Many people who desire a flatter and shapelier figure find themselves struggling with excess fat in various areas of their body.
Stubborn fatty tissue can seem impossible to get rid of, especially after spending countless hours at the gym.
Some people can “slim down” through diet and exercise, but others find it difficult to remove fat in those troublesome areas throughout their bodies.
Fortunately, there are surgical procedures that can address these concerns. Liposuction gets rid of these fatty deposits to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
Severe Cases of Excess Skin and Fat
In severe cases of excess skin and fat, it is common for patients to combine multiple procedures in one sitting to extend their results.
One of the most popular combinations is liposuction and a tummy tuck.
Here is a video of Dr. Andreasen performing a liposuction/tummy tuck combination procedure to help give you an idea of how impactful this surgery can be:
To see the complete video of this procedure and many more, visit Dr. Andreasen’s Instagram page. For more information about tummy tuck procedures, click here.
What Does Liposuction Do?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that effectively removes fat deposits in multiple areas of the body.
This procedure uses a special device known as a cannula, a thin tube that is inserted into the area you wish to treat. The cannula suctions away the fat cells, reshaping your body to create slim, sexy, and toned contours.
What Are the Advantages of Liposuction?
Flexible Fat Removal
Some areas of the body are much easier to trim down than others. Even after cutting back on sugary, fatty snacks and going to the gym every week, there are still areas of fat that linger.
Liposuction can eliminate fat for good in the following areas:
A Slimmer Tummy
A woman considers liposuction treatment to rid herself of stubborn pockets of fat throughout her body.
One of the most common areas that many patients wish to treat is their abdomen. For patients with good skin elasticity, liposuction alone can remove those stubborn bulges to provide them with a flat and lean stomach they have always desired.
More Clothing Options
Many patients striving to achieve a fit appearance often hide behind loose-fitting clothes to cover their bodies.
Removing just a few inches of targeted fat in the right areas via liposuction can help you look and feel comfortable even when you are wearing tight clothing.
How Can We Help You?
To learn more about liposuction and its price or to determine if you are an ideal candidate, please call our office at (909) 291-4900 or schedule a consultation with us online today!
Tummy tuck surgery and liposuction provide great results for men and women who need help getting rid of those last few pounds that diet and exercise can’t touch. While many patients look into plastic surgery to help them meet their physical and aesthetic goals, knowing which type of procedure will best suit your needs can play a significant role in your final results. To determine whether you need tummy tuck surgery or liposuction, we have provided some information below to help you choose the procedure that will give you the body contours you desire.
When deciding to undergo any body contouring procedure, one should do so for themselves and not because they wish to please other people. Both tummy tuck surgery and liposuction require patients to be in good physical health and at a stable weight before their surgery. It is also best that you refrain from smoking for at least two weeks before and after your procedure.
Patients considering tummy tuck surgery typically struggle with excess fat, loose skin, and weak abdominal muscles that have developed as a result of pregnancy, weight loss, and aging. Liposuction candidates have good skin elasticity and wish to rid themselves of stubborn fat deposits in various regions of the body that have also developed from pregnancy or weight loss. While tummy tuck surgery and liposuction address specific regions, they both can provide you with:
Slimmer body contours
An attractive and balanced figure
What’s the Difference?
While both procedures can help patients improve their overall figure by removing unwanted fat and excess skin, tummy tuck surgery and liposuction differ in technique.
Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia. Patients can choose between traditional liposuction or ultrasound or laser-assisted liposuction to eliminate unwanted fat. During your procedure, a small incision is made in the treatment area and a thin tube (cannula) is inserted under the skin. Excess fat is then gently suctioned out as the cannula is moved in a slow back and forth motion. Liposuction can be used in the following areas:
May patients who have lost a significant amount of weight develop skin laxity that liposuction alone cannot treat. Tummy tuck surgery can be combined with your liposuction procedure to address not only loose skin and excess fat, but also repair weak and separated abdominal muscles.
