Liposuction
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Liposuction, also known as suction-assisted lipectomy, is the removal of localized areas of fat which does not respond to dieting and exercise. Some areas of the body in which liposuction can be performed are the head, (chin, neck, and cheeks), arms, abdomen, buttocks, hips, and thighs. If you are considering liposuction, this section will give you a basic understanding of the procedure.

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Liposuction

Liposuction, also known as suction-assisted lipectomy, is the removal of localized areas of fat which does not respond to dieting and exercise. Some areas of the body in which liposuction can be performed are the head, (chin, neck, and cheeks), arms, abdomen, buttocks, hips, and thighs. If you are considering liposuction, this section will give you a basic understanding of the procedure.

If you’re considering liposuction plastic surgery…

Suction-assisted lipectomy-also known as liposuction, fat suction, or suction lipectomy-is a technique to remove unwanted fat deposits from specific areas of the body, including the chin, neck, and cheeks; the upper arms and above the breasts; the abdomen, buttocks, hips, and thighs; and the knees. Liposuction is not a substitute for weight reduction, but a method of removing localized fat that doesn’t respond to dieting and exercise.

If you’re considering liposuction, this information will give you a basic understanding of the procedure-when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect. It can’t answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on the individual patient and the surgeon. Please ask your doctorabout anything you don’t understand.

The best candidates for liposuction plastic surgery

Liposuction can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it won’t necessarily change your looks to match your ideal, or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon.

The best candidates for liposuction are of relatively normal weight but have pockets of excess fat in particular areas. You should be physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in your expectations. Most important, having firm, elastic skin will result in a better final contour. (Hanging skin won’t reshape to your body’s new contours, and may require an additional procedure to surgically remove the excess skin.)

Suction lipectomy is not recommended if you’ve had recent surgery on the spot to be sculpted, if you have poor blood circulation in that area, or if you have heart or lung disease. You should also understand that liposuction by itself will not improve the dimpled skin known as cellulite, though some plastic surgeons offer other techniques that may improve this condition.

The best candidates for liposuction plastic surgery

Liposuction can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it won’t necessarily change your looks to match your ideal, or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon.

The best candidates for liposuction are of relatively normal weight but have pockets of excess fat in particular areas. You should be physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in your expectations. Most important, having firm, elastic skin will result in a better final contour. (Hanging skin won’t reshape to your body’s new contours, and may require an additional procedure to surgically remove the excess skin.)

Suction lipectomy is not recommended if you’ve had recent surgery on the spot to be sculpted, if you have poor blood circulation in that area, or if you have heart or lung disease. You should also understand that liposuction by itself will not improve the dimpled skin known as cellulite, though some plastic surgeons offer other techniques that may improve this condition.

All liposuction surgery carries some uncertainty and risk

Suction-assisted lipectomy is normally safe, as long as patients are carefully selected, the operating facility is properly equipped, and the physician is adequately trained in body contouring as well as general surgery.

Nevertheless, in rare instances, the procedure may cause severe trauma, particularly when multiple or very extensive areas are suctioned at one time. Other infrequent, but possible, complications include fluid accumulation (which must be drained) and injury to the skin. Although serious complications are infrequent, infection or excessive fluid loss can lead to severe illness. You can reduce your risks by choosing a qualified plastic surgeon who has been granted privileges to perform liposuction at an accredited hospital, and by closely following his or her advice.

The scars from liposuction are small and strategically placed to be hidden from view, even in a bikini. However, other cosmetic problems may occur, even if your surgeon is very skilled. They may include rippling or bagginess of the skin over the treated area, and pigmentation changes (such as brown spots) that may become permanent if exposed to the sun. Asymmetry (uneven contour or shape) sometimes requires a second procedure.

Planning your liposuction surgery

In your initial consultation, the surgeon will evaluate your health, determine where your fat deposits lie, and carefully assess your skin tone. Your doctor should explain any alternative body-contouring methods that may be appropriate-such as abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck-and discuss the options or the combination of procedures that would be best for you.

Be frank in discussing your expectations with your surgeon. He or she should be equally frank with you, describing the procedure in detail and explaining its risks and limitations. Your surgeon should also explain the anesthesia he or she will use, the type of facility where the surgery will be performed, and the costs involved.

