The Solomon Cosmetic Center in Tampa, FL, offers a wide range of liposuction services for people who want to remove unwanted fat pockets from different body areas. Our board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. George Solomon, has been providing quality liposuction for years and takes pride in his long list of satisfied patients. This procedure is truly transformative, as people become more confident and happier in their own bodies.
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Liposuction is a cosmetic treatment that removes the fat that lies underneath the skin. During this operation, a cosmetic surgeon uses a suction technique to eliminate unwanted excess fat from specific areas. The main goal of liposuction is to reshape the body and create a slimmer contour. At Solomon Cosmetic Center, we always make sure that the patient receives the results they desire.
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Which areas of the body are targeted by liposuction?


Tumescent Liposuction 

This technique involves injecting a large amount of diluted local anesthetic solution into the target zone before removing the fat. This liquid includes lidocaine to numb the area, epinephrine to reduce bleeding and swelling, and saline solution. The fluid makes the targeted fat tumescent (swollen and firm), which allows the surgeon to remove it more easily. This technique helps to minimize blood loss and postoperative pain. It also allows the procedure to be done under local anesthesia rather than putting the patient to sleep.
This is the standard type of liposuction in cosmetic surgery. It is relatively safe but has some shortcomings. The surgeon inserts a cannula (thin tube) through a minor incision in the target area. The cannula is connected to a vacuum device that removes fat cells from the body. Overall, the procedure typically takes 1-2 hours, depending on the number of zones being treated.
Laser-assisted liposuction is a specialized surgery that involves laser technology and is highly effective. In many cases, fat deposits are resistant to traditional techniques. However, heating the tissue under the skin with a high-powered laser makes it possible to liquefy the cells, making it easier for Dr. Solomon to remove excess fat. The laser fiber enters the skin through the cannula, which means that there is no need for wider incisions. Laser-assisted liposuction works best on patients who are already relatively fit but want to sculpt a more impressive body. This technique can be performed with different devices, such as SmartLipo, ProLipo, and CoolLipo.
This liposuction technique includes a cannula with a mechanized system that moves the tube back and forth rapidly, allowing the surgeon to pull out fat with less effort. The power-assisted cannula helps to break up tissue more easily than traditional methods. PAL involves the use of vibration, oscillation, and reciprocation techniques. It allows surgeons to operate with more control and causes less trauma to the tissue compared to traditional liposuction methods.
UAL is a procedure that relies on ultrasonic energy to break down and liquefy fat before it is suctioned out of the body. The ultrasound waves are directed toward the treated area via a small metallic probe inserted through tiny incisions in the skin. The energy from the ultrasound helps to loosen and detach fat cells so they can be removed more easily. UAL is sometimes used to treat areas with more fibrous fatty tissue that is hard to eliminate with traditional liposuction. Ultrasonic energy helps to break down those tough areas.
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Thorough preparation is vital for optimal liposuction outcomes. Typically, the process begins with a one-on-one meeting where the patient outlines their goals, and the surgeon determines if liposuction can realistically achieve them. Dr. Solomon evaluates skin tone, examines areas of concern, and assesses medical history to ensure that the patient is healthy enough for the procedure. If the candidate is eligible for plastic surgery, the discussion moves to the available techniques (tumescent, LAL, PAL, or UAL) to determine which method would work best for the patient’s anatomy and objectives.
A few weeks before surgery, Dr. Solomon provides clear preoperative directions, including diet, medication, and activity modifications. Additional preparation may involve lab work, medical clearance from a primary physician, and arranging proper post-surgery support for transportation and household chores during recovery. Diligent preoperative planning allows the patient and Dr. Solomon to be fully aligned on procedure specifics and expectations.



Depending on the type and extent of the procedure, the patient receives local numbing (tumescent solution) or general anesthesia. It helps to prevent discomfort and pain during the surgery.


Small incisions (less than 0.5 inches) are made in the treatment areas. The incision sites are chosen based on the targeted fat deposits. Dr. Solomon makes them as invisible as possible.


A sterile solution is infused into the fatty areas which helps to break up tissue and prevent bleeding. The type of solution can vary, depending on the liposuction technique and the patient’s anatomy.

Fat Removal

A microcannula connected to a vacuum device is inserted through the incisions to dislodge and extract excess fat deposits. The surgeon moves the tube back and forth carefully in a controlled motion to sculpt and contour treatment areas.


After achieving the desired results, the incisions are closed. Temporary drains may also be placed to prevent fluid buildup and promote better healing. The closure technique depends on the incision type and location.


