Lipoplasty in Tampa, Palm Harbor, Clearwater & Largo, FL
Tampa Plastic Surgeon Dr. Isidoros Moraitis, often recommends Liposuction Surgery in Palm Harbor, also known as lipoplasty or liposuction to his patients who wish to improve the contour or shape of select areas of the body. Women commonly have liposuction to remove unwanted fat in areas such as their hips, thighs, abdomen, and arms, as well as under their chin for contouring. For men, common sites include under the chin and around the waist or their “love handles.” Liposuction is also commonly used in the reduction of enlarged male breasts, a condition known as Gynecomastia.
If you are seeking plastic surgery in Palm Harbor, Dr. Moraitis offers the latest liposuction techniques, including tumescent/superwet, ultrasonic and power assisted. For patients’ safety and comfort, Dr. Moraitis performs these procedures at one of the local hospitals or accredited surgery centers in Southwest Florida. He mainly performs liposuction surgeries in Tarpon Springs, Clear Water and Dunedin, FL. Depending on the specific body area(s) being treated, Liposuction typically takes 1-1 ½ hours to perform. Dr. Moraitis tailors the procedure to the needs of the patient to ensure ideal results with faster recover and less discomfort. Most of his liposuction patients typically return to work after only 3-5 days.
Power-assisted liposuction is performed by inserting a cannula through a tiny incision in the area of fat being treated. The tube then gently suctions away the unwanted fat. Some bruising and soreness after surgery is common.
Ultrasonic Liposuction is performed in a similar fashion as Power-Assisted but differs in that it removes large amounts of fat by using sound waves to break up the fat being treated. The sound waves liquefy the fat, making it more easily removed.
Tumescent Liposuction is most commonly used by Dr. Moraitis in combination with Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction (UAL) because it facilitates removal of large pockets of fat while minimizing postoperative bruising and typically shortens recovery time. Tumescent Liposuction is performed by infusing a saline/lidocaine/epinephrine solution into the area(s) being treated. Then, a cannula is inserted into the problem area to remove the fat cells. Patients who have tumescent liposuction typically have very short recovery periods. Many are able to return to work and resume low impact exercise within a week.
Following your procedure, Dr. Moraitis will provide you with post-op instructions to help ensure a safe recovery. The healing process is gradual, taking about six weeks to see full results. Any soreness following surgery can be controlled with medication. Patients should avoid strenuous activities for four to six weeks to ensure optimal results. Follow up appointments with Dr. Moraitis are needed to monitor your recovery.
Results may be affected by fluctuations in weight or pregnancy. It is also important to understand that this procedure cannot treat cellulite or loose areas of skin.
Cosmetic Consultation in Palm Harbor
A consultation with Dr. Moraitis to discuss your options for Liposuction in Tampa can help you decide if it is right for you. Our Palm Harbor office is conveniently located just 19 miles West of Tampa and 15 miles North of Largo, FL. Dr. Moraitis’s patients come from all over Southwest Florida and trust him to perform their liposuction surgery because of his exceptional experience.
For more information on Liposuction or to schedule a consultation at our Palm Harbor plastic surgery practice, please contact us by calling (727) 219-9168 today or by completing our contact form to request a personal contact from our office.