Liposuction is a highly effective body contouring procedure that targets and eliminates excess fat. In some instances, diet and exercise alone can't help prevent stubborn fat from settling into specific places on the body. While liposuction is not an alternative to weight loss, it can reduce small pockets of unwanted fatty tissue and give patients a slimmer, more contoured profile. Healthy men and women who are near their ideal weight can redefine and sculpt their bodies with the cosmetic help of liposuction.
World-renowned, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime Schwartz has helped countless patients get amazing results and revitalize their physique with liposuction. At his private practice in Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Schwartz and his professional team provide the highest quality of care and concern with every patient they encounter. Read on to learn more about this popular fat removal surgery and the top five areas most commonly treated.
What does liposuction do?
Beverly Hills, CA men and women can have the body they desire with the body sculpting help of liposuction. The primary advantage of this fat removal surgery is it allows patients to see results, even after only one treatment. It is also an excellent body contouring procedure to enhance other cosmetic surgeries, such as an arm lift or tummy tuck. Liposuction works by eliminating and suctioning out excess fat cells and redefining the target site. This versatile treatment sculpts and reshapes different areas of the body, such as the face, underneath the chin, thighs, abdomen, arms, and even calves. During a private consultation, Dr. Schwartz will listen to and evaluate each patient to determine which signature liposuction technique will be necessary to meet their goals and needs.
What are the popular areas of the body for liposuction?
Several areas of the body can be transformed with liposuction. Liposuction can be a highly effective body contouring tool for both women and men. Female patients generally choose the abdomen, hips, thighs, and knees. Male patients typically look to liposuction to help their chest area, lower back or "love handles," and abdomen. Here is a look at the most common areas and how fat removal surgery can impact a patient's overall appearance.
Liposuction can treat unsightly excess fat in the upper arms, which is a common issue for women due to age, change in hormones, and muscle laxity. Liposuction can be done in conjunction with an arm lift to remove the signs of "bat wings," leaving patients with a more toned, fit-looking upper arm area.
The back can be a problematic area to eliminate pockets of unwanted fat for both women and men. Typically, women focus on the "bra fat" on the upper back, or lower back, while men focus on the "love handles." Liposuction can smooth out these areas and help contour a patient's backside for a more attractive appearance.
Liposuction can treat the inner, outer, or both sides of the thigh area. Depending on a patient's body type, some may need help with the inner thigh gap, while others may be struggling with the outer or "saddlebag" area. In some cases, a patient may need both to give their overall thigh area more definition.
The hip area is a popular target site for women. Fat removal surgery on the hip area can create a more well-defined, rounder buttock area, giving patients that curvy, more feminine silhouette.
One of the most popular areas for liposuction with both men and women is the stomach area. Fat removal surgery on the upper, lower, or entire abdomen area can create a slimmer, more contoured profile. It can eliminate excess fat and smooth out the midsection area to give patients a more sculpted, fit-looking appearance.
How many areas can you treat in one fat removal surgery?
With advancements in technology and progressive plastic surgeons like Dr. Schwartz, there are different types of liposuction techniques utilized today, providing patients an easier recovery with less bruising and bleeding. The most common, and one often performed by Dr. Schwartz, is tumescent liposuction. It is a suction-assisted type of fat removal surgery that injects tumescent fluid into the target area to numb and control bleeding before the fatty deposits are extracted. Patients with smaller volumes of unwanted fat might benefit from suction-assisted (SAL) liposuction. Dr. Schwartz uses a small cannula, or tube, to suction the fluid and fat by moving it gently in and out of the target site to create a smooth, sculpted result.
While there is no standard limit, most liposuction sessions include a maximum of 3 – 4 areas. However, regardless of the number of areas, it is more important to limit the amount of fat to five liters per treatment for the patient's safety.
Liposuction, or fat removal surgery, can be a life-changing solution for healthy men and women who need body contouring help in various areas to have the body they always wanted. If you are considering liposuction, or any other cosmetic procedures, please contact our Beverly Hills office today to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime Schwartz.