During this consultation, be sure to tell your surgeon about any large weight losses or gains you’ve had at any time. You should also inform your surgeon if you smoke, and if you’re taking any medications, vitamins, or other drugs.

Don’t hesitate to ask your doctor any questions you may have, especially those regarding your expectations and concerns about the results.

If you’re having extensive liposuction, discuss the possibility of having blood drawn ahead of time with your doctor. Your own blood can be used to help replace the blood and other fluids you’ll lose during surgery if your doctor feels this is necessary.

Your surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding vitamins, iron tablets, and certain medications. If you develop a cold or an infection of any kind, especially a skin infection, your procedure will have to be postponed. While you’re making preparations, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and, if needed, to help you out for a day or two.

Suction-assisted lipectomy may be performed in a surgeon’s office-based facility, an outpatient surgery center, or a hospital. It’s usually done on an outpatient basis, for cost containment and convenience. Extensive procedures may require a hospital stay of two or three days.

If your procedure is not too extensive-that is, the amount of fat and fluid removed does not exceed an amount your doctor will define based on your health, body size, and surgical procedure — liposuction can be performed under local anesthesia, which numbs the area, combined with a sedative to make you drowsy. You’ll be awake but relaxed, and will feel minimal discomfort. Some surgeons may instead use an epidural block, similar to the anesthesia used in childbirth.

If your doctor plans to suction a large area, or to treat several sites, you’ll probably have general anesthesia. In that case, you’ll sleep through the operation.

Suction-assisted lipectomy usually takes an hour or two, but the time required may vary considerably — from thirty minutes to several hours, depending on the area and amount being suctioned.

To begin the procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision, just large enough to allow the insertion of a hollow tube called a cannula. The opposite end of the cannula is attached to a machine that creates a strong vacuum. The surgeon manipulates the cannula deep within the fat layers under the skin, breaking up the fat and suctioning it out. Sometimes additional incisions are needed to remove all areas of fat.

If you’ve had local anesthesia, you’ll feel some vibration and friction during the procedure. You may also feel a stinging sensation as the cannula moves closer to the muscle.

You’ll lose fluid along with the fat during liposuction, and it’s crucial that this fluid be replaced to keep your body from going into shock. You’ll be given fluids intravenously, and if needed you may also receive a blood transfusions (usually the blood you’ve donated in advance).

After surgery, a drainage tube may be inserted beneath your skin for one to three days to remove any fluid build-up that occurs. A snug elastic dressing, girdle, or body stocking must be worn over the treated area to control swelling and bleeding, and to help your skin shrink to fit your new contour. You may need to wear this garment continuously for two to three weeks, then just in the daytime for a few weeks more, depending on your surgeon’s instructions. Your doctor may also prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection.

Don’t expect to look or feel great right after surgery. You’ll even be heavier for a while, because of the extra fluids you’ve been given. The suctioned areas will be swollen and bruised, and you may feel a burning sensation. The pain can be controlled with medications prescribed by your surgeon, though you may still feel stiff and sore for a few days. You may temporarily lose all feeling in the suctioned area; don’t worry — it will return.

It’s not unusual to feel depressed in the days or weeks following surgery. Try to keep in mind that this is normal and will subside as you begin to look and feel better.

Healing is a gradual process. Your surgeon will probably tell you to start walking around as soon as possible (to help prevent blood clots from forming in your legs), but to avoid more strenuous activity for two to four weeks. Any stitches will be removed in five to ten days or dissolve, and you should be back at work in 2 – 3 days, or as much as two weeks after your surgery. When you resume activity depends on the extent of your procedure, how you feel and what your doctor recommends.

While most of the swelling and discoloration will be gone a month or two after surgery, some swelling can remain for six months or more. Your surgeon will schedule follow-up visits to monitor your progress and to see if any additional procedures are needed.

If you have any unusual symptoms between visits — for example, heavy bleeding or a sudden increase in pain — or any questions about what you can and can’t do, don’t hesitate to call your doctor.

Suction-assisted lipectomy is a highly effective technique for giving you a new body contour with very little scarring. The results can be permanent, providing you eat sensibly and exercise regularly. If you do gain weight, you’ll probably gain it more uniformly throughout your body, not just in the former “bulges.”

Most patients are very satisfied with the results of their liposuction — they feel more comfortable in a wide variety of clothes, and more at ease with their bodies. As long as your expectations are realistic, you should be happy with your new shape.

