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 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.
A machine vibrates the liposuction cannula to dislodge the fat cells
• Allows for easier and more precise removal of larger amounts of fat
• Faster than traditional liposuction
• Results in less bruising
• Ideal for sculpting all areas of the body, including around the navel, male breasts, and inner thighs
• Allows for easier removal of fat cells
• Usually used in areas with a high degree of fibrous tissue
• Ideal for sculpting the upper back or male breasts
• Allows for easier removal of fat
• Best for sculpting small areas of the face, neck, arms, back, abdomen, flanks, thighs, and buttocks
Incisions will be dressed with small bandages. The treated area will be wrapped with a compression garment to minimize swelling. Pain medication will be prescribed to ease any discomfort that may persist. 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.
The 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.
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 in Beverly Hills are dedicated to patient safety, satisfaction, and comfort.
A common misconception of liposuction is that it is 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.
Read our blog of 5 common misconceptions about liposuction here.
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.
After liposuction, you will likely be able to fit into clothing better, feel more confident throughout your daily routine, and take the stress off certain parts of the body. Many patients experience a boost in self-confidence and comfort with their more slender physique after liposuction.
The average cost of the surgeon’s fee for liposuction treatment is $3,518 per area. The cost of your liposuction treatment will depend on the size of the treatment area and the techniques used for your procedure.
Financing options are available.
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