Liposuction is the most popular type of cosmetic surgery performed in San Diego, CA. It’s a type of cosmetic surgery that removes the subcutaneous (just under the skin) fat layer. Here are some important things to know.
Q: Is liposuction good for weight loss?
Liposuction isn’t a weight-loss treatment. It’s a fat reduction procedure. It can remove stubborn fat that’s resistant to diet and exercise. The amount of fat that can be removed depends on many different factors.
Q: What happens during liposuction?
Small incisions are made in the skin and a cannula, attached to a suction device, is used to extract fat. In most cases, the patient can return to work in a few days, although it usually takes 2-4 weeks before all normal activities, including exercise, can be resumed.
Q: What areas of the body can liposuction be performed on?
Liposuction is often performed for double chins, the bottom part of upper arms, outer thighs to eliminate “saddlebags,” abdomen to reduce belly pooch, love handles, and more.
Q:Who's the ideal candidate for liposuction?
The ideal candidates for liposuction are healthy nonsmokers who are close to their goal weight and have good skin elasticity, but are troubled by stubborn subcutaneous fat.
Q: What kind of results can be expected from liposuction?
Immediately following surgery there will be some swelling and skin may be loose. It can take several weeks before the full results of the procedure can be seen.