About Our Liposuction and Liposculpting Procedures
Liposuction, which is often used along with other plastic/cosmetic surgery procedures, removes pockets of fat from troublesome areas such as the thighs, hips, stomach, love handles and upper arms. Body contouring with liposculpting at the Plastic Surgery Institute of California is designed to remove excess fat from specific areas of the body, reshaping the silhouette. Board-certified plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgeons Dr. Mazin Al Hakeem and Dr. Eric C. Hu are regarded as expert providers of body contouring with liposuction in Orange County.
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Who Is a Good Candidate?
The ideal candidates for liposuction and liposculpting are individuals who are in good overall health and have realistic expectation. Candidates must be at or near their ideal body weight with excess fat that is resistant to diet and exercise.
A liposuction consultation is the first step on the journey toward the sculpted contours you’ve always envisioned. The board-certified experts at the Plastic Surgery Institute of California, renowned for their surgical expertise and personalized approach, will listen to your needs and then tailor a strategy to achieve your aesthetic goals.
What to Expect During Liposuction and Liposculpting
The process begins with small strategically placed incisions, through which a thin tube called a cannula is gently introduced. Targeted fat cells are carefully extracted, allowing for the harmonious restoration of your body’s natural lines. During liposculpting, the doctor uses specialized techniques not only to remove unwanted fat but to also enhances curves, symmetry, and proportions.
Recovery After Liposuction
During the recovery period following liposuction, swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort are to be expected, but these gradually diminish over a week or so. A compression garment will be recommended to minimize downtime and support your newly contoured shape.
While individual experiences vary, most patients can resume light activities within a few days and return to work within a week. As your body heals, you’ll witness the gradual unveiling of your sculpted results, which continue to refine over several weeks.
Dr. Mazin Al-Hakeem
“I just had to send you a lil’ note of special “thanks.” Everyday I look at my nose & see the progress “I love it!!” And my legs & waist are totally shaping up. You do wonderful work and will be recommending you to everyone. Thank you once again.”
“I have been so happy with the overall care I have already started to recommend the center. Being a single mother of two I was really scared of the surgery, but I am so happy with everything. Thank you so much!!!!”
“Thanks to everyone in your surgical center for making my surgery experience an excellent one. My daughter had a procedure done at AHCG and my sister is also having her surgery here in January. Keep up the GREAT JOB.”
“My experience was awesome, the girls that answer the phones are amazing they always answered my questions with no problem, very courteous and polite. My surgeon was very helpful with answering questions and the whole procedure. Thanks for a great experience.”