The beauty of liposuction is how much sculpting power it gives a surgeon with Dr. David Mashhadian’s skill, expertise, and level of artistry. Liposuction is possible on even the smallest amount of stubborn fat, so while it’s not a great solution for significant weight loss, you can target those areas that simply don’t respond to diet and exercise.
How Does An Liposuction Actually Work?
The concept of liposuction is simple but its execution takes experience and training to elevate the results, which Dr. Mashhadian delivers for his Rodeo Surgical Art patients time and again. Stubborn fat is suctioned out through a small cannula inserted through a tiny incision, leaving your body lean and slender in ways the gym can’t always provide. Because of liposuction advanced technology, Dr. Mashhadian can very precisely mold your body to the shape you’ve always wanted.
Diet and exercise can only shrink fat cells. Liposuction removes them entirely, and because the body stops producing fat cells after puberty, once they’re gone, they’re really gone. Existing fat cells may still grow in size, so a healthy lifestyle will maintain your slim physique for years to come. Liposuction can be performed virtually anywhere:
Upper back (around the bra line)
Around the knees or ankles
Under the chin
Am I a Good Candidate?
Ideal liposuction candidates are men and women in general good health who cannot shift those stubborn pockets of fat with diet and exercise. The best results happen for patients who don’t smoke, have good skin elasticity, have realistic expectations, and can commit to the necessary recovery time and healthy lifestyle.
What is the Procedure Like?
There are a multitude of varied liposuction techniques, making it highly customizable. Most Rodeo Surgical Art liposuction procedures Dr. Mashhadian performs are outpatient under general anesthesia and take place in an accredited surgical suite with state-of-the-art technology at his fingertips. The type of liposuction you have changes how the procedure is performed.
Tumescent liposuction involves the infusion of sterile fluid to your treatment area. This minimizes bleeding and preps the fat cells for easier removal and more precise body sculpting. Tumescent liposuction is ideal for patients transferring the fat being removed to another area of the body for additional sculpting. This technique is also incredibly successful for the larger regions, such as the back, abdomen, and flanks. The tumescent fluid also flushes out the area as it leaves the body, reducing the risk of complications and infection.
Vaser liposuction uses ultrasound energy directly to the fat cells to liquefy them for easier removal and better, more precise body contouring. Because the fat is easier to remove, there’s less trauma to surrounding tissues, which eases your recovery and produces less swelling and bruising. You’re able to see your new body shape sooner than with traditional methods of liposuction as you heal.
Both procedures only take 60-90 minutes, and you may have more than one area sculpted at the same time, or use liposuction in combination with other procedures, such as a tummy tuck or arm lift.
What Results Can I Expect?
Swelling from your procedure requires a couple of weeks to subside enough for your new shape to emerge. Your skin will be smoother, your abdomen and flanks flatter and more toned, and your arms or thighs will be thinner. If you’ve had your double chin treated, your jawline will be more defined, your neck more graceful and attractive. It may take a few months for your tissues to fully settle, and once they do, you’ll enjoy your new silhouette for a lifetime with a healthy lifestyle.