Dr. José León, MD, plastic surgeon Santo Domingo, plastic surgeon Dominican Republic

Dr. José León, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. José León, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Procedures

Liposuction / liposculpture
Outpatient recovery time: days

What is a liposuction?

Discover the transformative power of liposuction, often referred to as “lipo” or liposculpture. This surgical body contouring procedure effectively removes excess fat using a slender tube called a cannula connected to a vacuum. (“Lipo” derives from fat, indicating fat removal through suction.)

Performed by skilled plastic or dermatologic surgeons, liposuction selectively targets unwanted fat deposits to sculpt your body. Common treatment areas include the hips, outer thighs, upper arms, stomach, waist, flanks, back, and beneath the chin. Some opt for a comprehensive approach known as lipo 360, which addresses the abdomen, love handles, and back to fully enhance the lower torso.

Recent statistics from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery highlight liposuction as the world’s most popular plastic surgery procedure, with over 1.9 million procedures in 2021 alone.

Unlike non-surgical fat-reduction methods requiring multiple sessions over months, liposuction delivers dramatic, predictable results in a single session.

Liposuction is often combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), in mommy makeovers. Furthermore, extracted fat can be repurposed for facial, buttocks, breast, or other volume-enhancing treatments.

It is advised to patients not to view liposuction as a weight loss solution. While surgical liposuction can result in up to three pounds of fat removal, outcomes vary based on individual factors, treated areas, and fat volume. Set realistic expectations for the incredible body contouring benefits liposuction can offer.

Dr. José Leon, MD, a respected plastic surgeon in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, offers valuable insight: “When considering the results of liposuction, it’s important to focus on inches rather than weight. Fat can occupy significant space without contributing much to your overall weight, much like packing peanuts.”

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Visit your local doctor and inquire about this medical procedure you want to have, then compare prices with Dr. José León, MD. You will be positively surprised!

Cost of the procedure: The final cost of this procedure is subject to variation and will be determined by Dr. José León, MD following a thorough assessment conducted during an initial onsite or online consultation. It is essential to recognize that individual results may vary from person to person. Contact us if you have any question.

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