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If you feel like Liposuction is becoming more common today, that’s because it is. Liposuction is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the U.S. Since 1992 there has been a 264% increase in the number of Liposuction treatments in the United States with more than 172,000 done in since the 2000s. This increasingly popular treatment helps those struggling with excess fat deposits in unflattering areas. If you’re trying to smooth out tough spots, it might be time to look into Liposuction at EZCare Clinic in San Francisco. Get your body into the shape it deserves.

If you’re ready to get started with liposuction, call EZCare Clinic to schedule an appointment today.

What is Liposuction?

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Liposuction is a type of surgery that has become popular for cosmetic purposes. Liposuction aims to remove unwanted fat as a way to improve a person’s appearance. Sometimes it is known as body contouring, but the results are the same: a smoother and well-defined look in the unflattering area of the patient’s choosing. Liposuction is useful for improving the look of the body in different areas, including:

  • Under the chin
  • Cheeks
  • Upper arms
  • Breasts
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Knees

If one of these areas is a particular sore spot for you, it might be time to look into Liposuction in San Francisco.

Types of Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat cells from the body. The doctor makes a small incision in the skin then inserts a sharp-edged tube that cuts the fat cells and vacuums it out of the body. Fluid containing anesthetic and blood-clotting medicines is injected under the skin as part of most procedures (Medline.gov, 2017).

Tumescent Liposuction

Also known as a fluid injection, tumescent liposuction is by far the most common type of liposuction. Tumescent liposuction involves a doctor injecting a large amount of medicated fluid into the problem area before the fat is removed. Sometimes the medicated liquid triples the amount of fat being removed. The medicated fluid is typically composed of a local anesthetic, a drug that contracts the blood vessels like epinephrine, and an intravenous salt solution. The local anesthetic helps numb the area during the surgery and it is frequently the only anesthesia needed for the procedure. Epinephrine fluid helps reduce the loss of blood, bruising, and swelling. The intravenous salt solution is what loosens the fat and allows it to be sucked away. While this type of liposuction generally takes longer than other types, it is the most consistent of the Liposuction procedures.

Super-Wet Technique

This is similar to the fluid injection Liposuction, however instead of using a large amount of fluid to remove the fat, a very small amount is used instead. While this technique is quite a bit faster than the fluid injection Liposuction, it does have its drawbacks. Since the patient is receiving less of the medical cocktail from the initial injection, they might require sedation, a drug that makes you drowsy, or general anesthesia, a drug that puts you into a deep sleep.

Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction

UAL uses ultrasonic vibrations to turn fat cells into liquid. After the Ultrasound vibrations turn the fat into a liquid, a standard liposuction technique is used to remove the excess fat. UAL can be done in two ways: externally by use of a special emitter, or it can be done internally with a small, heated tube. UAL is much better at removing fat cells from tough, fibrous spots in the body like the upper back or the male breast. Generally, UAL is used in conjunction with other Liposuction techniques in order to guarantee precision, so follow-up appointments may be required in order to get the desired effect.

Laser-assisted liposuction

LAL uses laser energy to liquefy fat cells. Much like the Ultrasound-assisted liposuction, after the cells are liquefied they can be vacuumed out or allowed to drain out through small tubes. Because the tube used in LAL is quite a bit smaller than the tubes used for other Liposuction procedures, doctors prefer to use this method in cramped spaces like the chin, jowls, and face. LAL also has the added benefit of stimulating collagen production in the skin. As a result, the skin is less likely to sag after a LAL procedure.

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If you’re ready to get started with liposuction, call EZCare Clinic to schedule an appointment today.

Liposuction Surgery Recovery

After a Liposuction procedure, a certain amount of recovery time is required. Most patients will be able to go home the same day that they have the surgery. Patients may find themselves achy, stiff or numb for a few days after the procedure, but generally, most are back to their normal routines after some rest. Some doctors might recommend that patients wear a special support garment for a few weeks to aid in recovery. The results of your Liposuction procedure might not be readily apparent after the surgery. It might take a couple of weeks for the fluid and irritation to reabsorb into the body.

An important thing to remember is Liposuction is not for everyone. Those seeking a dramatic weight loss should look elsewhere. Part of the requirements for seeking Liposuction surgery is the patient has a low body fat content. Ideal candidates for Liposuction have normal or nearly normal weight and want to remove disproportionate fat accumulation. Liposuction is not appropriate for those seeking a quick cure for obesity.

In addition, Liposuction is not a solution for those looking to keep weight off. While the procedure does remove fat cells from the body, those remaining can always grow larger. Individuals looking to keep their post-surgery shape should keep with any diet and exercise routines that they currently have in place.


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Aging is not an easy process to deal with. Along with the aches and pains that come with an aging body, we must also deal with the effects age has on our appearance. Even the least vain of us sometimes have a difficult time looking in the mirror to see what years of sun exposure and dwindling collagen in our skin have done to our looks.

