Remove Unwanted Fat

Despite how much you watch what you eat and exercise, pockets of fat might still bother you, preventing you from feeling confident in your appearance. This is why liposuction is so effective. Liposuction is an outpatient surgical procedure performed by our board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon, Dr. William Vinyard, to remove unwanted fat deposits from specific body areas so you look and feel amazing.

What Is Liposuction?

Surgical liposuction at Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery (VIPS) is a body contouring procedure in Port Saint Lucie that reduces fat from the neck, upper arms, back, abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks (anywhere you want to reduce pudgy parts) to produce a more defined appearance. This fat removal surgery at VIPS can be combined with other surgeries to treat several body parts simultaneously. Reducing fat with surgery provides a solution to balancing the body’s fat deposits. After liposuction, your clothes will fit better with your newly contoured physique.

During your initial visit to VIPS in Port Saint Lucie, FL, Dr. Vinyard will examine the areas of your body you wish to address in a private consultation. One of the common misconceptions about liposuction is that it will result in weight loss. Although liposuction may result in the loss of a few pounds, it does not significantly change your weight. Fat in your body does not weigh much when compared to lean muscle, occupying the same space. Instead, it is a method to even out the proportions of your body to achieve a slimmer profile and reach your cosmetic surgery goals.

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Who Is a Candidate?

Liposuction is ideal for those who have lost weight with diet and exercise and have good skin elasticity. The best candidates for liposuction are those who do not have loose skin covering the problem area and are otherwise close to their ideal weight. Having healthy skin is essential when considering lipo–you do not want your skin to look beyond stretched out after the procedure. It is also crucial to know that liposuction is not a solution for losing weight. Women having liposuction should not plan to become pregnant again, as this could compromise the lasting outcome.

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After my husband died, I began to look at my body and realized that changes had to be made. To get the results I wanted, I had to have liposuction on my upper stomach because it could not be done with the tummy tuck. I could not be more pleased with my results. At age 57, I can wear a two-piece bathing suit and feel great. I am so confident in my body that I don't have to hide behind clothing. Yes, it was worth it, but you do have to go through the surgery and drainage tubes afterward. I had two procedures, so my cost was more. Go for it!


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More About Liposuction with Dr. Vinyard

Hear from Dr. Vinyard directly on the benefits of liposuction and what to expect. 

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What Is the Technique?

Removing fat from the body takes some time. Liposuction is an outpatient procedure performed using general anesthesia for 1-3 hours. The time required for liposuction varies depending on the number of areas treated and the amount of fat needed to be removed in each area. Dr. Vinyard will tell you the expected length of time required for your liposuction during the treatment planning session for your procedure.

Once you are prepped for surgery and under anesthesia, Dr. Vinyard will make a tiny incision in the skin to insert the cannula. A cannula is a unique tool that helps loosen the fat as it is suctioned out. Dr. Vinyard will close the incision once the fat deposits have been eliminated. He may repeat this procedure in several areas or with another surgery, like a tummy tuck or breast reduction. In the dedicated recovery area, your post-op nurse will help manage discomfort and care for your incisions until discharge.

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What to Expect

You may need to stay at home for 1-3 weeks to recover from liposuction surgery, depending on the number of sections treated and the size of the treatment area. It is normal to see swelling and bruising for several weeks. Most patients can expect the area to be multi-colored in appearance, with bruising usually covered by clothing. If you have micro-liposuction of the face in the jowl or submental region, the bruising is typically minimal and can be covered by concealer.

What is most important after having any surgery is to allow your body time to rest and heal. When you decide to return to work after your procedure, you should remember to minimize stress and strenuous activity. To build up your strength, stick to walking and light workouts as recommended by Dr. Vinyard. Keep in mind you may see some changes after six weeks, but it takes 6-10 months before your new body shape and contour is attained.

After three months, you will be very close to your final result from liposuction. If you maintain your weight, your shape will continue to improve throughout the first year. In addition, the tissues will continue to soften over the first 3-6 months. Dr. Vinyard likes to keep a close watch over his liposuction patients. You will see Dr. Vinyard in the clinic on day one after your liposuction procedure and then at multiple appointments throughout the first year.

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Why Choose Dr. William Vinyard?

Dr. William Vinyard, a renowned board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon, brings over 12 years of experience, exceptional skills, natural-looking results, and a compassionate demeanor. He employs an innovative strategy to ease pre-surgery anxiety in his patients. Combining his surgical expertise with a love for country music, Dr. Vinyard serenades patients with their favorite songs before procedures, recognizing the calming impact of music on the nervous system. Dr. Vinyard's caring approach and warm, dedicated team define the first-class experience that makes VIPS the Makeover Destination in South Florida. As the quintessential "Makeover Master," Dr. Vinyard delivers expertly executed results and provides a reassuring journey for those entrusting their cosmetic transformation to his care.

