To Our Valued Patients
 
We have temporarily closed our office in order to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to keep our patients and staff safe. Patients who have appointments on March 18 who we were unable to reach in time to cancel, will be accommodated. We hope to reopen on March 30, 2020. We will be closely monitoring this evolving situation and will keep you informed of any changes via email, Facebook, Instagram and our website.
 
Limited staff will be available in the office for any urgent concerns or medication refills, M – F from 9-3:00 pm. In the meantime, we are continuing to explore the options for tele-dermatology appointments for patients with urgent concerns who don’t wish to travel to the office.
 
We appreciate your patience during this difficult time. Our priority is and always will be the health and welfare of our staff, loved ones, each and every one of you, and our community as a whole.
 
Stay well,
 
Drs. Calkin and Boudreaux and the entire CB Team
cosmetic procedures

Liposuction Surgery in Sacramento, California

What is Liposuction?

The most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the US, liposuction sculpts the body by removing undesirable fat that has not responded to diet and exercise from areas such as the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, chin, cheeks, neck and upper arms. Local anesthesia or general anesthesia may be used, and the procedure can last anywhere from one to five hours depending on the amount of fat being removed.

What is the Liposuction Procedure?

There are several different methods surgeons use when performing liposuction, including ultrasound-assisted lipectomy (UAL) and suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL). In both types, fluid is injected into the area to be treated. Then a tiny incision is made in as inconspicuous a place as possible, and a cannula (small tube) breaks up the fat layer and suctions it out.

Recovery From Liposuction

After liposuction, patients experience mild swelling, bruising and discomfort in the treated area. Compression garments or elastic bandages are typically worn to help reduce these symptoms as the area heals. Patients can return to work and other regular activities as soon as they feel comfortable, which is usually after a few days. Exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for a few weeks.

Risks Of Liposuction

In addition to the usual risks associated with surgery, risks associated with liposuction include the following:

  • Loose or rippled skin
  • Worsening of cellulite
  • Asymmetry
  • Contour irregularities
  • Pigmentation irregularities

When large amounts of fat are removed, surgery to remove excess skin may be necessary.

Results Of Liposuction

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Results of the liposuction procedure may not be apparent until swelling and bruising subside, which usually takes a week; swelling should completely subside within a few months. Incisions are rarely sutured, and scarring is almost nonexistent, because the incisions used for the cannula are so small. The results of liposuction are long-lasting, unless a substantial amount of weight is gained.

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