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Having a shapely figure can make you feel more confident. Unfortunately, many men and women can be plagued with stubborn fat deposits that no matter how well they eat or how much they exercise will not go away on their own.

This can happen because of genetics, age, childbirth, and weight loss. When you work hard to look your best it can be extremely frustrating to not see the results you deserve. If you have problem areas on your body, body liposuction may be able to help contour them.

When we don’t feel our best, others notice this. They might be able to tell it through our facial expressions that we just don’t seem as happy as we once were. Having excess fat on the body can be stressful to some people. One way to eliminate this extra stressor is to undergo body liposuction, so that you can get back to feeling like yourself.

What is Body Liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that contours the body by “sucking” the fat out. While liposuction only uses small incisions, it is still considered surgery, and therefore there is down time after the surgical procedure. It is important to note that liposuction is not a weight loss surgery, but rather is meant to work on specific problem areas of people at a healthy weight who have a regular workout routine. Some of these areas are the cheek, neck, thighs, abdominal area, back, buttocks, hips, waist, and chin. Some people are surprised to learn that you can use liposuction on the face and neck area, but it can help create a thinner more youthful look.

Liposuction offers the best body contouring system to create a slimmer more youthful figure. Many men and women choose to have liposuction in combination with a Body Lift to help lift the thighs, buttocks, and stomach, a Tummy Tuck to tighten up the abdominal muscles and trim excess fat and skin, or a Thigh Lift to tighten and contour the inner or outer thighs. While many of these surgeries will remove some fat, liposuction is used in conjunction with them to get rid of those stubborn fat deposits that cannot be removed from the above surgeries alone.

Candidates for Liposuction

  • Have excess fat on your body that no matter your efforts will not burn off
  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Exercise regularly
  • Given birth
  • Don’t feel comfortable with the look of your body or face
  • Understand the realistic results and limitations of a tummy tuck
  • Not planning on becoming pregnant again

Liposuction in Combination with Other Surgeries

Liposuction and Tummy Tuck Surgery

Liposuction and Tummy Tuck surgery, the combination of trimming excess skin and fat with sucking out the excess fat deposits, can make for a flat and firm stomach.

Liposuction and Body Lift Surgery

Liposuction and Body Lift surgery are meant for those who have had extreme weight loss or have sagging skin in more than one area, and have excess fat on their bodies. The surgeon will lift the thigh, buttocks, and stomach to remove excess skin, while then she will use liposuction to suck out extra fat from those areas.

Liposuction and Inner Thigh Lift Surgery

Liposuction and Inner Thigh Lift surgery are designed to work on those who have problem areas on the upper, inner leg. These surgeries will move the muscle away from the skin, allowing Dr. Silvia Rotemberg to remove soft-tissue and fat, and trim the excess skin of the inner thigh. Liposuction will help to contour the leg, and keep a smooth appearance. Both will help create the desired “thigh gap.”

Liposuction and Outer Thigh Lift Surgery

Liposuction and Outer Thigh Lift surgery are meant for those who have excess weight and many times are performed in conjunction with an inner thigh lift to reach the ultimate result. The outer thigh will remove fat and excess skin from the outer side of the thigh, while liposuction will help remove stubborn fat deposits that cannot be trimmed away from a thigh lift surgery.


Alternatives to Body Liposuction

While liposuction is the best contouring procedure for men and women, some people may not be a good candidate for surgery due to health reasons, or they may not yet need liposuction. If this is the case, here are some alternatives to body liposuction:


Injections placed into the body can help dissolve fat and flatten the skin. These have a mild effect on fat deposits


Thermage can tighten up skin, but it does not remove fat. However, this use of radio frequency can offer a smoother appearance.

Ultrasound Cavitation

Ultrasound Cavitation uses ultrasound therapy and ultrasound imagery to see the layers of the skin in order for the doctor to loosen the fat cells. This is a completely non-invasive cosmetic procedure.

What To Expect During the Consultation

Top Miami female plastic surgeon, Dr. Silvia Rotemberg, will detail the effects of body liposuction. During her full body examination she will address the areas you have brought up. She will explain where the incisions will be made, as well as if any other procedure might be beneficial in achieving your goals.

The doctor believes her patient’s questions and time are very important. She will answer any question or concern that you might have as she knows whether or not to undergo cosmetic surgery is an important decision. She will explain what you should expect before, during, and after surgery.

Not only will the doctor examine your body to determine areas in which you are a candidate for body liposuction, but she will also do a full health screening to make sure you are healthy in order to have surgery performed. When she examines your body, she will check for skin elasticity, excess skin, and problem areas. At this time, Dr. Silvia Rotemberg encourages you to address any concerns you might have to her or her staff.

