Liposuction Surgery

Conveniently located to serve the areas of San Diego and La Jolla

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.

Liposuction Procedures

Liposuction surgery is performed upon designated areas of the body marked by the operating plastic surgeon. After anesthesia is given and takes effect, a narrow cannula tube is inserted beneath the skin layers to begin suctioning out fat. By moving the cannula through pushing and pulling movements, fat cells are broken up and then vacuumed out. The procedure can take one to two hours to finish. However, liposuction can take longer depending on the number of areas performed upon.

Before & After Photos

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 the 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.


A host of fundamental factors affect the cost of liposuction. Depending on the type of procedure performed, weight loss goals of the patient, areas of the body, time and other considerations such as operating room fee and or anesthesiologist has to be considered. It is extremely challenging to give an accurate estimate without an in-office consultation. However, the average price of liposuction be anywhere from $2000 to $8000 depending on what is performed.


A scheduled follow up to evaluation progress is strongly recommended.

When Liposuction is performed as a “stand-alone” procedure, 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.


Dr. Erfani and his dedicated staff have generated excellent results

in removing fat, tightening the skin and sculpting the body. Extensive information is available which describes the procedure of liposuction along with helpful before and after surgery tips.

If you are considering liposuction surgery in La Jolla, contact our office and meet with our doctors and staff to discuss your aesthetic goals.