As a renowned cosmetic surgery practice, Gardner Plastic Surgery excels at producing natural-looking results with advanced liposuction techniques. With extensive training, exceptional surgical skills, and dedication to patient satisfaction, Dr. Paul M. Gardner and Dr. Leo M. Baccaro receive patients who elect to have liposuction from across the state of Florida and the United States.
Genetics play a large role in a man’s body type and the areas of the body in which fat is stored. Many patients struggle with stubborn fatty deposits that settle on their hips, buttocks, thighs, stomachs and/or arms. These trouble areas are often resistant to the traditional weight-loss methods of diet and exercise and can be a source of distress for patients.
Liposuction is one of the only successful solutions for treating and eliminating these problem areas. With the liposuction procedure, patients can spot-reduce and remove localized fat deposits to achieve slimmer, more toned physiques.
At Gardner Plastic Surgery, we’re seeing a lot more men coming in for body contouring procedures. They go to the gym, they work out, they’re in good shape, they watch what they eat-- but maybe there’s an area on their side or in their tummy that they just can’t seem to get rid of no matter how hard they work at it.
We’re seeing a lot of men coming in for contouring procedures such as liposuction. Some of them come in for tummy tucks if they’ve developed a little bit of skin that hands over. Men are coming in when they’ve developed breasts as they’ve gotten older--maybe they’ve gained some weight--we do a lot of male breast reduction so those are things we are seeing a lot more of.
The other thing that we’re seeing is men coming in that don’t want to have surgery so we have a number of options for them including, Coolsculpting and sculpture which are non-invasive, non-surgical options for fat reduction.
Liposuction in Naples
The liposuction process begins with a meeting between the patient and Dr. Gardner or Dr. Baccoro designed to gain a deep understanding of the patient's concerns and goals. During this time, the chosen surgeon also works with the patient to determine the appropriate technique and procedure tthat will best meet his needs. One of the recommended techniques offered is tumescent liposuction, which decreases bruising and pain postoperatively.
Liposuction is an advanced body contouring procedure that requires surgical finesse and a strong sense of artistry. Before the proceudre can begin, Dr. Gardner or Dr. Baccaro will first determine the ideal incision locations on the body to encourage minimal scarring and promote fat removal precision. Next, the surgeon and surgical team will prepare the patient for surgery.
To begin the procedure, a wetting solution of saline and epinephrine is infused into the problem areas to minimize blood loss and increase the ease of fat removal. Following infusion of the solution, the surgeon will gently suction out stubborn subcutaneous fat cells to successfully spot-reduce fat deposits. Depending on how much fat is to be removed, the patient is offered local anesthesia or, if extensive suctioning is required, general anesthesia. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis at the practice's surgical suite, which has passed the strict regulations outlined by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF).
Precision Neck Liposuction
Patients who feel they may posses a double chin or extraneous sagging skin on the neck may consider precision neck liposuction. Even when a patient retains a healthy weight, it is possible that excess fat in the neck and jowls can cause a loss of definition and elasticity.
For most patients, neck liposuction is a quick procedure and can be performed with local anesthesia. Small incisions are made under the chin or behind the ears. Dr. Gardner or Dr. Baccaro then remove excess fat while sculpting the remaining tissue to form a natural contour for the chin and neck.
Recovering from Liposuction Surgery
Following liposuction surgery with Gardner Plastic Surgery, patients typically need rest for one to two weeks before being able to return to their daily schedules. Patients may experience slight swelling and bruising for several days after the procedure, and the treatment area may be wrapped with bandages or supportive garments in order to encourage faster recovery periods. Patients are strongly discouraged from engaging in any type of strenuous activity, including exercise, for at least three to six weeks following surgery to prevent complications.
Like many procedures, liposuction can put patients at risk for surgical complications, such as infection or swelling. However, Dr. Gardner and Dr. Baccaro have years of combined experience performing liposuction procedures and hold an exceptional surgical record with minimal complications.
