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Liposuction Tampa

Stubborn fat deposits that won't respond to diet and exercise can be frustrating and lead to low self-esteem.

Liposuction is a safe body contouring procedure that can remove your last few stubborn pounds of fat.

Jaime Perez, MD, in Tampa, FL, can perform your liposuction procedure to give you the silhouette you desire.

See the Impact Liposuction Can Have on Your Figure

Before and after 24-year-old female with liposuction done on abdomen & around the trunk


Dr. Jaime Perez has been working on perfecting his liposuction techniques for over 15 years. He has an eye for detail and is one of South Florida’s leaders in more innovative lipo techniques.

Our staff members at the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa provide patients throughout the Tampa Bay area with plastic surgery procedures to help you feel more comfortable in your bodies.

If you want the beautiful and natural results you can receive from lipo, we want to hear from you. Contact us using our online form with any questions or call our Tampa, FL, practice:

(813) 877-3739

Jaime Perez
"...I really wanted to remove my breast implants and replace them with fat grafting (obtained from liposuction of my thighs). I met with several world-renowned plastic surgeons in Miami, Louisiana, and New York, and they all told me basically the same thing: that removing my implants and replacing them with fat couldn't be done, or if it could, it would take 3-4 surgeries, cost about $50,000, and possibly look terrible. Thank god I finally met with Dr. Perez right here in Tampa. I was so nervous going into this surgery, but he took the time to really talk with me and answered all my questions over several visits. He was patient, explained everything in a way I could understand, and seemed to want to give me the results I wanted just as much as I did! His staff was also wonderful!...after the lipo, my thighs now look the way I always wished they had!..." Julia Perez, 2013, 5-Star Review

Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

Because liposuction is not a weight-loss technique but rather a body-sculpting or body-contouring technique, the best candidates for lipo are people who are close to their ideal body weight, have good skin elasticity, and have specific areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.

You may be a good candidate for liposuction if you:

  • Want to perfect your weight-loss results
  • Want to remove weight after pregnancy
  • Want a more curvy or chiseled appearance

How the Tumescent Liposuction Procedure Works

You will first have to visit our office in Tampa, serving the Tampa Bay area, for a consultation with Dr. Perez. This consultation will allow you to discuss your goals and determine candidacy for treatment.

Your liposuction procedure will involve several steps:

Our goal at the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa is to provide each patient a compassionate, professional, and safe environment where they can feel comfortable discussing and learning about their desired procedures. Dr. Jaime Perez
Our goal at the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa is to provide each patient a compassionate, professional, and safe environment where they can feel comfortable discussing and learning about their desired procedures. Dr. Jaime Perez


Though other forms of liposuction may require general anesthesia to ensure your comfort for the duration of the procedure, tumescent liposuction only requires local anesthesia and a vasoconstrictor to minimize discomfort and bleeding. This anesthesia will allow you to return to your regular routine faster but can't be used in every liposuction case.


Dr. Perez will then make small incisions near the treatment site that will allow the cannula to be inserted.

Fat Removal

The unwanted fat is suctioned away as Dr. Perez sculpts a new silhouette.

Compression Garments

Once the desired shape has been achieved, the small incisions are closed and the patient is placed in special compression garments.
Depending on the treatment site, the entire procedure usually lasts about one to two hours. You can usually go home the same day as your procedure but may have to make arrangements for someone to drive you in case you're drowsy from the anesthesia.

We Offer Different Liposuction Techniques IN ADDITION TO TUMESCENT LIPOSUCTION

Before the fat deposits can be removed, they must be broken down. There are several methods Dr. Perez can use to do this, aside from using a tumescent solution.

Power-Assisted Liposuction

Possibly the best lipo option, this form of liposuction uses a vibrating cannula to loosen fat cells. This method is gentler than other options, uses no heat, results in less scarring and tissue damage, and can have a faster recovery time. This is the type of liposuction Dr. Perez from Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa uses the most.

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Ultrasonic Liposuction

Ultrasound-assisted liposuction uses a cannula or probe to deliver fat-liquefying ultrasonic waves under the skin. This technique is primarily used to remove fat from thick, fibrous areas on the body that can be difficult to treat. These areas include the back or flanks, male breasts (i.e., gynecomastia), knees, and ankles.

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Laser Liposuction

Laser-assisted liposuction (SmartLipo) uses a cannula with an attached laser to liquefy fat cells with heat. Once liquefied, the fat is then removed through traditional liposuction incisions using standard liposuction cannulas. This method may promote skin tightening and have a shorter recovery time than other methods.

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Water Liposuction

Water-assisted liposuction (Body-Jet) uses a jet of water and/or tumescent solution to loosen fat cells from the surrounding connective tissue. This method may result in less swelling and have a shorter recovery period. The excess fat cells removed during this form of liposuction can be used in fat grafting procedures.

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High-Definition Liposuction

High-definition liposuction (4D lipo) is a technique that uses ultrasound energy to create a more sculpted, defined look. Fat can even be added to areas where more bulk or volume would be attractive. In men, this method is commonly used to add bulk to abdominal, oblique, deltoid, bicep, tricep, and latissimus muscles. In women, it can add volume to the breasts, buttocks, and hips.

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Our board-certified plastic surgeon will discuss your liposuction options with you during your consultation and come up with a treatment plan to help you achieve your body sculpting goals.

Recovering After the Procedure

Recovery times after liposuction vary, but patients are usually back to work in one to two weeks.

To make your recovery easier, take all antibiotics and pain medication as prescribed by your doctor and wear compression garments for about six weeks so your skin can heal properly.

How Much Fat Can I Remove?


In the state of Florida, no more than four liters (approximately eight pounds) of fat may be removed at one time in an outpatient setting. For large volume liposuction (i.e., greater than five liters), the patient is hospitalized overnight so they can be monitored.

"I am 6 weeks out on having a tummy tuck with liposuction and the whole experience with Dr. Perez and his staff has been amazing. He was very honest and thorough about the entire procedure. They all took the time to answer my questions with patience and understanding. I knew he was the doctor for me during my consultation when he took the time to understand why I wanted the procedure and reassured any doubts I might of had at that time. After two babies, two C-sections, and a stomach that was so stretched out with a huge amount of skin left over I never thought I would have a body like the one Dr. Perez created for me. I look better than I did weighing 120 in high school and I know it is only going to get better as I continue healing. I feel so much more confident in myself knowing I can finally wear clothes without having to worry about hiding my extra skin. Yes, it is a painful procedure but I would do it again in a heart beat!" Candace Gargagliano, 2019, 5-Star Review
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Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa

Dr. Jaime Perez offers state-of-the art-cosmetic procedures utilizing the most high-tech equipment available at Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa. Dr. Perez is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is a member of a number of professional associations including:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

To schedule a consultation at our Tampa, FL ,office, or to learn more, contact us online or call (813) 877-3739 today.

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