Dermal Fillers

Most of the people who choose dermal filler injection treatment at a qualified med spa to reduce the facial signs of aging and add volume to the thinning areas of the face are in the age group of 35 and above.

In a few cases, an individual in their twenties may be a candidate for dermal filler treatment if they have sagging facial skin due to heredity factors, suffer from small deformities of the chin or nose, or simply want a minor cosmetic improvement such as a more attractive pout.

People who are bothered by the appearance of depression or hollows under the lower eyelids, or those with a sunken look of the cheeks may also be good candidates for specific dermal filler treatments. Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala, provides dermal filler injections to suitable candidates in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding communities.

Typical Characteristics

Stellar candidates for facial filler procedures will usually have one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Deep lines between the nose and the mouth, also known as nasolabial folds
  • Fine lines around the mouth, also called smoker’s lines
  • Volume loss in the mid-face, giving a look of sunken cheeks
  • Thin or unevenly shaped lips
  • An undermined or receding chin
  • Minor nose issues such as an unsightly nose bump or a poor nasal tip

Candidacy

Anyone above 18 years of age, who is unhappy with the appearance of aging signs on the face or loss of facial volume, but wants to avoid cosmetic surgery, may be a suitable candidate for cosmetic facial fillers. Women and men are equally appropriate candidates. The candidate should ideally be a non-smoker, or willing to stop smoking for a specified period before the treatment.

Filler treatments are more appropriate for candidates having facial wrinkles formed due to thinning skin volume, and not due to overactive facial muscles. Patients who want to address only a particular area of the face, and do not have a problem extending to the whole face are typically suitable candidates for med spa injectable fillers.

Allergy Tests

Popular, FDA approved dermal fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero Balance, Juvederm Voluma and Radiesse will normally not require any prior allergy testing because these are non-animal fat based fillers. Many of such fillers have hyaluronic acid as their key ingredient, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body, and is completely biocompatible. However, candidates who want bovine collagen injections will have to go through allergy tests to approve candidacy.

Who is Not a Candidate?

Pregnant or nursing women, people affected by active acne, and those with an untreated skin infection in the targeted sites will not be good candidates for filler injections.

Candidates suffering from an auto-immune disease should consult with their doctor before choosing a dermal filler procedure. Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and other cities and communities in North Florida for a range of dermal filler cosmetic injectable treatments and other procedures.

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:

 

 

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Botox

Botox is one of the most popular anti-aging non-surgical treatments in the world today. Ever since Botox treatment was approved by the FDA in 2002 for cosmetic reduction of wrinkles and lines, it has continued to be the treatment of choice for millions.

Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa, led by Dr. Thomas Fiala, is a leading provider of Botox injectable treatment for patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding communities. During the initial consultation, the Botox experts at the med spa will discuss various aspects of the treatment, including its estimated costs.

Cost-effectiveness of Botox

One of the challenges with various aesthetic surgery as well as non-surgical treatments is that the cost may prove to be a deterrent for some of the patients. In such treatments, the cost is usually not covered under the patient’s health insurance plan. If the patient is reluctant to opt for more expensive aesthetic procedures for the face, they may consider Botox as a proven and highly cost-effective alternative.

Certain Expenses Avoided

Unlike a surgery, Botox treatment does not involve expenses for general anesthesia, costs of surgical facility, fee charged by the plastic surgeon, and other related expenses. Even when compared to other advanced non-surgical anti-aging treatments that involve laser, ultrasound, thermal, or cooling technologies, Botox proves to be more affordable than almost all such treatments.

Botox treatment usually will not involve multiple treatment sessions or several consultations before or after the procedure. The patient does not even need to take time off from work because the Botox treatment does not involve any downtime. It can easily be performed as weekend procedure on an outpatient basis.

Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa recommends Botox treatment to suitable candidates who are looking for a simpler or more cost-effective anti-aging treatment alternative for the face. Patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, or other areas can visit the med spa for Botox treatment.

