Liposuction

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If you are frustrated by stubborn areas of fat that resist your most valiant attempts to reduce it with diet and exercise, you are not alone. Normal diet and exercise usually has little effect on lipodystrophy fat, which is very resistant fat inherited from your ancestors that is triggered by genetics, stress, or age. Cortisol, the stress hormone, causes it to grow much like watering the lawn.

The Liposuction Experts

Dr. Seare was present when Yves Gérard Illouz presented liposuction to the world, and became one first to be trained as a lipo surgeon in the United States.

Dr. Seare adopted lipo technologies as the primary focus of his practice continuing to the present time. In 1987 in Salt Lake City, he attended a seminar by Dr. Sydney Coleman, the father of fat transfer, and immediately started using this modality for the benefit of his patients. In 1989 he presented two papers to the Lipoclastic Society in San Francisco on the “Percentage of Fat Transfer Survival Determined Utilizing 3-D Laser Technology” and “Extended Anatomical Liposculpture of the Chin and Neck”. Fat transfer continues to be a major part of his practice for Natural Fat Transfer to the Breasts, Fat Transfer to the Face called “Facial Freshening”, and Fat Transfer to the Buttocks for Brazilian Butt Lifts. Fat transfer can also be used for jaw and mandible augmentation, calf and gastrocnemius augmentation, facial and neck-line treatments and lip augmentation.

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*Results May Vary

During his 30 years of practice, Dr. Seare has pioneered the circumferential Micro Liposuction surgeries that we call “Around-the-World” of arms, torso, or thighs, where up to 90 percent of the fat can removed over specific areas resulting in up to 25 to 35% percent tightening of the skin, without using damaging technologies like SmartLipo, Laser, or VASER treatments.

Dr. Seare has perfected Micro Liposuction procedures, where fat is removed in “grain of rice” sized droplets, one at a time, with his patented cannulas providing a rotating spatula-tip that more gently and evenly removes the fat. The doctor uses SmartLipo, Laser Lipo, Osirus Laser Lipo, the BodyJet, Tickle Lipo, and the PAL (Power Assisted Lipo) by MicroAire. The PowerX lipo system with an oscillating spatula-tip cannula we invented gets us the very best results in our 30 years of experience. With Micro Liposuction and other liposuction procedures, Dr. Seare removes fat cells that can no longer contribute to a heavy appearance. The doctor occasionally combines this with the VASER ultrasonic liposuction, or with SmartLipo to get specifically directed tightening, but needing these technologies is rare. Dr. Seare says “it is hard for potential patients to wade through what is the best technology for them. They should not have to worry about that. They should choose a surgeon who has uses all of the technologies and can choose the one that is right for them. That is what we do at Clinique Liposculpture here in Carlsbad, North County San Diego”.

Dr. Seare’s performs all liposuction procedures at his state-of-the-art surgery facilities in Carlsbad. The entire office, located just 20 minutes north of the San Diego Airport, was designed and built to exacting specifications by Dr. Seare specifically for aesthetic and cosmetic patients and “Awake Anesthesia” procedures.

Our staff is highly trained, professional and caring. See our reviews to read what a difference our liposuction procedures have made in the lives of our patients.

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Procedure Options

Dr. Seare and his team at Clinique Sculpture are proud to offer the following liposuction procedures to the surrounding and residents of Carlsbad, San Diego, and other surrounding Southern California communities.

Hi-Def Lipo

Hi-Def Lipo is a next generation, minimally-invasive liposuction procedure which uses ultrasound to target and reduce stubborn fat that is non-responsive to diet and exercise. One of the major benefits of Hi-Def Lipo is that it refines and brings attention to the appearance of your muscles. Dr. Seare frequently recommends this liposuction procedure to men who have not achieved the six-pack appearance of their abs.

Micro Lipo

Many times, normal diet and exercise cannot reduce lipodystrophy fat, which is that very resistant fat inherited from your ancestors and triggered by genetics, stress, or age. With Micro Liposuction, these fat cells are removed. Dr. Seare perfected and refined Micro Liposuction procedures, including his patented lipo cannulas, providing a rotating spatula-tip that more gently, evenly, and completely removes the fat and difficult to remove fibrous fatty tissue in body builders and extremely fit individuals with localized fat deposits. Micro Liposuction removes fat cells, gently and more completely than other forms of liposuction.

Dr. Seare often uses Micro Liposuction to remove fat from his patients’ necks and cheeks to refine their facial appearance. He also recommends this procedure when people only need to have tiny amounts of fat reduced from their hips, thighs, and buttocks. Additionally, Dr. Seare often opts for Micro Liposuction when he performs fat transfer procedures.

