Liposuction Questions


What is liposuction?

Liposuction, also called lipoplasty or suction-assisted lipectomy, is a cosmetic procedure performed by Dr. Mandraccia to remove excess fat from targeted areas on the body.

What areas of the body is liposuction most commonly used for?

Most of Dr. Mandraccia’s patients in the Fort Myers, Florida area use liposuction to remove fatty tissue on the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, chin, neck and upper arms.

Who is the ideal candidate for liposuction?

An ideal candidate is someone who is of normal weight but has isolated pockets of fat that do not respond to diet or exercise.

What are the potential risks associated with liposuction? 

Complications of the liposuction procedure can include infection, bleeding, changes in skin pigmentation, asymmetry and a negative reaction to anesthesia.

How long is the recovery period?

This depends on the extent of the liposuction Dr. Mandraccia performs.

Are the effects of liposuction permanent?

Post-liposuction weight gain usually distributes to different areas of the body. So, as long as you maintain a sensible diet and exercise program, the results are usually permanent.

Where will I have my procedure?

Dr. Mandraccia performs most plastic surgery procedures under IV sedation with certified nurse anesthesia present, in the privacy of his own on-site operating room. This facility has been certified by the Florida Board of Health as meeting it’s rigorous requirements.

If you live in the Bonita Springs, Florida area and would like to learn more liposuction, please contact us today to schedule a confidential consultation. Dr. Mandraccia’s Fort Myers office is conveniently located on Route 41 at Seven Lakes Boulevard.