Liposuction is a common procedure designed to remove stubborn pockets of fat from virtually every area of the body. When fat collects on certain areas like the stomach, thighs, hips, neck, and underneath the chin, it can be extremely difficult to remove with traditional weight loss methods. Our West Hills Hospital & Medical center cosmetic surgeons use liposuction to effectively target fat removal in these areas and give patients the shape they’ve always wanted.We use a combination of the latest techniques with ultrasonic liposuction.
Ultrasonic Liposuction not only removes the fat but can tighten the skin in selected cases!
Patients who visit our West Hills Hospital & Medical center practice for liposuction receive more than simply fat removal. Liposuction allows us to selectively reshape the body for a smoother, more attractive profile that looks and feels better in clothes. Liposuction can be used alone or in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures at our West Hills Hospital & Medical center practice, including a tummy tuck, body lift, buttock enhancement, Face Lift, or Breast Augmentation. Because there is a limited amount of fat that can safely be removed from the body, the most dramatic liposuction results come at the hands of surgeons like ours with the experience necessary to maximize your results. Visit our West Hills Hospital & Medical center practice to see how liposuction can transform your body.
Contact Dr. Brian Evans today to schedule your liposuction consultation in West Hills Hospital & Medical center.
Liposuction is perfect for people who have excess fat deposits that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. Ideal liposuction patients are adults within 30% of their ideal weight. Age is not a major consideration for liposuction; however, younger patients have tighter skin and may receive better results than older patients with diminished skin elasticity.
What to Expect
Depending on the volume of fat to be removed, liposuction may be either an outpatient or an inpatient procedure. The type of anesthesia used can also vary, and your doctor will help you choose the type of anesthesia that will be the safest and most comfortable for your procedure.
After your procedure, there will be some fluid drainage from the incisions. You may be fitted with a snug-fitting elastic garment to wear over the treated area. You will have to wear this garment for a few weeks, as well as take any prescribed antibiotics. The level of pain after the procedure varies from person to person, and your doctor will prescribe pain medications for you to help manage this pain. You can expect to feel stiff and sore for a few days, and you may experience some pain, burning, swelling, bleeding, or temporary numbness.
While recovering, you should start walking around as soon as possible to prevent blood clots from forming in your legs. You will begin to feel better and can get back to your daily routines after a week or two. Your stitches will be removed or dissolve on their own in this time frame as well. You may still have some swelling that remains anywhere from 3 weeks to 6 months or more after your surgery.