Many men and women who have exhausted traditional methods of fat removal, such as diet and exercise, have turned to liposuction to eliminate stubborn fat deposits. Liposuction is one of the most popular aesthetic procedures for the safe and effective removal of unwanted fat from specific areas of the body. Dr. Careaga combines his surgical artistry with state-of-the-art liposuction techniques to remove excess fat with little discomfort, minimal blood loss, and speedy recovery time. By choosing liposuction, you can target troublesome pockets of fat and mold your body to the shape of your dreams.

Why Choose Careaga Plastic Surgery?

Careaga Plastic Surgery offers an immaculate and serene setting with cutting-edge technology suited for your cosmetic surgery needs. Additionally, the dedicated staff at Careaga Plastic Surgery are highly professional with an abundance of experience in the beautification industry. Dr. Careaga has acquired years of higher education, which is reflected in his fruitful and extensive career as a plastic surgeon. As an expert in liposuction, Dr. Careaga uses his dexterity to provide his patients with the most stunning results possible.

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Liposuction Options

Dr. Careaga offers expert liposuction at his state-of-the-art Careaga Plastic Surgery located in the heart of Miami, Florida. At your personal consultation, Dr. Careaga can help you determine if you are a candidate for liposuction and which of the following techniques will bring you the best results.

Tumescent liposuction is the standard procedure for fat removal. Using a local anesthetic, Dr. Careaga injects a saline solution below the skin into the treatment area. By adding fluid to the area, space is created between the fatty tissue and muscle, which allows for precision. The excess fat is then removed using small, thin tubes called cannulas.
Vaser LipoSelection® uses ultrasonic energy to precisely break apart fat deposits for easy, safe removal. It can be performed on various parts of the body, including the chin and neck, and provides some skin tightening benefits. With Vaser LipoSelection®, patients experience less post-op bruising and swelling as well as a faster recovery.
Smartlipo™ is a laser-assisted treatment to reduce fat cells. Dr. Careaga inserts an advanced laser fiber through a cannula (small tube) into the target area to deliver energy directly to subcutaneous fat cells, causing them to rupture. This method results in less bleeding, swelling, and bruising and provides more precise contouring than conventional liposuction.


Recovery depends on the extent of the treatment, the volume of fat removed, and the patient’s response to the procedure. Some patients experience temporary swelling and bruising, but most can return to work a few days after surgery. You will need to wear a compression garment according to Dr. Careaga’s post-op instructions. Strenuous work and activities must be avoided for up to six weeks after surgery.
Because liposuction incisions are quite small, the resulting scars are minimal and usually go unnoticed. Most scars also tend to fade significantly over time.
The cost of liposuction varies depending on the techniques used, anesthesia fees, and geographical location. Dr. Careaga will provide you with an accurate cost estimate during your liposuction consultation.
Discomfort after liposuction can be minimized with over-the-counter pain medication, if necessary.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Liposuction can be combined with a variety of cosmetic procedures, including tummy tuck, Brazilian Butt Lift, breast reduction, and gynecomastia surgery. During your liposuction consultation, Dr. Careaga can advise you on the benefits of combining procedures to maximize your desired results.
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure. The length of the procedure depends on the size and location of the treatment area as well as the amount of fat being removed. Dr. Careaga can provide you with an accurate estimate of the anticipated length of the procedure during your liposuction consultation.
Although most patients lose a couple of pounds during fat removal, weight stays close to normal after surgery. Liposuction is not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle; it is only meant to remove stubborn fat deposits that resist diet and exercise. Liposuction is a body contouring surgery and should not be viewed as a weight loss procedure.
As with any surgery, the risks of liposuction include:
  • Anesthesia reaction
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Infection
  • Unsatisfying results
The fat cells removed during liposuction do not grow back, but moderate to significant weight gain will change your overall shape. It is recommended to lead a healthy lifestyle to maintain your liposuction results.


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