Liposuction in Tampa with Dr. Su
Our Artistic Liposuction blog was created to provide the latest information about liposuction.
As men and women are turning to liposuction more now than ever before—whether it’s to remove a few pounds of stubborn, exercise-resistant weight or define curves and shape—new technology in liposuction is also cropping up.
We asked Dr. Thomas Y. Su, who specializes in liposuction, to explain what this means for patients. Please see his amazing testimonials.
First, How Do I Find the Right Doctor?
One of the chief things to ask of a potential doctor is what their experience is in liposuction and what their results look like, in other words, Dr. Su advises, look at a lot of before-and-after photos. “If I were shopping for an interior designer, architect or anything artistic, I’d want to see a portfolio. It’s the same thing with liposuction.
Liposuction is sculpting. If someone doesn’t sculpt well, they’re going to have uneven, lumpy and bumpy results,” Dr. Su says. In addition to reviewing the doctor’s work, meet with the doctor before the procedure to ensure you have a good rapport with him or her.
“Make sure the doctor spends time with you. Sit down for a consultation and find out if you feel comfortable,” Dr. Su recommends.
What Is The Best Method for Getting Superior Results?
For Dr. Su, the safest and most effective technique is Tumescent Liposuction, outlining several important reasons. “First, I’m using local anesthesia only, so it’s much safer than putting the patients under general anesthesia. Additionally, the end result is much better because they can stand up during the procedure to assess the progress.
Finally, the patient can assist me by flexing their muscles which provides a harder surface for me to get a smooth, even look,” Dr. Su says. Recovery time is also considerably shorter with Tumescent, from 2 -3 days instead of 1-2 weeks or more. This is due to the microcannulas Dr. Su employs, which focuses on the fat without damaging the surrounding tissue and blood vessels that larger cannulas may cause.
What About Current Liposuction Trends?
There are a lot of new names being used for liposuction including Smart Lipo, Vaser Lipo, Slim Lipo and Aqua Lipo. These are all basically techniques of Tumescent liposuction with minor variations in equipment. The manufacturers, for marketing purposes, would lead you to believe these are vastly different procedures; but they all require the final step of suctioning to remove fat and reshape the body.
The bottom line is that whatever method is used to perform liposuction the two things that are pivotal in the outcome of the procedure is suctioning fat properly and the doctor’s skill in sculpting. Dr. Su has worked with many patients whose common complaints are that the previous doctor left them looking “lumpy” (poor sculpting skills) or the results weren’t visible (not removing enough fat).
Without the ability to sculpt well and have a good eye for proportion, then a liposuction procedure will likely fail—no matter what tools are used
Is The Investment Worth It?
At about $1,500 to $2,500 per body area, liposuction can pay big dividends for patients with realistic expectations, according to Dr. Su.
To schedule a complimentary consultation, call us today at 800-207-9009. Or to learn more about
Dr. Su’s practice and see before-and-after photos, as well as patient videos, go to ArtLipo.com