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If you’re like many people in San Diego, you have pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, no matter how hard you try. Liposuction is ideal for eliminating these natural fat deposits as it removes fat cells from these exercise resistant areas. Liposuction is most commonly performed in the abdomen area, thighs, and arms.
At our San Diego office we perform many types of liposuction. Cool liposuction, laser liposuction, tumescent liposuction, and traditional liposuction. For your convenience, all procedures are performed on site in an accredited operating room at our San Diego Office.
Picture yourself strolling down the boardwalk of Mission Beach. The admiring glances and approving nods from strangers as you walk just steps away from the sand and surf. The San Diego Vein & Liposculpture Center can help you achieve your goals.
While many surgical offices offer a price to you and then tack on all manner of extra charges, at the San Diego Vein and Liposculpture Center, there are never any hidden charges. You’ll know exactly how much your liposuction procedure. costs before you move forward. We offer free initial consultations for San Diego Liposuction. Please give us a call or email for more information on liposuction in the San Diego area.
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What is Liposuction?
Fat deposits below the skin are vacuumed out using a hollow stainless steel tube commonly referred to as a cannula. Although the procedure takes longer using a smaller cannula, the Vein and Liposculpture Center always does so to keep the skin as smooth as possible.
Some of the most popular areas for liposuction are abdomen, thighs, arms, buttocks, and back. These areas tend to be resistant to diet and exercise and for many people, liposuction is the only way to remove the fat in these areas.
The abdomen is the most popular area to have liposuction performed. Women who have given birth have had their abdominal muscles stretched. This tends to make the lower abdomen to push out, deprecating the curve that many women hope to attain. Liposuction will usually produce the desired results. However in more extreme cases a tummy tuck may better serve the patient.
It’s important to know that there are 2 distinct locations of fat in the abdominal region. Subcutaneous fat is located directly beneath the skin and deep abdominal fat is located on the intestines. Subcutaneous fat can be safely removed using liposuction. Deep abdominal fat cannot. It must be removed through diet and exercise.
Liposuction of the Arms
This procedure is performed almost exclusively on women. Pockets of fat accumulate under the upper arms. Many women in San Diego like to wear sleeveless blouses and shirts and are self conscious of their arms. Liposuction is performed around the entire arm so that there is no flap of skin left hanging down. The result is a smooth rounded arm.
Liposuction of the Thighs
Removing too much subcutaneous fat from the thighs can cause the skin to have ripples or pockets. At the Vein & Liposcupture Center depending on the amount of subcutaneous fat we may schedule more than one liposuction session for your thighs.
Liposuction of the Buttocks
To achieve the best results, the Vein and Liposculpture Center always uses the smallest cannula and multiple tiny incisions to preserve the rounded symmetry of the buttocks. With a reshaped posterior, clothes fit better and patients report a very high degree of satisfaction.
Liposuction of the Back
There are several areas of the back that liposuction can be performed on for great effect. These include the area just below the shoulder blades but above the waist, the area near each armpit, middle of the back near the tailbone, and the top middle of the back near the neck.
Is Liposuction Painful?
Liposuction is usually performed using one of 3 methods of anesthesia. Local anesthesia, general anesthesia, and heavy IV sedation.
What are the Different Methods of Liposuction?
This method of Liposuction uses large quantities of a diluted local anesthesia. It is injected into the subcutaneous fat. This causes the targeted areas to become tumescent, or swollen and firm. Local anesthesia is the safest form of anesthesia. The effects of this local anesthesia persist for many hours reducing the need for narcotic pain medications after surgery.
Modified Tumescent Liposuction
This type of liposuction uses local anesthesia plus general anesthesia or heavy IV sedation. If heavy IV sedation is used it is always administered by an anesthesiologist.
Vaser Liposuction is similar to tumescent liposuction but uses ultrasound to help reshape your body. Fat cells in the back are much more fibrous making them more difficult to remove. Areas that have been liposuctioned before tend to be more fibrous as well. It melts the fat to make it easier to remove but has the benefit of helping tighten the loose skin by the heat generated.
What Makes Great Liposuction?
At the Vein and Liposulpture Center we always practice a physicians code of “first, do no harm.” We never expose patients to unnecessary risks. We never perform a single liposuction procedure when two separate procedures will better serve the patient.
As a board certified surgeon, Dr. Sarosy stays current on all the latest trends in the industry and uses only state of the art equipment. Liposuction is more than just a procedure. It’s an art that requires craftsmanship and dedication. Dr. Sarosy has conducted thousands of very successful liposuction procedures but never stops striving for perfection and improvement of technique and skillset.
5 Most Asked Questions About Liposuction
- What kind of anesthesia will I receive?
Depending upon the area to be lip suctioned it can be purely local to deep sedation.
- Is there a log of pain?
Not usually. There is some soreness for up to a week.
- How much weight will I lose when you take the fat out?
Liposuction is not about weight loss. Liposuction is about body contouring and losing inches. This is dependent on the area and the individual.
- What is the recovery time like?
Most patients are back to work within 3-4 days.
- What is the incision like? Is there much scarring from liposuction?
No significant scarring. Incisions are less than 3 millimeters.