Military Lipo

Especially Marines and Navy, but all service personnel including Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, police, and firefighters have to pass rigorous fitness standards, which include a ratio of a service member’s waist and neck circumference. Often referred to as the “tape test,” this benchmark, which serves as substitute for body mass index, plays a significant part in determining whether a solider or marine receives a promotion or is even able to stay in the military at all. As more service members become apprehensive as the military draws down its forces, they often experience a great deal of frustration when diet and exercise fail to reduce small pockets of fat that add inches to their waistline. Fortunately, plastic surgery procedures, including Hi Def Lipo and Micro Liposuction help soldiers and Marines remove fat deposits that are unresponsive to diet and exercise.

Vaser Lipo

VASER® Lipo is a next generation minimally-invasive liposuction procedure that uses ultrasound to target and reduce stubborn fat that is non-responsive to diet and exercise. Since VASER® Lipo makes it possible to pinpoint treatment areas, Dr. Seare is able to minimize trauma to surrounding tissues. The gentle nature of this liposuction treatment allows its use in delicate and sensitive areas. Another benefit of VASER® Lipo is that it refines and brings attention to the appearance of your muscles. Many times Dr. Seare uses VASER® Lipo when he performs various fat transfer procedures.

SmartLipo

SmartLipo is a revolutionary minimally-invasive, laser-assisted liposculpture procedure that can successfully remove your “diet and exercise resistant fat” that we call lipodystrophy fat. Nine years of clinical studies and scientific evidence support the use of SmartLipo. During this procedure, Dr. Seare makes a small incision through which he inserts a tiny SmartLipo laser fiber that uniquely treats your stubborn fat, enabling it to gently removed with microlipo cannulas all under “awake anesthesia.”

Because of his meticulous attention to detail, and dedication to each patient, Dr. Seare takes the time and effort to remove up to 90% of your unwanted fat. This is highly unusual, allowing about 1/2″ of skin and fat to drape over the beautiful anatomy you have under all that fat. The SmartLipo treatment has been shown to tighten the remaining skin up to 35%, greatly reducing the chances of unevenness and asymmetry.

Benefits of SmartLipo

  • Significantly less bruising, bleeding, and swelling
  • Recovery in a matter of days instead of a week or more
  • Reduced risk of complications

Another advantage of SmartLipo is that the laser stimulates collagen production, which can tighten and smooth your skin.

Areas Treated

While most people associate liposuction with the removal of stubborn abdominal fat, Dr. Seare uses different liposuction procedures to reduce diet and exercise resistant fatty tissue from other areas of your body. After these treatments, your figure appears lean, trim, and youthful. The areas treated by liposuction at Clinique Liposculpture include:

Abdomen

abs3-300x200The stomach area is one of the most common areas treated by liposuction. Often genetic influences, hormonal changes, or aging causes lipodystrophy fat, which is resistant to diet and exercise, to accumulate in the skin between your skin and abdominal muscles. Laser assisted liposuction techniques, such as SmartLipo™, are extremely effective in removing this kind of fat. Since this laser treatment also stimulates collagen production, your skin can be tighter and smoother after this procedure. For men who want six pack abs and women who desire turtle tummies, Dr. Seare recommends Hi Def Lipo.

Arms

Many men and women are plagued with unsightly sagging deposits of fat from their upper arms as they age. Often this fatty tissue resists all attempts to remove it through diet and exercise. Fortunately, you can regain the toned and shapely arms of your younger days with Micro Lipo and VASER® Lipo procedures.

Chin and Neck

Even the trimmest and most fit people can develop a double chin as they age, which often makes them look older than they actually are. VASER® Lipo, a particularly gentle form of liposuction that uses ultrasound technology, removes this excess fat and stimulates collagen production to tighten the skin around your chin and neck to refine your jawline for a more youthful appearance.

Love Handles and Flanks

Another area where both men and women tend to develop fat due to hereditary influences and hormonal changes is between their rib cage and hips. Often referred to as love handles, most people find diet and exercise are ineffective of removing the fatty tissues from this area. Liposuction procedures, such as SmartLipo™ and VASER® Lipo are often the solution for a smoother physique.

Thighs

While people make jokes about having “jelly thighs” and “thunder thighs,” exercise and diet resistant fat accumulations often reduce a person’s self-esteem and self-confidence. Fortunately, liposuction treatments such as SmartLipo™ remove this fatty tissue, so your legs are toned and shapely.

Clinique 360

Dr. Seare is a pioneer of a procedure called the circumferential Micro Lipo surgeries that we call “Around-the-World” of the arms, torso, or thigh. We have found we can get amazing skin tightening of up to 25 percent when we are able to go all or most of the way around the area targeted by the procedure.

Technologies

There has been a great deal of publicity lately of new technologies available for liposuction. Latest advancements include the usage of laser and water jet technologies which assist the surgeon in the removal of fat.

