What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure used to sculpt and define the contours of the face and body by removing unwanted fat deposits. In general, liposuction works by suctioning or scraping out fatty tissues from the body to sculpt and define areas, such as your upper arms, calves, knees, thighs, and face. Dr. Jaime Schwartz has been performing liposuction surgeries for many years, and offers SmoothLipo as his signature liposuction procedure, done exclusively in his Beverly Hills office. He has an expert's view of how to shape and contour your body to meet your individual goals and needs.
How is Liposuction (Smoothlipo) Performed?
Tumescent liposuction or "super-wet" liposuction involves injecting large volumes of fluid, which is a combination of saline and a local anesthetic, into the targeted treatment area before suctioning out the fatty tissues. Clients that would benefit from tumescent liposuction typically have larger areas being treated, such as the abdomen, hips, or thighs, and are looking for smoother results with minimal pain.
Depending on the areas being treated with liposuction, this tumescent fluid allows Dr. Schwartz to perform the surgery using local anesthesia only, or IV sedation (TIVA), which speeds up your recovery time significantly.
In suction-assisted lipoplasty (SAL), Dr. Schwartz uses a small diameter tube or cannula to suction the fat and fluid by moving the tube in a gentle fashion in and out of the fatty area while also constantly feeling the suctioned area to compare thickness and smoothness. Clients that would benefit from suction-assisted liposuction typically have a smaller volume of fat being removed and want a more precise, sculpted result.
During your liposuction consultation at our Beverly Hills or Dubai office, Dr. Schwartz will review the different liposuction options, and together, you can form a plan of treatment that makes sense for you.
How Long Does Liposuction Take?
The length of your liposuction procedure may range from a few minutes (facial) to several hours for large extremities, such as the thighs. The length of your procedure and the type of anesthesia used will be discussed in your consultation with Dr. Schwartz. Each patient has a unique set of goals, which results is a different length of time for each SmartLipo procedure.
What Results Can I Expect From SmartLipo Liposuction?
After SmartLipo surgery, you will likely experience some fluid drainage from the small incisions. Dr. Schwartz may fit you with a snug elastic garment to wear over the treated area for a few weeks to control swelling and to help your skin better conform to its new contours.
Dr. Schwartz will give you instructions for showering and changing the dressing, and you’ll be seen in the office for a follow-up in a few days after surgery. Healing is a gradual process, and Dr. Schwartz recommends that you start walking and moving around as soon as possible to reduce swelling and to help prevent blood clots from forming. You will begin to feel better after about a week or two, and you should be back at work within a few days following your procedure.
Liposuction (Smart Lipo) Reviews
"Dr. Schwartz is the most incredible plastic surgeon there is! I was a little about the idea of surgery so I was just "doctor hopping" to see if I could find someone that fit me and I felt safe with. From the beginning Dr. Schwartz & staff made my experience an amazing. Booking my initial consultation was not a problem, convenient times and dates were available. Upon arrival, I was greeted by the lovely Melissa who gave me an incredible introduction into the practice what to anticipate with my day in the office. As you could imagine, I had a million and one questions ready for the doctor and a long check list of things I would want to see in a surgeon before I choose "the one". From the moment he walked in, Dr. Schwartz was incredible. There aren't many doctors you can find in LA that are actually genuine, but Dr.Schwartz is. He explained thoroughly what it meant to have circumferential liposuction of the abdomen and the flanks means, entails, the do's and don'ts, recovery time and everything in between!! By the time I got to my pocket list of questions they were all answered in a genuine manner! Dr. Schwartz and staff made my road to surgery like a walk in the park. And of course, I could not have asked for better results, I COULD NOT have asked for better. Thank you Dr. Schwartz!!"- D.S. / Yelp / Dec 04, 2016
