WHAT IS LIPOSUCTION?
No matter how much you watch what you eat and exercise, you might still be bothered by stubborn pockets of fat that keep you from feeling confident in how you look. Tyler Frew MD, Plastic Surgery offers the most advanced treatments to effectively rid fat from areas of concern on the body. Liposuction surgery is a body reshaping procedure that reduces pockets of fat from areas like the flanks, tummy, buttocks, or thighs to create a slimmer appearance. This fat removal surgery at Tyler Frew MD, Plastic Surgery can be combined to treat multiple body parts. When we see you for your liposuction consultation at our Murrieta, CA office, plastic surgeon Dr. Tyler Frew will examine areas of concern to help you reach your personal goals. We look forward to helping you look and feel amazing!
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LIPOSUCTION?
Liposuction in Murrieta, CA at Tyler Frew, MD Plastic Surgery is an effective way to remove extra fat deposits and obtain the body you desire. This procedure’s many potential benefits include:
- Melting away stubborn fat tissue from areas of concern
- Attaining desired outcomes if diet and burning calories haven’t provided suitable results
- Addressing multiple body areas
- Trimming and slimming the physique
- Modifying and shaping the body
- Enhancing physique harmony and symmetry
- Can boost health by decreasing body mass index (BMI)
- Treating health concerns like gynecomastia, lipodystrophy syndrome, and more
- Recovery is short (just a few weeks)
- Enhancing self-image and confidence
- Very few scars
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR LIPOSUCTION?
Liposuction can be a terrific procedure for both women and men who are at an ideal weight but have troublesome areas of fat that are difficult to eliminate— even with the most healthy lifestyle. Those interested in liposuction should have good skin elasticity because liposuction does not treat loose skin. It’s also important to understand that liposuction is not a solution for weight loss. Women undergoing liposuction should be finished with childbearing, as pregnancy could compromise the outcome. At the time of your consultation for surgery, Dr. Frew will help you set realistic expectations.
HOW IS LIPOSUCTION PERFORMED?
Liposuction is completed in an outpatient setting with the patient under general anesthesia. Dr. Frew will make a punch-hole incision in the skin where he can place the cannula, a special tool that makes it easier to loosen the fatty tissue being vacuumed out. After the fatty deposits have been eliminated, Dr. Tyler Frew will seal the small incision. Depending on the number of sections being treated, your procedure could last several hours. In the dedicated area for recovery, your post-op team will assist you with managing your pain and will look after your incisions until your discharge.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY PROCESS FOLLOWING LIPOSUCTION?
You may need to recover from lipo at home for about 1 – 3 weeks, depending on the amount of areas treated and the size of the treated area(s). It’s typical to see bruising which can last for one to two weeks. Swelling is variable for everyone and may last upwards of months. What’s most important after having liposuction is that you allow your body time to rest and recover. When you decide to go back to work after your procedure, you need to remember to minimize stress and strenuous activity. To build up your strength, stick to short walks and light workouts as approved by Dr. Frew. Remember that you may notice some changes after six weeks, but it will take around 6 – 10 months for your new body shape and contour to completely develop.
How much does liposuction cost?
Your cost for liposuction will vary based on the technique used and the number of areas addressed. In your consultation, Dr. Frew will create your personal treatment plan to meet your your needs and goals. He will also take into consideration your budget. After creating your surgical plan, he can discuss the estimated costs with you. To help make your cosmetic surgery easier to afford, Tyler Frew MD, Plastic Surgery accepts many payment methods, and we’re happy to assist you in finding low-interest medical financing.
What about loose skin?
Surgical liposuction only addresses excess fat. If you also have loose skin, Dr. Frew may recommend combining liposuction with lift surgery. Lipo is often performed alongside skin tightening surgery, such as a tummy tuck or an arm lift, to provide optimal results. During your consultation, talk to Dr. Frew about your concerns about loose skin so he can create the best treatment plan to suit your specific needs.
Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is an invasive surgery, incisions will need to be made and stitched. This will create scars, but Dr. Frew does his best to minimize their visibility. This includes making small incisions in less visible areas or the natural folds of your body. After your surgery, Dr. Frew or a member of his team will teach you how to care for your incisions to help them heal properly and eventually fade.
Will my results last?
Before you have liposuction surgery, it’s important to be prepared to maintain your results. While liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in an area, you can still gain and lose weight. Dr. Frew suggests that you be at or close to a healthy, stable weight before having liposuction surgery. Afterward, it is best to stay within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Getting pregnant after liposuction will also impact your results; however, another surgery like a mommy makeover can be done later to refresh your body.
LOOK FIT AND TONED
Fat removal with liposuction in Murrieta, CA at Tyler Frew MD, Plastic Surgery offers patients the opportunity to have bothersome fat diminished almost immediately. Without liposuction, it can be frustrating to achieve the slim results you desire. We offer various options for liposuction based on your personal goals. We invite you to call our office in Murrieta, CA and schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Frew.