Liposuction Los Angeles
Give Yourself The Body That You Deserve
Liposuction, lipectomy, or liposculpture, are the most popular plastic surgery body contouring procedures performed in the greater Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Using suction lipectomy, Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Plastic surgeons contour and sculpt one’s body into a slimmer profile- Liposuction removes unwanted and excess fat. Liposuction, as a cosmetic surgery procedure, besides having esthetic benefits, can also reduce total body fat, which some believe can ultimately reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Liposuction Candidates in Beverly Hills & Los Angeles
Three categories of men and women in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills pursue Liposuction for body contouring, in order to achieve their ideal appearance. Unlike diet and exercise liposuction can spot reduce areas of unwanted fat deposit. This makes liposuction a more fitting choice than Bariatric Surgery or Gastric Bypass among those who don’t want fat reduction from their entire body.
The first category of liposuction candidates in Los Angeles includes those who wish to reduce their size, such as women who have gained weight due to pregnancy, hormonal fluctuations or medications. This category also includes men and women who undergo Large Volume Liposuction. Contrary to standard Liposuction which only removes about two liters of fat; Large Volume Liposuction, removes more than 5 liters of fat – resulting in a dramatic reduction in size.
The second group of candidates includes those who have disproportionately gained fat in areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, knees, buttocks, cheeks and neck. These problem areas are commonly known as "saddlebags," "thunder thighs," "love handles" and "double chins." Often, these stubborn areas of fat have genetic origins, and cannot be reduced by diet and exercise.
These groups of patient use liposuction for its sculpturing benefits, in order to form their body into an ideal shape.
The third group is limited to men who suffer from Gynecomastia, excessive breast growth due to the enlargement of breast glands, and excess fatty growth in the chest and breasts.
In all cases, men and women who undergo Liposculpture in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles should have had a stabilized weight for at least six months. Liposuction does not remove stretch marks or cellulite.
Liposuction Techniques in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles
Three main techniques are used for performing Liposuction in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. These liposuction methods vary in safety and effectiveness. All involve the insertion of a Liposuction cannula -- a small wand-like instrument connected to a high-powered suction machine -- into tiny incisions made by the plastic surgeon into the targeted area. It is through this instrument that the plastic surgeon draws fat from beneath the skin.
Tumescent Liposuction is the most popular, and the safest method of liposuction. "Tumescence" refers to the swelling and firming of the fatty areas through the infusion of a saline solution that contains Lidocaine, an anesthetic with adrenaline, which reduces blood loss and bruising.
Your Cosmetic plastic surgeon will soak the area with a solution that is two to three times the amount of fat and fluids to be removed. In Super-Wet Tumescent Liposuction, however, tissues are infused with fluids equal to the amount of fat and fluids to be removed. Super-Wet Liposuction uses a solution that has smaller amounts of, or no, Lidocaine, reducing the risk of Lidocaine toxicity.
Once the area is sufficiently plumped up, the plastic surgeon removes the loosened fat cells, suctioning fat and fluid through transparent vacuum-like tubes. Other techniques of liposuction may also use tumescent technique as the initial method of breaking up the fatty tissue before using mechanical instruments, lasers, or ultrasound to further breakup the fat. Smart Lipo or EZ Lipo and no different than the traditional Tumescent Liposuction; but rather a marketing gimmick used by some cosmetic surgeons, who perform liposuction under local anesthesia.
LipoZap technique uses laser beam to breakup fat cells under local anesthesia. Its efficacy or safety has not been adequately proven.
Power Assisted Liposuction hastens the process by an electronic-powered cannula which, like a jackhammer, suctions fat more quickly. While it lessens the plastic surgeon’s exertion, it also reduces the ability to contour with precision, especially in delicate areas like the neck and the face. Likewise, Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction, which bombards subcutaneous fatty tissues with waves of heat and energy and was developed for use in more fibrous areas, has a high rate of risks and complications such as burns, and is not a patient’s best option.
What Results to Expect from Liposuction in Beverly Hills
For optimal results, Liposuction should be performed by a Board Certified plastic surgeon who has a honed aesthetic sense, as well as excellent surgical skills. The surgeon must work diligently to locate the appropriate areas of subcutaneous fat in order to successfully sculpt and contour those areas. It is therefore of the utmost importance to select a cosmetic surgeon who has the highest credentials, a fine artistic sense and who is highly experienced in performing Liposuction.
In the following sections Dr. Younai reviews your treatment options for body contouring and Liposuction, including pros and cons, potential risks and complications, recovery course, pre and post operative instructions, and esthetic outcomes. There are also many before-and-after pictures, high resolution images of Liposuction available in our photo gallery.
If you are considering liposuction in Beverly Hills or Los Angeles contact board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Younai. The California Center for Plastic Surgery serves Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Pasadena, Glendale, Valencia, Palmdale, Fresno, Bakersfield, and Oxnard.