Just like golf, the technology is only going to work in the hands of a talented professional. With proper training and a high level of experience, these technologies have dramatically helped with the reduction of pain, swelling and bruising.

Dr. Seare has performed thousands of procedures, and will utilize the latest equipment to ensure you achieve your desired results. Many of our patients can go back to work the next day!

SmartLipo & other Laser Lipolysis Systems

As more women and men want to look and feel better about themselves, body contouring and liposculpture continue to grow in popularity, making liposuction the second most popular cosmetic surgery performed today, behind breast implants. SmartLipo is one of many laser-assisted lipolysis systems that are promoted to offer revolutionary treatment modalities for the minimally-invasive procedure of fat removal. Using high-powered laser systems, SmartLipo and other Laser-Lipolysis Systems offer Laser Fat-Sculpting in conjunction with liposuction and liposculpture with potentially less down time and fewer side-effects than traditional liposuction procedures.

How SmartLipo and Laser Lipolysis Works

If you’re seeking a cutting-edge, effective method with improved safety and efficiency, then laser technology is a technique you’ll want to consider. It is promoted to be precise and safe, and as all of today’s medical-grade lasers, it works by creating a powerful light beam that is adjusted to a specific frequency range that destroys the fat cells. SmartLipo uses a carefully calibrated laser to liquefy fat deposits within the top fatty layers of the patient’s skin. The laser actually ruptures fat cells, and the resulting oily, liquefied substance is then removed through tiny incisions in the skin by the surgeon. The small laser can also seal blood vessels as it zaps fat, so there can be less swelling, bleeding and bruising than with some traditional liposuction techniques. Research has shown that little, if any, fat is reabsorbed back into the body. The minimal invasiveness of the procedure allows patients to see fast results and to experience a low complication rate. In addition, SmartLipo patients need only a local anesthetic for this procedure, whereas liposuction requires general anesthesia. Because the patient is not completely unconscious, SmartLipo carries few risks, and the recovery time can be short.

VASER LipoSelection

Ultrasonic energy has been used for years in a wide array of medical applications – from catching that first glimpse of a baby to cleaning your teeth. Now the gentle power of ultrasound has evolved to fat removal. VASER Lipo, or LipoSelection, uses an ultrasonic technology that is tissue-selective. The ultrasound energy targets unwanted fat, but preserves other surrounding tissues—such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue — to promote smooth contours and rapid healing. Maximum results and minimum downtime are what you can expect with VASER Lipo.

What Can I Expect During a VASER® Lipo Procedure?

  1. The fatty layer is infused with tumescent fluid.
  2. The high frequency vibration of the VASER ultrasonic probes causes the fat cells to break apart and emulsify into the infusion fluid.
  3. Emulsified fat is easily removed via specially designed suction cannula or massage.
  4. During the healing process, your skin will retract to give you a smooth, natural-looking result.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How much time should I allow for my liposculpture appointment?

A. Every patient is unique, so it is impossible to give you an exact time, but most lipo procedure appointments take two to three hours.

Q. I have heard that it takes several lipo treatment appointments to get the full benefits of the procedure. Is this true?

A. No. The majority of our patients only need to have one liposculpture appointment. During this appointment, Dr. Seare treats each individual area in sessions that typically last 45 to 60 minutes.

Q. Is liposculpture effective for the treatment of cellulite?

A. Many patients find that, in addition to transforming their figure, liposculpture also reduces cellulite to a certain extent.

Q. How soon will I see the effects of the liposculpture treatment?

A. Most patients report they notice an immediate improvement in their body shape. Typically, it takes up to 90 days for your skin to return to its normal appearance, and you’ll see continued improvements in your figure for up to a year after your liposculpture treatment. In general, the more fat that Dr. Seare removes from your body, the longer it will take your body to adjust so that your see the full effects of your treatment.

Q. Does liposculpture require a hospital stay?

A. No. Since Dr. Seare only performs Awake Anesthesialipo procedures and recovery works best in the home setting, a hospital stay is not required. All liposculpture procedures are performed in our state-of-the-art office.

Q. What is the cost of liposculpture?

Since the majority of health insurance policies do not consider aesthetic surgery procedure as medically necessary, they typically do not extend benefits for plastic surgery and liposuction. In an effort to make plastic surgery procedures as affordable and accessible to everyone, Clinique Liposculpture offers CareCredit® financing, MasterCard® and Visa®, and selective in office financing for your procedures. To learn more about how Dr. Seare makes plastic surgery and liposuction affordable, contact our friendly and knowledgeable staff at Clinique Liposculpture.

To discover which liposuction procedure is the best option for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Seare at Clinique Liposculpture.