 

Meet Dr. Manuel Gutiérrez also known as "Dr. Tijuana"

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Meet Dr. Manuel Gutiérrez Romero, one of the only few board certified plastic surgeon in Tijuana, with over 20 years of experience, giving outstanding results in each of his surgeries. Considered one of the best plastic surgeons in Mexico, Dr. Manuel Gutiérrez has won the recognition of many associations of plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery in Mexico.

Overview

Dr. Manuel Gutierrez is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with more than 20 years of experience, he has a track record of quality, safeness and excellence!

Offering a wide range of plastic and aesthetic procedures in Tijuana Mexico for men and women, Dr. Manuel Gutierrez keeps enriching his knowledge and education through worldwide congresses and master meetings to offer a prime medical experience and the newest techniques of the plastic and aesthetic field.

Dr. Gutierrez is certified by the Mexican Board of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery and he is as well an active member of the Mexican Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. During his vast experience Dr. Gutierrez has attended dozens of congresses and seminars to keep himself up to date with the latest techniques in plastic and cosmetic surgery.

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Board Certified Associations AMCPER, ISAPS, Estheticon & CCPERBC

Endorsed by Dr Miami

Dr Manuel is the only certified plastic surgeon in Mexico endorsed by the world famous Dr Miami. We’re just 2 minutes away from the US Tijuana border, plus we offer free VIP airport pickup. 

Reviews

I had been researching for over a year a PS both in the states and in Mexico. When i came across Dr. Gutierrez i was immediately drawn by his work and reviews. I followed him on IG and FB for over a year!, i finally had a consult with him,......

I am so happy I went to T.J. to have Dr. G as I call him do my surgery. It was a very pleasant and awesome experience. I had a extended tummy tuck and breast lift with implants done. The whole staff was great, friendly and professional.....

I had a breast lift and implants in 2015 with Dr.Gutierrez and I would HIGHLY recommend him! He made me feel so comfortable, he’s very professional and friendly! I am very happy with my results and am considering visiting him again in the near future!....

Contact us at 619 572 89 81 or 619 779 12 30 to book your consultation (it can be online).

Meet Dr Manuel Gutierrez also known as
"Dr. Tijuana"

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Meet Dr Manuel Gutierrez, one of the only few board certified plastic surgeon in Tijuana, with over 20 years of experience, giving outstanding results in each of his surgeries. Considered one of the best plastic surgeons in Mexico, Dr Manuel Gutierrez has won the recognition of many associations of plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery in Mexico.

Credential & Diplomas

Dr Manuel Gutierrez is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with more than 20 years of experience, he has a track record of quality, safeness and excellence!

Offering a wide range of plastic and aesthetic procedures in Tijuana Mexico for men and women, Dr Manuel Gutierrez keeps enriching his knowledge and education through worldwide congresses and master meetings to offer a prime medical experience and the newest techniques of the plastic and aesthetic field.

Dr Manuel Gutierrez is certified by the Mexican Board of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery and he is as well an active member of the Mexican Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. During his vast experience Dr. Gutierrez has attended dozens of congresses and seminars to keep himself up to date with the latest techniques in plastic and cosmetic surgery.

Publicity Release Key: 153301201A2395

Asociations:

Board Certified Associations AMCPER, ISAPS, Estheticon & CCPERBC

Endorsed by Dr Miami

Dr Manuel is the only certified plastic surgeon in Mexico endorsed by the world famous Dr Miami. We’re just 2 minutes away from the US Tijuana border, plus we offer free VIP airport pickup. 

Reviews and testimonials.

I had been researching for over a year a PS both in the states and in Mexico. When i came across Dr. Gutierrez i was immediately drawn by his work and reviews. I followed him on IG and FB for over a year!, i finally had a consult with him,......click photo to keep reading
I am so happy I went to T.J. to have Dr. G as I call him do my surgery. It was a very pleasant and awesome experience. I had a extended tummy tuck and breast lift with implants done. The whole staff was great, friendly and professional..... click photo to keep reading
I had a breast lift and implants in 2015 with Dr.Gutierrez and I would HIGHLY recommend him! He made me feel so comfortable, he’s very professional and friendly! I am very happy with my results and am considering visiting him again in the near future!....click photo to keep reading