Fortunately, there are some simple treatments and anti-aging techniques that can take years off your appearance and boost your confidence. These treatments can be done in an outpatient environment so you have little to no downtime (and you don’t even have to tell anyone you’ve had work done!).

 

Botox

Botox is probably the most recognizable name in beauty treatments in the past decade. A cosmetic procedure that injects acetylcholine into your skin to halt muscle contractions that cause wrinkles, Botox sometimes gets a bad rap due to those who overuse the treatment. However, when used correctly, Botox can correct moderate to severe frown lines, moderate to severe crow’s feet, and wrinkles between the brows. These are the most common areas for both men and women to show their age as the constant pull on the skin resulting from smiling, frowning, and laughing tend to lead to the most visible lines.

Botox is an easy and quick procedure that involves minimal discomfort. Most patients feel a slight pinch at the injection site, but this can be alleviated with numbing cream if needed. Treatments take only ten minutes and involve little to no downtime. Results begin to show in one or two days with maximum results appearing in approximately a month.

 

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

 

Many of the signs of aging come from decreased fat and collagen in our faces, necks, and other parts of the body. Though there are many products available that supposedly stimulate collagen production, they can rarely keep up with the signs of aging. Injectable dermal fillers are a good option for those who want long-lasting effects (they usually last from four months to a year) and do not want the facial muscle freezing effects that come from Botox.

Injectable dermal fillers actually fill the line, wrinkle, or crease with a variety of substances that mimic collagen. They can be used in any area where a client wants a more youthful appearance with the most popular location being the face, neck, and hands. Dermal fillers can also be used to plump the lips, chins, or cheeks of a patient.

 

Microdermabrasion

One reason our skin shows signs of aging is due to dead skin build-up. When dead skin is not properly removed, it becomes dull and lifeless and can make a person appear older. Getting rid of the dead layer of skin to reveal the healthy, brighter skin underneath is an easy way to take years off in a safe and effective way.

Microdermabrasion is an excellent way to create younger, smoother looking skin. This procedure involves a dermatologist or aesthetician sanding areas of the skin with tiny crystals of aluminum hydroxide. The process is affordable, can be performed in-office, and rarely requires any downtime.

 

Chemical Peels

Those who want to treat signs of aging such as age spots, discoloration, and superficial scarring, as well as wrinkles, often find chemical peels to be most effective. With chemical peels, an acid solution that combines salicylic, glycolic and/or trichloroacetic acid is applied to the skin. This solution dissolves the top layer of the epidermis and all the impurities that go with it. Depending on the type and strength of the solution used, chemical peels can sometimes cause redness and irritation and some patients prefer to take a day or two off work or social commitments to heal.

 

Broad Band Light Treatment

Do you have age spots, visible blood vessels, freckles, or other skin imperfections that have developed as you’ve gotten older? These can age you just as much as fine lines and wrinkles, and an ideal way to treat them is with Broad Band Light treatments. In this procedure, heat is gently applied to the skin to stimulate the formation of collagen and new cells. The treatment unveils newer, younger-looking skin and can result in a firmer texture as well as fewer imperfections.

Though Broad Band Light treatments use high-powered energy that heats the skin, the machines are equipped with advanced cooling features to minimize discomfort and numbing creams can also be applied to reduce any pain. The treatment is safe and effective and can be used on the face, neck, chest, hands, or any other portions of the body where signs of aging occur.

 

Laser Therapy

 

Anti-Aging

If you have scars, deep wrinkles, or want significant results, you may want to consider laser therapy. Lasers can target specific types of cells and can treat anything from fine lines to port wine birthmarks and deep acne scars. Types of lasers include CO2 lasers (good for scars, warts and wrinkles), erbium lasers (perfect for treating fine lines and age spots), pulsed-dye lasers (for treating redness or broken capillaries), fractional lasers (for age-related blemishes), and intense pulsed light lasers (great for sun damage and acne).

Depending on the type of laser treatment you choose, you could have some downtime, so make sure to talk to your aesthetician about what to expect. You should also know that laser therapy can make you hypersensitive to the sun for up to a year after treatment, so many experts suggest getting the treatment done in the fall when you begin spending more time indoors.

 

Schedule an Appointment in San Francisco

Aging does not have to be a scary process. You should embrace the person you have become and not worry about how your appearance is affected by the sands of time. However, if you’d like to give nature a helping hand and improve those age spots, wrinkles, fine lines, or texture of your skin, you have a number of options available.

Working with a professional dermatologist or aesthetician is extremely important when getting the above treatments or any skin procedure. At EZCare Clinic we will give you all your options and make sure you are aware of any side effects or downtime that will result from your procedure. If you have any questions about anti-aging or a healthy lifestyle, please call EZCare Clinic in San Francisco or schedule an appointment online.


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Receiving a breast augmentation procedure a very courageous step towards a new look. Breast augmentation is also known as breast implants or augmentation mammoplasty. A consultation with a physician, such as those who specialize in breast augmentation at EZCare Clinic, will provide you with all the information you need for your breast augmentation procedure. However, there are a few steps you can take prior to meeting with a physician to familiarize yourself with the procedure and to know whether breast augmentation is right for you. 

