Liposuction Surgery in San Diego

Liposuction Definition?

First of all, liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat from certain areas of the body.  Hence, It is considered a body contouring procedure. In addition, it can address more than one area. Liposuction surgery, recovery , cost, before and after are addressed in this page

Liposuction is also called liposculpture, lipoplasty, lipo, and suction lipectomy. These are many terms for essentially the same procedure. 

liposuction advantages?

The  consistent, predictable and dramatic results in one surgery is the main advantage of liposuction when it is compared to other non surgical fat reduction modalities such as Coolsculpting. Moreover, more than one  area  can be treated is another advantage of liposuction. Therefore, liposuction can eliminate many months of attempted dieting and exercise and can be more cost effective.

What areas of the body can liposuction correct?

  • Stomach liposuction and waist/flanks

    • This is the most common area to get lipo.
  • Hips and thighs

The outer and inner thighs are addressed. The front of the thigh and around the knee can get liposuction.

  • Back

This area is usually done along with the stomach and waist.

  • Breast Liposuction

Liposuction of the breast is done either to reduce the breast size, provide symmetry or to contour the excess fat around the breast such as the axilla or upper stomach.

Lipo of the upper arm is usually done with are tuck surgery or a sole procedure. In addition, the surgery can be extended to the chest side.

  • Around the knees

Many women would like to get rid of the fat pockets around the knee area to improve the contour of the knee. Moreover, it will create a harmonious transition from the thigh to the leg.

  •  chin liposuction

This is a very common area to under go liposuction. It will create a chiseled  and youthful neck. In addition, it can be performed under local anesthesia and the results are excellent.

  • Calf and ankles

Excess fat in those areas are usually addressed with liposuction.

Liposuction can be combined with other procedures such as tummy tuck, breast augmentation and fat transfer ( Brazilian Butt lift). You can check Dr. Jaibaji Before and after gallery to see the amazing transformation.

Is liposuction a good way to lose weight or treat cellulite?

Liposuction, non the less, is never a weight loss procedure and therefore it is not a treatment for obesity. Therefore, If your body mass index is over 30 you may want to consider weight loss prior to liposuction.

For cellulite, liposuction will not correct it. Furthermore, it can make it worse. There are, however, other treatments for cellulite and liposuction is not one of them. Dr. Jaibaji will advise about the treatment for cellulite.

How can I tell if I am a candidate for Liposuction?

Liposuction is beneficial for someone who is in good health and has worked hard to get in shape. Hence, they lose some extra pounds, but can’t seem to get rid of those troublesome deposits of fat in key areas, no matter how diligent and devoted they work at it. Therefore, liposuction will help in removing the stubborn fat. During your consultation Dr. Jaibaji will determine if you are a candidate for this surgery.

A good candidate for liposuction, however,  is someone who is:

1- In good heath.

2- BMI under 30

3- Non smoker

4- Has realistic expectations

Liposuction surgery

Most cases of liposuction are performed under general anesthesia or sedation. However, small area liposuction can be performed under local anesthesia.  Dr. Jaibaji can advise you on the best anesthesia technique for your liposuction. Once the patient is asleep, the treated area is cleansed with an antiseptic.

Incisions are made for the liposuction cannulas. The incisions are usually 3-5 mm long. Furthermore, they are places in hidden areas to conceal the scars.These incisions are usually closed at the end of surgery.

wFluid is injected into the treated area. This fluid is called Tumescent fluid.As a results, it will make the surgery easier to perform with much less bleeding. The fat, consequently, is aspirated with a special tube called cannula. The size and shape of the cannula will depend on the treated area. 

Once the required amount of fat is removed and the results are achieved the incisions will be closed with an absorbable suture.

Special garments are applied at the end of the procedure. 

 

Liposuction risks?

Like any surgical procedure liposuction carry some risks. With proper  planning and preparation and choosing the right plastic surgeon these risks are minimized.

Dr. Jaibaji will discuss the risks of liposuction with you during your consultation.  Some of those risks are:

Anesthesia risks, brushing, seroma ( fluid accumulation), numbness in the treated area, infection, rippling, swelling and worsening of cellulite.

