What is Liposuction?
Despite how closely you watch what you eat and exercise, you might still be bothered by stubborn 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 remove 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, more defined physique with long-lasting results. During your initial visit, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen will examine your problem areas and discuss your liposuction goals. We will strive to help you look and feel amazing, both inside and out.
In addition to traditional liposuction techniques, Dr. Katzen also offers Hi-Def liposuction - or HD 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 VASER lipo, including how it may be able to give you the six-pack abs you've always wanted, contact our Beverly Hills, CA cosmetic office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Katzen.
"Dr. Katzen is a great surgeon and his staff are amazing as well. Dr. Katzen did vaser liposuction on me and the outcome is fantastic. Dr. Katzen is so precise and is a perfectionist. He takes great pride in his work and reputation."- G.G. / Google / Jan 15, 2020
"Great Surgeon - What a great plastic surgeon along with great staff. Dr. Katzen goes above and beyond what you would expect from a surgeon. He's understanding, compassionate and very skilled. I had vaser liposuction on my abdomen with amazing results."- G. / RealSelf / Dec 18, 2019
"First class treatment from this office - I had liposuction of abdomen and arms with Timothy Katzen, MD. I received first class treatment throughout. His office has their stuff together, shows they care. What a great team they have. I especially love how much they share on social media. If you don't have a weak stomach, they even share their surgical videos."- C.M. / RealSelf / Oct 18, 2019
"Six Surgeries with Dr. Katzen - There are no words that can describe how grateful I am to Dr. Katzen. He is the first surgeon I met with the biggest heart and not judgmental. I am a weight loss patient with lots of skin issues. He can tell I was nervous during my consultation and made every effort to ease my tension. I had the following procedures with Dr. Katzen: body lift, thigh lift, liposuction, breast augmentation with lift, and arm lift. These were staged into 3 different surgeries. I look and feel like a different person. I have a new lease on life and I'm loving every moment of it."- P. / RealSelf / Oct 18, 2019
"VASER HI DEF LIPO OF ABDOMEN Helped Me Land More Acting Jobs. - Let's face it. We live in a society where people judge our looks. I happen to be an actor who is getting started in the industry. I needed to fit a certain mold to land the jobs. I have no shame going to Dr. Katzen to enhance my looks. Dr. Katzen did a VASER HI DEF liposuction on my abdomen and the results are unbelievable. He gave me the look of a six-pack abdomen. I feel more confident about myself and I don't think it's coincidence that I am landing more jobs."- S. / RealSelf / Aug 18, 2019
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR liposuction?
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 healthiest of lifestyles. Women and men interested in liposuction should have a good amount of skin elasticity, as liposuction is not designed for skin tightening. It's also important to note that liposuction is not a solution for weight loss. Patients considering liposuction should be at a healthy, stable weight prior to the procedure. For women, it may be recommended that liposuction is deferred until after they are done having children, as pregnancy after liposuction can significantly compromise lipo results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Katzen will discuss realistic expectations and go over which technique will best benefit your body and goals.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING liposuction
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.
HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AFTER liposuction?
You may need to take off of work for recovery from liposuction surgery for 1 – 3 weeks, depending on the number of sections treated and the size of the treatment area. Swelling and bruising are normal and expected side effects of liposuction, but they typically resolve within a few weeks. Compressions garments should be worn as directed. 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 liposuction, 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 – 12 months before your new body shape and contour is attained.
What about nonsurgical liposuction?
Thanks to modern advancements, there are many nonsurgical alternatives to liposuction. While nonsurgical treatments may help to reduce small amounts of fat, liposuction tends to be the best fat removal treatment for the majority of patients. Liposuction surgery delivers more consistent, dramatic, and long-lasting results compared to other procedures. If you are interested in alternatives to liposuction, don't hesitate to talk to Dr. Katzen about all of your 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 cellulite treatment options available. During your consultation, be sure to tell Dr. Katzen about concerns regarding loose skin and cellulite so that a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed.
Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is a surgical procedure, incisions will need to made and ultimately closed with sutures. This may lead to scars, but Dr. Katzen takes great care to minimize the appearance of liposuction scars by placing them in the natural folds and contours of your body. After your surgery, Dr. Katzen or a member of his team will advise you on proper incision care so that your scars fade as much as possible.
Will my results last?
Before you have liposuction surgery, it's important to be committed to maintaining your results. While liposuction reduces fat cells permanently, your figure can change with weight gain after liposuction. 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 frustrating fat removed immediately. Without liposuction, it can be virtually impossible to create the slimming results you want. We offer various alternatives for liposuction treatment based on your 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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