Liposuction surgery is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic operations in Orange County. Newport Beach liposuction surgeon Dr. Montegut uses this procedure to slim and sculpt your figure and enhance your self image. Areas of the body that respond well to liposuction include “trouble spots” such as the abdomen, hips, thighs and buttocks. Dr. Montegut may suggest other procedures to complement liposuction, such as tummy tuck, thigh lift, liposuction lift and breast lift.
Am I a good candidate for liposuction surgery?
If you are frustrated by stubborn fat that has not responded to diet or exercise, you are a good candidate for liposuction. Liposuction is designed specifically to improve body contour and give your body a slimmer, more svelte appearance. In general, patients with firm elastic skin with minimal wrinkling, controlled, stable weight, and limited areas of excess fat, can expect the most positive results.
The procedure can last between 1 and 3 hours, depending upon how much work is to be done in various areas of your body. Liposuction is performed using local or general anesthesia. Dr. Montegut uses both power-assisted and traditional liposuction methods during which a tiny incision is made in as inconspicuous a place as possible; specialized instruments then break up the fat layer and suctions it out.
The initial week following surgery is the period during which any discomfort, swelling and bruising may appear to be at their maximum. You will generally be able to begin resumption of your normal activities in three to six weeks. Most of Dr. Montegut ‘s patients are back to work within days.