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Liposuction Monterey

liposuctionLiposuction is a procedure offered by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Morwood for patients in Monterey. Liposuction can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. Although no type of liposuction is a substitute for dieting and exercise, liposuction can remove stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond to traditional weight-loss methods.

Good Candidates for Liposuction 

You should be physically healthy, psychologically stable and realistic in your expectations. Your age is not a major consideration; however, older patients may have diminished skin elasticity and may not achieve the same results as a younger patient with tighter skin. If noticeable loose excess skin is an issue, more comprehensive procedures like an arm lift or abdominoplasty may be recommended. 

Liposuction is a procedure that can help sculpt the body by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, including the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. Although no type of liposuction is a substitute for dieting and exercise, liposuction can remove stubborn areas of fat that don’t respond to traditional weight-loss methods.

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How Liposuction is Performed

Liposuction improves body shape by removing exercise-resistant fat deposits with a tube and vacuum device. Can be performed using the tumescent technique, in which targeted fat cells are infused with saline containing solution with a local anesthetic before liposuction to reduce post-operative bruising and swelling. 

Common locations for liposuction include the:

  • Chin
  • Cheeks
  • Neck
  • Upper arms
  • Above breasts
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Calves
  • Ankles

For larger volumes of fat or for fibrous body areas, ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL) may be used. UAL is a new technique in which a ultrasound probe is inserted beneath the skin to “liquify” the fat before it is suctioned

Length: 1 to 2 hours or more. UAL: 20-40 percent longer than traditional liposuction.

Anesthesia: Local, epidural, or general.

In/Outpatient: Usually outpatient. Extensive procedures may require short inpatient stay.
 

Dr. Morwood has performed several procedures for me and I am extremely happy with the results. I’ve had a natural neck lift and rhinoplasty which turned out perfect. I had a breast augmentation done years ago by another surgeon and it was time to replace the implants and Dr. Morwood did a fabulous job and I look great. Most recently I had a tummy tuck with lipo suction and I healed well and feel fabulous. Dr. Morwood has the eye of a true artist and I highly recommend him.

 

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What to Expect During Your Liposuction Recovery

Side Effects: Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, burning sensation. Tumescent: Temporary fluid drainage from incision sites. UAL: Larger incisions for cannula.

Risks: Asymmetry. Rippling or bagginess of skin. Pigmentation changes. Skin injury. Fluid retention. Excessive fluid loss leading to shock. Infection. UAL: thermal burn injury caused by the heat from the ultrasound device.

Recovery: Back to work: 1 to 2 weeks. More strenuous activity: 2 to 4 weeks. Full recovery from swelling and bruising: 1 to 6 months or more. Use of tumescent technique or UAL may decrease post-operative bruising and swelling.

Duration of Results: Permanent, with sensible diet and exercise.

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION WITH DR. MORWOOD

Dr. Morwood is a board-certified plastic surgeon who will provide a custom-designed approach to help you achieve your aesthetic vision.

If you are struggling to get rid of pockets of stubborn fat around your body, please call (831) 646-8661 to set up a consultation for your liposuction or sign up for a consultation online.

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