For Beverly Hills patients interested in a trimmer, more sculpted body, power-assisted liposuction may be ideal. Like other liposuction techniques, power-assisted liposuction permanently removes stubborn pockets of fat that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Although the procedure has been in wide use since 1999, recent studies are just now beginning to find what plastic surgeons have known for years: power-assisted liposuction delivers better results than the traditional form of the procedure. To find out if this cosmetic treatment is right for you, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chiu at our Beverly Hills office today.
The Power-Assisted Liposuction Procedure
Power-assisted liposuction utilizes a specialized cannula that vibrates rapidly to break up the fat tissue. The cannula is the thin metal tube used to suction out the fat during any liposuction procedure. The power-assisted cannula’s oscillating action allows Dr. Chiu to sculpt the desired area with less manual work, allowing him to focus on removing the right amount of fat to create the desired contour.
In addition to increased precision, power-assisted liposuction has also been shown to result in less bruising for patients. Also, because the cannula is able to break up the fat so efficiently, liposuction procedures with these devices are much quicker than traditional methods. Studies have shown procedures performed using this method to be 30 percent faster on average. Finally, the reduction of manual movements makes power-assisted liposuction ideal for sculpting around the bellybutton, male breasts, or inner thighs.
Power-assisted liposuction may or may not be the best method to achieve the results you desire. The only way to know for sure is through a consultation with Dr. Chiu. He can evaluate your needs and desired look and determine the best way to help you achieve it.
Recovery from Power-Assisted Liposuction
Recovery after power-assisted liposuction is similar to other liposuction procedures. As previously noted, there is typically less bruising with this technique. Still, you will likely have some soreness and swelling after your procedure. Compression garments may be used to keep your new contour in shape, and anti-inflammatory medications can help with the swelling and any discomfort you may have.
You should be able to resume normal, non-strenuous activities within a week. Although your new shape will be immediately apparent, you may not see the final result of your procedure for six months. Dr. Chiu will be on hand to check your condition and advise you throughout the recovery process. The results of your power-assisted liposuction should be long lasting, provided you maintain a sensible diet and exercise regularly. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Chiu, contact us today.
Why Patients Choose Dr. Chiu for Power-Assisted Liposuction
Beverly Hills liposuction patients come to Dr. Chiu for his unparalleled surgical skill, attention to detail, artistic disposition, world-class facilities, and compassionate bedside manner. If you are interested in having your body sculpted to statuesque proportions, you want a surgeon with his medical training and aesthetic eye to help you achieve the contour you desire.
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Inc. – Dr. Chiu’s private practice – is at the top of the field of luxury plastic surgery offices. We use only the most advanced equipment, giving our patients the benefit of the latest technology. When combined with our luxuriant amenities and friendly service, a visit to our offices provides a pleasant experience unmatched by any other Beverly Hills plastic surgeon.