When a person looks in the mirror and is disappointed to see extra pockets of fat that seem to ruin the beautiful proportions of their body or the fit of their clothes, they might want to consider liposuction.
Liposuction: The Art of Contour
It involves the removal of fat from areas of the body where it is excessive and undesirable. When a plastic surgeon who is artistic and has been properly trained in the procedure performs liposuction, then in his own way, he is “sculpting” a work of art.
Dr. Joshua Halpern is one of most experienced surgeons in the country performing liposuction. He has lectured on the surgery nationally and internationally, and customizes the procedure to fit each patient’s individual needs. Dr. Halpern is able to utilize multiple liposuction techniques, and will choose the one, based on his expert opinion, that would most benefit the patient. He incorporates the SAFELipo ™ technique, which produces a smoother, more refined result, with less bleeding and a quicker recovery.
Areas where Liposuction can improve the body’s contours:
Some people exercise, and while not overweight, they may have stubborn pockets of fat which refuse to cooperate with their rigorous workouts by staying in place rather than fading away—despite their best efforts! Liposuction is ideal for such patients as it can get rid of the resistant fat, allowing them to display a new pride in their bodies. Another candidate for liposuction might be a person who is a bit on the heavy side and has difficulty losing weight in targeted areas because they have a relatively slow metabolism. Liposuction could be beneficial.
When Dr. Halpern performs the procedure on those targeted areas, and the patient sees an improvement, it makes them happy. They are often motivated to lead a healthier lifestyle and lose more weight by themselves.
Liposuction may be used in conjunction with Fat Transfer.
A non-surgical option for removing fat is Ultrashape, an FDA approved treatment which permanently removes fat without surgery and without pain. While Ultrashape involves multiple treatments, and cannot remove as much fat as liposuction can, it also involves no downtime. It could provide a good alternative for people who are unable to take time off for recovery from surgery. Read more about the non-surgical body enhancement procedures Dr. Halpern offers.
Come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Joshua Halpern, a board certified plastic surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Call (813) 872-2696 to find out what he can do to help you remove the layer that may finally expose the real you!
Dr. Halpern is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Aesthetic Society, and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
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