Advanced body sculpting techniques from a world renowned plastic surgeon
Liposuction is among the most popular and effective body contouring treatments offered in the world. This fat loss method is appropriate for anyone struggling with unwanted bulging in the thighs, belly, hips, lower back, upper arms, calves, waist, chest, neck or bra rolls.
During liposuction, a small, slender tube known as a cannula is inserted through a minor incision. Fat cells are then suctioned out of the body and discarded as waste. Dr. Gabriel is well versed at the many types of liposuction in Portland, including laser-assisted lipo, ultrasound lipo, tumescent lipo and more. He will help decide the best approach for your aesthetic goals during your confidential Vancouver, WA consultation.
Benefits of treatment with liposuction
State-of-the-art technology and equipment
Skilled, innovative approach
Long-lasting, sustainable fat loss
Minimally invasive methods
Swift recovery and minimal downtime
Skin tightening effect
Sculpts and tones the torso
Excellent complement to a tummy tuck and other body sculpting procedures
Boosts self-confidence in one’s image
A better fit in clothing and swimwear
Effective where diet and exercise have failed to produce results
Who is considered a good candidate for liposuction?
If you are in the Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA area, or beyond, and are frustrated with your physique, you may be a good candidate for liposuction. The only way to know for sure is to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Gabriel.
In general, clients should be in good health, both emotionally and physically, with no major medical issues that would interfere with their treatment. They should be non-smokers, or willing to quit at least a month in advance of the procedure. Lastly, clients should have realistic expectations for improvement rather than perfection.
Who is not a good candidate for liposuction?
If you are struggling with your weight, you may be eager to find a surgical solution that can help. Unfortunately, liposuction is not an appropriate weight loss method.
Rather it is a fat loss treatment that helps to sculpt areas of the body that are notoriously resistant to dieting and exercise.
Why choose Dr. Gabriel for your liposuction in Portland?
While our liposuction is very straightforward, it should only be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive expertise, such as Dr. Gabriel. It’s imperative that neither too much nor too little fat be removed, and that contours are balanced and customized to each client’s unique anatomy.
In addition to his skill and reputation for excellence, Dr. Gabriel provides a concierge patient experience that is unparalleled in terms of its attention to detail, compassion and personalized focus on the client. Dr. Gabriel is able to set even the most anxious of clients instantly at ease, and he takes the time to answer all your questions in depth, so that you may move forward with all the necessary knowledge and awareness at your disposal.
While you will lose a small amount of weight from the fat removed during liposuction, it is not designed to be a tool for weight loss. The average weight loss from liposuction is in the range of five pounds.
In men and women with firm, flexible skin, after lipo, the skin retracts to the newly-shaped area. Liposuction is not, however, designed to address loose, sagging skin. If you have lax, loose skin, a body lift is likely the most effective procedure.
Liposuction is designed to suction away fat cells from areas which do not respond to traditional diet and exercise to sculpt more aesthetically-pleasing contours to the body. Once those fat cells are removed, they will not return. Maintaining your results through a healthy diet and exercise regime is the best way to ensure your results are long-lasting.
Most patients experience only mild to moderate pain and discomfort following their liposuction procedure, which can be well managed with pain medication prescribed by Dr. Gabriel, but typically is not needed.
The scars resulting from liposuction are minimal. As an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Gabriel will take great care to ensure your scars are as inconspicuous as possible – they are very small incisions and barely noticeable, if at all.
Dr. Gabriel advises that all of his patients are up and walking the day of their surgery. It is important that you give your body the time it needs to begin the healing process before you engage in more vigorous activities. Most patients find they can begin to resume their normal activities after about two weeks.
How can I get started withliposuction?
Patients in the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA area who are interested in learning more about whether liposuction is appropriate for their cosmetic goals should contact Dr. Gabriel today to schedule a confidential consultation.
During this initial meeting, Dr. Gabriel will perform a physical examination as well as an in-depth review of your medical and surgical history. He will also inquire as to any medications you might be currently taking.
For some of the best results, Dr. Gabriel sets aside ample time to answer all your questions in detail, as he believes an educated client has the greatest chance at a successful, satisfying procedure. He will address costs, financing and insurance; risks and benefits; recovery and downtime; and what you can expect from your final outcome.
What procedures can be combined with liposuction?
Since liposuction can strategically slim and sculpt the body’s contours, it is well paired with many surgical procedures to enhance your outcome and create a seamless and natural-looking result. Liposuction is often used in breast surgery as well as gynecomastia treatment for men. Excess fat can be trimmed from the chest and the bra rolls, delivering a streamlined appearance.
Liposuction is used in conjunction with abdominoplasty as well. During a tummy tuck, loose skin is tightened and the six pack muscles are drawn taut. Liposuction can be used to suction out the unwanted fat in the belly at the same time, which leads to a flat, toned abdomen free from bumps and bulges.
Breast surgery and abdominoplasty are not the only procedures that can be performed in tandem with liposuction, however. Lipo can be used with a thigh lift, a body lift, a butt lift or a facelift. By combining plastic surgery and liposuction, the client is offered a whole new world of wardrobe options and a new level of self-confidence in facing the world.
Anyone choosing to undergo liposuction combined with another cosmetic procedure will need to first discuss their options with the doctor during a private consultation, as not everyone will be a candidate. For instance, in some patients, liposuction on its own will be enough to accomplish the primary body sculpting goals. Dr. Gabriel’s integrity demands that he never suggest a procedure he doesn’t wholeheartedly believe is in the client’s best interest.
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