About Liposuction Surgery
Liposuction is done on an outpatient basis. General anesthesia is usually used for safety and comfort. Small suction tubes (cannulas) are inserted through very short incisions placed in inconspicuous locations near the fat deposits, and excess fat is removed.
Your Recovery After Liposuction
As techniques for liposuction have advanced, recovery time has become shorter for most patients. After a few days resting at home, most patients return to work within a week (a little more time is required if your job is physically active or requires lifting).
Depending on where on your body you had liposuction, your surgeon will give you a compression garment to wear for the first few weeks. These garments are thin and fit easily under your everyday clothing. After about 4 weeks, with your surgeon’s OK, you’ll be able to start easing back into your regular exercise routine.
While most patients see a difference shortly after surgery, post-operative swelling will gradually improve over several months, and your results will look optimal in about 3 months or so. If you’re having liposuction in multiple areas or you have a larger amount of fat removed, your recovery may take a little longer.
Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
Most San Diego liposuction patients are near normal weight and desire long-term contour changes. Improved liposuction techniques now allow larger amounts of fat to be safely removed. Your body mass index (BMI) is an important factor in evaluating whether liposuction is a good solution for you. Ideally, your BMI will be in or near the normal range for your height:
Liposuction can be useful to heavier persons as well, but in the context of a healthy lifestyle and realistic expectations. Liposuction is not, of itself, a way to lose weight. Liposuction is intended to produce a long-term improvement in the contour and proportion of the treated areas. A more flattering figure or physique, in or out of clothing, is another goal of liposculpture.
How much is liposuction in San Diego?
The price of liposuction usually ranges from $3,200-$8,800, depending on the area and amount of fat you wish to remove.
Should I Consider CoolSculpting Instead?
What a great question! We do offer CoolSculpting at our Laser & Skincare Clinic, and it’s a great non-surgical fat reduction option for certain patients. Like liposuction, CoolSculpting can shrink fatty bulges and help your clothing fit you better. However, it’s not a substitute for liposuction. A few of the key differences:
In short, if you’re basically happy with your proportions, CoolSculpting may be a great option for you to remove stubborn fat without any recovery. If you want to treat multiple areas or have a larger amount of fat to address, liposuction may yield more satisfying results. We’ll help you weigh your options at your consultation.
Ballpark Estimates for Liposuction Prices
We provide “ballpark” cosmetic surgery price ranges (estimates only) on our web site. Actual plastic surgery prices depend on your specific anatomy, operating time involved, surgical technique used, and type of anesthesia. At LJCSC, you will be given a specific, individual fee quote at your free personal consultation. Our fee quotes are good for three months, which allows you time to think about it and plan ahead.
Depending on where you are having liposuction performed, your liposuction will cost between $3,500 to $10,000.
Liposuction fees include:
- Surgeon’s fee (Board Certified Plastic Surgeon)
- All visits before and after surgery
- Operating room time and supplies (AAAASF certified center)
- Anesthesia (Board Certified Physician Anesthesiologist)
- Surgical / compression garments
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