Liposuction in San Francisco

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If you’re interested in liposuction in the San Francisco Bay area, Elite Transformations is here to help. Dr. Orna Fisher is a board-certified plastic surgeon skilled in performing liposuction. Keep reading to learn more about the liposuction procedure, or contact us today to schedule your consultation!

What is Liposuction?

Many people have areas of excess fat that they just can’t get rid of no matter how much diet, exercise, or weight loss is done. In women, areas on the abdomen or the “muffin top” around the hips can be very stubborn. In men, a six-pack abdomen may not be attainable no matter the efforts. If this sounds familiar, you may be a good candidate for liposuction in San Francisco.

Liposuction, also known as “lipo” or liposculpture, is a cosmetic surgery that uses small tubes to remove fat from specific areas of the body. The technique is used to sculpt these areas in order to improve their shape.

What Areas Can Be Treated With Liposuction?

Many areas of the body are amenable to liposuction, these include the:

  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Hips
  • Arms
  • Thighs

Who Is A Candidate For Liposuction?

The ideal candidate for liposuction in the San Francisco Bay Area is one who is in good overall health and has realistic expectations of the procedure.

Although liposuction does remove inches in many cases, it is actually not a surgery for weight loss. The best candidates for liposuction are those who are not overweight but have areas on their bodies that are not responsive to diet and exercise. The best long-term results are maintained when you combine liposuction with a sustained healthy lifestyle.

Liposuction Procedure

Dr. Fisher performs San Francisco liposuction procedures at an accredited outpatient surgery center. Liposuction is done under anesthesia administered by an experienced anesthesiologist throughout the procedure. It is a minimally invasive procedure in which Dr. Fisher moves around a small thin tube (cannula) to remove localized areas of body fat. Tiny incisions are made to insert the cannula. It is moved back and forth to loosen excess fat, which is then suctioned out of the body.

Areas treated with liposuction will look slimmer, more contoured, and in better proportion with the rest of the body.

Results Of Liposuction

The results of liposuction may not be apparent until swelling and bruising subside, which usually takes about a week. Swelling should completely subside within a few months. The incisions are rarely sutured. Scarring is almost nonexistent because the incisions used for the cannula are very small. Liposuction results are long-lasting unless a substantial amount of weight is gained.

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Liposuction Patient Testimonial

“I give Dr. Orna Fisher a rating of six out of five stars! She’s double board certified in plastic surgery, and a true artist when it comes to achieving excellent surgical results. Five months ago, after several years of contemplation and due diligence, I underwent a LipoAbdominoplasty to repair loose, dimply skin from a botched liposuction procedure done years earlier. I felt confident in Dr. Fisher’s expertise as she was highly recommended by several physicians in Silicon Valley.” – Renae M.

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What To Expect During Liposuction Recovery

After having your San Francisco liposuction procedure, a compression garment must be worn for several weeks. You will have bruising and swelling for several weeks. Patients can return to work and other activities as soon as they feel comfortable, typically after a few days. Strenuous activities and exercise should be avoided for a few weeks. The final outcome of the surgery is usually seen after a few months.

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Limitations Of Liposucstion

Liposuction is not for massive weight loss. There are safety limits to how much fat can be removed at one time without endangering your life. Liposuction is not a treatment for cellulite and can, in fact, make the appearance worse if is your skin quality is poor meaning, loose, inelastic, or with stretch marks.

Risks Of Liposuction

Liposuction is not a casual procedure that can be done by anybody. As with any surgical procedure, there are possible risks and complications including bleeding, scarring, infection, and damage to deeper body parts. With liposuction, there is also the potential for contour irregularity, damage to nerves, and asymmetry. If you’re concerned about the risks of your San Francisco liposuction procedure, talk with Dr. Fisher during your consultation.

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If you are interested in learning more about Liposuction in the San Francisco Bay Area, contact our office today at ‭650-460-7260. Elite Transformations, is conveniently located to serve our patients in the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, and East Bay.

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