Some parts of the body are prone to harboring pockets of stubborn fat regardless of a healthy lifestyle. While this unwanted adipose tissue can become resistant to diet and exercise, Dr. Shuster’s artistic eye can sculpt and transform these areas permanently with liposuction.
The Dr. Shuster Approach
Dr. Shuster aims to provide the most improved figure possible to every one of his patients. He understands that liposuction is more than just simply removing fat from any given part of the body. It’s also equally important to sculpt and shape the remaining tissue to provide the most elegant and natural shape. Dr. Shuster accomplishes this by using a highly refined method of sculpting tissue to achieve the desired body contours, which is best described as liposculpture. Through this method, he is able to achieve remarkable results that best serve each individual patient’s unique features.
Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss and optimal results are seen when combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise routine. Liposuction can address stubborn fat in the abdomen; hips and buttocks; inner and outer thighs; cheeks, jowls, and neck; back and bra area; and the upper arms.
“Dr. Shuster did a phenomenal job in regards to my breast and lipo all over my body. He was very caring and professional. I highly recommend Dr. Bernard Shuster.”
A Few Facts About Liposuction
- Fat-cell removal with liposuction is permanent.
- Liposuction can be performed on several areas of the body during the same treatment and is often performed in conjunction with other procedures like a tummy tuck, facelift, or lower body lift.
- Patients can usually return to work after two to three days.
The Dr. Shuster Difference
Dr. Shuster is a third-generation, board-certified plastic surgeon. His expertise, attention to detail, and patient-centered approach provide a highly personalized experience and unsurpassed results.
Dr. Shuster’s 20 years of experience is evident in every liposuction procedure he performs. His degree of detail, subtlety, and naturalness makes sculpting the body with liposuction noticeable but never obvious.
Like all the surgical procedures Dr. Shuster performs, it is beautiful results that have gained him a reputation for excellence throughout Florida. To see his results for yourself, please visit the gallery.
A Personalized Approach
During the consultation, Dr. Shuster will take into consideration how much excess tissue can be removed, your entire figure, and your personal goals for this procedure. He will then design a plan to address your specific concerns in order to shape and contour your body in the most natural way possible.
Dr. Shuster is not only an exceptional surgeon, he is a photographer and artist.
Dr. Shuster performs his surgeries at Memorial Regional Hospital South. His team has been with him for over 14 years and he has chosen them based on their excellence and expertise.
What You Need to Know
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure performed to contour and sculpt various areas of the body by removing unwanted fat.
Who is a good candidate for liposuction?
Liposuction is well suited for women and men who are of relatively normal weight but have isolated pockets of fat that cause certain areas of their body to appear disproportionate. These localized fat deposits may sometimes be an inherited trait and typically do not respond to dieting or exercise.
Where are liposuction procedures done?
The technique that Dr. Shuster uses can best be described as Liposculpture. It is a highly refined method of sculpting tissue to achieve the desired body contour. To accomplish this, Dr. Shuster uses a variety of methods that best serve the individual patient’s unique features. These include the following:
- Tumescent: After being placed under general anesthesia, a dilute solution will be injected into a few inconspicuously placed incisions. Then, fine cannulas will be used to remove the fat.
- Ultrasonic: Through the use of ultrasonic energy, fat is liquefied and ready to be suctioned out.
- Power Assisted Liposuction: The PAL method includes using a cannula that can move through tissue easily.
How long does liposuction take?
Liposuction procedure times vary based on the size of the area treated, how many areas are addressed, and if it is performed in conjunction with another procedure.
Does liposuction require general anesthesia?
In most cases, Dr. Shuster performs liposuction as an outpatient procedure in the comfort of his South Florida offices. However, when combined with another procedure, it will be performed at a nearby accredited surgical center.
How is the liposuction procedure done?
Specializing in the transaxillary approach to breast augmentation, Dr. Shuster makes use of the natural creases in the armpit for an incision. Through these he creates a space under the pectoralis major muscle for the breast implant. Prior to placement of the implants, Dr. Shuster will insert breast implant sizers to assure the most optimum implant selection. Once he has determined the actual best size with the samples in place, he inserts the breasts implants with a “No Touch” technique to safeguard his patients. The incisions are then closed with absorbable sutures that are entirely under the skin and will not need to be removed.
How much weight or stubborn fat can liposuction remove?
Liposuction is only appropriate for those who are already close to their ideal weight, not for patients requiring significant weight loss.
Are there any scars associated with liposuction?
There is very minimal scarring associated with liposuction and Dr. Shuster will make every effort to conceal the incisions in natural skin creases and places that are well-camouflaged.
Is liposuction painful?
The procedure itself is not painful, though there may be some mild pain and discomfort in the days following the operation that can be treated with pain medications.
What is the recovery time for liposuction?
Recovering from liposuction varies from patient to patient and depends on the extent of the procedure and the number of areas targeted. Patients can usually return to light work after a few days and resume normal activities after two to three weeks.
What is the aftercare once liposuction has been done?
Recovering from liposuction varies from patient to patient and upon the extent of the procedure. There is always swelling that develops after surgery and often some bruising as well. Following surgery, patients are given a light compressive garment to wear over the treated area. This is worn continuously for the first two days and then most of the time for 2 to 4 weeks. Bruises usually resolve within 7 to 10 days. The swelling resolves gradually. By the third week following surgery, the swelling has diminished enough for the results to start to show. However, the results will continue to improve as the remainder of the swelling resolves.
How long will my results last after liposuction?
Liposuction permanently removes fat from the affected area. As long a a patient maintains her, or his, weight, the results are permanent. There are fat cells that remain in these areas as well as elsewhere in the body. If a patient gains significant weight after their procedure, they can expect the areas to enlarge.