People who lead a healthy lifestyle are not immune to areas of stubborn fat that refuse to budge. Each body holds onto fat differently, and some areas pose a particular challenge to shape and contour. Liposuction can remove this problem fat for a slimmer, more sculpted appearance.
What is Liposuction?
During liposuction, your surgeon uses a tube called a cannula to break up and remove fat cells from the targeted area. Dr. Rankin uses liposuction as a body sculpting tool to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. While liposuction does remove fat, it is not a weight loss treatment. It allows you to target your most challenging areas and achieve a more sculpted figure.
How Does Liposuction Work?
Dr. Rankin usually performs liposuction under general anesthesia for your comfort and safety. He will use a few small incisions to insert the cannula and move it around to break up fat. The cannula applies suction to remove the fat from your body. Liposuction shapes your problem areas to achieve balanced, attractive proportions. Incisions are less than 5 mm in length and heal quickly with minimal scarring.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
Liposuction costs vary widely depending on several factors. The average liposuction procedure costs between $3,500 and $3,600. Your cost will differ depending on:
- Your location
- The skill and experience of your provider
- The type of liposuction procedure
- The size of the treated areas
The average cost does not include expenses such as anesthesia, lab tests, medications, and any associated fees. We recommend a consultation at NorCal Plastic Surgery for an accurate quote.
What is Recovery Like After Liposuction?
You can expect some swelling, bruising, and soreness immediately after surgery, and you may need to wear a compression garment while you heal. People who have jobs without much physical activity can often return within a week. You can resume your usual activities, including exercise, after three to four weeks.
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Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
Both men and women with stubborn fat are good candidates for liposuction. Ideal liposuction candidates have reasonable expectations and want to target particular areas. Dr. Rankin prefers to assess your areas of concern before deciding whether liposuction is the best option for you. If you want to address significant loose skin or other issues, he may recommend a different procedure.
What Results Will I See With Liposuction?
Liposuction results will become visible as swelling fades after surgery. Results take up to a year to fully develop as your body adjusts. Liposuction enhances your natural shape for results that look slim and contoured. Since fat cells do not grow back, liposuction results will last as long as you maintain a stable weight.
If you are interested in liposuction, please reach out to our qualified staff to schedule a consultation at (925) 856-4800 or fill out our online form. Helping you achieve your cosmetic goals is an honor and a privilege at NorCal Plastic Surgery. We look forward to hearing from you soon!