Liposuction

The Procedure

Liposculpture is a procedure that can remove fat and fat cells, thus sculpting the body and doing what diet and exercise alone could not. Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States today. However, even though liposuction is designed to remove fat, it does not replace or serve as a substitute for good diet and exercise.

Exercise and diet can help make you healthy, as well as help you look lean and muscular. For some individuals, however, it does not always remove those stubborn LFD's (localized fat deposits). Every individual's fat distribution and body shape is genetically determined. What this means is that often no amount of diet and exercise will remove these stubborn fat deposits. Even if the individual is at an adequate body weight, they will still posses areas of excess fat. If you are interested in having the liposuction procedure or have any questions about how the surgery is performed please feel free to contact us for a consultation to address your concerns and discuss in more detail what the process invloves.


Quality Candidates

  • Men and women of normal weight whom mainly want to improve their body shape and contours.
  • People with fat deposits that are "trouble areas", where exercise and diet seem not to have any effect
  • People with good elasticity in their skin, so when the fat is removed, they will achieve a smooth appearance

Muffin Top Procedure
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Muffin Bottom Removal
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Saddlebag/Thigh Liposuction Contouring
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Commonly Treated Areas

Saddlebag
Fat deposits in the lateral thigh area
Muffin Top
Fatty roll of tissue in hip area (pre-jean roll)
Bra Bulge
Localized fatty tissue in the lateral bra area
Medial Knees
Localized fat deposits around the knee
Abdominal
Localized fat deposit in lower stomach area
Inner Thigh
Fatty distribution in the medial thigh area
Lateral Breast
Fatty tissue under the arm (breast roll)
Gynecomastia
Significant amounts of glandular thickened breast tissue

Techniques

Tumescent
The most common technique for liposuction used presently in 2014 is the tumescent technique.
Dry
The dry technique we do not use. This is simply using straight liposuction without any form of local anesthesia or infiltrative tumescent fluid.
Wet
The wet technique usually requires 100 cc of local anesthesia containing epinephrine.
Super Wet
Super wet technique injects a volume of dilute local anesthesia and is approximately half the volume used for tumescent technique.
Ultrasonic
Ultrasonic Liposuction (UAL) requires the use of tumescent fluid and a metal introducer to deliver ultrasonic energy which heats up the fatty tissue of the deeper adipose layers.
Vaser Ultrasonic
Vaser ultrasonic liposuction removes fatty deposits beneath the skin as well as ultrasonic therapy.
Power Assisted
Power-assisted liposuction uses a compression motor with a spinning rotation that is attached to a lipo cannula, and reduces some of the back-breaking work of liposuction to the surgeon.
Smart Liposuction
Smart Lipo is a form of laser liposuction, benefits of high quality laser lipolyses systems, also allows a heating affect from the laser.
Cool Liposuction
Cool Lipo is a technique that dissolves the fat by freezing certain designated areas, including Zeltiq.

Incisions

During the liposculpture surgery, one or more incisions are made near the area to be treated. When possible, the incisions are made within the fold or natural creases in skin. Your doctor will then insert a small hollow tube called a cannula through the incision where he will then penetrate the underlying fat. The cannula is connected to a flexible tubing and suction pump. Your doctor then moves the cannula back and forth thought the fat, vacuuming the fat out through the tube.


Anesthesia

Liposuction surgery should be performed under general anesthesia with a Board Certified Anesthesiologist.

All anesthesia is performed by Board Certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Hoffman.

Laryngeal mask airways can be used in the majority of the patients. However, those who have a history of reflux or gastroesophageal disease are usually better candidates for endotracheal tube intubation. This should be discussed with your Board Certified Anesthesiologist.


Cost

Liposuction cost will vary per patient.

This includes surgeon’s fee, operating room fees, implant cost and anesthesia fees. In general, silicone implants are more expensive than saline implants. They are more expensive from the manufacturer directly to the surgeon.


Surgery Time Table

Preoperative
Patient is started on an intervenous antibiotic (Ancef, Cipro and Vancomycin).
Surgery
Liposuction surgeries takes between 1 - 3 hours.
Recovery Room
At least one hour. This is a requirement of federal law in Medicare.
Postoperative Visit
All dressings are carefully removed. The patient is placed on an examination, not standing because of a possible vasovagal and induced hypotension that can occur with removal of the dressings.

Post Operative Medication*

Ciprofloxacin
  • Type: Antibiotic
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Form: Pill
  • Dosage: 500 milligrams
  • Frequency: 2X daily by mouth
Keflex**
  • Type: Antibiotic
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Form: Pill
  • Dosage: 500 milligrams
  • Frequency: 2X daily by mouth
Vicodin
  • Type: Antibiotic
  • Duration: –
  • Form: Pill
  • Dosage: 7.5 milligrams
  • Frequency: As needed
Zofran
  • Type: Nausea & vomiting prevention
  • Duration: –
  • Form: Orally Disintegrating Tablets
  • Dosage: 8 milligrams
  • Frequency: Every 6 - 8 hours or as needed

*These vary per patient, and may not be recommended for everyone

**Not recommended for individuals with allergies to penicillin

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Linder board certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
Yes. There are absolutely no substitutes.
How many years has Dr. Linder been performing liposuction procedures?
Since 1997
In which states is Dr. Linder licensed to practice surgery?
California and Nevada
Where will the surgery be performed?
Brighton Surgery Center - It is a Medicare Licensed Surgery Center in Beverly Hills, California.