You cannot choose where the body stores fat nor how or where it is burned. Targeted fat loss is not possible through diet or exercise, and many people have fat deposits that refuse to deplete even with a rigid diet and exercise program. Liposuction is a body contouring solution to resistant fat deposits, offering a way to reshape and sculpt your face and body. Our aesthetic team at Be That Beautiful™ Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills offers liposuction surgery for our patients that want to look their best at every stage of their life.
If you carry extra fat around your midsection or have saddlebags on the outside of your thighs, it can be nearly impossible to shrink these specific fat deposits. Liposuction is designed to help those within a normal weight range for their height and frame reshape their body. There are different types of liposuction surgeries available at Be That Beautiful™, including tumescent and “Awake” procedures. Both can be used to contour your chin, neck, arms, abdomen, thighs or other areas that have diet-resistant fat deposits.
Liposuction surgery is performed using small incisions to access and suction out the fat under the skin. Tumescent liposuction is the most common type of “lipo” performed, using an anesthetic solution that helps minimize blood loss. Tumescent lipo is usually performed under general anesthesia, and it allows larger amounts of fat to be removed in one procedure. The incisions used are very small, and the scars are usually not visible once they heal.
Lipo Contouring Procedures
Whether you have a double chin, or a muffin top you want gone, lipo procedures can accomplish your aesthetic goals. Dr. Obaid Chaudhry is a highly respected and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who utilizes cutting-edge liposuction techniques at our plastic surgery center in Los Angeles. From precise Awake lipo using only local anesthesia to tumescent and non-surgical liposuction options, we offer multiple ways to reshape your fatty areas. Our liposuction surgery procedures include advanced options such as:
Regardless of the liposuction or fat removal procedure used, the results can offer permanent reshaping of your face, neck or body. Both liposuction surgery and non-surgical options like SmoothSculpt procedures permanently remove fat cells from the targeted area. Once gone, fat cells do not return, changing your shape forever. While you can gain weight and retain fat in other areas, those fat cells are permanently gone.
Awake Versus Traditional Liposuction
Dr. Chaudhry offers Awake lipo, a safer and more convenient option compared to traditional liposuction. Patients are not put under general anesthesia with Awake lipo, minimizing risks associated with surgery. Dr. O.C. received specialized training to perform this less invasive procedure, which can reduce the side effects of general anesthesia such as grogginess, nauseous and vomiting.
Awake liposuction is wonderful for those with smaller fat deposits to be removed. If there is more significant excess fat, tumescent or traditional lipo is a better option. Dr. Chaudhry can discuss which procedure is best for your body contouring surgery and what to expect during and after your fat removal treatment.
Liposuction is one of the least invasive plastic surgeries with a quicker recovery time than most cosmetic procedures. Patients are up walking the same day, and most can return to work and normal activities in a few days. While it takes a few months for all the swelling and inflammation to dissipate, you can see a difference almost immediately. The final results become apparent in the following weeks and months after surgery.
If you want to reshape your body or lose that double chin, cosmetic liposculpture may be the solution. To learn more, contact us at Be That Beautiful™ Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills to schedule your liposuction consultation with Dr. O.C.