Liposuction

Liposuction Newport Beach

The Challenge:

Aging, pregnancy and hormonal fluctuations conspire to change fat compartments in previously unimaginable patterns. New mothers may find that they have pockets of fat in the lower abdomen that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise. You would think all those long hours raising an infant and running after a toddler would help lose the weight, but after childbirth the body’s fat distribution shifts. Women who had C-sections may also suffer from areas of fat hanging over their surgical scar. All of these appearance issues can be addressed with liposuction.

The Procedure:

Liposuction sculpts the body after pregnancy by permanently removing undesirable, diet resistant fat from the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks and/or thighs. It offers the opportunity to slim and contour areas of the body that did not “spring back” to their pre‐baby form. When the overlying skin’s elasticity is compromised, excisional body lifts may be substituted (i.e. tummy tuck, arm lift, etc.)

The Method:

The areas to be contoured are first infused with tumescent solution (medical grade salt water mixed with local anesthetic). Suction assisted lipectomy is accomplished by the use of thin (3mm) steel cannulas (tubes) connected to a surgical vacuum machine. While additional modalities can be added, Power Assisted Liposuction, Vaser, Smart Lipo, etc. ultimately, the surgical outcome depends on the patient’s anatomy, surgeon’s plan and healing factors.

Recovery:

Swelling can persist up to several months, however compression garments, massage and resumption of gradual exercise accelerate the resolution. 2‐3 days off work is usually sufficient, but walking is encouraged immediately. Being sedentary is not recommended, as “couch potatoes” run the risk of developing serious blood clots. Our team is dedicated to supporting you during your body contouring procedures, but the most compelling Mommy Makeovers are seen in patients who refine their results by incorporating healthy diets and a regular exercise program in their daily regimen. Women are taking on additional responsibilities at home as well as at work, however they can positively influence the longevity of their results by taking care of themselves.