Patients who have gained substantial weight have an excessive amount of stubborn fat deposits, which can be difficult to eliminate through traditional methods such as diet and exercising. It can be particularly challenging for these individuals in terms of hygiene and when trying to find clothing that fits appropriately. This condition may also cause an impact on the patient’s emotional well-being.
Fortunately, lipo 360 Miami can correct the issue of excess fat to create a smoother contour. This procedure is traditionally done in the abdomen, waist, and back so that patients can achieve a curvier contoured figure from every angle. Read on to find out about how lipo 360 Miami can transform your life. From candidacy to recovery, we want to educate you so that you fully understand what to expect from this procedure.
What is Lipo 360?
Lipo 360, also known as “circumferential liposuction,” is a surgical procedure that comprises liposuction of the abdomen, flanks, and back. The procedure is conducted 360 degrees around a specific body part. Patients who have excess fat deposits in these areas can benefit from this procedure.
Lipo 360 Miami works with a woman’s natural contours to enhance her figure to bring out the best in the female physique. Think about your full body contours rather than a particular targeted area. Patients that notice hanging or loose skin besides the fatty spots may require an additional procedure such as a tummy tuck.
Who is a good candidate for 360-degree lipo?
A good candidate for 360-degree lipo should have realistic expectations about the outcome of this procedure and meets some candidacy criteria:
- Average to moderate weight
- Healthy skin with good elasticity
- Good overall health
- Fat deposits that don’t respond to dieting and exercise
- An understanding of what lipo 360 Miami entails
- Realistic expectations
Patients with poor skin quality may not be good candidates for this procedure as they may develop skin irregularities. Age should not be an issue when determining candidacy for lipo 360 Miami. However, it is common for older patients to have less skin elasticity so they may not reap the same benefits from 360-Degree lipo than patients at a younger age.
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Traditional lipo vs. 360 degree liposuction
Traditional lipo helps remove fat from unwanted areas, one area at a time, while 360-degree liposuction takes liposuction to the next level by targeting multiple regions at once to create a more balanced appearance. 360°liposuction targets several stubborn fat areas mostly in the midsection to achieve a curvier shape from every angle. It’s important to understand that liposuction, whether traditional or 360° liposuction is not a weight loss surgery. Patients must maintain a stable weight before any of these procedures.
Lipo 360 at Avana Plastic Surgery
For more information on this or any other procedure, contact our offices and schedule a consultation to learn more about 360°liposuction from a surgeon and other patients’ perspective. You can read testimonials from past patients and view before and after photos in our gallery.
How is lipo 360 Miami performed?
The surgeon begins 360°liposuction with small incisions made in specific areas where hair grows to disguise scarring. A tumescent solution is injected prior to the removal of fat to help contract blood vessels and limit blood loss. Fat is then detached with a cannula. That is a surgical instrument specially designed for this purpose. The cannula attached to the suction machine facilitates the easy removal of fat and produces less bruising and swelling. The total amount of time invested in lipo 360 is based on fatty deposits to be removed and nature of the procedure.
High-definition contouring involves a few phases to remove the fat; therefore, it may take a few hours to be completed. The surgeon also needs sufficient time to tighten the skin and create the perfect shape. Based on the size of the openings, the skin is sutured or left open to heal.
Lipo combined with other procedures
Lipo 360 Miami combines effortlessly with other cosmetic procedures for more comprehensive results. Patients can feel confident about looking their best regardless of the steps they take to achieve their aesthetic goals. Tummy tuck and lipo 360, for example, are often combined to produce spectacular results. A tummy tuck removes excess fat and skin in the abdomen and helps tighten abdominal muscles resulting in a toned and firmer abdominal wall.
In a study published by the American Society for Plastic Surgeons, about 99 percent of the patients who undergo lipo 360 together with abdominoplasty are satisfied with the results and would recommend it to others. In the same study, patients reported no increase in pain when adding lipo 360. However, while the results combining these two procedures are very satisfying, the complication rate may increase as well.
Some patients may choose to combine lipo 360 degree with a Brazilian butt lift. Fat in areas such as the back, hips, flanks, and outer thighs, is suctioned through 360° liposuction and transferred to the buttocks to create a feminine shape. Remember only a portion of transferred fat survives the new location. The percentage that survives can vary widely, and it is based on several factors such as wearing appropriate compression garments, supplying the body the extra calories it needs during recovery, staying hydrated, and getting plenty of rest.
Benefits of 360° liposuction
Some of the most common benefits of 360° liposuction include:
- Fat removal that may improve the patient’s overall health and quality of life. Some medical conditions may benefit from lipo 360 such as lipomas, and Lipodystrophy syndrome.
- Higuer patient satisfaction – According to research by MedPage Today: "Four in five patients who underwent liposuction for body sculpting reported being satisfied with the procedure, and 86% said they would recommend the procedure to others, according to results of a patient satisfaction survey.”
- It targets areas of stubborn fat. While lipo 360 removes fat cells from the body, patients are encouraged to lead a healthy lifestyle to keep the results lasting longer.
