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What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that aims to remove excess fat deposits from specific areas of the body to improve body contour and achieve a more sculpted appearance. It is commonly performed on areas such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, hips, arms, and chin.

  • Average Cost: Starting at $3,000 per area
  • Discomfort Level: Moderate
  • Anesthesia Options: Local Anesthesia with Sedation or General Anesthesia
  • Procedure Time: Typically 1 to 4 hours, depending on the extent of the treatment
  • Recovery Period: Several days to a few weeks, depending on the individual and treated areas
  • Results Length: Long-lasting, provided a healthy lifestyle is maintained
  • Potential Benefits: Removal of stubborn fat deposits, improved body contours, enhanced self-confidence

Welcome to Avalon Lipo & Aesthetics

Liposuction By San Diego Plastic Surgeon Dr. Reza Tirgari

Cost of Liposuction at Avalon Lipo & Aesthetics

Procedure Area.                                                           Regular Price:                                Specials Price Range:                                         Financing As Low As...*                                     
Upper or Lower abdomen $2600 $1795 – $2100 $86/month
Love handles (per side) $1500 $995 – $1295 $48/month
Inner Thigh (Both Included) $4500 $3795 – $4100 $182/month
Arms (Both Included) $3800 $2995 - $3500 $144/month
Flanks $4800 $3795 - $4295 $182/month
Lower back $4800 $3795 - $4495 $182/month
Chin/neck $3400 $2895 - $3295 $139/month
Posterior Thigh $3800 $3195 - $3500 $153/month
Buffalo Hump $2900 $2495 - $2700 $120/month
Gynecomastia $3900 $3295 - $3600 $158/month
Neck/Jowls/Chin $4200 $3495 - $3995 $167/month
Outer Thigh (Both Included) $4500 $3495 - $4100 $167/month
Pubic Mound $2500 $1995 - $2200 $96/month
Therma-Lipo Upgrade $2995 $1495 - $1995 $72/month
Add 2nd Therma-Lipo Area $2995 $995 - $1500 $48/month

A Comprehensive Look at Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical procedure wherein stubborn fat tissues are vacuumed out of your body to contour the desired treatment areas, such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, etc. Liposuction in San Diego is the ideal treatment to remove the excess fat pockets you can’t get rid of with natural lifestyle changes. Some body parts remain fairly unresponsive to all dietary and physical efforts, making liposuction the only effective means of contouring those targeted regions.

When you gain or lose weight, your fat cells increase or decrease in size. However, the overall amount of fat cells in your body remains constant throughout your life. Some body parts have more fat cells than others, making it harder to reduce the stubborn fat pockets from those areas. Liposuction uses a suction method to dislodge and extract the fat tissues from the targeted regions, giving you a contoured appearance.

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Where Can Liposuction Help Me?

Liposuction can be utilized in a wide variety of areas. 

When you visit us for your consultation, you’ll get to explore the various treatment areas that can be addressed by liposuction, including the:

What Kinds of Liposuction Do You Offer?

SmartLipo

SmartLipo is widely considered the most advanced liposuction method. It’s a version of laser-assisted liposuction, wherein laser energy is used to melt the fat tissues for effective removal from your body. Melting the fatty tissues allows your doctor to remove more fat with less trauma to the surrounding skin, ensuring better results and recovery. The laser energy also produces mild skin contracture, leaving you with tighter and firmer skin.

SmartLipo

Tumescent Lipo

Tumescent Lipo is a procedure that revolutionized liposuction treatments in the 90s. Previously, liposuction treatments led to excessive bleeding and irregular results. Tumescent lipo delivers tumescent fluids (saline, epinephrine, and lidocaine) into the treatment region to numb the deeper layers of fat effectively, temporarily shrinking the blood vessels to reduce bleeding, and ensure optimal fat removal.

Tumescent Lipo

ThermaLipo

ThermaLipo is a specialized procedure that combines power-assisted liposuction, tumescent liposuction, and Thermage skin tightening for highly customized results. The treatment starts with tumescent liposuction to harden the fat cells, making them easier to extract. The power-assisted technique effectively removes high volumes of fat tissues without damaging the surrounding tissues while Thermage technology delivers radiofrequency energy to tighten the skin tissues, for a youthful, contoured appearance.

ThermaLipo

VelaShape Fat Reduction

VelaShape is a non-invasive body sculpting procedure for cellulite reduction, allowing you to achieve a smooth, toned, and contoured appearance. The treatment combines infrared light, bi-polar radiofrequency energy, and suctioning technology to encourage collagen formation, tighten your skin’s tissues, and contour your body. It’s often used with liposuction treatments to reduce skin laxity after the stubborn fat tissues are removed, resulting in smoother and uniformly textured skin.

VelaShape Fat Reduction

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Am I the Ideal Liposuction Candidate?

Liposuction is a highly specialized surgery that can be tailored directly to your body contouring goals. During your consultation, Dr. Tirgari will carefully examine your body type and medical history to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for liposuction and recommend the ideal type of liposuction for you. It’s worth emphasizing that liposuction is only suitable for adults within 30% of their ideal body weight with firm and elastic skin. Liposuction isn’t a suitable weight loss procedure because there’s a limit on the amount of fat you can safely remove—approximately six to eight pounds.

