Liposuction/Liposculpture/Suction Lipectomy | Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA
What Is Liposuction
If you just can not seem to get rid of those persistent bulges through diet and exercise, a liposuction procedure may be what you need to sculpt your body. Liposuction, also known as liposculpture, lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed today. This body-contouring procedure can be used to sculpt a more ideal shape, making your body more proportional. There are catchy names and new laser technology that are used to describe a variation on liposuction depending on the individual surgeons preferred technique. The bottom line is that they all aim at the simple concept of removing unwanted fat through a vacuum suction apparatus to contour the body by reducing excess fat bulges or pockets.
During your consultation Dr. Edween will evaluate your body, and devise a plan that combines precise liposculpture and liposuction techniques to give you a sculpted and contoured shape
Who is a candidate
Liposuction works best on one who has good skin elasticity, is within 30 percent of their ideal weight, and desires to remove the excess bulges of unwanted fat from their body. Common sites for liposuction include neck, arms, abdomen, hips, thighs, and back roll, and roll underneath buttocks.
Liposuction is not a quick fix form of weight loss, states Dr. Edween; liposuction is designed contour and sculpt the unwanted bulges off your body. The best long term results are seen in patients that are committed to maintaining proper diet and exercise after procedure.
How is it performed?
This is a surgical procedure that requires general or local anesthesia with intravenous (IV) sedation, and should be performed in an accredited surgical facility. Dr. Edween's preferred technique is the tumescent technique, which involves infusing the chosen area with a solution to help distinguish the fat layer from surrounding soft tissue and muscle. Next, through a tiny incision a cannula (a thin hollow tube) is inserted that is attached to a vacuum assisted suction machine, allowing the collection of unwanted fat from the area.
What to expect
Surgery is performed as an outpatient, and does not require an overnight stay
An anesthesiologist will provide either a general or IV sedation anesthetic
Recovery time is in general about one week
Expect to have swelling and bruising accompanied with some drainage of blood tinged tumescent fluid after the procedure
Post-surgical compression garments are used to keep your swelling to a minimum. Dr. Edween recommends using the garment 24 hours a day for at least six weeks. By doing so swelling is kept under control and it improves the ability for the skin to retract and decrease sagging skin.
The success of liposuction depends on a number of factors such as age, skin elasticity, weight and overall health. Although all patients are different there will be visible swelling for a few weeks and up to a few months. As swelling resolves you will be able to visualize the contour changes to your body. It is important to follow post-operative liposuction massage instructions to smooth areas and help accelerate your healing process. As the swelling subsides your body contour and shape continue to improve over about a six month period.
Please feel free to contact the office of Dr. Julie Edween if you are interested in body contouring through liposuction and would like to schedule a consultation. Dr. Edween is dedicated to serve patients in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and greater Los Angeles, California. You can get started by calling us at (310) 859 8885 today.
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