Liposuction

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Sometimes, stubborn areas of fat don’t seem to respond to diet or exercise, leaving you with an unsatisfying body contour. This can affect your self-image, especially in a culture that emphasizes a fit physique. But you are not alone. Liposuction—the removal of excess localized fat deposits—is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the U.S., helping many people regain confidence in themselves and their bodies.

Liposuction reshapes and streamlines areas of the body by removing pockets of fat. It is especially effective on these body regions:

  • Thighs
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Abdomen and waist
  • Upper arms
  • Back
  • Inner knee
  • Chest
  • Cheeks, chin and neck (facial liposuction)
  • Calves and ankles
  • Dr. Quardt also offers laser liposuction called Lipotherme as an alternative to traditional liposuction.

    The Procedure

    During the liposuction procedure, Dr. Quardt makes a series of small incisions and infuses the treatment area with a sterile solution to minimize discomfort and bleeding. Then she moves a thin, hollow tube called a cannula in a gentle back-and-forth direction to loosen the fat. Finally, a special device suctions out the loosened fat.

    It’s normal to have some swelling and fluid retention after liposuction, but as these subside, you will be able to fully enjoy your new, sleeker contours.

    Liposuction can permanently reduce your fatty tissue if you continue to eat well and engage in physical activity. However, significant weight gain can overcome the results of the procedure.

    You should know that liposuction cannot replace a healthy diet or weight loss program. Nor can liposuction address cellulite or sagging skin. However, Dr. Quardt performs procedures such as body lifts and thigh lifts that do address these issues.

    Some people choose to combine liposuction with other procedures to lift and tighten tissues or remove excess skin. Procedures that are commonly performed in conjunction with liposuction are facelifts, neck lifts, breast reductions and abdominoplasties (tummy tucks). Lipotherme (laser liposuction) is also able to provide some skin tightening along with fat removal. Dr. Quardt is happy to talk with you about what you would like to achieve and whether liposuction is appropriate for you.

    Your Consultation with Dr. Quardt

    During your consultation, Dr. Quardt will talk with you about your expectations, whether you are a good candidate for liposuction, and what to expect during and after surgery, including potential side effects.

    Contact Dr. Quardt to find out more about liposuction.

    Location

    Rancho Mirage

    70-017 Highway 111, Suite #1
    Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
    Tel: 760-992-7058

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