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Liposuction San Diego

Liposuction Services

Those who are searching for an affordable liposuction option can rejoice in having found Dr. Sadrian. We all have unique experiences in life, including how our bodies retain fat. Genetics, giving birth, or losing significant weight can all impact our physical appearance. Despite maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and living a balanced lifestyle, stubborn areas of excess fat may still persist. In San Diego, Dr. Sadrian offers liposuction services in San Diego at his plastic surgery practice, providing an excellent solution for those seeking to eliminate these problematic areas.

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. For our patients in San Diego liposuction can safely give you a slimmer, more youthful and contoured body appearance.

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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.

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What is the cost of liposuction?

Liposuction costs $6,000-$7,000 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 CareCredit and Alphaeon, to help enable patients to afford their liposuction procedures more easily.

What Areas of The Body Can Be Improved With Liposuction?

During your consultation for liposuction San Diego plastic surgeon, 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”

Benefits of Liposuction in San Diego

  • 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.

Liposuction Candidates in San Diego

The procedure does not remove cellulite, dimples, or stretch marks. The goal is aesthetic — for those who wish to enhance the contour of their body. Dr. Sadrian offers other surgical and non-surgical treatments for a more comprehensive treatment to resolve these conditions. To be considered a good candidate for liposuction San Diego patients should be relatively healthy but have lingering pockets of fat that bother you and make you feel less attractive. It is essential to talk with your doctor about liposuction, but a good candidate:

  • Has localized areas of unwanted fat
  • Is at or close to their ideal weight
  • Has areas of fat deposits that are not in line with the rest of their body
  • Enjoys good skin elasticity
  • Is a non-smoker
  • Experiences stubborn areas of fat that have not responded to diet and exercise

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.

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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.

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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.

Liposuction vs. Tummy Tuck

Liposuction and tummy tuck are both body contouring procedures that help patients achieve a firmer, tighter abdomen and more sculpted waistline. However, they are very different surgical procedures. Liposuction solely removes fat from the treatment area, and it can be used in almost any part of the body where excess fat has built up, including the abdomen. Liposuction does not remove excess skin or tighten lax muscles. Patients planning to have liposuction should have little to no skin laxity. A tummy tuck removes loose skin and surgically tightens loose stomach muscles in addition to removing some excess fat. Liposuction can be combined with tummy tuck surgery to remove a more significant amount of fat, between five and ten pounds. A tummy tuck is the right procedure for patients who have loose skin, stretched abdominal muscles, or a hanging abdominal area. Patients commonly seek a tummy tuck after having children or losing significant weight.

What Are The Side Effects of Liposuction?

Liposuction can provide wonderful results, but it is important to understand the procedure completely before you make a decision. Dr. Sadrian prides himself on fully educating his patients about what to expect. Typical side effects include bruising or swelling. The recovery process may take several weeks depending on your specific procedure. Strenuous exercise is restricted during your recovery period, but it is important to engage in mild exercise such as a gentle walk to aid in circulation. If you're interested in receiving liposuction in San Diego, Dr. Sadrian will meet with you to discuss the procedure in detail and will go over any questions or concerns you may have.

How Many Lipo Treatments Will I Need?

With just one treatment, you will notice a firmer and more contoured appearance. As the fat cells that are removed are gone for good, as long as your weight does not drastically fluctuate, you should not need to undergo future treatments. San Diego liposuction patients who are most satisfied with the results tend to be those who consider the pros and cons carefully and are informed on what to expect. A highly-qualified, experienced surgeon, such as Dr. Sadrian, can make a tremendous difference in the final outcome of your procedure.

How Long Will It Take To Recover From Liposuction?

Our advanced liposuction system is less invasive and involves a shorter recovery period. Rest is always important to help with recovery; you may be able to return to work and normal activities in three to five days.

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. San Diego Plastic Surgeon, 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.

Liposuction Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The decision to undergo a cosmetic procedure is extremely personal. If you are considering an enhancement, you want to be confident that your results will appear fresh and natural – and like you. Dr. Sadrian is among the finest plastic surgeons practicing in the San Diego area and has achieved acclaim for consistently achieving natural-looking results. Schedule an appointment to learn more.


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