Using liposuction, Renuance Cosmetic Surgery Center can remove fat from nearly any feature of your body. Some of the most common areas that our Riverside County patients target include:

  • The belly, hips, and thighs.
  • Beneath the chin and along the jawline.
  • Around the bra strap and armpits.
  • The knees and calves.

With liposuction, our board-certified surgeons can remove up to 90% of an area’s fat, depending on the patient’s specific needs. We can also combine liposuction with fat grafting procedures to diminish facial wrinkles or increase the size of the buttocks.

Reasons to Consider Liposuction

Treatment may be an ideal solution if you are in good shape but have body features that don’t slim down despite diet and exercise.

One of the most common questions that Riverside County patients ask our surgeons during their initial consultation is whether the fat will come back. The answer is that after treatment, those fat cells will be gone for good. As long as you maintain a healthy weight, you should continue to enjoy the benefits of your procedure: a firmer, fitter appearance.

Many of our Riverside County patients find that liposuction gets them past the obstacles that have made overall weight loss difficult. While liposuction is a body contouring procedure and not meant for losing weight, patients tell us that seeing their new figure motivates them to work out harder and follow their diet more closely.

Your Options with Liposuction

During your initial consultation at Renuance, your surgeon will perform an examination, discuss the areas you want to target, and determine the amount of fat you’d like to remove.

This last decision will depend in part on the quality of your skin. Liposuction is a balance of removing enough fat to slim down your features while keeping your skin naturally firm. Our surgeons bring years of experience to each patient’s care, and we can advise you about these and other factors.

Liposuction patients can opt to use the fat that their surgeon removes for:

  • Wrinkle reduction. After treating and filtering the fat, your surgeon can inject it into facial lines and areas of volume loss. This is a great way to rejuvenate features such as the cheeks, lips, and brow.
  • Brazilian butt lift. Riverside County patients who want a fuller figure can have the fat injected into their buttocks, increase their size and projection.

Unlike traditional dermal fillers, all-natural fat is permanent and does not require retreatment. This means that you can enjoy the benefits for years to come if you decide to combine liposuction with these procedures.

Your Experience with Liposuction

On the day of your surgery, you’ll return to Renuance and meet with your nurse and doctor, who will answer any questions you have and help you get ready for the procedure. Your liposuction will take place in our AAAASF-certified surgery center. Most patients will receive general anesthesia. During liposuction:

  • Your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will make a tiny incision and introduce a tumescent solution.
  • The surgeon will loosen and suction away fat from the site.
  • If you are having a treatment for wrinkle reduction or a Brazilian butt lift procedure, the surgeon will filter and inject the fat where it is needed.

Typically, Riverside County patients will rest for an hour at the practice before getting a ride home with a responsible adult.

The recovery from liposuction is relatively simple since the surgeon will only be making very small incisions. Our doctors will also use expert, gentle techniques to loosen and remove the fat. Patients often describe it as a sensation that’s similar to recovering from a big bruise.

Expect to use pain medication for about one week. After this time, you should be fully recovered and able to see the results from liposuction: more tightly contoured features and a firmer, fitter appearance.

Liposuction FAQs

  • How Can Liposuction Improve My Silhouette?

    Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure designed to help patients who are at or very close to their goal weight remove stubborn fatty deposits that don’t respond to a healthy diet and exercise routine. Patients in Riverside County who have these excess pockets of fat on their abdomen, hips, flanks, backs, and arms are typically able to improve their silhouette with this procedure.

     Liposuction can also be performed on other areas of the body, such as the knees, ankles, and underneath the chin to remove the appearance of a double chin.

  • How Much Fat is Removed with Liposuction?

    A single liposuction procedure can safely remove about 5 liters (or 12 pounds) of fat from a Riverside County patient’s body. As such, it isn’t a weight loss procedure and should be reserved only for patients who are at or very close to their goal weight, but have pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet or exercise.

     Still, saying “Goodbye!” to 12 pounds of fat can make a huge difference in your appearance and silhouette. If you have areas of fat on your body that don’t respond to your healthy lifestyle, talk to our doctors about your concerns and goals for liposuction to see what realistic results you may be able to achieve.

Get rid of unwanted fat from nearly any area of your body. Contact Renuance online or by phone for an appointment in Riverside County.