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What is Liposuction?

No matter how diligently you diet and exercise, you might still find yourself frustrated by persistent pockets of fat that prevent you from feeling confident. Dr. James Anthony, one of the Bay area’s most extensively experienced plastic surgeons providing the best liposuction in San Francisco, offers the most advanced methods for effectively eliminating fat from problematic areas on the body. Surgical liposuction is a body contouring procedure that reduces pockets of fat from the flanks, stomach, buttocks, and thighs to create a slimmer appearance, and can be combined to treat multiple body parts. During your consultation, Dr. Anthony will talk through your concerns and will assess the areas of your body you wish to address so that he can design a personalized treatment plan that will put you on the path to your aesthetic ideal goals. We’re here to help you feel and look amazing.

Dr. Anthony’s Surgical Technique

Liposuction is completed in an outpatient setting, using general anesthesia. A “punch-hole” incision is placed through the skin, and a cannula is inserted. This special tool makes it easier to loosen fatty tissue that is to be suctioned out. Once the fatty deposits have been eliminated, Dr. Anthony seals the small incision. The procedure can take several hours, depending on how many sections are being treated.

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Am I an Ideal Candidate for Liposuction in San Francisco?

Our San Francisco liposuction procedure is an effective treatment for anyone at an ideal weight, but who also deals with troublesome areas of fat that are difficult to get rid of—even when maintaining the healthiest of lifestyles.

Individuals interested in should have healthy skin, as liposuction is not a treatment for stretched-out skin. It's also important to know that liposuction is not a solution for weight loss. Women undergoing liposuction should have no plans to become pregnant again, as this can compromise the lasting outcome.

When you meet with Dr. Anthony for your in-person consultation, he’ll work with you to make sure your concerns are addressed and will help set realistic ideas for what you can expect from a liposuction procedure.

Before & After Liposuction in San Fracisco

What Can I Expect After Liposuction?

Immediately after your surgery, you’ll be moved to our comfy recovery area, where your post-op nurse will assist you with managing any discomfort and look after your treated areas until you are discharged. You may need to stay at home for recovery from liposuction surgery for several weeks, depending on the amount of sections treated and the levels of fat removed.

Many patients experience bruising and swelling for a week or two, and you’ll have your stitches taken out seven to 10 days after surgery. Most importantly, your body needs time to recover and heal. When you decide to go back to work after liposuction, remember to minimize stressful and strenuous activity.

Walking and light workouts as recommended by Dr. Anthony to gradually increase your strength and stamina during the recovery process. While you’ll notice some improvements right after your surgery, it will take around 6 to 10 months for your new body contour to completely take shape.

Look and Feel More Fit and Toned

Fat removal with liposuction at our practice offers you the chance to have stubborn fat diminished almost instantly. Without the help of our San Francisco liposuction procedure, it can be frustrating to try to achieve the slimming outcomes you desire. We can recommend various alternatives for liposuction treatment depending on your individual goals. If you’re looking for the best liposuction in the San Francisco area, you’ve found it. We welcome you to get in touch with us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Anthony.

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How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

The cost of your liposuction procedure will vary, depending on the technique selected and how many areas are being treated. During your consultation, Dr. Anthony will work closely with you to develop your personal treatment plan, considering your budget as he does so. He’ll talk you through all estimated costs, discuss the several payment methods we accept, and talk with you about how we can help you find low-interest financing to make your procedure more affordable.

What about Non-Surgical Liposuction?

There are several non-surgical treatments that can help reduce body fat like CoolSculpting®, Vanquish, UltraShape®, Kybella®, and Liposonix®. While these non-surgical procedures are great for the reduction of mild to moderate fat pockets, surgical liposuction is best for most people dealing with persistent excess fat, as it tends to produce more dramatic and consistent results.

What About Cellulite and Loose Skin?

Liposuction surgery only corrects excess fat. For loose skin, Dr. Anthony may recommend combining liposuction with a lift surgery, or skin tightening surgery (like a tummy tuck, thigh lift, or arm lift) to give you your best results. For cellulite reduction, we offer a handful of minimally invasive and non-surgical treatments like VelaShape®, Cellulaze®, Venus Freeze™, and Vaser® Shape. Before any procedure, Dr. Anthony makes sure to carefully take in every patient’s personal goals, creating an individualized treatment plan that’s designed to meet every patient’s needs.

Will I Have Scars?

Since liposuction is an invasive surgery, incisions will be made and sutured, which does cause scars. Dr. Anthony’s high level of experience, however, allows him to reduce their appearance. For example, he always takes care to place thin incisions in less visible areas or the natural folds of the body, making them easier to conceal. He also always follows up with his patients to ensure that their aftercare guarantees minimal scar visibility.

Will My Results Last?

Before liposuction, it’s important to be prepared to maintain your results. While liposuction will reduce the amount of fat cells in a given area, it’s still entirely possible to lose and gain weight, which makes it important to be at or near a healthy weight prior to the procedure. Afterward, it's best to remain within 5 to 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Getting pregnant after liposuction will also alter your results; however, another surgery like a mommy makeover can be done to restore your body. If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation for arguably the best procedure of liposuction San Francisco has to offer.

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