Dr. James Knoetgen is committed to offering his patients the procedures they need to feel better about themselves.  Liposuction is one of many surgeries performed by Dr. Knoetgen at Beautologie Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center.  This procedure can be done alone to help contour different areas of the body or can be done along with other procedures.  During your consultation, Dr. Knoetgen will discuss the best approach to help you achieve your goals.  As an expert in the field, you can trust that he will help you feel and look better than ever.

Dr. Knoetgen also offers a variety of other body contouring procedures, including Arm Lift Surgery, Body Lift Surgery, Buttock Lifts, and Thigh Lifts. You may choose to have any of these procedures done along with liposuction.  He also specializes in a Mommy Makeover, which combines breast improvement surgery with a tummy tuck and often includes liposuction at various stages.

If you are one of many people in Bakersfield and the surrounding areas that have struggled to lose weight without success, liposuction may be the right solution.  If you’re frustrated with achieving no results in spite of a healthy diet and exercise plan, you may want to discuss how liposuction can help you with Dr. Knoetgen.  Liposuction is intended for those within 25 pounds of their ideal weight who have already tried other solutions.  It will help you get rid of the fat from those stubborn areas so you can finally have the body you’ve always wanted.

Before the Procedure
Before you have tumescent and ultrasonic liposuction procedures, Dr. Knoetgen will want to spend some time getting to know you.  During this evaluation, you can expect to find out more about the procedure and Dr. Knoetgen.  The consultation is also designed to ensure you are a good candidate for the surgery, which will ensure optimal results.  This will also be your chance to ask any questions you may have about the procedure.

As your surgery date approaches, you’ll want to understand the preparation that will be involved in the two weeks before your surgery.  It’s important to refrain from taking aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medications within 2 weeks of the surgery and you should also quit smoking in order to promote faster healing.  Make sure you are well rested before surgery and don’t eat within 6 hours of the procedure.  You’ll also want to make sure you have arranged for transportation following the procedure.  Getting plenty of rest before and after surgery will also allow your body to heal more quickly.  When you meet with Dr. Knoetgen before your procedure, he will go over various recommendations that will help your procedure(s) go more smoothly.

The Procedure
Before moving forward with the procedure, Dr. Knoetgen will begin by marking the areas that will be treated.  The areas that are marked will have a tiny incision made in order to allow for the liposuction technique to be performed.  At the incision sites, Dr. Knoetgen will inject a solution of lidocane and epinephrine, which will allow the procedure to go more smoothly.  It will also minimize swelling and discomfort following the procedure and any blood loss during the surgery.

The liposuction procedure involves using ultrasonic waves to convert the solid fat in the areas into a liquid, which will facilitate easy removal.  The liposuction technique will allow Dr. Knoetgen to remove up to ten pounds of fat through a tube called a cannula.  Following the procedure, you will be fitted with a compression garment, which will minimize discomfort and aid in recovery.  Once you leave Beautologie following your surgery, it’s important to follow any recovery instructions you’ve received.  As you progress through recovery, you are encouraged to contact Dr. Knoetgen or Beautologie with any questions or concerns you have.  The entire team will be there every step of the way to ensure you are thrilled with your results.

Results and Recovery
Liposuction procedures will result in a slimmer appearance and a more contoured body.  There is usually little or no discomfort following the surgery and you will most likely be able to return to your normal routine in just a few days.  Dr. Knoetgen will most likely prescribe a medication to minimize discomfort, which will usually only be needed for a few days.  You may also need to take other medications, depending on your needs and healing process.  Bruising will most likely occur within the first week following the surgery and there can be swelling for as long as 6 months.  After the 6 months have passed, you will be able to see the full results of the procedure.  Dr. Knoetgen will schedule follow-up visits to ensure the healing process is moving along as planned.

If you want to know more about he services offers by Dr. Knoetgen at Beautologie, contact us today to schedule a consultation.