The Process

In your initial consultation, Dr. Manuel Gutierrez will evaluate your health and explain which surgical techniques are most appropriate for you, based on the condition of your breasts and skin tone. If your breasts are sagging, your doctor may also recommend a breast lift. Be sure to discuss your expectations frankly with him. He will be equally frank with you, describing your alternatives and the risks and limitations of each. You may want to ask your surgeon for a copy of the manufacturer’s insert that comes with the implant he or she will use — just so you are fully informed about it. And, be sure to tell your surgeon if you smoke, and if you’re taking any medications, vitamins, or other drugs. Your surgeon should also explain the type of anesthesia to be used, the type of facility where the surgery will be performed, and the costs involved. Because most insurance companies do not consider breast augmentation to be medically necessary, carriers generally do not cover the cost of this procedure.

Dr. Manuel Gutierrez will give you instructions to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications. While making preparations, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and to help you out for a few days, if needed.

Your surgeon may prefer to perform the operation in an office facility, a freestanding surgery center, or a hospital outpatient facility. Occasionally, the surgery may be done as an inpatient in a hospital, in which case you can plan on staying for a day or two.

Breast augmentation can be performed with a general anesthesia, so you’ll sleep through the entire operation. Some surgeons may use a local anesthesia, combined with a sedative to make you drowsy, so you’ll be relaxed but awake, and may feel some discomfort. Most patients decide on incision based upon where they want the scar. But each incision sets up an entirely different operation. Risks and complications are different, and those issues are more profound than the scar. The armpit incision tends to be more painful and less accurate than the other approaches. If a revision is necessary, another incision usually must be made. The nipple incision yields a scar that is barely visible on most but not all Caucasians, but on patients of other races it very frequently gets pigmented and thick. It often results in a reduction of muscle coverage over implants due to technical issues, which means the implant can be more seen and felt. By cutting through the breast tissue, there is more pain, swelling, and changes in nipple sensation. Most important of all, is the fact that this incision requires pushing the implant through the breast. Though we do not really think about it, the ducts within the breast have bacteria within them. When the implant goes through the ducts, those bacteria get on the implant. And it is exactly those bacteria that cause the inflammation that causes capsular contracture. This remains the leading cause of revision surgery after breast augmentation, and it should be a priority to do everything possible to reduce this possibility. Significant experimental data demonstrate this to be true. The best published results are with the under the breast – the inframammary – incision. The incision is hidden in the crease under the breast; there is less contamination with bacteria in the breast; more nerves are avoided; the breast tissue itself is not cut so there is less pain; the same incision is the ideal incision for any kind of future revision; and the list goes on. Most important of all is that the very best published data is with this incision. Plastic surgeons and plastic surgery patients too often make decisions based upon undocumented personal experience, and this is inaccurate. If we just look at the facts, the results are best with this incision, which is why I encourage all patients to select it.

You’re likely to feel tired and sore for a few days following your surgery, but you’ll be up and around in 24 to 48 hours. Most of your discomfort can be controlled by medication prescribed by your doctor. Within several days, the gauze dressings, if you have them, will be removed, and you may be given a surgical bra. You should wear it as directed by your surgeon. You may also experience a burning sensation in your nipples for about two weeks, but this will subside as bruising fades. Your stitches will come out in a week to 10 days, but the swelling in your breasts may take three to five weeks to disappear.

You should be able to return to work within a few days, depending on the level of activity required for your job. Follow your surgeon’s advice on when to begin exercises and normal activities. Your breasts will probably be sensitive to direct stimulation for two to three weeks, so you should avoid much physical contact. After that, breast contact is fine once your breasts are no longer sore, usually three to four weeks after surgery. Your scars will be firm and pink for at least six weeks. Then they may remain the same size for several months, or even appear to widen. After several months, your scars will begin to fade, although they will never disappear completely. Routine mammograms should be continued after breast augmentation for women who are in the appropriate age group, although the mammographic technician should use a special technique to assure that you get a reliable reading, as discussed earlier. (see All breast surgery carries some uncertainty and risk.)

For many women, the result of breast augmentation can be satisfying, even exhilarating, as they learn to appreciate their fuller appearance. Regular examination by your plastic surgeon and routine mammograms for those in the appropriate age groups at prescribed intervals will help assure that any complications, if they occur, can be detected early and treated. Your decision to have breast augmentation is a highly personal one that not everyone will understand. The important thing is how you feel about it. If you’ve met your goals, then your surgery is a success.

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