Even those who regularly diet and exercise are susceptible to developing small pockets of fat in the abdomen, thighs, hips, upper arms, and other areas. Dr. Mark Mofid can use liposuction to sculpt the body by sucking away unwanted fat deposits, leaving sleek, slender body contours behind. Learn more about liposuction surgery by scheduling a consultation at Dr. Mofid’s La Jolla and San Diego-area offices. Liposuction surgery with his gentle and effective approach yields excellent patient results. Patients interested in cosmetic face, body, or breast surgery may also visit his La Jolla-area office for more information on financing or to learn more about the cost of his procedures. Please apply for CareCredit® online to receive instant approval.
Liposuction can remove small, localized concentrations of fat in specific areas such as the thighs and abdomen, but it is not an effective weight control treatment. In most cases, 10 pounds of fat or less will be removed. Because of this limitation, patients who are of healthy weight yet have stubborn deposits of fat that are unresponsive to diet and exercise are the best candidates for liposuction surgery. For these patients, liposuction is an ideal means of contouring the body into a pleasing shape that enhances the patient’s natural curves without sacrificing a natural look.
Most people are aware that liposuction involves the suction of fat through a tube. Fewer understand how much liposuction techniques have advanced since the surgery’s introduction. It is now possible for Dr. Mofid to make the liposuction process simple and seamless through an effective approach that targets problem areas while respecting the delicacy of the body’s tissues. Dr. Mofid performs this procedure at one of several licensed surgery centers in La Jolla and elsewhere in San Diego. Liposuction surgery produces excellent results with minimal downtime; to learn more about Liposuction in San Diego, contact the plastic surgery office of Dr. Mark Mofid.
The full results of liposuction will be visible several months after the surgery as the body grows accustomed to its new contours. During this time, skin will tighten around the treated area and swelling will subside. Liposuction scars are small and usually Dr. Mark Mofid is able to place them in areas where they will not be noticeable. These scars begin to fade just a few weeks after surgery. Before long, liposuction patients are able to enjoy the new confidence they have in their bodies. When patients finally feel comfortable in their own skin, the difference is evident in everything they do.
Contact Dr. Mark Mofid for a Liposuction Consultation
For men and women considering liposuction surgery, it is vital to speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon prior to treatment. A surgeon such as Dr. Mark Mofid can answer questions and develop a customized plan to target the areas of the body that would benefit most from liposuction. Contact Dr. Mark Mofid’s plastic surgery offices in the San Diego and La Jolla areas for a liposuction surgery consultation.
More Information about Liposuction – By Dr. Mofid
Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed of all plastic surgery procedures. These surgeries typically take between 1 and 3 or more hours to perform depending on the volume and location of the fat pockets. These surgeries are typically performed in an operating room under either local anesthesia in conjunction with IV or oral sedation or under general anesthesia.
Good candidates for liposuction include patients that are at or near their ideal body weight but have fat pockets that are recalcitrant to dieting and exercise. Small incisions are made with a liposuction cannula for the performance of these procedures. Common areas treated include the abdomen, the flank or lower back region, back rolls, inner and outer thighs, pubic mound, arms, and neck regions.
Wetting solutions made up of physiologic saline mixed with local anesthetics such as lidocaine and epinephrine allow this procedure to be performed under straight local anesthesia or with mild sedation. In cases where greater volumes of fat are more aggressively removed, these cases may be preformed under general anesthesia.
A variety of techniques have been described including the use of laser assisted lipolysis, power assisted technology, and ultrasonic technology for the performance of liposuction. Depending on the areas to be treated as well as the underlying problem areas, one or more of these modalities may be used for the performance of liposuction procedures.
Patients may realistically expect a nicer shape and curves associated with liposuction, though in the long term, liposuction procedures should not be viewed as a form of weight loss. Patients typically return to work after 3 or more days and wear a garment for up to 3 to 6 weeks. The final outcome upon resolution of swelling may not be seen for up to 6 months following liposuction.