Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Terry Perkins performs liposuction at his plastic surgery practice in Santa Barbara. Often people regard liposuction as an easy way to achieve rapid weight loss – no dieting involved – but that really is not the case. Dr. Perkins likes to stress that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, and that is why he often refers to liposuction as body contouring.
An ideal candidate for Santa Barbara liposuction would be someone who is healthy and fit and has, perhaps, already achieved their weight loss goals and would like to “touch-up” areas of the body that are harder to work off such as the hip/thigh area or the upper arm area. In fact, sometimes when a person has lost a large amount of weight, they will find that while the fat is gone, the skin is still sagging. This person would be a good candidate for body contouring using liposuction in conjunction with skin removal to obtain a firmer look for a specific body part.