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Did you know that liposuction is one of our most popular plastic surgery procedures? It’s true! This is due to the years of experience and collective talents of both Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis. Located in Oakland, California, our professional team is proud to give you some basic information about liposuction, so you can decide if it’s right for you.

How does liposuction work?

Liposuction can be performed either under local or general anesthesia. Tiny incisions are made to enable the doctors to remove stubborn and unwanted fat. This will help them sculpt the body in a careful and accurate way. For women, this may mean sculpting the waistline and flanks to bring out an hourglass figure, the abdomen to create a flatter tummy or the thighs for contouring.  Men may want to sculpt the abs and love handle areas to bring out the “V” shape.  Liposuction of the neck can be a great way to bring out a more structured jawline and neck area.

Liposuction Modalities

Today, the different liposuction modalities that can be employed range from the standard suction assisted, ultrasonic assisted and smart liposuction and laser assisted procedures. And the type of technique that is best for you can be determined through your in-depth consultation with Dr. Togba or Dr. Ellis.

Downtime for Liposuction

In most cases, the recovery time after liposuction is very short, and patients often return to work in about one week and exercise in three weeks.  A compression garment that fits nicely under clothes is worn for up to three weeks after surgery.

A Candidate for Liposuction

Liposuction works best if you are already at your ideal weight.  Please remember, liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure. It is simply a way to improve the overall shape of your body. Diet and exercise are still important to your overall health and to maintain your results.

If you have any questions about liposuction or would like to schedule your own consultation, please call us today at 888-811-4829. Our team of professionals is always happy to help!