should not Do you spend countless hours in the gym and maintain a healthy diet but still struggle with lingering areas of fat that just won’t seem to respond to your efforts? This can be extremely frustrating, but rest assured that you are not alone. Millions of men and women across America develop stubborn pockets of fat, often as they age, which can be difficult – if not impossible – to get rid of with traditional diet and exercise methods alone. Fortunately, cosmetic surgery offers a variety of invasive, noninvasive, and minimally invasive fat reduction and fat removal options to help patients finally achieve their aesthetic goals.
Without a doubt, liposuction is one of the most effective fat removal treatments available today. Highly experienced and internationally recognized board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz is proud to offer liposuction body contouring in his state-of-the-art Beverly Hills, CA office for patients interested in a more sculpted, toned, and beautiful physique. To determine if liposuction with Dr. Schwartz may be right for you, read on for more information about what to expect from the treatment and what results may be possible.
What does liposuction do?
Liposuction is an exciting cosmetic procedure designed to remove stubborn areas of fat that have become unresponsive to diet, exercise, and other traditional fat loss techniques. During a traditional liposuction procedure, the surgeon will make a small punch hole incision through which a thin tube, or cannula, will be inserted. The fat will then be loosened and broken up by the surgeon’s back-and-forth motions and, ultimately, suctioned out via the cannula.
Dr. Schwartz is committed to staying on top of the latest technologies and tools available in the industry and is proud to offer both suction-assisted lipoplasty (SAL), as described above, as well as “super-wet” tumescent liposuction. Patients who have a smaller amount of fat to remove and need a more precise level of body sculpting may benefit from SAL, while tumescent liposuction is often more appropriate for treating larger areas. The latter approach involves the injection of a saline and anesthetic solution which reduces pain, obviates the need for general anesthesia, and typically leads to a quicker recovery period.
What are the benefits of liposuction?
For many patients, liposuction fat removal can be truly life-changing. Six of the most compelling benefits of liposuction include:
1. It can be used to treat many areas
One of the most exciting aspects of liposuction is that it can be performed in multiple areas of the body. Some of the more common treatment areas for liposuction include:
2. You will see immediate results
One of the first things that many liposuction patients, understandably, want to know is when their results will be visible. Following a liposuction procedure, most patients will notice an immediate change and improvement in their contour, though it will take several weeks for all of the swelling to subside and the final results to be apparent.
3. The results can be permanent
Fat cells that are removed via liposuction should not return, meaning that the actual fat removal can be permanent. Patients can enjoy their new physique for many, many years following liposuction. However, it is important to remember that the surrounding fat cells can swell with weight gain, and new fat cells can even generate. For this reason, it is essential that patients maintain a stable weight with diet and exercise following their liposuction procedure.
4. It is not just for women
Liposuction is sometimes thought of as a procedure for women, but it is actually an extremely popular treatment among men as well. In fact, liposuction is one of the most effective ways to remove excess fat that develops in men with gynecomastia.
5. It can be combined with other procedures
Many patients who undergo larger cosmetic surgeries, such as a tummy tuck, mommy makeover, or facelift, can benefit from the addition of liposuction in conjunction with their procedure. A surgeon will often use liposuction to sculpt the area being treated and further enhance the patient’s overall results.
6. The benefits aren’t just physical
While liposuction can dramatically enhance a person’s figure, the emotional benefits are arguably even more substantial. An overwhelmingly large number of men and women who undergo liposuction experience a boost in their self-confidence, which can lead to improved relationships, more success in their career, and a better quality of life overall.
Am I a good candidate for liposuction in Beverly Hills, CA?
In general, most people who are in good health, nonsmokers, and have small pockets of stubborn fat can be considered candidates for liposuction. Additionally, liposuction patients should be at or near their goal weight and have maintained that weight for at least 6 – 12 months prior to undergoing surgery. One particularly important note about liposuction is that it is not designed as a high-volume weight loss or fat loss tool. In most cases, the maximum amount of fat that can be safely removed during liposuction is 5000cc, or about 10 – 11 pounds. Patients who have more weight to lose, or those who are more concerned about excess skin, may be better suited to one of the many other procedures offered by Dr. Schwartz.
Without a doubt, the best way to determine whether or not you qualify for liposuction is to be evaluated by an experienced and knowledgeable provider. Call our convenient Beverly Hills, CA location to schedule your one-on-one consultation with internationally recognized board-certified plastic surgery specialist Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz, and discover how you can finally get the trim, smooth, stunning physique you’ve always wanted through liposuction!