Customized Body Contouring and Liposuction in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove excess fat. At Cassileth Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, our team of female plastic surgeons are highly experienced in advanced liposuction techniques for beautiful, natural-looking body contouring.

When it comes to diet and exercise, sometimes our best efforts can’t deliver the results we want. We understand how frustrating it can be to have stubborn pockets of fat even when you eat healthfully and work out regularly. Genetics, age, pregnancy, and weight changes can make it difficult to achieve a slim, toned figure. Liposuction can eliminate fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs, love handles, arms, neck, and more.

Benefits of Liposuction

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Before & After

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Liposuction—What to Expect

Understanding What Liposuction Can and Can’t Do

Liposuction is a fat removal procedure, but it is not a weight loss procedure and it is not meant to treat obesity, as it is not safe to remove very large amounts of fat. Liposuction is an effective solution for patients who are close to their ideal weight, but struggle with isolated fat deposits and areas of body fat that don't respond to diet or exercise. Patients on a weight loss journey, with or without bariatric surgery, may seek liposuction once they are at a healthy, stable weight in order to improve their body contours.

Preparing for Liposuction

If you think that liposuction may be right for you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation appointment with one of our experienced body contouring surgeons. Your consultation is your chance to learn more about your options and get answers to all your questions. If you and your surgeon agree that liposuction is right for you, she will provide you with detailed pre-operative instructions.

How Liposuction Works

Liposuction is an outpatient procedure performed under sedation—usually general anesthesia, although local anesthesia may occasionally be used for small treatment areas. Your surgeon will make very small incisions, strategically placed to minimize any visible scarring. Then she will use a cannula (a thin, straw-like instrument) to suction and remove the fat.

Liposuction Recovery

In the days after your liposuction procedure, you may experience temporary side effects such as swelling and bruising. You may be provided with a compression garment to help reduce swelling in the treated areas. Your surgeon will give you detailed post-operative instructions, including information about caring for the incisions and how long you will need to refrain from strenuous activity. Our team will also advise you on follow-up appointments and pain medication if needed.

Types of Liposuction

There are several types of liposuction and your surgeon will advise you on which type of liposuction is best for you, depending on your needs and goals.

Frequently Asked Questions About Liposuction

Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

Ideal candidates for liposuction are in good general health, are within 30% of their ideal body weight, and have good skin elasticity.1 People who smoke, have heart problems, or medical conditions that inhibit healing are not candidates for liposuction.

What specific areas of the body can be treated with liposuction?

Many areas of your body can be treated with liposuction, including:

Can liposuction treat cellulite?

Liposuction can improve the overall appearance of the treated area, but if cellulite is a primary concern, we recommend targeted cellulite treatment.

Will fat return in other places after liposuction?

No, this is a common myth about liposuction. Once the fat is removed, those fat cells are permanently destroyed. However, you can still gain weight and it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order to keep your lean, toned look. If you do gain weight, fat cells may get bigger in other areas because the areas where fat was removed can no longer grow.

What are the risks of liposuction?

At Cassileth Plastic Surgery, we prioritize patient safety. Any surgical procedure carries some risk of complications, but you can minimize your risk by choosing a qualified and experienced surgeon. Potential complications of liposuction surgery include blood loss, blood clots, fat embolism, infection, and fluid accumulation.2

Can liposuction be combined with other procedures?

Yes, liposuction is often used in conjunction with other cosmetic surgery procedures in order to improve body contours. It may be used along with tummy tuck, breast reduction, breast augmentation, or as part of a customized mommy makeover.

Liposuction is performed for procedures such as breast augmentation with fat grafting, facial fat grafting and during breast reduction to remove stubborn fat in the area between the bra and underarm.

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Dr. Killeen
Breast and Body Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Double-Board-Certified Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon and Breast & Body Specialist

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Board of Plastic Surgery
American College of Surgeons
The Aesthetic Society

1American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Liposuction. Available: Accessed May 4, 2021

2Mayo Clinic. Liposuction. Available: Accessed May 4, 2021

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