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Liposuction Plastic Surgery - Types, Cost, Recovery, and Risks

Liposuction Plastic Surgery – Types, Cost, Recovery, and Risks

For over three decades, liposuction has been one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgery procedures designed to achieve more aesthetically appealing body contours. Liposuction has helped millions of women and men to enhance their figures through targeted removal of unwanted fat pockets.

Liposuction may be performed as a standalone surgery or in conjunction with other procedures such as tummy tuck, breast augmentation or mommy makeover. Board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides liposuction to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and surrounding communities.

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Types of Liposuction Surgery

Liposuction cosmetic surgery may be performed using one of the following techniques:

Traditional Liposuction

This type of liposuction surgery may be performed when a large amount of fat removal is involved in one or more areas. The procedure involves manual manipulation of the stubborn fat cells with a cannula inserted through an incision, and removal of the dislodged fats with a suction pump.

Tumescent Liposuction

This is a highly popular liposuction technique, which involves only local anesthesia. The surgeon will inject a liberal volume of a solution including a local anesthetic and salts to cause the fat cells to swell. This makes it easier to isolate and remove them. The procedure involves relatively lesser downtime.

Ultrasonic Liposuction

In this type of liposuction, ultrasound technology is used to generate heat in the targeted fat cells and liquefy them. This makes it easier to remove larger and denser fat tissue in a relatively less invasive manner.

Laser Liposuction

Several advanced laser assisted liposuction surgery techniques are used today to achieve more precise and effective results. Laser based liposuction will involve minimal bruising and bleeding, reduce the downtime, and minimize the risk of scarring. Targeted results with laser liposuction can be achieved in more sensitive areas such as the cheeks, chin, jowls, neck, and arms.

Abdominal Etching

This is a unique type of liposuction aimed at enhancing the appearance of the abdominal muscles, and create the highly sought after ‘six pack’ abs. The muscles will first be outlined and then a thin layer of fat will be used to obscure the muscles. Traditional, ultrasonic or laser based liposuction may then be used to perform this procedure.

The Price Tag on Liposuction

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average fundamental cost of liposuction in 2014 in the US was $2,971. However, this figure did not include the inclusion of anesthesia, surgical facility costs, and other expenses that are germane to this procedure.

The overall dollar amount of the procedure may range from $4,000 to $8,000, depending on a number of factors. Patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive this procedure from facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian.

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Recovery

Depending on the extent of fat removed and the type of technique used, the downtime involved in liposuction may range from three days to two weeks. Initial pain and discomfort can be managed with pain medications. Results of liposuction will establish gradually over a few months as the swelling disappears completely and the healing is completed.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

Liposuction

Face Liposuction Burbank | Pasadena | Glendale CA Plastic SurgeonThe face is the most important part of the body from an aesthetic point of view. Genetic and other factors can sometimes result in excess fat deposits on the face and neck. This can make the aging signs appear more prominent and make the overall facial profile appear poorly defined.

Liposuction cosmetic surgery of the face and neck can help make significant improvement in the facial appearance and make an individual look more youthful. Dr. Eric Yavrouian is an experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon providing liposuction and other procedures to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and surrounding communities.

Outstanding Candidates

Any adult who is bothered by the unsightly appearance of genetic fat deposits or fat collections due to aging in the face and neck area may be a stunning candidate for liposuction cosmetic surgery of the face. Facial liposuction is most effective in areas below the chin and jowls. These droopy areas occur on the sides of the jaws due to the effects of aging.

Candidates should be aware that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, and it is only designed to reduce excess fat pockets in certain areas. The surgeon will evaluate the patient’s facial anatomy and their personal aesthetic goals, and check their general health condition before recommending liposuction of the face.

Patients should preferably be non-smokers or prepared to stop smoking a few weeks in advance. As an experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Yavrouian will examine all aspects during the initial consultation and then advise the appropriate treatment plan. He receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and nearby locations.

Procedure

Liposuction of the face may be performed using local or general anesthesia and sedation, depending on the extent of surgery involved. It is usually carried out on an outpatient basis, and may take about one to two hours to complete. A combination of surgical procedures of the face may be used while performing liposuction surgery. In many cases, the surgeon will utilize a chin implant with the liposuction underneath the chin.

This will allow the tightening of sagging skin and improve the facial profile. To achieve more uniform looking outcomes, the surgeon may choose to perform a neck lift surgery that involves correction of the loose muscles of the neck to restore them to a youthful position. In some cases, a considerable amount of loose skin may be present in the face or neck.

Liposuction alone cannot provide desirable aesthetic results in such cases. The surgeon will recommend a combination of a facelift and facial liposuction in such cases.

Recovery

The initial recovery period in case of liposuction of the face may last from three to seven days in most cases. A support head wrap will have to be worn for several days continually in order to compress the treated areas. Patients can return to work or resume their regularly activities usually within a week or 10 days. Strenuous exercises should be avoided at least one month for a safer recovery.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

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