Dr. Giorgio Fischer, a gynecologist from Italy, was one of the original pioneers of liposuction in 1974. By 1978, the procedure was developed further by two French doctors, Fournier and Illouz. Although liposuction was becoming popular, patients complained of undesirable rippling of the skin. There were some cases of excessive bleeding. New techniques for liposuction were developed that involved the use of smaller instruments and local anesthesia. These advances resolved the excessive bleeding issues and problems with depressions in the skin.
During the past decade, liposuction has benefited from several new advances. One technique that is commonly used by Dr. Agha and most other Plastic Surgeons is called “tumescent liposuction.” This technique involves injecting a medicated solution into fatty areas before the fat removal process. The fluid contains a salt solution, lidocaine (local anesthetic), and epinephrine. Epinephrine is a drug that contracts blood vessels and reduces blood loss from liposuction procedures. As a result of all these technological advancements, recovery time has been diminished over the past decade and treatment outcomes have been much improved. In addition, there are now sophisticated non-surgical body sculpting procedures for patients who may be averse to surgery, such as Coolsculpting.
Today, Board Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Agha performs the tumescent technique of liposuction along with ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL) for select patients at his Southern California practice. Both liposuction and ultrasonic liposuction are extremely effective as standalone procedures. By combining both it is possible to achieve a more comprehensive body-contouring plan.
Dr. Agha is a liposuction and body contouring expert. Would you like to find out if you qualify for liposuction? Please call (949) 644-2442 to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Agha in his Newport Beach Plastic Surgery Body Contouring Center. During your consultation he can explain the benefits of liposuction and the recovery from liposuction cosmetic surgery.