Average Cost of Treatment

The treatment of Botox injections may be calculated on per unit or per vial basis, depending on the Botox provider. The average cost of treatment in terms of units will range from $12 to $20 per unit. This can translate to about $15 to $25 on per vial basis. The overall cost of treatment will depend on the extent of surface area to be treated.

If the patient needs Botox treatment to reduce lines between the brows, the overall cost of treatment may come to around $600 to $1,000. The total number of units or vials needed by a patient will be determined by the treatment provider to match with the individual goals of the patient. Some treatment providers may charge a fixed cost for a specific area of the face to be treated.

According to the American Society of Aesthetics Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the cost of Botox treatment on an average basis in the US is $328. However, this is only an indicative figure. The actual cost will vary from one med spa to another, depending on several factors. The cost may sometimes be reduced if the medical spa is offering a special rebate or a package discount.

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Vein Treatments

Spider veins can give an unsightly appearance to an otherwise smooth skin on the legs and face. If left untreated for long, these veins may also cause pain and discomfort in the legs. Spider veins are usually thin and delicate, which requires very gentle and precise treatment to achieve desirable results in a conservative manner. This is particularly true of the facial skin, which needs highly targeted treatment.

Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa provides state of the laser treatments to address the condition of spider veins in the legs and face. In some cases, bigger sized varicose veins may also be treated with laser. The treatment provider will carefully evaluate the patient’s condition to determine the optimal course of treatment. Fiala Aesthetics is led by board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Thomas Fiala. The med spa receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding areas.

Laser Vein Therapy

One of the key advantages with laser therapy over traditional injectable treatments such as sclerotherapy is that the patient can avoid painful injections in sensitive areas of the skin. A customized laser vein therapy is nearly painless and involves minimal downtime as compared to surgery, injectables or other treatment approaches.

Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa is equipped with advanced Excel Laser technology that can deliver very precise and targeted results in a poignant, magnificent, and distinct manner. The controlled pulses of laser energy are delivered directly to the diseased blood veins, without causing any damage to the healthy surface skin and tissue. The intense laser energy causes the vein to collapse, and seals it off from the surrounding vascular system. The treated vein gradually is absorbed and cleared from the body in a natural way.

No special preparation is required for laser treatment except that the patient should avoid sun exposure prior to and following the treatment. Multiple treatment sessions may be required for a patient, depending on their specific condition of spider veins and the surface area involved. Patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive laser vein therapy at Dr. Fiala’s med spa.

Procedure

In laser vein therapy, the monochromatic light is passed through the skin in a focused manner for maximum absorption by the targeted vein. Controlled dosages of laser energy are delivered to each targeted vein in a process called selective thermolysis. If the targeted area is small, a single treatment may suffice. In other cases, the treatment provider may recommend multiple treatments.

Each treatment session can last from 15 minutes to 30 minutes. The laser expert will apply numbing cream to the affected area to keep the patient comfortable. Thereafter, laser will used to ‘zap’ the tiny vessels one by one. Veins that have not responded to other treatment approaches may also be addressed successfully with laser therapy.

Recovery

Most patients will not experience any downtime, and can resume their regular activities immediately. Only mild pain or discomfort may be experienced. Swelling and redness may occur to some extent, which will resolve on its own.

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QWO Cellulite Reduction Injectable Treatments Before And After Photos

Cellulite is the orange-like peel texture you see on your skin. It occurs due to collagen pulling down on your skin, resulting in the upward movement of fat and depression in the skin. There are several reasons why you may get cellulite build-up. For instance, it can be due to your hormones, lifestyle, and genes.

Although there are no negative effects on your health, cellulite doesn’t look great at all, both in photos and real life. What can you do to remove it from your body so that you look incredible at all times?

A recent innovation in the cosmetic industry is QWO. It is a revolutionary treatment that allows you to smooth out the effects of cellulite on your buttocks. The best part about this procedure is that you don’t need to go under the knife as it is an injectable.

What is QWO?

QWO is an FDA-approved treatment for treating moderate to severe cases of cellulite in your buttocks.

How does QWO work?

The magic of QWO comes from two enzymes responsible for breaking down collagen in the affected regions. When injected into your body, it targets the fibrous septae. They are responsible for tethering your muscle to the skin.

