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We all experience life differently, including how our bodies store fat. Factors including genetics, the birth of a baby or extreme weight loss can impact the appearance of the body. You may eat right, exercise daily and live a healthy lifestyle, but stubborn pockets of excess fat accumulating on your body just won’t go away. Dr. Sadrian performs liposuction in San Diego at his plastic surgery practice - a great solution to stubborn areas of fat.


What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical body contouring procedure used to minimize accumulations of unwanted fat. It targets fatty deposits that typically do not respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction can safely give you a slimmer, more youthful and contoured body appearance.

How Much Fat Can Be Removed?

Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, but works best if you are close to an ideal body weight. The amount of fat that can be removed varies patient to patient. Liposuction produces the best results for those who have retained a good level of skin elasticity, so the skin will mold itself to your slimmer body contour.

What is the cost of liposuction?

Liposuction costs $5000-$5500 per area treated. This price estimate includes all fees connected with your liposuction procedure. However, the price may vary based on your needs, the complexity of the liposuction procedure, and which surgical technique Dr. Sadrian uses to achieve your desired results.

We provide financing for patients, including PatientFi, CareCredit, and Alphaeon, to help enable patients to afford their liposuction procedures more easily.

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Before & Afters by Dr. Sadrian

View actual patient photos of liposuction surgery performed by Dr. Sadrian in his San Diego practice.

What Areas of The Body Can Be Improved With Liposuction?

Dr. Reza Sadrian will work with you to determine the areas of your body where liposuction might be appropriate, but typical areas of the body that can be improved include:

  • Abdomen
  • Muffin Top
  • Love Handles
  • Outer Thighs or Saddlebags
  • Double Chin
  • Upper Back Along the Bra Strap
  • Under Arm “Wings”

What Are The Benefits of Liposuction?

  • It can enhance the shape of your body
  • Improve trouble spots
  • The effects of liposuction are long-lasting when you maintain a healthy weight
  • Correct pockets of fat that are left after extreme weight loss
  • Results are immediate
  • Builds confidence by improving your figure and overall appearance
  • Clothing fits as it should
  • Freedom to wear more variety of clothing

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Is Liposuction Safe?

At the Sadrian Plastic Surgery Center in San Diego, Dr. Sadrian performs hundreds of liposuction procedures per year. Patients come to our office wondering about the procedure and are pleased to find out how the degree to which lipo systems have advanced over the years. The procedure today is less invasive and more comfortable than ever, and achieves smoother, more attractive outcomes.

Why Choose Sadrian Plastic Surgery for my Lipo?

When you choose Dr. Sadrian, you can feel confident that your body shaping procedure is in the hands of a board-certified doctor with almost two decades of experience. He is educated on the most advanced liposuction techniques to ensure that the procedure meets your expectations.

How Does Liposuction Work?

At Sadrian Plastic Surgery, we have multiple devices and techniques for performing liposuction in our San Diego medical suite.

Generally, liposuction involves inserting a thin hollow metal instrument called a cannula through small incisions in the area to be treated to break up and extract excess fat. A suction system extracts the excess fat from the targeted zone.

Liposuction is for a larger body area may be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia along with intravenous sedation for patient comfort, but you can return home after treatment. The length of time you will need to spend in at our clinic will depend on the number of areas being treated, but you can usually expect two to four hours.

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How Do I Choose The Right Plastic Surgeon?

The success of any cosmetic procedure is based upon the skills and experience of the plastic surgeon. Ask questions. Find out how many treatments your doctor performs a week and look over before and after images, so you have a real-world idea of what to expect.

Why Choose Sadrian Plastic Surgery?

Sadrian Plastic Surgery is one of the most respected clinics serving the La Jolla, CA area. Dr. Sadrian will guide you through the liposuction process and address any questions or concerns you may have. With 18 years of experience in the field of plastic surgery, Dr. Sadrian is one of the few in the country with dual certifications in two specialties: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. This extensive training gives him a unique perspective, along with an exceptional level of skill and talent in performing body contouring procedures.

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FAQ

How long do results last?

Fat removed with liposuction is permanently eliminated. However, if you gain weight again, fat cells can still grow or expand on other parts of the body.

Will there be pain?

After liposuction, you will feel pain or soreness that gradually fades over three to four weeks during your recovery period. After about one month, discomfort should be faded completely.

Is liposuction a weight loss procedure?

Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. Instead, this surgery helps to sculpt and shape the body. Patients will lose no more than 5-10 pounds of fat during a liposuction procedure.

Will there be scars?

Liposuction requires tiny incisions, which are made in discrete locations. Liposuction scars are about the size of a freckle. They generally fade quickly and are not easily visible, or they may disappear completely.

Will I gain the fat back?

Fat removed during a liposuction procedure will not return. However, if you don’t maintain your weight, fat can be gained in other parts of the body.

What other procedures can be performed with liposuction?

Liposuction is commonly combined with other procedures, such as a tummy tuck, Brazilian butt lift, breast augmentation, facelift, and more.

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