Introduction to Liposuction

Are you unhappy with the amount of fat in troublesome areas of your body? Do you partake in a healthy diet and exercise, but still can’t get rid of stubborn fat? Maybe your clothes fit unflatteringly or you try to camouflage the bulges with accessories. If so, then it may be time to consider Liposuction in Miami, FL at Celebrity Plastics. Dr. Michal Keyes is a plastic surgeon who has an eye and passion for aesthetics. As a connoisseur of treating each patient as an individualized canvas, Dr. Keyes is extremely skilled and well-versed in performing liposuction to sculpt your body, not only to your specifications, but to match your inherent essence.

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What is Liposuction?

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or liposculpture, is a minimally invasive procedure. Often referred to as ‘Body Contouring’, this cosmetic procedure involves removing excess fat deposits in target body areas via a few tiny incisions. At Celebrity Plastics in Miami, FL, some common areas treated with our procedure are:

  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Buttocks
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Hips/Love handles
  • Back and upper back rolls
  • Inner and Outer Thighs
  • Neck
  • Knees
  • Neck
  • Thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Waist

While Liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss, it can permanently remove stubborn fat that does not respond to diet and exercise.


Today, there are various technologies available for patients looking to get a liposuction procedure done. At Celebrity Plastics, we pride ourselves on offering our patients state-of-the-art technologies as everyone has different needs and goals. Read below to see what might be the best match for you:

  • Microaire PAL: Microaire PAL (Power Assisted Liposuction) is an advanced liposuction technique that uses an electric handpiece to facilitate the removal of excess fat.
  • Renuvion: Renuvion, also known as J-Plasma, is an advanced technology used in conjunction with liposuction to achieve skin tightening and tissue rejuvenation. It combines RF energy with helium gas to create a cold plasma stream that is delivered under the skin’s surface via a handheld device, causing immediate tissue contraction and collagen production. This results in skin tightening and rejuvenated tissue appearance. J-Plasma is a standard technology that can be used alongside body contouring and facial rejuvenation procedures to enhance cosmetic outcomes. It is considered a safe and effective option for patients interested in skin rejuvenation and tightening.

What are the benefits of Liposuction?

Liposuction can help healthy men and women reduce or even eliminate excess fat in problem areas. It effectively removes fat cells in the abdomen, flanks, thighs, back, and arms. Some of the benefits our patients have received from Liposuction in Miami, FL, are:

  • Achieve a more sculpted body image: Working hard to create your ideal body aesthetic can be frustrating when certain fatty areas don’t go away. Dr. Keyes can expertly contour your body for the perfect shape.
  • Better clothing fit: With a new body contour, your clothing options will open up, fitting you better than ever.
  • Long-lasting results: With a proper diet and routine exercise, you can maintain your results for years to come. While weight fluctuations do occur, they should be manageable after your liposuction surgery.
  • Safe and permanently eliminating stubborn fat cells: Say goodbye to that fat for good! Once fat cells are removed, they never come back in that area.
  • Self-esteem boost: When you look good, you feel good. Removing stubborn fat deposits can significantly enhance your self-esteem and body image.
  • Reduced fatty tissue in male breast: If you suffer from “man boobs,” you’ve probably tried diet and exercise. Liposuction will permanently eradicate stubborn fat and help you have a more masculine chest.
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Who are the Best Candidates for a Liposuction Procedure?

While a consultation at Celebrity Plastics is the best way for patients to determine whether or not liposuction can help them meet their goals, there are some loose guidelines on seeing if you qualify for a Miami Liposuction:

  • Have regions of excess fat resistant to diet and exercise.
  • Have a good diet and exercise plan.
  • Have film, elastic skin for new contours
  • Realistic expectations
  • No underlying medical conditions
  • Not obese
  • Not using liposuction as weight loss surgery

What’s the First Step?

The first step to getting your Liposuction surgery in Miami, FL, is to book a consultation at Celebrity Plastics. During your initial consultation, you will meet with Dr. Keyes and discuss your challenges and body goals.

Dr. Keyes will then evaluate your health, determine where your fat deposits lie, and assess the condition of your skin. He will also explain the body-contouring methods that may be most appropriate for you. Once you’ve had a chance to share your questions and concerns and collaboratively arrive at the best direction for your body contouring journey, Dr. Keyes will create your customized procedure plan, and our Patient Coordinator will be able to help you schedule your appointment.

You will be provided with pre-surgery instructions which you are encouraged to follow. These include directions on eating, drinking, medications, and use of cigarettes and alcohol amongst other specifics.

