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Advances in Liposuction

Posted on February 15, 2021 by - Liposuction

Liposuction in San DiegoPlastic surgeons have been using liposuction to slim and sculpt beautiful bodies since the 1970s. Groundbreaking advances in liposuction technique and technology translate to a faster recovery, less bruising and bleeding and more beautiful results for patients.

You can take advantage of the safest and most effective cosmetic techniques with Dr. Carlos Chacon of Divino Plastic Surgery.

Wetting Solution

With the help of a wetting solution containing a mixture of saline, lidocaine and epinephrine, Dr. Chacon can reduce the risk of post-operative pain and complications. This technique can also eliminate the need for general anesthesia in some patients.

Dr. Chacon injects the wetting solution directly into the unwanted fat pockets before starting the procedure. The lidocaine numbs the target treatment area, and the epinephrine causes the constriction of the blood vessels in the area to reduce blood loss and post-surgical swelling, bruising and pain.

Ultrasound Energy

Another oft-used tool in Dr. Chacon’s liposuction toolbox is a probe that emits high-frequency ultrasound energy directed at unwanted fat. The ultrasound energy creates a thermal response to break up and emulsify the fat without damaging the surrounding tissues, nerves or blood vessels.

Once the fat is liquefied, it is much easier to remove from the body with less energy. This cuts down on post-operative bruising and patient recovery time.

Surgical Techniques

The most gifted liposuction surgeons understand that liposuction is not simply about removing fat and “debulking” an area of the body. Successful liposuction removes and sculpts selective areas of fat to improve the proportions and curves of the body.

Consider abdominal liposuction. The most attractive abdomens have muscle definition and natural peaks and valleys, particularly around the navel. Taking out the maximum amount of fat does not create the best aesthetic outcome; instead, the surgeon must remove fat as well as sculpt the abdomen and define the existing musculature for a fit, appealing contour.

Additionally, liposuction should be personalized to the individual patient. Employing a “one-size-fits-all” approach does not yield the ideal result. The amount of fat removed during surgery depends on the anatomy of the patient’s body and the volume of fat.

These types of techniques are not easy to master. Only surgeons like Dr. Chacon — with his eye for artistry, balance and proportion, and his details-driven approach — can deliver the caliber of results many patients have come to expect from liposuction.

Schedule a Liposuction Consultation at Divino Plastic Surgery Today

See for yourself why patients throughout San Diego and the surrounding southern California areas trust their care to Dr. Chacon. Call or email us today to request a consultation with the talented surgeon.