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Sculpt Your Ideal Body Contours

Liposuction

At Blackhawk Plastic Surgery, we offer cutting-edge liposuction techniques to help you achieve your desired body contours and minimize recovery times. Say goodbye to stubborn fat deposits and embrace a more confident you with liposuction.

Sculpt Your Ideal Body Contours

Liposuction

At Blackhawk Plastic Surgery, we offer cutting-edge liposuction techniques to help you achieve your desired body contours.

Our advanced procedures minimize recovery times and maximize control over outcomes. Say goodbye to stubborn fat deposits and embrace a more confident you with our liposuction solutions.

Transformative Body Contouring

Transformative Body Contouring

Liposuction is an FDA-approved and highly sought-after body contouring procedure --because it works.

Our practice employs state-of-the-art techniques that yield immediate slimming results, which only improve over time. The fat cells removed during liposuction are permanently eliminated from the body, ensuring long-lasting outcomes.

Not only does liposuction eliminate unwanted fat, but it also enables our board-certified plastic surgeon to sculpt your body into your ideal shape. This procedure is highly customizable, catering to the unique goals and contours of both male and female patients.

The Liposuction Procedure

The Liposuction Procedure

At Blackhawk Plastic Surgery, we have refined traditional liposuction techniques to achieve optimal sculpted results while minimizing recovery times.

The procedure involves making a few small incisions through which tumescent fluid is introduced to the treatment site. The tumescent fluid helps break up the fat cells, making them easier to remove. Dr. Ronan meticulously sculpts your body to achieve your desired contours.

Recovery from traditional liposuction typically takes just a few days, allowing most patients to resume their usual activities comfortably within a short period of time.

Versatile Body Sculpting

Our experienced plastic surgeons can address various areas of the body with liposuction, including:

  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Chest (for both males and females)
  • Back
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Love Handles
  • Buttocks
  • Inner & Outer Thighs
  • Calves

If you’re considering liposuction alone or in combination with another procedure, our complimentary consultations are tailored to discuss your goals and review potential surgical outcomes.

The Benefits of Liposuction

Liposuction offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Removal of unwanted fat from various body parts
  • Slimming and contouring the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, calves, ankles, breasts, arms, back, and neck
  • Enhancing the results of other procedures such as neck lifts, breast reduction, and body contouring

Who Are the Ideal Candidates for Liposuction?

Ideal candidates for liposuction are individuals who have achieved a stable weight and completed the majority of their weight loss journey. Liposuction is not a weight-loss solution but rather a body contouring option for those struggling with persistent fat deposits. Candidates should be in overall good health, non-smokers, and open to the potential outcomes of cosmetic procedures.

During your consultation, we will evaluate your health, discuss your cosmetic goals, and determine if liposuction is the right choice for you.

REAL PATIENT TESTIMONIAL

REAL PATIENT TESTIMONIAL

Patient Reviews Experience

DR. STEPHAN RONAN

Consultation for Liposuction at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery

When you visit Blackhawk Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ronan will perform a physical exam, review your health profile, and discuss the goals for your appearance. He will ensure that liposuction is the safest and most appropriate method to achieve your desired body contours.

We encourage open communication, so feel free to ask any questions or express any concerns you may have. We are dedicated to providing personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique goals and physique.

Outstanding Results to Sustainable Beauty

After liposuction, you will notice immediate slimming in the treated area, with patients first noticing their results while in their garment upon returning home from surgery.

The expected swelling will taper off over the course of 3 to 6 months following surgery, with nearly 75% of the swelling gone by 6 weeks.

To maintain the results of your liposuction procedure for years to come, it is important to maintain an active lifestyle and a balanced diet.

Outstanding Results to Sustainable Beauty

Outstanding Results, Sustainable Beauty.

After liposuction, you will notice immediate slimming in the treated area, with patients first noticing their results while in their garment upon returning home from surgery.

The expected swelling will taper off over the course of 3 to 6 months following surgery, with nearly 75% of the swelling gone by 6 weeks.

To maintain the results of your liposuction procedure for years to come, it is important to maintain an active lifestyle and a balanced diet.

Common Areas for Liposuction

Through Liposuction and Recovery

Through Liposuction and Recovery

Liposuction can be performed with local or general anesthesia, depending on the treated areas. The procedure involves making small incisions near the targeted area and using a cannula attached to a vacuum device to break up and remove excess fat. Incisions are closed with sutures.

Following the procedure, a compression garment will be applied to keep swelling to a minimum and provide comfort as your body heals.

You will return home the same day as your surgery.

Some discomfort, tenderness, bruising, and redness in the treated areas are normal during the initial recovery period. We provide medication to manage any discomfort, and swelling may obscure the final results for a few weeks.

It’s essential to get plenty of rest in the first few days and gradually resume normal activities within 10 days. Rigorous activities should be avoided for several weeks.

