Widely considered to be a Sacramento plastic surgery specialist, Dr. Hause assists Sacramento liposuction patients in the reduction of fatty deposits in the body for a smoother, sleeker figure. In the paragraphs below, Dr. Hause describes the liposuction procedure
Since its introduction by the Parisian Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Illouz, Suction Assisted Lipectomy, or Liposuction, has become the most common plastic surgery performed in the United States. It is a technique performed to remove unwanted fat deposits from specific areas of the body, including the face and neck, upper arms, abdomen, hips, buttocks, and thighs. Ideal candidates are physically healthy , psychologically stable and have realistic expectations concerning the potential result.
During traditional liposuction small nearly unnoticeable incisions are used to introduce blunt tubes, called cannulas, under the skin. Suction is applied which removes a portion of the fat tissue and leaves the major nerves and blood vessels intact. Recent advances include Ultrasound-Assisted Lipectomy and the “Tumscent Technique” which can decrease blood loss, bruising and post-operative pain. Ultrasonic Liposuction use state-of-the-art ultrasonic energy to melt the fat tissue which is later removed with low pressure suction. Results with ultrasonic liposuction have been as good or superior to traditional high VACUUM liposuction and allows treatment of areas that have traditionally been difficult to improve.
Liposuction is usually performed as an outpatient procedure not needing an overnight stay. Patients wear compressive garment for two to six weeks and usually can return to work in four to seven days. Patients usually have some bruising for ten to fourteen days and the final result may not be evident for two to four months.
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When can I safely exercise after liposuction?
You can resume light activity, such as walking, as soon as you feel ready. However, you must avoid strenuous activity, such as jogging, cycling and weightlifting, for about a month after surgery.
How much weight will I lose after liposuction?
You may lose a pound or so, but it will be very insignificant. Liposuction is not intended to be a means of weight loss. Liposuction candidates must be at or close to their ideal weight.
Will I have loose skin after liposuction?
Sagging skin is not uncommon after liposuction. Your skin should have enough elasticity to “snap back” over the treated area gradually in the months following liposuction. Dr. Hause will evaluate the tone and elasticity of your skin and make recommendations during your personal liposuction consultation.
What are the risks of liposuction?
Liposuction risks include infection, fluid accumulation, irregular contours, changes in skin sensation and poor wound healing. Having liposuction performed by a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Hause minimizes these risks.
When can I go back to work after liposuction?
It depends on the nature of your job. Liposuction patients with desk jobs typically go back to work after a week or two. Patients with physically demanding or active jobs might need to take more time off from work to recover. Dr. Hause will address this with you during your pre-operative consultation.