Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kent V. Hasen offers liposuction in Naples-Fort Myers, FL, to men and women who wish to achieve a slimmer, more toned body. Liposuction can be performed on several areas of the body, including the abdomen, arms, thighs, and neck.

If you would like to learn about your body contouring options, we invite you to contact us for more information or schedule your consultation online with Dr. Hasen. By registering online, you can take advantage of special consultation savings. You can also call us at (239) 262-5662.

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Who Is a Good Liposuction Candidate?

Liposuction is a safe procedure with an excellent track record for getting great results. Keep in mind that this isn’t a weight-loss procedure. Our liposuction patients, who visit from Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and throughout southwest Florida, need to be near the weight they want to maintain before scheduling the procedure. It’s also important to be in good overall health and that your skin retains enough elasticity so that it will shrink to fit your body’s trimmer contours following liposuction. Other good candidates for liposuction include women and men with good skin elasticity who:

  • Desire a more youthful and contoured silhouette
  • Wish to look and fit better in clothing and swimsuits
  • Want to get rid of “bra bulges” above the breasts near the armpits
  • Have localized fatty deposits that don’t respond to diet and exercise
  • Would like to have rounder buttocks and are considering a Brazilian butt lift

Common Liposuction Treatment Areas

Liposuction areas highlighted on the buttocks, back, thighs, stomach, and neck
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Dr. Kent V. Hasen

As a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Naples and Fort Myers, Dr. Hasen’s goal is to help you love the reflection you see in the mirror. He is passionate about patient care, and his exceptional surgical talent and decades of experience allow him to create beautiful, natural-looking results.

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Liposuction Options

There are multiple liposuction techniques available, including manual liposuction and techniques that use laser energy to aid the procedure.

  • Tumescent liposuction: This traditional technique uses a tumescent solution to swell up the fatty tissue so Dr. Hasen can manually break it apart before suctioning it away. The tumescent solution includes lidocaine, eliminating pain during the procedure and reducing postoperative pain and bruising.
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  • Laser liposuction: Dr. Hasen performs a kind of laser liposuction known as Smartlipo®. The laser energy breaks apart unwanted fat cells, which makes them easier to extract. This often leads to less trauma and bruising to surrounding tissue.
  • Power-assisted liposuction (PAL): This method uses a rapidly vibrating cannula to loosen and break up fat before extraction. Dr. Hasen can treat more fat in a shorter amount of time.

Certain methods are especially effective for smaller, more targeted areas of the body. Dr. Hasen will help you determine which approach is best for you.

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Skin Tightening With Renuvion®

For enhanced liposuction results, Dr. Hasen can perform nonsurgical skin tightening with the Renuvion® procedure when he is finished with fat removal. Renuvion® not only tightens the skin immediately, it stimulates collagen production for increased firmness over time. This is an excellent alternative to surgical skin removal with arm lift, thigh lift, and tummy tuck procedures.

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We’ll admit it: We love our surgical center as much as our patients do. The 7,600-square-foot facility, opened in 2016, reflects the blend of aesthetics, technology, and attention to detail at the heart of Dr. Hasen’s world-class plastic surgery practice.

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Liposuction Procedure

Even though several types of liposuction are available, their effectiveness depends on the skill and experience of the plastic surgeon performing the procedure. Dr. Hasen operates in our fully accredited, private surgery suite in Naples, Florida. He usually uses a local anesthetic supplemented by mild sedation or general anesthesia.

Liposuction involves targeting unwanted fat and suctioning it away. It does not disturb the overlying skin, the deep muscles and ligaments, or the nerves and blood vessels in between. A thin tube called a cannula is used to break up the fat before it is vacuumed out, carefully and with close attention to the overall aesthetic outcome.

The procedure takes about 2 to 6 hours depending on the volume of fat removed and the number and size of the treatment locations. The incisions are small (1/4 inch) and very inconspicuous, usually located in a crease or undergarment lines.

Liposuction Recovery

Recovery following liposuction varies from patient to patient. We usually perform liposuction as an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home after your operation. Most patients can expect to take up to a week off for recovery, though some can return as early as the next day.

Here’s what you can expect during your downtime:

  • Shower the day after your procedure
  • Wear pads over the liposuction sites for 3 days
  • Stitches removed after 7 to 10 days
  • Minimal pain and discomfort during first week
  • Mild to moderate swelling for first 2 weeks, residual swelling for several weeks
  • Resume work and most, nonstrenuous activities after 1 week
  • Activity restrictions usually lift after 3 weeks
  • Wear compression garments for 4 to 6 weeks

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Dr. Hasen specializes in vaginal rejuvenation procedures to help improve your comfort and confidence, inside and out.

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Liposuction Results

There are noticeable results immediately after liposuction, but because of swelling you may not see the final results for several months. As those results emerge, you will have a more beautiful, balanced, and proportioned contour. Increased confidence in your appearance is usually associated with the excellent results Dr. Hasen achieves.

Liposuction FAQ

Can I combine liposuction with other procedures?

Liposuction can be safely combined with other plastic surgery procedures, including a tummy tuck, or as part of a mommy makeover. Dr. Hasen also uses liposuction to collect fat that he can later transfer to other areas of the body for facial rejuvenation or breast enhancement.

Are there alternatives to liposuction?

Several nonsurgical body contouring options are available. CoolSculpting® Elite eliminates fat with cooling technology, so the results are gradually revealed as the body metabolizes the fat cells. We also offer EMSCULPT Neo® to patients looking to tone their muscles while burning fat. Lastly, for patients seeking to treat a double chin, KYBELLA® is a popular injectable option.

How long do liposuction results last?

Your sleeker physique can be enjoyed indefinitely with a stable weight and healthy lifestyle. The fat will not regrow, but the remaining fat cells may still enlarge in response to weight gain. However, you will likely not gain much fat in those treated areas.