You exercise and follow a nutritious diet, making wellness and health a priority in your life. Yet no matter how hard you try, you might still be dealing with certain parts of your body that feature stubborn little fat deposits, be it on your tummy or hips, ankles or thighs. It’s frustrating right? You probably also know that one simply cannot spot reduce and that genetics play a huge role and how fat is distributed in the body. But there’s help. Liposuction at Coastal Dermatology & Plastic Surgery in California can offer an excellent solution for getting rid of pesky, exercise-immune fat. Here are some common facts about the procedure.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction, also called lipoplasty, lipectomy, liposculpture suction, or lipo, reduces the number of fat cells in isolated areas. It is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess fat from specific areas of the body such as the face, chin, neck, tummy, hips, calves or ankles. Nowadays, there are several different types of liposuction, but basically the excess fat is removed from under the skin via a suction device known as a cannula.
The procedure is performed in a hospital or in an office under general or local anesthesia, depending on the area and type of liposuction. The cannula is inserted into small incisions between the skin and the muscles, removing excess fat by either using the suction pump or a syringe. The results are subtle but can be quite dramatic!
Liposuction is now the most common cosmetic operation in the United States. About half a million are performed every year with the average procedure cost ranging from about $2,000 to $3,500.
Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
Liposuction is no substitute for healthy weight loss but a cosmetic procedure with subtle body-shaping effects. It is recommended for individuals that are not obese, in good health, who have not achieved desired fat-reduction results via healthy lifestyle changes and who want to target small areas of fat deposits that are resistant to exercise and diet. Liposuction is a great option for people with good skin tone and skin elasticity. This will allow the skin to mold itself into its improved new contours.
Typical Areas Ideal for Targeting via Liposuction
Keep in mind that liposuction is a cosmetic treatment to improve your appearance as opposed to a health-focused modality. The following areas are most commonly addressed by the treatment, with remarkable results:
- Neck and “double-chin”
- Upper Arms
- Flanks or “love handles”
- Inner / Outer thighs (“saddlebags”)
- Inner knees
Speak with a Specialist!
Ready to start looking your best? If you’re unhappy with your physique because of unwanted little fat deposits that seem immune to all of your best diet and exercise efforts, then liposuction at Coastal Dermatology & Plastic Surgery in California might be the next right step for you. Armed with an arsenal of facts about what liposuction is, how it works and what it can achieve, you may be ready to speak with a specialist at one of our four locations. Call now to schedule your initial consultation! We proudly serve California with locations in Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, and Tustin.