Liposuction

Liposuction | Dr. Armen Serebrakian| Bay Area| San Francisco

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What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a body-contouring surgery performed by Dr. Serebrakian to remove excess fat cells and, ultimately, to improve the proportions of the body. If the excess fat cells that are detracting from your natural beauty have been resistant to your healthy lifestyle, liposuction may be the answer you’ve been looking for. Using meticulous technique, Dr. Serebrakian smooths the curves of your body to reveal a slimmer, more sculpted you.

Common areas treated with Liposuction

Liposuction is performed on areas including:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks and hips
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Arms
  • Chest
  • Neck and chin

Ideal Liposuction Candidate

Liposuction is an excellent procedure for adults who are generally healthy and interested in improving the shape of their body. This surgery is intended to remove mild to moderate areas of fat. Patients should be within 20 or so pounds of their ideal weight prior to liposuction. It is important to also understand what is possible with this procedure, and have a strong commitment to weight management following treatment.

Liposuction Recovery Process

Recovery from liposuction is somewhat dependent on the extent of fat-removal that occurs during the procedure. Most patients experience mild discomfort and tenderness, which is managed with pain medication. Post-operative pain does not typically inhibit a patient from walking as recommended within the first 24 hours following surgery.
Normal activities are typically resumed gradually after liposuction. Patients may return to work depending on the type of procedure in 24 hours to several days after the procedure. Mild swelling and bruising continually subside ruing the two-week period after surgery. After the second week, mild exercise may be resumed. Keep in mind that a compression garment will need to be worn for several weeks. Activity restrictions are typically lifted as early as one week to few weeks of recovery.

Alternative Options Available

In recent years, we have seen a number of non-surgical body sculpting treatments become available. Some use heat or radio frequency, while others melt fat with cold. Such procedures work in concert with the body’s metabolism of fat, reducing circumference gradually over time.
Liposuction is a safe and effective procedure that achieves more noticeable results in a shorter period of time and with just one procedure, versus the need for multiple treatments. It is more cost-effective than the majority of some alternative procedures and even with less complications.

What other procedures can be combined with lipo?

The procedure that is most often combined with liposuction is an abdominoplasty. This secondary procedure tightens the muscular structure of the abdominal wall so the appearance of the midsection is maximized through both reduction and sculpting.
Because liposuction is performed in many more areas than the midsection, we also see this procedure combined with others, such as a neck or face lift, arm lift, or thigh lift.

Is Liposuction painful?

Liposuction is performed under local tumescent anesthesia in a majority of the areas, in rare cases where very large volume is needed to be removed, general anesthesia may be needed. The best description of post-operative pain is stated as “sore but functional.” The most intense soreness is present for the first few days after surgery and lightens significantly after that time.

How to Prepare for Procedure

During your planning process, you will be provided with a comprehensive guide to help you ready your body and your home for your body-contouring procedure and the subsequent recovery period.
It is important to disclose medication use, including supplements, as well as lifestyle habits, to our staff so we may make appropriate recommendations to facilitate the safest, most pleasant experience for you.

How long do the results last?

It is possible to remain in your sculpted body for several years after liposuction or even permanently. The longevity of results is largely in your hands. A healthy diet and exercise regimen combine to support weight on an ongoing basis.

Schedule a Consultation

Bay Area Laser Surgery Center has offices in Pinole, CA( East Bay) and Larkspur, CA( North Bay). Contact us today to schedule a personal consultation for your body-sculpting procedure.

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Larkspur (North Bay) Office

1000 Magnolia Ave
Larkspur, CA 94939
(415) 461-5755

Pinole (East Bay) Office

1599 Tara Hills Dr
Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 724-8282
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