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Liposuction in San Francisco, CA

The Cosmetic Surgical Center of El Cerrito performs liposuction procedures for the residents of San Francisco, CA.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is the removal of fat from the body. It is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is done in an outpatient setting in most cases. Common areas where men and women receive liposuction are the thighs and abdomen. Dr. Patino will determine how much fat can be removed at one time.

How Is Liposuction Performed?

The patient may be given a general anesthetic for the procedure to be completed; however, a local anesthetic may be used instead so that the patient is awake during the procedure. A saline solution is injected into the area where the fat will be removed, which makes removing the fat easier. It also minimizes bleeding. Dr. Patino makes a small incision and then inserts a metal tube to remove the fat from the body. A vacuum is attached to the tube, and the tube is maneuvered in and out of the incision to remove the desired amount of fat.

About The Cosmetic Surgical Center of El Cerrito

The staff at The Cosmetic Surgical Center of El Cerrito is trained in cosmetic surgery procedures, including liposuction. The nurses and Dr. Patino will explain everything to you before you decide to have the procedure, enabling you to make an educated choice.

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