Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kailash Narasimhan has a simple philosophy when it comes to liposuction at his practice in St. Petersburg, FL: People who eat right and exercise should be able to achieve a body they can truly enjoy. But even if you stay fit and healthy, stubborn areas of fat can show up around your midsection, and your best option to address these unwanted fat deposits is liposuction.
Liposuction patients from Clearwater and around Tampa, FL, can enjoy a much-improved silhouette and even feel more toned and in shape after their procedure. To get started, request a consultation with Dr. Narasimhan or call his office in St. Petersburg at
This 26 – year-old mother of 2 presented with excess skin and looseness of the muscle in the midline of the abdomen. Abdominoplasty of the tummy and liposuction of flanks was performed. Patient is now 12 months out and overall happy with her results. If you are interested in an abdominoplasty in the St. Petersbur... Read More
Our healthy female patient in her 50’s desired a breast reduction to relieve her back and neck pain. Procedure was performed and 805 gm of tissue was removed from the breasts. Liposuction to the Axilla was performed in clinic after surgery. Before and after pictures are taken 8 months after breast reduction surgery and 5 months after li... Read More
29 yo healthy male who requested improvement in the appearance of his abdomen and hips through liposuction. Despite an active life style and working out, he had some unwanted fat deposits. He is shown 10 months out from liposuction to abdominal wall, hips, and flanks. He is extremely happy with her results to date.&nbs... Read More
Female patient in her 40’s who desired improved shape of her abdomen and breasts. Patient had significant breast asymmetries pre-op, as well as a midline abdominal scar from a previous laparotomy surgery. Abdominoplasty of the tummy and liposuction of hips was combined with breast augmentation and lift procedure. Patient is n... Read More
45 year old male who desired a sculpted chest and abdominal (tummy) area. While our patient was very physically active—there were hard to reach areas of fat in the abdomen and waist. Dr. Narasimhan performed gynecomastia excision using a small incision under the areola to remove the breast tissue. In addition, he perfor... Read More
24 yo healthy woman who requested improvement in the appearance of her abdomen, thighs, and hips through liposuction. Despite an active life style she had some unwanted fat deposits. She is shown 8 months out from her liposuction to her abdominal wall, hips, thighs, and flanks. She is extremely happy with her results t... Read More
Female in her 40s, active, who underwent Bilateral Breast Augmentation with 330 ml silicone gel implants placed behind the muscle with an incision placed in the breast fold. She also received liposuction in her abdomen and flanks. She is shown four months from her Breast Augmentation and Liposuction surgery. If you a... Read More
Healthy 60 yo female who had lost nearly 100 lbs through diet and exercise; photos before and after tummy tuck with liposuction and improved contour in midsection and sides, removal of fat, and overall improved shape. If you are in the Tampa Bay region and desire tummy tuck or liposuction please contact Narasimhan Plastic Surgery today!... Read More
How Much Does Liposuction Cost in St. Petersburg, FL?
Although we cannot quote a specific price without an in-person consultation, the physician fees for liposuction (depending on the degree of correction needed) range from $2,000 to $4,000 per area.
What Is Liposculpture?
While you might have heard about liposuction, you might be a little puzzled when you see the term “liposculpture.” Dr. Narasimhan uses proven liposuction techniques but prefers to talk about this procedure as liposculpture to emphasize the essential artistic component that a truly skilled surgeon can provide. His artful eye, combined with rigorous training and real-world experience, can make the difference and deliver a smooth, satisfying result.
An Attractive Body With Liposculpture
Body contouring with liposculpture may be right for you if you are close to your ideal body weight, have good skin tone, and would like to reduce pockets of unwanted fat. Dr. Narasimhan offers both tumescent and ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL) to treat such areas as the following:
Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck
While both are contouring procedures not intended for weight loss, liposuction and tummy tuck surgery have different purposes. Here are some differences:
Removes localized fat pockets
Involves tiny incisions placed discreetly
Does not tighten skin
Tightens lax abdominal skin
Repairs stretched and separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti)
Reshapes the belly button
Involves a long incision concealed by swimsuits and underwear
Combined Tummy Tuck and Liposuction
Liposuction can be combined with a tummy tuck to address localized fat pockets, excess skin, protruding abdominal muscles, and stretch marks below the belly button.
