Liposuction to the Rescue

LiposuctionDue to Americans love of nacho cheese Doritos, we keep getting fatter and fatter. This being the case, there are also growing fat pockets on many people that don’t respond to cutting back on the Doritos or exercise. No wonder liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery most years in this country.

It’s been around quite awhile, but liposuction today is vastly improved over decades past. What used to require full general anesthesia and caused extensive bruising and tissue trauma has evolved into a much more civilized procedure, especially when performed by Dr. Lavey!

First, the goods and the bads

Dr. Lavey won’t perform liposuction on obese patients. He wants patients to be within 10% of their ideal body weight, but irritated by stubborn pockets of body fat that they just can’t get rid of. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure.

If the patient’s fat is mostly below the muscles (especially in the abdomen and neck) liposuction can only provide limited improvement. Liposuction can only access fat that is found on top of the underlying muscles.

Patients who gain weight after liposuction will not only diminish the results of the procedure, but they also have the chance of developing ridges grooves, and lumpiness where they had liposuction.


Dr. Lavey uses the “tumescent,” or “superwet,” liposuction technique. In this technique, a solution of dilute adrenaline and novacaine-like medications are first injected into the fat layer before liposuction to reduce pain, bleeding, and bruising. Dr. Lavey employs a balanced fluid technique to support the patient’s blood pressure and cardiovascular systems. If requested, he can also use ultrasound and laser-assisted liposuction.

Interested in getting rid of those stubborn pockets of fat? Call Dr. Lavey at 925-820-3633 and let’s discuss liposuction.

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