Liposuction has been in the top three most popular plastic surgeries for more than a decade, and it continues to grow in popularity each year. There are more types of liposuction and lipo techniques than ever before, which gives our San Diego plastic surgeon the opportunity to provide emerging liposuction methods to our patients. ThermaLipo is a new, long-lasting way to get rid of unwanted areas of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
If you’re interested in ThermaLipo, please contact Avalon Lipo & Aesthetics in San Diego today at (619) 436-5224 to schedule your initial consultation. Our experienced liposuction surgeon serves patients in San Diego, Carlsbad, and Oceanside, California.
What is ThermaLipo?
ThermaLipo is the combination of Thermage® skin tightening, tumescent liposuction, and power-assisted liposuction in order to deliver safe and effective results that are customized to suit you and your cosmetic goals. The first step of the ThermaLipo process is tumescent liposuction, which involves injecting a solution of saline, epinephrine, and local anesthetic into the subcutaneous fat of the treated area. This solution helps the fat removal process by making the fat calls in the area swell and firm up, which is the definition of the term “tumescent.”
This type of lipo reduces the risk of surgical bleeding and decreases post-operative swelling and bruising by effectively numbing the area with the anesthetic in the solution and constricting the blood vessels in the area. One of the best benefits of the tumescent technique is there’s no need for general anesthesia or IV sedation. The fat removal technique of the ThermaLipo process is done with power-assisted technology, which involves rapid cannula movement to go through tissues and break up smaller pockets of fat.
After your liposuction procedure, Thermage® technology is used to stimulate skin tightening. This non-invasive treatment system utilizes radiofrequency therapy to tighten your skin for a more youthful appearance. This process heats deep layers of skin tissue to encourage collagen production to provide a smoother contour. The system takes 30 to 90 minutes depending on the treatment area and improves your overall liposuction results.
Thermage® can be used on most of the same body areas as tumescent liposuction including:
- Cheeks, chin, and neck
- Arms and upper arms
- Male breast tissue
- Love handles
Schedule Your ThermaLipo Consultation in San Diego
Our liposuction surgeon, Dr. Tirgari, is highly trained and experienced in performing the most advanced techniques in liposuction surgery. His education and training have given him the opportunity to learn about the art and science of cosmetic surgery. He’s trained under the tutelage of some of the most renowned liposuction surgeons, including the founder of the tumescent liposuction technique.
For more information on ThermaLipo, call Avalon Lipo and Aesthetics in San Diego today at (619) 436-5224 for a complimentary consultation. Dr. Tirgari and our skilled medical staff serve patients in surrounding Southern California areas including Carlsbad and Oceanside.