Liposuction For Your Back

Liposuction For Your Back

shutterstock_97645355-228x300 Liposuction For Your Back Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsThe amount of cardio or strength training that a person undertakes at the gym may not matter when it comes to getting rid of stubborn back fat.

This fat gets squeezed under the bra line for women and detracts from a shapely, toned shape when seen from behind.

Back liposuction provides significant noticeable improvements. But the procedure is easier on patients who have not lost large amounts of weight. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides liposuction for the back to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

 

Types of Back Fat

Back fat can be subdivided into various important areas:

    • Infra-scapular fat (female flanks): Located right above the waist and below the shoulder blades. This unappealing fat bulges just below the bra strap.

 

  • Posterior axillary fat: Located on the upper-outer back near the armpit.
  • Posterior waist fat: Found above and posterior to the hips.
  • Lumbo-sacral fat pad: Located in the midline of the lower back, right above the tailbone.
  • Buffalo Hump: Located on the upper back near the neck.

 

 

Infra-scapular Back

Infra-scapular back is the region on the back right below the bra. The fat found in this area is a single subcutaneous layer which does not have a well-defined deeper fat compartment. Upon wearing a tight bra, this area tends to bulge out more conspicuously.

Certain women are genetically predisposed to collect fat in the infra-scapular back region. Increasing levels of obesity can cause the infra-scapular back to store so much fat that the subcutaneous tissue and skin can bunch-up developing parallel rolls of fat.

Tumescent liposuction plastic surgery with microcannulas can eliminate this unattractive localized “bra-fat” and offer dramatic improvements.

 

Procedure

The surgeon will make a series of tiny incisions in the back at targeted locations during a liposuction procedure. A thin metal tube, known as a cannula, is then inserted into the incision areas. Subsequently, the surgeon will gently suction the fat out of the body through the cannula.

Sometimes UV light or vibration may be used to heat up and melt fat. This makes fat removal easier. In addition, heating up the fat may also enable skin tightening.

Patients usually undergo this procedure with only a local or regional anesthetic and remain awake during the surgery. The time taken for the procedure will be anywhere from one to two hours depending on the amount of fat removal required.

 

Post-Op Care

The post-op care following liposuction of the back only necessitates adequate coverage with super-absorbent pads. These pads are held in position with a suitable torso compression garment. Liposuction of the back does not warrant a high degree of external compression.

The torso’s motion during respiration and other routine activities is enough to entirely expel the residual blood-tinged anesthetic solution from the treated sites overlying the rib cage.

 

Suitable Candidates

Ideal candidates for back liposuction should be in good overall health, and preferably not smoke. Liposuction to eliminate back fat is neither a weight-loss nor a skin tightening procedure.

Rather, it eliminates fat from specific body areas to create a more toned and sculpted body shape. Patients who have excess skin due to rapid weight-loss might want to consider a procedure for skin tightening either along with or instead of, a liposuction procedure.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for liposuction for the back.


To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit drqmedicalspa.com

Dr. Q Medical Spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other suburbs and towns in this part of California.

Sensation After MTF Breast Augmentation Surgery

MTF Breast Augmentation Sensation

breast-implants-sensation-300x200 Sensation After MTF Breast Augmentation Surgery Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsMTF breast augmentation cosmetic surgery aims to create a more-feminine looking chest area. The surgeon can enhance the shape and size of the patient’s chest by inserting saline or silicone breast implants.

It is certainly easy to get caught up in the cosmetic changes that result from breast enhancement, but it is vital to understand that breast augmentation may also create sensation changes in the chest area.

To achieve a high rate of satisfaction, it is important for patients to have reasonable expectations. Before the surgery, it is vital for the patient to comprehend the complete scope of their procedure, including the associated risks and advantages. The surgeon will explain these aspects in detail during the initial consultation.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides MTF transgender breast augmentation to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

MTF Breast Augmentation Recovery: What to Expect

Breast augmentation is a major surgical procedure, which means that it will take time for the patient’s body to heal and recover.

Most patients need a minimum of one week of rest prior to returning to work and other low impact activities after the surgery. Patients should refrain from performing vigorous physical activities for nearly six weeks or until their surgeon allows them to perform such tasks.

Inflammation, bruising, and some physical discomfort commonly occurs during the early stages of recovery and may impact breast sensation. But these effects will slowly resolve over the course of a few weeks.

