Liposuction in Los Angeles, CA
When you opt for liposuction performed at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute by board-certified plastic surgeon Jaime S. Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S., you can count on the fact that you will receive the best results possible. Liposuction is the preeminent procedure for all Beverly Hills and Los Angeles residents who want to get rid of stubborn fat that’s been resistant to all their best efforts at diet and exercise.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction describes various techniques that are used by Dr. Schwartz to sculpt the contours of your face and body, removing unwanted fat. Dr. Schwartz delivers consistent results while minimizing your recovery and post-surgical symptoms. In general, liposuction works in two ways— by scraping fat from surrounding soft tissues or using advanced energy sources, such as laser and radio frequency to emulsify the fat first before suctioning it out of your body. Each technique has distinct advantages that will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Schwartz
Benefits of Liposuction
Liposuction removes excess fat from underneath the skin. It can be used to rid you of saddlebags and love handles, or to sculpt definition in areas, such as your upper arms, calves, around your knees, the outer breast area, your back and on your face, in particular under your chin. While liposuction is not a weight-loss tool, it can remove stubborn areas of fat that have not responded to your best efforts at exercise and weight loss.
Is Liposuction Right For Me?
Do you want to get rid of unsightly fat that’s lowering your quality of life? Liposuction from Dr. Schwartz continues to become more refined, resulting in more precise results and a quicker recovery time. Take the time to schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz and see what your options are for liposuction to remove excess fat.
Elements of a Liposuction Procedure
During your liposuction consultation, Dr. Schwartz will review the different liposuction options and together you can form a plan of treatment that makes sense for you. Tumescent liposuction or super-wet liposuction involves injecting large volumes of fluid into the area to be treated. The fluid is a combination of saline and local anesthetic, which allows the surgery to be performed in a pain-free fashion under local anesthesia, IV sedation (twilight) or general anesthesia, depending upon the areas to be suctioned. The fluid placed is used to prevent excess bleeding, control pain and give a more confluent or smoother result.
What Is a Liposuction Procedure?
Dr. Schwartz uses tumescent or super-wet liposuction, among other liposuction approaches. In both the tumescent and super-wet techniques, great care is taken to make sure that the anesthetic fluid that is injected is the correct amount. In suction-assisted lipoplasty (SAL) Dr. Schwartz uses a small diameter tube or cannula to suction the fat and fluid by moving the tube in a gentle fashion in and out of the fatty area while also constantly feeling the suctioned area to compare thickness and smoothness. During any liposuction procedure, tiny incisions are made, through which a narrow cannula or tube is inserted to vacuum the fat layer that lies deep beneath the skin. The cannula is used by Dr. Schwartz to break up the fat cells and suction them out. Dr. Schwartz will keep your incisions as inconspicuous as possible though there will be tiny scars where the incisions were made, but these will fade with time. The length of your liposuction procedure ranges from a few minutes for liposuction of the chin area to several hours for large extremities, depending on the extent of liposuction to be performed. The length of your procedure and the anesthesia to be used will be covered in your consultation with Dr. Schwartz.
How Long Is The Recovery After a Liposuction Procedure?
The scars from liposuction are small and strategically placed by Dr. Schwartz to be well hidden from view. As you heal, your impressive results will start to show. After surgery, you will likely experience some fluid drainage from the incisions. Dr. Schwartz may fit you with a snug elastic garment to wear over the treated area for a few weeks to control swelling and to help your skin better fit its new contours. Dr. Schwartz may also prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection. Any discomfort can be controlled with medications prescribed by Dr. Schwartz though it is possible that you may still feel stiff and sore for a few days post-procedure.
Dr. Schwartz will give you instructions for showering and change the dressing, and you’ll be seen in the office in a few days post-surgery. Healing is a gradual process, and Dr. Schwartz recommends that you start walking around as soon as possible to reduce swelling and to help prevent blood clots from forming in your legs. You will begin to feel better after about a week or two, and you should be back at work within a few days following your procedure.
How Much Does a Liposuction Procedure Cost?
If you choose to do liposuction then you want to do it right the first time, so opt for Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute, the best way for you to obtain the best possible liposuction results. The environment at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute is very patient centric, and Dr. Schwartz goes out of his way to make you feel relaxed and comfortable. The staff at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute interacts with our patients like they are friends, so you will feel like you’re an extended part of the family. Your cost for the procedure will vary based on your personal needs, aspirations and safety considerations. During your consultation, Dr. Schwartz will discuss your options and together you will come up with a plan of treatment that is appropriate for you. Dr. Schwartz accepts all forms of payment and offers excellent financing options to make more procedures available to more patients.
What Should I Do Next?
You want to look like yourself, only better, so contact us now to set up your liposuction consultation with Dr. Schwartz, a RealSelf Top 100 “Top Plastic Surgeon” and Southern California 2016 Super Doctors “Rising Stars” who is a plastic surgeon that is grateful to be able to noticeably improve the lives of his patients. We are dedicated to educating our patients so that they feel empowered to participate in their own care, and Dr. Schwartz will make you feel safe and confident about your decision to go forward with your procedure.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Jaime S. Schwartz, M.D., F.A.C.S., at Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute, offers safe and effective liposuction procedures to the residents of Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and surrounding cities in California. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.