Get Rid of Problem Areas Permanently. When diet and exercise fail to reduce areas of surplus fat, liposuction is a great alternative. Safe and effective, liposuction can contour large areas of the body, such as the abdomen or thighs, or refine smaller areas like the knees and neck. The success of your liposuction procedure depends on the plastic surgeon in control. Solana Beach liposuction patients trust Dr. Anshu Gupta to deliver exceptional looking results. Dr. Gupta performs surgery using the latest power-assisted liposuction technology and his keen eye for balance and proportion.
Special post-procedure massage services, garment placements and skin tightening regimens are provided at our practice to enhance your results and minimize any irregularities.
Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?
You may be a suitable candidate for liposuction if you:
- Are generally healthy
- Do not have any chronic or uncontrolled medical conditions that could raise the surgical risks
- Are at, or close to, your ideal weight
- Have realistic expectations of surgery
- Understand the possible outcomes of the procedure, including the slight risk of complications
Dr. Gupta meets with every candidate considering liposuction to talk about the procedure in greater depth, and to explore how it can help the individual achieve his/her personal cosmetic goals. During your consultation, Dr. Gupta will also take down a detailed medical history and inquire about any previous surgeries. He will perform a physical examination of your “problem area(s),” inquire about your goals and advise you as to whether liposuction is a good treatment option. Using this information, Dr. Gupta will start to draft a treatment plan.
If you decide to move forward with surgery, you will receive detailed instructions about how to prepare.
Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis in a hospital or surgery center. Anesthesia is administered so you remain comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure.
Dr. Gupta will begin by making several small incisions in the treatment area. Through the incisions, he will insert a cannula (small, thin tube) and move it back and forth through the fat deposits to break up the fat. The cannula is powered by a special tool to help it move quickly, speeding up the fat removal process. Once the fat has been broken up, Dr. Gupta uses gentle suction to remove it from the body. He works carefully to produce smooth contours and avoid any surface irregularities for a flawless result.
Once Dr. Gupta has finished removing the fat, he may place a compression garment over the treated area to minimize post-operative swelling and help the tissues conform to their new contours.
Recovering from Liposuction
There will be some bruising, swelling and mild discomfort after liposuction; however, with the compression garment in place, swelling will be minimal and will subside quickly. The other side effects are also temporary.
During your recovery, get plenty of rest and avoid bending, lifting or straining. Dr. Gupta will prescribe oral medication to control any pain or discomfort.
Dr. Gupta will meet with you during your recovery to check how your treated areas are healing and answer any questions. He will also let you know when to return to work, exercise and other normal activities. Typically, liposuction patients return to work after about a week.
You should see initial results immediately, and as the swelling goes down, you can enjoy a slimmer and more beautiful figure.
Schedule a Liposuction Consultation
If you have questions about the liposuction procedure, or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gupta, please contact Verve Plastic Surgery today. Call (760) 436-7600 today to book an appointment.