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Liposuction with Dr. Jiles in Sarasota


There are many factors that can cause stubborn and uneven fat deposits throughout the body. Frequent weight fluctuations, genetics, medical conditions, aging, and even weight loss can all contribute to fat collections. When diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes are not helping you achieve that toned and lean look, liposuction can work to permanently remove these fat cells from the body. Dr. Emily Jiles at Sarasota Surgical Arts provides the gold standard of liposuction to the Sarasota and Tampa, FL areas. 


Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that utilizes a state-of-the-art micro-cannula to suction out fat cells. This procedure requires only a small incision in the treatment area for the insertion of the cannula. With the newest techniques, liposuction can create new body contours and reveal a more athletic look. 

In addition to being performed on its own, lipo is sometimes part of other cosmetic procedures. For example, during gynecomastia or breast reduction surgery, a cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Jiles may utilize liposuction to aid in fat removal. In these cases, liposuction is only a step in the procedure. 

Some patients who have small deposits of fat that will not go away with a healthy lifestyle or managing medical conditions are usually the best candidates for liposuction in Sarasota. As a non-invasive, surgical option for fat removal, lipo can be performed at many sites around the body. 

Liposuction Areas 

Nearly anywhere on your body that can collect excess fat is possible to treat with lipo. You should consult with Dr. Jiles to ensure that liposuction will give you the right results. 

The most common liposuction sites include: 

  • Stomach 
  • Thighs 
  • Arms 
  • Waist 
  • Chest/ Breasts 
  • Buttocks 
  • Chin 
  • Neck 
  • Knees 
  • Back 
  • Flanks 

Dr. Jiles can usually perform multiple areas of liposuction during one surgery. Many choose to have their abdomen and waist addressed at the same time as an example. Depending on the type of liposuction performed, Dr. Jiles can transfer the fat to other areas. This can include areas such as the face, buttocks, and breasts. 

Combining a fat transfer with liposuction can enhance your results. Decreasing the amount of fat present in one area and increasing it in another can improve your body’s contours. 

Types Of Fat Removal 

There are many methods of liposuction. The right option for you will depend on your current anatomy, goals, and if you desire a fat transfer. Dr. Jiles utilizes many types of liposuction. She will use her expertise to help you decide which will best suit you. 

Two of the most common liposuction techniques performed at Sarasota Surgical Arts include: 

  • Tumescent: Tumescent liposuction is the standard for surgical liposuction. It uses a mix of local anesthetics and epinephrine to constrict the blood vessels and break up the targeted fat. This makes the process smoother and leads to a lower risk of complications and easier recovery. 
  • Laser: Laser liposuction uses laser technology to break down fat and tighten the skin. This option is great for those who have lost skin elasticity, but may not need a full tummy tuck. Or, if the skin can be tightened using a laser. In general, this method causes less trauma to the body. However, fat removed through laser liposuction is not viable for fat transfer. 


Liposuction of the stomach and a tummy tuck can both provide a flatter tummy and improve bodily contours. At your consultation, Dr. Jiles can examine the surgical sites and determine which procedure will achieve your goals. 

Beyond the differences in surgical technique, a tummy tuck and liposuction treat different cosmetic issues. Liposuction removes fat and relies on the skin to settle around the treatment area during recovery. A tummy tuck can also remove fat, but in addition, treats excess skin and can repair the abdominal muscles. 

Liposuction Tummy Tuck
  • Tiny incisions
  • Removes stubborn fat deposits
  • Can supplement many other cosmetic procedures
  • Cannot remove extra skin, but can sometimes improve skin laxity
  • Typical surgical incision (can extend from hip to hip)
  • Removes fat and extra skin
  • Repair diastasis recti
  • Normally requires repositioning the belly button

How Do I Know Which Is Right For Me? 

In general, if your main concern is stubborn fat, lipo may address this. If you have other concerns, like extra skin due to weight loss, or weak abdominal muscles, a tummy tuck may better serve your needs. Liposuction often complements a tummy tuck and can aid in the fat removal process during surgery. 

Ultimately, the only way to know which procedure would suit you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jiles at Sarasota Surgical Arts. Her knowledge and expertise in cosmetic surgery allows her to create a precise surgical plan she believes will benefit you. 


The way Dr. Jiles performs your Sarasota liposuction will depend on the area of the body. For most liposuction procedures, she uses a modified version of the tumescent method. After a licensed anesthesia provider has placed you under general (or in some cases local) anesthesia, Dr. Jiles will inject tumescent fluid. Tumescent fluid is a local anesthetic mixed with other components including epinephrine and saline. 

This mixture accomplishes many tasks that prepare your body for surgery and make the procedure safer. The local anesthesia and epinephrine help minimize blood loss by constricting blood vessels. This helps reduce the amount of blood loss seen during liposuction and can lead to a more comfortable recovery. 

