By Michael Sundine, MD
Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that can remove stubborn excess fat in areas that dieting and exercise fail to address. Generally, fat is removed with a small hollow tube called a cannula. Depending on your goals and body type, your liposuction technique can be customized to suit your needs. Consulting first with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Michael Sundine will help you clarify your exact goals and expectations. The doctor will also be able to examine your body type and make a recommendation for the right liposuction technique. The most common method is suction-assisted liposuction, or SAL. SAL involves moving the cannula carefully through the fat layers and suctioning them out. If you would like to know more about the details of liposuction, please feel free to contact us at our offices in the OC.