For those who follow a healthy diet and exercise routine, yet experience resistant fatty areas, liposuction can offer a great solution. It is important to remember that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure.

Dr. Mandraccia focuses on two specific state-of-the-art liposuction procedures in his Fort Myers, Florida practice: tumescent and ultrasonic. These types of liposuction require that Dr. Mandraccia use a slim instrument called a cannula that will allow him to break up fatty tissue and vacuum it out of the patient’s body via small incisions. Each technique works in the following way:

• Ultrasonic: Using a highly specialized cannula that gives off ultrasonic energy, Dr. Mandraccia moves through the areas of fat, liquefying fat cells and then suctioning them out. Ultrasonic liposuction can be used for fibrous bodily areas, such as the back.
• Tumescent liposuction: The treated area is injected with a saline solution that contains a local anesthetic. The solution is larger in volume than the fatty tissue to be taken out; it will cause fatty areas to swell up and become firm, allowing Dr. Mandraccia to easily see and remove the fat.

Both methods allow patients to realize immediate results, but three to six months following treatment will be needed to see full benefits.

If you live in the Fort Myers, Florida area and are would like to explore the possibilities of a liposuction procedure, please contact Dr. Mandraccia’s office at 239.482.1900 today to schedule an appointment.