Liposuction is now the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in America. Dr. Shahin Fazilat frequently performs liposuction to sculpt the body by removing undesirable fat that is genetically distributed unevenly or has not responded to diet and exercise.
Liposuction can be used to remove excess fat and slim the breasts, hips, thighs, waist, and neck; flatten the abdomen; shape calves, knees, buttocks, cheeks, ankles, and upper arms; or remove a double chin.
Dr. Fazilat performs a variety of liposuction procedures, such as tumescent liposuction, ultrasonic assisted liposuction, and laser liposuction (SmartLipo).
Our approach to liposuction procedures
During your initial consultation with Dr. Fazilat, he will discuss the options and alternatives in great detail, providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about your choice of a liposuction procedure.
This procedure can be used to treat localized fat deposits within the:
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Liposuction surgery is one of the most popular procedures performed by Dr. Fazilat in his practice. Typically, operations are performed as an out-patient procedure under local or general anesthesia with a certified anesthesiologist; surgical times are 1 to 5 hours, depending on the number of areas where the procedure will be performed.
For tumescent liposuction, tiny incisions will be made near the area to be treated, and when possible, within the fold or natural creases in the skin. In this procedure, intact fat cells are removed from the body using suction with a large cannula, and you can actually see the fat coming out in large, thick globules. Patients who have greater skin elasticity will achieve the smoothest results.
For ultrasonic assisted liposuction, also known as ultrasound assisted lipoplasty or ultrasonic liposuction, fatty tissue is removed with the assistance of sound waves beyond the range of human hearing. Because the sound waves are doing the work, Dr. Fazilat can more precisely guide the cannula to increase safety. The ultrasonic energy is targeted to fat cells and creates less damage to other tissues such as nerves, blood vessels, and muscles.
And laser liposuction (SmartLipo) is the newest, most advanced, and effective liposuction technology available. This technique uses the SlimLipo cannula, a very thin, straw-like rod, inserted through small holes made in key locations to access areas of extra fat. The laser component of SlimLipo melts and liquefies the fat before it’s gently removed from the body, while heating the skin and helping to tighten the dermal tissue, leaving the skin smoother and more youthful looking. This tightening effect makes SlimLipo a great solution for older patients that have lost a lot of elasticity in their skin.
Recovering from liposuction at SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery
After surgery, our patients are encouraged to walk the evening of your surgery to prevent possible blood clots. Patients may experience mild swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated area.
Swelling from tumescent liposuction surgery can last for 1 to 2 months.
Patients can typically return to work within 2 to 3 days, though strenuous activity should be avoided for 1to 2 weeks. The patient should also have an adult stay with them for 24 hours following the surgery to monitor their recovery.
After the procedure, it’s important to wear your compression garment or elastic bandages as directed by Dr. Fazilat to help reduce symptoms in the area. He will schedule a follow-up post-recovery office visit in Morgan Hill or Mountain View, CA to discuss your progress.
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We invite you to schedule your cosmetic consultation with SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery today; we’d love to be a part of your journey to a more youthful you. To learn more about liposuction surgery and schedule a consultation, please call us today at 650.964.2200. You can also request a consultation in Morgan Hill or Mountain View, CA by filling out this form.