When to Consider Liposuction

When to consider liposuctionSouthern California is known for its warm weather and beautiful beaches, both of which are good motivation to stay beach-body ready at all times. However, sometimes diet and exercise are not enough. Excess skin and fat on the abdomen may remain, while sagging skin on the arms, thighs or buttocks may be hard to lose. If this sounds familiar, liposuction may be right for you. In this blog post, renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Nirav Savalia of Newport Beach Center for Cosmetic Surgery discusses when liposuction may be appropriate.

You Are 15 Pounds from Your Ideal Weight

There is a lot of confusion out there about whether or not liposuction is a good procedure for weight loss. The truth is, while liposuction can help a person achieve a slimmer, toned figure, it is not meant for weight loss. Liposuction is meant to fine-tune the body by removing small deposits of fat. You are an ideal candidate for liposuction if you are within 30 percent or 15 pounds of your ideal weight. Many patients seek liposuction after losing a large amount of weight through diet and exercise, or after bariatric surgery, to get rid of excess skin and fat.

You Have Stubborn Fat Deposits

If the appearance of “love handles” around the sides of the waist bother you, or if you’re frustrated by flabby skin on the abdomen that doesn’t seem to go away, liposuction may be right for you. The procedure is designed to remove small “trouble spots” around the body that are resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction is also commonly used to slim down the inner thighs, hips, buttocks and back.

You Are Self-Conscious About Your Body

Having a body figure that is anything less than the perfect can cause a person to have low self-confidence. A person may be hesitant to flaunt their body at the beach because of a “muffin top” or flabby abdomen. If this sounds like you, liposuction can help you reclaim your self-confidence by achieving the beautiful shape and curves you have always wanted. A slimmer, more attractive figure can give you the confidence boost you need to present yourself better to the world.

You Have Realistic Expectations

Before undergoing liposuction, it’s important to understand what the procedure can and cannot achieve. Liposuction can slim and tone the body for a more beautiful, attractive appearance but it cannot completely change your body shape. You may feel more confident about your figure but the procedure cannot make you happier about other aspects of your life. While the results of liposuction are technically permanent because fat cells do not return to the treated area, you may still gain weight in the future. Because of this, Dr. Savalia recommends his patients maintain a healthy lifestyle for long-lasting liposuction results.

Learn More About Liposuction

For more information on liposuction, including the procedure itself and the recovery process, reach out to Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Nirav Savalia. Dr. Savalia has helped both men and women in Newport Beach achieve beautiful, slimmed bodies with liposuction and other body contouring procedures. Schedule your one-on-one consultation today by calling Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery at 949-759-0980.

Five Ways to Erase Sun Damage

Erase sun damageSummer in Southern California wouldn’t be complete without beach time. Unfortunately, spending too much time at California’s beautiful beaches sometimes comes at a price. Overexposure to the sun’s UV rays can lead to wrinkles, age spots, or even sunburns. Fortunately, there are several ways you can erase sun damage and protect your skin from further harm. Here, Dr. Savalia from Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery shares five important tips to erase sun damage and restore your skin’s natural glow.

Exfoliate for Healthier Skin

The sun causes your skin to dry and dead skin cells to accumulate. Exfoliating your skin gets rid of these dead skin cells that clog up your pores and help make way for a new, healthy layer of skin. Exfoliating daily also helps your skin recover more quickly from sun damage and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Moisturize to Keep Skin Vibrant

Moisturizing not only hydrates the skin but also helps it look younger and brighter. Use a moisturizer with ingredients like vitamin C to revitalize the skin and keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay. Dr. Savalia offers his patients a variety of high-quality moisturizers, including SkinMedica’s Rejuvenative Moisture and iS Clinical’s Moisturizing Complex. Both of these moisturizers are rich in antioxidants that smooth and protect the skin.

Drink Water to Refresh Your Skin

Hydrating throughout the day can improve skin texture and appearance. Water helps release toxins from the skin and prevent it from looking flaky or dry. It’s recommended you drink six to eight glasses a day to maintain a youthful and radiant glow.

Rejuvenate Your Skin with a Chemical Peel

A chemical peel removes dead and damaged surface layers of skin to reveal healthy, younger-looking skin. This treatment can address fine lines, age spots and uneven complexion caused by sun damage. Many of Dr. Savalia’s patients like to combine chemical peels with other non-surgical procedures such as BOTOX for a more youthful appearance.

Invest in Quality Skincare Products

To keep your skin looking its absolute best, make sure you use only high-quality products on your skin. For skin discoloration and dark spots, try SkinMedica’s Lytera Skin Brightening Complex, which can improve your skin tone in as little as four weeks. SkinMedica’s Facial Cleanser keeps skin healthy and clean by removing excess oil and makeup. If you’re planning on spending more time out in the sun this summer, try SkinMedica’s Daily Physical Defense Sunscreen. This ultra-sheer broad resistance sunscreen is both fragrance- and oil-free. Dr. Savalia is proud to offer these skincare products and others at his Newport Beach office.

For more information on how to achieve clearer, smoother, more beautiful skin, reach out to skincare specialist Dr. Savalia. Schedule your personal appointment with Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery at 949-759-0980.