Thinking about liposuction? You’re not alone! It’s an incredibly common procedure and we’re very happy to answer your questions. We pride ourselves on being honest, transparent, ethical, and delivering elite results!
Dr. Torres – San Diego’s #1 Liposuction Expert
Congrats – you’ve found the best! Dr. Torres is indisputably the most trusted expert in San Diego liposuction, and many of his patients have traveled from all over the US and other countries to have procedures done. Additionally, he is actively involved in training other physicians in the field of tumescent liposuction. Dr. Torres is a 15-year board-certified ER doctor, he has certifications in liposculpting and fat transfers, and he uses a state-of-the-art vibratory assisted machine that minimizes tissue trauma, bleeding, and bruising which results in less pain and downtime. At Skin and Skinnier, we pride ourselves in maintaining the highest possible ethical standards. We’d rather underpromise and overdeliver than the other way around! 🙂
Note: The fat harvested during a liposuction procedure can be re-injected into your body elsewhere (typically the butt or breasts) to naturally enhance their size without using implants. This popular procedure is called a “Brazilian Butt Lift” – or BBL for short. For more information about BBL, please visit our Brazilian Butt Lift page.
What are the Results Like?
Dr. Torres is not only a medical doctor, but equally importantly, he is an artist who strives to transform your body. Using his artistic vision, he specializes in the sculpting of the body by strategically taking, leaving, and transferring fat to sculpt the best possible you. In addition, with vibration assisted cannulas, he is able to enter the body through small incisions to gently remove fat with minimal damage to adjacent muscles, vessels, and connective tissue. This results in less downtime and pain, less scarring, and a smoother, more natural appearance.
How Popular is Liposuction in San Diego?
Modern liposuction and liposculpting has become incredibly safe and affordable, and it’s one of the most popular cosmetic procedures today, especially when combined with a fat transfer to naturally augment the buttocks, such as filling in “hip dips,” a full “Brazilian butt lift”(BBL), and/or to enhance the breasts. At Skin ‘n Skinnier in La Jolla, Dr. Torres specializes in body contouring and modern liposculpting using a tumescent technique that allows the patient to be awake during the procedure which makes the procedure much safer than the traditional liposuction in which patients undergo general anesthesia.
WHO IS A GOOD LIPOSUCTION CANDIDATE?
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons guidelines include the following:
- Someone within thirty percent of their ideal body weight
- Someone with elastic skin and good muscle tone
- A generally healthy individual who is free from life-threatening illnesses or conditions
- Individuals with a positive outlook and specific body contouring goals
WHAT ARE THE MAIN BENEFITS OF VIBRATORY TUMESCENT LIPOSUCTION?
- NO GENERAL ANESTHESIA NECESSARY!
In our cozy boutique medical spa setting, we do everything possible to make you comfortable throughout the procedure. You will be awake during the entire time and typically experience very little to no discomfort. One hour prior to the procedure, we administer a light sedative to help you relax, and we use nitrous oxide as needed during the procedure. Most of our patients watch TV, post stories on their social media, or surf the internet while we enhance their figure.
- NATURAL FAT TRANSFERS
Since our machine does not freeze, burn or harm the fat, we are able to immediately process the fat and re-inject it into areas to create your best natural shape. Dr. Torres specializes in the Brazilian butt lift (BBL) and breast augmentation using your very own fat. Although individual results may vary considerably and are hard to predict, on average our patients retain approximately 60 to 70 percent of fat transfered. We typically achieve our best results with patients who are ideal candidates (see above).
- LESS DOWN TIME
Dr. Torres uses the latest state-of-the-art machine made in Germany with a three dimensional vibratory motion, allowing the 3mm cannula to gently remove fat with little adverse impact on adjacent structures (vessels, muscle, and connective tissue), resulting in less down time, pain and bruising. Our average patient is back to work in just a few days.
*Legal disclaimer: Individual results may vary. Our reviews speak for themselves, but Skin and Skinnier is not legally allowed to make any guarantees through this website.