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.*
Before and After
*Individual results will vary in each patient.
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.
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.*
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.*
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.