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When diet and exercise aren’t enough to give you the body shape you’re looking for, liposuction may be the right choice. This type of procedure removes pockets of fat from specific areas of the body that remain unaffected by your weight loss methods. Body contouring through liposuction may help to change your body back to how it used to be and give you more confidence about the way you look.
Request a complimentary consultation to learn more about liposuction and find the best procedures and treatments to help you achieve the look you want. We offer convenient appointment times at 3 locations in Southern California to accommodate your needs.
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When considering a body contouring procedure like liposuction, it’s important to do your research and seek the best, most qualified treatment team:
- At Facial Aesthetic Concepts, we offer the latest advancements in surgical techniques and technologies in an award-winning cosmetic surgery center that has proudly served the Orange County and Los Angeles area for over 39 years.
- Our highly skilled and experienced surgical team has helped countless men and women in San Clemente, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and throughout Orange County to improve their appearance and self-confidence.
- Your satisfaction is our number one goal. Our team of professionals provides expertise and exceptional service to address your specific needs and achieve optimal results.
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Best Candidates for Liposuction
The best candidates for liposuction are men and women who are in good physical health and have specific areas of their body that they want to target for excess fat removal. For women, the areas that are most frequently treated by liposuction are the abdomen, hips, thighs, knees, calves, ankles, and beneath the chin. The most commonly treated areas for men are the love handles, abdomen, breasts, neck, and chin area.
What to Expect
Liposuction addresses excess fat deposits located between the skin and muscle around the treatment area. During the procedure, a small, stainless steel tube called a cannula is inserted through tiny skin incisions in order to suction the fat from the body. The cannula creates tiny tunnels through which your surgeon will remove the excess fatty tissue. This technique allows your surgeon to precisely and delicately target your areas of concern to achieve a more improved body contour.
Even though the fat cells are removed during your body contouring procedure, you can still gain weight in other areas of the body that your liposuction procedure did not target. Follow a healthy diet and exercise regimen to maintain your new look long term.
Your Liposuction Recovery & Results
The final results of your liposuction could take anywhere from about 3 to 6 months to be fully visible, depending on your recovery rate. Some people notice initial results and a slimmer shape shortly after their body contouring procedure, but swelling may camouflage this. Your body will continue to swell after the surgery, which is a normal response, but swelling can be controlled by the regular use of abdominal compression garments to help support and evenly distribute fluid throughout your body.
The swelling should dissipate after a few months or so, but it may take up to 6 months for your healing to be complete. At the 6-month mark, you should know what your final shape will look like.
Even though liposuction addresses excess fatty tissue and helps refine your shape, you can still gain weight in other areas of the body. You can ensure that your results are long-lasting by continuing to follow a healthy diet and exercise regimen.
Contact us online to schedule your liposuction consultation or to learn more about additional service options.
What is the cost of liposuction?
The cost of liposuction depends on a variety of factors, including the number and size of areas being treated, the liposuction techniques that are used and the geographical location of the practice. Practices in larger cities tend to be a bit more expensive
According the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of liposuction is approximately $3,518. This is just the cost of the procedure alone and does not include anesthesia, hospital fees and other related costs.
To get a better idea of the cost to address your specific concerns, please contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
How do I find the best plastic surgeon for liposuction near me?
To find the best plastic surgeons near you, start by researching board-certified plastic surgeons with experience performing liposuction procedures in your area. After doing some research on the plastic surgeons you find, choose two to three candidates that find are most compatible with your expectations.
You should schedule a consultation with each of them to make sure that you will be comfortable working with this person and their staff for the entire procedure process. Ask all of your questions and make sure you are able to understand and communicate well with your potential plastic surgeon. You should also ask to see before and after photos of previous patients to get an idea of the results you can expect to see.
What should I expect from liposuction recovery?
Liposuction is typically performed using general anesthesia, so you should not feel any pain during your procedure. After your liposuction, you may likely experience some discomfort and soreness. However, the type of anesthesia used, proactive pain management and compression garments can help to minimize your discomfort level.
Depending on the invasiveness of your liposuction and whether you combined your lipo with other procedures, you may need to take anywhere from a few days to weeks off of work to allow for adequate healing.
What are the complication and risks of liposuction?
While liposuction is an overall safe procedure, there are some risks involved as with most surgical procedures. Although rare, potential risks can include infections, excessive bleeding, skin ulcerations and nerve damage.
Complications typically arise when too much liposuction is done at once. We will take extra precautions to avoid these risks as much as possible.
How do I know if I am a good candidate for liposuction?
Characteristics of good candidates include:
- Good skin elasticity
- Stubborn fat deposits that do not respond to diet or exercise
- Generally healthy
The best way to know for sure if you are a good candidate for liposuction is to schedule a free consultation.
How can I prepare for my liposuction?
You will receive specific instructions on how to prepare for your liposuction procedure. However, here are some general guidelines to follow:
- Stop smoking for at least 4 weeks before surgery
- Eat healthely and follow a regular exercise regimen
- Avoid blood-thinning medications like aspirin and ibuprofen
- Have realistic expectations for your results.