Liposuction is a plastic surgery technique that has paved the way for modern-day plastic surgery. At Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Inc. we work intensively to bring the most up-to-date techniques to our loyal patients who are searching for the most effective methods of adipose tissue (fat cells) removal. Recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons revealed that more than 200,000 American patients undergo liposuction treatments per year. Our board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gabriel Chiu is a modern-day specialist in removing unwanted body fat for patients who desire a well-defined body contour.
About the Procedure
Every method of liposuction will permanently remove fat cells from problem areas of your body. However, the laser assisted liposuction surgery is one of the fast-acting methods of breaking up stubborn fat cells. The power of the laser gently liquefies fat cells from the desired location and gently suctions out the fat with a cannula. The cannula is a hollow metal tube that is used in a majority of liposuction procedures, which allows the plastic surgeon to manually remove fat cells from localized areas on the body. In laser assisted liposuction, cool or chilled laser pulses break the fat cells down to a liquid state so they can be removed swiftly with the cannula. Typically patients are given local anesthesia to ensure there is no pain or discomfort during the procedure.
Body Parts Treated by Laser Assisted Liposuction
Laser assisted liposuction can treat smaller regions of the body that traditional liposuction methods cannot. Ideal areas of this procedure include smaller regions of the:
- Face and neck
- Arms and bra line
- Stomach and back
- Thighs and buttocks
Laser Assisted Liposuction Candidates
Candidates for Beverly Hills laser assisted liposuction are in good health and are relatively close to their ideal body weight. Dr. Chiu passes the message to his first-time patients that liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss and that every patient undergoes a thorough consultation to determine their need for body contouring. Patients with a body mass index of 35 or above are not ideal candidates for a small-scale procedure as this. Laser assisted liposuction candidates possess localized areas of loose skin, pockets of fat that are unresponsive to diet and exercise and for those who desire a smooth body contour and toned appearance.
Laser-assisted liposuction serves the greater areas of Los Angeles as one of the safest procedures when performed by a qualified and board certified plastic surgeon. The risks of serious complications from this procedure are rare. During your consultation with Dr. Chiu, he will define the specific risks with your body type and determine whether you are a good candidate for his procedure. However, just as any other plastic surgery, you can reduce your surgery risk by following Dr. Chiu’s surgery instructions.
Recovery from Laser Assisted Liposuction
One of the reasons why laser assisted liposuction continues to grow is the fact that this procedure proclaims significantly less downtime as well as ending surgery with less bruising and swelling following the procedure. This procedure leaves behind fewer reactions of discomfort that hardly call for any rest or downtime, and allows patients to return to work and normal activities the very next day.
Once surgery is complete and the effects of anesthesia have worn off, patients are discharged with compression garments to support the areas of treatment. In order to reduce the effects of pain or swelling, these garments can be worn comfortably under your clothing for the next few weeks.
Discuss Your Options for Laser Assisted Liposuction Beverly Hills
Over a short time period, surgery results will become pleasingly apparent, and you will make a full recovery to return to your daily activities. To learn more about your options of body contouring and this innovative technique, contact us online to schedule a consultation with the top rated plastic surgeon Dr. Chiu or reach us by calling (310) 888-8087.