You do your best to take care of your body, yet still might have areas like saddle bags, love handles, or a tummy bulge that won't budge. Liposuction can make a difference where your good habits leave off. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wayne Yamahata uses liposuction in Sacramento and Roseville to help women and men attain firm, sculpted body contours. While smooth, uniform results are his ultimate goal, your comfort and safety are equally important to him. He is dedicated to helping his patients look and feel their best through personalized care and a commitment to exceptional results.
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Dr. Yamahata values the individuality of each patient and through an open, honest dialog sets realistic expectations. Through fat removal with liposuction he provides a variety of benefits including:
- Improving trouble spots like the hips, thighs, and abdomen
- Refining the results of other procedures such as a facelift or tummy tuck
- Sculpting the jowls, double chin, and neck
- Reducing enlarged male breasts
Liposuction is a popular choice among women who visit Dr. Yamahata for a Mommy Makeover. This personalized combination of procedures often includes breast surgery and a tummy tuck as well to help moms get back to their pre-pregnancy shape, or look better than ever.
"Kind, compassionate bedside manner. He listened to what I wanted to see for results of the surgery and he called me at home to check on me personally after surgery. My results are just as I hoped for."*
*Your results may vary.
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How Is Liposuction Performed?
Dr. Yamahata performs liposuction in his AAAA-certified surgery center using local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. The procedure is customized based on the treatment area or areas. The first step after administering the anesthetic is injecting the targeted area with a solution that includes another anesthetic. Once the area is saturated, the fatty tissue swells and becomes firm, making it easier to break apart and remove. The anesthetic solution helps inhibit bleeding and continues to limit your discomfort long after the procedure is finished.
To remove fat, Dr. Yamahata inserts a long, thin tube, called a cannula, through tiny incisions near the areas being sculpted and carefully vacuums away the excess fat. The tiny incisions are closed with stitches or tape. He is careful to ensure that the resulting contours look natural, smoothing away any lumps or other irregularities.
How long does it take to recover from liposuction?
Most people are ready to return to their normal daily activities, including work, within 3 to 5 days. It's common to be sore and have some bruising and swelling in the treated areas after liposuction. You will need to wear a compression garment for 3 to 6 weeks to encourage healing and minimize swelling. Incisions must be protected from the sun to avoid hyperpigmentation. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least 2 weeks.
Dr. Yamahata's patients find liposuction so rewarding because treated areas will be noticeably smaller right away; however, final results will take up to 6 months to fully take shape as swelling gradually dissipates.
Your Liposuction Consultation
There are a number of liposuction techniques, and the options can be overwhelming for patients. One thing that holds true, however, is that the plastic surgeon performing the procedure is more important than the tools being used. Dr. Yamahata is experienced and talented. He believes in patient education, and ensuring you know exactly what technique he will use for your liposuction and why. Dr. Yamahata takes the time during your consultation to answer any questions you might have.
You can learn more prior to your consultation by visiting our Liposuction FAQ page. If you have additional questions, Dr. Yamahata encourages you to bring a list to your consultation to help you remember.
Your Next Step
Women and men in the Sacramento Valley considering liposuction can learn more about the procedure by requesting a consultation online to meet with Dr. Yamahata or calling his office in Sacramento at (916) 929-1833 or Roseville at (916) 773-5559 .
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