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LIPOSUCTION

Safety. Natural Results. Rapid Recovery.

If you are searching for an experienced plastic surgeon with this as a priority, we are a great match!

Achieve Your Dream Body in Just One Visit*

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a versatile procedure designed to sculpt the body by reducing unwanted areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. It can be applied to nearly all areas of the body where there is excessive or disproportional fat. We perform rapid recovery liposuction without general anesthesia and can accommodate individuals with high BMIs (up to 41). In some patients, we can also do a tummy tuck alternative without general anesthesia.

FullTech™ Lipo Contouring: A Modern Approach to Body Reshaping:

Our “Full Tech™” approach has emerged from integrating various philosophies and the latest medical devices to create the ultimate, safest, and most technologically advanced liposuction procedure. “Full Tech” represents the pinnacle of Advanced & Awake Body Contouring, utilizing technologies such as Vaser®, Microaire® Power Assisted Liposuction, Laser, Renuvion J-Plasma®, and/or Retraction® Smart Lipolifting Radiofrequency. Few practices offer all these devices, which epitomize state-of-the-art technology and the comprehensive utilization of modern techniques.


**Patient on the right with Abdominoplasty

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Permanent Fat Removal. Significantly lower risk. Exceptional results.

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What set us apart?


We Have the Know-How:

Body contouring in the US has lacked innovation for two decades. The most recent advancements in this field have originated from South American plastic surgeons, surpassing their North American counterparts in outcomes. Innovations include High-Definition Liposuction and fat transfer to multiple muscular groups. Although Dr. Rivera trained in plastic surgery in the US and Europe, he is Colombian and regularly attends South American meetings to stay updated on the latest techniques.

Liposuction Without General Anesthesia: Yes, it is Possible!

We are one of a handful of practices specializing in plastic surgery using only local anesthetics, thereby avoiding general anesthesia. This approach reduces recovery time and discomfort typically associated with general anesthesia. Our advanced techniques ensure quick recovery, transformative results, and minimal downtime, allowing patients to swiftly return to their busy lives. Embrace the possibilities!

 

**Patient on the left with HD Liposuction

FULLTECH™ : The ULTIMATE Liposculpture Procedure

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Minimize Unnecessary Pain & Risk



Tummy Tuck Alternative Without General Anesthesia:

Experience the difference with us — one of the select few practices pioneering this technique. Discover what’s achievable!



Liposuction for People with High BMI's or Obesity:

The typical cutoff for liposuction among most surgeons is a BMI (body mass index) of 32, primarily due to increased risks such as anesthesia complications. However, we’ve found that performing these procedures without general anesthesia in patients with higher BMIs is safe, provided they are otherwise healthy and free from significant medical issues. Individuals with BMIs up to 40-42 could be considered as candidates for surgery.

 

 

 

**Patient on the left with Abdominoplasty

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Safety. Natural Results. Quick Recovery.

Our 3 Pillars

1. Safety: We operate in accredited facilities equipped with state-of-the-art technologies. Our anesthetists specialize in plastic surgery procedures and avoid using general anesthesia whenever feasible.

2. Natural Results: Achieved through the use of cutting-edge techniques and the artistic expertise of the surgeon, we minimize the risk of skin irregularities and fibrosis.

3. Rapid Recovery: Our approach combines sophisticated protocols with pre/intra/post-operative medications, nutritional supplementation,  and specialized anesthesia techniques, significantly reducing recovery times.

US & Internationally Trained, Board Certified
Colombian Plastic Surgeon


Your Surgeon. What makes him a True Body Contouring expert

Among the many surgeons claiming to be body contouring experts, Dr. Rivera-Serrano stands out as one of the country’s most highly trained plastic surgeons. He has completed two separate residencies and two clinical fellowships at some of the most prestigious institutions in North America, Asia, and Europe. Dr. Rivera-Serrano is double board certified and boasts extensive surgical experience, having successfully performed thousands of surgical cases. Additionally, he has served as a University Professor of Surgery, instructing residents in plastic surgery techniques, authored scientific articles and book chapters, and earned multiple awards throughout his career. For more information, click here.

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No Need to Travel to Colombia or Brasil to Get Top Notch Body Results

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We utilize the latest technology and expertise to optimize outcomes tailored to individual needs. Our approach is personalized, considering unique anatomy and requirements. Beyond technical proficiency, our holistic method includes optimizing nutrition, using medications to reduce bruising, and minimizing fibrosis risks. Our ‘Full Tech‘ approach integrates cutting edge medical devices and techniques to maximize patient outcomes

PERMANENT FAT REMOVAL + SKIN TIGHTENING TECHNOLOGY

Frequent questions

> When should you consider a buttock lift?

