Are you ready to get liposuction surgery in Los Angeles? Dr. Sanders is a highly skilled Los Angeles plastic surgery specialist who has helped many patients in the San Fernando Valley area achieve a leaner physique. If you have small deposits of fat that refuse to go away despite dieting and exercise, liposuction surgery can remove that fat permanently.
The best candidates for liposuction are those who are in good health, but who have been unable to completely eliminate unsightly bulges with diet and exercise. In the paragraphs below Dr. Sanders further explains this popular procedure and how it has helped many liposuction patients realize their dreams of attractive, slim bodies.
Good Candidates for Liposuction
You may be considered a good candidate for liposuction if you:
- Are in overall good health
- Are within 30 percent of your ideal weight
- Have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone
- Have fat deposits on your body that don’t respond to diet and exercise
Liposuction is used to remove fat from under the skin and smooth out bulges and fatty areas. By undergoing liposuction, patients can enhance their appearance and greatly improve their self-confidence. Dr. Sanders utilizes the advanced technique of Tumescent and Ultrasonic assisted Liposuction as well as Microliposuction to contour a shapely body as he removes fat cells in the hips, thighs, buttocks and other areas. These procedures can be performed separately, or in conjunction with sculpting other areas of the body.
Types of Liposuction Procedures
A variety of techniques are available to reduce the amount of fat in specific body areas. These include non-surgical techniques, which treat the fat with extreme cold, ultrasound, and lasers, as well as the surgical technique of liposuction. Although the non-surgical techniques allow you to avoid surgery, the results take weeks to months to appear and frequently require touch-ups. On the other hand, liposuction is a one-time procedure in most cases, and the results are immediately seen, although they improve for several months. Liposuction also allows for treatment of multiple body areas as opposed to a much more limited area treated with the non-surgical techniques.
There are different types of liposuction techniques available, which include tumescent, ultrasonic-assisted, laser-assisted, power-assisted and micro-liposuction. In his practice, Dr. Sanders uses micro-liposuction.
Micro-liposuction involves the use of tiny suction cannulas for fat removal, creating minimal scars and minimizing any skin irregularities after surgery. The procedure may be performed under local anesthesia or sedation anesthesia. It begins with the injection of fluid that contains local anesthetic and epinephrine to minimize bleeding and maximize the amount of fat removed.
Recovering from Liposuction
Recovering from micro-liposuction involves significantly less discomfort and time than other liposuction techniques. You can usually return to work in one week and exercise after two weeks.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
The price of liposuction varies due to the type of liposuction selected, the number of areas being treated and other individual factors. Dr. Sanders will be able to provide you with a more accurate price estimate during your one-on-one consultation. At that time, you may also wish to ask Dr. Sanders about the financing options that he offers, which create an affordable monthly payment method with low to zero interest. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Sanders, contact his office at (818) 981-3333.
What areas of the body can be treated with liposuction?
- Male chest
- Upper arms
Is liposuction permanent?
After healing from liposuction, the treated area maintains the same shape even with changes in weight. Once removed via liposuction, fat cells do not grow back. However, gaining a significant amount of weight after liposuction could affect the results of surgery. Dr. Sanders recommends eating right, exercising regularly and practicing portion control after recovering from surgery.
Does liposuction leave scarring?
The liposuction incisions are small and usually heal very well, so they do not leave noticeable scarring. Dr. Sanders always tries to hide the incisions by paying close attention to the position and direction of the incision.
What is tumescent liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction involves injecting a special tumescent solution (fluid containing epinephrine and lidocaine) into the fat, causing it to swell and firm before it is removed. Tumescent liposuction causes less post-operative bleeding and swelling.
Can I have liposuction if I am overweight?
Liposuction is not a suitable method of weight loss, nor is it recommended for individuals that are more than 50 pounds above their ideal weight. Dr. Sanders recommends getting reasonably close to your goal weight before considering liposuction.
Do I need to wear a compression garment after surgery?
Compression garments are helpful for reducing bruising and swelling after surgery and helping the tissues heal properly. The garment is placed over the treated area and should be worn for several weeks, per Dr. Sanders’ recommendation.