Liposuction surgery offered in Sacramento is a procedure designed to sculpt the body by making an improvement in a patient’s shape. Many people think about this procedure as a fat removal procedure. And this is an accurate description. However, the purpose is not simply to remove fat indiscriminately. Fat is selectively removed with the goal of improving the patient’s contour.
A good cosmetic surgeon for this procedure is one who performs it regularly. But it is not enough to just look for a cosmetic surgeon who perform this procedure on a regular basis – you also want to find one who performs it on the part of your body you want to have treated. During your consultation with us, we will be happy to talk to you about the procedures we have done in the past. We will show you pictures of past patients with the goal of giving you confidence that you are dealing with skilled professionals.
This procedure is one part technical and the other part artistic. This is another reason why we like to show you pictures of the work we have done. You will be able to see the artist’s eye of our surgeon. The best thing that you can do is to look at the before-and-after photographs of patients who have a similar body to you and who had a similar body contouring goal.
How Do I Know if This Procedure is Right for Me?
This is a good question. Every year thousands of men and women have liposuction, but all of them have different goals. Some just want their jeans to fit the better. Others hope that they will look better in swimwear. There are some men who are battling with male breasts, so they are hoping that this procedure is going to help them have a more masculine chest. Maybe you can relate to some of these reasons.
When determining if this procedure is right for you, it is good to first think about your body right now. Do you have excess fat on your neck, belly, thighs, or hips? Have you tried diet and exercise but are not getting the results that you want? If so, this procedure may be right for you. It is specifically designed to reduce the size of fatty bulges on the body.
Or do you feel like your body is not in proportion? Maybe there is one part of your body that is a lot larger than the rest of your figure? If so, using this procedure to reduce fat in one area may bring balance to your features.
Another question you might ask is whether or not your skin is elastic. If you are dealing with sagging skin, you may not get optimal results. The optimal results from this procedure are obtained by individuals who have skin that is elastic enough that it can adjust to their new contours.
Something else to consider is your current body weight. Many make the mistake of thinking that liposuction is a weight loss procedure. It is not. Weight loss can be achieved through diet and exercise. If diet and exercise are not helping you lose weight, then there are some surgical options that you may want to discuss with your doctor.
Liposuction is for people who are close to their healthy body weight. It is designed for people who are at a stable weight and are having a hard time getting rid of localized fat deposits. People who are the happiest with this procedure are usually those who are happy with their weight before they have the procedure done.
In this regard, it is a must for you to have realistic expectations about what this procedure has been created to achieve. If you going into this procedure thinking that you are going to be able to lose 100 pounds, you may walk away disappointed. However, if you realize that this procedure may allow you to lose three pounds of fat but take inches off of the treated area, you are going to have a higher chance of being pleased with the results.
It is also good to note that this procedure is not designed to address loose or sagging skin. There are some body contouring procedures, such as a tummy tuck or a body lift, that might produce good results for an individual who has a lot of sagging skin.
How Does Liposuction Work?
After you have had your initial consultation with us and we have gone through the process of determining that you are a good candidate for this procedure, we will schedule an appointment with you.
On the day of your appointment and before the procedure begins, the surgeon will likely mark the parts of your body to be treated. With your permission, we will lso take photographs. This will allow us to do a before and after comparison.
With the tumescent liposuction technique, your cosmetic surgeon is going to inject the treated area with a solution that has a local anesthetic. The solution causes the skin to swell and become firmer. As a result, your surgeon is going to have better control as they contour the area. The solution is also designed to cause blood vessels to shrink temporarily. This leads to a reduction in blood loss during the procedure, and it also minimizes bruising and swelling after the procedure.
After the tumescent solution is injected, your surgeon will make a very small opening in the skin in the area to be treated. They will then use a cannula, a small hollow tube, connected to a vacuum to remove the excess fat as well as the injected solution. Once the procedure is complete, a compression garment is going to be worn during the healing process.
The anesthetic that is injected into the tissue prior to the procedure usually continues to affect the treated area for about 24 hours after treatment. It is recommended that you start walking immediately after your procedure. This is going to improve the healing process. About one week after treatment, you are able to start your exercise routine again. Most people are able to return to work one week after having the procedure.
What to Expect during the Procedure
During the procedure, the surgical team in Sacramento is going to monitor your heart rate. They are going to keep track of your oxygen levels and your blood pressure. Depending on the amount of fat you are having removed, the procedure may last a little more than one hour, or it could last up to several hours.
What to Expect after the Procedure
Swelling usually goes away after a few weeks. It will take a few months for you to see the full results of your procedure. This is a permanent fat removal procedure. This means that the results are going to be long-lasting. Since the fat cells have been removed, you should not expect them to grow back or regenerate. However, this does not mean that cannot gain weight. The difference is that your fat distribution is going to change.
Modern technology has drastically changed what recovery after liposuction looks like. The recovery process is a lot quicker and a lot more comfortable than was in years past. Many individuals who have this procedure are surprised that they are able to get back to the life they had prior to their procedure.
How Much Fat Can Be Removed?
There are a number of factors that determine the answer to this question. However, the maximum amount of fat that can be removed from an individual without them needing to stay overnight in the hospital is approximately five pounds. If an individual needs to have this amount of fat removed, every effort is made to accomplish this goal. However, it is not always possible. Some people are able to achieve the desired results by having less than five pounds of fat removed. The size of the individual is not always an indication of how much fat can be removed safely.
It is impossible to say for certain how many clothing sizes you will go down. What can be said for certain is that there will be a reduction in fatty tissue in the treated area. How this translates into a change in your clothing size is difficult to predict.
Will I Need to Change My Diet?
You should be able to maintain your normal diet. If in the days following the procedure your stomach feels upset, consume bland and low-fat foods for the first few days. During our consultation with you, we will discuss any changes that will be required to your medication. We will also talk about when you can go back to your normal medication schedule.
We will provide you with the tools and instructions on how to care for the surgical sites. Thankfully, the openings made during liposuction are only millimeters long. They are easy to care for and often heal on their own without a visible scar.
People who have been battling with excess pockets of fat for some time and who have not been able to make those excess pockets of fat disappear with diet and exercise alone are often thankful for the results they are able to get with liposuction in Sacramento.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
Are you interested in seeing why so many people have turned to liposuction as a way to contour their body? Would you like to learn more about the procedure with the goal of seeing if it is right for you? If so, make an appointment with Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center. At our convenient location in Sacramento, we look forward to discussing your options with you and look forward to working with you as you sculpt your body into something you can be proud of. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!