Liposuction at Gary Takowsky, MD in Beverly Hills
Sometimes fat can accumulate in specific areas of your body, known as “fat zones.” These areas can be a source of distress, especially when you have done all you can to lose weight with diet and exercise. Liposuction can positively transform your figure by slimming specific areas in your body.
Oftentimes, liposuction is used to complement other plastic surgery treatments, like facelifts, breast reductions, tummy tucks, thigh lifts, and so forth. Learn how liposuction at Gary Takowsky, MD in Beverly Hills can help you improve your body’s shape and proportion.
What is Liposuction?
- Abdomen and waist
- Hips and Buttocks
- Upper arms
- Face and neck area
- Calves and ankles
Typically, liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure in our surgical center. Depending on the complexity of the area and amount of fat you want removed, you typically will not have to stay overnight. In most cases, we use local anesthesia.
If you are feeling anxious about your treatment, we might help you relax with a sedatives. If you are having a large amount of fat removed or in a large area, your procedure might require general anesthesia or deep sedation. Liposuction is a fairly simple procedure. With advances in techniques and technology, it is easier, safer, and less painful than ever.
Types of Liposuction
- Tumescent liposuction. Dr. Takowsky uses this technique by numbing the area of your body, where the cannula will be placed. Then, he injects a large amount of anesthetic into the area to expand and harden the fat, allowing it to be easily suctioned. Then, the cannula is placed through an incision to vacuum out the fat, and the incision is closed with deep and superficial sutures. This technique takes between one and three hours, depending on the complexity of the area.
Are You a Candidate for Liposuction?
Recovering from Liposuction
Having Realistic Expectations for Liposuction
Liposuction Vs Liposculpture
On the other hand, liposculpture uses the removal of fat to sculpt the body. For instance, thigh lifts can be a version of liposculpture, when we not only remove the fat cells, but also contour the shape of the leg.
Tummy tucks can also be considered liposuction. Even though liposculpture and liposuction are a little bit different, both treatments are performed with your aesthetic results as the end goal. With that said, we will not recommend the removal of too much fat, if this removal will negatively impact the overall aesthetic outcome.