Sacramento Liposuction and Tummy Tuck



Liposuction

Who is a Liposuction Candidate?

  • Those who have excess subcutaneous fat, which is often resistant to diet and exercise.
  • Those who wish to change the contours of their body. Typically this includes areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, inner knees, and under the chin.
  • Patients who are near normal weight.

Intended Liposuction results

  • A permanent improvement in the shape, contours, and proportion of the targeted areas.
  • A more flattering figure and physique, in or out of clothing.

How is Liposuction Done?

  • The liposuction procedure is done on an outpatient basis usually under general anesthesia.
  • Small suction tubes called cannulas are inserted through small incisions, that are located in inconspicuous locations near the fat deposits. The fat deposits are removed through these cannulas.

Recuperation and Healing

  • The patient goes home wearing a compression garment that covers the treated areas. It is usually advised that the compression garment be worn for several weeks as it helps minimize and reduce swelling, helping achieve the final result more quickly.
  • Initial discomfort is typically controlled with oral medication.
  • Bruising and swelling usually subside in 2-4 weeks. Expect the final result to take shape in 2-3 months.

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Sacramento Tummy Tuck

Who is a Tummy Tuck Candidate?

  • Those with loose or sagging abdominal wall skin frequently associated with abnormal relaxation of the anterior wall muscles (frequently this has occurred after a patient has had multiple pregnancies or prior surgery).
  • If excercise fails to tighten the patient's abdominal wall skin.

Intended Tummy Tuck Results

  • A smoother flatter abdomen.

How is it Done?

  • The Tummy Tuck procedure is performed under general anesthesia.
  • A horizontal incision is made just above the pubic area. A second incision is made to disconnect the navel from surrounding tissue.
  • The skin is separated from the abdominal wall all the way up to the ribs and is lifted to reveal the vertical muscles. These muscles are tightened and stitched together.
  • The separated skin is then stretched down and the extra skin is removed. A new hole is cut for the navel, which is then stitched in place.
  • The length of the horizontal scar depends on the amount of skin removed.

Recuperation and Healing

  • One to three days of assistance at home is usually recommended.
  • Initial pain and discomfort is managed with oral medication.
  • Patients are encouraged to begin moving and walking within 1-2 days.
  • Light activity willl likely be comfortable in 10-20 days. Aerobic activity will not be comfortable for approximately 6 weeks.

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