After the nerves have healed completely, the sensation in most patients’ breasts should return to normal.

Numbness or Loss of Feeling

In the weeks after breast augmentation plastic surgery, patients normally experience changes in sensation or numbness. These changes are only temporary for a majority of patients, but in some cases, it may last for up two years.

But it is possible that the nipples or lower breast tissue will permanently lose sensation, either fully or partially, after breast augmentation.

The risk of permanent numbness in the nipple is around 15 percent nationally. In case the patient feels that the permanent loss of sensation in their nipples would cause them to regret their decision to undergo breast augmentation, they should reconsider their decision to undergo this procedure.

In addition, it is also possible to experience the opposite side-effect, amplified nipple sensation, after breast augmentation. This somewhat uncomfortable side effect of this procedure is almost always temporary and often resolves by itself within a few weeks.

Bruising and Inflammation

Almost every patient experiences bruising and swelling after breast augmentation surgery. It is the body’s natural reaction to surgical trauma. The level of bruising and inflammation will depend on the body’s natural healing response. The bruising and inflammation will usually peak within 48 hours of surgery for a majority of patients.

Most bruising will resolve within seven to ten days. However, some mild bruising will remain for up to a month. In general, 80 percent of post-op inflammation will subside within three weeks, and the remaining 20 percent will slowly resolve over the course of several weeks to months.

Sexual Satisfaction after Breast Augmentation

MTF breast augmentation can do more than change a patient’s physical appearance. It can also create positive changes in their body confidence and self-esteem.

After the surgery, a majority of patients state that they feel more comfortable in their own skin and consequently report enhanced sexual satisfaction.

Patients must understand that their body needs time to rest and heal after surgery, which means that sexual activity (and most forms of intimacy), similar to all physical activity, should not be undertaken for at least six weeks. The surgeon will offer the patient-specific post-op guidelines to follow during their recovery.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for MTF breast augmentation.

To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit drqmedicalspa.com

Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other suburbs and towns in this part of California.

Liposuction For Your Chest

shutterstock_59717503-300x200 Liposuction For Your Chest Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsMany women with oversized breasts feel physically constrained. Pendulous, heavy breasts can lead to a lifetime of issues such as limited sports activities and even much more than that. They can also cause significant back pain, spinal problems, and even emotional issues.

Liposuction cosmetic surgery for the breast can decrease the size of the breasts in a conservative manner with less scarring, less pain, less recovery, and excellent outcomes. This procedure is essentially a special variation of liposuction and can reduce the breast size by up to three cup sizes.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides liposuction for the chest to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

 

An Innovative, Less Invasive Approach

Traditional breast reduction surgery, known as mammaplasty, involves the surgeon placing a large T-shaped incision to eliminate excess glandular tissue, skin, and fat.

In comparison, the surgeon will place only one tiny incision under each breast fold to perform liposuction breast reduction. The incision will only be large enough to accommodate a tiny cannula, or thin tube, through which the surgeon will suction out excess fat.

Traditional breast reduction plastic surgery can take several hours to complete followed by a significant amount of recovery time. However, the time taken for liposuction breast reduction is less than an hour and patients can resume their full activities within one week.

Liposuction breast reduction is an ideal procedure for many breast reduction candidates who may have previously been dissuaded due to the risks of extreme scarring and sensation loss in the nipple. As liposuction breast reduction only involves the removal of the fat portion of the breast, there is no risk of sensation loss in the nipple.

 

Tumescent Liposuction of the Female Breast

The use of tumescent liposuction for female breast reduction is done using a local anesthetic. This procedure provides patients with significant breast reduction as well as a moderate but satisfying breast lift.

The use of microcannulas allows breast reduction with minimal post-op pain, quick recovery, and rapid return to routine activities, and almost no scarring.

Liposuction breast reduction can decrease the female breast by over 50 percent in size, and the breasts also appear lifted significantly. The breast lift occurs as a consequence of the reduced weight of the breasts. This allows the natural elastic attributes of the breast to constrict and produce elevation.

The shape of the breasts does not change after tumescent liposuction, they merely appear smaller and slightly elevated. Following liposuction, the breast shape is merely a smaller version of the shape prior to liposuction.

 

Ideal Candidates

The outcomes of breast reduction by liposuction differ between patients. Tumescent breast reduction is done totally by local anesthesia and is only suitable for certain women. But for the right patient, tumescent liposuction can offer very gratifying outcomes.