During your procedure, you will have the option of undergoing a mini, standard, or extended tummy tuck depending on your needs. An incision will be made near the pubic area and excess skin and fat will be removed. The underlying abdominal muscles are also repaired during this process. The remaining skin is then pulled down, and the incision is closed using surgical sutures.
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Recovery Time and Proper Healing
Once you have undergone your liposuction or tummy tuck procedure, it is crucial that you follow all post-operative instructions from your surgeon. Depending on how much excess skin or fat was removed during your surgery, it could take a few weeks for your body to fully recover.
Your Recovery Guide
Protecting Your Incisions
During your recovery, you will be asked to care for your incisions by wearing a compression garment to help minimize swelling. Make sure you avoid getting your wounds wet since they will need time to heal correctly. Once you have been cleared to shower, use a soft rag and warm water to gently clean around the treated area when washing up. If drainage tubes have been applied, it is important to empty any excess fluid or blood.
Sticking to a Healthy Diet
Following your liposuction or tummy tuck surgery, you will experience some swelling and bruising that should resolve after a few days. It is important that you avoid any strenuous activities that can put stress on your body for approximately six weeks. However, you are encouraged to take light walks around the house so blood clots do not develop and the blood can circulate through your body. You will be able to return to work between one and two weeks after your surgery unless told otherwise by your surgeon.
Maintaining Your Results
Once your body has fully recovered after a few months, you will begin to see immediate results. Unfortunately, it can be just as easy to regain stubborn fat or excess skin if you are not careful. Eating a balanced diet that consists of fruits, vegetables, grains, and proteins while also sticking to an exercise routine can help you maintain a slim figure.
To learn more about tummy tuck surgery or liposuction, please call our office at (909) 291-4900 or schedule a consultation online today!
LIPOSUCTION INLAND EMPIRE – LIPOPLASTY RIVERSIDE
In order to achieve the best body sculpting results possible; Troy J. Andreasen, M.D. is an Inland Empire liposuction professional who offers the highest level of professionalism and extensive experience in breast and body procedures. Located in Ontario near the Ontario National Airport, our liposuction doctor frequently attracts patients throughout the Southern California area, from such cities as Riverside.
WHY CHOOSE DR. ANDREASEN?
He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), as well as a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), making him an excellent choice for your aesthetic needs.
If you have excess deposits of fat resistant to a healthy diet and regular exercise, liposuction surgery, or “lipoplasty” may be right for you. This procedure may be performed in specific areas of the body and is often combined with additional contouring procedures.
In addition to liposuction, you may choose to undergo the following:
Tummy tuck surgery (“abdominoplasty”): When performed along with abdominal liposuction, this procedure helps to sculpt the mid-section into a flatter, better contoured shape.
Breast augmentation (“augmentation mammaplasty”): This procedure enhances and increases the shape of the breasts with the insertion of saline or silicone gel breast implants.
Breast lift surgery (“mastopexy”): It lifts and restores the shape of the breasts by removing excess skin and tissue, then tightening and lifting to a more youthful position.
One or more of these procedures performed with liposuction may offer a patient the best body sculpting results possible. Some common areas our Ontario and Riverside liposuction patients opt for include the abdomen, buttock, hips, and/or thigh liposuction. Dr. Andreasen often combines laser and ultrasonic liposuction in order to promote increased fat removal.
To learn more about liposuction, please schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Andreasen. During your appointment, you will be able to discuss the risks and benefits of liposuction, view before and after liposuction pictures of past patients, and learn how to prepare for surgery, both before and after liposuction.
Our Inland Empire liposuction surgeon can be contacted for an appointment by calling (909) 291-4900 or sending Dr. Andreasen an e-mail at email@example.com; he will respond to your questions personally. If you prefer, fill out our contact form to obtain additional information.
Isolated portrait of a beautiful and sexy young woman, sitting with a bare back.
Looking for a way to shave off a few inches in time for summer? Sometimes, dieting and exercise just aren’t enough to help you get the beach body of your dreams. With liposuction, you have an effective means of fat reduction from stubborn areas like the love handles and buttocks.
