For many people, a healthy diet and regular exercise are simply not enough to eliminate localized deposits of fat and cellulite. Pockets of fat around the thighs, buttocks, lower abdomen, upper arms, face, and neck can be especially stubborn, and people may be hard-pressed to find a diet and exercise regimen that targets those specific areas. However, liposuction, performed by Dr. Kamran Khoobehi at his New Orleans, Louisiana-area practice, can be used to remove excess fat and cellulite from targeted parts of the body. Contact our practice today to learn more about the benefits of liposuction.
While liposuction can be used to help patients recontour their bodies, it is not intended to serve as a form of weight loss surgery. Ideal candidates for the procedure are people of normal weight who are seeking to eliminate specific pockets of fat and areas of cellulite that have not responded to dieting and exercise. Because liposuction cannot be used to remove large amounts of fat, the procedure is not recommended for those who are overweight or obese. Candidates should also be in good general health, as is the case with most other invasive surgeries.
In addition, liposuction can be performed in conjunction with other procedures, including tummy tuck and body lift surgeries, for more comprehensive body contouring. To determine whether you are a suitable candidate for liposuction, contact our New Orleans, Louisiana-area practice today and schedule a consultation.
During the liposuction procedure, Dr. Khoobehi places the patient under anesthesia. He creates a tiny incision at the liposuction site and inserts a small suction tube, called a cannula. Dr. Khoobehi then moves the cannula back and forth, simultaneously breaking up fat cells and suctioning them out with the cannula. In the interest of safety, Dr. Khoobehi limits the amount of fat that will be removed in a single procedure.
Many patients opt to undergo liposuction at our New Orleans, Louisiana-area practice because of the relatively short recovery time it requires. Those who have undergone liposuction are usually able to return to work within a week of the procedure. Most patients experience some degree of postoperative pain; light physical activity such as walking around is typically enough to allay the pain. In cases of moderate to major discomfort, Dr. Khoobehi will prescribe pain killers.
As the skin slowly tightens over the area of treatment, patients will be able to notice their recontoured figures. Optimal results become apparent a few months after the liposuction procedure.
SmartLipo ™ laser liposuction is a procedure that offers the benefits of traditional liposuction with a shorter recovery period and less post-operative discomfort. Unlike the cannula that is used in regular liposuction procedures, the SmartLipo ™ cannula contains a laser fiber. The laser emits low-level heat energy that breaks up and liquefies fat deposits, enabling Dr. Khoobehi to remove excess fat safely and quickly.
In addition to its ability to help shape body contours, SmartLipo ™ laser liposuction can also be performed to tone and firm sagging skin, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance. To find out whether you are a candidate for regular liposuction or SmartLipo ™ laser liposuction, please contact our practice today.
Liposuction can drastically improve the contours of a patient's body when dieting and exercise fail to do away with areas of excess fat and cellulite. Dr. Kamran Khoobehi has saved thousands of patients from ongoing frustration by safely and successfully helping them achieve a slimmer, sleeker body contour with liposuction. Contact our New Orleans, Louisiana-area practice to schedule a consultation today.
Learn more about liposuction by contacting our New Orleans, Louisiana-area practice today.
Kamran Khoobehi, M.D.
3901 Veterans Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002