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Liposuction (Lipoplasty, Fat Removal Surgery for Body Contouring) – Beverly Hills, CA

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About Liposuction

Despite how closely you watch what you eat and exercise, you might still be bothered by pockets of fat that prevent you from feeling confident in how you look. To address these insecurities, J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills is proud to offer the latest methods to safely eliminate fat from areas of concern on the body. Surgical liposuction is a body contouring procedure that reduces fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, and buttocks to produce a more contoured appearance. This fat removal surgery at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills can be blended to treat several body parts and create a slimmer, sculpted appearance. During your initial visit, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen will examine the areas of your body you wish to address so you can reach your cosmetic surgery goals. We will strive to help you look and feel amazing.

In addition to traditional liposuction techniques, Dr. Katzen also offers Hi-Def liposuction to tone and contour areas of the body, such as the arms, stomach, flanks, and more. To accomplish this, he incorporates the advanced VASER technology (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance). If you would like to learn more about Hi-Def liposuction with VASER, contact our Beverly Hills, CA cosmetic office and schedule a consultation.

Ideal Candidates

Liposuction is a terrific procedure for those who are at a healthy weight but have troublesome areas of fat that are difficult to get rid of with even the most healthy lifestyle. Women and men interested in liposuction should have healthy skin because liposuction does not address or improve the appearance of excess skin. It's also important to note that liposuction is not a solution for weight loss. Women having liposuction should not have plans to become pregnant again because this may compromise the outcomes. During your initial consultation, Dr. Katzen will discuss realistic expectations and go over which technique will best benefit your body and goals.

Surgical Technique

Liposuction is typically performed as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia. A very small incision is made in the skin where a cannula will be placed. A cannula is a special tool that helps loosen the fat as it is being vacuumed out. Once the selected amount of unwanted fat has been eliminated, Dr. Timothy Katzen will close the incision. Depending on the number of areas being treated, your surgery could last anywhere from 1 – 3 hours. In the dedicated recovery area, your post-op nurse will help manage any discomfort and care for your incisions until your discharge.

What to Expect

You may need to stay at home for recovery from liposuction surgery for 1 – 3 weeks, depending on the number of sections treated and the size of the treatment area. It is normal to see swelling and bruising for 1 – 2 weeks, and you can have the sutures removed in 7 – 10 days. What is most important after having any surgery is to allow your body time to recover and rest. When you decide to return to work after your procedure, you should remember to minimize stress and strenuous activity. To build up your strength, stick to walking and light workouts as recommended by Dr. Katzen. Keep in mind, you may see some changes after six weeks, but it takes 6 – 10 months before your new body shape and contour is attained.

Frequently Asked Questions

What about nonsurgical liposuction?
Thanks to modern advancements, there are many nonsurgical options to reduce fat. While nonsurgical treatments may help to reduce small amounts of fat, liposuction tends to be the best alternative for the majority of patients. Liposuction surgery delivers more consistent and dramatic results. Talk to Dr. Katzen about nonsurgical options during your consultation. He will go over the benefits and drawbacks of both methods and help you decide which is best for your needs and goals.

What about cellulite and loose skin?
Surgical liposuction only addresses excess fat in the body. If you have loose skin, Dr. Katzen may suggest combining liposuction with a surgical body lift. Liposuction is often performed with skin tightening surgery, such as a tummy tuck, arm lift, or thighplasty, to produce the best results. For cellulite, there are several nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatment options available. In your consultation, tell Dr. Katzen about your concerns, like loose skin and cellulite, so a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed.

Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is a surgical procedure, incisions will be made and stitched. This may lead to scars, but Dr. Katzen does his best to minimize their appearance by placing them in the natural folds of your body or in less visible areas. After your surgery, Dr. Katzen or a member of his team will teach you how to care for your stitches so they heal flat and eventually fade.

Will my results last?
Before you have liposuction surgery, it's important to be committed to maintaining your results. While liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in your body, you can still gain and lose weight. Dr. Katzen recommends that you be at or near your ideal weight before having liposuction surgery. Afterward, it is best to stay within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Pregnancy after liposuction will also alter your results; however, a second surgery or mommy makeover can be performed to refresh your appearance.

Look Fit and Toned

Liposuction at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills offers both women and men the opportunity to have bothersome fat removed immediately. Without liposuction, it can be frustrating to create the slimming results you want. We offer various alternatives for liposuction treatment based on your personal desired outcome, including Hi-Def liposuction with VASER. We invite you to get in touch with our practice in Beverly Hills, CA and schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Timothy Katzen.

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