Liposuction

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Liposuction

Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure performed in America. This fact is not surprising because it is an affordable, rewarding and safe way to lose problem areas of fat that have been frustratingly unresponsive to diet and exercise.

I began to practice liposuction in 1982 and is the past president of the American Society of Liposuction Surgery. I co authored one of the first textbooks on Liposuction surgery and has personally trained many physicians in the art of body sculpting. Since 1982 he has continually strived to increase the safety and effectiveness of the procedure. It is in my experience that patients judge results not only by the amount of fat removed, but also by the post- surgical appearance of their skin. With proper surgical technique you are able to remove large volumes of fat while also creating a smooth and contoured appearance to the skin.

The tumescent technique (saline infusion of fatty tissue) utilized in liposuction enables larger removals of fat with minimized blood loss. As the surgeon this technique allows you to sculpt your patients body with a remarkable decrease in the amount of bruising, pain, and swelling in the recovery period. To the patient this means increased safety, more volume removal, an easier recovery and greatly improved results.

In liposuction surgery, what is left behind is often more important than what is taken out. During an initial consultation, I will determine with the patient the amount of fat that may be removed and which areas should be treated to obtain an optimal result. Since localized fat deposits obscure the normal muscular skeletal contour of the body, the objective of liposuction is to enhance the patient’s own muscular skeletal framework.

It is important to establish a good rapport with your surgeon, and feel free to ask to speak to former patients about their experience. You will be pleased to discover how liposuction can make you feel youthful, healthy and more attractive than ever before.

 

Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck

An abdominoplasty is sometimes called a “tummy tuck.” An abdominoplasty is a major surgical procedure to remove excess skin from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. The procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen. It does produce a permanent scar, which, depending on the extent of the original problem and the surgery required to correct it, can extend from hip to hip. If the original problem is not as severe a mini tuck may be performed, which leaves a scar similar to that of a c-section.

The best candidates for abdominoplasty are men or women who are in relatively good shape but are bothered by a large fat deposit or loose abdominal skin that won’t respond to diet or exercise. The surgery is particularly helpful to women who, through multiple pregnancies, have stretched their abdominal muscles and skin beyond the point where they can return to a normal pre pregnancy state. Loss of skin elasticity in older patients or patients who where slightly obese can also see an immense improvement with an abdominoplasty.

As with all surgeries it is important to establish a good rapport with your surgeon, and feel free to ask to speak to former patients about their experience. You will be pleased to discover how an abdominoplasty can make you feel youthful, healthy and more attractive than ever before
 

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Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon