Liposuction in La Jolla, CA

Shumway Cosmetic Surgery, accredited by the Joint Commission and awarded the Gold Seal of Approval which reflects our commitment to excellence and quality patient care, offers liposuction via CelluLaze™ and the SmartLipo® Triplex™ to local residents desiring cosmetic surgery.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure designed to contour the body by removing unwanted fat from areas such as the hips, upper arms, thighs, buttocks, and abdomen. The procedure offers a safe and effective means of getting the body shape you’ve always wanted.

Benefits of Liposuction

A growing number of people are choosing liposuction to improve their body and appearance. It can provide both physical and psychological benefits. Indeed, liposuction is among the world’s most widely used cosmetic surgery procedure due to its safety and how well it works to improve stubborn fat and cellulite. In addition, liposuction can be combined with a number of other self-improvement procedures such as tummy tuck, facelift or breast augmentation.

There are several benefits to liposuction. These include:

  • Removes fat safely and reliably
  • Reduces or improves the appearance of unwanted cellulite
  • Overall improvements in health due to fat loss
  • Improves both your appearance and the way other people think of you
  • Higher self-esteem
  • Can be used to target fat deposits that diet and exercise don’t solve

What Is SmartLipo® Triplex™?

Traditional liposuction procedures get rid of fat, but they can leave behind a lot of loose, unflattering skin. With SmartLipo® Triplex™, a laser fat removal system, you get not only the fat-busting power of liposuction but also enhanced collagen production in the skin. These combined benefits produce firmer, younger-looking skin. Furthermore, patients will find that they’ll take considerably less time to heal after SmartLipo® Triplex™ compared to regular liposuction procedures.

Am I a Candidate?

It’s important to be aware that SmartLipo® Triplex™ is not designed to make patients lose weight. All potential candidates should be in good health and be capable of keeping their weight in a normal range for their height and body structure. The SmartLipo® Triplex™ procedure may be a good choice for you if you’re looking for something minimally invasive without an intensive recovery. Please call today to schedule your private consultation. Dr. Shumway will perform an assessment of your physique and tell you if you’d be a good candidate.

What Happens During SmartLipo® Triplex™?

San Diego liposuction experts at Shumway Cosmetic Surgery in La Jolla.

This liposuction procedure only requires local anesthesia in the targeted area. Afterward, the small SmartLipo® Triplex™ laser is carefully inserted through a small incision in the targeted location. The power of this laser demolishes the fat cells that have plagued you regardless of your healthy lifestyle.

How Fast Will I Heal?

You should spend at least one day resting afterward. You’ll be able to return to your job after two days, the shortest time of any liposuction procedure. If you experience discomfort or pain, taking an over-the-counter pain reliever should help. To control swelling and keep bruising at a minimum, it’s recommended to use cold compresses.

How Will I Look?

You’ll look stunning, even right after the procedure. However, as the swelling disappears over a few days, you’ll notice the results more and more.

What Is CelluLaze™?

CelluLaze™ is a ground-breaking modern laser liposuction system that gets rid of not only fat but also improves cellulite. Cellulite is a net-like tissue that resides in skin’s deepest layers. For many people, it causes the skin in cellulite-rich areas to appear chunky or excessively dimpled. CelluLaze™ melts away some of this cellulite, loosening the bonds between the fibers and softening them, giving your skin a smooth, supple texture.

Am I a Candidate?

Like other liposuction procedures, CelluLaze™ is not a weight loss method, and it doesn’t affect body fat in the same way as the SmartLipo® Triplex™. At your consultation appointment, Dr. Shumway will look for signs of cellulite. If it’s present, the CelluLaze™ procedure may be recommended as an ideal solution for you.

What Happens During CelluLaze™?

This procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia or IV sedation and takes between one and two hours on average. The CelluLaze™ laser is inserted through a tiny incision in the target area to soften cellulite, remove unwanted fat and improve skin’s elasticity.

How Fast Will I Heal?

As with the SmartLipo® Triplex™ procedure, one to two days of rest is recommended afterward. A small degree of bruising and discomfort are normal, and you may experience some fluid leakage from the treated sites. Your normal routine can be resumed in three to five days, but strenuous activity must be avoided for up to two weeks.

How Will I Look?

Some of the results from your CelluLaze™ procedure will be immediate. However, it can take anywhere from between three months and one year to see the full benefits.

Why Choose Dr. Shumway?

Shumway Cosmetic Surgery is dedicated to aesthetic enhancement for our patients. We specialize in laser and cosmetic surgical procedures. Our office is conveniently located in sunny Southern California in the La Jolla area of San Diego.

Dr. Robert A. Shumway, MD, FACS is an expert in the field of cosmetic surgery. He has studied at the nation’s most prestigious medical centers and has taught at Duke, UCLA, and UCSD. As a trustee of the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Shumway stresses the importance of close post-operative care, carefully instructing his patients on how to expedite their own healing and recovery.

How Much Does Liposuction Cost in San Diego and La Jolla, CA?

The cost of your SmartLipo® Triplex™ or CelluLaze™ treatment will depend on the extent of treatment that is needed for your individual body style and cosmetic goals. We offer payment plans and work closely with CareCredit™ to help you with the cost of your SmartLipo® Triplex™ or CelluLaze™ treatment.