Liposuction Before & After Banner
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After liposuction, most patients are generally alert and able to function without nausea, grogginess, and the washed-out feeling associated with general anesthesia. They are encouraged to walk and drink a lot to prevent dehydration immediately after surgery and enhance the healing process. The patients are not laid up for a significant period of time. However, they must remember that it is risky to simply return to their daily activities immediately after surgery.
During the first week, patients can have short, light walks. It may be possible to return to non-strenuous work within 2-3 days after the procedure. Compression garments are provided to increase comfort and mobility.
Dr. Solomon evaluates the progress at the end of the first 2 weeks of recovery. After that, the patient can gradually resume normal exercise. At follow-up meetings, Dr. Solomon discusses the patient’s routine and explains how to safely return to their daily activities.
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As people age, their body shape changes in a variety of ways. Countless men and women suffer from unsightly fat around the stomach, waist, and love handles. Many of Dr. Solomon’s patients say they exercise and try to eat healthily but have areas that are resistant to these efforts. They are the perfect candidates for liposuction. Ideally, patients should have the following characteristics:

Good Skin Elasticity

It is highly beneficial if candidates have good skin tone and elasticity. Such individuals will see the best results from this procedure. After fat removal, their body contours will improve without irregularities or loose skin.
The best candidates for liposuction are at or near their ideal body weight. Having a stable mass is important because it helps to preserve liposuction results for a long time. Significant weight fluctuations after the surgery may return the body to its previous state. In general, patients must remember that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure.
Ideal candidates have realistic expectations. They understand that the results are not immediate and that there will be temporary swelling and bruising. Patients must also know the limitations of this procedure in treating cellulite or stretch marks. Realistic expectations will help them be more satisfied with the results and improve their body image.
Candidates for liposuction must be in overall good health. They should not have any illnesses or chronic conditions that could impair healing after the operation. A healthy diet and lifestyle can also contribute to better surgical outcomes.
The best candidates are motivated to maintain their results after liposuction. They are committed to eating healthy and staying active to keep their weight stable. Significant weight gain could negatively impact their results, so ongoing healthy lifestyle choices are crucial.
The best candidates are motivated to maintain their results after liposuction. They are committed to eating healthy and staying active to keep their weight stable. Significant weight gain could negatively impact their results, so ongoing healthy lifestyle choices are crucial.


Removes Fat Deposits

Liposuction is an effective way to remove deposits of fat that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. During the procedure, Dr. Solomon inserts a cannula through small incisions to suction out unwanted tissue. As a result, patients can improve their appearance and get rid of excess fat.
In addition to removing isolated fat deposits, liposuction can enhance overall body figure. It is often used to improve the shape of the thighs, hips, abdomen, arms, neck, and other areas with stubborn fat. Here are the specific benefits:
  • Abdomen – Liposuction can smooth and flatten areas from the ribs to the pubis

  • Hips – Change the shape from a bulge to a gentle curve

  • Thighs – Reduce, reshape, and dramatically change front, inner, and saddle bags

  • Buttock Crease – Restore/create a pleasing fold and reshape the bottom

  • Back – Eliminate or reduce “tissue rolls” (bra strap area for women)

  • Arms – Reduce the volume of fat in loose, hanging skin of upper arms

  • Axilla (armpit) – Tighten tissues of front and back folds

  • Knees – Reduce inner knees, improve the shape, and restore a youthful look

Compared to surgeries like tummy tucks or arm lifts, liposuction is less invasive and easier to recover from. It requires only small incisions that heal relatively quickly. There is also less risk of scarring or surgical complications. Most people can return to normal activities within a few days.
Fat cells that are removed during liposuction do not grow back. As long as the patient maintains a stable weight, the improvements in shape after the surgery are permanent. However, this body contouring procedure still cannot prevent future weight gain, which could impact results.
While it is not a weight loss procedure, liposuction may complement a healthy diet and exercise regime. Removing stubborn fatty deposits reinforces people’s commitment to fitness and wellness.
In addition to physical changes in appearance, liposuction may provide psychological benefits. Removing unwanted fat deposits can help patients feel more comfortable in their own body. This renewed self-confidence often motivates people to pursue other health goals.
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Liposuction cost in Tampa, FL, ranges from $3,000 to $15,000. The exact price depends on several factors, including the extent of treatment needed, the technique used, and the required accommodation. The final price is determined during a personal consultation after Dr. Solomon evaluates the patient. Each person has unique goals and anatomy that require a customized surgical plan. We offer flexible financing through our partners, such as Cherry, Prosper, United Credit, Scratch, and LendingUSA.
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Excellent Surgeon

Our board-certified surgeon, Dr. Solomon. has performed over 10,000 liposuction procedures for women and men throughout Florida and the United States. As a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, he is committed to the core values of ethics, integrity, honesty, and education.
We create a customized treatment plan for each patient based on their goals and needs. This approach helps us ensure that every person is satisfied with the results they receive.
Patient safety is our top priority. We only use FDA-approved devices and follow strict protocols before, during, and after each procedure to minimize risks and optimize healing. Unlike most surgeons, Dr. Solomon is always at the forefront of innovative technology and techniques to make liposuction as comfortable and safe as possible.
At Solomon Cosmetic Center, we provide comprehensive follow-up care after each liposuction procedure. Our specialists are available to answer any questions and address any concerns that may arise during the healing process.
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