You will be shown before and after photos of body liposuction, and other procedures, if they are deemed beneficial for your body. You will be able to compare results in order to get an idea of how your cosmetic procedure will benefit you. Although you will be looking at photos of other men or women with the same surgery, everyone’s result will vary based on the individual. Dr. Silvia Rotemberg will also discuss the alternatives to liposuction.


Body Liposuction will depend on the area of the body you choose to do liposuction, and if you are having it performed in addition to another procedure. The incision will be based on the problem area you are seeking cosmetic surgery for, then the fat deposits will be sucked out of the body.

Dr. Silvia Rotemberg’s anesthesiologist will give you either local or general anesthesia dependent on the area and if additional procedures are done at the same time as body liposuction. The incision is extra-fine and will be placed in a inconspicuous area on your body. Then the doctor will begin to “suck” the stubborn fat deposits from your problem area. After the procedure is done, she will place dressing on the areas of incision.

Most patients are sent home the same day after surgery.


Dr. Silvia Rotemberg designs a personalized recovery plan for each patient. It will detail what you should do, what you should expect, and when you will return to her office for a follow-up visit. Even though you will have this in hand, and the surgery is over, you should feel free to contact the doctor or her knowledgeable staff with any concerns or questions during your recovery process.

While recovery time is individualized, most people will be able to return to most activities within two weeks. During this time you notice bruising and swelling at the incision site. You will want to use ice packs to reduce the swelling and bruising, and avoid alcohol and Aspirin. While bruising and swelling are a normal part of the healing process after body liposuction, if your bruising or swelling seems excessive, Dr. Silvia Rotemberg encourages her patients to contact her with any concerns.

As one of Miami’s top female plastic surgeons, Dr. Silvia Rotemberg, cannot stress enough the importance of an open line of communication between patient and doctor before and after body liposuction. As she understands, that you know your body better than anyone.

About a five to seven days after body liposuction, you will have a follow-up visit with your Dr. Silvia Rotemberg. During your follow-up, she will examine the area of incision, consult with you on how you feel you are healing, and if needed, the doctor may give additional instructions.


The costs of a liposuction procedure can vary due the area of the body it is performed, as well as, if you desire or require any other procedures. Dr. Silvia Rotemberg will go over all costs at your consultation.


Liposuction is one of the most popular body contouring techniques used today! It is important to note that lipo surgery is not a weight loss solution but rather an advanced technique to sculpt the body and diminish stubborn fat deposits. We all have those areas that seem always to stay undefined and chubby, no matter how hard we work out and diet. Some patients, such as mothers and individuals who have lost significant weight, often use liposuction along with other surgeries to enhance their figures. Liposuction is an excellent treatment on its own or alongside cosmetic surgery like a Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck, or Lift procedure. 

Whatever your cosmetic concern, Dr. Silvia Rotemberg may use liposuction to reduce fat and slim down your appearance. Liposuction is one of our most commonly performed procedures! Below are some of our most frequently asked questions regarding liposuction surgery.

How dangerous is liposuction?

Liposuction is not considered a dangerous procedure when performed by a board-certified surgeon. Dr. Silvia Rotemberg’s level of skill and eye for detail help patients achieve natural outcomes that are long-lasting. To ensure the safety and health of patients, Dr. Rotemberg meets with each patient personally. This private consultation allows her to learn about her patients’ medical history, goals for their appearance, and medication regimen. From this information, Dr. Rotemberg will gauge whether they are an ideal candidate for lipo surgery. A private meeting with the doctor is a great time to ask questions! We want you to feel confident in Dr. Rotemberg’s ability as a surgeon and anticipate the results of your surgery. This meeting is an opportunity for both you and Dr. Rotemberg to get to know each other and create a customized treatment plan.

How much does it cost to get liposuction on your stomach?

The cost of each liposuction surgery is unique to the patient. We customize lipo surgery to the aesthetic goals and anatomical features of the patient – causing prices to fluctuate. Dr. Rotemberg will go over a cost breakdown during your personal consultation.

There are a few factors that may impact the final cost of your procedure. Lipo surgery is often combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as a Tummy Tuck, or Abdominoplasty. This procedure removes excess, sagging skin from the stomach, and tightens the abdominal muscles. The result is a smoother and sexier abdomen. To read a blog that talks more in-depth about Dr. Rotember’s approach to Liposuction and Tummy Tucks, click here!

How much weight can you lose with liposuction?

The amount of weight that can be lost with liposuction varies from patient to patient. Liposuction is not a method through which to lose weight; it is a body contouring treatment. Do not approach liposuction as a tool to lose weight. When used by Dr. Rotemberg, she will slim down areas around the body that bulge with stubborn fat. These areas often include the abdomen, underarm, under the chin, and along with the outer butt. Liposuction enhances curves and may remove up to five pounds of fat, but this will vary significantly between patients. The best way to learn how Lipo will smooth out your curves is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rotemberg. In your meeting, the doctor will discuss the treatable areas and may provide an estimate of how much weight can be lost with liposuction.

