In anticipation of a great spring and summer, our office will be extending a 25% courtesy to existing patients on any cosmetic procedure of the face, breast, abdomen and trunk. This will also apply to those friends and families who are referred by an existing patient. Surgery must be scheduled between March 1, 2013 and March 30, 2013 and completed by April 15, 2013.
Shaping Up For Summer
This month, liposuction and tummy tuck will be highlighted. What is a tummy tuck? It is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen while usually tightening the underlying muscles, as well. Stretching of the skin and separation of the muscles associated with pregnancy and weight fluctuation can be improved. Often, these changes are not eliminated with exercise. Scar position may be planned to accommodate swimwear. A lifestyle of healthy eating and regular exercise, adopted prior to surgery, can promote more long-lasting and pleasing results.
Let’s talk about the various methods of liposuction we often hear about in the media. The most common type remains tumescent liposuction, which involves the injection of diluted local anesthesia with adrenaline into the tissues. Excess fat is then removed and the desired areas are “sculpted.” A variety of means of liposuction have been described. These include ultrasound-assisted liposuction, which uses ultrasound waves to help break up the fat. Another method called SmartLipo uses laser energy, while power-assisted liposuction uses an oscillating cannula. Pleasing outcomes can be achieved using any of the above techniques in the well-selected patient, and with appropriate planning and sculpting.
For additional information on liposuction, tummy tuck or other cosmetic procedures such as facelift, brow lift, breast augmentation or breast reduction, please contact Ana at 310-273-1663 to schedule an appointment. There is no cost to existing patients for cosmetic surgery consultations. We look forward to helping you get ready for a great summer!