Liposuction removes unwanted fat from areas that are resistant to diet and exercises. Dr. Kaniff has helped hundreds of liposuction patients feel better about themselves and how their clothes fit by removing stubborn areas of fat at Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center.
Happy patients from Roseville, Folsom, Elk Grove and throughout the Sacramento Valley have had their liposuction performed at our state-of-the-art facility in Sacramento, California. Liposuction is popular because it can be performed on a wide variety of body areas and appeals to all age groups. Popular liposuction areas are the abdomen, thighs, waist, hips, love handles, flanks, bra roll, arms, and neck. Think of liposuction as body sculpting a three-dimensional figure – your body.
Why Have Liposuction by Dr. Thomas Kaniff?
Great liposuction is based on experience, attention to detail and an artistic eye. Trusted Sacramento liposuction specialist Dr. Thomas Kaniff has been providing exceptional liposuction results since 1997. Dr. Kaniff’s training, experience, and dedication combine to give Sacramento liposuction patients great results. Dr. Kaniff is a board-certified surgeon and medical director of the AAAHC-accredited Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center.
Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?
Candidates for liposuction are men and women who have stubborn deposits of fat that do not respond to diet or exercise. A simple “pinch test” is a good method of determining if you are a good liposuction candidate. If you can pinch more than an inch in the area of concern, then there is probably sufficient fatty deposits present for liposuction to be effective.
Even people who appear thin or may be at their ideal body weight can have pockets of unwanted fat. Patients considering a tummy tuck who don’t want a long scar and an extended recovery period may be a candidate for liposuction. The skin retracts nicely after liposuction in most cases, however, Dr. Kaniff may also recommend laser liposuction or Venus Concept if he feel the skin’s condition warrants these treatments.
During your consultation, you will personally meet with Dr. Kaniff who will explain the procedure, examine your areas of concern and develop a customized liposuction treatment plan to address your needs.
Liposuction cost depends on the number of areas treated and the size of these areas. After your consultation with Dr. Kaniff, you will receive the liposuction price for your procedure.
The liposuction procedure begins by placing Tumescent fluid in the fatty compartment between the skin and muscle after mild sedation. Tumescent fluid contains normal saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic used in a very dilute form to “numb” the fatty compartments. Epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, constricts blood vessels in the fat and skin. As a result, blood loss in the average patient is significantly reduced.
Dr. Kaniff artistically sculpts the body by removing fatty deposits through small incisions using a 2 – 3 millimeter delicate stainless steel wand called a cannula, resulting in a more aesthetically-pleasing body shape.
The fat removed from liposuction can be used by Dr. Kaniff to perform a fat transfer procedure. During fat grafting, fat is transferred to an area that would benefit from increased volume such as the face or the popular Brazilian Butt Lift.
Discomfort is minimal with liposuction since anesthetic remains in the tissues many hours after the procedure is performed. In addition, Tumescent liposuction results in less bruising and faster resolution of swelling after surgery compared to tummy tuck surgery.
A support garment is worn several days after surgery for comfort and tissue support. A gradual resumption of activity is encouraged beginning the next day. Most people return to work in two to five days, depending on the extent of their surgery.
Swelling gradually subsides over several weeks, revealing the new body shape. Liposuction patients report natural-looking changes with clothes fitting better and/or going down one or two sizes! See our liposuction before and after photos.
Liposuction alternatives include tummy tuck, Coolsculpting and Venus Concept. Coolsculpting is a liposuction alternative that is nonsurgical with no downtime. Visit SacramentoCoolsculpting.com for more CoolSculpting information. Venus Concept is a non-invasive procedure that improve the quality and laxity of skin using radiofrequency technology. Most patients will benefit from the body shapes changes with liposuction. Some patients may require a tummy tuck operation to surgically excise excess skin. Should this be the case we can refer you to a qualified tummy tuck plastic surgeon.
It’s difficult to express how thrilled I am with my liposuction! My whole life has changed. I’ve gone down three sizes in clothing! There is no longer the huge decision every morning on what to wear. I look forward to liposuction on another area very soon Thanks again for your expertise and your great staff, too.
– N.H., Roseville, CA
This letter is for anyone who thought liposuction was not for them. How many of you don’t necessarily have a weight problem but feel you have problem ‘fat’ areas you just cannot get rid of? Well that was me, I still wore a small size but I felt my clothes were still too snug. Not to mention the clothes I just could not fit into anymore that I liked. Liposuction literally changed my abdomen, hips and areas that my clothes used to fit uncomfortably. After my liposuction, I felt as if I could take some of those same clothes in a little at the seams. What a terrific feeling it was to fit into my clothes the way I wanted to. The whole process was a positive experience from the doctor to the caring and understanding staff. I would recommend anyone considering this procedure to come in and speak with Dr. Kaniff regarding their specific needs.
– S.M., Sacramento, CA