La Jolla / San Diego Liposuction Specialists
Umansky Medical Center for Plastic Surgery
Liposuction, also known as liposculpture, is an excellent method of reducing pockets of stubborn fat from around the waist, buttocks, thighs, and other areas. Weight loss can decrease the size of fat cells throughout the body, but it does not cause the cells to go away. When a person loses weight, he or she must maintain healthy eating and exercise habits in order to prevent fat cells from enlarging again. By undergoing liposuction in San Diego, the majority of the fat cells in the targeted area are removed, creating a more slender, youthful figure. Our highly regarded La Jolla liposuction surgeons, Drs. Jeffrey and William Umansky, can also combine tummy tuck surgery with liposuction for a more comprehensive body contouring treatment.
Please contact Umansky Medical Center in La Jolla, San Diego for a liposuction (liposculpture) or body contouring consultation.
Liposuction in San Diego
The first step in the liposuction (liposculpture) procedure is to insert a slim, hollow tube known as a cannula through small incisions near the targeted area. Once inside, the cannula is moved through the layers of tissue to extract the necessary fat. To accommodate the needs of all of our liposuction San Diego patients, our surgeons offer three of the most advanced liposculpture techniques: tumescent liposuction, power-assisted liposuction and new SmartLipo™ laser-assisted liposuction.
During tumescent liposuction, a large volume of dilute anesthetic is injected into the targeted area, causing the fat cells to swell up and consolidate. This improves the surgeon’s ability to remove the unwanted fat smoothly and more effectively. The tumescent technique can also reduce postoperative pain, bruising, swelling, and blood loss, allowing more fat to be safely removed.
Power-assisted liposuction (PAL) can be performed in conjunction with the tumescent technique, and involves the use of a specialized vibrating cannula. The cannula’s rapid vibrations loosen deposits of fat quickly and comfortably, making the targeted fat cells easier to remove. As a result, power-assisted liposuction patients often experience less bruising and a shorter recovery time than after traditional liposuction treatment.
PAL is especially helpful for areas that have been previously treated for liposuction and for male gynecomastia surgery.
SmartLipo™ is one of the latest advances in liposuction technology and is offered by our surgeons. It is a laser-assisted liposuction procedure which uses laser energy delivered through a very small cannula. This appears to lead to less bruising, faster recovery and better skin tightening.
Contact our practice in La Jolla, San Diego to discuss the benefits of liposuction (liposculpture) or another body contouring procedure.
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At Umansky Medical Center for Plastic Surgery, we strive to provide the highest level of care for our liposuction La Jolla patients by using some of the most advanced liposuction technology available To improve our patients’ results, and reduce post-operative discomfort and recovery time, we use extra small cannulas. With these cannulas, our surgeons can work through tinier incisions, resulting in less-noticeable scars. They can also reduce the amount of bruising and swelling caused by larger cannulas.
Drs. William and Jeffrey Umansky are experienced in working with small, power-assisted cannulas. The tips of these instruments are designed to produce tiny vibrations that effectively break-up fat cells in a targeted area. Because the power-assisted cannula makes fat deposits easier to remove, our surgeons can work more quickly and efficiently. Ultimately, patients benefit from a shorter surgery and reduced discomfort during their recovery.
Our newest technology, laser assisted liposuction or SmartLipo™, was FDA approved in November 2006. This safe procedure uses laser energy to disrupt fat cells, seal blood vessels and tighten the skin. This can lead to improved results.
Our San Diego liposuction surgeons also perform fat transfers to restore youthful contours to the lips, cheeks, eyes, and other areas of the face. During a fat transfer, we must first remove unwanted fat cells from a targeted area of the body using liposuction techniques. Then the fat cells are isolated and prepared for transfer. Finally, our surgeons gently inject the fat cells into the selected facial region.
In addition to liposuction, Cellulaze, SmartLipo and fat transfer, the Drs. Umansky also offer CoolSculpting™ in San Diego. This minimally invasive technology utilizes the controlled application of cooling to reduce fat bulges. With little discomfort and no downtime, CoolSculpting™ is the ideal treatment for smaller areas of fat that remain despite rigorous diet and exercise regimens. CoolSculpting can be performed after mommy makeover surgery to maintain the surgical results. Drs. Umansky are gifted mommy makeover San Diego providers.
Please contact us today to discuss your plastic surgery options with our cosmetic surgeons in La Jolla, San Diego. Our advanced liposuction ( liposculpture) and body contouring procedures can help you achieve the figure you desire.