Liposuction Basics – Dr. Ali Sajjadian

Liposuction is one of the more popular procedures we do here in Newport Beach but not everyone we talk to is clear on what liposuction does and who it’s best for. In essence, liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove stubborn area of fat — that annoying kind that exercise and diet doesn’t seem touch. This stubborn fat is suctioned from areas such as the abdomen, thighs and buttocks through a surgical tube (called a cannula) that is inserted underneath the skin.

Best candidates for liposuction include those who are in good overall physical shape with few if any chronic medical problems. It’s also important to have healthy and realistic expectations of what can be obtained through liposuction. For instance, if you’re morbidly obese, have a lot of stretch marks, or just a lot of loose, leftover skin from a major weight loss, other surgical options like a gastric bypass or body lift should be considered and discussed with your primary care provider or plastic surgeon.

Relative to other plastic surgical procedures, liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure. The incisions we make here in Newport Beach for liposuction are very small averaging 3 to 5 millimeters long.  These incisions are usually hidden within creases or places that can be hidden below the bikini line. Considering the tiny incisions, the results, are mind blowing.

Dr. Sajjadian has found that most people are not aware that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. At our Newport Beach plastic surgery practice what we aim to achieve with liposuction is actually more of a body contouring procedure that a weight loss procedure.  It’s actually very important to lose some weight before liposuction as those with a body mass index greater than 30 may not be a good candidate for liposuction. However, liposuction can speed up an individual’s metabolism and therefore burn calories faster long-term.

If you live in the Newport Beach area and want to know more about liposuction, contact us today!