After liposuction recovery?

After surgery, the treated area will be dressed with a sterile dressing and a compression garments is applied. If general anesthesia or sedation was used you will need to stay in the recovery room for 1-2 hours. Your family member or a friend can be with you in the recovery room. Your family member or friend will also take you home.

Dr. Jaibaji usually see his patients after liposuction the day after surgery. The dressings will be changed and the garments will be reapplied. In general, you can shower the day after surgery.

Pain, however,  is controlled with prescribe pain medications. The swelling will start to subside after three weeks. Bruising usually lasts for 2-3 week. The treated area can be uncomfortable for unto six weeks.

Light exercise can be resumed after three weeks. Dr. Jaibaji will advise on driving. 

When will I see the final results?

It will take unto six months for all the swelling to subside. So you will see constant improvement in the treated area unto six months. Anything after six months is likely to be permanent. The scars however will continue to improve. It will fade after about one year and can take up to two years. 

Scarring can be improved with over the counter scar treatments or with the use of bioCorneum. bioConeum is a silicone base scar treatment the will soften the scars and heal faster.

 

Tummy tuck liposuction

First of all, liposuction can be combined with other procedures. Certainly, tummy tuck is one of those procedures. The combination will produce a more contoured waist. Moreover, liposuction of the thighs and axilla can enhance the surgical outcome.

After liposuction bruising?

Patient commonly would like to know how much bruising will they get after liposuction. Because liposuction is an invasive procedure bruising can be significant. The bruising will, certainly, resolve in two to thee weeks. Bruising in the stomach, waist and back can easily be hidden.

If you need more information or interested in scheduling a consultation with Dr. jaibaji you can contact our office at 619 522 0821.

 

Before and after liposuction photos

Liposuction cost?

Liposuction cost will depend on the number or areas and if additional procedures are performed.  The first area cost is $4500-$5500. For any additional areas $1500-$2500. The price include the cost of facility, anesthesia and professional fees.

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Patient Case Study

Gender: Female, Age: 22
Height: 5′ 4″, Weight: 130 lbs
Months Post-Op: 8

Body Contouring Procedure: Liposuction

This patient, from Orange County, had liposuction of the abdomen and sides. Liposuction results are shown 8 months after surgery. Her liposuction recovery was uneventful.

Patient Case Study

Gender: Female
Age: 32
Height: 5′ 6″
Weight: 175 lbs

Body Contouring Procedure: Liposuction San Diego
Liposuction Treated Areas: Thighs

This patient underwent liposuction of the outer, inner thigh, and around the knee.

Patient Case Study

Gender: Female
Body Contouring Procedure: Liposuction San Diego

This lkiposuction patient from San Diego was concerned about the shape of her abdomen. She underwent a tummy tuck and liposuction of the waist.

Patient Case Study

Gender: Female
Body Contouring Procedure: Liposuction San Diego

This patient from San Diego who was concerned about the shape of her abdomen. She underwent tummy tuck and liposuction of the waist.

Patient Case Study

Gender: Female
Body Contouring Procedure: Liposuction San Diego
Liposuction Treated Areas: Abdomen, Back, Thighs

This patient had liposuction of inner thigh, abdomen, and back.

Patient Case Study

Gender: Female, Age: 26
Height: 5′ 1″, Weight: 172 lbs
Months Post-Op: 3
Body Contouring Procedure: Liposuction and tummy tuck.
Type of Liposuction used: Tumescent Technique Liposuction
Liposuction Treated Areas: Waist, Back, Flanks

This patient, from San Diego, had tummy tuck and liposuction of the flanks. The surgery was performed by Moneer Jaibaji, MD. Plastic Surgeon. Before and after images are shown.

Patient Case Study

Gender: Female, Age: 38
Height: 5′ 6″, Weight: 210 lbs
Months Post-Op: 6
Body Contouring Procedure: Liposuction
Liposuction Treated Areas: Back

This patient had liposuction of the waist. She also had tummy tuck performed during the same surgery.

