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Am I a good candidate for liposuction?
If you’re wondering if liposuction is a good choice for you, your best resource is the expertise of a fellowship trained cosmetic surgeon and diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. We offer private consultations for liposuction in Rancho Cucamonga to help patients explore which options are most appropriate for them, discuss any concerns they may have about surgery, and get to know our team and experienced surgeons, Dr. Jacob Haiavy and Dr. Irene Tower.
Typically, anyone who desires a slimmer physique, has adequate skin elasticity, and is in good health is a good candidate for liposuction. Liposuction is a great solution for those who are looking for a proportionate body contour but have struggled with diet and exercise-resistant pockets of fat.
Liposuction can be used virtually anywhere on the body, including:
- Neck and jowls
- Back and bra rolls
How is fat removed during liposuction?
Liposuction is a relatively straightforward and simple procedure in the hands of one of our experienced cosmetic surgeons. Depending on where your problem areas are and how much fat needs to be removed, your procedure will be performed either with local anesthesia or general anesthesia. Small, inconspicuous incisions will be made around the area to be treated, through which a special, hollow tube called a cannula will be inserted and used to suction out fat.
Incisions are then steri-stripped closed and dressed with surgical bandages. After a brief recovery in our Rancho Cucamonga cosmetic surgery center, you’ll be allowed to return home with a designated driver.
What is liposuction recovery like?
Most of our patients are surprised to find that liposuction recovery is relatively quick and comfortable after initial recovery. You can expect to be moving immediately after your surgery, missing only about four to seven days of work as long as your job isn’t strenuous.
Some discomfort is normal, particularly at the incision sites and surrounding areas; we will prescribe pain medication to help you manage this discomfort. Normal activities and exercise can be resumed in about three weeks. You will be able to see the full benefits of your liposuction over the course of the next six to twelve months. We will also provide you with post-operative care instructions to help you have a quicker recovery time.