Facial Liposuction Treatment Areas
Dr. Narasimhan performs liposuction on its own or combined with facial plastic surgery to enhance the following areas:
Under the chin (submental region)
Liposuction for Men
Dr. Narasimhan uses liposuction to help men who are fit and at a healthy weight reduce stubborn areas that retain fat, which commonly include:
Under the chin
Flanks (love handles)
Liposuction also complements surgical procedures for men, such as gynecomastia surgery and tummy tucks.
Commonly Combined Procedures
At your consultation, Dr. Narasimhan can review your areas of cosmetic concern and give you more information about body contouring and other plastic surgery procedures. He often performs liposculpture to enhance the results of other procedures, such as the following:
Dr. Narasimhan takes steps to maximize comfort and minimize recovery time after the lipo procedures he performs. Most patients can expect a few weeks of residual bruising and swelling, and may not feel back in the swing of things for about 5 to 7 days. Be sure to follow your post-op instructions carefully for optimal results. Dr. Narasimhan will share much more about safety and recovery during your consultation.
After they’ve fully recovered, our patients have said that:
Their clothes fit better
Exercise is easier/more comfortable
They are more satisfied with their body image
You can enjoy your slimmer look for years to come if you maintain a healthful diet and continue to exercise regularly.
Dr. Narasimhan respects that scheduling liposuction is a major decision, and even with all the facts, it can still feel a little scary. As a seasoned professional, he understands that being a good doctor means more than simply having surgical skill — it’s about offering a compassionate bedside manner to the women and men in his care, and taking the steps to ensure their safe recovery and long-term happiness with their outcome.
Great experience throughout the whole process. I am pleased with the end results. Dr. Narasimhan has a pleasant bedside manner. Support staff is wonderful.
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Is surgical body contouring better than nonsurgical body contouring treatments like CoolSculpting®?
Each has its own pros and cons. Surgical procedures are more precise (one and done) and provide more noticeable results but involve scars and downtime. Nonsurgical procedures like CoolSculpting provide minor fat reduction, may need to be repeated, involve no incisions, and require little to no downtime.
Does the fat come back after liposuction?
Fat cells are removed with liposuction and do not grow back; however, remaining fat cells and those in other areas enlarge with weight gain.
What are the potential risks of liposuction?
When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Narasimhan, liposuction is a safe, effective way to reduce unwanted fat. But, like any surgical procedure, liposuction is not without risk. Potential complications are rare and may include infection, bleeding, and contour irregularities. Complications related to anesthesia are also possible. During your consultation, Dr. Narasimhan reviews your personal medical history to determine if you are healthy enough to undergo liposuction, and he’ll give you a better idea about your specific risk for these complications.
Does liposuction treat cellulite?
Not quite. Although many people associate cellulite with excess fat, it actually comes from connective tissue that pulls on skin from below. Extra fat can exacerbate the appearance of cellulite, but removing fat won’t treat it completely. During your consultation, Dr. Narasimhan will examine your areas of concern and help you understand what liposuction can do for you. If you’re primarily bothered by cellulite, he may make alternative recommendations to help you achieve the look you want.
Can liposuction help me lose weight?
Liposuction is not intended to be a weight loss procedure, and any measurable weight loss that occurs as a result of surgery is likely to be negligible. High-volume fat removal via liposuction increases the risk of complications, and Dr. Narasimhan doesn’t recommend the procedure for patients who are significantly overweight. Instead, liposuction is meant to reduce smaller, more localized pockets of fat that may be resistant to diet and exercise adjustments. Some patients have also said that, after surgery, they’re more inclined to observe healthy habits in order to maintain or even build upon their results. Therefore, while liposuction isn’t a weight loss tool in and of itself, it can be a motivator that leads to improved health and fitness.