Liposuction Specialist

Wahid Medical

Family Medicine Physician & Aesthetics Specialist located in Patterson, CA

A dedication to diet and exercise slims your body, but not everywhere. Stubborn areas of fat are bound to linger and continue to make you feel self-conscious and less-than. Ali Abdul Wahid, MD, and the team at Wahid Medical in Patterson, California, provide liposuction as a minimally invasive way to contour fat pockets and create the physique you desire and deserve. Call the office or schedule your appointment online to learn more about whether you’re a candidate for liposuction and how it will revolutionize your body.

Liposuction Q&A

What is liposuction?

Liposuction involves suctioning body fat away from localized areas to improve contours. The technique is minimally invasive and effective at fine-tuning your look.

During liposuction, Your Wahid Medical provider inserts a cannula, or tiny tube, through very small incisions in the skin. The cannula vacuums out the unwanted fat to create slimness in stubborn pockets.

You receive local anesthesia for this outpatient procedure that usually takes 1-3 hours.

What areas can liposuction treat?

Many common “problem” areas are ideal for liposuction treatment. At Wahid Medical, you can have liposuction performed on the:

  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Waist
  • Thighs

Both men and women can use liposuction to improve the appearance of their physique.

Am I a candidate for liposuction?

People who are in generally good health and bothered by localized pockets of fat are good candidates for liposuction.

The procedure isn’t meant for comprehensive weight loss, however. You should be within 30% of your ideal body weight prior to moving forward with liposuction.

After the procedure, you should commit to a healthy lifestyle to maintain your look. Follow a healthy, portion-controlled diet, and exercise regularly. You can still gain weight after liposuction.

What are the advantages of liposuction?

Liposuction offers a boost to your self-esteem and confidence. Consider liposuction to:

  • Remove fat bulges or rolls that are unresponsive to traditional weight-loss methods
  • Eliminate fat pockets that keep your clothes from fitting smoothly
  • Streamline your chest or stomach, so you feel confident shirtless or in a swimsuit
  • Get rid of jowls around your lower face

Liposuction removes excess fat that can make you look unhealthy, even though you are not. 

What should I expect during recovery from liposuction?

Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure, and you go home the same day. The Wahid Medical team provides you with thorough after-care instructions for you to recover at home.

Expect some soreness and stiffness following treatment. Discomfort is manageable with over-the-counter medications. You’ll be up and moving the day after your procedure, but should plan to take a few days off of work and regular activity. The team lets you know when you can resume physical activity.

If you’re ready to slim down and shape up areas that don’t respond to conventional weight-loss methods, call Wahid Medical or book an appointment online to discuss your liposuction options.