What is Liposuction?

Liposuction, also known as suction-assisted lipectomy, is a surgical procedure designed to target and remove unwanted fat deposits from specific areas of the body. Popular locations for fat removal include:

  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Flanks
  • Thighs
  • Ankles 
  • And more!

Liposuction in San Diego provides a targeted solution to sculpt the body and enhance contours. At Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa, we specialize in liposuction as a key component of comprehensive body contouring procedures.

Women commonly opt for liposuction on areas such as the hips, thighs, buttocks, stomach, and underarms. For men, popular sites include under the chin and around the waist. Liposuction is also utilized in reducing enlarged male breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia. While it doesn't address cellulite, liposuction is an effective method for localized fat removal that is resistant to diet and exercise.

Before & After The Liposuction Procedure

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How Liposuction Works

The liposuction process commences with a small incision made by your Changes surgeon. A hollow tube, known as a cannula, is then inserted through the incision. To ease the procedure, a fluid called "Tumescence" is injected into the treatment area, containing medication to minimize pain and bruising. 

The surgeon skillfully navigates the cannula to remove the desired amount of fat, sculpting the body with precision. The entire process demands an artistic eye and a sense of beauty, qualities exemplified by the Changes surgical team.

Innovative Liposuction Techniques at Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa

Changes Rapid Lipo

Our revolutionary Changes Rapid Lipo technique employs vibratory technology, allowing the cannula (a surgical tool that resembles a thin tube) to navigate through tissues with minimal trauma. This less painful approach significantly reduces bruising and swelling and accelerates the recovery process. Changes Rapid Lipo is performed in an office setting using only local anesthesia, ensuring a comfortable experience for our patients.

Rapid lipo effectively addresses localized fat concerns under local anesthesia, providing simplicity and affordability compared to alternative methods, and is an ideal choice for areas like the inner and outer thighs, upper arms, abdomen, and even under the chin.

Ultrasound-assisted Liposuction (UAL)

Ideal for removing fat around the upper abdomen, back, and sides, UAL employs ultrasound to liquefy fat before removal. This technique minimizes blood loss and bruising, ensuring a smoother outcome.

During an in-depth consultation with your surgeon, your personalized treatment plan will be tailored to your unique needs. One of the benefits of choosing one of our expert surgeons is their knowledge of the latest and best technologies and surgical techniques, allowing them to pinpoint what will work best for your unique case.

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Revel in Your Transformation

Full results of liposuction in San Diego are typically visible within one to three months, offering a lasting enhancement to your body contours. The removed fat cells do not return, providing a long-term solution to targeted fat reduction.


Recovery from liposuction is a gradual process. Walking as soon as possible is encouraged to prevent blood clots, while more strenuous activities should be avoided for two to four weeks.

Bruising, numbness, and bumpiness are common side effects that subside within six months post-treatment.

Fat Grafting for Better Sculpting

Fat grafting, a technique celebrated for its versatility, can augment the breasts or enhance the buttocks, highlighting just a couple of its many applications. It adeptly achieves a natural increase in volume by repurposing the patient's own tissue, ensuring a result that is both personalized and seamlessly integrated with the body's contours.

Reveal Your Most Confident Self

The Changes surgical team exemplifies expertise and precision in liposuction procedures. With a wealth of knowledge in anatomy and various surgical techniques, they ensure a meticulously planned and executed liposuction experience.

Are you ready to embrace a new, sculpted version of yourself at our luxurious beachside offices? Contact Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa today to embark on your liposuction journey with the trusted leaders in San Diego.

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