After injecting the tumescent fluid, Dr. Jiles will then make a small incision through which she will insert the micro-cannula. Using fluid and gentle movements, she will move the cannula back and forth to remove fat and sculpt your new contours. She may repeat this process at all of the treatment sites. 

How Much Fat Can I Remove? 

A common misconception about liposuction is that it can remove large amounts of fat and contribute to weight loss. This is simply not true. Liposuction should not be treated as a way to lose weight. Although, for those who have lost a significant amount of weight, liposuction can help them get rid of fat deposits not responding to a healthy lifestyle. 

In most cases, liposuction does not remove more than ten pounds of fat. Many patients will leave after their Sarasota lipo weighing the same. This does not mean the procedure failed. Liposuction usually only helps tone the body or remove localized pockets of fat. 

Is Liposuction Permanent? 

Once liposuction removes fat cells from the body, those cells can never come back. However, your existing fat cells can still expand, which could lead to a reversal in results. If you continue a healthy diet and exercise, you should easily maintain your liposuction results. 


When you wake up from surgery, you will begin your liposuction recovery. Dr. Jiles may provide a compression garment to wear during your recovery. Usually, you will wear your garment twenty four hours a day for the first week to two weeks of recovery. After this, Dr. Jiles will specify how you should wear the garment based on your specific procedure and anatomy. 

You may notice some side effects like swelling, bruising, pain, and redness. These are normal and should subside on their own with time. Dr. Jiles will prescribe pain medication to keep you comfortable during the first part of your recovery period. She will also likely advise you to temporarily stop taking certain medications or supplements, if possible. Blood thinners, some over-the-counter painkillers, and others may worsen bruising or could interact negatively with surgery or anesthesia. This is why it is important to inform Dr. Jiles of all medications and supplements you take. That way she can ensure a safe surgery and recovery. 

Most Sarasota liposuction patients return to work within a week. Depending on the treatment areas and your individual recovery, you may return sooner or later than a week. If you have a physical job, you may require more time off work. Typically, exercise and strenuous activities are limited for at least two weeks. 

Does Liposuction Scar? 

Unlike a tummy tuck, liposuction does not need a large incision. Liposuction only needs a small entry point for the cannula. For most patients, these incisions heal well and rarely become ultra-visible. Sometimes patients may even see their scars fade completely. 

For patients prone to keloid formation or scarring, they may want to consider the risk. Even with small incisions, there is a small risk for scarring. If you are prone to scarring or keloids, mention this to Dr. Jiles at your consultation. She will help you weigh the pros and cons of the procedure. 

When Can I See My Results? 

Immediately after coming out of surgery, you can expect to see some results. Over the coming months, your results should improve as your skin settles. Liposuction results can take months to become fully visible, but most patients see their final results within three months. 


The majority of healthy people with a little extra fat are good candidates for liposuction in Sarasota. While liposuction is a surgical procedure, it is less invasive than many other fat removal methods. Therefore, this makes it a compatible procedure for most people. 

Some health conditions may compromise your candidacy for liposuction. These conditions could include: 

  • Blood or bleeding disorders 
  • Large amount of extra skin 
  • Currently pregnant or nursing 
  • Allergies to anesthetics 
  • Lung or heart problems or disease 
  • Unmanaged or major medical health conditions 

Your Cosmetic Surgery Consultation 

When you have your consultation with Dr. Emily Jiles, she will first want to understand your concerns and cosmetic goals. Understanding your motivations for cosmetic surgery will help Dr. Jiles better customize your surgical plan. After this, she will want to know your medical history and any current medications and supplements. This will help her determine if your health makes you a candidate for liposuction. 

Once she finishes the conversation, Dr. Jiles will examine the areas you want to focus on. This will help her narrow down the cause and decide if liposuction is the best procedure for treating it. 

If Dr. Jiles believes you are a good candidate for liposuction, she will explain the pre-operative requirements. This can include health clearances, cessation of medications, and arrangements for the day of surgery.


Dr. Jiles of Sarasota Surgical Arts uses the most advanced and modern liposuction techniques. These techniques cut down on the risks of liposuction, contribute to a better recovery, and allow for a more effective procedure. She has refined these techniques through fellowships and training in New York City and Miami. 

All of her Sarasota liposuction surgeries are performed at the state-accredited surgery center at Sarasota Surgical Arts. This helps her ensure a safe procedure and offer the most to her cosmetic surgery patients. With a dedication to patient safety and satisfaction, Dr. Jiles continues to perfect her techniques to better serve her patients. 

About Dr. Emily Jiles 

Dr. Emily Jiles is a board-certified surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery. With a background in treating varicose veins, Dr. Jiles has a complete understanding of the body. Also, with specialized cosmetic surgery training, she combines her knowledge and experience to offer a unique set of skills to patients in Sarasota, FL.