Liposuction
(Body Contouring)

What Can Liposuction do for Me?

Many individuals face cosmetic changes to their body, or fat deposits they cannot get rid of, no matter how much they try. These fend off any exercise and attempts at dieting, and these fat deposits bring with it, lack of self-esteem and confidence.

Other cases can be aging and pregnancy that can leave the body in a less than desirable form, so it is easy to see why these individuals turn to liposuction as a solution to their problem.

Liposuction can be used in body contouring, and help resolve these continual issues. They can restore shape and balance along with that much needed boost to self-confidence.

A slimmer figure is possible, and Dr. Zuriarrain is well versed in all areas of body contouring and liposuction.

Before Liposuction Procedures

A lipo consultation with Dr. Zuriarrain will cover many areas around the body that patients may not be aware they can have liposuction.

Body areas, which can be altered with body contouring, are:

  • Abdomen and waist areas
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Ankles, calves, inner knee and thighs
  • Neck, chin and cheeks
  • Back and chest areas, and upper arms

Dr. Zuriarrain will explain while he is performing a thorough examination of these body areas. Liposuction is no replacement for a healthy diet and exercise. Cellulite is another area it can’t help; neither can it do anything with sagging skin.

Because of this, it is often used in combination with other procedures.

After Liposuction Body Contouring Procedures

Patients may feel some discomfort after the procedure due to the swelling. Dr. Z can prescribe oral painkillers to help control this, but there should not be too much overall discomfort. In the majority of cases, patients can return home in the same day, but it is advisable for another adult to be present in the first 24-hours in case of unforeseen complications.

Some patients may be advised to wear compression garments or elastic bandages for up to 3-months or until advised. These help control swelling and help the body conform to its new contours. Additionally, some patients may have thin drainage tubes inserted to remove excess fluid buildup.

After three or four days, it can be possible to return to regular activities, as long as they are not to exertive on the body. Strenuous activity needs to be avoided for the first four weeks after your body contouring with liposuction.

Liposuction Procedures

Unlike some other surgical procedures board certified Dr. Zuriarrain performs, this is one of the least invasive patients can undertake.

While under general anesthesia, small incisions are made close to the areas that liposuction will treat. These are not random and are chosen carefully so the natural folds of the body will hide them. During the procedure, a thin tube (cannula) is fed under the skin to the target area.

Intact fat cells are then removed by suction. Once all areas are treated, the incisions will be closed. Once swelling subsides, the new contours of the body will be noticeable.

If the patient maintains their weight, the results from liposuction are long lasting, and fat cells will not return to the area, which received treatment.

I’m ready to go for it!

What are the next steps?

If you’re excited to make the leap and talk about your surgery, you want to find a surgeon and a team that you can trust! Our certified and trained surgeon will talk to you about getting you started on the journey to becoming your true self. There’s no time like the present to start making things happen in your life. We are happy to speak with you anytime about scheduling a consultation.