Why patients choose liposuction for body contouring

Dr. Armen Serebrakian of the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center uses the most advanced techniques to help patients in achieving better body contours. One of the most common procedures is that of liposuction. Liposuction includes the removal of unwanted pockets of excess fat cells on common trouble areas, such as the abdomen, back, flanks, thighs, buttocks, and even the upper arms. This procedure is most appropriate for patients who are within a normal weight and have realistic expectations as to what can be achieved.

What occurs during liposuction?

Liposuction is the manual removal of fat cells from any area of the body. This is achieved with a device connected to a cannula, which is a long suctioning wand that is inserted into the treatment area. The device essentially vacuums the fat cells from the treatment area for permanent removal. Very small incisions in the treatment area are made to insert the cannula and reduce the appearance of any scarring that might remain afterward.

Why should I choose liposuction?

Liposuction has been used for decades in contouring the body and removing fat that often does not respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction is not a weight loss solution, though some patients will experience a drop in weight depending on the amount of fat physically removed from the body during the procedure. Most patients use liposuction to target areas that are not responsive to more traditional ways of reducing body fat, and for those seeking permanent removal.

Liposuction is:

  • Safe and effective at permanently removing fat cells
  • A popular treatment for patients worried about pockets of unwanted fat on the body
  • Performed with sedation and anesthetics for patient comfort
  • An option for patients within their ideal body weight
  • Fast and simple

Are you considering liposuction?

We find that many men and women are viable candidates for liposuction and other body contouring procedures. If you are interested in discussing your options with a quality plastic surgeon, we welcome you to connect with Dr. Armen Serebrakian of the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center with two locations in the areas of Pinhole and Larkspur.

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