That might be enough to contour targeted areas with stubborn fat, but not nearly enough to make a significant difference for overweight individuals. You should also be willing to maintain a healthy lifestyle after the treatment to avoid weight gain in other parts of the body. Generally speaking, you’re a suitable candidate for lipo in San Diego if you:

  • Are within 30% of your ideal body weight
  • Have a fairly firm, elastic, and toned body
  • Don’t have life-threatening underlying medical conditions
  • Don’t smoke
  • Have realistic expectations from the treatment
  • Intend to maintain a healthy lifestyle after the treatment
  • Don’t expect future pregnancies or severe fluctuations in weight

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Your Liposuction Experience at Avalon Lipo & Aesthetics

During your consultation, Dr. Tirgari will discuss your cosmetic expectations, curate a customized treatment plan, and recommend the type of liposuction that’s best suited to your unique needs. Before the procedure, he’ll mark lines and circles on the treatment areas to guide his work. The exact steps involved in your treatment will differ according to the type of liposuction you’re about to receive, but all of them have some commonalities. Your liposuction procedure will most likely be performed under local or general anesthesia, and you’ll be given detailed information before the day of your surgery. Your surgeon will create an incision on the treatment area to insert a tube-like device called a cannula that loosens the fat tissues through vibrations or laser energy, before using suction to remove them from your body.

After sufficient fat tissues are removed, you’ll move to the recovery room for a few hours. You might experience swelling, discomfort, and bruising after the treatment, but you’ll receive medications to control the pain. The incisions might be left open for a few hours, with temporary drains used for fluid drainage.

You need tight compression garments to reduce the swelling, which should take a few weeks. You’ll be given detailed instructions and a recovery timeline that helps you understand the process. You’ll enjoy your final results in a few months.

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Why Choose Dr. Tirgari for Liposuction in San Diego?


Dr. Reza Tirgari's expertise in liposuction comes from extensive training, including mentorship from the pioneer of tumescent liposuction. His passion for enhancing body image was ignited during a Research Fellowship at the Lombardi Cancer Center of Georgetown University, working with breast cancer patients. Dr. Tirgari, a practitioner and educator, holds certifications in Aesthetic Medicine, Laser Hair Removal, Dermal Fillers, and BOTOX. He's affiliated with respected medical associations and is committed to staying at the forefront of cosmetic medicine, enriched by a family legacy of plastic surgeons and outstanding academic achievements.

At Avalon Lipo & Aesthetics, we use cutting-edge technologies to provide the latest liposuction techniques, according to your specific cosmetic concerns and goals. Dr. Tirgari curates each treatment plan individually to ensure you achieve optimal and natural-looking results. Please contact us at (619) 494-3678 or schedule an appointment online to discuss your options for liposuction in San Diego.

Liposuction FAQ

Does liposuction require multiple treatments to see results?

How much does a traditional liposuction procedure cost?

How much weight can you lose with liposuction?

How many areas can be treated in one session of liposuction?

What should I do to prepare for liposuction surgery?

How long do your liposuction results last?

Can fat come back after liposuction?

What are the risks and complications associated with liposuction?

How long is the recovery period of liposuction, and what kind of help will I need during it?

Is there any scarring after liposuction?

What is a compression garment, and do I need to wear one after liposuction?

Does liposuction require multiple treatments to see results?

Typically only one session is required per body area to achieve desired results.

How much does a traditional liposuction procedure cost?

This will vary tremendously depending on body area, amount of fat removed, type of liposuction performed or even geographic area where the procedure is performed.

How much weight can you lose with liposuction?

This will vary depending on the person. Typically, liposuction is performed more for body contouring than for weight loss.

How many areas can be treated in one session of liposuction?

Most commonly, anywhere from 1 to 4 areas can be safely treated with liposuction.

What should I do to prepare for liposuction surgery?

It is optimal to avoid drastic weight changes or major alterations to diet. You will also want to discuss your health history with your liposuction physician beforehand and avoid certain medications such as blood thinners.

How long do your liposuction results last?

In ideal circumstances, the results of liposuction can be permanent.

Can fat come back after liposuction?

It is possible that fat can return to the area, if proper diet and exercise are not followed.

What are the risks and complications associated with liposuction?

While no surgery is completely without risk, liposuction is among the safest cosmetic procedures. The most common issues associated with liposuction typically occur due to anesthesia and include nausea, vomiting and/or dizziness. In inexperienced hands, skin irregularities or adhesions due to poor liposuction technique can occur.

How long is the recovery period of liposuction, and what kind of help will I need during it?

For liposuction performed under local anesthesia, the recovery is very short and many clients are up and walking the next day. Some soreness for a few days is fairly common, but most people can continue the majority of their activities by a week after the procedure.

Is there any scarring after liposuction?

In proper hands, scarring should be minimal.

What is a compression garment, and do I need to wear one after liposuction?

A compression garment is a specialized garment used after liposuction to help with proper healing. The use of a compression garment helps the skin to tighten after lipo and also helps reduce bruising as well as discomfort in many cases.

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