Dr Jochen can reshape problem
areas of your body with Liposuction

Reward yourself with a streamlined, more flattering appearance. Liposuction is especially advantageous for:

  • If you are in shape but have areas on your body that are resistant to diet and exercise.
  • Women who have had children and are concerned about the accumulations of fat that childbearing brings.
  • Men who have developed love handles above the hips, or accumulations of fat over the abdomen or breast area. These may be the result of hereditary or other factors unrelated to overall fitness.
  • If you have been significantly overweight and have lost weight or are nearing your fitness goals, but still have problems with local stubborn fat accumulations.
  • Overweight people with fatty areas out of proportion to their body.
  • Men and women with “double chins” who wish a more streamlined jawline definition.

Liposuction Q & A

What areas of the body are treated with tumescent liposuction?

Virtually every area of fat accumulation can be treated with liposuction. Most common areas include: double chins, arms, inner and outer thighs, abdomen, hips, flanks or “love handles,” and waist. We employ the most effective up-to-date methods to treat our patients.

At Contour, we specialize in a form of liposuction known as liposculpture, the most advanced technique in body contouring to date. We use the latest proven innovations and techniques in this field. Liposculpture improves body symmetry by permanently removing fat deposits that develop between the skin and muscle tissue. The result is an attractive, more shapely and slimmer physique.

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How is tumescent liposuction performed?

A thin, hollow instrument (typically 2mm-4mm in diameter) called a cannula is used to remove unwanted fat deposits. The cannula is inserted through a tiny incision placed in an inconspicuous location near the area to be treated. Unwanted fat is removed through the cannula by a high-pressure vacuum, with micro-cannulas used to provide more precise sculpting. Tumescent fluid is used during the procedure to liquefy the fat, enabling it to flow through even the smallest cannula. Impressively there is no need to remove excess skin with surgery. The skin is a dynamic organ which has elasticity and in most cases shrinks to accommodate the new body contour.

How long do the results last?

Tumescent liposuction removes fat cells permanently. With weight gain, new fat will generally not return to treated areas. A person who has liposucsiton at age 40 may well have the benefits for more than half his/her life when combined with exercise and a proper diet. Liposuction can improve appearance and self-esteem for a lifetime.

Will tumescent liposuction work for cellulite?

The dimpled, or bumpy, fat accumulations that sometimes develop over the thighs and buttocks are often mistakenly called cellulite. This problem can usually be helped with liposuction. However, true cellulite is due to the distribution of fibrous bands within fatty tissues. It cannot be eliminated, but liposuction may well improve its overall appearance. Endermologie may also help eliminate cellulite.

Cost and Affordability

Tumescent liposuction is an affordable esthetic medical procedure. It is generally not covered by medical insurance. However, since it is an outpatient procedure and does not usually require general anesthesia, we avoid the cost associated with outpatient surgery centers, hospitalization, and medical anesthesiology personnel.

Lipotransfer

The fat removed during the procedure can be used immediately or saved for a later time to fill in wrinkles on the face, enhance lips or fill in thin vein covered hands. We can also perform this as an independent procedure.

Tumescent liposuction, differs considerably from conventional liposuction. It is safer and less traumatizing to the body because it employs miniaturized instruments for extraction, and requires only local anesthetic.

Benefits of tumescent liposuction versus liposuction include vastly reduced bruising, minimal blood loss, and decreased pain both during and after the procedure.

In addition, a much more refined result is possible than with conventional liposuction. Since the patient can stand or kneel as the procedure is performed. Thus, the figure can be sculptured more evenly and skillfully to create a superior result, with smoother appearance and better skin retraction. Endermologie, a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure, may also be an option for patients who desire a less dramatic sculpturing result, which will help lessen cellulite. Ask us for details.

Recovery

Tumescent Liposuction is a very safe outpatient procedure with few risk factors. Approximately three to four hours are required to perform the actual procedure, and patients are encouraged to remain active immediately following the procedure. Our patients enjoy a rapidly accelerated recovery time and are usually back at work within a few days. Most normal activities can be resumed within a week, however, high impact aerobics and jogging are best left until about three weeks following the procedure.

Visit one of our Liposuction locations in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, and Santa Monica, CA.

By Dr. Timothy Jochen