Ideal candidates for breast reduction by tumescent liposuction have breasts with a large proportion of fat. For instance, women who have undergone menopause usually have breasts with a higher proportion of fat in comparison to teenagers.

A suitable candidate for this procedure should also have reasonable expectations.

 

After the Surgery

Following the breast reduction liposuction, the patient will be sent home with specific aftercare instructions, any necessary prescriptions, and an appointment for post-op follow-up. The patient may leave with tiny surgical drain tubes on each incision area.

These drains prevent the accumulation of fluid and promote quicker healing. The patient may also need to wear a tight compression bra over the surgical site for a few weeks.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for liposuction for the chest.

 

To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit drqmedicalspa.com

Dr. Q Medical Spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other suburbs and towns in this part of California.

Male to Female (MTF) Breast Augmentation Options For Transgender Patients

MTF Breast Augmentation

Male-to-Female-MTF-Breast-Augmentation-Options-For-Transgender-Patients-300x200 Male to Female (MTF) Breast Augmentation Options For Transgender Patients Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsTransgender patients should be aware of various MTF breast augmentation cosmetic surgery options in order to make the right choice. A responsible surgeon will discuss all treatment options during the initial consultation to educate the patient.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides MTF transgender breast augmentation to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

Transgender Male to Female-MTF Breast Implants

People who are considering, or are already in the process of gender transition have likely heard the term breast augmentation before.

Breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty) is a cosmetic procedure that makes use of breast implants to enhance the shape and size of the chest.

A majority of transfeminine people start hormone therapy and experience that the consequent changes in their body are positive.

However, many still want larger breasts. Inserting a saline or silicone implant behind each breast can increase the size of the breasts to enhance their gender expression.

Breast augmentation plastic surgery can be undertaken at any stage of the patient’s gender transition. It may be an initial step for the patient or their only step, or they may choose to undergo breast augmentation after they have undergone other physical and social changes.

Candidates for Breast Augmentation

Male to female (MTF) breast augmentation can improve the patient’s self-esteem and body confidence. Suitable candidates for this surgery are in good physical health and have clear objectives and expectations. Ideal candidates seek improvement, not perfection.

Good candidates for this procedure display the following qualities:

  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Are emotionally and physically sound
  • Have undergone at least three months of counseling
  • Have a letter of recommendation from a licensed medical professional
  • Are completely committed to breast augmentation surgery

The list above is a series of guidelines, and the best approach may differ for individual patients. The surgeon will be able to establish whether this procedure is suitable for the patient after a personal consultation.

MTF Breast Augmentation vs. Cisgender Breast Augmentation

Traditional breast augmentation and MTF breast augmentation involve many of the same techniques. A major concern among patients is whether or not they will have sufficient skin to cover their desired implant size.

In general, the skin stretches naturally to cover the implants. But this means that the implant size should be well-matched to the patient’s natural anatomy.

In exceptional cases where the patient desires very large implants, they may need to undergo a two-stage procedure to achieve a specific size or have a tissue expander placed to slowly stretch out the chest skin enough to accommodate implants.

Incision and Scars after MTF Breast Augmentation

Most surgical procedures inevitably cause some scarring, including MTF breast augmentation. While a majority of patients do not experience significant scarring, it is crucial to understand that such a possibility exists.

Scars resulting from MTF breast augmentation develop along the incision line where the implants are placed.

Scars develop due to trauma to the skin. Upon receiving a surgical incision, our bodies naturally create a protein known as collagen to repair the gap. Collagen is similar to the cement filling between two bricks.

Collagen is a vital component of the natural healing process, but it often creates a visible scar. The damage to the skin is proportional to the time it takes to heal, and the level of scarring expected. The appearance of a scar also depends on factors such as age, genetics, skin tone, and location.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for MTF breast augmentation.

To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit drqmedicalspa.com

Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other suburbs and towns in this part of California.

 

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Male to Female (MTF) Transgender Breast Augmentation

MTF Transgender Breast Augmentation

Male-to-Female-MTF-Transgender-Breast-Augmentation-300x200 Male to Female (MTF) Transgender Breast Augmentation Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsAn effective solution for transwomen or non-binary transgender individuals is Male to Female (MTF) & Male to Neutrois (MTN) Reconstruction Chest Surgery or MTF/N breast augmentation.

