The tummy, hips and thighs aren’t the only areas of the body that stand to benefit from liposuction. Many San Diego patients who are bothered by excess fat on their back in the form of rolls in the middle back or around the bra area can benefit from liposuction, and sometimes in surprising ways.
Preparation for Back Liposuction in San Diego
The patient first has a consultation with the plastic surgeon before the liposuction procedure. They discuss what the patient wants from the procedure, and the doctor takes the patient’s medical history and examines the areas the patient wants treated. From there, the patient can be given instructions as to what to do before the surgery.
Traditional liposuction for the back is often performed with the patient under general anesthesia, which means they’re completely asleep. One difference with our innovative SmartLipo procedure is the patient only needs local anesthesia.
With this treatment, the patient is injected with a tumescent solution. This is made of saline solution, a drug that constricts the blood vessels to cut down on bleeding and lidocaine, which eases discomfort when the procedure is over.
The exact details of each procedure vary from patient to patient. With that being said, every procedure involves the skillful removal of unwanted fat in the treatment area. Once the procedure is over, the recovery period can begin.
Recovery from Back Liposuction
After the surgery, the doctor can place a compression garment around the patient’s body. Even after the compression garment doesn’t need to be worn anymore, some patients wear it for a longer period of time to encourage their skin to conform to their new shape.
The patient should be able to go back to a gentler version of their usual routine after a set amount of time, but they should refrain from strenuous activity until cleared by our team. One surprising benefit of back liposuction is that some patients find that they can actually breathe a little better without the weight of the fat on their back.
Call for More Information About Back Liposuction
If you live in the San Diego area and have rolls of fat on your back that just aren’t responding to diet and exercise, consider back liposuction with the team at Nowak Aesthetics in Chula Vista. Call us to set up a consultation between you and our talented plastic surgeon. Contact us today and book your appointment!