Trying to reduce stubborn belly fat can seem like an impossible task. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle by exercising and following strict diets may seem challenging, perhaps even useless. Oftentimes these practices don’t adequately get rid of stubborn pockets of fat. At Coastal Dermatology & Plastic Surgery in California, we offer liposuction as an excellent solution to getting rid of stubborn fat. Here are some common questions about liposuction.
What is Liposuction?
In simple terms, liposuction is a form of fat removal that is used in plastic surgeries. In the United States, it is the most common form of plastic surgery, and about half a million procedures are performed every year. As for the most common places where the procedure is performed, they are the face, thighs, hips, buttocks, and the abdomen.
How Does Liposuction Work?
Before we explain to you how liposuction works, it’s important to note that depending on the area where the procedure will be performed and how much fat will be removed, the procedure may vary. A procedure may be performed either in a hospital or in our medical office.
The first step of the process will be you receiving either general or local anesthesia (it’ll depend on the area and the type of liposuction), after which a cannula, which is the suction device commonly used for the procedure, will be inserted into small incisions between the skin and the muscles. Once the cannula is inserted, it will remove the fat either by using the suction pump, or a syringe. Once the fat is removed, the cannula is taken out of the body, and you are all set!
Schedule Your Consultation!
If you have tried dieting and exercising extensively for some time, but saw no results, then considering liposuction at our Coastal Dermatology & Plastic Surgery in California may be the best solution for you. Now that you know how the procedure works and the different types of procedures available, we hope that you’ll find the best one for you and choose the time to speak with a specialist today! Contact us today at to schedule your initial consultation with us at one of our locations!