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Get Rid of Stubborn Fat

Liposuction, or lipoplasty, is a body contouring cosmetic surgery procedure to slim and reshape specific areas of the body through fat removal. Many Boca Raton liposuction patients finally have the body that they’ve dreamed of, by eliminating the stubborn fat that diet and exercise have left behind. Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Wellington and West Palm Beach, because liposuction is so effective at removing stubborn fat.

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Where Liposuction Can Be Performed

Liposuction can be performed on any area where fat has collected, such as the hips, tummy, arms, buttocks, thighs, beneath the chin, in the knees and in the back. And, here’s the best part: as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle following your surgery to avoid gaining weight, you can generally expect the body shape achieved through liposuction to be permanent.

Liposuction can be performed alone or in combination with other cosmetic surgery procedures like a breast reduction or tummy tuck, based on your individual needs and desired outcome. When you meet with Dr. Berman during your private consultation in our Boca Raton plastic surgery practice, you will be able to discuss the results you can expect and address all of the concerns that are most important to you.

Good Candidates for Liposuction

Liposuction is best suited for men and women who are in good health, close to their ideal weight and who have localized fat deposits in one or more areas of the body. An ideal candidate is:

  • A healthy adult within 30% of his or her ideal weight
  • An individual who has relatively firm, elastic skin
  • A non-smoker
  • An individual with realistic expectations

It’s wise to understand that liposuction is not a weight-loss method. Patients who are closest to their normal body weight have the best results. If you have very loose skin and/or stretch marks, a different procedure may be more effective for you. Again, Dr. Berman will discuss all the options at your private consultation.

How Liposuction is Performed

All surgery procedures are performed in our office-based accredited ambulatory surgical facility, which is certified by the American Academy of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities. Further, Dr. Berman has personally selected the most experienced surgical scrub techs, and surgical and recovery room nurses to assist him, to give you the safest experience possible. We use only board certified anesthesiologists, rather than nurse anesthetists. With our accredited surgery center in Boca Raton and Dr. Berman’s 20+ years of experience, our patients are as safe here as in a hospital operating room. In addition, they avoid exposure to hospital-based bacteria. Additionally, our patients have a much more personalized experience. This level of experience is hard to find with our combined 60 years’ experience in in-office ambulatory surgery. Of note, we have a 0% infection rate!

As with most cosmetic surgery procedures, our board certified anesthesiologist will administer local anesthesia, general anesthesia or intravenous sedation based on what is most appropriate for your procedure. Tiny incisions are then made in the area from which the fat deposits are to be removed. Dr. Berman inserts a cannula (a blunt-tipped, hollow instrument connected to a suction machine) into the incisions. He will carefully and strategically use the cannula to safely and evenly draw out fat while leaving your skin unharmed. Ultrasonic liposuction and micro-cannula techniques help enable Dr. Berman to achieve such fine results.

Once all areas have been suctioned, steri-strips will be applied to the small incisions. Depending on the part of the body treated, a compression garment may be placed to minimize swelling and aid in healing.

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Recovery From Liposuction

Depending on the amount of fat removed and the area(s) treated, recovery can range from a few days to a few weeks. A compression garment is worn during the recovery phase, which helps control swelling and compresses the skin to adjust to the new body contours.

Over-the-counter painkillers are generally adequate to alleviate any discomfort, which typically subsides completely within a few short weeks. Minor bruising may occur following liposuction, which begins to fade after only a few days, and all swelling within a couple months. The final result of liposuction will be completely evident after 4-6 months, although you will notice more and more of a difference as the swelling goes down.

Most patients are able to resume normal activity within a week following their liposuction surgery. Since everyone is unique, the recovery time and process is a bit different from one person to another. During your follow-up visits, Dr. Berman will let you know when it is safe to resume all your normal, day-to-day activities. Make sure to keep the follow-up appointments so that you get the best and safest results following your surgery.

Liposuction can offer long-lasting, permanent results even when diet and exercise have failed to give you the body you want.

It’s normal to have many questions and concerns about any cosmetic surgery procedure. Feel free to call our office at 561-417-0171 for more information about liposuction. Men and women from all over South Florida—Boca Raton, Wellington, Ft Lauderdale, Miami and Palm Beach—have benefitted from Dr. Jonathan Berman’s exceptional skill. The best way to get your questions answered, including those about the financial aspects of a liposuction procedure, is to schedule your personal consultation by completing this online form or by calling us at 561-417-0171.



You all are extremely special to me and my husband. You all made my dreams come true.I found myself sitting alone in the dark one night after the surgery with tears of joy in my heart. You and Kris did everything possible for me to get the surgeries done that I needed for my own peace of mind. That makes me forever grateful. I can’t find enough words to say how happy I feel. You and the rest of your staff care for the client more than any doctor I have ever been to. You made me feel like I was number one. You and your staff are top notch in my eyes and it is with the highest honor to recommend you straight from my heart to all my friends and anyone that I see that needs your kind of help. Thank you all again for everything you have done for me. Thanks again from the bottom of my heart,


Virginia and Joe,
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It has been over a year now since my surgery and I would like to thank you.  My life has changed incredibly and you all are the reason why!  All throughout my experience with my procedure you and your staff have been wonderful.  I felt extremely comfortable right from the moment I walked into the office.  If any future patients need someone that has had the pleasure of being one of your patients please call me.  Thank you again, my life will never be the same thanks to all of you.



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I want to take this time to thank you and your most kind and understable staff.

Plastic surgery under your care has been made to be a pleasant stressless experience. You and your staff have done the very best.

To put my mind at ease your bedside manner is superb and most gentle ways are greatly appreciated. I would recommend anyone to do any kind of plastic surgery starring you as their surgeon.

Thank you so very much again for your understanding and friendliness and wonderful work. It has been a most pleasant experience.

With Highest Appreciation and Sincere Thanks,


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