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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, abdominoplasty, or 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:
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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:
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.
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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 staff, and we have many years of experience with dental and cosmetic procedures. 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.