With technological advancements within the cosmetic surgery world, many are turning to body contouring procedures to achieve their dream body. Liposuction is one of those procedures that are both popular and effective in reducing body fat.
Lipo refers to a procedure where a doctor removes fat deposits from certain areas of your body. Liposuction can be done to the belly, arms, legs, back, hips, and breasts.
Lipo 360 is a common buzzword used by surgeons to represent a more comprehensive liposuction procedure. Lipo 360 utilizes traditional liposuction methods, but they are performed across the whole midsection of the body instead of targeting a certain area. Liposuction 360 produces a flatter, more defined midsection, and a shapely waist.
Lipo 360 does not utilize a specific liposuction procedure or device such as laser liposuction (SmartLipo) or Vaser, as it can be done with any standard liposuction equipment. Additionally, Lipo 360 can be combined with other cosmetic procedures to get maximal results. For example, some patients elect to receive Lipo 360 and a Tummy Tuck to remove excess fat and skin while achieving a tighter look.
It is important to keep in mind that liposuction is not meant to replace weight loss methods, such as diet and exercise. Instead, it is a technique aimed at decreasing and contouring excess fat that is difficult to shed with diet and exercise.
How Many Areas are Included in Lipo 360?
The term “360” refers to fat removal three hundred and sixty degrees around your midsection. This includes liposuction throughout the lower and upper abdomen, back, sides, hips, and obliques. Lipo 360 includes a variety of options so that patients can achieve their unique and desired look. Lipo 360 differs from fully body liposuction, however. this type of lipo exclusively targets the midsection, and therefore will not cover areas such as the thighs, calves, arms, or upper back.
Benefits of Lipo 360
With traditional liposuction, you are only targeting one part of the body. While that one part of the body may have less fat, traditional liposuction procedures do not consider the overall “look” of fat removal in relation to the rest of the body. While one section may be more slender after a liposuction procedure, it may look disproportionate compared to the rest of the body. Lipo 360, however, is not targeted in one area. It works on the entire midsection and is tailored to your specific figure.
Your doctor will design a unique procedure, considering your natural curves and physique to generate a more shapely and streamlined figure. Additionally, while Lipo 360 will not remove cellulite entirely, it can diminish its appearance on the skin’s surface.
Patients can also expect to have a better quality of life with the potential for increased self-esteem post-procedure. Patients are almost always overwhelmingly satisfied with their results.
What Can Patients Expect from a Lipo 360?
Prior to Lipo 360, you will meet with the surgical team to discuss your goals from the procedure. They will consider your skin type, finances, and expectations. Our team will develop a plan tailored to you and make recommendations based on your body and desires. The initial consultation will also assess your health status and risk factors and will include information on the recovery and healing process.
A Lipo 360 procedure is typically performed in a single session, but the procedure will depend on the type of case and anesthetic used. Most patients only need intravenous sedation prior to Lipo 360. Throughout the procedure, your surgeon will make small incisions around the midsection and remove the fat. Lipo 360 utilizes a vacuum to remove fat from the midsection to develop a defined, yet natural look. When fat removal is complete, your surgeon will suture the skin and apply a surgical garment to minimize swelling.
Recovery from Lipo 360 is quick and easy with minimal downtime. However, you should expect to avoid strenuous activity for a few days to allow your body to fully heal. Most patients can get back to normal life and activities within a few days. As with any surgical procedure, however, recovery and recovery time will vary between individuals. For the most part, discomfort post-op is tolerable for most patients.
You should closely follow your doctor’s instructions post-op to achieve the best results possible from your procedure. Typically be instructed to use compression garments for three to six days after Lipo 360.
You will see results immediately following the procedure. However, the full results are usually not present until the swelling has gone down, usually at six months. Most swelling will go down within four weeks. Every liposuction procedure carries the chance of loose skin remaining after fat removal. Therefore, skin tightening is an important part of Lipo 360. If excess skin is a concern, patients may want to consider an adjunct procedure, such as a body lift or tummy tuck.
Ideal Candidates for Liposuction 360
Lipo 360 candidates are often ones that could not achieve adequate results with less invasive, non-surgical methods of body contouring. Such procedures include CoolSculpting® and minimally invasive Smartlipo®. While these methods are great options for some, they do not provide the same caliber of results seen from liposuction.
The best Lipo 360 candidates include those that have localized excess fat in the midsection yet good skin elasticity. Patients should also have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or less and be over the age of 18. Additionally, it is best if patients maintain a stable weight prior to receiving Lipo 360. Candidates should also have realistic expectations as to what results will look like. Lipo360 can provide amazing results, but you should be aware that results are natural and not totally perfect.
Lipo 360 Before and After
How much is Lipo 360 in Miami?
The cost of Lipo 360 in Miami typically ranges from $2,000-$ 8,000. The cost will vary depending on the patient, the degree of liposuction required, and the individual surgeon’s expertise. Because Lipo 360 is a cosmetic procedure, it will not be covered by insurance.