the last year Dr. Alavi has
performed liposuction on over
2000 areas. He uses the tumescent
technique with micro-cannulas
using Power-assisted Liposuction.
This allows for better results,
less bruising and discomfort,
and faster recovery. If you are
a good candidate for the procedure,
the results can be truly amazing!
liposuction has been shown
to successfully remove unwanted
fat in all areas of the body more
efficiently with a faster healing
time than traditional liposuction.
Recently appraises for this technique
have been seen in Self-magazine, CBS News, FOX News, Webmd, iVillage Health,
and many other news sources.
"power" in power-assisted
liposuction refers to the advanced
instruments used to perform the
surgery. Traditional liposuction
is performed manually by using
a thin stainless steel suction
cannula that is pushed vigorously
through the fatty tissue by the
surgeon to extract excess fat.
Power-assisted liposuction uses
a mechanical micro-cannula, which
removes fattty tissue by a reciprocating
motion of only several millimeters.
This motion is typically at a
rate of 4000 movements per minute.
This micro movement of the cannula
in power-assisted liposuction
allows for the body fat to be
removed in a significantly safer,
faster, and less traumatic way
than could ever be achieved manually
by pumping a cannula back and
forth. In a multi-center study
performed at the Juva Skin &
Laser Center, it was found that
power liposuction was more
precise and took 40% less
time to be performed. There
was also a 50% reduction in
post-operative pain as well
as 40% reduction in bruising
and swelling. The recovery
period is almost half the time
with Power Liposuction as
compared to the traditional procedure.
In Power liposuction the procedure
can take 30 minutes to 2 hours.
A motorized micro-cannula removes
body fat, thus the procedure is
very gentle, and the patient feels
significantly less pain.
Many patients compare the sensation
to receiving a massage. This revolutionary
approach, allows our patients
to be completely awake or lightly
sedated during this procedure.
This is a much safer approach
than the traditional procedure
performed which is under general
anesthesia. Power Liposuction
is much more precise than
the traditional liposuction, therefore
the need for touch-up procedures
is unlikely. This improvement
in technology allows Dr Alavi
to truly sculpt the body safely
with this fine instrument. The
majority of our patients take
off only the day after the procedure
and then return to work the following
day. Most people can resume their
normal exercise regimen two weeks
after the procedure.
Dr. Alavi uses the tumescent technique
with micro-cannulas. This allows
for better results, less bruising
and discomfort, and faster recovery.
If you are a good candidate for
the procedure, the results can
be truly amazing!
number of fat cells in an adult
is said to be constant. When weight
is gained, those fat cells simply
grow. If an area such as the flanks,
hips, buttocks or thighs have
excess numbers of fat cells as
compared to the rest of the body,
these areas will always be out
of proportion. Liposuction permanently
removes these excess fat cells.
While this is not a protection
against generalized weight gain,
the area that has been suctioned
will remain proportionately smaller
procedure takes from 30 minutes
to three hours
and is done on an outpatient basis.
Down time is usually only a few