Liposuction eliminates stubborn fat from areas that are difficult to target with diet and exercise. This surgical procedure removes localized fat with a thin hollow tube (cannula) inserted through several tiny incisions in the skin. The cannula is connected to a vacuum device that removes the excess fat with a suctioning technique, and the result is more slender and attractive body contours.
Have you ever found the top you were looking for only to discover that after you try it on, your abdomen noticeably protrudes? Or maybe a pair of jeans fits you perfectly in the hips but bulges above the waistband. Liposuction eliminates fat from problem areas so that you can fit into clothing better and have a wider variety of options that flatter your figure. After liposuction, you can actually enjoy going shopping for new clothes or even looking through your closet knowing that your clothes will adorn your body in a more fetching way.
Carrying extra weight can put stress on certain parts of the body, such as the back, knees, and hips. Although liposuction should not be looked at as a form of weight loss and does not result in a dramatic reduction in weight, the excess fat can be enough to make a difference when it comes to straining your body. Liposuction can result in a small amount of weight reduction and may encourage patients to continue with a healthy lifestyle that allows them to lose more weight and take even more stress off their bodies.
You may have struggled for several months or even years to eliminate stubborn fat to no avail, and these enduring bulges may cause you to be self-conscious about your appearance. After liposuction, you will feel happy knowing you look good, which will help make you feel more comfortable in your own skin and give you the confidence you deserve.
During your consultation, Dr. Chiu will determine the best technique for your individual needs based on a variety of factors, including the treatment area and the amount of fat to be removed.
Incisions will be dressed with small bandages. The treated area will be wrapped with a compression garment. Pain medication will be prescribed to ease any swelling and discomfort. Our Recovery Protocol, which includes supplements, vitamins, and anti-bruising medications, will begin.
Patients are usually able to return to work and light activities. Active stretching is advised. Swelling and bruising will begin to resolve.
Massages and light physical activities geared to avoid injury will be allowed. Strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided.
Results will be more apparent. Patients may return to their normal activities, including strenuous exercise and lifting, once cleared by Dr. Chiu.
All residual swelling will have resolved. Final results will be apparent, though tightening of the tissues will continue for the rest of the year.
At Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Inc., Dr. Chiu can recommend the procedures that will help you achieve the results you want, based on your individual needs.
BHPS is the way to go. Dr. Chiu is a master at his art and the entire staff are as professional, welcoming and friendly as you could ever hope to find in the service industry. In 2009 I had liposuction of the abdomen and flank area from a doctor in the midwest. The procedure was not done well, things were left uneven and I had even developed quite a lot of scar tissue as a result of the doctors agressive wand skills. From my initial consultation I knew that if anyone could fix the damage that had been done, Dr. Chiu was the person to do it. From his pre surgery vitamin/probiotic regiments to his post surgery recovery routines, you can tell that this man cares about what he does. When it came to the procedure itself, he didn’t disappoint. The man is a perfectionist. I went into the surgery expecting some modest results but what he gave me was amazing, I never expected that I would look this good. I couldn’t be happier with the results. The BHPS staff is also among the best you’ll find. I was pleasantly surprised at the level of quality customer service provided by this group. I would say more but you will probably just have to see for yourself.
Dr. Gabriel Chiu was a godsend. What a joy to meet such a passionate surgeon with amazing bedside manner and such amazing results. He is a perfectionist! He truly wants you to be happy and gives you exactly what you want. I went in for a tummy tuck and liposuction of hips and flanks. I had a distended stomach my whole life. Being an athlete, this made me very depressed. He immediately made me feel hopeful and look forward to my future. He is there from beginning to end. Very informative answering all of your questions not only in person but by phone and email whenever you need him. Dr. Chiu makes all of your worries go away. The follow up appointments were with him and not a physician’s assistant, which we found happened with other surgeons. You feel much safer having your actual surgeon with you through the entire process. I was also impressed by the professionalism and pristine environment of the surgery center. All of the surgeons and staff have a great respect for Dr. Chiu and his flawless work. The office at BHPS is beautiful and the staff is so caring. They are all your team from the start including Dr. Chiu’s lovely wife, Christine. What a classy lady. She personifies what BHPS is all about, Classy, professional, warm, and inviting. I highly recommend Dr. Gabriel Chiu. It has been a truly life changing experience!
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Inc. is awesome! I had my breast augmentation done with Dr. Chiu, and just after a week I was driving and felt physically great! I have very natural results; my friends and family love it and told me that my new “friends” can’t look any better! I have already referred a bunch of my friends for a consultation session! Dr. Chiu and his wife Christine are very professional and caring, and Susan is very loving and helpful! If you’re still hunting around for a plastic surgeon, make a free
We are a husband and wife who both had liposuction of our tummies by Dr Chiu. Wifey had liposuction and Rhinoplasty in 2011, and the results were so amazing and life changing that hubby followed suit and had liposuction in 2012. We both love Dr Chiu and his staff so much! We wouldn’t trust anybody else. Dr. Chiu and Chammy always made us feel comfortable and checked in with us often after surgery. Wifey’s rhinoplasty turned out so amazing, she didn’t think it was even possible for it to turn out so well! If ever in the future either of us has plastic surgery again, it will most surely be with Dr. Chiu. Thanks for everything BHPS!!
Awesome staff and results!!!! I went in to see Dr. Chiu initially for a liposuction consultation and before I knew it, I was feeling confident and pumped and excited about getting it done. I signed up for a procedure for lipo of the upper and lower abs, flanks and back the same day with the support of the staff and my partner. From the get go, they were very patient, sincere and thorough about assessing my expectations and explaining to me realistically what would happen. The price was decent and very reasonable which fell within my price range. The procedure came and gone and went without a hitch! I am now almost one month post-op and absolutely ecstatic with the results so far. Dr. Chiu, Chammy and everyone there were so nice and caring. They really make you valued and reinforce customer service. Thank you so much BHPS Inc!!!! You guys are awesome and I am so glad that I did my research.
Known as “The Curve Creator,” Dr. Chiu is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive skill and experience performing liposuction for thousands of satisfied patients. He possesses a keen eye for aesthetics and the medical knowledge to achieve beautiful results. Dr. Chiu and his qualified staff are dedicated to patient safety, satisfaction, and comfort.
Liposuction should not be viewed as a form of weight loss; it is designed to remove localized fat that has been unresponsive to diet and exercise or that has been genetically predisposed to accumulate in a specific area. Patients should be as close to their ideal weight as possible before undergoing the procedure.
The fat cells that have been removed with liposuction are permanently eliminated from the body; they will not grow back. However, the remaining fat cells may increase in size if weight is gained, which may distort the results of liposuction. To maintain optimum results, patients should follow a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Dr. Chiu and his friendly staff are available to advise a healthy regimen to ensure your long-term success.