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What does lipo 360 include?

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If you’re looking for the perfect procedure to help you improve your looks and boost confidence, Lipo 360 is undoubtedly one of the most beneficial options – but what does Lipo 360 include exactly? Before you book the consultation with one of our Moon Plastic Surgery clinic specialists in Miami, look at the essential information about this liposuction method. 

Why is it important to know what does lipo 360 include before the procedure?

Before you find yourself on the surgical table, it’s crucial to do detailed research and learn all the necessary information about the type of procedure you will undergo. Like with any other medical treatment, the more you know, the better. Everything has its benefits and disadvantages, so having all the information can help you decide what the right step is – Lipo 360 or another similar liposuction procedure. 

What is exactly a lipo 360?

What does a Lipo 360 include? Lipo 360 (or 360 Lipo) is a buzzword surgeons often use when referring to liposuction performed all around the midsection – the name refers to 360 degrees. There’s no specific method or device used – various traditional liposuction procedures can be performed as Lipo 360. 

How much does the lipo 360 in miami cost?

The price of the procedure varies depending on several factors, including:

  • The clinic it’s performed at, 
  • The patient’s specific case, 
  • Amount of fat that will be suctioned, 
  • Whether the suctioned fat will be transferred to another area of the body,
  • The expertise of the surgeon.

When all the factors are taken into account, Lipo 360 in Miami can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $8,000. On average, it will be around $5,000. Keep in mind that liposuction is not covered by insurance, as it is a cosmetic procedure. 

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What areas of the body does a lipo 360 treat? 

Lipo 360 will allow you to lose significant amounts of fat on the abdomen, waist, and hips. It also includes both sides of the spine but not the upper back. This procedure differs from full-body liposuction, as it addresses just the midsection – it doesn’t include arms, thighs, or calves. 

What can you expect from the treatment?

Improved life quality and better self-esteem are guaranteed after undergoing this procedure. Lipo 360 is the perfect way to gain the figure you’ve always strived for. The procedure is simple and straightforward, with a little recovery time. Results are visible quickly after the swelling goes down, and if you’re worried about liposuction leaving scars, know that this won’t be a problem. 

What are the benefits of lipo 360?

The advantage of Lipo 360 compared to traditional liposuction options is that this method takes into account the overall look of your body – not just selected areas. This results in a proportionate appearance and a slim, natural-looking figure. Your surgeon will design the procedure specifically for you, taking into account your build and the desired results. 

Is there a downside to lipo 360?

As with any medical treatment, there are some downsides to be aware of. One of the commonly asked questions about Lipo 360 is the one about loose skin – what happens to it? Sadly, the procedure doesn’t address this issue, which can be a problem for patients who want to lose significant amounts of fat tissue. Of course, this can be solved simply with an abdominoplasty – the so-called tummy tuck

Another thing to keep in mind is that the fat can return to the treated areas over time – new fat cells can be stored if you gain weight. Since the changes aren’t permanent, paying attention to your lifestyle is essential – don’t overlook the importance of a healthy diet and regular exercise. 

Surgeon drawing lines on a woman's belly before liposuction 

Who is an ideal 360 lipo candidate? 

Ideal patients are usually those who couldn’t achieve desired results with non-surgical methods such as cryolipolysis or smart lipo. It’s best if you have good skin elasticity, localized excess of fat, and a body mass index of 30 or less. Maintaining stable weight months before the procedure is also essential. Of course, patients must be over the age of 18 if they wish to undergo liposuction. 

How does the procedure go?

This is a pretty simple surgical procedure – you don’t even need to be put under general anesthesia. In most cases, intravenous sedation is more than enough. Lipo 360 is usually performed in one session that doesn’t take long. Depending on the amount of fat that has to be suctioned, Lipo 360 can last from half an hour to a few hours. 

How can you prepare for a procedure?

In weeks before surgery, a plastic surgeon might adjust the dosage of your medications, or they might prescribe you additional ones. It’s recommended that you don’t take any blood thinners ( aspirin is among them), herbal medicines, or anti-inflammatory drugs prior to the procedure. 

Once the Lipo 360 has been scheduled, you should stop smoking (at least a few weeks before the operation). Your surgeon might also request lab work or additional evaluation to make sure this procedure will be safe for you.

What happens during the surgery?

The surgeon will make small incisions in the areas that need to be treated and suction the fat with a vacuum. Once that is complete, they will suture the skin. Also, they will apply the necessary surgical garment, which will help minimize postoperative swelling.

Liposuction recovery varies depending on the type of procedure. Even though Lipo 360 is minimally invasive, you should still be prepared for a bit of pain in the days after the surgery. Days 2 to 4 following the procedure are the worst, and after that, the pain gradually withdrawals. Since this is an outpatient procedure, you will be back to your regular routine in a few days, but the swelling will take a few months to go down completely. 

Two surgeons performing a liposuction

If you feel like Lipo 360 is the right fit for you, don’t hesitate to contact the Moon Plastic Surgery clinic in Miami for a consultation. Our highly-skilled and experienced team of surgeons will be there to explain everything you want to know about this type of plastic surgery. After the initial consultation, they will develop an individual plan to help address your needs. Moon Plastic Surgery is open Monday-Friday from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM – hurry to book your appointment.     

Frequently asked questions about tumescent liposuction surgery

Can You Do BBL and Lipo 360 at the Same Time?

Yes, these two procedures can be done at the same time. The fat taken out by the liposuction can be used for the Brazilian butt lift, giving you an excellent figure at once. 

What Are the Risks Associated With 360 Liposuction?

Although the complications of Lipo 360 are rare, there are a few worth mentioning: bruising, fluid accumulation, persistent swelling, infection of a surgical site, deep vein thrombosis, changes in the skin sensation, damage to deeper structures (nerves, vessels, muscles, etc.), irregular contours or asymmetries, and anesthesia-related risks. 

Does Having a C-Section Matter When Having a 360 Lipo?

Liposuction is considered safe for women who’ve had a C-section, but it shouldn’t be done until the body has completely healed – that means waiting at least six months after giving birth. 

What Is the Difference Between Lipo 360 and a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tuck includes the removal of excess skin in addition to fat, while Lipo 360 only addresses fat removal. 

How Many Inches Can You Lose With Lipo 360?

Most patients will lose 1-2 inches from their waist, but some might lose more. It depends on your mass – the higher your mass is, the more you will lose. 

When Will You Be Completely Healed?

While most of the swelling will go down in about six weeks, you should know that it generally takes approximately six months for the entire swelling and soreness to go away.

Dr. John E. Nees, MD

Dr. John E. Nees, MD

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Dr. John E. Nees, MD specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery in Miami, FL


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