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Sassan Alavi, MD
Medical Director

3023 Bunker Hill St.
San Diego, CA 92109

(858) 483-0690

855 Lipo 4 You or (855) 547-6496

For the past 5 years, Dr. Alavi has been selected as one of the nation's top physicians in cosmetic surgery.


San Diego Liposuction.
Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in America today. Over 200,000 individuals undergo this procedure each year. While there is some risk with any procedure, Liposuction is also one of the safest. Complications have been reported as low as one per thousand with most of these being small skin irregularities due to failure of the skin to contract to the patient's now smaller size.

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If you have deposits of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, liposuction may
be your key to success!

The number of fat cells in an adult is said to be constant. When weight is gained, those fat cells simply grow. If an area such as the flanks, hips, buttocks or thighs have excess numbers of fat cells as compared to the rest of the body, these areas will always be out of proportion. Liposuction permanently removes these excess fat cells. While this is not a protection against generalized weight gain, the area that has been suctioned will remain proportionately smaller forever!

It is not true that the fat appears
elsewhere after liposuction.
The recontouring is permanent.

This procedure takes from 30 minutes to three hours
and is done on an outpatient basis.
Down time is usually only a few days.

Over the last decade Dr. Alavi has performed liposuction on over 4000 individuals and he serves as an Advisor for the American Society of Liposuction Surgery. He uses the tumescent technique with micro-cannulas using Power-assisted Liposuction. This allows for better results, less bruising and discomfort, and faster recovery. If you are a good candidate for the procedure, the results can be truly amazing!

Power-assisted liposuction has been shown to successfully remove unwanted fat in all areas of the body more efficiently with a faster healing time than traditional liposuction. Recently appraises for this technique have been seen in Self-magazine, CBS News, FOX News, Webmd, iVillage Health, and many other news sources.

The "power" in power-assisted liposuction refers to the advanced instruments used to perform the surgery. Traditional liposuction is performed manually by using a thin stainless steel suction cannula that is pushed vigorously through the fatty tissue by the surgeon to extract excess fat. Power-assisted liposuction uses a mechanical micro-cannula, which removes fattty tissue by a reciprocating motion of only several millimeters. This motion is typically at a rate of 4000 movements per minute. This micro movement of the cannula in power-assisted liposuction allows for the body fat to be removed in a significantly safer, faster, and less traumatic way than could ever be achieved manually by pumping a cannula back and forth. In a multi-center study performed at the Juva Skin & Laser Center, it was found that power liposuction was more precise and took 40% less time to be performed. There was also a 50% reduction in post-operative pain as well as 40% reduction in bruising and swelling. The recovery period is almost half the time with Power Liposuction as compared to the traditional procedure.

In Power liposuction the procedure can take 30 minutes to 2 hours. A motorized micro-cannula removes body fat, thus the procedure is very gentle, and the patient feels significantly less pain. Many patients compare the sensation to receiving a massage. This revolutionary approach, using vibration to remove the fat, is a much safer approach than the traditional procedure. Power Liposuction is a much more precise than the traditional liposuction, therefore the need for touch-up procedures is unlikely. This improvement in technology allows Dr Alavi to truly sculpt the body safely with this fine instrument. The majority of our patients take off only the day after the procedure and then return to work the following day. Most people can resume their normal exercise regimen two weeks after the procedure.

Dr. Alavi uses the tumescent technique with micro-cannulas. This allows for better results, less bruising and discomfort, and faster recovery. If you are a good candidate for the procedure, the results can be truly amazing!

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