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Have you been unable to target stubborn problem areas despite eating well and exercising regularly? With liposuction in San Diego, you can improve your body contours with a relatively simple and safe procedure.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction involves inserting a cannula beneath the skin and breaking up and removing unwanted fat cells.

It is designed to remove excess volume from virtually any area of the body, including the:

  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Chin, neck and jowls
  • Buttocks
  • Knees
  • Hips

It’s a terrific way to target localized pockets of fat that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. In many cases, our La Jolla clients combine liposuction with other plastic surgeries – such as a fat transfer or body lift – to achieve a comprehensive transformation.

Are you a candidate?

The best liposuction candidates are San Diego men and women who are close to their ideal body weight, in good general health, and have pockets of stubborn fat that have not responded to a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Planning your procedure

Before your La Jolla liposuction procedure, our plastic surgeons will review your medical history, current health, and medications you are taking to confirm your candidacy. We will discuss the results you can expect, along with the potential risks and complications.

In addition, we will review preoperative directions with you, which may include the elimination of certain drugs that contain aspirin in order to minimize the possibility of excess bleeding. Antibiotics and pain medications will be prescribed prior to surgery to prevent infection. Photographs will be taken before and after surgery to evaluate the final results.


The procedure: What to expect during liposuction

Liposuction surgery is performed in our accredited outpatient surgical facility in the San Diego area. It can be done under general anesthesia (asleep) or moderate sedation (awake but numbed). Before the procedure, a special fluid, also known as tumescent will be injected into the fat to anesthetize the area and prevent blood loss.

From there, our San Diego plastic surgeons will create a small incision in the skin, and insert a thin tube (cannula) that is attached to a high-pressure vacuum suction or syringe system.

We have years of experience successfully performing body contouring procedures and know precisely how much fat to remove to achieve your ideal physique, while avoiding complications.

The procedure can last from one to several hours, depending on the amount of fat removed. Once it is complete, we will close the incisions and apply a compression dressing or garment to reduce swelling and support your new contours.

Risks and complications

When you work with an experienced La Jolla cosmetic surgeon, complications are very rare. However, even the best cosmetic surgery procedure is not without risk. Your surgeon will discuss these with you at your consultation.

Moderate and severe complications

  • Skin perforation
  • Major contour defects
  • Skin necrosis
  • Thermal injury
  • Vital organ injury
  • Adverse anesthesia reaction
  • Major hemorrhage
  • Ischemic optic neuropathy
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Fat embolism
  • Infection
  • Toxic shock
  • Necrotizing fasciitis

The results

At Esthetica, we are sought-after specifically for our body contouring results. Our patients regularly enjoy trimmer figures and increased self-confidence as a direct result of our Del Mar liposuction technique. Although you will notice an immediate improvement in your contour, the final results may not be apparent for up to one year.

As a final note, it is very important to manage expectations with this procedure. Liposuction is not weight loss surgery. It’s for men and women who want to remove unsightly fat from localized areas.

Liposuction San Diego

Liposuction can deliver your ideal physique when diet and exercise alone are not enough. If you’re ready to achieve your body goals, please contact our office today and schedule a consultation for one of the best treatments of liposuction San Diego has to offer.

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