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Dr. Amy Bandy, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Southern California

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Dr. Amy Bandy specializes in Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Facelift, Abdominoplasty, Mommy Makeover, and all cosmetic plastic surgery procedures of the face and body in Southern California.
Mommy Makeover: Combination of Procedures One of the most common surgeries that Dr. Amy Bandy performs in Newport Beach is Mommy Makeover. After childbirth, many women find that their bodies do not bounce back to their pre-pregnancy shape. The physical effects of childbearing on a a woman's body often lead to sagging breasts, loose or hanging tummies and added fat deposits on the hips and thighs. A Mommy Makeover aims to reverse these issues and give each woman the body she deserves. Surgery can bring the abdominal muscles back together again, restore the breasts and remove unwanted fat deposits. Additionally, when the abdomen has been stretched from either childbirth or obesity, the muscles are stretched and can cause a bulging, loose tummy which can be repaired with a tummy tuck, known as "abdominoplasty." Mommy Makeover surgery can help a woman to get back to her pre-pregnancy figure by repairing the loose abdominal muscles, removal of excess stretched loose skin, and restoring the breasts to a youthful look and shape. Individual Procedures Dr. Amy Bandy also performs these procedures individually. In patients looking for larger or fuller breasts, Breast Augmentation is offered including the choice of saline or silicone gel implants. Breast augmentation or breast enlargement is a surgical procedure that enhances breast size and shape by placement of either a saline breast implant or a silicone gel breast implant. Both Mentor and Allergan saline and silicone gel implants are available for augmentation. The most common reason women choose to have breast augmentation surgery is to increase the volume and projection of their breast, to restore their breasts to their pre-pregnancy look or to improve symmetry of the breasts in women who have a size difference.

Featured Procedure: Liposuction

Liposuction in Southern California

Liposuction is one of the two most requested Plastic Surgical procedures that Dr. Amy Bandy see’s in her Newport Beach and Torrance California offices. Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, liposculpting or body contouring, is best performed on people who are at or near their ideal weight, and who have specific stubborn areas of excess fat that they want removed. The skin ideally should be smooth and elastic to get the best results.
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Before and After Liposuction
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Before and After Liposuction
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Liposuction is performed using a suction machine that is attached to a small stainless steel instrument called a cannulae. Through strategically placed small incisions, the cannulae is inserted into fatty areas between skin and muscle. Here it is gently moved back and forth as it removes the excess unwanted fat. The surgeon will mark the patient in the areas where the fat is to be removed, and then during the procedure, will feather the surrounding areas to obtain a smooth result. By using small cannulae’s with multiple small holes, very small amounts of fat are suctioned on each pass of the cannulae. This results in a smoother, improved body contour. The length of the procedure will vary with the amount of fat needing removal varies from patient to patient and varies for each body site. When having your surgery on a outpatient basis, the maximum aspirate that will be removed is 5 liters. When larger volume liposuction is anticipated, hospitalization is typically necessary. In Southern California, there are several types of liposuction procedures:

Tumescent or “Super Wet” Liposuction

Tumescent liposuction, also known as “Super Wet” liposuction is a technique that uses very dilute local anesthesia that is infiltrated into the fat. Those areas become swollen and firm from the excess volume, and the epinephrine in the wetting solution causes the blood vessels to contract, minimizing blood loss during surgery. This method allows the surgeon to treat a larger area then he/she would be able to do without the infusion of the solution. The procedure can be done under a local anesthesia, IV sedation, or general anesthesia. Dr. Bandy evaluates each person as well as the areas to be treated and can help guide you as to what would be your best selection of anesthesia. Because the local anesthesia that is infused persists for many hours, there is minimal need for narcotic pain medications after surgery.

Ultrasound-assisted liposuction

During ultrasound-assisted liposuction, after the infusion of the solution, a cannulae is introduced into the fatty tissue layer and ultrasonic energy is applied to liquefy the fat. After treatment with the ultrasound, the fat is then aspirated using a liposuction cannulae.

Laser assisted liposuction

As with the previous types listed above, the wetting solution is infused prior to the procedure. The laser device is then placed into the fatty layer, and the laser waves are emitted to help destroy the fat. This type of liposuction is best used when small discrete amounts of fat are to be removed directly below the surface of the skin. There are many tools that are used for liposuction such as the PAL or power assisted liposuction as well as the “Tickle Liposuction” where the nutational motion of the cannulae creates a vibratory sensation that some refer to as a tickle. But in the end, the differences in the various types of liposuction are minimal. Most surgeons will tell you that the results obtained with liposuction has more to do with the operating surgeon than with the specific instruments or technique used. When choosing a Southern California Plastic Surgeon, be sure to choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has experience in liposuction, and who has consistently good results with the procedure. This would be evident in before and after patient photographs. Liposuction is an art, and the patient is the canvas. A Plastic Surgeon who has excellent perceptual awareness and is an artist can transform a patient’s body into a work of art. But foremost, the surgeon should be a fully trained and Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, as these qualifications ensure a surgeon who has had intense surgical training not only in cosmetic procedures but in the entire field of surgical care. The surgeons artistic capability, their training and their high regard for patient safety should be the triad of musts when a patient is seeking liposuction surgery.

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Dr. Amy Bandy
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Dr. Amy Bandy has over 20 years of Experience as a Plastic Surgeon