Setting Expectations with Liposuction in San Diego, CA
If you are close to your ideal weight and are having trouble getting rid of stubborn fat in trouble areas such as your neck, upper arms, chest, back, abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, and other areas, liposuction may be a simple and minimally invasive solution for your concerns. Pollack Plastic Surgery, conveniently located in the Hillcrest area of San Diego, offers residents of La Jolla, Alpine, and nearby areas in Southern California the option of achieving tight, youthful body contouring through liposuction.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat from stubborn areas on the body. The liposuction procedure is performed under general and local anesthesia. A small incision will be made in the treatment area into which a small tube, called a cannula, will be inserted. Using a vacuum pump, the excess fat will be sucked out through this cannula. Liposuction is commonly used on areas where fat is hard to eliminate with diet and exercise alone like the love handles, thighs, abdomen, back, and flanks.
What is the Recovery After Liposuction Like?
Immediately after the procedure, you will experience some swelling and soreness in the treatment areas. You may also be required to wear a compression garment for a number of weeks following your surgery to keep swelling under control. The swelling usually peaks about a week after the procedure and begins to subside from there. After the swelling has subsided, you may return to light activity. After a few weeks, all bruising will disappear, areas of numbness will regain sensation, and you may resume regular exercise and physical activity.
What Kinds of Results Can I Expect to See from Liposuction?
Immediately after the procedure, you will notice the reduction of fat in the treatment areas. Liposuction produces natural-looking results and isn’t designed to remove extreme amounts of excess fat. Liposuction patients should be within 25 pounds of their ideal body weight.
Liposuction permanently removes fat cells from specific areas of the body, so fat can no longer accumulate in the treatment areas, but it is entirely possible that you may gain weight in other areas. Liposuction is most suitable for patients who maintain a proper diet and exercise regimen following their procedure. Though fat cannot accumulate in the treatment area, it can around the treatment area if patients do not remain a healthy lifestyle.
For some people dieting and exercise may not be enough to eliminate fat in stubborn areas like the flanks, love handles, and thighs. At Pollack Plastic Surgery, conveniently located in the Hillcrest area of San Diego, residents of La Jolla, Alpine, and surrounding communities in California may now enjoy the benefits of liposuction to achieve a smoother body contour. Contact our office today to set up a consultation!