Visiting our San Diego Plastic Surgery Office is the best way to learn about all of our body contouring procedures. We understand that our patients wish to learn all they can about abdominoplasty and liposuction before they come in for an initial body contouring consultation. Our San Diego Plastic Surgeons provide answers to frequently asked body contouring questions.
Q. Is ultrasonic liposuction better than tumescent liposuction?
A. Ultrasonic liposuction is not "better" than tumescent liposuction. It is, however, better suited to treating dense tissue areas, such as the male chest, upper abdomen, and "love handles." In fact, ultrasonic liposuction is complementary to regular tumescent liposuction. We always employ the tumescent technique during liposuction and, in certain cases, we use the ultrasonic probe as an additional surgical tool. Every plastic surgery case is unique. Contact our La Jolla, San Diego practice to talk to one of our doctors about the best choice for you.
Q. How do you know how much fat to take out during liposuction?
A. That's a judgment call. The number of areas to treat and how much fat to remove are decisions that are made on an individual basis. We are conservative with our approach to liposuction; safety comes first. Sometimes we even caution patients to consider another surgical approach because they lack the appropriate skin elasticity to guarantee proper skin contraction following surgery. Not only do our Board Certified San Diego Plastic Surgeons have extensive training in all types of plastic surgery, but they are also experienced with making the appropriate decisions about liposuction.
Q. After having two children, I've managed to lose all the weight I gained during pregnancy, but I still have a flabby stomach with extra skin that hangs down. What can I do to get my pre-pregnancy figure back?
A. Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures among San Diego women who need help getting trim after pregnancy. A tummy tuck not only removes excess skin in the abdomen, but also tightens up muscles that have been weakened by weight gain and pregnancy.
Pregnant women aren't the only candidates for abdominoplasty â€“ nearly anyone who is unable to tone their stomach muscles despite weight loss is a good candidate for a tummy tuck.
Please contact our San Diego Cosmetic Surgery office if you have any other body contouring and cosmetic surgery questions or if you would like to schedule an initial body contouring consultation with one of our La Jolla Cosmetic Surgeons. During your visit with us, you will discuss all your body contouring goals with our surgeons, meet our experienced cosmetic surgery staff, and tour our cosmetic surgery office.
Wendell Smoot, M.D.
John Smoot, M.D.
Reza Sadrian, M.D.
Carol Hollan, M.D.
9850 Genesee Ave. #300, #380
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone No: (858) 587-9850
Fax: (858) 622-2066
If you live near La Jolla or elsewhere in San Diego and would like to learn more about abdominoplasty or liposuction, contact our practice today.