- Smartlipo™ uses a tiny laser inserted through the cannula to melt the targeted areas of fat, making them easier to remove from the body.
- VASER® LipoSelection® transmits ultrasound energy through the cannula to liquefy the fat, allowing it to be easily suctioned out of the body.
- Body-Jet® dislodges fat cells with a gentle fluid spray. This technique is an alternative to tumescent liposuction.
- Cellulaze™ reduces the appearance of cellulite by using a special laser to liquefy fat while releasing the fibrous bands of underlying tissue that give skin its dimpled appearance.
In spite of regular exercise and a healthful diet, pockets of unwanted fat can remain on isolated areas of the body like the thighs, hips, abdomen, or chin. Dr. Daryl Hoffman offers tumescent liposuction for San Jose, Palo Alto, Los Gatos and other Bay Area residents as a way to effectively sculpt and improve their body contours.
A board-certified, Stanford-trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Hoffman works closely with his patients to determine which type of procedure would best address their needs and concerns. To find out more about the available options, request your consultation online or call us at (650) 325-1118 (Palo Alto) or (408) 292-1118 (Los Gatos) to schedule your appointment.
Before & After Photos
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During tumescent liposuction surgery, also called traditional liposuction, the patient is usually awake with local anesthesia. The treatment areas are initially injected with a large volume of tumescent solution to control pain, inhibit bleeding, and saturate the fat tissue. The unwanted fat is then suctioned out of the body through a thin, hollow tube called a cannula, which is inserted into the body through tiny incisions.
Dr. Hoffman offers advanced liposuction techniques that reduce discomfort and recovery time from tumescent liposuction alone. He offers the following popular liposuction enhancement options:
Liposuction should not be used as a weight loss method; it is most effective for patients who are at or near their ideal weight. Men and women who have good skin elasticity achieve optimum results because their skin is able to conform to their improved, slimmer shape without wrinkling or sagging.
Dr. Hoffman commonly uses liposuction to enhance other cosmetic surgery procedures, such as a tummy tuck, breast reduction, or a facelift. During their private consultation, patients are given the opportunity to discuss their cosmetic goals, ask questions, and express their concerns. In many cases, women will choose to add procedures such as a breast lift or have breast augmentation with breast implants to achieve full-body enhancement. Dr. Hoffman will then propose a unique combination of procedures that will most closely provide the desired improvements.
Recovery and Results
After your liposuction procedure, treated areas will be wrapped in compression garments to reduce swelling and bruising, and to encourage contoured results. Most patients can resume light activity within the first week after their procedure and more strenuous activity after about 3 to 4 weeks.
Patients will begin to notice the improvements from liposuction surgery almost immediately, although there will likely be mild swelling and bruising which lasts for a few weeks. Liposuction removes fat cells which do not grow back, so results are permanent in the sense that any future weight gain will be concentrated in untreated areas. Patients who eat sensibly and exercise regularly can maintain their improved shape for many years.
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