Liposuction achieves fat reduction by suctioning out fat from parts of the body. There are different variations on technique such as laser or ultrasound-assisted liposuction. Liposuction is an extremely versatile procedure that can target fat on many different parts of the body such as the neck, ankles and stomach. Depending on how extensive the procedure is, you can be back to your normal routine in as little as three to four weeks.
Speak with an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Troy Andreasen for more information about fat reduction and liposuction.
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Liposuction is an exciting process that offers patients an opportunity to enhance their self image in a way that even the most committed diets and exercise regimens fail to address. For many who live a healthy lifestyle and exercise, their genetics or family history may be the reason they struggle with stubborn, localized fat pockets in areas such as the abdomen or thighs.
It helps to know what to expect when thinking about your liposuction procedure. Liposuction has three major steps: anesthesia, incision, and recovery. After sitting down in a thorough consultation with a board-certified surgeon like Dr. Troy Andreasen where your specific goals are clarified and addressed, you will be asked to follow some precautionary steps.
You may be told to get a lab test or medical evaluation, take or adjust certain medications, stop smoking, and avoid taking aspirin. Depending on the type and amount of liposuction you recieve, you’ll need to schedule someone to pick you up and stay with you for one night after your procedure is done.
Contact our officein the Inland Empire if you have questions about the details of liposuction.
One of the most common plastic surgery procedures in the United States each year, Liposuction can benefit both men and women who struggle with localized pockets of fat. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, rather it is best designed for people who are in otherwise good shape and at a healthy weight, but have a stubborn, concentrated area which has been virtually immune to diet and exercise. Everyone has pre-determined trouble areas, for some of us itís our abdomen, for other hips, thighs or knees or the arms. Liposuction can easily treat each of these areas and more. In fact, liposuction can pretty much be used anywhere on the body.
You will want to consult with a skilled board certified plastic surgeon to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. In some cases liposuction couple with another body contouring procedure may be required to achieve the desired results. For example, if your skin has poor elasticity, is loose or hanging in the abdominal area which you want liposuction, a liposuction coupled with a Tummy Tuck may be recommended. Likewise a in the thighs, a Thigh Lift with liposuction, etc.
If you are ready to begin a discussion with a board-certified plastic surgeon contact our office about your liposuction and body contouring options and scheduling your consultation.
Many people who desire a flatter and shapelier figure find themselves struggling with excess fat in various areas of their body. Stubborn fatty tissue can seem impossible to get rid of, especially after spending countless hours at the gym. Some people can “slim down” through diet and exercise, but others find it difficult to remove […]
Tummy tuck surgery and liposuction provide great results for men and women who need help getting rid of those last few pounds that diet and exercise can’t touch. While many patients look into plastic surgery to help them meet their physical and aesthetic goals, knowing which type of procedure will best suit your needs can […]
LIPOSUCTION INLAND EMPIRE – LIPOPLASTY RIVERSIDE In order to achieve the best body sculpting results possible; Troy J. Andreasen, M.D. is an Inland Empire liposuction professional who offers the highest level of professionalism and extensive experience in breast and body procedures. Located in Ontario near the Ontario National Airport, our liposuction doctor frequently attracts patients […]
Looking for a way to shave off a few inches in time for summer? Sometimes, dieting and exercise just aren’t enough to help you get the beach body of your dreams. With liposuction, you have an effective means of fat reduction from stubborn areas like the love handles and buttocks. Liposuction achieves fat reduction by […]
Liposuction is an exciting process that offers patients an opportunity to enhance their self image in a way that even the most committed diets and exercise regimens fail to address. For many who live a healthy lifestyle and exercise, their genetics or family history may be the reason they struggle with stubborn, localized fat pockets […]
One of the most common plastic surgery procedures in the United States each year, Liposuction can benefit both men and women who struggle with localized pockets of fat. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, rather it is best designed for people who are in otherwise good shape and at a healthy weight, but have […]
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