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Temecula, CA 92591
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Actual Patient Photos

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*Actual Patient following vaser liposuction of the arm.



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*Actual Patient following conventional liposuction to the bilateral flanks.

male liposuction*Actual patient following liposuction of the upper, lower abdomen and flanks.

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San Diego Liposuction Surgeon Dr. Stuart Kincaid
Power-Assisted Liposuction

Serving La Jolla, Temecula and Murrieta Patients

liposuction patinetAs a highly skilled San Diego liposuction surgeon, Dr. Stuart Kincaid uses the latest surgical techniques and technologies in order to deliver outstanding body contouring results in the safest, most comfortable manner possible. His dedication to helping each and every patient achieve the best possible aesthetic results has helped him earn a reputation as a leading San Diego, La Jolla, Riverside County, Murrieta Temecula and Inland Empire liposuction specialist. Recognizing that patient education is a vital part of a rewarding liposuction treatment, Dr. Kincaid provides a wealth of informative materials, including this page. Please read on to learn more about the liposuction techniques he performs, including liposculpture, and how this procedure can help you realize your aesthetic desires.



Liposuction: Am I a Candidate?

While liposuction is one of the procedures Dr. Kincaid performs more often, it is not for everyone. Generally, the best liposuction candidates are men and women who are at a healthy weight and have localized fatty tissue deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise. Another factor Dr. Kincaid considers when determining if a patient could benefit from liposuction is the condition of the skin. Usually, liposuction San Diego / La Jolla patients with firm, supple skin are able to achieve better results as their skin naturally adjusts to the new body contours.

Due to today's advanced liposuction techniques, such as power assisted liposuction, this procedure can be used to remove fatty tissue deposits from various areas of the body. As a highly experienced San Diego liposuction specialist, Dr. Kincaid recommends and performs liposuction to enhance the appearance of the following body areas:

  • Stomach
  • Back
  • Buttocks and hips
  • Thighs, knees and calves
  • Upper arms
  • Neck and face

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Actual Patient who underwent liposuction of the chest to correct gynecomastia condition.

The Liposuction Procedure

The precise process of liposuction surgery varies according to the area treated and the medical and aesthetic needs of each patient. However, all liposuction procedures begin with administration of anesthesia in the form of general or local anesthesia. Then, Dr. Kincaid creates several very small incisions in inconspicuous locations, through which he inserts the cannula. The latter is a wand-like instrument he uses to gently suction the fat cells out of the body. To promote patient comfort and optimal results, Dr. Kincaid performs PAL, also known as power-assisted liposuction, or liposculpture. This method of liposuction uses a special cannula, which uses tiny, rapid vibrations to break up fat cells so that they are easier to remove from the body. Using the MicroAire power-assisted liposuction system allows Dr. Kincaid unprecedented precision and control. In addition, the MicroAire PAL system does not use heat and therefore reduces the risk of burning that can occur with other systems. Other benefits of liposculpture including the ability to remove more fat and treat particularly sensitive areas of the body. After Dr. Kincaid has created the desired body contours, he removes the cannula and carefully closes the incisions.

Power-Assisted Liposuction Animation    Power-Assisted Liposuction

After the surgery, most patients experience some swelling and bruising in the treated area(s). Dr. Kincaid sometimes recommends that his San Diego / La Jolla liposuction patients wear a special supportive garment to reduce swelling and promote healing. Within a few days, most patients look and feel well enough to return to work and most other daily activities. While walking and other forms of light exercise are recommended immediately after the surgery, strenuous workouts should be avoided for about three weeks until the incisions have healed properly.

Liposuction Results

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*Actual patient following neck liposuction. Click here to see additional photos.

Many of Dr. Kincaid's plastic surgery La Jolla / San Diego patients are delighted to learn that the results of liposuction are permanent as the removed fat cells do not grow back. However, patients should maintain good eating and exercise habits in order to avoid significant weight gain that might obscure the aesthetic results achieved through liposuction. Dr. Kincaid carefully explains the importance of lifestyle during pre-surgical consultations, and he can recommend knowledgeable nutrition and fitness specialists should his liposculpture La Jolla / San Diego patients desire more information.

Contacting Your San Diego Liposuction Surgeon

If you are exercising and dieting diligently but the stubborn fatty tissue deposits are not going away, power assisted liposuction might help you achieve the body contours you desire. Please use our contact page to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Stuart Kincaid today.

Fatalities related to liposuction have been reported in as few as 3 in 100,000 cases and as high as 100 in 100,000 cases. However, many patients enjoy positive experiences with liposuction when conducted by a certified, experienced and trusted surgeon.

Dr. Stuart Kincaid is a San Diego plastic surgery specialist with years of experience helping his plastic surgery patients, including mommy makeover Temecula patients. In addition to performing liposuction, he also performs SmartLipo, thigh lift, arm lift and tummy tuck in San Diego, Temecula and the surrounding area.

For more information visit The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Liposuction Techinques

In addition to traditional liposuction techniques, Dr. Kincaid specializes in Vaser Lipo. To Learn more about vaser liposuction, click on the video below or exploring more content on our website.