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Reviewer: Arian Mowlavi, MD FACS
Author: Babak Moein, MD FACSBoard-certified, Fellowship trained in
Cosmetic Surgery

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Liposuction Overview

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure used to remove excess fat from the body by utilizing a suction system with hollow cannulas. This process has been in existence for over a century. However, it was significantly improved after the introduction of a tumescent solution. This solution consists of lidocaine for pain control, epinephrine for vasoconstriction, which reduces blood loss, and bicarbonate solution to maintain physiological pH levels, thereby preserving fat viability for potential fat grafting. This tumescent solution has made liposuction a much safer procedure.

Preoperative Planning for a Brazilian Butt Lift

Pre-operative planning is an important part of preparing for liposuction. It involves thoroughly evaluating the patient’s medical history and a physical examination. The patient should be informed of the goals and expectations of the procedure and the potential risks and complications. A thorough discussion should be had with the patient to ensure they understand the procedure and obtain informed consent. During the pre-operative planning process, the patient should have any necessary laboratory tests and imaging studies before the procedure. The patient should also be instructed on the preparation for the surgery, including any medications to avoid, any dietary restrictions, and any other pre-operative instructions. It is important to assess if the patient is a good candidate for liposuction, as certain medical conditions may increase the risks associated with the procedure. It is also important to determine the extent of the procedure and the number of areas to be treated. The practitioner should also discuss with the patient the desired outcome and the expected results of the procedure. If the patient has any questions or concerns, the practitioner should address them in detail before the procedure. Lastly, the practitioner should discuss the post-operative care plan with the patient.

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Intraoperative Protocols for Brazilian Butt Lift

The success of a liposuction procedure largely depends on the surgeon's adherence to a strict set of intra-operative protocols. For optimal results, it is important to adhere to the following guidelines:

1. Adequate Anesthesia: Before beginning the procedure, the patient must be adequately anesthetized to ensure their comfort. Depending on the patient's sensitivity and the procedure's complexity, local anesthesia and intravenous sedation may be used.

2. Site Preparation: The area to be treated must be adequately prepared before the procedure. Preparation includes cleansing the area with an antiseptic solution, marking the incision areas, and placing the patient in the correct position for the procedure.

3. Incision: The incision must be made small enough to ensure that the scarring is minimal yet large enough to allow for the suctioning of the fat cells. The incision site should be planned carefully to ensure that it is in an inconspicuous area.

4. Suctioning: The fat cells are suctioned out using a cannula inserted through the incision. The cannula is moved back and forth to break up the fat cells and remove them from the body.

5. Irrigation: After the fat cells have been removed, the area must be rinsed to remove any remaining fat cells and debris.

6. Closure: The incision is closed using sutures. Depending on the patient's preference, either absorbable or non-absorbable sutures can be used.

Complying with Postoperative Liposuction Instructions

The patient should be given detailed postoperative instructions and monitored closely for possible complications. Patients should be regularly monitored to ensure the incision site is healing properly. By adhering to these intra-operative protocols, liposuction procedures can be performed safely and effectively to achieve the best possible results. The patient's comfort and safety should always be considered throughout the procedure. The surgeon should also take the time to thoroughly explain the procedure to the patient and answer any questions they may have before the start of the procedure. Following these guidelines will help ensure that the patient's expectations for the procedure are met most effectively and efficiently.

Awake Liposuction

Our surgeons are skilled in performing awake liposuction, even in high definition liposuction cases.  Most liposuction centers that perform liposuction under local anesthesia do not do high definition liposuction.  SurgiSculpt surgeons are comfortable with this procedure under local anesthesia.

HOW OUR PATIENTS FEEL ABOUT US:

Sonia B.

Mission Viejo, CA

He made me feel very comfortable...

I am so pleased with the work I had done with SurgiSculpt. He made me feel very comfortable with my decision to have a breast reduction. Its only been two weeks and I am feeling really good. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a plastic surgeon.

Kayla S.

Laguna Niguel, CA

I am so happy with my results...

I had my procedure with SurgiSculpt in March of this year. I am so happy with my results. He was kind and caring from the beginning to the end. His coordinator Claudia is the sweetest. I felt very welcome each time. The staff was always friendly. The office is beautiful and very high end. I would definitely recommend this surgeon. He is very skilled and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to all my friends!

Kathy B.

Laguna Beach, CA

I think I looked 10 years younger almost immediately...

I had a great experience at SurgiSculpt. I wanted to look a little younger and fresher for my daughters wedding day, so I booked an appointment not quite sure what I needed. SurgiSculpt was wonderful he suggested a couple of procedures that I had not even thought of and were amazing. He plumped up my cheekbones and took away some of my crows feet. I think I looked 10 years younger almost immediately.

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