Throughout Stockton, CA, even patients with the best personal health care routine have troublesome areas on their body. Many adults find that regardless of how closely they watch their diet, or how many hours they log at the gym, there are areas of fat on their body that simply stay put. These problem areas can cause individuals to feel self-conscious about their appearance.
At California Skin & Laser Center, Dr. Gerald Bock offers liposuction to help patients get rid of unwanted fat on the abdomen, obliques, thighs, chin, upper arms, and jowls. Using tumescent liposuction, one of the safest cosmetic procedures available, Dr. Bock can help patients redefine their body and reclaim their confidence.
How does liposuction work?
Because Dr. Bock is specially trained and experienced, and thanks to advances in the type of anesthesia used and patient monitoring, liposuction is an in-office procedure. The doctor will mark the areas for fat removal and then those areas will be injected with a local anesthetic. A dilute solution of anesthetic, epinephrine, and saline are injected into the treatment area through very small incisions. A hollow tube, known as a cannula, is placed under the skin and used to break up the fat. Next, the fat is suctioned from the body.
Following the procedure, you will receive instructions about medications to take, the activity level you should achieve (or avoid), clothing to wear following the procedure, and other after-surgery care requirements. While you may feel some discomfort for several days after the procedure, it can be managed with pain medication.
It is important to note that liposuction is effective for removing pockets of fat. It is not a tool for weight loss and patients should be sure to have realistic expectations. You may also notice some swelling in the days and weeks following the procedure that make it challenging to see your results immediately. Dr. Bock will help you predict your outcome and ensure this procedure will give you the results you’re looking for.
If you’re tired of feeling self-conscious about certain areas of your body, call the California Skin & Laser Center today. Our entire team is committed to helping you achieve the results you want and the confidence you need. Dr. Bock is a skilled and expert, board-certified dermatologist who has been performing cosmetic procedures for many years.