As with any surgical procedure, liposuction carries certain risks, including infection, blood clots, hematoma, seroma, nerve damage, excessive swelling, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. During your visit to our office, we will discuss these risks in detail to ensure you are fully informed.

If you are interested in liposuction, we invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Ronan at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery. Our compassionate and knowledgeable staff will ensure you receive the highest quality care and provide answers to any questions you may have.

We serve patients in Danville, California and the surrounding areas, including San Ramon, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, and more. Contact us to schedule your visit today.

STEPHEN J. RONAN, MD FACS

An award-winning plastic surgeon performing thousands of surgery procedures every year in the Blackhawk Surgery Center, Stephen J. Ronan MD FACS, has been named one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America by the nation’s leading providers of information on doctors. He was also voted Best in The Bay, and one of the Top 3 Hair Restoration Surgeons in America 2015, by Aesthetic Everything Beauty Network, a panel of industry leaders and fellow surgeons.

STEPHEN J. RONAN, MD FACS

An award-winning plastic surgeon performing thousands of surgery procedures every year in the Blackhawk Surgery Center, Stephen J. Ronan MD FACS, has been named one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America by the nation’s leading providers of information on doctors. He was also voted Best in The Bay, and one of the Top 3 Hair Restoration Surgeons in America 2015, by Aesthetic Everything Beauty Network, a panel of industry leaders and fellow surgeons.

Your Liposuction procedure will be performed in Dr. Ronan’s surgery center located in Danville.

Frequently Asked Questions: Liposuction

What Can I Expect From a Liposuction Procedure?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat from specific areas of the body using a cannula inserted through small incisions. It is performed under general or local anesthesia. After the procedure, patients wear compression garments to control swelling and support the treated areas. Discomfort, swelling, and bruising are common but manageable with pain medication.

Am I a Suitable Candidate for Liposuction?

The ideal candidate for liposuction is typically someone who has localized areas of excess fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise. They should be in good overall health, with stable body weight, and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure. It is crucial for candidates to be non-smokers or willing to quit smoking before the procedure, as smoking can significantly impair the healing process. Consulting with a qualified plastic surgeon is essential to determine if liposuction is the right choice for the specific goals and desires looking to be met.

How Is Liposuction Different From Other Body Contouring Procedures?

Liposuction specifically targets and removes fat cells in stubborn areas, while other procedures might focus on skin tightening or removing excessive or lax skin. Each body contouring procedure has its own benefits, limitations and requirements needed during recovery. Dr. Ronan’s professional opinion will guide you in which procedure(s) are appropriate based on your anatomical shape and desired outcomes.

What Areas of My Body Can Liposuction Treat?

Multiple areas can be treated at the same time as liposuction targets various areas of the body where an accumulation of excess fat is present. The most commonly treated areas include the abdomen, hips, waist, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, back, chest, neck and chin. The suitability of specific areas may depend on several factors, such as the elasticity of skin and the patient’s unique characteristics.

How Long Does the Procedure Take, and What is the Recovery Time?

The duration of a liposuction procedure can vary based on the extent of treatment, typically lasting between one to several hours. Recovery time varies among individuals but generally involves swelling, bruising, and soreness in the treated areas for the first few days. Most patients can resume light activities within a week, with a gradual reduction in swelling and bruising over several weeks. Final results may take several months to fully present, and adherence to our post-operative care instructions is important for optimal outcomes.

What Kind of Results Can I Expect From Liposuction?

Liposuction can provide noticeable improvements in body contour and shape by effectively removing excess fat deposits. It enhances body proportions, creates smoother lines, and improves overall body symmetry. The results are typically long-lasting, allowing for increased clothing options and improved self-image. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial for preserving the outcomes.

Are the Results of Liposuction Permanent?

The results of liposuction are considered relatively long-lasting, as the procedure permanently removes fat cells from treated areas. However, maintaining a stable weight and adopting a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and a balanced diet is imperative for preserving the outcomes over the long term. Individual experiences may vary, and factors such as aging and weight fluctuations can affect the results. During your visit at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery we can provide personalized guidance on how to optimize and maintain the benefits of liposuction.

What Are the Potential Risks and Complications of Liposuction?

Liposuction, like any surgical procedure, carries potential risks and complications. These can include infection, bleeding, fluid accumulation, irregular contours or asymmetry, changes in sensation, skin irregularities, and anesthesia complications. While most patients undergo liposuction without serious issues, choosing an experienced surgeon can help minimize risks and increase the chances of a successful outcome.

How Can I Prepare for My Liposuction Procedure?