These individuals desire to attain a more feminine appearance through a surgical procedure that involves the placement of silicone or saline implants to enhance the chest shape and size.

The primary goal of this cosmetic surgery procedure is to make the patient feel more comfortable with their body by better aligning their physical features with their internal sense of self and the self that they would like to showcase to the world.

The relief surgery can improve the feelings of self-confidence as well as body confidence.

The decision to undergo a surgical procedure is a complex one, and one that is shaped by internal philosophies and feelings as well as by extraneous circumstances such as the patient’s overall medical condition, their ability to travel for the procedure, and their current financial situation.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides MTF transgender breast augmentation to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

The Decision-Making Process

Similar to any significant life decision, it is normal to experience a certain level of fear and hesitation when coping with the thought of permanent change. A majority of individuals experience a wide array of emotions when evaluating the advantages of surgery with possible complications and side-effects.

The surgeon will provide the patient with detailed information on MTF/N surgical techniques, safety, recovery, and outcomes to enable them to make a well-considered choice.

Complete the Consultation

The patient can schedule a virtual or in-person consultation with the plastic surgeon to understand the procedure, discuss their expectations and body type, and talk about any concerns that they may have regarding the trade-offs, healing, cosmetics, or any other areas that they are curious about.

It is a good idea for patients to create a list of any questions that they may have. In case they have an idea of how they want their body to appear post-surgery, they should gather images to show to their plastic surgeon for reference.

Upon sending in their pictures, the patient should feel completely informed and empowered at the end of the consultation process. The surgeon may ask the patient to do some homework to establish what breast implant size would be most suitable to them.

The surgeon will devote time to answer all the patient’s questions in detail. The patient should have a reasonable idea of what will occur from that point onwards and a general timeline for all the milestones ahead, including how long they will need to remain in town following the plastic surgery (if they are visiting from outside).

The Importance of Selecting an Experienced Cosmetic Surgeon

When it comes to plastic surgery, there are no guarantees. But working with a board certified plastic surgeon can ensure top-notch standards of training, safety, and education.

Certain surgeons will perform transgender procedures, while others may not have the appropriate skills to undertake such procedures.

Therefore, it is vital to choose a plastic surgeon whose practice specializes in MTF breast enhancement. The patient should seek clarity on this aspect prior to setting up an appointment to ensure that this is a routine part of the surgeon’s practice.

In addition, all board-certified plastic surgeons do not have the skills to undertake MTF surgery. The patient should ask questions about the surgeon’s experience and request to see before and after images of previous patients to understand if the surgeon is an appropriate fit to perform their procedure.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for MTF breast augmentation.

To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit drqmedicalspa.com

Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other suburbs and towns in this part of California.

 

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Liposuction For Your Arms

shutterstock_93812107-300x300 Liposuction For Your Arms Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsMany people have excess fat deposits along the back of the arm. These areas of fat are difficult to address with diet and exercise alone.

An experienced surgeon can help tone the inner and outer areas of the upper arm along with the biceps and shoulders. Liposuction cosmetic surgery contours the arm to enhance the overall shape and appearance more effectively than any other solution.

Patients consider liposuction for the arms for various reasons, including:

  • Attaining slimmer arms that tone easily
  • Eliminating the appearance of flabby arms, specifically the back of the arms
  • Appear more attractive in pictures
  • Reduce the fat that hangs down from the back of the arms

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides liposuction for the arms to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

 

Anesthesia and Treatment Experience  

The surgeon will give the patient some type of anesthesia-general, local, or twilight sleep anesthesia. The procedure is most commonly undertaken using local anesthesia. The patient will experience a stinging sensation when the local anesthetic is injected.

This will numb or freeze the arms. After the arms are numbed, the patient will usually experience little discomfort during the surgery. However, some spot sensitivity may occur. Patients typically describe liposuction with local anesthetic as “not delightful, but tolerable.”

General anesthesia or twilight sleep anesthesia are also options for patients who do not wish to feel or remember anything. However, these options may lead to a groggy feeling from being knocked out as well as higher costs.

 

Techniques for Arm Liposuction

Liposuction only eliminates excess fat. It does not tighten or remove loose or hanging skin. Some patients have enough skin elasticity to enable the skin to tighten on its own. However, at times, patients may require an additional procedure, such as a tuck, to address loose skin.

