Liposuction surgery or lipoplasty involves the removal of troublesome unwanted body fat to achieve a contoured look upon a desired area. Liposuction is a consistent top performing cosmetic procedure performed each year. The ASPS reported 235,237 liposuction procedures in 2016, up 6 percent from 2015. Liposuction is a safe procedure when performed by a skilled plastic surgeon and has long since been proven effective. Fatty areas located within the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, breast, neck, back, and upper arms are often targeted.
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How Liposuction Is Performed
Liposuction Surgery Video
Dr. Sadi Erfani provides an informative narrative about liposuction surgery in La Jolla with a young woman that had difficulties losing weight despite regular exercise. The patient experienced no pain during the procedure and achieved excellent results.
Once fat has successfully been taken out it can be harvested and paired with additional cosmetic surgeries such as a facial fat transfer, breast enhancement or Brazilian butt lift. The ASPS reported that in 2016, minimally invasive cosmetic fat injections increased 13%, buttock augmentation using fat grafting increased 26%, and breast augmentation using fat grafting increased 72% form 2015.
Areas Treated With Liposuction
Liposuction can be performed on almost any area where fatty deposits can accumulate. The areas most commonly asked about are:
The vast majority of procedures involve the treatment of the stomach area. Liposuction breaks down unwanted layers of fat and is then extracted. Sagging skin and muscles leftover from the surgery may require a tummy tuck to trim it down and tighten it.
Hips and Thighs
The accumulation of fat around these areas is an issue that women often seek out a solution for. This targeting of these areas can extend to the knees or pelvic area.
Women are prone to this problem. Liposuction provides an effective solution for this area.
Skin begins to hang under the arms resembling a pair of wings. Fat accumulates here from age, weight gain and or lack of exercise. Liposuction provides dramatic toning to these areas.
Male Breasts (Gynecomastia)
Often referred to as Man Boobs, this condition can be hereditary, hormonal or from obesity. This surgical process removes fat and curve restoration of the chest to give it a more masculine look.
Liposuction Surgery Cost
Liposuction Recoveryliposuction recovery time may be as little as 3 to 5 days to be able to begin getting back to normal scheduled activities. However, there are expectations one must be aware about when having this type of surgery. Applied bandages are kept for 2 weeks or more to maintain pressure on the area to prevent bleeding and also to preserve the shape. A scheduled follow up to evaluation progress is strongly recommended.
If you are considering liposuction surgery in La Jolla, contact our office and meet with our doctors and staff to discuss your aesthetic goals.