- It helps lessen the appearance of cellulite – Cellulite occurs in the surface of the skin. Therefore, 360° liposuction will not cure this condition. However, it may reduce cellulite in some patients to a point. There are techniques used during Lipo 360 Miami to minimize the appearance of cellulite. In other words, it may look better than before, but it can’t be treated.
Lipo 360 cost
The average price of 360° liposuction near Miami is $4,750 ranging from $2,000-$ 8,000. This cost is based on RealSelf reviews. The cost depends on the patient’s size, how many areas are suctioned, and whether the patient wants the fat suctioned transferred to another area. The average fee generally doesn’t include anesthesia, operating room facilities, surgeon’s fee and other expenses. Most insurance companies will not cover lipo 360 or any complications associated with it. Fortunately, surgeons generally offer financing plans, so patients are encouraged to ask.
Your initial consultation at Avana Plastic Surgery
A detailed consultation with the cosmetic surgeon is the first and most crucial step before undergoing lipo 360. During the consultation, the surgeon will discuss which options are best for you, skin type, expectations, and financial costs. Once you have decided to undergo 360-degree lipo, your surgeon will give you pre-operative instructions and proceed with preoperative screening.
At Avana Plastic Surgery, we give our patients the most appropriate advice so that they can make an informed decision. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will examine the patient’s health status and review their medical records to determine any risk factors. It is crucial for patients to disclose all relevant information, especially any lifestyle issues such as smoking or drinking that may interfere with recovery or slow down the healing process.
The patient should carry a list of all prescription and non-prescription drugs they are currently using. Some medications, including vitamins and herbal supplements, may be discontinued. Patients will be shown before and after photos so they can make the right decisions with realistic expectations. Based on the information obtained during the consultation, the surgeon will create a customized surgical plan. In some instances, 360° liposuction is combined with other procedures for more complete results. Patients should be clear about their goals and the type of body profile they want.
Lipo 360 procedure FAQs
The same areas that are treated with traditional liposuction can be treated with lipo 360 with the benefit of targeting multiple procedures at the same time so that the patient can achieve a contoured figure from every angle. Patients that desire a curvier shape with a more balanced or proportionate appearance can benefit from lipo 360 Miami.
According to the Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, surgeons are advised to remove a max of 5 liters in an outpatient setting, which includes fat and tumescent. Anything more than that is high volume liposuction, which should be performed by an expert in 360° liposuction. However, the majority of people may not need that much fat removed. It all depends on the patient’s medical history, health issues, or any other problem that may interfere with recovery.
Patients may lose or gain weight, but that doesn’t increase the number of fat cells. These fat cells can never come back or be produced in the area. If the patient gains weight in the future, the weight will be distributed more evenly throughout the body.
Recovery should be easy. However, patients should expect some drainage along with swelling and bruising. A compression garment helps minimize the swelling, bruising and discomfort experienced during recovery. Some results may be noted immediately, but the final shape will improve with time as the swelling subsides. Patients are encouraged to increase their activities gradually:
- Resume light household duties within three to five days after lipo 360
- Refrain from vigorous exercise during the first two to four weeks of recovery
- Resume pre-operative activities after several weeks of recovery.
With proper postoperative care, 90% of the swelling should resolve in 4 weeks. Patients should wear compression garments for 3 to 6 days or as directed by their surgeon.
There are improved post-liposuction techniques that make recovery quicker with less postoperative adverse effects. That can be achieved when “open drainage” is encouraged, so the local tumescent anesthesia and residual blood are eliminated. Compression garments can also help with swelling. Patients with open drainage generally achieve dramatic improvements in two to four days and may see the final results in 4 to 6 weeks. Techniques that close the incisions with sutures may take 12 to 16 weeks to produce results.
Most patients return to work within a week depending on the extent of the areas treated. Soreness and tenderness can limit the speed of the patient to move around. Patients must sit comfortably at a desk. The more areas are addressed, the more soreness and disability the patient should expect. Patients who have 360-degree liposuction on only one or two areas may return to work in 48 hours. In contrast, 360° liposuction of four areas may need a week to recover at home.
While the results are immediate, the final results are not evident for six months when the swelling is gone. During that time, the body will balance fluids and remodel underlying tissues. Proper nutrition and exercise can also help maximize the final results. Patients with less skin elasticity and dehydrated skin may see areas of loose skin after 360° liposuction except combined with a skin tightening procedure. Patients with good muscle tone, firm and elastic skin, will reap the most benefits as the body adapts to the new contour. If the incisions were closed with stitches, significant swelling might persist for 8 to 10 weeks.
Man can also benefit from 360° liposuction. As men age, it becomes very difficult to trim away stubborn fat from some specific areas that may be resistant to diet and exercising.
All domestic, as well as international patients are welcomed at our clinic. Some of our patients come from out-of-town. At Avana Plastic Surgery, safety is our priority. Follow-up appointments are required so you may need to stay longer than expected. Also, include traveling and lodging expenses in your budget.