Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure where undesirable fat is removed from targeted areas.

Due to the constant innovation of technology, there are a number of new techniques, making to better results and a quicker recovery.

The procedure is not meant for weight reduction, it is meant to target specific areas that have shown a resistance to natural weight lose methods. The ideal candidates for liposuction are not significantly overweight because the technique is not meant for weight reduction. If you have firm, elastic skin and areas of excess fat you may be an excellent candidate.

More About Liposuction

Liposuction is an out-patient basis procedure, and may be performed under local, regional, or general anesthesia. Your plastic surgeon will work closely with an anesthesiologist to determine which will be optimal given your situation. During the procedure small incisions will be made, which will be infused with saline solution.

Next, a narrow tube will be inserted and used to vacuum the fat layer of cells that lies beneath the skin.

You should expend some excess fluid drainage from the incisions following your surgery. Swelling and bruising are highly likely, and may take up to three weeks to disappear. Medical compression garments and surgery supplements are provided to help with post surgery swelling. The healing process following liposuction is gradual, and you will be encouraged to walk, which helps achieve a number of objectives, mainly reducing swelling and preventing blood clots.

Healing following the surgery can take a few days to a week, and you should wait a month before returning to highly physical activities. As with all surgery, there is a slight, small risk of infection, poor healing scars, prolonged bruising and swelling.

Liposuction at The Maas ClinicTM

Corey S. Maas MDTM of The Maas ClinicTM, can help patients find the right liposuction expert. Dr. Maas has an extensive network of plastic surgeons specializing in liposuction in Northern and Southern California. For a referral to a surgeon in your area, please call (415) 567-7000 or contact us by email.

The information about liposuction was reviewed by Corey S. Maas MDTM. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.

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