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Dr Baccaro is a gifted surgeon, with remarkable, state of the art, skills to perform complex surgery. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, I opted to go for a full bilateral mastectomy combined with reconstruction. I chose Dr. Baccaro not only because he was referred as the reconstruction subject matter expert in Florida, but… because paired with Lisa, his nurse, and Amy, they demonstrated a genuine compassion and took the time to understand my situation with all emotions I was going thru. Their detailed explanation of the pros & cons of surgery, the implants, the procedure itself and the various stages of the recovery reassured me. Trust me, I had a very long list of questions and concerns! The surgery was a great success and the recovery went very well. The results are spectacular and much better than I originally expected! Dr. Baccaro and Lisa are without doubts, experts in their domain, therefore they recommended and performed what was best for my situation. What makes them different is that they have truly demonstrated they care for me, as a person not just as a patient. The entire team, Dr. Baccaro, Lisa and Amy, are wonderful human beings filled with kindness and compassion. I highly recommended Dr. Baccaro and his team! Read more “Remarkable Results”
June 10, 2020
Terrific Plastic Surgeon!
Dr. Gardner is a terrific Plastic Surgeon! He was highly recommended by a friend in Naples as “the best” and she was so right. I went to see him due to a droopy right eyelid which sometimes happens as we age. He knew exactly how to fix the eyelid muscle (a procedure he performs frequently)… I immediately felt confident he was the right choice. I decided that since I was going to have this surgery and have to recover anyway I would have him fix some other things that have also drooped on my face. He performed a partial brow lift, and corrected both eyelids. I look refreshed… not redone. He corrects with a subtle hand. The entire experience was great, from the wonderful state of the art surgery facility, to the committed staff and of course Dr Gardner himself. If I could give them all six stars I would. Read more “Terrific Plastic Surgeon!”
February 13, 2020
Great bedside manner
Andrea & Lisa were both lovely & non intimidating their bedside manner was great Dr. Gardner was confident & reassuring he didn’t have that ‘surgeons pompous attitude’!
February 4, 2020
Changed my life forever
Dr. G is on a short list of people who have literally changed my life forever. I actually have a card with a hand written note to give him as an extra personal thank you.
December 31, 2019
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Health is the highest priority to Dr. Paul Gardner and Dr. Leo Baccaro, so they work with great care when working with patients to improve the aesthetics and functionality of the body. They take pride in helping patients begin their journey toward meeting aesthetic goals and strive to help patients obtain the results they desire.
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The surgical team at Gardner Plastic Surgery has a long-standing, stellar reputation for outstanding levels of skill, talent, and beautiful results. Dr. Paul M. Gardner and Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro are both highly trained, experienced, and respected in the Naples community.
At their state-of-the-art surgical suite in Naples, our plastic surgeons use their many talents, and personalized compassionate approach, to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals.
At Gardner Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic services are designed to contour and enhance your body to help you achieve the body image that you desire. Known for offering among the best facial plastic surgery in Naples, our board-certified surgeons are known as much for their artistry as they are for their surgical skills. We understand that your image is the key to feeling great, so we will provide you with the most reliable advice and services to help make you look and feel your best.
The surgical team at Gardner Plastic Surgery has the training and experience necessary to help you pursue your own individual cosmetic goals down to the very last detail, all in a warm, comfortable, and private environment.
Dr. Paul Gardner, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. As one of the leading plastic surgeons in Naples, FL, Dr. Gardner has more than 25 years of experience performing facial procedures including composite facelift, mini facelift, rhinoplasty, brow lift and skin cancer removal procedures. He also possesses expertise in breast augmentations, breast lifts, tummy tucks, liposuctions, and labiaplasty.
Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro, MD received extensive training at the prestigious Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, where he worked with some of the most well-renowned practitioners in the art of cosmetic surgery. With honors and awards throughout medical school and his residency, Dr. Baccaro earned a stellar reputation for high quality surgical care with both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures.
The plastic surgery process at Gardner Plastic Surgery begins with a one-on-one, confidential consultation in which your surgeon conducts an examination to determine which procedures are likely to produce the most robust aesthetic improvements. This includes a comprehensive discussion with you to identify the benefits, risks and costs associated with each procedure. It may be possible to combine a number of surgical procedures into a single surgery if you desire and if your medical condition permits it.
As with any medical procedure, there is no guarantee that a desired outcome will be achieved. There are a number of health risks associated with even minor medical procedures. If you have any health issues or concerns, please feel free to discuss them any time with your surgeon at our Naples’ plastic surgery center.