If you’ve been looking for a lasting solution to those stubborn bulges of fat in your thighs, stomach, or upper arms, liposuction treatment in San Diego could be right for you. Now safer and more effective than ever, regular or laser liposuction surgery is a popular treatment for people seeking improvement for those annoying pockets of fat that just won’t budge – even with diet and exercise.
Tumescent liposuction removes unwanted fat and reshapes your curves, giving you a slimmer, more attractive figure while minimizing the risks associated with traditional liposuction techniques.
Tumescent liposuction provides several advantages over the traditional liposuction:
- Using local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia or IV sedation eliminates IV-related side effects and complications
- The recovery time is shorter
- There is less blood and fluid loss. Intravenous fluid replacement is not necessary
- A smoother result reducing the need for a touch-up procedure
- Reduced bruising and swelling after surgery
- Smaller incisions result in less scarring
Nowak Aesthetics Advanced Liposuction:
SMARTLIPO™ LASER SCULPTING works to melt fat and tighten skin. This breakthrough body sculpting technique is particularly effective in treating smaller areas of the body and face such as the jawline, neck, chin, knees, bra line, and more. Read more…
THERMALIPO™ is a comfortable, non-invasive procedure to slim and reshape specific areas of the body such as the hips, thighs, waist, abdomen, buttocks, upper arms, and face as well as reducing stretch marks, skin wrinkling and scars. Read more…
Who’s Getting Liposuction?
Healthy women and men who have tried diet and exercise but are still unable to lose those last few inches of stubborn fat. They want a leaner body and are looking for a safe fat removal treatment with limited downtime.
How Liposuction procedure Works?
The tumescent technique infuses a mixture of local anesthetic, epinephrine saline solution (similar to what you would get in an IV), that is injected and infused into the area being treated. It numbs the area and constricts the blood vessels reducing the risk of bleeding or blood loss. And, most importantly, there is no need for general anesthesia.
Typically, you will receive a relaxant to reduce any anxiety or nervousness and pain injection may be used for a greater level of patient comfort. All of this adds up to making fat removal safer, easier, and more comfortable with little or no blood loss.
Watch our videos to learn more about liposuction and how it’s performed.
After the area had been infused with tumescent solution, a small tube called a cannula is inserted into one or more tiny, inconspicuous incision and the unwanted fat is suctioned away.
In addition, Dr. Nowak utilizes the power-assisted technology which rapidly moves through the tissue removing small amounts of fat at a time. This movement creates a vibration that some patients describe as being similar to a massage providing greater patient comfort.
The injection incisions are so small they close up naturally so there’s no need for stitches.
Patients should expect their procedure to last from 30 minutes to two hours depending on the areas being treated.
What to Expect from a Liposuction procedure
Patients may have some bruising or swelling after treatment, but these will fade away as healing progresses. Some of the numbing liquid comes out during the procedure, some is absorbed naturally by your body and some may drain from incision site for 24-48 hours. The fluid may be pink or reddish color but contains little or no blood and more blood is lost during the laboratory blood analysis prior to the procedure than during this procedure.
The average healing time is up to six weeks, but improvement is visible almost immediately and patients are requested to walk and get moving the next day. It’s often known as a weekend procedure where patients can have the procedure done on a Thursday or Friday and can be back to work Monday or Tuesday.
You may be asked to wear a pressure garment for days or weeks after your treatment to help skin contract and speed the healing process.