Sacramento Liposuction Cosmetic Surgeon
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Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed in the
United States. The process removes fat from the human body in an attempt
to change its contours and proportions. It can also be performed alone
or along with other procedures, such as breast reduction,
facelifts. There are several different types of liposuction techniques your cosmetic
surgeon could perform, depending on your case.
Liposuction can target fat deposits in the following areas:
- Upper arms
- Inner knee
- Chest area
- Cheeks, chin, and neck
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Types of Liposuction
In most cases, fat will be removed using a hollow tube called a
cannula and a suction device called an
aspirator. Techniques are categorized by the amount of fluid injection and by the
mechanism through which the cannula works. These are a few types of liposuction:
Suction-assisted: Suction-assisted liposuction (SAL) is the most common method of the procedure.
Small cannula are inserted through a small incision and attached to an
aspirator. The surgeon pushes and pulls the cannula forward and backward
carefully through the fat layer, breaking up the fat cells and sucking
them up with the aspirator.
Ultrasound-assisted: In this technique (UAL), a specialized cannula transmits ultrasound vibrations
within the body. The waves break up the fat cells, emulsifying the fat
and making it easier to suction out. This technique is best for more fibrous
areas, such as the breast area or upper back. It will likely be followed
with SAL to remove the fat.
Power-assisted: Specialized cannula with mechanized movement is used, so the surgeon avoids
making as many manual movements. It is otherwise similar to SAL.
Twin-cannula assisted: TCL or TCAL uses a cannula pair (a tube within a tube) to perform the
surgery. The tube responsible for suctioning fat doesn’t interfere
with the mechanical inner tube, which simulates a cosmetic surgeon’s
stroke. It results in less burning and scarring.
External ultrasound-assisted: XUAL is a type of UAL where ultrasonic energy is applied from outside
the body through the skin. It causes less discomfort during and after
the procedure and decreases blood loss.
Water-assisted: WAL is a technique that uses a thin, fan-shaped water beam to loosen the
fat tissue. The fat is then removed with a special cannula.
Laser-assisted: With this technique, a laser administered through a fiber threaded through
a microcannula is used to melt the fat in the target area. It is intended
to reduce bruising and bleeding.
Depending on the extent of the surgery, patients usually return to work
between two days and two weeks. You may be required to wear a compression
garment, which will assist in healing. Your doctor may prescribe pain
medication, but other patients rely on over-the-counter medication for
as long as two weeks. Bruising will fade after a few days or a couple
weeks, and swelling will subside anywhere from two weeks to two months.
Remember, liposuction is not a permanent weight loss solution. While the
fat cells are permanently gone, if you don’t eat well and exercise
often, the remaining fat cells could become larger and replace the old cells.
Call Our Sacramento Cosmetic Surgeon Today
The experienced cosmetic surgeons at Sacramento Surgical Arts PC want to
make your experience as comfortable as possible. We treat every patient
with compassion and respect and provide customized treatment to meet your
unique goals. If you decide to work with us, you will be provided with
a private, on-site surgical suite with anesthesia administered by our
certified specialists. Our team is highly qualified and trustworthy. We
have two dual-degree doctors on staffed, and we have many years of dental
and cosmetic procedure. Our experience allows us to perform any treatment
in an effective and efficient manner while finding a method to minimalize
trauma and recovery time.
We also accept a broad range of payment options, including cash, money
order, checks, credit cards, insurance, and Care Credit. Our team believes
that all patients should be able to afford the procedures they need.
For more information about liposuction, or to talk to one of our experienced
Sacramento cosmetic surgeons,
contact us at (844) 673-9131 or fill out our online form.