Dr. Naderi is exclusively a Facial Plastic Surgeon (Face Specialist). Dr. Naderi refers his patients, seeking concurrent face and body cosmetic surgery, to a number of Washington’s Top Board Certified Plastic Surgeons. This way, you will have the best of both worlds: A face specialist performing your facial cosmetic surgery and a body specialist performing your liposuction, Breast augmentation or Tummy tuck.
Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure designed to improve the shape of the body through the removal of localized fat deposits. Liposuction may be performed on many areas of the face and body including the chin, cheeks, neck, upper arms, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, calves, knees and ankles. Good candidates for liposuction include healthy patients who have realistic expectations for improvement. The procedure tends to be most effective on patients of normal body weight who have areas of fat that have proven diet- and exercise-resistant.
Liposuction takes an average of one to two hours to complete. Smaller treatment areas may take less and larger areas longer. Anesthesia options include local anesthesia, an epidural and general anesthesia. Traditional liposuction is performed by inserting a narrow tube known as a cannula through tiny incisions in the skin. The cannula is manipulated to disrupt the fat cells which are then suctioned out. There are several newer techniques for liposuction including the tumescent technique and ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL). The tumescent technique involves the injection of fluid into the treatment area prior to treatment, which causes the fat cells to become ‘tumesced’ or swollen. UAL uses ultrasound energy to liquefy the fat prior to its removal.
Some swelling and bruising may occur after liposuction. Both UAL and the tumescent technique tend to involve less bruising and swelling than with traditional liposuction. Drainage tubes may be inserted after surgery and kept in place for several days. Patients may experience some soreness, numbness or a burning sensation, and any discomfort can be controlled with medication. A compression garment will need to be worn for several weeks. Most patients are able to return to work within one to two weeks, though more strenuous activities and exercise may need to be postponed for two to four weeks.
Q – What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure which can improve the body’s shape through the removal of localized fat deposits. Liposuction may be performed on many areas of the body including the cheeks, chin, neck, upper arms, abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, calves and ankles.
Q – Is liposuction right for me?
If you are healthy and have realistic expectations for improvement, liposuction may be right for you. Patients who are of normal body weight but are bothered by diet- and exercise-resistant areas of fat tend to achieve the best results.
Q – What is tumescent liposuction?
Tumescent liposuction is a newer liposuction technique in which the treatment area is first injected with large volumes of a fluid solution containing lidocaine. The fatty tissues become swollen and firm, or ‘tumesced’, making removal through traditional liposuction techniques easier. Though the procedure takes longer to perform than traditional liposuction, bruising and swelling are minimized.
Q – What is ultrasound assisted liposuction?
Ultrasound assisted liposuction, or UAL, is a newer liposuction technique which liquefies the fat using ultrasound energy. The fat is then removed with traditional liposuction techniques. The procedure takes longer to perform than traditional liposuction, but bruising and swelling are minimized.
Dr. Naderi refers his patients who seek concurrent Body and Breast Cosmetic Surgery to many of his experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgery colleagues.