Liposuction is one of the most effective fat reduction and body contouring procedures. If you have excess pockets of unwanted fat that you’d like to eliminate, you may want to consider liposuction. This procedure offers the immense satisfaction of seeing your subcutaneous fat cells being suctioned away from your body, ensuring immediate and dramatic results. Brand Surgical Institute performs a highly personalized procedures to remove excess fat cells and help you achieve the desired body contours.
How can Liposuction help you?
How does liposuction work?
Liposuction is an advanced fat reduction procedure that involves physically removing excess fat cells from targeted parts of your body. The surgeon inserts a specialized cannula into the targeted areas with excess fat cells, following which the unwanted fat is suctioned out of your body. We also use specialized techniques to tighten your skin tissues after liposuction so you’re not left with sagging skin. Liposuction is ideal for patients seeking to enhance their contours.
The most common areas for liposuction:
- Upper back
- Lower back
- Upper abdomen
- Lower abdomen
- Love handles
- Banana rolls
Benefits of liposuction:
- Removes excess fat from targeted areas of the body
- Highly targeted region that removes specific pockets of unwanted fat
- Harvested fat cells can be used to enhance other parts of the body, such as the buttocks
- Personalized according to your specific needs and goals
- Allows you to appreciate the results of your workouts
- Highlights the underlying muscles
You are the ideal candidate for liposuction if:
- You have excess subcutaneous fat cells in targeted areas of your body
- You want to remove excess fat cells to improve your contours
- You are close to your goal weight
- You have sufficient skin elasticity
- You are physically healthy
- You have realistic expectations from the procedure
- You are a nonsmoker or willing to stop smoking before and after the procedure
What is recovery like after liposuction?
You will have to wear a compression garment for a few days after liposuction to minimize swelling and bruising. You may experience mild swelling, tenderness, discoloration, and bruising around the treatment sites, but these side effects should dissipate within a few days. Most patients can resume their daily activities and work within a week after their procedure, but strenuous workouts should be avoided for a few weeks.
How much weight can I lose with liposuction?
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends that surgeons should remove a maximum of ten pounds of fat from the patient’s body. The specific volume of fat removed depends on the patient’s size and aesthetic goals. It’s important to note that liposuction is a body contouring procedure, not a weight loss procedure. The surgeon can only remove a small volume of subcutaneous fat cells, so you must be close to your goal weight.
Can liposuction tighten skin tissues?
Liposuction removes excess subcutaneous fat cells from targeted areas in the body, making your skin look more contoured. It doesn’t treat skin laxity or tighten skin tissues, so it’s not suitable for patients with sagging skin. In some cases, our surgeon may combine liposuction with other surgical procedures to remove excess skin tissues and reduce sagging skin. Please discuss the details with your surgeon.
Is liposuction safe?
Liposuction is an extremely safe procedure — it’s a lot safer and more reliable than it was a few years ago. But even so, you must consult highly-skilled and reliable plastic surgeons who have performed hundreds, if not thousands, of successful liposuctions. An experienced plastic surgeon can take the necessary precautions to ensure optimal results without complications.
Schedule a consultation for liposuction
Brand Surgical Institute is the leading woman-owned, multi-specialty outpatient surgical facility in Glendale. We believe you have the right to health education and accurate information. Our surgical experts take the time to explain your treatment options and help you understand the rationale behind our procedures. We empower you to make informed decisions about your health and beauty. Please schedule an appointment to explore your options.