Doctor’s Thoughts on Liposuction

At Pacific Center Plastic Surgery, we strive to understand your unique concerns and goals to find the right treatment plan for you. When it comes to a surgical procedure like liposuction, we will be honest about the pros and cons of this treatment option. For many, the significant results of liposuction can save them time and money in the long run, reducing the need for countless nonsurgical fat reduction treatment session. We’ve helped hundreds of patients achieve long-lasting results from their liposuction procedure for a slimmer, more proportionate figure.  As board-certified surgeons, we aim to deliver the best care, from consultation to post-op. To get started on your procedure or to learn more about your options, contact our office and schedule your consultation. 

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical fat reduction method that can be performed alone, or used to enhance the results of another body construing method. Liposuction is a highly popular cosmetic procedure, significantly improving the contour and figure in just one treatment session.

How is Liposuction Performed?

Dr. Nichter or Dr. Horowitz will deliver general or local anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Tiny incisions will be made over the treatment area, where a cannula can be inserted to break up & remove stubborn fat cells. There are many different types of liposuction techniques that can be used.

Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

Liposuction should not be chosen as an alternative to weight loss. Those who are already within their ideal weight range but struggle to remove lingering pockets of fat will find the most satisfying results. Establishing a healthy routine with proper diet and regular exercise will help you achieve long-lasting results after treatment.

What is Recovery Like After Liposuction?

After liposuction, you can expect 1-2 weeks of recovery, depending on the size of the areas you had treated and how much fat was removed. Swelling, bruising, and general discomfort can be expected during this time. Patients typically return to work within one week and are encouraged to start moving around the day after treatment.

Liposuction Results

After liposuction, you can expect a slimmer contour with fewer pockets of stubborn fat. Some swelling can linger for many months hiding your true results, so it’s important to be patient with your healing process. Once stubborn fat is removed, it cannot return or “grow back,” however, you can still gain weight in untreated areas. That is why it’s important to maintain your healthy weight through the right diet and exercise routine.

Your Consultation at Pacific Center Plastic Surgery

To learn more about your liposuction procedure at Pacific Center Plastic Surgery, contact our office and schedule your consultation. Dr. Nichter or Dr. Horowitz will discuss your body contouring options to determine if liposuction is right for you.