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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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Why Choose Facial Aesthetic Concepts?
Liposuction is a smart step when considering a body contouring procedure like lipo. 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 40 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 treatments to address your specific needs and achieve optimal results.
Dr. Zamani is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast & body contouring. She has performed hundreds of surgical procedures & is joining FAC from her practice in Toronto. Select appointment times are now available!
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 looking for liposuction, 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.
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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 better body contouring.
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.
Ultrasound-Assisted (VASER) Liposuction
VASER Liposuction is a cutting-edge body contouring procedure that utilizes ultrasonic technology to gently dislodge fat cells while preserving surrounding structures such as nerves and blood vessels. This results in a smoother fat cell removal process with minimal bruising or injury to surrounding structures. With its precise fat targeting capabilities, VASER Liposuction provides improved definition and smoother contours.
How Does Vaser Work?
Targeted Fat Removal:
VASER Liposuction begins with the injection of a tumescent solution, which helps numb the treatment area and shrink blood vessels for minimal bleeding and bruising. The VASER device emits ultrasound energy that specifically targets fat cells while preserving surrounding tissues, nerves, and blood vessels.
The VASER technology breaks down fat cells by emitting ultrasonic energy, which gently dislodges the fat while leaving other tissues virtually unaffected during your procedure. The fat is then easily suctioned out through small, inconspicuous incisions.
Precision and Customization
The VASER Liposuction technique allows for precise sculpting and contouring of the treated area. Dr. Zamani can tailor the procedure to each patient’s unique body shape and aesthetic goals, ensuring a personalized and natural-looking outcome.
The ultrasonic energy used in VASER Liposuction specifically targets fat cells, leaving surrounding tissues largely unharmed. This precision allows for smoother results with minimal trauma to the body.
Compared to traditional liposuction techniques, VASER Liposuction typically involves less downtime. The advanced technology dislodges targeted fat without damaging surrounding tissue, blood vessels or nerves which promotes faster healing with minimal bruising, resulting in quicker recovery and less post-operative discomfort.
One of the critical advantages of VASER liposuction is its ability to effectively treat fibrous areas and areas with denser fat deposits that may be challenging to address with other techniques. VASER Liposuction is a versatile procedure that can be applied to various areas of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, hips, arms, back, and chin. It can be performed as a standalone treatment or as part of a comprehensive body contouring plan.
By selectively removing unwanted fat deposits, VASER Liposuction can enhance muscle definition and reveal underlying contours, providing a sculpted and toned appearance.
Skin Tightening Effect
The ultrasonic energy delivered during VASER Liposuction stimulates collagen production in the treated area. This can result in improved skin elasticity and tightening, further enhancing the overall aesthetic outcome.
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At FAC Dr. Zamani combines VASER and Power Assisted Liposuction to leverage the best technology to achieve optimal patient outcomes and experience. The combination provides the precision and benefits of VASER along with the more gentle removal fat with the PowerX PAL unit.
Take the first step to learn more in a free consultation with Dr. Zamani. She can learn about your goals, determine if you are a candidate for liposuction and develop a plan to sculpt your best contours.
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 to 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, research 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 minimize discomfort.
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 healthy and follow a regular exercise regimen
- Avoid blood-thinning medications like aspirin and ibuprofen
- Have realistic expectations for your results.
Which complementary procedures are frequently paired with liposuction?
Although VASER liposuction is effective at improving skin elasticity, patients with more significant skin laxity can benefit from having a skin tightening procedure. If the skin is not youthful enough to retract around newly slimmed down contours, it can hang loose, obscuring the newly sleeker contours. Liposuction around the abdomen is often combined with tummy tuck, while chin and neck liposuction can be combined with neck lift.
How much weight will I lose with liposuction?
Liposuction is a cosmetic body contouring procedure, not a weight loss surgery. If your primary goal is to produce dramatic results on the scale, you will see better results with a diet and exercise plan — or perhaps bariatric surgery. Liposuction is appropriate if you are close to your goal weight but have stubborn pockets of fat resistant to your weight loss areas. Depending on the size of the treatment area, you may notice a one- or two-pound difference on the scale.
How soon are VASER liposuction results visible?
You may notice that the treated area appears trimmer immediately after your surgery without the fat cells, although the results will only improve from there. Post-surgical swelling, which is an inevitable part of liposuction, makes your contours appear bigger than they are. Gradually, however, this swelling subsides. You should be able to see your full results about three months after your procedure.
How long do liposuction results last?
The fat cells suctioned out with VASER liposuction are removed from your body permanently. So long as you maintain a steady weight, you can enjoy your new contours indefinitely. However, if you gain a significant amount of weight in the future, that fat will distribute to other areas of your body, which can alter your proportions.
Does liposuction improve cellulite?
VASER liposuction is not designed to improve cellulite. Cellulite is caused by the connective tissue beneath the skin, which can create a dimpling effect. Although fat tends to make cellulite look worse, it is not the actual cause of cellulite (even most skinny women develop cellulite) so removing fat will not resolve this issue — and in some cases can make cellulite look worse. If cellulite is your main cosmetic concern, another treatment may be more appropriate.
Will I have scarring after liposuction?
Fortunately, the incisions a plastic surgeon makes to perform liposuction are tiny and can often be hidden along the natural contours of your body. Consequently, most scarring fades from visibility over time, with most patients agreeing that the miniature signs of scarring are well worth the tradeoff of having a toned body.
Is there a less invasive alternative to liposuction?
VASER liposuction is already an easier procedure that requires less downtime than traditional liposuction. However, if you are interested in an even less invasive procedure for fat reduction, you may be a good candidate for CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting uses cold temperatures to freeze fat cells, which are subsequently expelled from the body permanently. However, you should be aware that VASER liposuction can create a more dramatic transformation by removing more fat cells and simultaneously helping to tighten the skin.