In recent times, many patients are evaluating laser liposuction as a substitute for traditional liposuction. In general, laser liposuction is not “safer” or “better” than other types of liposuction procedures. Similar to traditional liposuction, laser liposuction will also not tighten loose skin.

Arm liposuction plastic surgery could be an effective way to achieve slimmer, more toned arms. However, it is advisable for patients to understand that the technique used is secondary to the skills and experience of the operating surgeon.

An experienced surgeon will match the technique to the unique requirements of the patient, rather than vice-versa. This is vital to attaining excellent outcomes.

 

Recovery

After the arm liposuction procedure, the patient will be sent home with aftercare guidelines, prescriptions, and an appointment for post-op follow-up. The after-effects of the procedure include temporary inflammation, bruising, and changes in sensation including tingling and numbness.

The recovery will differ for each patient, but most people will be able to resume work after a few days. The bruising will typically resolve in two to four weeks, and the swelling will take one to two months to subside.

 

Arm Lift

The surgeon may recommend a brachioplasty or upper arm lift along with liposuction if the patient has excess skin in the upper arm. However, this can cause a long scar down the inside of the arm. While the scar is inconspicuous when the arms are down at the sides, it may be noticeable when the arm is raised.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for liposuction of the arms.


To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit drqmedicalspa.com

Dr. Q Medical Spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other suburbs and towns in this part of California.

Liposuction For Your Bra Rolls

shutterstock_85184725-300x298 Liposuction For Your Bra Rolls Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsUndesirable body fat can negatively affect a person’s appearance and self-confidence. This is especially true for people who suffer from a bra line bulge.

 

Unnecessary Fat

Unwanted fat appears to be squeezed by the bra straps, and this can be a significant source of self-consciousness.

An expert surgeon will consider how liposuction body contouring cosmetic surgery can be used to treat bra bulge enabling women to appear their best in the process.

In general, the bulge around the bra line develops due to the accumulation of unwanted fat around the upper and mid back, around the armpits, the sides of the torso, and the front of the torso where the abdomen and chest connect.

As spot reduction is a myth, this fat around the torso and back is especially difficult to eliminate through diet and exercise alone. Fortunately, liposuction offers a definitive solution to get rid of unwanted fatty pockets.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides liposuction for the bra rolls to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

 

Ideal Candidates

Good liposuction candidates have just a slight bit of body fat that they would like to eliminate. They are in good general health and do not have any medical conditions that would cause liposuction to become a risk to their safety.

Liposuction is only meant to eliminate a relatively tiny amount of body fat. A surgeon may instruct the patient to follow a balanced exercise and diet regimen for some months before the surgery to lose weight and body fat in a natural manner. This can enhance the outcomes and sustainability of the surgery.

 

Procedure

When performing liposuction around the bra bulge area, the plastic surgeon will use a cannula to eliminate unwanted fatty deposits along the torso and back. The plastic surgery procedure primarily focuses on the area between the hips and the armpits, creating a more aesthetically appealing torso in the process.

The surgeon may also address the bulge at the top of the abdomen, if necessary. They will make sure that the bulging around the bra straps is far less prominent by sculpting the fat in this area.

 

Recovery

After liposuction of the bra bulge area, patients usually experience soreness, inflammation, bruising, and some fluid leakage. These side-effects are normal and typically resolve with proper rest and close attention to post-operative guidelines.

The patient will need to take some time off from their workplace following liposuction to be able to focus on their healing. Individuals with jobs that are sedentary will be able to resume work sooner.

 

Outcomes

With liposuction targeted to the upper torso and sides, women do not have to worry about that unattractive bra bulge any longer. The skin around the bra straps will not appear so compressed and pushed out. This enables the patient to look slimmer and sleeker.

There is very little noticeable scarring following the procedure as the cannula is tiny. The results of liposuction can sustain for years to come with a balanced diet and regular exercise regimen.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for liposuction of the bra rolls.


To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit drqmedicalspa.com

Dr. Q Medical Spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other suburbs and towns in this part of California.

Liposuction For Your Chin, Neck, And Jawline

shutterstock_47477929-300x199 Liposuction For Your Chin, Neck, And Jawline Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsOne of the first things that people notice about a person’s face is their neck and jaw area. The presence of fatty deposits, a double chin, or jowls can detract from an individual’s appearance making them appear old and tired.

Over time, fatty pockets can develop in the lower face, chin, and neck. These fat deposits typically do not metabolize easily or reduce with dieting and exercise. They also rarely improve with weight loss.

