To perform liposuction in Los Angeles at Cassileth Plastic Surgery, we use the latest in energy-assisted technology to give your body a smooth, sculpted, slimmer look. If you want to get rid of stubborn fat around your tummy, hips, back, arms, thighs, or neck, our team of top Beverly Hills-based female plastic surgeons offers the best-tailored solution for your body goals.
We use radiofrequency, laser, and ultrasound energy-assisted liposuction to melt the fat, so that it is easily removed from the body. Through tiny incisions in discrete locations, our doctors use a cannula (a thin, straw-like instrument) to liquefy and remove the fat while tightening the skin from the inside, which leaves the skin smoother and more youthful looking.
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The Cassileth team works artistically to assess each person and skilfully sculpt the body to improve each patient's physique and meet their aesthetic goals.
Have you tried rigorous diet and exercise and still have stubborn fat around your midsection, arms, back, breasts, or thighs? A person can lose weight all over, but unfortunately, it is not possible to "spot reduce" specific areas or control how our weight is distributed through exercise.
It can be frustrating when, even after losing weight, you're still left with diet-resistant fat that clings to certain areas, such as a "beer belly," "bingo wings" on the upper arms, or "saddlebags" on the outer thighs. Liposuction is an ideal procedure for a slimmer physique and can directly address those common trouble areas.
Each of us has our own unique body type. For example, some people have a more apple-shaped body and carry most of their weight around their chest and abdomen, while others have a pear-shaped figure and tend to be heavier around the lower body. Women generally carry more fat on the hips, thighs, and buttocks due to the effects of childbearing and the influence of estrogen.
Our natural body shape is influenced by factors like genetics, gender, hormones, age, lifestyle, and bone structure. This basic body shape is usually determined by the time we reach adulthood, and it can be challenging to alter the proportions once they have become apparent. Liposuction is one of the most effective ways of reshaping your contours.
Excess fat on certain areas—such as unwanted volume on the inner thigh—not only gets in the way of your day-to-day life, but also makes it difficult for you to find clothes that fit properly. Liposuction addresses bulging caused from muffin tops around the waistline or bra fat and ensures your clothing fits better.
Liposuction is not designed to be a tool for weight loss in overweight and obese patients. If you have a lot of weight to lose, try a weight-loss diet that yields gradual results. Liposuction is best for sculpting your curves and should not be thought of as a procedure to help with medical or health-related problems.
Liposuction is suitable for adult patients who are already in good shape, are close to their ideal weight (within 30 percent), maintain a stable weight, and simply have some resistant fat pockets that they haven't been able to reduce through conventional exercise and keeping their diet on track.
The procedure intended for patients who maintain realistic expectations, are healthy, and don't have life-threatening diseases, severe illnesses, or infections that would make them high-risk for surgery.
Liposuction won't be able to tighten loose, hanging skin or improve the appearance of cellulite, but there are other treatments and procedures that can address those concerns. Results from surgical fat reduction will look best on those who have a good muscle tone and firm, elastic skin.
The liposuction procedure removes fat through a cannula for a slender, trimmer body. Anaesthesia will be administered before the surgery, and the fat is loosened and then removed via a thin tube inserted through tiny incisions. Your liposuction surgeon at Cassileth Plastic Surgery will determine the best technique for your individual needs.
Liposuction can change your contours for good, as the fat cells removed in the procedure can't "come back" to the treated areas.
Patients can expect some temporary side effects—including bleeding, swelling, and bruising—for several weeks. It may sometimes take several months for the post-operative swelling and fluid retention to go down completely and the full results of the surgery to be visible. Though aging will affect your body, the outcome from liposuction is expected to last as long as you maintain a stable weight and healthy lifestyle.
Worrying that more fat will grow in other places is a common concern. Rest assured, fat will not return in other places. If you gain weight after liposuction, it will appear proportionally on your body. After the procedure, though you can still put on a few pounds if you aren't careful, it will be difficult for you to gain weight in the areas where you were treated.
CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical body contouring treatment that allows you to freeze fat cells in localized problem areas. The fat cells that die due to cold are metabolized and flushed out of the body for good. Liposuction allows you to achieve more dramatic results by removing more fat, but CoolSculpting® is convenient for some patients as there is no recovery time and few side effects. Kybella® is another popular option, used specifically to treat double chin fat. This is a non-surgical, injectable treatment that involves injecting deoxycholic acid directly into the below-the-chin fat to reduce volume.
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