By Dr. Leonardo Rasi
With the jacket and scarf season closely approaching, now is the time to begin getting that winter body ready. If small layers of fat are hindering your ideal body contour and self-confidence, perhaps liposuction is the perfect answer you need to get ready to greet the cold weather months in style. Dr. Leonardo Rasi is uniquely qualified to perform your liposuction treatment in the San Bernardino County, with the knowledge and expertise essential to promise you the best possible results.
Liposuction is a medical and surgical procedure that eliminates isolated regions of fat from nearly any section of the body. Commonly applied to problem areas like the midsection, hips and thighs. The procedure also offers great results around the chest, back, upper arms and neck. With a number of liposuction techniques to choose from today, your body contouring procedure can be personalized to your specific needs and desired outcome.
Liposuction is normally recommended to patients which have achieved healthy weight but have focal regions of fat that have not responded to their diet and exercise efforts. This procedure is not used for weight reduction and will not be performed on patients that have a body mass index (BMI) that reveals the individual is obese or overweight. Patients also needs to be in moderately good health with proper expectations for their procedure and a willingness to stick to a wholesome lifestyle after surgery to guarantee the results are long-lasting.
There are a variety of types of liposuction techniques Dr. Leonardo Rasi offers:
LaserBodySculpting (Laser-Assisted Lipolysis) – This procedure is a groundbreaking, minimally invasive treatment that does something no fitness program on earth can, which is to completely destroy fat cells. As your body has only a limited amount of these skin cells, no new unwanted fat cells come back. You are able to finally have that body you’ve always desired.
Tumescent Liposuction – This proven approach to liposuction includes the injection of a liquid into the fat pocket that makes it simpler to focus the fat cells in treatment area. Furthermore, the liquid has lidocaine and epinephrine in the mix to provide as an anesthetic and reduce bleeding during procedure.
The proper liposuction technique for you will depend on a number of factors, including the area to be treated, the amount of fat to remove and the desired results of the individual. Dr. Rasi will guide you on the best procedure for your needs before treatment, so you can properly plan for your upcoming surgery.
Liposuction is commonly performed on an outpatient basis at our medical office off Nordina St in Redlands. The procedure may be done using local or general anesthesia, depending on the size of the treatment area and the personal preferences of the patient. The procedure may last anywhere from thirty minutes to two hours, depending on the area to be treated and amount of unwanted fat to be removed.
Most patients are able to go home after a couple hours after liposuction is completed. Results can be evident as the treatment area heals and will be permanent as long as a healthy weight is maintained after surgery.
If you’re looking for a way to greet the holiday season with renewed confidence, perhaps liposuction is the right choice for you. To learn more about this procedure, contact Dr. Rasi’s Redding office today at 909-793-3563.