Do you have stubborn pockets of fat on your body that keep you from your goals? If so, don’t hesitate to explore your liposuction options at Pacifica Cosmetic Surgery Center in Newport Beach, California. Triple board-certified surgeon, Douglas Hendricks, MD, offers his patients traditional lipo and Smartlipo. Learn more or get started by calling his office or scheduling your appointment online.
Liposuction is a procedure men and women use to get rid of targeted areas of excess fat. Dr. Hendricks offers multiple types of traditional liposuction, leveraging suction with or without ultrasound assistance to remove fat from your targeted area.
Men and women choose liposuction as a means to remove fat from virtually any part of their body, including the:
When performed by a board-certified expert like Dr. Hendricks, liposuction is safe. What’s more, the results are permanent. However, lipo doesn’t prevent you from forming new fat cells in the area, so proper diet and exercise are important to maintain your results.
Dr. Hendricks has long stayed on the leading edge of cosmetic surgeries, and liposuction is no exception. He helped pioneer the use of Smartlipo, a groundbreaking form of liposuction, and now trains other doctors in using it.
During the procedure, he inserts the Smartlipo device under your skin through a tiny incision. He then moves it around your targeted area.
As it moves, the Smartlipo device directs a laser into your fat cells. When the fat cells absorb the laser energy, they liquefy. In smaller areas, your body naturally absorbs and removes the resulting liquid. In larger treatment areas, Dr. Hendricks removes the liquid manually.
Not only is Smartlipo a highly effective, minimally invasive form of liposuction, but it has added benefits. As the laser moves under your skin, it stimulates the production of new collagen, the protein that helps your skin stay tight and elastic.
New collagen production tightens the skin in the targeted area so you get even better results from your procedure.
Generally, it’s advised that you are at your goal weight or close to it before you undergo liposuction. Removing more than 10 pounds of fat with lipo increases your risk of a number of complications.
As a result, it’s not an ideal solution to obesity. Instead, it’s a great fit for people near a healthy weight who have problem areas where they want to eliminate excess fat.
Talk with Dr. Hendricks about your body goals so he can help you decide if liposuction is right for you. Get started by calling his office or booking your appointment online today.