You may be a candidate for liposuction if:
- You have areas of excess fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. These areas may include the chin, arms, back, chest, stomach, thighs, hips, waist, and inner knees
- You are within your ideal weight range but have a few stubborn areas of fat that bother you and you desire permanent contour changes to those areas.
The Liposuction Procedure
Using tiny cannulas or suction tubes, Dr. Robert Kearney removes excess fat from the desired areas. Incisions are very small and placed as inconspicuously as possible. The goal of liposuction surgery in San Diego is permanent improvement in contour and overall proportion as well as a more flattering figure or physique.
Dr. Kearney performs Liposuction in San Diego under general or local anesthesia and you may go home the day of surgery. Depending on the number of areas treated and the amount of fat removed, you are usually able to return to work a few days after the procedure. Many La Jolla patients decide to have liposuction in addition to a tummy tuck or breast augmentation surgery. Most bruising and swelling is gone within 2-4 weeks. Normal activity can often be resumed within a few weeks and the final results appear after 2-3 months. Patients often go home with a compression garment covering the treated areas which we recommend be worn for about a month to help reduce swelling. Once pain and soreness decrease you can often switch to spandex exercise gear rather than the surgical garments.
San Diego body contouring surgeon, Dr. Kearney, discusses his liposuction procedures at his La Jolla plastic surgery practice.