According to a study published by the US National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health, “breast augmentation is the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical operation” (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, 2008). For example, people may seek breast augmentation:  

  • To correct asymmetrical breasts. 
  • When they want to reconstruct their body after a mastectomy for breast cancer. 
  • To reshape their breasts after weight loss, aging, or pregnancy. 
  • For cosmetic reasons and self-confidence.  

Breast Augmentation can be life-changing. To schedule a consultation today, call EZCare Clinic in today. 

Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation Consultation

During a consultation with your doctor, the best incision type and location will be identified for you. Generally, there are four types of incisions for breast augmentation. 

  1. Inframammary: An incision under the breast just above the crease, allowing for larger implants to be inserted. 
  2. Transaxillary: An incision made in the armpit. The procedure requires more precision and the use of a camera for the surgeon to have exact placement, but there is no scar left on the breast itself. 
  3. Periareolar: An incision made on the lower edge of the areola (the dark area that surrounds the nipple). This incision is common when a breast lift is being done at the same time. 
  4. Transumbilical: An incision made just above the navel. This allows for only one scar to be made, and no scar left on the breast. 

Are you ready to get a change in cup size? Well, now is your chance! Call EZ Care Clinic to schedule a consultation today. 

Breast Augmentation History

Now that you know the incision types, it is also helpful to know the types of implants available. In the 1960s, Surgeons Frank Gerow and Thomas Cronin were the first to pioneer the silicone breast implant (BBC, 2012).  

After testing their idea on dogs, they performed the surgery on a volunteer Timmie Jean Lindsey, who was astonished by the results. A year later, in 1963, Gerow and Cronin exposed their methods at the International Society of Plastic Surgeons in Washington. Silicon proved much more useful and safer than what was being done prior, such as the insertion of sponges under the breast that eventually became hard as rocks. 

What Types of Breast Implants are Available? 

The types of breast implants available have come a long way since the 1960s, and there are more choices now than ever before. The cost, the shape, and the feel of the breasts you are seeking will determine the choice you make with your physician.  

Breast Augmentation choices include: 

  • Silicone Gel-Filled Implants – These implants are filled with a soft silicone gel and are pre-filled to a variety of sizes and shapes. 
  • Cohesive Gel Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants – These implants are known as the “gummy bear” implants as their molecularly structured silicone gel is much more firm than normal silicone implants. This makes them very firm and able to hold their shape longer than normal silicone. 
  • Saline-Filled Implants – These implants are filled with sterile salt water. They can be filled during surgery to be modified to the correct shape and size. 
  • Structured Saline-Filled Breast Implants – These are also filled with sterile salt water, but have a structure inside that makes them feel like a silicone gel implant. 
  • Autologous Fat Transfer – While not necessarily an implant, it is still a form of breast augmentation. This process involves liposuction from another part of the body, and the fat cells transferred and injected into the breasts. 

Effects of Breast Augmentation Surgery

After determining whether breast implants are right for you, it is helpful to know about the procedure you will be going through. An article published on the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery draws attention to the fear of having ugly scars after a breast augmentation procedure. “Qualified cosmetic surgeons will use a surgical technique that places breast augmentation incisions so the resulting scars are easily hidden and inconspicuous, even to the patient” (americanboardcosmeticsurgery.org, 2017).  

Will My New Breasts Hurt?

After the surgery, there are steps you can take to make the transition most comfortable for you. The most pain is experienced 48 hours after the procedure. Implants stretch the breast muscle, and it is natural to feel pain and soreness in the chest area. Painkillers like acetaminophen can help alleviate this pain.  

For the next few weeks, you should minimize any physical activity. Allow the scars to heal, which means avoiding unnecessary lifting and full-range movements that can potentially reopen the incisions. After about a month, your breasts should be free of soreness, but everyone recovers at differently, so be sure to follow the recommended care plan as indicated by your doctor. 

Are There Any Risks To Breast Augmentation?

Whatever the reason for seeking breast augmentation, it is important to know all of the risks involved with the operation. While it is notable that significant complications due to augmentation are infrequent, it is still a surgical operation the patient is undergoing, and it carries with it all the risks of one.  

Without proper care, there is the possibility of infection from the incision, a loss of sensation in the breast and nipples, and allergic reactions from the type of implant used. Additionally, the implants themselves need to be monitored, which means that you will need to make frequent visits to EZCare Clinic for mammograms and checkups. It is advised to have an MRI scan three years after receiving the implants and every two years after to check for silent ruptures. 

Overall, the risks are nowhere near the potential benefits of receiving breast augmentation. Whether it is for cosmetic reasons or recovering from a life-threatening disease like breast cancer, breast augmentation is an option for anyone looking to improve their self-image. The most important part of it all is staying informed, and consulting with a qualified physician such as those at EZCare Clinic in San Francisco.


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