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Charles A. Messa, III, MD, FACS

Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Weston Cosmetic Surgery Center

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Weston, Florida
And Surrounding Suburbs


Liposuction is a surgical procedure designed to slim and shape the body by removing unwanted fat deposits from specific areas. Even after following a strict diet and exercise routine, many people are still left with areas of stubborn fat. Liposuction provides men and women of all ages with the slender, more attractive bodies they desire, which leads to an increase in confidence and self-esteem.

Who Can Benefit?

When considering liposuction, you should first determine which of the following issues concern you.

Fat tends to accumulate in specific trouble areas and creates bulges. These pockets of fat commonly develop on the abdomen, hips, knees, neck, thighs, and upper arms.

What Do You Desire?


Stubborn fat may be preventing you from being physically and emotionally comfortable in your clothing. After liposuction, you can feel comfortable and confident wearing a wider variety of clothing options that show off your new, more slender figure.

Addressing Your Concerns

  • Recovery

    After surgery, you will wear a compression garment for several weeks to support the skin and control swelling. Patients should start walking as soon as possible to aid in circulation and speed up recovery. Most patients can return to work within a few days after surgery, although they should avoid more strenuous activities for two to four weeks. The majority of swelling and bruising will resolve within three weeks, but slight swelling may persist for up to six months.

  • Scars

    Because incisions are necessary for liposuction, there will be some resulting scars. Fortunately, Dr. Messa uses only small incisions and places them in inconspicuous locations along the natural contours of the body. Any visible scarring is likely to fade over time.

  • Cost

    The cost of a liposuction procedure will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the technique, amount of fat to be removed, surgical facility costs, anesthesia fees, and prescriptions for medication. According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the average cost of liposuction in 2014 was $2,971.

  • Pain

    After the procedure, you will likely experience some discomfort, pain, and stiffness. Dr. Messa will prescribe pain medication to alleviate any discomfort and antibiotics to prevent infection.

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