Enter liposuction, a body contouring solution that has helped thousands of clients to achieve the slim, sculpted physique they’ve always desired. Liposuction will effectively reduce small, stubborn pockets of fat in patients who are at or close to their ideal body weight. As an experienced authority in body contouring, Dr. Esmailian provides among the best liposuction in Orange County.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction, otherwise known as lipo, is a great technique for addressing pockets of fat that will not respond to dieting and exercise. Although some consider liposuction to be a feasible method of weight loss, it is not. Lipo is meant to be used for individuals at or close to their ideal weight who just need assistance in removing stubborn bumps and bulges that can’t be eradicated at the gym. Dr. Esmailian is a body contouring veteran in Orange County who performs advanced liposuction procedures at his world-class surgical suite in Los Alamitos, California.

What Areas can Liposuction Address?

  • Abdomen
  • Upper arms
  • Waist
  • Hips
  • Male chest
  • Bra rolls
  • Banana rolls
  • Buttocks
  • Calves and ankles
  • Back
  • Inner thighs
  • Outer thighs
  • Neck
  • Under the chin

What are the Different Types of Liposuction Available?

There are several types of liposuction, each one used for a slightly different purpose. Dr. Esmailian will discuss your options with you during your initial consultation.

Tumescent Lipo

As the most common form of liposuction, tumescent liposuction can effectively reduce most fat deposits. Dr. Esmailian begins by injecting a sterile solution that causes the affected blood vessels to contract, minimizing blood loss during the procedure. This solution also causes the surrounding area to swell, making the fat easier to remove. Dr. Esmailian then makes an incision and inserts a cannula under the skin. This cannula is connected to a vacuum, allowing Dr. Esmailian to remove fatty deposits in the treatment area.

Ultrasound-assisted Lipo

Often performed in conjunction with tumescent liposuction, ultrasound-assisted liposuction, sometimes called Vaser Lipo, uses a cannula that softens the fat cells prior to removal using strategic ultrasonic energy.

With the assistance of ultrasound waves, the fat becomes easier to remove. In addition, the heat that this specially designed cannula emits may also be beneficial for skin-tightening.

Power-assisted Lipo

The cannula used in power-assisted liposuction moves rapidly back and forth across the treatment area, emulsifying the fat prior to removal. This makes it easier to address tough areas where the fat pockets are especially stubborn. Power-assisted liposuction presents several advantages, such as improved precision and reduced pain and swelling.

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Before & After

What are the Benefits of Liposuction?

  • Tones, sculpts, and rejuvenates the physique
  • Removes stubborn pockets of fat
  • Can be used in combination with many popular plastic surgery procedures such as a mommy makeover or thigh lift
  • Effective when diet and exercise have failed
  • Enhances wardrobe options
  • Boosts self-confidence
  • Long-lasting results

What are the Limitations of Liposuction?

Plastic surgery is not a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise routine. Additionally, liposuction in Orange County is not used as a treatment for obesity. To have a successful result from liposculpting, it is always best to be at a stable weight.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Liposuction Procedure in Orange County?

Patients in the Orange County area who are at, or close to, their recommended body weight but who are having difficulty getting rid of fat deposits in specific areas may be good candidates for a liposuction procedure with Dr. Esmailian. Good candidates for the procedure are healthy non-smokers who are free from any significant medical concerns that might interfere with their treatment. They have realistic attitudes towards their results based on a private consultation with Dr. Esmailian.

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What can I Expect from my Recovery?

Once your surgery is complete, Dr. Esmailian uses absorbable sutures to close the incisions. Bandages are applied, and a compression garment is placed. This garment offers support to the newly contoured areas, helps reduce bleeding, and prevents fluid accumulation. You should expect to wear this garment for six weeks.

After liposuction, inflammation, bruising, numbness, and pain should be expected. Dr. Esmailian will ensure you receive medications to help relieve discomfort. The majority of Dr. Esmailian’s Orange County lipo patients can return to work/school within three to five days. However, patients who have multiple areas of their bodies sculpted may need to take additional time off.

Strenuous exercise needs to be avoided for about a month. However, if your lipo was performed at the same time as a tummy tuck, strenuous exercise must be avoided for six weeks. You should start taking gentle walks relatively quickly after your procedure, however, as this helps reduce the likelihood of blood clot formation.

