Liposuction (Lipoplasty, Fat Removal Surgery for Body Contouring) – Santa Rosa, CA

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About Liposuction

Despite how much you watch what you eat and exercise, you might still be bothered by pockets of fat that prevent you from being completely confident in how you look. Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa offers the most advanced methods to effectively eliminate fat from areas of concern on the body. Surgical liposuction is a body contouring procedure that reduces pockets of fat from the flanks, tummy, buttocks, and thighs to create a slimmer appearance. This fat removal surgery at Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa can be combined to treat multiple body parts. When we see you for your consultation, Santa Rosa, CA plastic surgeons Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas will assess areas of your body you wish to address so you can attain your cosmetic surgery goals. Our hope is that you feel and look amazing.

Ideal Candidates

Fat removal surgery is a terrific treatment for men and women who are at an ideal weight but have troublesome areas of fat that are difficult to eliminate, even with the most healthy lifestyle. Individuals interested in liposuction should have tight skin because liposuction is not a treatment for stretched-out skin. It's also important to know that liposuction is not a solution for weight loss. Females undergoing liposuction should have no plans to become pregnant again as this may compromise the lasting outcome. At the time of your consult for surgery, we will go over all your questions and set realistic expectations.

Surgical Technique

This treatment is completed in an outpatient setting using general anesthesia. A punch-hole incision is placed through the skin so a cannula can be inserted. The cannula is a special tool that makes it easier to work loose the fatty tissue that is being vacuumed out. After the fatty deposits have been eliminated, we will seal the small incision. Based on the number of sections being treated, your procedure may take several hours. In the separate area for recovery, your post-op nurse will assist you with managing any discomfort and look after your treated areas until you are discharged.

What to Expect

You may need to stay at home for recovery from liposuction surgery for several weeks based on the number of sections being treated and the amount of fat being removed. It's typical to have bruising and swelling for one or two weeks, and you should have stitches taken out 7 – 10 days after surgery. The most important thing to do following any surgery is to give your body time to recover and heal. When you decide to go back to your job after your surgery, you should remember to minimize stress and strenuous activity. To increase your strength and stamina, try walking and light workouts as recommended by Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas. Remember, you may notice some improvements soon after your surgery, but it will take around 6 – 10 months until your new body contour and shape is complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does liposuction cost?
The cost of liposuction varies, depending on the technique selected and how many areas are being treated. In your consultation, we will create your personal treatment plan to meet your needs and goals. We will also consider your budget. When your plan is ready, estimated costs can be discussed. To make your surgery easier to afford, Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa takes several payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest financing.

What about nonsurgical liposuction?
There are several nonsurgical procedures to reduce body fat. A popular brand is CoolSculpting. Although this nonsurgical procedure can help reduce mild to moderate fat pockets, surgical liposuction is best for most people. Liposuction surgery produces more dramatic and consistent results. Ask Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas about nonsurgical options in your consultation. We can explain the benefits of all your options and help you choose which is ideal for you.

What about loose skin?
Liposuction surgery only corrects excess fat. For loose skin, we may recommend combining liposuction with a lift surgery. Lipo is often done along with skin tightening surgery, like a tummy tuck, thighplasty, or arm lift, to give you your desired results. During your consultation, talk to Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas about your concerns, like loose skin, so your custom treatment plan is created.

Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is an invasive surgery, incisions will be made and sutured. This will cause scars; however, Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas will do their best to reduce the appearance of scarring. This starts with making thin incisions in less visible areas or the natural folds of your body. After your surgery, we will teach you how to care for your incisions so they heal properly and fade.

Will my results last?
Before liposuction, it is important to be prepared to maintain your results. Although liposuction reduces the amount of fat cells in an area, you can still lose and gain weight. We suggest that you be at or close to a healthy weight prior to liposuction. Afterward, it's best to remain within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Getting pregnant after liposuction will also alter your results; however, another surgery, like a mommy makeover, may be done to refresh your appearance.

Look Fit and Toned

Fat removal with liposuction at Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa offers you the chance to have bothersome fat diminished almost instantly. Without the help of liposuction, it can be frustrating to achieve the slimming outcomes you desire. We can recommend various alternatives for liposuction treatment, depending on your individual goals. We welcome you to get in touch with our office in Santa Rosa, CA and make your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas.

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