If you feel like you are not getting the results that you were hoping for from diet and exercise, you may be thinking about liposuction or other forms of fat removal. This is an extremely popular form of plastic surgery. It is popular because it works. It has helped millions of people get the body that they were not able to get with just diet and exercise. We would love to tell you how the procedure works and the many benefits that it can provide for you. Beverly Hills residents are warmly invited to contact our office to schedule a consultation, where they will be able to have all of their questions answered and find out about their candidacy for the procedure.
Learn More About Traditional Liposuction and Other Versions of It
The basic form of traditional liposuction involves physically removing fat from areas of the body that have not responded to diet and exercise. This surgical procedure will break down and then remove subcutaneous fat, which is the fat that sits right under the skin.
It can be performed on almost any part of the body. Some of the more common areas where the procedure is performed include the breasts, abdomen, thighs, and love handles. It can also be performed in order to remove a double chin and to get rid of fat on the back of the neck. It can be used to make a person’s legs more shapely by removing fat on the ankles, calves, knees, and thighs. Different parts of the back can be sculpted as well. If you have trouble spots that you are concerned about, when you visit our Beverly Hills office, talk to our doctor about them. The surgeon will be able to tell you how fat can be removed with liposuction almost anywhere on the body.
Newer forms of liposuction in Beverly Hills may use heat or energy from lasers to break down or liquefy the fat before it is removed. This means that there is less downtime and the procedure is more easily tolerated by the patient. If heat is used, it may provide the benefit of tightening the skin in the area where it was performed. The heat can cause the collagen to contract, which means the skin will tighten. It will also encourage the body to produce more collagen, which means that the skin tightening benefits will be longer-lasting. Many Beverly Hills residents decide to use a liposuction option like this because they know that once fat is removed from certain areas, the skin may be affected depending on the situation.
Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
The first thing that men and women should know about this procedure is that it should not be viewed as a weight loss option. If you have a significant amount of weight to lose, it is best that you use diet and exercise to get close to your goals. You may wish to speak with a medical professional in order to learn about weight loss programs or even surgeries that can help you to get the majority of unwanted weight off.
You may lose a couple of pounds after the procedure is done. However, the goal is to sculpt certain areas of the body in order to make them more shapely and attractive. It is good to have a realistic idea of what the procedure can and cannot do for you as you are contemplating if it is right for you and in order for you to feel completely satisfied with the results. Here’s an example: A woman who wears a size eight jeans will not walk away from the procedure wearing a size four. She will likely wear the same size, but she will no longer have that embarrassing muffin top if this was the area where liposuction was performed. She will notice that her clothing fits a lot better and that she has a more attractive shape.
Many use this procedure in order to get rid of fat so that they can reveal muscles that they have been working to build. For example, both men and women in Beverly Hills are often interested in having attractive six-pack muscles. However, no matter how many different types of abdominal exercises they try, they cannot get rid of the fat that sits on top of their muscles. When liposuction is used to get rid of that fat, a person will feel a lot better about the way their body looks.
This procedure can be used to help men who are dealing with unwanted breast fat. It can help men to enjoy an appearance that is more associated with a physique that a man would have. Women may decide to use this procedure to reduce the size of their breasts, which could help with back pain they may be experiencing.
In order to qualify for this procedure, a person needs to enjoy good health. Despite the fact that it is a safe procedure that has been performed millions of times, it still involves surgery. This means that a person needs to enjoy health that will allow them to heal well after the procedure is done. Smokers do not qualify. If you currently are a smoker, now would be a good time to stop smoking so that you could qualify for liposuction.
As we mentioned above, this procedure is designed to get rid of subcutaneous fat. This is the fat that sits under the skin. When this stubborn fat does not respond to diet and exercise, it can easily be removed with different forms of liposuction. However, the procedure will not help individuals who are dealing with visceral fat. Visceral fat is found in between the abdominal organs. This type of fat should be lost by using diet and exercise.
Liposuction is usually an outpatient procedure performed under some type of anesthesia in order to make the patient feel comfortable during the procedure. In most cases, a person will be able to go home on the same day. Depending on the area where unwanted fat is located and how much fat will need to be removed, the traditional form of the surgery may or may not be performed. During this approach, a cannula, or a special tool, will be used to manually break up the fat before it is suctioned out. If other forms of the surgery are being performed, the tool can be used to deliver heat or other forms of energy to the fat in order to liquefy it and then remove it.
Most of our Beverly Hills clients are able to get back to work after a fairly short recovery. There are a lot of factors that will contribute to when a person should expect to be back to normal life. This includes things like the overall health of the individual, how much fat was removed, and the area where the surgery was performed.
It is good for a person to prepare for the surgery as much as possible before having it performed here in our facility. It is good to prepare your home so that you will be able to rest as much as possible in the days that follow your liposuction procedure. Make sure that you have someone who will be able to help you get home from our clinic and who will be able to help you with basic tasks as you go through the first few days of the recovery process. Resting well, staying hydrated, and consuming a healthy diet will all contribute to a speedy recovery.
What Kind of Results Will You See?
One of the things that people love about having liposuction performed is that the results are immediate. This procedure is not like non-surgical forms of fat removal that require a person to wait months in order to see even minimal results. The fat is physically removed from the body during the liposuction procedure. And since fat cells are actually removed from the body, the results are permanent. You will still have some fat cells left in a particular area, which means that you will need to watch your diet and exercise routine. The lost fat cells will never return, though. If you do gain weight in the future, you will be less likely to gain weight in your previous trouble areas.
You are going to see the full results of the procedure in the weeks and months after it has been performed. As time goes by, the swelling will go down and the skin will heal. You will most likely be able to look in the mirror and finally love what you see. You will no longer have those trouble spots that have been causing you to feel self-conscious and unattractive for far too long.
One of the best things about liposuction is that it encourages people to live a healthier lifestyle following the procedure. This is because a healthy lifestyle that includes a healthy diet and regular exercise is important for the maintenance of the results.
Learn More About Your Lipo Options During a Consultation
You are warmly invited to schedule a consultation at Ideal Face & Body to learn about your candidacy for liposuction. We would love to tell you more about the kind of results you can expect and answer any questions you may have about the procedure. This may be just the solution you have been looking for to achieve your goals for your figure!
Ideal Face & Body is conveniently located in Beverly Hills and proudly serves men and women throughout the surrounding communities. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started.