Due to fat deposition, these regions start to cause dimples in the buttocks. How? The septae becomes tighter, due to which the fat becomes visible under your skin.

When you receive QWO injections, it removes these tethers, freeing your skin from constant depression. As a result, it smoothens out, improving the appearance of your buttocks significantly.

When you look at the before and after photos of QWO cellulite reduction treatment, you’ll notice the effectiveness of this procedure.

How is QWO different from other cellulite treatments?

Although cellulite treatments have been available in the cosmetic surgery industry for years, they are invasive procedures. As QWO is non-invasive, you enjoy all the benefits this type of treatment has to offer.

For starters, it won’t take more than 30 minutes for the plastic surgeon to complete this procedure. Once the treatment is complete, you can get back to your regular activities. Imagine getting the results of cosmetic plastic surgery, without having to go under the knife.

What to expect from QWO?

When you get QWO, you will notice the results 10 weeks after the procedure. The plastic surgeon will determine how many injections you need depends on the amount of cellulite. During treatment, there will be a 21-day gap before you receive the next injection.

Plastic surgery is undergoing considerable advancements. Every new treatment that receives FDA approval provides incredible results. As QWO is a new procedure, you must receive treatment from qualified medical professionals. This way, the results from this procedure will meet, if not surpass your expectations. If you want to learn more about QWO and its effectiveness in reducing cellulite reduction, get in touch with Plastic Surgery In Florida. We work with our clients to ensure they receive the best treatment for any cosmetic issue to meet their aesthetic goals!

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Liposuction

Liposuction procedure ranks high on the list of cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the US. This versatile surgery procedure can be performed using several different innovative techniques, such as laser liposuction, tumescent liposuction, and ultrasound-assisted liposuction. The procedure can be tailored as per the specific needs of patients. It is also highly customizable. Generally, the steps involved in a liposuction procedure remain the same for each case.

Your surgeon, during the initial consultation, will discuss the various steps involved in the liposuction procedure. This includes tips about recovery and preparation. The first concern of any surgeon will be to help patients make an informed decision. Once you know what is going to happen during your liposuction procedure, it will remove the uncertainty and help you go ahead with the surgery more confidently.

Anesthesia

Liposuction plastic surgery is usually performed using tumescent liposuction technique. This procedure can be performed without the need for general anesthesia. Mild sedation and lidocaine local anesthetic may be used for removing fat. General anesthesia is usually required when significant amount of fat needs to be removed from multiple locations.

Placing Incisions

Your surgeon following the anesthesia will begin the procedure by making incisions in pre-determined locations. The size of the incision usually ranges from a quarter to a third of an inch. Your surgeon will do everything possible to make the incisions in discreet locations. This is done to minimize scarring. Liposuction cosmetic surgery doesn’t usually require major incisions unless it is combined with another surgical procedure, such as a breast lift or a tummy tuck.

Removing Fat Tissue

The surgeon will remove fat by inserting a thin cannula vacuum tube within the incisions into the deep fat layers. This cannula will be used for dislodging stubborn by gently manipulating it back and forth. Fat cells that get disrupted will then be suctioned out with the help of a syringe attached to the cannula.

Heat-Based Liposuction Techniques

An advanced heat-based liposuction technique involving RF, laser, or ultrasound energy may be used by the surgeon. This will work in liquefying the unwanted cells without using traumatic physical manipulation. It will also allow for removal of fat in a far less invasive manner. You would be given IV fluids during and after the surgery to compensate for loss of bodily fluids and blood.

Closure of Wound

Your surgeon will carefully suture the incisions close after removing excess fat tissue. Absorbable or traditional sutures may be used depending on the incisions and the surgeon. The surgeon may also place temporary drainage tubes under the skin for a few days to collect excess fluid.

Sutures and drains will be removed in 7 – 10 days following the surgery. Very small incisions may be kept open in some cases to expedite recovery and minimize bruising. This is usually done in the case of minor liposuction surgeries where significant fat removal is not involved.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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:

 

 

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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.

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