What can I Expect from my Results?

Within a few weeks, your new body shape will start to emerge. Approximately four to six weeks following your liposuction procedure, your full results should be evident. By exercising regularly and eating healthy, you can maintain your new shape.

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Why Choose Dr. Esmailian?

Orange County plastic surgeon Dr. Esmailian has performed countless liposuction procedures, giving him the knowledge and experience to help patients reach their cosmetic goals. He will consult with you at great length to map out a plan of attack, ensuring your satisfaction with your results. Call us to find out more about why happy patients are calling Dr. Esmailian one of the best liposuction doctors Orange County has available.

After obtaining his medical degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Esmailian completed a demanding General Surgery Residency Program at the University of Southern California, among the most lauded training institutions in the country. Throughout his education, Dr. Esmailian was honored with multiple awards, including Outstanding Resident of the Year, Outstanding Resident Teacher of the Year, and Administrative Chief Resident. Dr. Esmailian later attended the Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis to pursue an elite Plastic Surgery Residency. He is a member of the Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

What can I Expect from my Consultation?

During your initial consultation with Dr. Esmailian, he will determine if you would be a suitable candidate for any of the liposuction procedures available at his state-of-the-art facility in Orange County. Typically, good candidates are individuals who are at their recommended weight or just slightly above and are frustrated by stubborn fat that refuses to budge. Dr. Esmailian needs to know about your medical history, what medications and/or supplements you currently take, and if there are any relevant family medical conditions. If you have an allergy to latex and/or to certain medications, it is essential that you inform Dr. Esmailian and his medical staff at this initial appointment. Furthermore, if you smoke, drink alcoholic beverages regularly, and/or participate in recreational drug use, Dr. Esmailian needs to know. These questions must be answered candidly because each one is designed to ensure your safety during surgery.

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FAQ

How should I prepare for liposuction?

Can liposuction be combined with other procedures?

How long does liposuction take?

Are there any risks with liposuction?

What happens if I gain weight after liposuction?

How long will my liposuction results last?

How should I prepare for liposuction?

Prior to your procedure, you may need to have blood tests and/or provide a urine sample. The liposuction procedure in Orange County is usually performed as an outpatient surgery under general anesthesia. Therefore, you will need to bring a driver with you on the day of your surgery. Dr. Esmailian does not permit his patients to take public transportation or an uber following procedures requiring general anesthesia or sedation because patient safety is of the utmost importance.

Can liposuction be combined with other procedures?

At Dr. Esmailian’s state-of-the-art facility in Orange County, patients may choose to undergo liposuction in tandem with other body contouring procedures. These may include a tummy tuck, upper arm lift, mommy makeover, breast augmentation, and breast reduction. In addition, some patients choose to have a facelift or neck lift at the same time as lipo.

How long does liposuction take?

The length of a procedure depends on the number of areas that are being treated, and the method of lipo Dr. Esmailian is using. However, a patient should expect their procedure to last at least two hours. If you are also undergoing a tummy tuck or thigh lift, then you can expect your overall treatment time to be extended by several hours.

Are there any risks with liposuction?

Although liposuction performed by Dr. Esmailian in Orange County is very safe and side effects are a rarity, as with all procedures, there are risks to consider. These include bleeding, infection, temporary numbness, excess swelling, and poor cosmetic results. Dr. Esmailian will explain all the risks in more detail during your private consultation.

What happens if I gain weight after liposuction?

Many people believe that since fat cells are removed from a specific region of the body during lipo, if they gain weight, it will not affect them. However, this is not true. Even though there are fewer fat cells in the treated areas, the fat cells that remain can expand. To ensure that patients enjoy their liposculpture results for a very long time, Dr. Esmailian recommends maintaining your weight following liposuction.

How long will my liposuction results last?

The results achieved through lipo are usually permanent. When a patient has good skin elasticity, they can expect the skin to gradually revert back to cover the new, slimmer contours. However, patients who do not have skin with good elasticity may need to undergo another procedure to remove excess skin. Dr. Esmailian thoroughly reviews every aspect of your anatomy before he begins planning your lipo procedure. He does this to ensure that his patients have an accurate outcome expectation.

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