Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries. While it’s not a panacea for being overweight, it is very effective for patients who have stubborn fat deposits that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Dr. David Mashhadian, MD, FACS, is pleased to offer his Beverly Hills patients the latest liposuction procedures that can deliver the body you’ve always wanted. Please contact Rodeo Surgical Art today at 310-997-4988 to discover how today’s advanced liposuction can improve your body and your self-image.
Benefits of liposuction
While diet and exercise can shrink fat cells, liposuction actually removes those fat cells from the body altogether. It’s especially effective for stubborn areas like the abdomen, back, and thighs, which for many patients are the first areas to gain fat and the last to lose it.
Liposuction is not a general weight loss tool and is generally most effective for patients who have already reached their ideal weight and are having trouble eliminating that last bit of fat from one or more specific locations on the body. It is a body contouring tool that changes the shape of the body, not the overall size.
Good liposuction candidates
A good liposuction candidate has already effectively used diet and exercise to achieve a healthy body weight and needs only a little extra help to lose fat in certain spots. Liposuction candidates also should
●Have good skin quality and elasticity to aid postoperative recovery
●Have a realistic understanding of what can be achieved with fat removal surgery
●Understand the potential risks of elective surgery and weigh those against the likely benefits
●Realize that fluctuations in body weight can change results
Patients who want more from the procedure than liposuction can offer may be great candidates for other procedures like tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) or arm lift (brachioplasty), which can eliminate excess skin and tissue as well as fat.
As with many of the services we offer at Rodeo Surgical Art, liposuction is available in many different techniques. Standard liposuction, which is the classic and most commonly performed form of the procedure, involves inserting a cannula into the body through a small incision (only 2-4 mm wide) and gently sucking fat from beneath the skin.
Dr. Mashhadian also offers advanced VASER liposuction, in which a special ultrasonic instrument is used to emulsify and liquefy fat cells before removal. This makes the suctioning much easier and permits reshaping of the underlying tissue during the liposuction procedure.
If you’ve been thinking about liposuction, it’s time to learn how this exciting procedure can dramatically change your life for the better. Please contact Rodeo Surgical Art today at 310-997-4988 to arrange your consultation with our Beverly Hills liposuction experts.