here are the factors that make you a less-than-ideal liposuction candidate.

1. You fall outside a certain BMI range.
2. You want more fat removed than is allowed.
3. You don’t pass medical clearance.
4. You have cellulite, loose skin, or a history of keloid scarring.

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For More Information on the Treatments and Procedures Offered, contact Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala at Fiala Aesthetics in Greater Orlando to Schedule Your Consultation:

 

 

Serving patients in and around Greater Central Florida: Orlando, Altamonte, Lake Mary, Maitland, Winter Park, Clermont, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Celebration, Heathrow, Windermere, Dr. Phillips, Tampa, Jacksonville, Sarasota and more.

Voted the #1 Best Plastic Surgeon in Orlando, Florida by the readers of Orlando Magazine.

Skin Rejuvenation Treatments at Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa in Orlando 

Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa is a state of the art facility for clinically proven skin care treatments. The med spa serves people in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL and adjoining communities who are looking for effective, safe, and proven alternatives to plastic surgery for their cosmetic enhancement. The core strength of Fiala Aesthetics is that it is a part of the Fiala Medical Group, which is a premier practice for aesthetic surgery and non-surgical techniques in Central Florida.  

Profile of Dr. Fiala 

Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa operates under the direct guidance and supervision of double board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Thomas Fiala, who provides the latest cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures. Dr. Fiala leads the AAAASF-certified on-site surgical suite and spa, which is equipped with advanced technologies to achieve the best results.  

Apart from residency trainings in plastic surgery and general surgery, Dr. Fiala also received Facial Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship from the University of California, San Francisco. Patients in Orlando and Altamonte Springs, FL have an opportunity to receive treatment at his med spa for a wide range of non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures.  

Procedures at Fiala Aesthetics 

Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa specializes in innovative non-surgical treatments to reduce the signs of aging from the face and achieve facial rejuvenation. It employs a proven range of techniques and technologies to enhance the appearance of skin to make a person look more attractive and youthful. Some of the key procedures provided at the med spa are as follows: 

Facial Rejuvenation Treatments 

  • Botox 
  • Dysport 
  • Juvederm 
  • Restylane 
  • Perlane 
  • Sculptra 
  • Radiesse 
  • Lip Injections 
  • RF Skin Tightening 
  • Photo-rejuvenation 
  • IPL 
  • Laser Genesis 
  • Fractionated CO2 
  • Laser Scar Treatment 
  • Laser Vein Treatment 
  • Cellulite Treatment 
  • Skin Care 
  • Permanent Makeup 
  • Chemical Peels 
  • Microdermabrasion 
  • Blu U Acne Treatment 
  • Facials 
  • Skin Care Products 
  • Latisse 

 

Laser-based Treatments 

Laser technology has advanced significantly in recent years, and a number of FDA approved laser based cosmetic treatments are available today. Fiala Aesthetics employs some of the latest and most effect laser technologies for patients in Orlando and Altamonte Springs, FL. These treatments can effectively address conditions such as excess fat pockets in certain areas of the body, sagging skin and wrinkles, skin damage due to direct sun exposure, and loose skin in areas such as the face, neck, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and upper arms.  

Fiala Aesthetics provides the following aesthetic laser treatments that are safe and proven for various body and skin types: 

  • RF Skin Tightening 
  • Laser Resurfacing 
  • Cellulite Treatment 
  • Laser Genesis 
  • Laser Scar Treatment 
  • Laser Vein Treatment 
  • Laser Skin Tightening 
  • Photo-rejuvenation / IPL 
  • Juvia Fractionated CO2 laser 
  • RF Venus Freeze 

These treatments can help reduce the effect of acne scars, reduce excess fat deposits in specific pockets of the body, treat unsightly varicose and spider veins without surgery, reduce the condition of cellulite, tighten the facial skin to minimize the effect of lines and wrinkles, and achieve skin renewal to make the skin rejuvenated.  

Innovative Skin Care Treatments  

Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa is equipped to provide highly effective non-surgical treatments for the face and body skin. Patients who wish to avoid laser based treatments for the skin may choose one or more of the following procedures to achieve the desired improvements in their skin appearance.  

Dermal Injectables 

  • Botox 
  • Dysport 
  • Juvederm 
  • Restylane 
  • Perlane 
  • Sculptra 
  • Radiesse 

Skin Care 

  • Permanent Make-up 
  • Blu-U Acne Light 
  • Facials 
  • Microdermabrasion 

Chemical Peels 

  • Hetter 
  • Deep TCA 
  • Medium to Light TCA 
  • VI Peel 
  • PCA 
  • Jessner 
  • Glycolic, Lactic and Salicylic 

Skin Care Products 

  • OBAGI 
  • PCA Skin 
  • VI Derm 

Fiala Aesthetics med spa in Orlando and Altamonte Springs, FL believes that it is possible to achieve healthy and vibrant skin at any age. Skin is the most vital external organ of the body, and a healthy and rejuvenated skin can make a person look and feel more youthful. The team of experts at Fiala Aesthetics provides personalized care and attention to every patient, and tries to understand their unique needs and aesthetic goals in the best possible way.  

Based on this evaluation, they offer customized treatment options to the individual for most satisfactory, safe and desired outcomes. Fiala Aesthetics differentiates itself from many other medical spas because it is closely associated with Dr. Fiala’s aesthetic plastic surgery practice. The team at the spa works hand in hand with the professional practice in order to achieve the best treatment approaches to face, skin, and body care in a non-invasive or minimally invasive manner.  

Contact Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala at Fiala Aesthetics in Orlando to Schedule and Appointment:

For more information of the treatments and procedures offered at Fiala Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Center & Orlando Medical Spa by Dr. Thomas Fiala please contact us here.

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Serving patients in and around Greater Central Florida: Orlando, Altamonte, Lake Mary, Maitland, Winter Park, Clermont, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Orange County, Seminole County, Celebration, Heathrow, Windermere, Kissimmee, Tampa, Jacksonville, Sarasota and more.

Voted the #1 Best Plastic Surgeon in Orlando, Florida by the readers of Orlando Magazine.

 

 

 

 

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