Your Personal Consultation With Dr. William Vinyard

When you schedule a consultation with Dr. William Vinyard, you're securing a dedicated, uninterrupted hour of personal time with one of the top plastic surgeons in the nation. Dr. Vinyard values the importance of this one-on-one interaction, ensuring that each patient receives his full attention without any rush.

During this consultation, Dr. Vinyard takes the time to explain the procedure comprehensively, tailoring the discussion to your specific needs and concerns. He patiently answers all your questions, ensuring that every aspect of the treatment plan is clear and understood. This is your time to explore options, express concerns, and gain insights directly from Dr. Vinyard's extensive experience. You will then meet with the patient care coordinator, who will explain your liposuction cost estimate designed based on the plan you and Dr. Vinyard decide upon together.

What sets Dr. Vinyard apart from many in his field is his commitment to individualized care. He believes that every patient deserves to leave the consultation feeling fully informed and confident in their personalized treatment plan. This approach reflects Dr. Vinyard’s dedication to patient care and satisfaction, making each consultation a cornerstone of the patient's journey toward their aesthetic goals.

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How much does liposuction cost?

Are there non-surgical options?

Does liposuction target cellulite and loose skin?

Will I have scars?

Will my results last?

What happens if I need lipo in more than one area?

How much does liposuction cost?

The liposuction cost will vary based on the technique used, the number of areas being addressed, and the volume of fat to remove. During your consultation, Dr. Vinyard will develop your personal liposuction surgical plan based on your needs and goals. Once your plan is developed, Dr. Vinyard will discuss the estimated costs. Your liposuction quote includes Dr. Vinyard's professional fee (including your initial consultation, pre-op visit, and all follow-up visits), anesthesia fees, facility fees, and a compression garment. To make your surgery affordable, VIPS accepts many payment options, and we can help you find low-interest financing.

Are there non-surgical options?

Thanks to modern advancements in plastic surgery, there are many non-surgical options to reduce fat. While non-surgical treatments may help reduce small amounts of fat, liposuction is the best option for most patients. Liposuction delivers consistent and dramatic results. Talk to Dr. Vinyard about non-surgical possibilities during your consultation. He will go over the benefits and drawbacks of both methods and help you decide.

Does liposuction target cellulite and loose skin?

Surgical liposuction only addresses excess fat in the body. Dr. Vinyard may suggest combining liposuction with a surgical body lift if you have loose skin. Liposuction is often performed with skin tightening surgery, such as a tummy tuck, arm lift, or thighplasty, to produce outstanding results. For cellulite, there are several non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment options. In your consultation, tell Dr. Vinyard about your concerns, like loose skin and cellulite, to develop a comprehensive treatment plan.

Will I have scars?

Since liposuction is a surgical procedure, incisions will be made and stitched. This will cause scars, but Dr. Vinyard does his best to minimize their appearance. This includes making thin incisions in the natural folds of your body or less visible areas. After your surgery, Dr. Vinyard or a team member will teach you how to care for your stitches so they heal flat and eventually fade.

Will my results last?

Before liposuction surgery, you must be committed to maintaining your results. While liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in your body, you can still gain and lose weight. Dr. Vinyard recommends that you be at or near your ideal weight before having liposuction surgery. Afterward, staying within 5-10 pounds of your post-surgical weight is best. Pregnancy after liposuction will also alter your results; however, a second surgery or mommy makeover can be performed to refresh your appearance.

What happens if I need lipo in more than one area?

Liposuction can be performed on many “problem” areas. The upper and lower abdomen, flanks (“love handles”), and outer thighs are commonly treated. Many areas of the body can be stubborn despite your efforts to work out and eat a healthy diet.

Look Fit and Toned

Liposuction at VIPS allows many men and women to remove bothersome fat through body contouring in Port Saint Lucie, which can immediately diminish fat. Whether you seek our services from Palm Beach, Fort Pierce, Vero Beach, or beyond, we invite you to contact our practice in Port Saint Lucie, FL, and schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Vinyard. He will take the time to get to know you and help you discover how amazing your body can look with liposuction. Contact our office and schedule your 1-1.5 hour consultation at your earliest convenience.

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Plan Your Procedure

  • Recovery time: 1 week
  • Average procedure time: 1-3 hours
  • Post-op follow-up: 1-3 days
  • Procedure recovery location: Outpatient
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