Liposuction in Modesto
Liposuction is a surgical technique to remove unwanted fat deposits from specific body areas, including the face and neck, arms, trunk, abdomen, upper bra bulges, buttocks, hips and thighs, and knees, calves, and ankles.
This is not a substitute for weight reduction but a method for removing localized deposits of fatty tissue that do not respond to diet or exercise. Liposuction may be performed as a primary procedure for body contouring or combined with other surgical techniques such as facelift, abdominoplasty, or thigh-lift procedures to tighten loose skin and supporting structures.
How does it work?
A small hollow metal surgical instrument known as a cannula is inserted into the skin and moved back and forth. The suction-assisted Liposuction that is performed affects the collagen in the skin, which causes the skin to tighten and shrink gradually over the next 3-6 months. An innovative technique in microcannulation allows maximal collagen stimulation without damaging the superficial fat layer and lymphatic system and with less trauma to the surrounding tissue. The result is dramatic skin tightening without skin irregularities, dimpling, skin discoloration, swelling, and bruising that are common with the larger, more aggressive traditional liposuction cannula.
Is the procedure painful?
Liposuction is performed under local anesthesia. The tumescent liposuction technique involves the infiltration of fluid containing dilute local anesthetic and epinephrine into areas of fatty deposits. This technique can reduce discomfort at the time of surgery as well as reduce postoperative bruising. Support garments and dressings are worn to control swelling and promote healing.
How do I know if I am a candidate for Liposuction?
Liposuction is not a quick way to lose weight or an alternative to a healthy diet and exercise program. Therefore, excellent candidates are individuals of relatively average weight with areas of excess fat that will not respond to diet and exercise. In addition, hanging skin will not reshape to the new contours and may require additional surgical techniques to remove and tighten excess skin.
Where can Liposuction be done?
Liposuction works well on any part of the body with unwanted fat, such as the face and neck (double chin and jowling), sagging upper arms, abdomen, hips (love handles), thighs (saddle bags), buttocks (banana rolls), bra bulges, knees, calves, and ankles.
Is Liposuction safe?
Every surgical procedure involves a certain amount of risk. Therefore, you must understand the risks involved with Liposuction. An individual’s choice to undergo a surgical procedure is based on comparing the risk to the potential benefit. Although most patients do not experience these complications, you should discuss each with Dr. Grace Kwon-Hong to ensure you understand Liposuction’s risks, possible complications, and consequences.
What can I expect directly following the procedure?
While the purpose of your surgery is to improve appearance, the healing process needs to be understood. Before the planned results are achieved, there is an initial period of swelling and bruising. You may feel sore and achy. The area of the surgery may feel numb. Most bruising and swelling subsides substantially after one week, but it is not unusual to see resolution taking 2-4 weeks or longer. You will continue to see results for up to 6 months following the procedure.
Is Liposuction permanent?
The fat cells that Liposuction removes do not grow back. If the patient later gains or loses weight, the change tends to be distributed proportionately over the entire body. Although one can expect some changes with aging, provided that the patient does not gain significant weight, the new, more pleasing silhouette is relatively permanent.
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