Plastic surgery has been on the rise recently, as the U.S. saw a two percent increase in surgical and minimally-invasive procedures in 2017 over 2016. While breast augmentation continues its dominance as the top-performed procedure for nearly a decade, liposuction has steadily been in the top five surgical procedures in recent years and has been the second most performed surgical procedure for three years straight.
According to the latest data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), in 2017, there were 246,354 liposuction procedures performed in the U.S., a five percent increase from the previous year. Doctors attribute the rise in these plastic surgeries to an increasingly healthy economy, advancements in plastic surgery technology and recovery, and an aging population looking to stay competitive with their younger counterparts.
At Avalon Lipo & Aesthetics, our dual-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Reza Tirgari knows there are many reasons why you may want the benefits of this body contouring procedure. That’s why he specializes in advanced liposuction techniques to help nearly any area of the body that may have stubborn deposits of excess fat. At our office, we can use liposuction to treat nearly any area of the body, including:
- Thighs or hips
- Abdomen or love handles
- Buttocks or back
- Arms or neck
- Pubic mound or buffalo hump
- Male breast reduction
One important thing to remember is that liposuction is not intended as a solution to weight loss. Liposuction’s goal is to contour the body in areas with small, stubborn areas of fat, not as a substitute for real weight loss. Generally, the areas being treated have shown a resistance to diet and exercise and liposuction offers that extra step to help you gain the trim and toned figure you desire. Ideal candidates for liposuction should exhibit characteristics such as:
- Being near or at a healthy, stable weight
- Not having any serious diseases or illnesses
- Not on any blood-thinning or healing-inhibiting medications
- Not being a smoker or who can quit for a period of time
Dr. Tirgari will go over all qualifications for ideal candidacy with you during your comprehensive procedure. He will also talk to you about the techniques of liposuction he uses to address your specific body contouring needs. At his office, Dr. Tirgari uses a combination of SmartLipo, laser liposuction, and tumescent liposuction to achieve quality results. He will customize a treatment plan according to your unique needs to make sure that you love the way you look.
If you’re interested in having liposuction on any of the above-mentioned areas of the body, please contact us today by filling out the form on this page or by calling us at 619-468-4631 to schedule your complimentary consultation. We happily provide quality cosmetic surgery options to those who live in and near San Diego and Carlsbad, California.