Liposuction in Orange County
Liposuction removes small areas of fat not typically improved through diet and exercise, alone. Liposuction is performed at Orange County CoolSculpting ® on hips, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, face, chest, back and arms. There are other areas liposuction can help, but these are the most common.
Am I a good candidate for liposuction?
To be a good candidate for liposuction, you must have realistic expectations regarding potential outcome of the plastic surgery. Patients who are of average or just above average weight for their height are best suited for liposuction. Firm, elastic skin must be present in the area to be treated and patients should be in good overall health.
To determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction, the first step is to visit with Dr. Siamak Agha of Orange County CoolSculpting ® for a consultation.
What should I discuss with the plastic surgeon at my consultation?
During your initial consultation for liposuction, be open with your plastic surgeon regarding goals for your body. CoolSculpting ® technician will provide you with instructions regarding preparation for your plastic surgery, such as in regard to diet, alcohol consumption and vitamin intake.
If you have allergies or are taking medications, it is important to advise CoolSculpting ® technician of these. Over-the-counter, herbal and prescription medications should be disclosed. This information will help CoolSculpting ® technician keep you safe during surgery and recovery from liposuction.
How does CoolSculpting ® technician perform liposuction?
There are several types of liposuction CoolSculpting ® technician may perform. The type you are having will determine many factors, such as whether you are an outpatient at the plastic surgeon’s office or in a surgical center, able to go home the same day. For larger volumes of fat removed during liposuction, you may have to be an overnight patient in a hospital setting.
Prior to the start of liposuction, you will be anesthetized with either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with a sedative. When that takes effect, CoolSculpting ® technician will begin your liposuction procedure.
CoolSculpting ® technician’s first step during liposuction is to make small incisions on the areas to be treated using liposuction. He then inserts a suction device into the cuts, removing fat through that device.
CoolSculpting ® technician will either use tumescent liposuction,laser liposuction or ultrasound-assisted liposuction. Tumescent liposuction involves injection of anesthetic into fatty areas prior to fat removal. This injection helps facilitate fat removal, reduces blood loss and eases pain. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction uses ultrasonic energy waves to liquefy fat for easier removal. Laser liposuction heats fat to liquefy it prior to removal, also heating the skin and providing smoother skin surfacing in the process.
What is recovery from liposuction like?
Liposuction recovery depends upon several variables, such as how much fat you had removed. Most patients are able to go back to a daily routine within a few days following their liposuction. It will usually be a few weeks before life returns to normal activity levels. Exercise and heavy lifting should not be done for several weeks.
There will be significant swelling, possible bruising and soreness for weeks following liposuction. CoolSculpting ® technician will advise you regarding use of a compression garment to help keep swelling to a minimum and for stabilization of your treated body areas.
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