Maher Anous MD
Beverly Hills Physicians
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Liposuction

Beverly Hills and Irvine Liposuction Specialist
Maher Anous, MD

Beverly Hills and Irvine liposuction patients have benefited from the skill and experience of Dr. Anous. In the paragraphs below, he describes the liposuction procedure. Also visit the photos section of the website to see the results of Beverly Hills and Irvine liposuction patients.

Liposuction (or lipoplasty) is a body-sculpting procedure to remove fat that is unresponsive to dieting and exercising.  This procedure can be applied to nearly any area of the body and is commonly used on multiple areas during an operation.  Liposuction results in a slimmer and better proportioned figure.  Liposuction is used effectively to reduce love handles, saddlebags, a double-chin, a bulge around the waistline, or other unsightly fatty deposits in order to develop a better shape and create a more beautiful body.

A critical factor in the ultimate result of liposuction is the condition of the skin. Undamaged skin (skin that has an intact elasticity) will re-drape effectively over an interval of six weeks following the procedure while skin with extensive stretch-marks will not. 

Reasons for Considering Liposuction:

  • Eliminate fat from any of the following areas:
    • Chin and Neckline
    • Back
    • Upper Arms
    • Stomach and Waistline
    • Hips and Buttocks
    • Thighs and Knees
    • Calves and Ankles
  • Create a more proportioned figure

Liposuction is not a replacement for proper exercise and diet. Instead, liposuction is a reduction procedure for congenitally-dictated non-esthetic fat accumulations. Used on several areas of the body, liposuction can provide a well-proportioned body appearance. Ideal surgical candidates are those already in good physical condition but having stubborn fat areas that do not respond to diet and exercise. Another group of candidates are Beverly Hills and Irvine mommy makeover patients, who often pursue liposuction in combination with tummy tuck and breast lift.

Liposuction: The Procedure

Liposuction can be done under general anesthesia with the patient asleep or under local anesthesia where the area is numbed and the patient remains awake.  Through a tiny incision, a narrow tube or “cannula” is inserted and used to vacuum out the fatty tissue beneath the skin.  The surgeon determines the amount of fat to be removed by massaging the skin and squeezing the tissue.  After eliminating the excess fat, the incisions are closed by applying a compression dressing or bandage to the area in order to prevent bleeding, reduce swelling, and support the affected area.

There are several different types of liposuction procedures, such as tumescent or ultrasound liposuction, that have developed as a result of recent advancements in new technologies.  Together the patient and the surgeon can discuss which method(s) are best during the initial consultation visit.  Liposuction can last from thirty minutes to several hours depending upon the amount of fat to be removed.  Liposuction surgery is an excellent procedure that can benefit those who want to remove unattractive fatty deposits.

Liposuction: The Recovery Process

New techniques allow for faster recovery from liposuction procedures.  The length of the recovery will depend on how extensive of an operation the patient undergoes.  Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the recovery time.  A support garment may need to be worn for several weeks after the surgery, depending upon which area(s) are selected to utilize the liposuction procedure.  Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery which can be treated effectively with oral medication.  While complications are rare, you can minimize the risk for potential problems by carefully following the directions given after surgery.

Dr. Anous is a skilled Beverly Hills and Irvine liposuction specialist. He also performs other body contouring procedures at his Beverly Hills and Irvine plastic surgery center. Visit these pages in the website to learn about how Dr. Anous treats Beverly Hills and Irvine tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and body lift patients.

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