Liposuction | San Francisco
Many patients become frustrated when they are unable to lose fat in certain areas of the body despite watching their food intake and vigorous exercise. The reason for this frustration is that the distribution of fat cells throughout the body is genetically determined and cannot be changed with diet and exercise. The only way to get rid of these extra fat cells is with the use of liposuction surgery.
Dr. Brown uses the latest liposuction techniques to promote fast healing and limit undesirable side effects of the liposuction procedure. If you are considering a liposuction procedure in the San Francisco area, Dr. Brown will make sure you receive the comfort and care you deserve. Currently among the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, liposuction sculpts the body by removing undesirable fat from problem areas. Women typically implement liposuction surgery below the chin, on the hips, thighs, waist, the abdomen, and areas around the breasts. Men who choose liposuction usually reduce fat deposits under the chin or around the waist, and in some cases reduce the appearance of “male breasts,” a condition known as gynecomastia. Liposuction is not intended as a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise, rather, it supplements these. Watch Dr. Donald Brown discuss Liposuction surgery: Liposuction surgery begins with a small incision next to the area to be treated. Next, a thin, hollow cannula or tube that is attached to a powerful suction pump is inserted into the incision, and fat cells are gently removed. Dr. Brown plans his approach carefully: incisions are kept minimal and a great deal of time is spent planning the procedure to ensure the best possible result. Liposuction can be performed in a hospital or in Dr. Brown’s accredited plastic surgery suite. Anesthesia amounts and types vary between liposuction procedures. You will work with Dr. Brown to determine the right type of anesthesia to maximize your safety and comfort during your liposuction surgery. If a small area of fat deposits will be removed, local anesthesia on the affected area is common. Local anesthesia can be coupled with light intravenous sedation to increase comfort. For more extensive liposuction procedures regional or general anesthesia is usually preferred. It is also very important to realize that the final result is also determined by the condition of the patient’s skin. Dr. Brown’s liposuction surgery will remove the extra fat but the patient’s body must shrink the skin down to reveal the new body that was just created.If the patient’s skin does not shrink then other options would be considered, including the surgical removal of the extra skin, such as with a lower body lift or tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). This is very important to discuss in the consultation with Dr. Brown. Common side effects include temporary bruising, numbness, and soreness, but these effects generally subside within a week or two. Once the area has healed, the patient typically notices a firmer, tighter physique.
Dr. Brown performs liposuction surgery in his state-of-the-art operating room. Please call our office to set up a consultation today.