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Liposuction ranks among the more popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the US today. As an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Hisham Seify, addresses all the concerns and queries of a patient about liposuction prior to the surgery. Patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities may consult with Dr. Seify for liposuction and other plastic surgery procedures. The following is a list of frequently asked questions about liposuction, which will help answer some of the common queries of patients. Liposuction Before & After Photos

What exactly is a liposuction procedure?

Liposuction is a procedure performed by a cosmetic surgeon on patients who are keen to reduce excess fat deposits in specific areas of the body, but are unable to achieve the desired results with diet or exercise. The procedure helps enhance the body contours by suctioning out excess fat deposits through surgical injections. The goal is to achieve a smoother body contour by reducing unwanted fat from areas such as hips, thighs, calves, waist, back, neck, or cheeks.

How do stubborn fat deposits take place?

Excess fat deposits in certain pockets of the body can occur due to various reasons. Sedentary lifestyle is a common factor, but in some cases, hereditary factors can also cause this problem. Women may develop stubborn fat pockets following a pregnancy. Without cosmetic surgery, it can get difficult to get rid of these fats just by diet or exercise.

What happens during the liposuction surgical procedure?

The plastic surgeon may perform liposuction using general anesthesia or intravenous sedation with local anesthesia. The procedure is mostly performed on an outpatient basis. A slender cannula tube is inserted into the targeted area of the body through an incision. A specialized suction pump is used to bring out the targeted fat cells from the deeper layers of the area. The incisions are then closed with sutures or skin adhesive.

Which is the popular technique for liposuction?

One of the more popular techniques to perform liposuction plastic surgery is tumescent liposuction. This technique is designed to achieve effective results with a more conservative surgery. It avoids the use of general anesthesia, and manages to remove significant amounts of targeted fat with minimal or no blood loss. Dr. Seify will discuss various treatment options with his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.

Are there other techniques available to perform liposuction?

Some cosmetic surgeons may use laser or ultrasound assisted techniques to perform liposuction, apart from the commonly used tumescent liposuction technique. In each case, the surgeon will evaluate various factors such as the patient’s condition, their aesthetic goals and history of previous surgeries before choosing the most appropriate technique.

How long with the results of liposuction last?

Liposuction results are permanent in a clinical sense because the fat cells that are once dislodged surgically will not grow back in the same place. However, this does not mean that liposuction can be a substitute for a balanced diet or exercise. Patients who maintain an active and healthy lifestyle will be able to enjoy the results of liposuction for a long time to come, perhaps indefinitely.

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Liposuction Plastic Surgery Orange County | Newport Beach | LipoLiposuction Overview

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves removal of excess fat deposits from specific areas of the body using a suction technique. The procedure is highly effective in achieving improvement in the body contour for patients who need and want to reduce stubborn fat pockets which have not responded to diet or exercise. Liposuction Before & After Photos

In some cases, the plastic surgeon may perform liposuction in combination with other surgical procedures for harmonious outcomes. Dr. Hisham Seify provides liposuction among other plastic surgery procedures to his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.

Outstanding Candidates

An appropriate candidate for liposuction is someone with moderate and stable body weight but having excess fat tissue in specific areas of the body such as hips, thighs, waist, calves, back, cheeks, or neck.

The cosmetic surgeon will examine the health condition, history of previous surgeries and the personal aesthetic goals of patient before recommending liposuction. Good candidates will be non-smokers or committed to quitting smoking several weeks before and after the procedure.

Procedure

Liposuction cosmetic surgery can be performed using various techniques, depending on the needs of a particular patient. The procedure involves insertion of tiny, blunt tipped cannulas through discreetly placed incisions in the targeted areas of the body. Fat is dislodged using these cannulas as the plastic surgeon moves them around underneath the skin, and suctioned out using injections.

Advanced techniques are now available to perform liposuction in a safe, less painful, and more effective manner. Dr. Seify makes use of the latest liposuction techniques for his patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and other locations. The procedure may be performed using general anesthesia or IV sedation, and in most cases it can be done as an outpatient surgery.

Techniques

Some of the latest liposuction techniques employed to perform liposuction plastic surgery are as follows:

Tumescent Liposuction

This is a popular, conservative technique that involves the use of local anesthesia to numb the targeted area of the body where the cannula will be inserted. A significant amount of anesthetic solution containing lidocaine and epinephrine is delivered to the marked fatty tissue through injections before traditional surgery is performed. This technique can avoid the need for general anesthesia, making it a simpler procedure with a faster recovery.

Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction

This technique involves the use of ultrasound waves targeted directly over the targeted area. The ultrasound energy penetrates into the deeper layers of the tissue and liquefies the fat. This makes it easier to dislodge the unwanted fat. Ultrasound based liposuction technique is more commonly employed when the fat is to be removed from larger areas such as the abdomen, sides, and back.

Laser Assisted Liposuction

This technique involves the use of low energy laser beam to heat up the deeper layers of the targeted tissue, without causing any damage to the healthy surrounding tissue. The results with laser liposuction are remarkably precise. The laser energy liquefies the fat, which is then removed using a small cannula. Recovery in case of liposuction will depend on the technique used and the extent of surgery performed.

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