Liposuction in Beverly Hills

Consultation: 30 Min

Procedure: 1 1/2+ Hours (depending on the amount of areas)

Recovery: 1 Week

Duration of Results: Permanent (Weight Fluctuation can Alter Results)

Anesthesia: General

  • Trim and sculpt nearly any area of the body by removing stubborn fat deposits
  • Fat is permanently eliminated for long-lasting results
  • Different techniques allow for full customization of the procedure to your needs
  • Less invasive than other body contouring procedures for faster recovery process
  • Treat one or more areas during a single surgical session
  • Advanced recovery system reduces healing time and increase post-operative comfort

Liposuction is a commonly performed fat reduction procedure, due to its ability to sculpt a wide range of problem spots in a single procedure. While it’s not a panacea for people looking to lose a significant amount of weight, it is very useful for patients who have stubborn fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise alone. This procedure offers precision not seen with other contouring procedures, allowing for removal of even small areas of fat to create a smoother, leaner profile nearly anywhere on the body.

Dr. David Mashhadian, M.D., FACS, is pleased to offer his Beverly Hills patients the latest in liposuction techniques, allowing him to deliver the fat reduction you have always wanted but been unable to attain on your own. Please contact Rodeo Surgical Art today at 310-652-4500 to discover how today’s advanced liposuction methods can improve both your body and your self-confidence in your appearance. We will be happy to answer your questions and schedule a consultation with Dr. Mashhadian, so you can find out if liposuction is the right procedure for you.

What is Liposuction?

While diet and exercise can shrink fat cells, liposuction eliminates fat cells from the body through a precise surgical technique. It is designed to remove stubborn fat from problem areas like the abdomen, back and thighs, which for many patients are the first locations on the body to gain fat and the last to lose it. The body contouring procedure changes the shape of the body, without reducing pounds, making clothing fit more comfortably and improving your confidence in your appearance. The treatment is commonly performed on the following areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips and flanks
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Behind the knees or around the ankles
  • Upper and lower back
  • Upper arms
  • Underneath the chin

Dr. Mashhadian offers a variety of liposuction techniques so that he can tailor your procedure to your needs, desires and expected outcome. You can choose to have one area treated at a time or multiple areas treated in a single session, depending on the aesthetic goals you wish to achieve. Because Dr. Mashhadian is always searching for the least invasive methods to achieve the best possible outcome, you can rest assured your procedure will be a comfortable and successful as possible, with minimal recovery time. He has also designed a unique proprietary recovery system that shortens healing time, reduces post-operative pain and eliminates the need for potentially harmful narcotic medications after surgery.

Best Candidates for Liposuction

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 eliminate stubborn fat in specific problem areas. Liposuction tends to produce the best results for patients that:

  • Do not smoke
  • Have good skin elasticity without loose folds of skin
  • Achieve a stable weight before the procedure
  • Understand what can be achieved through the treatment
  • Are willing to spend some time recovering after the procedure
  • Commit to maintaining their weight after surgery

Liposuction is an effective treatment when performed alone but can also be combined with other procedures to enhance your outcome further. Some of the procedures frequently performed with liposuction include an upper arm lift (brachioplasty) and a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). During these surgeries, Dr. Mashhadian uses the liposuction technique to sculpt the area while excising loose, excess skin for a smoother, leaner result.

Options in Liposuction

Dr. Mashhadian performs his liposuction procedures using different techniques, depending on the precise needs of each of his patients:

Tumescent Liposuction

This standard liposuction technique begins with the infusion of sterile fluid into the treatment area to minimize bleeding during the procedure and make the fat cells easier to remove. A cannula is inserted through a small incision and then gently moved about the area to loosen fat cells. An integrated suction device then removes the cells from the body. Tumescent liposuction is the preferred treatment option when the fat will be used to augment other areas of the body. It is also more efficient for sculpting larger regions.

VASER Liposuction

This newer method of sculpting uses an ultrasonic device that delivers ultrasound energy to the treatment area before fat reduction. The heat liquefies the fat cells for easier removal and greater precision in the sculpting process. Less trauma on the surrounding tissue also makes for a more comfortable process and quicker recovery time in many cases.

How it Works

Dr. Mashhadian performs his liposuction procedures under general anesthesia most of the time. If tumescent liposuction is done, the fluid will be infused into the treatment area first. Dr. Mashhadian will then make tiny incisions to allow for the insertion of the cannula, and the fat will be removed. During the VASER procedure, ultrasound energy is delivered to the area first to liquefy the fat. The entire process lasts from 60 to 90 minutes, depending on the size and amount of the treatment areas to be addressed.

You will go home once you have awakened from the anesthesia and can walk out of our office. Bruising and swelling around the incisions is common, and the area may be sore. We will provide you with a compression garment to minimize swelling and promote healing in the area. Patients are generally back to their regular schedule within about a week – sometimes quicker when VASER is performed. Dr. Mashhadian offers an innovative technique to reduce pain and shorten recovery times for nearly all his procedures, which he created himself. Known as Recovery EXL, this system minimizes discomfort without the need for narcotic pain medications that can cause unpleasant side effects and even dependency over time.

Effective Fat Reduction

The effects of liposuction will become evident once the swelling subsides and the skin smooths over the new contour. Most patients will see their positive outcome within a couple of weeks. Once those results are apparent, they should be long-lasting since the fat cells are removed from the body and cannot return. However, if you gain weight after your liposuction procedure, remaining fat cells in the treatment area can enlarge and interfere with your results. At that time, you may require additional body contouring to maintain your new body profile.

Liposuction is an efficient method of fat reduction for men and women alike and works well for any skin tone and type. If you have been considering a body contouring procedure, liposuction may be the right choice for you. Please contact Rodeo Surgical Art today at 310-652-4500 to arrange your consultation and find out if liposuction is an appropriate choice for you.


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