You have loose, sagging skin and extra fat in your buttocks. You recently experienced significant weight loss and are close to your ideal weight. Your buttocks move up and down and swing to the sides too much when you exercise. You are ok with having some scars in your upper buttock rather than a flabby and very loose butt. Your self-confidence would improve from such a procedure.

Rivera Plastic Surgery offers the only “Full Tech” liposuction service in Miami and South Florida. By “Full Tech”, we describe our practice approach that offers all the State-of-the-Art technologies for liposuction and body contouring, including the ones used in Colombia, where Dr. Rivera has learned many of his techniques used in his practice in Miami

A “Full Tech” liposuction or body contouring case involves using most of the following technologies during the actual liposuction:

1. Microaire®  Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL), for fat extraction

2. Vaser® ultrasound, for fat separation

3. Radiofrequency with Retraction® SmartLipo for Skin Tightening

4. Radiofrequency with Renuvion®  J Plasma® for Skin Tightening

5. Laser lipolysis for Skin Tightening

In addition, Dr, Rivera-Serrano is an expert in Awake liposuction, or liposuction done without general anesthesia, which may even involve skin removal (“tummy tuck alternative”).

The concept or High Definition Liposuction or abdominal etching was developed in Colombia, South America. The idea behind the concept is to liposuction some areas more than others, in order to highlight the muscular anatomy and create the illusion of a more athletic body. Dr. Rivera applies the high definition concept on every single liposuction case, as he believes everyone will benefit of some degree of definition. The definition can be soft or subtle, moderate, or athletic.

It is very important to understand that liposuction is not a weight loss solution or a diet and exercise replacement. In fact, people often weigh more in the first weeks after liposuction than before surgery due to water retention. Any weight loss thereafter is not very significant compared to before surgery. A good diet and exercise regimen is fundamental post-operatively for a good and long-lasting result. If good diet regimens are not followed, the results will not last, and you are better off not doing surgery. After liposuction, a compression garment is temporarily used to help the skin contract, decrease swelling and recovery time, and decrease the chances of seromas (collections of fluid).

The procedure can be carried out under local anesthesia and the person awake in the majority of the cases, and Dr. Rivera-Serrano has vast experience in these field. Not many surgeons have experience with major liposuction under local anesthesia. Doing the procedure under local anesthesia significantly improves the recovery after surgery, in addition to make it safer due to avoiding potential risks of general anesthetics.

A critically important concept to know is that the result of liposuction ultimately relies on having skin with good elasticity. If the elasticity is good, the skin is going to contract, redrape, and take the shape of a new sculpted area. On the other hand, if the elasticity is not good, the fat will be mostly gone, but the skin may hang loose and may form folds. The degree of skin contraction depends primarily on your genetics. For instance, you may know a woman who has been pregnant and some months after delivery her abdomen looks flawless and flat. On the other hand, you may know a woman with a similar age and body type that after delivery her abdomen has excess skin, folds and stretch marks. Why does this happen in one person and not the other one? Primarily from the individual’s genetics. Some people have genetical characteristics that produce skin with more elasticity and resiliency to stretch marks. A similar situation is why some friends with similar lifestyles tend to age more than others. Some technology we use such a Renuvion® J Plasma or Retraction® RarioFrequency help to tighten the skin during the liposuction procedure. Please check our “FULL TECH Lipo” (link) approach.

When someone already has excess skin, in addition to the liposuction, some of the extra skin should be ideally removed to avoid further redundancy, like for instance doing an abdominoplasty. To further make the point, liposuction tends to create skin redundancy giving fat is removed (deflates the area), which creates more relative excess of skin. If the amount of liposuction is minor, the quality of skin is good and the individual has good genetics, the results will likely be excellent. If the amount of liposuction required is large, the quality of the skin is poor and person is older and/or does not have good genetics, the results will not be as good.

In summary, when there is excess skin and a liposuction is carried out, you have to pick between two compromises. The first is to accept some residual skin after surgery, of the second is to accept a scar from the consequence of removing the extra skin. Despite some times these scars can be long, fortunately most people heal very well and are happy with their decision. Therefore,
women after childbearing that have abundant stretch marks or both men and women after significant weight loss, are typically not good candidates for liposuction. This is because when the skin has stretched too much in the past, it makes it unable to contract later in life fully.

Age is also an important factor. The older we get, the less ideal candidates for liposuction we become. This is because we lose skin elasticity when we age. An example that I give to patients is the following, at almost opposite extremes in age: Think about the result of a chubby and overweight adolescent losing weight versus a similar person in his 70s. You can probably imagine that the chubby young person has a much better chance of looking normal or nearly normal compared to the older one, whose skin has almost a 100% chance of hanging and becoming loose. The younger and the more skin elasticity you have (based on your genetics, independent of the age), the better candidate for liposuction you are. Good nutrition is also extremely important. For older patients, some technology we use such a Renuvion® J Plasma or Retraction® RarioFrequency help to tighten the skin during the liposuction procedure. Please check our “FULL TECH Lipo” approach.