To prepare for your liposuction procedure, it’s important to understand the procedure, and potential outcomes, and follow pre-operative instructions. Arrange for someone to assist you and provide transportation on the day of the procedure. Create a comfortable recovery space at home and plan for time off work or other responsibilities. Follow fasting instructions for the morning of surgery provided by your surgeon and communicate any health changes or concerns. By following these steps, you can better prepare yourself for a successful liposuction experience.

What Kind of Anesthesia is Used During Liposuction?

The specific type of anesthesia used depends on the extent of the procedure, patient preferences, and Dr. Ronan’s recommendation. Local anesthesia keeps the patient awake but numbs the treatment area, while IV sedation induces deep relaxation and sedation. General anesthesia renders the patient unconscious throughout the procedure. The choice of anesthesia is determined during the consultation, considering factors such as the procedure’s extent and the patient’s medical history.

Can Liposuction Be Combined with Other Procedures?

Liposuction can be combined with other cosmetic procedures such as a tummy tuck, breast augmentations or reductions, Brazilian butt lift, and facial procedures. Combining liposuction with these procedures can provide more comprehensive and transformative results, addressing multiple areas of concern. When considering fat grafting surgery, liposuction is used before transferring fat to the desired area.

What’s the Difference Between Liposuction and Non-Invasive Fat Removal Techniques?

Liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure that removes excess fat through incisions and suction, providing significant body contouring results. Non-invasive fat removal techniques, on the other hand, use external methods like heat, freezing, or ultrasound to target and reduce fat without surgery or incisions. Non-invasive techniques are typically suitable for mild to moderate fat reduction, require no anesthesia, and have minimal downtime. Liposuction can remove larger volumes of fat and offers more immediate and dramatic results but requires anesthesia and a longer recovery period. The choice between the two depends on individual goals, fat reduction needs, and preference for invasiveness.

How Will Liposuction Impact My Skin Elasticity?

The impact of liposuction on skin elasticity varies depending on factors such as the individual’s skin quality, the amount of fat being removed, and the body’s ability to regenerate collagen and elastin. Liposuction is generally more effective for individuals with good skin elasticity, as the skin can naturally contract and conform to the new contours of the body. However, those with poor skin elasticity may experience less skin retraction and a higher risk of sagging or loose skin after the procedure. Additional surgical procedures like a tummy tuck or body lift may be recommended in such cases. Maintaining a stable weight and leading a healthy lifestyle can also support skin health and optimize results.

What Factors Can Influence the Cost of Liposuction?

The cost of liposuction can be influenced by various factors, including the treatment area, technique used, surgeon’s experience and reputation, geographic location, facility fees, anesthesia fees, additional procedures, and pre-and post-operative care. It’s important to consider factors beyond cost alone when choosing a plastic surgeon. During your consultation at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery, a personalized quote will be provided based on your consultation with Dr. Ronan. Openly discussing all aspects, including costs, ensures a clear understanding of the financial commitment involved in liposuction.

What is “Tumescent” Liposuction?

The tumescent technique is a liposuction method that can reduce post operative bruising, swelling and pain. Also, blood loss is minimized during tumescent liposuction due to the effects of the local anesthetic which is used. In the tumescent technique, areas of excess fat are injected with a large amount of anesthetic liquid before liposuction is performed. The liquid causes the compartments of fat to become swollen and firm or “tumesced.” The expanded fat compartments allow the liposuction cannula to travel smoothly beneath the skin as the fat is removed. This can give multiple benefits — extra precision for the surgeon, reduced loss of blood for the patient, and extended pain relief after surgery, which can reduce the need for pain medication immediately after surgery.

Why do patients wear a compression garment after surgery?

After liposuction, swelling is expected. A compression garment helps reduce swelling and helps to reshape the tissue. Many patients see little difference or are even larger during the first week after surgery. The following week, patients usually begin to see results. After 2 months, the patient will be at about 80% of the result. Improvement continues until about 6 months after surgery when all of the swelling should be gone. I usually have patients wear their compression garment for 3 weeks, 24/7 and then 3 weeks during sleep.

Can I still gain weight after Liposuction?

We are born with a certain number of fat cells. During liposuction, fat cells are removed with the surgery. The remaining fat cells get bigger when you get bigger and get smaller when you get smaller. If you maintain your weight, the fat should not come back to the liposuctioned areas. If you put on weight, it will more likely to be distributed more evenly over the body and less likely to go to your ‘trouble zones’.

Will I still have cellulite or rippling after liposuction?

The aim and goal of surgery is to improve one’s appearance as it relates to shape and volume. The degree and the magnitude of one’s cellulite and rippling prior to surgery will affect the post-operative outcome. In mild to moderate cases, the cellulite and rippling is usually improved with the surgery. But, no promises can be made regarding cellulite. Liposuction improves the overall shape of the body in addition to making it smaller.

How much will my post-op appointments cost?

We do not charge for postop visits – you are our patient for life.

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