From the overweight to the relatively thin, numerous American men and women struggle with their body image everyday. Individuals who are physically fit and eat healthy, but still have problem areas that do not respond to natural weight loss methods may want to consider liposuction. This cosmetic surgery procedure is also known as “lipoplasty” or “suction-assisted lipectomy.” It can help to improve certain areas of the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. Although considered a successful method toward removing unwanted fatty tissue, liposuction should never act as a substitute for dieting and exercising.
Although there are a number of liposuction techniques and options for patients to consider, the final decision rests in your hands. With years of experience, Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Dubrow regularly performs power-assisted liposuction (PAL) with the tumescent technique for optimal results. This method involves the removal of fat in specific areas with a “powered” cannula, in which a rapid, vibrating speed is produced at the tip of the suction tube. This helps to successfully loosen the fat cells so that they can be suctioned in a gentle manner with little trauma to the surrounding tissues. PAL is typically performed using the tumescent technique, which involves infusing large volumes of saline, local anesthesia and adrenaline. Our Orange County liposuction doctor utilizes the PAL method and the tumescent technique to help ensure effective fat removal and patient comfort.
Considerably, liposuction can last anywhere from one to four hours; although the length of time depends on a variety of factors, such as the area being suctioned, the amount of fat being removed, and the type of anesthesia and technique used. Please continue to search our site for more information about your options with cosmetic surgery.