Liposuction is performed to remove unwanted localized deposits of fat cells from the body. With the tumescent technique, large volumes of saline solution, local anesthesia, and adrenaline are infused into the fatty area being treated to cause swelling. This enables a Los Angeles liposuction surgeon to maneuver a small instrument called a cannula, connected to a vacuum machine, to suction away excess fat and improve body contour.
The tumescent technique is used during most liposuction procedures performed by our surgeons for people from Santa Monica, Pasadena, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills. Liposuction may be a good choice for you if you have dieted and exercised but there are still stubborn areas of fat that will not go away. While liposuction is not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle, or an alternative to weight loss, it can make you look and feel better.
Test drive your new look
Visualize the results that can be achieved from your procedure with computer simulations from the VECTRA 3D imaging system. This advanced technology can help you and your surgeon to determine the best approach for creating the results you want.
Candidates for body sculpting through liposuction have realistic expectations about the procedure and are only slightly to moderately overweight. You will be able to achieve the best results if you have firm, elastic skin and are in good health. Tumescent liposuction can address distinct areas of localized fat that are disproportionate to the rest of your body. The results from this procedure can be previewed during your consultation with the VECTRA 3-D imaging system.
The most frequent areas treated by this Beverly Hills cosmetic surgery procedure vary by patient gender. For men, treatment areas often include the “love handles,” chest, abdomen and neckline. In women they include: thighs, hips, buttocks, stomach, knees, lower leg, cheeks, and double chins.
Lasting Results through Liposuction
Tumescent liposuction results are lasting*. After puberty, we do not create new fat cells. When you gain weight, you expand the fat cells that you already have. Tumescent liposuction removes fat cells to improve your body’s contour. Should you gain weight after liposuction, it goes to the fat cells that remain in your body. The localized fatty deposits that existed prior to liposuction can no longer balloon up out of proportion to the surrounding areas.
Liposuction is not a treatment for cellulite, although many patients do notice an improvement in the appearance of cellulite after the fat cells are removed. Dimples, ripples, stretch marks, and other skin imperfections remain unchanged following liposuction.
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