Your Liposuction Surgery Journey
Choosing to undergo liposuction surgery should be done for your own personal reasons. Liposuction Surgery is not a weight loss procedure and should only be undergone if you are within 30 pounds of your goal weight. Having photo references for your ideal body shape and proportions is beneficial for helping determine the type and extent of liposuction you require. Having a vision of your goal appearance will help translate your wants and needs to Dr. Andreasen during your consultation.
Dr. Andreasen is a leader in body contouring surgery in the Inland Empire. Your consultation is an important step on your liposuction journey because good results are achieved with good candidates. During your consultation, you will discuss your medical history, and Dr. Andreasen will evaluate your skin’s elasticity. Together, you will determine your desired treatment areas and consider which contouring technique will best provide you with the results you want. Dr. Andreasen’s office is conveniently located in Ontario, CA, nearby Riverside, and Rancho Cucamonga.
Liposuction Surgery alone can give many men and women the look they want. However, after pregnancy, following weight loss, or as you age, skin laxity can develop that may impact the quality of your liposuction results. Body contouring Surgery procedures such as tummy tuck, arm lift, or thigh lift may be combined with your liposuction to provide you with a more toned and firm body shape. Our goal is to always maintain natural, balanced results that enhance your physique.
Traditional Liposuction – Tumescent fluid breaks up fat, and a cannula is used to vacuum suction out the fatty tissue.
Ultrasound or Laser-Assisted Liposuction – Ultrasound or laser attachments are added to the cannula to help loosen fat for easier fat removal.
Upper Body Contouring
- Neck – Eliminates the appearance of an unwanted double chin and enhances jawline definition
- Arms – Creates a slimmer and more toned upper arm appearance
- Chest/breasts – Treats the appearance of breasts in men or can be used for a minor breast reduction in women
- Abdomen – Enhances and tones the belly
- Love handles – Reduces the appearance of love handles for a more slender waist
- Hips – Sculpts for attractive curves
- Back – Treat bra-fat folds for a smoother back appearance
Lower Body Contouring
- Thighs – Slims the thighs, improving saddle bags and creating a slight thigh gap
- Calves – Creates a more sculpted leg shape
- Ankles – Slims the ankle for better definition
You will experience bruising and swelling after your surgery. A compression garment is worn throughout your recovery, and you will be required to rest for several days following your procedure. Most patients can return to work within one to two weeks. You should be able to resume your regular exercise routine after one month. Your treatment area(s) may feel tender for several weeks, but excess swelling should subside after six weeks.
The visibility of your scarring will depend on incision placement and your body’s natural healing ability. Dr. Andreasen uses incision techniques to help minimize scar development. Most scarring is inconspicuous and will fade over time.
The cost of your liposuction will vary depending on a number of factors. The extent of correction, surgical fees, facility fees, and anesthesia fees will all affect the final cost of your liposuction. Dr. Andreasen will provide a detailed quote during your consultation. Financing options are available to qualifying patients.
General anesthesia is used during your surgery to ensure patient safety and comfort. You may feel discomfort following your procedure as your body recovers. Oral pain medication is prescribed to help control postoperative discomfort.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a good candidate for liposuction?
You should be in good general health and have realistic expectations about your results. Men and women considering liposuction should have attempted to lose weight naturally and be within their goal weight.
Can I have liposuction if I have skin laxity?
Liposuction alone won’t treat your skin laxity. Dr. Andreasen will recommend the body contouring procedure to combine with your liposuction so you can achieve the best results.
Do you lose sensation around your liposuction treatment area?
There may be a temporary loss of sensation at or around your liposuction treatment area. This is only temporary.
What are the complications associated with liposuction surgery?
As with any surgery, bleeding and infection are the most common risks. While rare, other complications can include seromas, dimpling, and dents.