Chin and neck liposuction can play a pivotal role in enhancing a person’s self-confidence in their appearance. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides liposuction for the neck, chin and jawline to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

 

Chin and Neck Liposuction for Double Chin Removal

A double chin can detract from an otherwise appealing face, regardless of a person’s age. The skin may sag, and fat can accumulate under the chin and in front of the neck. This creates a fullness commonly known as a “double chin.”

The fat creating the appearance of the double chin can be eliminated with liposuction. This procedure involves the surgeon inserting a thin tube (cannula) into the fatty region. They move the cannula back and forth to dislodge the fat in the area.

If the patient’s skin has adequate elasticity, it may constrict and tighten by itself. If not, the surgeon may recommend a skin tightening procedure, such as neck lift, in combination with liposuction.

Chin, neck and jawline liposuction plastic surgery can be performed using a local anesthetic. The recovery period is brief, and most patients can resume their routine activities within a few days.

 

Chin and Neck Liposuction for Men and Women

Both men and women may consider chin and neck liposuction. Fat accumulation in the lower face, jowls, or a double chin can age the entire face. Chin and neck liposuction can eliminate the excess fat under the chin, jowls, and neck.

This lifts the face and restores the youthful appearance that the patient once had. It also enhances the jawline enabling the facial features to appear more balanced and aesthetic.

 

Liposuction Procedure

At the outset of the procedure, a cosmetic surgeon or a trained nurse will prepare the patient’s chin and neck by sterilizing and draping the area. The surgeon will demarcate the area using a pen.

The patient will then receive either local or sedation anesthesia. Local anesthetic may be used when liposuction is undertaken on smaller areas such as the chin and neck. The surgeon and patient will discuss the anesthetic to be used beforehand during the consultation process. The patient may also receive a sedative at this point.

After the treatment area has been prepped and the anesthetic takes effect, the plastic surgeon will place a tiny incision and insert a thin tube (cannula) connected to a suction tube into the fatty treatment area.

They will “vacuum” the excess fat from the target sites with this suction procedure. The time taken for the procedure will depend on the number of areas and the amount of fat to be eliminated.

 

Chin and Neck Liposuction Safety

The chances of liposuction-related complications occurring are higher when a more substantial body area is under treatment, or when an extreme amount of fat is eliminated during a single liposuction session.

The risks associated with liposuction increase in proportion to the size of the treatment area. Therefore, liposuction of smaller areas such as the chin and neck is quite safe.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for liposuction of the chin, neck, and jawline.
To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit drqmedicalspa.com

Dr. Q Medical Spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other suburbs and towns in this part of California.

Liposuction For Your Buttocks

shutterstock_99619772-200x300 Liposuction For Your Buttocks Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsA toned, round, and fit backside is quite a desirable attribute. Many patients consider treatment in this specific area.

Similar to any liposuction cosmetic surgery procedure, the surgeon uses a customized approach to create shapely and well-proportioned buttocks.

But other common treatment areas surround the buttocks. Therefore, a comprehensive approach is especially paramount when treating this region. The surgeon will carefully consider each part of the patient’s anatomy to offer them the best possible buttock liposuction results.

 

The Banana Roll

Generally, the buttocks themselves rarely are treated with liposuction. To create an aesthetically appealing butt shape, the surgeon will liposuction around the butt-hips, posterior, outer thighs, upper thighs, also called the banana roll.

Patients considering liposuction of the butt should work with a surgeon who understands how each area of the body interacts aesthetically. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides liposuction for the buttocks to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.

 

Butt Liposuction Procedure

The surgeon uses a device, called a cannula, to perform buttock liposuction. A cannula is a thin steel tube that the surgeon inserts slowly into the fat layer of the buttock.

They will move the cannula back and forth carefully through the layer of fat while remaining perfectly parallel to the skin. This disintegrates the fat cells, and these cells are suctioned out of the body through the cannula.

Similar to every procedure that the surgeon delivers, his Beverly Hills buttock liposuction is undertaken with minimally invasive tumescent liposuction.

Only local anesthetic is used throughout the entire procedure. The patient is not unconscious, which enables faster healing and better quality results than more invasive types of liposuction.

A suitable candidate for butt liposuction is a person with a large, protruding backside and who is seeking to reduce its overall size. Such patients also usually have a thick fat layer on the surface of their buttock.

