LIPOSUCTION BY SHAHIN FAZILAT, MD: A SIMPLE WAY TO SCULPT YOUR CURVES
Liposuction is now the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in America. Dr. Fazilat frequently performs Liposuction to sculpt your body by removing undesirable fat that is genetically distributed unevenly or has not responded to diet and exercise.
Liposuction can be used to remove excess fat and slim the breasts, hips, thighs, waist, and neck; flatten the abdomen; shape calves, knees, buttocks, cheeks, ankles, and upper arms; or remove a double chin.
Dr. Fazilat performs a variety of liposuction procedures, such as tumescent liposuction, ultrasonic assisted liposuction, and laser liposuction (SmartLipo™).
During your initial Liposuction consultation with Dr. Fazilat, he will discuss the options and alternatives in great detail, providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about your choice of a Liposuction procedure.
Liposuction can be used to treat localized fat deposits within the:
Our Cosmetic Consultant can provide you with information on pre-operative Liposuction care, recovery, local accommodations, and answer any other questions related to your procedure and stay in the San Jose / Cupertino / Palo Alto / Mountain View, CA area. If you are traveling from outside the US, we highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance.
Once you have booked your Liposuction surgery, Dr. Fazilat’s office will coordinate the location and time of your Liposuction surgery. You will receive a pre-operative appointment, which is typically two weeks before your surgery. During this appointment, you will be given instructions for your surgery, as well as any medical request forms for necessary blood work or related medical tests. Dr. Fazilat will also take any pre-operative photos and review your planned procedure(s) so you can ask any final questions. Our office will contact you by phone or by email to review your instructions and your health history.
After your pre-operative appointment, if you have any questions regarding your instructions, you can contact our office by phone or email us at any time. General Surgery instructions can also be found in Patient Resources of our website and you can download these Liposuction Post-Op Instructions (PDF).
About The Operation
Liposuction surgery is one of the most popular procedures performed by Dr. Fazilat in his practice. Typically, operations are performed as an out-patient procedure under local or general anesthesia with a certified anesthesiologist; surgical times are 1 to 5 hours, depending on the number of areas where Liposuction will be performed.
For Tumescent Liposuction, tiny incisions will be made near the area to be treated, and when possible, within the fold or natural creases in the skin. In this procedure, intact fat cells are removed from the body using suction with a large cannula and you can actually see the fat coming out in large, thick, globules. Patients who have greater skin elasticity will achieve the smoothest end results.
For Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction, also known as ultrasound assisted lipoplasty or ultrasonic liposuction, fatty tissue is removed with the assistance of sound waves beyond the range of human hearing. Because the sound waves are doing the work, Dr. Fazilat can more precisely guide the cannula to increase safety. The ultrasonic energy is targeted to fat cells and creates less damage to other tissues such as nerves, blood vessels and muscles.
And Laser Liposuction (SmartLipo™) is the newest, most advanced, and effective liposuction technology available. This technique uses the SlimLipo cannula, a very thin, straw-like rod, inserted through small holes made in key locations to access areas of extra fat. The laser component of SlimLipo melts and liquefies the fat before it’s gently removed from the body, while heating the skin and helping to tighten the dermal tissue, leaving the skin smoother and more youthful looking. This tightening effect makes SlimLipo a great solution for older patients that have lost a lot of elasticity in their skin.
Some of Dr. Fazilat’s patients also have their Liposuction surgery combined with other procedures, such as a breast augmentation, breast lift, a Mommy Makeover, or a Tummy Tuck to further enhance your figure.
After Liposuction surgery, our patients are encouraged to walk the evening of your surgery to prevent possible blood clots. Patients may experience mild swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated area.
Swelling from Tumescent Liposuction surgery can last for 1 to 2 months.
Patients can typically return to work within 2 to 3 days, though strenuous activity should be avoided for 1to 2 weeks. The patient should also have an adult stay with them for 24 hours following the surgery to monitor their recovery.
After Liposuction, it’s important to wear your compression garment or elastic bandages as directed by Dr. Fazilat to help reduce symptoms in the area. He will schedule a follow-up post-recovery office visit to discuss your progress.