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Liposuction

No matter how hard you exercise, or how well you eat, you may find that you still can’t trim down certain stubborn areas of your body.
Fortunately, liposuction is a surgical body shaping technique that has allowed countless Walnut Creek and San Francisco patients to get the
body profile they’ve always wanted. Liposuction may be an appropriate treatment option for you if you have areas of fat on your body that don’t seem to respond to diet and exercise, including:

  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Abdomen
  • Upper arms
  • Neck
  • Back

Also called liposculpture, liposuction can be combined with other procedures such as tummy tuck for best results.

The Liposuction Procedure

First, Dr. Behmand will make a tiny incision near the targeted area, after which he will insert a hollow tube called a cannula.
Unwanted fat cells are removed through the cannula by means of an attached suction pump.

There are several variations to the basic liposuction technique available at our Walnut Creek facility. The liposuction method that
best fits your needs depends on a number of individual factors, which Dr. Behmand will discuss with you. The following techniques may be
used during your liposuction procedure:

  • Tumescent liposuction: Fatty tissue is pre-injected with a saline solution containing small amounts of adrenaline
    and local anesthetic. This technique is always used by Dr. Behmand when performing liposuction in larger areas and serves to decrease blood
    loss, to increase the quantity of fat removed, and to improve your comfort both during and after the procedure.
  • Ultrasound-assisted liposuction or UAL: This is a two-step process that uses sound wave energy to break down and liquefy the fat before it is suctioned. This technique is most useful in highly fibrous fatty areas such as the upper abdomen, enlarged male breasts and the lateral thigh and hip areas.
  • Syringe suction: This method is commonly used to treat delicate areas of the body, such as the face and neck. San Francisco surgeon Ramin Behmand uses a liposuction syringe rather than a suction pump in these cases, so that he can more accurately achieve finely contoured detail.

These recent developments in technique have been instrumental in allowing Dr. Behmand to provide his San Francisco and Walnut Creek patients with better results and more comfort during their liposuction procedures. Anesthesia, too, can be customized to your needs. Depending on the size of area to be treated, you and Dr. Behmand can decide on the level of anesthesia that will serve your needs.

Recovery after Liposuction

After your liposuction procedure, Dr. Behmand may insert a small drainage tube in the incision to help drain fluid from the liposuction site. These tubes are generally removed a few days after the initial surgery.

You will likely be fitted with an elastic compression garment to help the swelling go down. Most patients return to work within a few days after liposuction; Dr. Behmand recommends walking and other types of gentle exercise to maximize your blood circulation and healing ability. More demanding activities should be put off until about a month after surgery.

Body image is an essential part of most people’s self-confidence. If you live in Walnut Creek or the surrounding communities near San Francisco and would like to learn more about what liposuction or a tummy tuck could do for your profile, contact the
Behmand Institute of Plastic Surgery
. Dr. Behmand will meet with you personally and help you decide on the best way to look and feel your best.

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(Procedures must be scheduled toegther and prior

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Ramin A. Behmand, MD, FACS
1776 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Suite 108
Walnut Creek, California 94598
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Phone: (925) 939-9200

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