in Aventura, Florida

While a healthy lifestyle can be sufficient for some, others may find that they are living with deposits of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction is a great option to eliminate these stubborn fat deposits for long-term, natural-looking results

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction surgery can sculpt the body by eliminating excess pockets of fat. The areas most commonly treated using liposuction include the buttocks, hips, love handles, thighs, calves, breasts, back, arms, and neck. Liposuction can also be combined with other body procedures to further improve the shape of the body.

Individuals who have a minimal amount of excess skin with good skin elasticity can often see good results from liposuction. A consultation with Dr. Sarraga can help to determine if this procedure can help you obtain a slimmer body silhouette.

It is important to understand that liposuction is meant to eliminate excess fatty deposits; it is not meant to eliminate excess sagging skin.

Liposuction treatment areas for women (left) and men (right)

The Liposuction Procedure

There are multiple forms of liposuction done today. The most common are tumescent liposuction and suction-assisted liposuction (SAL). Tumescent liposuction involves using a solution mixed with a local anesthetic that will cause blood vessels to shrink or constrict. This technique minimized blood loss during the liposuction procedure. Suction-assisted liposuction draws out fat using a cannula with a vacuum attached.

The type of liposuction performed will depend on your individual goals and the suggestion of Dr. Sarraga.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does liposuction hurt?

When you get liposuction done, anesthesia will be used for the procedure so that you feel no pain during the surgery. After the procedure it is common to experience some pain, swelling, bruising, and soreness.

Does liposuction leave scars?

The liposuction surgery requires small incisions that will leave some scars. Dr. Sarraga will place the incisions in inconspicuous locations so they are well hidden.

How much does liposuction cost?

The cost of liposuction ranges between $2000 to $3500 per treatment region. This does not typically include the cost of anesthesia and other fees.


Liposuction results will be immediately apparent but will improve when swelling and fluid retention subside during recovery. Bruising may also occur. Any discomfort can easily be controlled with pain medication. Overall, recovery time will vary from patient to patient, depending on the size of the area treated.

If you are interested in liposuction to improve your body contours, contact Storch Sárraga Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery today. We serve Aventura North Miami Beach, Florida (FL), conveniently near the Miami area.

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