Patient Case Study

Gender: Female
Body Contouring Procedure: Liposuction San Diego
Liposuction Treated Areas: Abdomen, Back, Thighs

This patient had liposuction of the inner thigh, abdomen, and back. Dr. Moneer Jaibaji, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery performed this San Diego liposuction procedure.

Patient Case Study

Gender: Female
Months Post-Op: 6
Body Contouring Procedure: Liposuction San Diego.
Liposuction Treated Areas: Waist, Hips

Liposuction is commonly performed with other body procedures such as tummy tuck and breast augmentation.
This patient had extended tummy tuck and liposuction of the sides.During liposuction, Dr. Jaibaji will insert a thin, hollow tube called a cannula into the area of excess fat. The incision made to allow this insertion is very small and can be easily hidden. The cannula will be eased back and forth under the skin, gently vacuuming out fat cells. The incision will then be closed. Depending upon the size of area designated for treatment, the entire liposuction procedure typically takes less than two hours to complete. Liposuction is often performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia.

Patient Case Study

Gender: Female, Age: 35, Height: 5′ 3″, Weight: 160 lbs
Months Post-Op: 3

Body Contouring Procedure: Liposuction San Diego
Type of Liposuction used: Super Wet Technique Liposuction
Liposuction Treated Areas: Waist

This patient had a Mommy Makeover that included an extended tummy tuck and liposuction of the flanks, saline breast implants with a periareolar incision, tummy tuck, abdominoplasty, liposuction of the waist and flanks, muscle repair, diastasis repair, belly button surgery, correction of back rolls and neck liposuction.

Patient Case Study

Liposuction and Extended Tummy Tuck San Diego
Gender: Female, Age: 58
Height: 5′ 5″, Weight: 176 lbs

Body Contouring Procedure: Liposuction and Extended tummy tuck San Diego.
Type of Liposuction used: Super Wet Technique Liposuction
Liposuction Treated Areas: Waist

This San Diego liposuction patient was concerned about the shape of her abdomen. She had extended tummy tuck and liposuction and the sides. The abdominoplasty procedure begins with an incision made from hip to hip, typically placed just below the bikini-line. Dr. Jaibaji will make this incision as discreetly as possible, and any residual scarring can be easily hidden under clothing or swimwear. Dr. Jaibaji will separate the navel from the skin and then tighten the underlying muscles, a step that narrows the waistline and firms up the midsection. Excess fat is removed, the navel is repositioned, and the skin is pulled taut around the stomach. The incision is then closed with sutures. The entire procedure typically takes about two to four hours to complete and is usually performed under general anesthesia. A tummy tuck can be performed on an outpatient basis. It is essential that you arrange for someone to take you home and stay with you after your extended tummy tuck procedure.

Patient Case Study

Gender: Female, Age: 42
Weight: 135 lbs

Body Contouring Procedure: Liposuction and Tummy Tuck
Type of Liposuction used: Super Wet Technique Liposuction
Liposuction Treated Areas: Waist

This patient had tummy tuck and liposuction of the flanks.

Patient Case Study

Liposuction and Tummy Tuck in San Diego
Gender: Female, Age: 38, Height: 5′ 0″, Weight: 165 lbs
Months Post-Op: 48

Body Contouring Procedure: Liposuction and Tummy Tuck San Diego.
Type of Liposuction used: Super Wet Technique Liposuction
Liposuction Treated Areas: Waist

This patient from Orange County had extended tummy tuck and liposuction. Results are shown four years after surgery. The surgery was performed by Moneer Jaibaji, MD, Board Certified Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon.

 

Patient Case Study

Liposuction and Tummy Tuck San Diego.
Gender: Female
Months Post-Op: 6
Body Contouring Procedure: Liposuction and Tummy tuck
Type of Liposuction used: Super Wet Technique Liposuction
Liposuction Treated Areas: Waist, Flanks.

This patient had a Mommy Makeover that included breast implants, saline implants, periareolar incision, tummy tuck, abdominoplasty, liposuction of the waist and flanks, muscle repair, diastasis repair, belly button surgery, correction of back rolls.

 

 

Liposuction Before and After

This is a patient from San Diego who had liposuction of the abdomen, back and waist. Before and after photos are shown.