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Dr. Bonelli, Liposuction Specialist , is a board certified physician specializing in cosmetic medicine and surgery, began his education at Harvard University. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and received a bachelor’s degree in Biochemical Sciences. While an undergraduate, Dr. Bonelli participated in medical research at Harvard Medical School, and was published for the research he performed at the Massachusetts General Hospital Experimental Hematology Laboratory.
Dr. Bonelli attended medical school at the prestigious Southwestern Medical School, which boasts the most Nobel Laureates of any medical school, and continued his postgraduate education at the University of South Florida. During residency, Dr. Bonelli studied with experts in the fields of cosmetic medicine and surgery, completing an Area of Concentration in Aesthetic Medicine.
Dr. Bonelli served as the assistant medical director of A Permanent Solution, which specializes in laser procedures, including laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, and laser skin resurfacing, from 2006-2008. He has performed countless laser procedures and has recently introduced True Tumescent Liposuction to the Tampa Bay Area.
Dr. Bonelli has dedicated himself to minimally invasive procedures that enhance beauty and defy the aging process. In addition to liposuction for local fat reduction, Dr. Bonelli also performs Lipo-Dissolve Mesotherapy, which dissolves fat with a soy-derived medication that is FDA approved. Other forms of mesotherapy offered by Dr. Bonelli are used to treat cellulite and to regrow hair. For unsightly spider veins and varicose veins, Dr. Bonelli offers sclerotherapy and endovenous laser therapy (EVLT). Facial rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction are also available, using a special combination of Restylane®, Botox™, and laser skin resurfacing. All procedures are extremely safe and very effective, which underscores Dr. Bonelli’s dedication to safety and quality.
I used to have an unsightly lump of fat under my arm, but thanks to Dr. Bonelli’s tumescent liposuction, my lump is gone and I returned to work the next day!
Dr. Bonelli did tumescent liposuction on my abdomen, and I was back to my normal activities the next day. This really is liposuction without the down time!
When I had traditional liposuction 12 years ago, it took me over three weeks to recover. After True Tumescent Liposuction of my arms and outer thighs, I was able to work the next day.
What is the treatment like?
First, the area to be treated will be prepped and draped in a sterile fashion. Small 2 millimeter openings for the cannulas will then be created with a punch biopsy instrument under local anesthesia. Tumescent anesthesia will then be infused with a pump. Microcannulas will then be used to remove fat smoothly and evenly under suction.
What should a patient expect during treatment?
Treatment time will vary depending on patient characteristics and the area(s) being treated. The position in which you are placed will also vary depending on the location of treatment. You will typically be given an oral pain or anxiety medication before the procedure. Patients typically experience minimal to no discomfort during the treatment. Vital signs and heart rhythm will be monitored at all times during the procedure.
What areas can be treated with Tumescent Liposuction?
Tumescent Liposuction is used to remove fat deposits and recontour the skin in the following areas: inner thighs, hips, knees, love handles, abdomen, arms, upper back, breasts, neck, and jowls. It can also be used in certain medical conditions, including lipodystrophy, axillary hyperhidrosis, and gynecomastia, as well as in scar revision.
What should a patient expect after treatment?
After treatment there may be some initial bruising and swelling that quickly subsides. Anesthetic fluid will also drain from the insertion sites for approximately 24-48 hrs. Absorptive pads and compression garments will be used to minimize pain, swelling, and bruising after the procedure. Almost all patients are able to return to full activity after only 1-2 days.
1840 Mease Dr.
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
- Anterior Thighs
- Fat Transplantation
- Female Breast Reduction
- Hips and Waists
- Inner Thighs
- Male Breast Reduction
- Males Flanks
- Outer Thighs
Harvard University Magna Cum Laude in Biochemical Sciences
Southwestern Medical School
University of South Florida