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Liposculpture in Beverly Hills

Liposculpture is an advanced cosmetic surgery designed for extensive body contouring through the removal and reshaping of fat deposits. This surgery is similar to traditional liposuction but has a few key differences. Liposculpture removes small, localized fat deposits in a quest to sculpt body contours. Liposculpture is an extensive body contouring procedure that removes excess fat to enhance the appearance of muscle definition.


What Can Liposculpture Do?

  • Target Multiple Areas

    If you have multiple areas where you would like to see more definition, liposculpture might be right for you. Liposculpture can be performed on a number of areas such as the thighs, hips, buttocks, abdomen, waist, upper arms, back, cheeks, chin, and neck.

  • Create Slimmer Contours

    Liposculpture can drastically improve your appearance and confidence by removing the stubborn excess fat deposits that you’ve been struggling to get rid of. After your liposculpture procedure, you can expect to see more slender, attractive contours.

  • Enhance Muscle Definition

    Liposculpture is beneficial for patients whose muscle definition is camouflaged by excess fat. Dr. Chiu uses his artistic touch to strategically remove fat and reshape the target area. After the stubborn fat deposits are suctioned away, your body contours will be more flattering with greater tone and definition.

What Are the Types of Liposculpture?

Dr. Chiu will evaluate your natural body type and discuss the best liposculpture technique option to achieve your body contouring goals.

Standard Liposculpture

After filling the tissues with tumescent solution, which has medications to decrease trauma, improve comfort, and enhance results, liposculpture is performed using various techniques. Standard liposculpture utilizes various cannulas (hollow stainless steel tubes) to remove the fat and shape the area.

Power-Assisted Liposculpture

Power-assisted liposculpture makes use of oscillating cannulas, which pre-tunnel the tissues and are especially helpful in difficult areas. Power-assisted liposculpture also allows surgeons to effectively perform higher volumes of liposuction more quickly without burn risks or trauma to the tissues.

Power-assisted liposculpture is also used to delicately shape, contour, and sculpt more accurately, whether they are low or high volume areas.

Ultrasound-Assisted Liposculpture

In ultrasound-assisted liposculpture (VASER®), the cannula emits ultrasonic waves that penetrate the tissues to dislodge the fat cells without destroying the surrounding membrane of fat cells.

The fat is emulsified and suspended in the fluids, thus making it easier to aspirate.

Ultrasound-assisted liposculpture does have a moderate risk of thermal burns and scarring.

Laser-Assisted Liposculpture

Laser-assisted liposculpture uses a cool or cold laser beam to liquefy the fat. This liquefied fat then needs to be suctioned out with standard liposuction cannulas.

Many surgeons have abandoned this technique due to the high risks of thermal burns and severe scarring.

What Can I Expect During My Liposculpture Recovery?

As with all surgical procedures, there is a recovery process after liposculpture to ensure that you heal properly and can fully enjoy your new and improved body contours.

  • Immediately After

    Immediately following your procedure, Dr. Chiu will place compression garments or elastic bandages over the treatment areas. This is to help control swelling and to compress the tissues to your new body contours. Excess blood and fluids will be absorbed by the body or escape through the incision sites.

    Additionally, you will be given specific instructions concerning the care of treatment areas, topical or oral medications to take (for recovery, pain management, and prevention of infections), and volume and type of exercise recommended (to encourage circulation).

    It is important that your surgical incisions are not exposed to excessive force, abrasion, or motion during your recovery.

  • 1 Week

    Typically, most patients return to work within a few days of their procedure. This is a general timeline that will ultimately depend on the number of areas treated and whether any other procedures were combined with your liposculpture.

    It is best to follow your doctor’s instructions closely after surgery.

  • 2 to 3 Weeks

    Swelling and bruising should continue to dissipate, and the results should become more apparent. You may resume strenuous activities at this point if cleared by Dr. Chiu.

  • 4 to 6 Weeks

    You should be completely healed at this point and able to resume daily activities and exercise.

Why Choose Dr. Chiu?

Dr. Chiu is a board-certified Beverly Hills plastic surgeon with extensive skills and knowledge about liposculpture and other body contouring procedures. Patient safety, satisfaction, and comfort are the top priority of Dr. Chiu and his professional staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will liposculpture help me lose weight?

Liposculpture is not a weight loss procedure. Before you can be considered the right candidate for liposculpture, you should be at an ideal weight. You should also be able to maintain a healthy lifestyle and weight after your liposculpture surgery.

What other procedures can be combined with liposculpture?

It is common to combine your liposculpture treatment with other procedures to achieve optimal body contouring results.

Some procedures typically combined with liposculpture include:

What are the possible risks of liposculpture?

Like with any plastic surgery procedure, there is a potential for certain complications.

Dr. Chiu assists you through every step before, during, and after the procedure to ensure your entire process is smooth.

Some potential risks of liposculpture may include:

  • Uneven contours
  • Rippling or loose skin
  • Damage to skin or nerves
  • Blood and fat clots
  • Excessive fluid loss

How long do the results last after liposculpture?

The results after liposculpture are meant to be long lasting. A healthy lifestyle and avoiding significant weight gain will help prolong the results.

How much does liposculpture surgery cost in Beverly Hills?

According to RealSelf, the average cost for liposculpture is around $5,525. Your procedure price may vary based on anesthesia, operating room facility fees, surgeon fees, medications, and the size of the treatment area.

Health insurance typically does not provide coverage for cosmetic surgery. Find out more about your financing options here.

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