Body Shaping Procedures in the San Francisco Bay Area
Serving the Greater San Francisco Bay Area - Liposuction
If you are frustrated because diet and exercise are not producing the results you want to achieve, you may choose to undergo Liposuction surgery (“Lipoplasty”). Joseph A. Mele, MD, FACS, is a Walnut Creek Liposuction surgeon who has helped many individuals eliminate stubborn fatty deposits through plastic surgery. At his practice, many San Francisco Liposuction patients have benefitted from this fat removal procedure. Dr. Mele can help to slim specific areas of your body, while providing a better-sculpted, toned physique. The areas of the body that most people complain about are the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, and chin. Liposuction gives Bay Area Liposuction seekers a means to achieving their goals and feel better about their appearance.
Your Liposuction procedure will be performed in a fully accredit surgery center, and it all starts with a private consultation at our conveniently located office in the San Francisco East Bay Area city of Walnut Creek, California. During Liposuction, Dr. Mele will first make an small incision adjacent to the targeted area. Often a small port is first inserted into the skin opening to protect the skin edges, and provide accelerated healing.
Using a narrow tube (cannula) in the targeted area, Dr. Mele can effectively remove excess fat. The abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, and chin are common regions where liposuction is performed. A specific technique will be used for each patient, such as Tumescent Liposuction or Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction. Dr. Mele will further discuss these options with you during an initial consultation. At that time, he will evaluate your health and goals, and determine if Liposuction is right for you. After the area is sculpted, a light compression garment is utilized to speed healing and smooth the skin.
Since the introduction of Liposuction to the United States in the early eighties, many new techniques have emerged. The most effective, and versatile technique remains Tumescent Liposuction. Lasers, ultrasound and freezing can provide some enhancement, from time to time, but the majority of patients will notice no difference, and there is an increased cost and risk associated with using these high energy, cellular stressors.
The tumescent technique for liposuction has provided more effective fat removal that is safer, and more predictable. Tumescent liposuction is associated with less post-operative discomfort and a shorter downtime. Liposuction is not a substitute for weight control, and it does not provide significant treatment for loose skin. When you visit our office for a consultation, Dr. Mele will determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction or perhaps another body contouring procedure.
Commonly, liposuction is performed in combination with other procedures, such as tummy tuck surgery (“abdominoplasty”), breast augmentation surgery (“augmentation mammaplasty”), and/or breast lift surgery (“mastopexy”). When a combination of one or more of these procedures is performed on post-pregnancy patients, this is often termed a “ Mommy Makeover.”
Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and the American Board of Surgery (ABS), Dr. Mele has the qualifications and experience to perform liposuction on San Francisco, California patients. He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Dr. Mele has published articles regarding cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, and lectures locally and nationally at conferences.
To schedule a consultation at the practice of Dr. Mele, please call (925) 943-6353. You may also reach our San Francisco liposuction surgery professional by filling out a contact form.