The large-volume liposuction procedure
Dr. Goodman’s technique was developed based on years of experience, scientific measurement of skin and fat temperatures. His technique uses a power cannula to removes the subcutaneous layer of fat. Subsequently laser energy heats the inside of the skin to a safely-monitored temperature, liquefying remaining fat and causing skin tightening. Using only local anesthesia and adhering to the Board of Medicine’s guidelines of four liters of fat, patient safety is paramount and achieved.*
For additional areas and additional fat removal the procedure can be repeated In 2 -3 months. In this way, a single large, and potentially risky, case is divided into two or more smaller and much safer procedures. Skin tightening is further achieved by a second treatment via laser in areas where needed.*
Liposuction has evolved over the last several decades, with the introduction of tumescent and laser-assisted liposuction. Advances have made the removal of larger volumes of fat with less blood loss easier and safer. However, large volume liposuction is a more complex and physiologically different procedure than traditional liposuction, in which small volumes of fat are removed.
Typical liposuction procedures as routinely performed do not make a noticeable difference for those that are size 10 or larger. To the contrary, men and women of plus size can often anticipate dramatic results with Large-volume-Liposuction when staged and performed by an experienced Board Certified Surgeon such as Dr. Neil Goodman.
The S.L.A.B.S. procedure was developed after years of scientific measurement of skin and fat temperatures. Simply put, fat is removed with a power cannula and after removing this subcutaneous layer of fat, the laser fiber heats the inside of the skin to the correct, safe monitored temperature.
By doing this under local “awake” anesthesia and adhering to the Florida Board of Medicine’s guidelines of four liters of fat, patient safety is preserved.
The procedure is repeated on adjacent areas, often 1-2 months later, so that a single large and potentially risky case is divided into two or more smaller and much safer procedures.
Furthermore, additional skin tightening may be achieved by a secondary laser treatment at a later time in areas where fat has previously been removed and more skin tightening is needed.*
Men and women of Florida who choose liposuction are often discouraged by typical plastic surgeons in Palm Beach Florida who are not experienced in liposuction for large people. They are often told to first lose weight, before considering liposuction! But you were going to lose weight you would not be seeking liposuction! Large volume liposuction can offer large size people hope and a new beginning.*