Since its introduction in the 1980s, liposuction has become one of the most common plastic surgery procedures.
When performed by a board certified plastic surgeon in Santa Barbara such as Dr. Lowenstein, you can be assured of not only the best results but also the safest procedures. Liposuction has been the subject of so much marketing and has had so much media presence that getting the right information can be difficult. In Santa Barbara, Dr. Lowenstein performs liposuction to help sculpt and shape the body in a manner to create a beautiful, natural appearing contour to your body. The use of liposuction by an experienced Board Certified plastic surgeon.can provide a smooth and attractive shape, while avoiding some of the concerning irregularities that are seen following liposuction in excessively aggressive or inexperienced hands.
When performing liposuction in Santa Barbara, Dr. Lowenstein starts with an injection of special solution made to help not only with pain control, but also to help prevent unwanted bleeding. The liposuction itself is performed using a “crosshatching” technique in which the liposuction cannulas (the tube- like instruments used for liposuction) are introduced in different directions to avoid a wavy and irregular postoperative appearance. This crosshatch technique helps create a smooth and natural outcome. Liposuction is performed for both the deep and superficial fat, though the thin layer of fat just under the surface of the skin is best retained to ensure good blood flow to the skin and healing to the underlying tissue. A smooth, non-operated look is the goal with all of Dr. Lowenstein’s patients, and his Santa Barbara liposuction patients are no exception.
Because the treatment of excess fat on the body is one of the most requested plastic surgery procedures in Santa Barbara, Dr. Lowenstein has one of the busiest body contouring practices on the west coast. In an effort to provide the best options for all of his patients seeking liposuction in Santa Barbara, Dr. Lowenstein has both operative and non-operative treatments to provide fat reduction. Having multiple modalities including both operative liposuction and non-operative CoolSculpting and Ultherapy, Dr. Lowenstein is uniquely able to recommend the optimal treatment for all of his body contouring patients.
Candidates for Liposuction
Popular areas for liposuction in Santa Barbara include the abdomen, the flanks, the buttocks, and the thighs. Liposuction can additionally be utilized in the arms, knees, neck, chest, and sides of the breast. Liposuction is often performed in men as well as well as women. It is important to remember that liposuction is not a means of weight loss, nor a substitute for a good diet and exercise.