Stubborn pockets of fat can be utterly frustrating. No matter how much you diet or exercise, they can linger. These pockets can significantly impact your confidence, causing your quality of life to dip overall. But with liposuction, you can finally achieve the body that you’ve deserved for so long. When performed by a seasoned expert, this procedure can provide stunning enhancement to your body’s contours and aesthetic.
At Dr. Brent’s practice in Santa Barbara, he provides top-of-the-line cosmetic procedures to his patients. With years of training and expertise, he has helped countless patients achieve newfound confidence in their bodies.






What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that targets and eliminates pockets of fat. Many patients use it to achieve a heightened contour and deal with fat that doesn’t respond to a healthy lifestyle. All too often, our patients have put months or years of effort into weight loss. But their bodies naturally hold on to pockets of fat.
With liposuction, you can remove those pockets to create a slimmer figure. Common areas for liposuction include:
  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Back
  • Neck
  • Buttocks
  • And more!
You can treat almost any part of your body through liposuction. When performed by Dr. Brent, he delivers an exceptional aesthetic.

How Does Liposuction Work?

Though we perform several variations of liposuction, they all have the same focus: target pockets of fat and remove them. Often, this is done by first liquifying the fat. Once in this state, we can remove it with a thin tube called a cannula.
It is important to note that liposuction is NOT a weight-loss treatment. While it can remove fat and create a slimmer contour, it is best for patients who are near their ideal weight. The goal of liposuction is to enhance your figure and treat fat that doesn’t respond to your weight-loss efforts.

Before and After

Full abdominoplasty with liposuction to flanks, abs, and waist
Abdominoplasty with flank extention, thighlift and liposuction

More Liposuction Examples

Is Liposuction Right for Me?

Liposuction could be just what you need to finally reach your aesthetic goals. Countless patients are only a few steps away from achieving their ideal figure, but stubborn fat is holding them back. If this sounds like your situation, then liposuction could be right for you.
Below are some signs that you might make a great candidate for liposuction:
  • Are in generally good health
  • Have nearly reached your ideal weight and are at a stable weight
  • Are non-smoking
  • Have healthy goals and expectations
The first step is to schedule your consultation. When you come in for this meeting with Dr. Brent, he goes over every aspect of your goals. He then works with you to provide a completely tailored plan that will match your unique needs from every angle.

What Is Liposuction Recovery Like?

As our Santa Barbara liposuction procedure is a surgery, there will be a recovery period. Though this will vary from one patient to the next, below is a general outline of what this period will look like.
Immediately after your procedure, you can expect some swelling and discomfort. However, these can be managed with medication as needed.

Will There Be Scars?

Dr. Brent focuses on using the smallest incisions possible. Furthermore, he always places them where they will be less visible. So while there can be some scarring from the procedure, we always aim to reduce visibility. Often, we place the incisions in natural folds of the body, so they remain inconspicuous.
Your recovery period is also crucial. If you give your time to rest and follow the recovery instructions, your scars should heal better. Straining yourself too soon can lead to more visible scarring.
Most patients usually the at least a week off after surgery. Many go for two weeks. Generally, the more rest you give yourself, the better your results will turn out. By following Dr. Brent’s instructions and avoiding strain, you can see optimal results.
In the weeks following surgery, swelling and discomfort will go away, and you can begin fully enjoying your enhanced contour.

How Long Do Results Last?

The fat we remove is gone for good. So if you maintain your healthy lifestyle, your figure should also stay stunning. However, your body can build up new fat in cases of lack of exercise and poor diet.

Liposuction Combined With Other Procedures

A popular use of liposuction is to combine it with other procedures for a complete enhancement. Whether as part of a Mommy Makeover or a Brazilian Butt Lift, this procedure works great as part of a complete treatment plan.
During your consultation, Dr. Brent will provide you with options so you can fully reach your goals. Every procedure starts with you and remains focused on your unique expectations.

Schedule Your Consultation

The first step toward achieving your goals is to schedule a consultation at our Santa Barbara plastic surgery office. During your one-on-one meeting, you will have the chance to fully express your goals and expectations to Dr. Brent. As he works closely with you, you will receive a fully tailored procedure plan that matches your unique needs. Call us today to learn more about our procedures and to get started on a new you.

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