More than ever before, men and women in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys choose liposuction to remove stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise alone. Not only does liposuction eliminate unsightly fatty deposits, it also sculpts the body’s natural curves and cre
ates a more appealing contour.
Although working out and eating right are the most important components of a healthy lifestyle, they are not always enough to help you obtain a slimmer figure. As we age, trouble zones of unwanted fatty deposits can appear along the abdomen, thighs, lower back, and upper arms. Pregnancy, weight fluctuations, illness, and genetics can contribute to these problem areas. Fortunately, liposuction can help with those areas that are resistant to diet and exercise.
Dr. Francisco Canales and Dr. Heather Furnas’ body contouring techniques are designed to shrink frustrating deposits of fatty tissue. Each liposuction procedure at Plastic Surgery Associates will be tailored to the patient’s individual needs. Ultimately, liposuction can provide the “finishing touches” for a complete body transformation.
Liposuction Consultation in Santa Rosa:
Before starting on your liposuction journey, a complimentary in-person or online consultation will be scheduled at Plastic Surgery Associates. At this time, Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas will perform a thorough assessment of your physical characteristics, and discuss your aesthetic goals. The liposuction procedure will be explained in detail, as well as the recovery process and potential complications. Before/after photographs of recent patients will be shown, allowing you to visualize your potential results. Together with the surgeon, the most appropriate treatment for your body will be determined. Complimentary procedures, such at the breast augmentation or Mommy Makeover, can also be included.
The Ideal Liposuction Candidate:
Almost anyone who is unhappy with stubborn areas of unwanted
fatty tissue may find liposuction beneficial. The ideal patient will be in overall good health, understand the liposuction procedure/recovery, and hold realistic expectations for their results. Men and women of all ethnicities can benefit from liposuction. The best candidates will have good skin elasticity, to prevent sagging tissues after the liposuction procedure. At your consultation appointment with Dr. Furnas or Dr. Canales, it will be decided if liposuction is the right procedure for you.
Liposuction Procedure in Santa Rosa, CA:
Plastic Surgery Associates offers several options for liposuction. The exact method will be determined by the individual patient’s specific physical needs and aesthetic goals. We offer traditional tumescent liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction, and laser assisted liposuction.
Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas perform most liposuction procedures as outpatient surgery; meaning patients are home resting that same afternoon. Depending on the extent of correction, liposuction procedures will take between one and four hours to perform under general anesthesia, or with local anesthesia and IV sedation.
SmartLipo MPX is Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas’ newest, and one of their most effective, techniques for liposuction. The cutting-edge technique works best for small, isolated areas of fat, but can be combined with more extensive liposuction techniques for optimal contouring and skin tightening benefits.
- Utilizes laser energy to liquefy fat cells. A small tube or cannula is inserted into the skin, delivering laser energy to the fatty tissue; this is then suctioned away.
- Sculpts the target area, as well as tightens remaining tissues. The laser energy will kick-start the body’s natural collagen production.
- Is considered a low risk procedure. The technique produces less bleeding, blurring, and swelling than traditional liposuction.
- Is performed under local anesthesia, allowing for a fast recovery.
- Can benefit the neck, face, arms, and breast. The technique can be combined with traditional liposuction for more extensive results.
Your Liposuction Recovery:
Patients should expect the recovery period after liposuction to take between seven to fourteen days. Bruising and swelling are common, but these will diminish on their own over the first several weeks. A specialized compression garment may need to be worn for proper healing. Depending on the technique used, patients may experience mild to moderate soreness or discomfort. Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas will prescribe the appropriate medications to keep patients healing in comfort.
Most people are feeling well enough to return to work in three to five days. Some patients will notice mild aesthetic improvement immediately after their procedure. However, the full results from liposuction will not be evident until the swelling has begun to resolve, in three to four months. Scarring is minimal after liposuction, but can occur. The scars are normally well hidden within the body’s natural curves, and will fade slightly over time.
Get the Liposuction You Deserve:
For more information on liposuction in Napa Valley, or to request a complimentary online consultation, contact Plastic Surgery Associates at 707.537.2111. You can also download our free iPhone app to see video testimonials, learn more about our surgeons, and even keep tract of your appointments, all from your phone.
Liposuction Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the liposuction procedure?
Liposuction is a semi-invasive technique, used to eliminate localized areas of fatty deposits and sculpt the body.
Does liposuction require an overnight hospital stay?
No, normally Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas perform the liposuction technique as an outpatient procedure.
When can I return to work after my liposuction procedure?
Depending on the type of liposuction performed, Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas patients are normally feeling well enough to return to work or school in less than a week, often sooner.
What are the risks of a liposuction treatment?
As Marin County’s top liposuction provider, the body contouring techniques at Plastic Surgery Associates are considered safe and effective treatments. On the rare chance that complications occur, these can include excessive bleeding, infection, permanent nerve damage, and asymmetry.
Am I a good candidate for the liposuction procedure?
If you are in overall good health, and are frustrated with the appearance of unsightly fat tissue along the thighs, lower back, upper arms, abdomen, or chin, then Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas’ liposuction may be right for you.
|Purpose:||To eliminate small, unwanted fat deposits in specific areas of the body. These can include the abdomen, upper arms, lower back, buttocks, and thighs.|
|Procedure:||Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas’ liposuction procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia with sedation, or general anesthesia. To begin, a saline solution is injected into the treatment area, designed to reduce bleeding and make the fat cells easier to remove. Next, a very small surgical wand, also known as a cannula, is inserted through these incisions. Moving back and forth, the wand will loosen excess fat, which is then suctioned from the body.|
|Recovery:||Most people return to work within 3 to five days. Normal activities can be resumed in two to three weeks, with heavy lifting or strenuous exercise postponed for up to six weeks.|
|Results:||Liposuction patients can expect a slimmer, more proportional body. Targeted areas are sculpted by for exceptional contour. Full results can be seen three to four months after the liposuction procedure.|
|Related Procedures:||Abdominoplasty, SmartLipo MPX, Mommy Makeover|