"Dr. Schwartz is the most incredible plastic surgeon there is! I was a little about the idea of surgery so I was just “doctor hopping” to see if I could find someone that fit me and I felt safe with. From the beginning Dr. Schwartz & staff made my experience an amazing. Booking my initial consultation was not a problem, convenient times and dates were available. Upon arrival, I was greeted by the lovely Melissa who gave me an incredible introduction into the practice what to anticipate with my day in the office. As you could imagine, I had a million and one questions ready for the doctor and a long check list of things I would want to see in a surgeon before I choose “the one”. From the moment he walked in, Dr. Schwartz was incredible. There aren’t many doctors you can find in LA that are actually genuine, but Dr.Schwartz is. He explained thoroughly what it meant to have circumferential liposuction of the abdomen and the flanks means, entails, the do’s and don’ts, recovery time and everything in between!! By the time I got to my pocket list of questions they were all answered in a genuine manner! Dr. Schwartz and staff made my road to surgery like a walk in the park. And of course, I could not have asked for better results, I COULD NOT have asked for better. Thank you Dr. Schwartz!!"- D.S. / Google / Dec 07, 2016
"He was honest n up front. Very Professional. Patient BMI/Health Came First. He is the Doctor to choose. I didn't know if I could lose the 50lbs he requested me to lose. (I never had to diet b4). I like the new me. I thank him for encouraging me.Much Blessings 2-Dr. SchwartzPeedy Alexander,"- P. / Healthgrades / Aug 01, 2016
"Flew from Italy for Dr. Schwartz! Beverly Hills, CA - I am 42 and I flew all the way from Italy for Dr Schwartz to do my tummy tuck and liposuction. I would love to thank Dr Schwartz and staff for their affection and gentleness. My surgical experience was positive in every aspect. The other doctors and nurses gave me that little extra love to make me as calm and serene as possible. Not to mention my new waistline.....I am so content to have my..."- A. / RealSelf / Mar 01, 2015
"Tummy Tuck and So Happy - Beverly Hills, CA - After having my children I was shocked at how much loose skin I had around my stomach. My first child was a natural birth and I was able to have a normal stomach after. My second was a c- section, and my stomach was never the same. I had so much extra skin and stubborn fat that wouldn't go away even after a ton of exercise. Dr Schwartz came highly referred to me as a few of my friends went to..."- A. / RealSelf / Oct 20, 2015
Plan Your Procedure
- Starting Price
- From $9,270
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
What is the cost of liposuction in Beverly Hills, CA?
The cost of liposuction in Beverly Hills, CA ranges in price. It depends on several things, including how many parts of the body you want treated, the size of the treatment area, the technique, and surgical fees. All of these factors help determine the pricing of your liposuction procedure. We encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Schwartz to discuss your cosmetic goals and receive a surgical plan that aligns with your needs. During your consultation, we can discuss the pricing options and if financing is available.
How Safe is Lipo?
Your safety is of the utmost importance to Dr. Schwartz. Although liposuction is generally safe, the risks may be increased when liposuction is combined with other surgical procedures or if there are large areas being treated. These risks will be discussed with you prior to your surgery during your consultation with Dr. Schwartz so you can make an informed decision and embark on your treatment with confidence.
Is Liposuction Permanent?
Liposuction is usually very effective and long-lasting and can be permanent if weight is maintained after the procedure. If you gain weight after having liposuction, it is possible the fatty tissues may reappear and an additional liposuction procedure will be necessary to restore your original results.
How Much Fat Can Be Removed With Liposuction?
Liposuction is not a weight loss tool, but it can be successful for removing stubborn areas of fat that have not responded to your best efforts at exercise and weight loss, such as saddlebags, a double chin, or love handles.
Can Liposuction Be Combined With Other procedures?
Liposuction is often used in combination with other cosmetic procedures, such as lifts (arm lift, thigh lift, back lift, etc.), a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), or a breast reduction. Liposuction can also be used to treat some medical conditions, like gynecomastia (male breasts) and lipedema, or to remove benign fatty tumors.
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