In the butt liposuction surgery, the plastic surgeon removes this outer layer of fat while also sculpting it into a desirable, round shape with excellent muscle definition. They may also perform liposuction in the surrounding areas, such as the thighs, hips, and flanks, depending on the patient’s body shape.

The surgeon will consider various factors during the plastic surgery procedure, such as skin elasticity and the overall body proportions of the patient. This will allow them to deliver results that are not only beautiful but also customized to the patient’s unique needs.

 

Buttock Enhancement with Fat Transfer

Many patients can attain their desired outcomes with only a fat transfer instead of liposuction. A fat transfer refers to a special procedure to add more fullness to an area of the body. This is achieved by injecting fat that has been taken from another area of the body.

Surgeons often find that many of their patients require a fairly simple approach to enhance the shape of their buttocks. This approach involves taking fat from the lower butt and transferring it to the upper buttock. This helps lift, smooth, and tighten the entire butt.

 

More Positives to Consider

Fat transfer is undertaken as an outpatient procedure with the patient under a local anesthetic. Patients experience minimal downtime and negligible discomfort.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for liposuction of the buttocks.
To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit drqmedicalspa.com

Dr. Q Medical Spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other suburbs and towns in this part of California.

Liposuction For Your Hips And Thighs

shutterstock_87614344-300x247 Liposuction For Your Hips And Thighs Rancho Mirage | Palm SpringsLiposuction cosmetic surgery for the hips and outer thighs is usually performed together. While many patients believe that their thighs are the only problem area, receiving treatment for the hips as well produces more complete aesthetic results.

The fat on female hips and thighs is mostly determined by genetics. For this reason, such fat is usually unresponsive to diet and exercise. The fat deposits in this area, also known as saddlebags, are possibly the most common problem area for females.

 

A Key Reason

A majority of women seek liposuction on their thighs to be able to feel more confident when wearing certain clothing such as a swimsuit or shorts.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides liposuction for the hips and thighs to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.

 

Areas Where Your Body Accumulates the Most Fat

The two primary areas of the body that accumulate the most fat are the hips and thighs. These sites have a significant amount of the lipase enzyme. Due to this, the hips and thighs have a higher tendency to store fat quickly. This makes the hips and thighs less responsive to fat loss by dieting and exercising.

 

Advantages of Hips and Thighs Liposuction

Hip and thigh liposuction offers various benefits, such as:

  • It decreases the number of inflammatory cells. A higher number of such cells in the body increase the chances of developing cardiovascular disease. Liposuction can, in fact, reduce inflammatory cells by as much as 11 percent.
  • Liposuction surgery can reduce the levels of blood fat (triglycerides). Higher triglyceride levels have been connected to an increased possibility of developing cardiovascular disease.
  • This procedure can remove fat in a safe manner.
  • People who undergo this procedure feel more confident about their appearance.
  • Liposuction contours body areas that are resistant to diet and exercise.

 

What does Thigh Liposuction Involve

A majority of women have fat in their inner and outer thighs. Some women have fatty pockets on the external thigh edges while others experience fat bulges on the interior side.

For women who are unhappy with the appearance of their thighs, liposuction plastic surgery could offer an effective solution. This procedure can eliminate excess fat and skin from the thighs.

 

What to Expect from a Hip Liposuction

The hips are one of the most difficult body areas to lose fat. Hip liposuction can efficiently eliminate inches off the patient’s body. This is also one of the most successful areas to receive liposuction.

The procedure is typically undertaken on an outpatient basis. The patient may find walking or standing for longer periods somewhat uncomfortable for the initial few days after the surgery.

However, sitting is generally comfortable. The patient may experience some minor inflammation or bruising. It may take up to three months for the body to acclimatize to its new contours from liposuction surgery.

 

Recovery from Liposuction for Hips and Thighs

Liposuction patients usually experience inflammation, bruising, and some sensation loss in the area. However, these side-effects will slowly resolve over the next few weeks after the procedure.

Bruising will gradually resolve over the next three weeks or so while inflammation will subside over a period of three months after the liposuction surgery.

Patients usually experience soreness for one to two weeks, with minor soreness prevailing for up to one month. In the initial week, the patient may require pain meds. Patients can usually resume an office job in around one week after their liposuction procedure.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for liposuction of the hips and thighs.
To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit drqmedicalspa.com

Dr. Q Medical Spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other suburbs and towns in this part of California.

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