What is liposuction surgery?

Liposuction surgery is a cosmetic procedure that implements cutting-edge technology to contour the body. During this procedure, a cannula (hollow metal tube) topped with an aspirator (suction device) is used to remove unnecessary fat from a specific area. Liposuction can be used all over the body, including the neck, thighs, abdomen, back, cheeks, chin, butt, hips, and waist. This procedure is performed under either local or general anesthesia. Local anesthesia can be used for small treatment areas, whereas general anesthesia will be used for a larger area like the abdomen. Surgery times range and are often between one to two hours. Liposuction does not usually include a lot of downtimes. After about a week, you may be able to get back to your regular life quickly. One of the primary advantages our patients love about liposuction is that they can see their results right away! And with an active lifestyle and healthy diet, those results will stick around for a long time!

Is liposuction worth the money?

We think so! Liposuction is an advanced technique that will help you look slimmer and healthier. Your results will be noticeable right away and only get better as swelling dissipates. Final results set in about six to eight weeks after surgery and stick around. A liposuction is a beneficial tool for individuals who are frustrated with exercise-resistant fat. After months, maybe years, of working out and dieting, it can be very discouraging to have still pockets of fat that won’t go away. Liposuction helps men and women achieve their body goals. Look and feel your best after a lipo treatment! Dr. Rotemberg will gladly assist you and create a treatment plan that will enhance your appearance.

What are liposuction risks?

Like any surgery, liposuction comes with some risks. This treatment targets fat that is sandwiched between your skin and muscle layers. It is not a very invasive surgery but does require incisions and downtime to ensure good results. Swelling and bruising are joint after treatment. But if your symptoms seem excessive or aren’t dissipating after a week, please contact our office. Dr. Rotemberg wants her patients to remain healthy throughout the recovery process and will make your health a priority. A detailed document listing recovery instructions will also be provided to you after your surgery, so you know what is expected of you to ensure a healthy healing process. Following these instructions will set you up on the path towards an excellent recovery!

How is the liposuction recovery?

Liposuction recovery is similar to other recovery processes. After surgery, a friend or family member will need to drive you home. We encourage that same person or another friend to stay with you for the first day or so of your healing process. You will be adjusting to movement after surgery, and having a friend around to help will be beneficial. 

Incision sites will be sensitive. There will be swelling and bruising in the treatment area that will slowly dissipate in the following days. Following the procedure, a compression garment will need to be worn to facilitate the recovery process. The garment will help your body adjust to its new contour(s) and is made of stretchy material. Garments should be worn consistently for a few weeks to ensure your best results! Prescribed medication can be taken to improve any discomfort. The main thing you need to remember about recovery is to take your time. Everyone heals at a different rate. Make sure to follow the instructions we provide, get plenty of rest, and stay hydrated. Give our office a call with any questions or concerns you may have.

Which is better CoolSculpting or Liposuction?

Both Liposuction and CoolSculpting are excellent treatments for slimming down the body. The best treatment for you depends on a few factors. The best way to determine if CoolSculpting or Liposuction is best is to look at the procedure pages for these treatments, before and after photos, as well as schedule a consultation with Dr. Rotemberg so she can help you figure out what’s best for you. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment that will reduce a small amount of fat throughout a few treatments. Liposuction is a more invasive treatment that requires downtime but also gives you the results you want right away. The best treatment for you will relate to your health and schedule. Meet with Dr. Rotemberg to create a customized treatment plan that accounts for your health and desired outcome!

Is CoolSculpting as effective as Lipo?

It depends. CoolSculpting often requires a few treatments over a couple of months to provide the desired results. Whereas liposuction is usually only needed once to ensure the end goal but will require a recovery period. Both treatments are effective at contouring the body and reducing pockets of fat. The best way to tell if a treatment is going to be useful for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rotemberg. This meeting will give you a chance to ask questions and learn about the process of each treatment. Dr. Rotemberg will inspect your treatment area and learn about your health history to determine the healthiest solution for your cosmetic goals. 

Liposuction is a great way to enhance your appearance! Many men use lipo surgery to improve the definition of their muscles and enhance masculine contours, whereas women pursue liposuction to enhance curves and help them smooth out their profile. Liposuction can be a stand-alone surgery or used in addition to a cosmetic procedure. When performed by Dr. Rotemberg, your outcome will appear natural and impressive! Give our office a call today at (305) 539-7083 to learn more. We look forward to working with you!