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Shahin Javaheri, MD

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Liposuction (Liposculpture) In San Francisco

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Are You a Candidate for Liposculpture?
Consultation
About the Procedure
What to Expect After Your Surgery
Your Recovery
Possible Complications 

About San Francisco Liposculpture / Liposuction

San Francisco Plastic Surgeon, Dr Shahin Javaheri, understands that a healthy diet and regular exercise are an important part toa healthy lifestyle. However, some people suffer from persistent areas of fat, which do not respond to traditional weight-loss methods.

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or lipectomy, is a cosmetic procedure that can help sculpt and refine the body by reducing unwanted fat from targeted areas. These areas include the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. Due to a number of innovations, there are a number techniques, including ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL), VASER, the tumescent technique and the super-wet technique, that can provide select patients with precise results and shorter recovery periods.*

Health, wellness and beauty are intrinsically connected. Optimal health is the presence of mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery & Otolaryngology, Dr. Shahin Javaheri, calls this a WHOLE-ISTIC approach to health and beauty as he treats each patient as a unique individual while delivering optimal results.*

Are You a Candidate for Liposculpture?

Dr Shahin Javaheri believes the strongest candidates for liposuction are those who are looking to improve their overall appearance. Liposution, when combined with proper nutrition and exercise, is an excellent way to achieve the look you desire, and diminish stubborn fatty areas to improve the overall contour of your body (Liposculpture). Liposuction will allow some individuals to enhance and transform their figure to achieve the results they have always desired. Dr. Javaheri will take the time to listen to your needs and assist you in developing a plan that will enable you reach optimal results with the liposculpture procedure.* 

 

*Individual results will vary in each patient.

Consultation

San Francisco Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Shahin Javaheri, will review your medical history, examine you, discuss your goals, and finally personalize a surgical plan that will determine which technique of liposuction will yield the best results for your body. 

About the Procedure

During the procedure, small incisions are made in the targeted areas that need sculpting. Through these tiny incisions, a saline solution is infused to numb the site, enhance emulsification, and shrink blood vessels. When the fat is emulsified it can be easily diminished and causes fewer traumas to the surrounding tissues. A narrow tube or cannula will be inserted and used to vacuum the fat layer that lies deep beneath the skin. The cannuala is maneuvered through the targeted fat layer, breaking up the fat cells and reducing fat.*

At the time of your procedure, a tiny incision will be made at the target site and a narrow tube or cannula will be inserted and used to vacuum the fat layer that lies deep beneath the skin. The cannula is pushed and pulled through the targeted fat layer, breaking up the fat cells and suctioning them out.

Liposuction is performed on an out-patient basis. Depending of the amount of fat to be extracted, the procedure may be performed under local, regional, or general anesthesia. Dr. Javaheri will determine at the time of your consultation on which type of anesthesia will be best for you. 

What to Expect After Your Surgery

After surgery, it is not uncommon to experience some excess fluid drainage from the incision site, swelling, and bruising, which may take up to three weeks to disappear. Medical compression garments and surgery supplements provided to you on your pre operative visit will help with the bruising and swelling.* 

Your Recovery

It is important to realize that although the incisions are tiny, liposuction creates a large wound hidden under the skin, and the healing process will is gradual. You will be instructed to start walking around as soon as possible in order to reduce swelling, and to help prevent blood clots from forming in your legs. Most patients can resume light activities within two to three days. Strenuous activity should be avoided for about a month as your body continues to heal. After three weeks, most of the bruising and swelling should disappear, though minimal swelling may remain for six months or more.*

Possible Complications

Individuals vary greatly in their anatomy, their physical reactions, and their healing abilities, and the outcome is never completely predictable. As with any surgical procedure, the risk of infection, poor healing scars, prolonged bruising and swelling are some risks.*

*Results for each patient will vary. Please remember that the information provided will not guarantee your eligibility for liposuction. Consultation and medical examination must be completed before approval.

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Patient Testimonials

  • “Thank you, in appreciation to your supreme dedication to duty. The surgery went well! Thank you very much.”
    – MF

    - MF*

  • “Everyday I see more change and improvement. The clock is turned back and it’s like I get a 2nd chance. Rather like a mini-magical miracle so…thank you. Thank you for your excellent work. I send you a little dance of gratitude.” – D

    - D*

  • “I would like to say THANK YOU to Dr. Javaheri for my surgery. I received excellent service. He explained everything he was doing step by step which help ease my mind.”- P

    - P*

  • “I was sorry to cause you to make an unneeded trip to Alta Bates yesterday. Thank you for the excellent care you are providing to Deborah.”- AE

    - AE*

  • “Thank you so much for your consideration and helpfulness in my face dilemma. I sincerely appreciate what you have done for me. THANK YOU!”- MR

    - MR*

  • “I came to you with a very uncomfortable feeling about a part of my stomach area. I have always wanted to have this procedure take care of but did not. After making that one phone call to your office and visiting you and your staff, everyone made me feel completely satisfied that I had found the right person to make this change in my life. I can go on and on but basically you have personally made a great change for me. You were completely gentle and very honest with me. I am very happy I had this procedure done by you. Thank you! Even in the hospital you made it all better knowing I was scared and nervous. You’re great! Thank you again.” – DB

    - DB*

  • “There are no words I can express to you how thankful I am for the wonderful job you did on my surgery. I feel 10 pounds lighter. I am and always will be eternally grateful.”*

    - F

  • “You did a wonderful job on my breast! I have never looked and felt better. My breasts were very big and I feel a hundred times better in my appearance now. Dr. Javaheri is very kind and does great work. I will never forget what he has done for me!” – LB

    - LB*

  • “I wanted to say thank you so much for the best tummy tuck. My husband and I are so very pleased. We look at my tummy often and cannot believe it’s mine. Dr. Javaheri, you are a man with high excellence and much gentleness. Rosh, you are a woman of much grace and joy. Thank you both so very much for everything, especially my new tummy.”*

    - Most Grateful Oct ’04

  • “Hi all, I wanted to send a thank you for all you guys did for me. I’m so thrilled. Everyone was so kind and knowledgeable and just plain fun. That really helped me get over being nervous and shy about the whole thing. Your experience really shines. I attached a picture of my new chest with a shirt I’m wearing that made me think of y’all!”

    “I have had 3 procedures so far with Dr. Javaheri, they are: tummy tuck with lower body lift, arms & breast reduction , and legs & gluteus maximus lift. My upcoming surgery is a face lift procedure. All these procedures are following weight loss surgery procedure called Gastric Bypass whereby I lost nearly 300 lbs. Dr. Javaheri performed all of my plastic & reconstructive surgeries to a great success. I am very pleased by the results. He even came to the office on a Sunday to deal with a small complication I had following one of my surgeries. It is so unusual to find a surgeon who cares so much about his patients; and an office staff that are so capable.”*

    - PB

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