6 Questions to Ask about Liposuction Surgery
Liposuction eliminates pockets of resistant fat from a variety of body parts, including the arms, chest, back, abdomen, waist, hips, inner thighs, knees, and neck. Visit Dr. Li to have liposuction and enjoy all of its wonderful advantages. We are located at 555 Knowles Drive, Suite 218 Los Gatos, CA 95032. For more information, contact us or request an appointment online.
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What kind of liposuction does Dr. Eric Li do?
Does fat eliminated by liposuction reappear?
How long does healing take after liposuction?
What does Dr. Li do differently?
What is VASER?
What is the Renuvion and how long does it last?
Dr. Eric Li specializes in a more refined and holistic approach to liposuction, which is honed through his extensive experience across diverse patient profiles. Dr. Li can perform liposuction under both local and general anesthesia. His method is based on the “SAFE” technique and enriched with tailored specifications for your unique case. The liposuction procedure is broken down into several strategic phases to ensure optimal outcomes:
1. Separation of fat – The initial phase focuses on gently isolating fat cells from surrounding tissues. This step sets up easier and less traumatic removal of the fat.
2. Aspiration – Next, Dr. Li uses an aspirating/suctioning procedure to extract the separated fat. This step allows for precise sculpting.
3. Fat Equalization – Lastly, Dr. Li separates the fat cells from the surrounding tissues again, to internally fat graft and smooth out the liposuctioned areas.
Dr. Li’s approach prioritizes anatomical harmony. This means selectively removing fat in certain areas while preserving fat in other areas to create aesthetic contours and shadows. It is also important to leave some fat behind, as some fat is necessary for a smooth appearance to your skin. For people with compromised or excess skin, Dr. Li may recommend simultaneous skin excision to enhance your results after your liposuction procedure.
Furthermore, Dr. Li can apply advanced technologies such as VASER ultrasound and Renuvion to achieve eye-catching improvements through fat emulsification and internal skin tightening. Not every surgeon has access to these state-of-the-art technologies, so this further sets Dr. Li apart as a leading expert in the field.
Additionally, Dr. Li can perform high definition (high-def) liposuction to sculpt and define various muscle groups and create a more toned and athletic appearance. This technique intentionally creates shadows and contours to bring out the most attractive silhouette.
It’s important to recognize the body’s three-dimensional structure. Dr. Li prefers to treat multiple areas at one time to optimize the overall aesthetic impact of liposuction. His meticulous approach is based on Dr. Li’s commitment to achieving personalized and transformative results for every patient.
No, once fat is surgically extracted through liposuction, it is permanently eliminated and will not regenerate. Let’s dispel a common misconception; there’s no basis for the claim that surgically removed fat returns or redistributes elsewhere post-treatment.
In contrast, alternatives to surgical fat reduction methods such as Coolsculpting and Kybella often yield varying results. These techniques, while still effective in some cases, lack liposuction’s permanent fat removal benefits. Overall, the key distinction between the two approaches lies in liposuction’s highly consistent ability to target and eliminate fat cells, whereas non-surgical methods often yield less predictable and less noticeable outcomes.
After liposuction, most people can resume their daily routines within about a week. However, it’s recommended to avoid intense exercise for approximately 4 weeks. While the initial healing period is often accompanied by noticeable bruising and swelling, consistent massage and compression can expedite the recovery process.
Over time, these temporary side effects will progressively diminish. While visible improvements will be evident within a few weeks of your treatment, final results can take up to 3 months to fully mature. For this reason, patience is key during this period. The body needs time to settle into its sculpted contours. Along with incorporating practices such as massage and compression to support a smooth healing journey, it’s highly important to adhere to Dr. Li’s precise post-procedure instructions. With the correct aftercare, Dr. Li’s liposuction treatments allow patients to achieve a beautiful transformation with long-lasting results.
Dr. Li’s approach stands out as he takes the time to perform an in-depth, in-person consultation with every patient to explore their goals and unique body characteristics. This process ensures there is clear communication regarding goals, expectations, and possibilities. After the consultation, Dr. Li can develop a customized treatment plan. Furthermore, it’s important to engage in open and honest discussions about your anesthesia preferences, whether local or general.
You can be rest assured that Dr. Li’s pursuit of excellence in his services is without compromise. Dr. Li’s unwavering commitment to detail and precision will help you achieve your desired results.
VASER is an ultrasound technology that that uses ultrasound energy to melt (emulsify) the fat underneath the skin. It can aid liposuction by facilitating smoother and easier removal of the fat, while minimizing trauma to surrounding tissues. It also allows removal of fat in layers which would not otherwise be accessible by traditional liposuction.
VASER can be used to treat various areas, including the neck, abdominal area, arms, legs, hips, and back.
Renuvion is a technology that uses radiofrequency energy in combination with helium plasma to heat the underneath the skin, to help internally tighten and refresh loose skin. After liposuction, fat is removed leaving behind strands of connective tissue between your skin and muscles, which Renuvion helps shrink to collapse your skin down. Like VASER, Renuvion can be used to treat multiple areas, including the neck, abdominal area, arms, legs, hips, and back. Renuvion can be perform as a standalone treatment but is best when paired with liposuction, particularly VASER-assisted liposuction.
There is an immediate improvement in skin laxity after Renuvion treatment, which continues to improve over six to nine months. Once fully healed, the results are permanent. Although Renuvion is a one-time procedure, it cannot stop the aging process. Following a good skincare routine and Dr. Li’s professional advice will help maintain your results.
To get rid of stubborn fat deposits, Dr. Li can provide Lipo and liposuction in Los Gatos, California. We are located at 555 Knowles Drive, Suite 218 Los Gatos, CA 95032. For more information, contact us or request an appointment online. We serve clients all over Bay Area CA from Los Gatos CA, Campbell CA, Saratoga CA, Cupertino CA, San Jose CA, Mountain View CA, and surrounding areas.