Most people see results immediately. However, It is important to understand that the results in cases where liposuction is carried out may not be visible until about six months after surgery when most (but not all) of the swelling has disappeared. However, most people see an improvement almost immediately or 3 months after surgery. In case o re-operations or revisions, is best to wait 9-12 months after the initial surgery.
As you see, liposuction results are dependent on many factors (“multifactorial”). Lastly, there is a limit of the amount of liposuction in the outpatient setting in the state of Florida, which is 4 liters. Nevertheless, surgery may be terminated before reaching this number due to several factors, such as the amount of blood being retrieved in the liposuction aspirate. A personal consultation will determine what is best for you.

You have localized areas of unwanted fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, disproportionate to the rest of your body, and you have good skin elasticity. You want better proportions, sleeker contours, and have good skin elasticity.

A tummy tuck (also known as dermolipectomy) has many variations, depending on the patient’s needs. A classic version involves removing the extra skin and the need to free up your belly button to reposition it. On the other hand, some patients may benefit from the creation of a new belly button (called neoumbilicoplasty), which can be done during or after surgery.

-A mini tummy tuck entails a more conservative removal of the excess skin in the lower abdomen with no belly button repositioning. This operation is good for people with only a small amount of residual skin or people that want a smaller operation and quicker recovery.

-A classic tummy tuck is not typically done in conjunction with liposuction, but it can be done at the same time if needed. In this case, the procedure is called a Lipoadbominoplasty. Some patients benefit greatly from the addition of liposuction to thin out the upper abdomen and reshape the waist. Like a classic tummy tuck, patients may also benefit from creating a new belly button, which can be done during surgery or weeks after as a staged approach. A personal consultation will determine what is best for you.

A tummy tuck (also known as dermolipectomy) has many variations, depending on the patient’s needs. A classic version involves removing the extra skin and the need to free up your belly button to reposition it. On the other hand, some patients may benefit from the creation of a new belly button (called neoumbilicoplasty), which can be done during or after surgery.

-A mini tummy tuck entails a more conservative removal of the excess skin in the lower abdomen with no belly button repositioning. This operation is good for people with only a small amount of residual skin or people that want a smaller operation and quicker recovery.

-A classic tummy tuck is not typically done in conjunction with liposuction, but it can be done at the same time if needed. In this case, the procedure is called a Lipoadbominoplasty. Some patients benefit greatly from the addition of liposuction to thin out the upper abdomen and reshape the waist. Like a classic tummy tuck, patients may also benefit from creating a new belly button, which can be done during surgery or weeks after as a staged approach. A personal consultation will determine what is best for you.

Recovery after a tummy tuck is very specific. Drains may or may not be used (“no drain tummy tuck”) but are always used in cases where liposuction is carried out. They typically stay in place for 5-7 days. A compression garment is almost always used after surgery. For the first week, you must stand and walk with your torso bent forward to decrease tension and then progressively straighten up. Therefore, the recovery from surgery is at least 2-3 weeks when mild to moderate activity can be resumed, although vigorous exercise should only be resumed after 6 weeks.

You have excess skin and stretch marks in your abdomen. The shape of your abdomen has been affected by pregnancy or significant weight loss. You feel that your protruding abdomen is unattractive. You are bothered by your bulging abdomen, and your self-confidence may improve from these procedures.

It is not a substitute for weight loss. It is not a replacement for an exercise program. The procedure cannot correct all stretch marks, although most may be removed if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be removed. Even though outcomes of a tummy tuck are technically permanent, the positive results can be significantly diminished by fluctuations in your weight. Hence, patients who are planning for weight loss or women considering future pregnancies would be advised to postpone surgery.

 

The recovery time for FullTech liposculpture procedures involving a few areas is 24-48 hours for returning to routine activities. Abdominoplasty without anesthesia requires 2 weeks of recovery, while abdominoplasty with muscle tightening necessitates 3 weeks. For all these procedures, exercise or strenuous activity should be avoided for at least 3 weeks.

Lymphatic massages are recommended starting the day after FullTech liposuction procedures. For tummy tucks, it is recommended to start them 7 days later, pending doctor’s clearance.

Garments are worn post-procedure, utilizing various brands. Initially, a stage 1 garment is used for approximately 1-2 weeks, followed by a tighter stage 2 garment, which is worn for up to 6 weeks to 3 months.

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