The cosmetic surgery profession is one that continually introduces new techniques and new types of anesthesia. Liposuction is a surgical technique that improves the body's contour by removing excess fat from fatty deposits located between the skin and muscle.

Body sculpture by liposuction is literally a dream come true. Localized accumulations of fat, which are often inherited and frequently impossible to eliminate by exercise or dieting, can now be removed permanently by liposuction surgery, never to plague you again.

Your consultation will be personal and private, or you may bring your spouse, relative or other special friend if you wish. We look forward to meeting you.

-Pill Raja, M.D.

 

About Fat

Body fat of an adult tends to increase gradually over the years. After the age of 30, an individual tends to add fat according to a genetically predetermined pattern. This fat distribution is often resistant to exercising and dieting. An example of genetically predetermined fat distribution, which is resistant to dieting and exercise, is the fat appears on the abdomen and hips of women after pregnancy.

For many people who have inherited excessive accumulations of fat, liposuction is the only realistic means of significantly changing the body's silhouette. In effect, liposuction is equivalent to being able to focus the effects of dieting to specific areas of the body.

 

Tumescent Technique

Tumescent Liposuction involves the use of a small stainless steel tube, called a cannula. The cannula is connected to a specialized suction pump and inserted through tiny skin incisions. The removal of fat is accomplished as the suction cannula creates tiny tunnels through the fatty layers. After surgery, these tiny tunnels collapse resulting in an improved body contour.

 

Benefits:

  • Local Anesthetic (No anesthesia is required.)
  • Considered the safest form of liposuction for removing very large amounts of fat because there is virtually no blood loss.
  • Proven to be less painful.
  • Minimized postoperative time.
  • Optimal cosmetic results.

 

Smartlipo TriPlex:

Smartlipo TriPlex is a laser-assisted lipolysis procedure prefomed using a small cannula (or tube) about the size of the tip of a pen, which is inserted under the skin. The laser delivers energy directly to the fat cells through the cannula, causing them to rupture. The liquefied fat is then gently suctioned out. New collagen is produced, resulting in tissue tightening. The three laser wavelengths contained in Smartlipo TriPlex allow the physician to customize treatments based on the nature of your concerns. The best candidates for Smatlipo TriPlex are women and men who are not significantly overweight, but have accumulated fat deposits - such as love handles, flabby upper arms, excess neck or facial fat, or fat on the lower torso. 

Benefits:

  • Loose skin is not left behind, unlike traditional liposuction.
  • Local anesthetic is used (No anesthesia is required.)
  • Can create a high definition, sculpted look by defining waistlines in women and abdominal muscles in men.
  • Fast Recovery, normal activities can be resumed within 1-2 days.

 

As with any surgical procedure, liposuction is associated with certain common side effects such as bruising, swelling and temporary numbness. Irregularities of the skin are possible following liposuction. Because of the slow resolution of post surgical swelling, the ultimate results following liposuction usually require 12 to 16 weeks to become fully apparent. Nevertheless, patients can usually see dramatic improvements within two to four weeks after surgery. Although the results of liposuction are often quite spectacular, it is incorrect to expect perfection. Liposuction of the thighs, while improving the silhouette does not necessarily eliminate the subtle "puckering" of the skin that is often referred to as "cellulite." Rare problems that can potentially occur with any surgical procedure include infections, bleeding and nerve injury.