Exercise and a balanced diet will make you healthy and strong. However, for some people no matter how much time you spend on the treadmill, certain areas of the body just won’t slim down. Every individual’s fat distribution and body shape is genetically determined, so don’t get down on yourself. Dr. Heidari at Contour Aesthetic Center can give you a little help with these stubborn areas with Liposuction.
Liposuction does what diet and exercise alone cannot for so many people. It removes fat and fat cells and sculpts the body. Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States today. Liposuction, technically known as Lipoplasty, removes deposits of excess fat from specific areas of the body, face or neck. Dr. Heidari uses the latest techniques to slim your hips, thighs, flatten your tummy, shape your calves and ankles or eliminate that double chin.
Dr. Heidari uses the tumescent technique with micro-cannulas. With the tumescent technique, the fat cells are pre-injected with a solution of salt water, local anesthetic, and small amounts of adrenaline.
During the procedure, one or more incisions are made near the area to be treated. When possible, the incisions are made within the fold or natural creases in the skin. Dr. Heidari then inserts a small hollow tube, called a cannula, through the incision where he will then penetrate the underlying fat. The cannula is connected to a flexible tubing and suction pump. He then moves the cannula back and forth through the fat, vacuuming the fat out through the tube in a very precise manner. The results are a beautifully sculpted and smooth body.
In rare cases the procedure has caused severe trauma, particularly when multiple or very extensive areas are treated at one time. Dr. Heidari carefully examines each liposuction candidate to maximize patient safety. Other possible complications include fluid accumulation and injury to the skin. Sometimes asymmetry or unevenness may require further treatment. If for some reason you experience a complication, Dr. Heidari and the staff at Contour Aesthetic Center are here to help correct it and care for you every step of the way.
After liposuction, a compression garment or elastic bandage will cover the treated area to control swelling and help sculpt the body. You will wear the bandage for about three to five weeks, depending on the area treated. Pain is very manageable and you can usually return to work within three to five days (with the bandage under clothing) and return to regular exercise in about four to five weeks.