What to Expect on the Day of Liposuction Surgery

On the day of your procedure, the type of anesthesia will vary depending on the area of concern. For smaller areas, we will use a local anesthetic, with larger areas and extensive procedures requiring general anesthesia to be administered.

Dr. Keyes will begin by making strategically placed, tiny incisions, usually only a few millimeters in length. Through these small openings, a cannula (a very thin tube with a blunt tip) is inserted to remove and suck out the stubborn fat cells. This is possible as the cannula is connected to a rubber tubing that is attached to a high vacuum pressure machine. The procedure length varies from as short as 30 minutes to as long as several hours depending upon the area of the body being targeted.

Procedure timeline


The first step to getting your liposuction surgery is to contact Celebrity Plastics and schedule a consultation through our patient coordinator.


During your initial consultation, you will meet with Dr. Keyes and discuss your challenges and body goals. He will also evaluate your health, determine where your fat deposits lie, and assess the condition of your skin.

Pre-operative preparation

If you decide to go through with liposuction, it is important to follow our pre-operative preparation instructions. This may include obtaining medical clearance from your primary care physician, avoiding certain medications, following a particular diet and exercise plan, and getting some lab work done to ensure you are in good health for the procedure.


The procedure length varies from as short as 30 minutes to as long as several hours depending upon the area of the body being targeted.


Usually, patients resume work and their everyday activities about one week after the procedure. Patients should avoid vigorous activities such as exercise for several more weeks as directed.


The full results of liposuction vary depending on the individual, but you should start to see visible changes in your body shape and contours within a few weeks after the procedure, once the swelling diminishes. The final results won’t be visible until after a few months post-procedure.

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Liposuction Recovery

After surgery, you will be monitored in our recovery room until Dr. Keyes decides that you are safe to be discharged. You will need a family member or friend available to drive you home in case you are still feeling some of the effects of sedation.

You will likely experience some fluid drainage from the incisions so Dr. Keyes may leave a small drainage tube inserted beneath your skin for a couple of days to control this. You may also be fitted with a snug elastic compression garment to wear over the treated area for a few weeks to manage swelling and help your skin form to its new contours.

During your initial recovery period, you might experience some pain, burning, swelling, bleeding, and temporary numbness. Dr. Keyes will prescribe you some temporary medications to prevent infection, reduce swelling, and alleviate any pain.

Usually, patients resume work and their everyday activities about one week after the procedure. Patients should avoid vigorous activities such as exercise for several more weeks as directed.

You will also be sent home with post-surgical care instructions. Please follow them with care and precision. Some of the more important instructions include wearing your compression garments 24/7 during your initial recovery to help reduce any swelling. You may take them off while you shower, but we encourage you to keep wearing them continuously until Dr. Keyes says it’s OK to stop wearing them. You should make sure that your garments are restrictive, but not so tight that they cause blisters or make it difficult to breathe.

Another post-op instruction we encourage you to consider is a lymphatic drainage massage. Sometimes after surgery, your lymphatic system tends to decrease the efficiency of lymph production, which can result in inflammation and other health issues. Your lymphatic system is part of your body’s defense mechanism that consists of an internal network that works to maintain your body’s health; lymph is fluid that carries immune cells, proteins, hormones, toxins, and fatty acids throughout your body. Massaging the areas of surgery will stimulate the flow of lymph and remove the toxins from your body at a faster rate.

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How Much Does Liposuction Cost in Miami, FL?

The cost of Liposuction in Miami, FL is based on several factors, including but not limited to, the area of the body being targeted, anesthesia cost, surgery cost, and the doctor’s office visit fee. For the most accurate cost of your liposuction procedure, please schedule your consultation with Dr. Keyes.

Why Choose Dr. Keyes?

Michael Keyes, M.D. is a board-eligible plastic surgeon and the founder of Celebrity Plastics, with a combined following of over 370K+. He has been featured in various media publications such as Vogue, Marie Claire, New York Times, USA Today,, and many more. Dr. Keyes is a member of the Social Media Subcommittee for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and has spoken about social media & plastic surgery at national meetings around the USA.

Dr. Keyes specializes in facial aesthetic procedures including Chin Implant, facelift, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, brow lifts, and non-invasive procedures such as Botox and fillers.

In a field filled with many talented surgeons, what sets him and his brand apart is their commitment to personalized care. Every procedure is meticulously tailored to fit the individual needs and goals of his patients. He believes in quality over quantity, therefore, he dedicates the time necessary to ensure the best possible outcome for every patient. He takes pride in the high standards he has of himself, his team, and the patients who place their trust in him.

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