Liposuction Surgeon in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica
If you are frustrated by stubborn pockets of fat that will not budge no matter how much you run, hit the gym, or count calories, liposuction may be just what you are looking for. Liposuction is a time-tested fat removal technique that has proven to be very successful for countless men and women. It is a surgical procedure involving safe, small-volume fat reduction that provides a great way to tone and sculpt areas of your body that have not responded well to traditional weight-loss and exercise efforts.
Can Liposuction Help You?
Liposuction is perfect to tone areas that retain fat no matter how much weight you lose or how much you exercise. This procedure is a very effective, consistent way to reduce the number of fat cells in places like the:
- Love handles
- Upper arms
Keep in mind that liposuction is recommended for fat reduction in specific body regions only and is not a comprehensive weight loss procedure. At your initial consultation, Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim will evaluate your overall health, body type, and aesthetic goals before determining if liposuction is the right procedure to achieve your desired outcome.
Dr. Kim performs liposuction using the following techniques:
- Tumescent liposuction
- VASER® Lipo
As the most common type of liposuction, tumescent liposuction is a safe, FDA-approved way to get rid of unwanted fat. Dr. Kim injects the treatment area with a special saline solution that constricts the blood vessels to minimize blood loss. After creating a few very small incisions, Dr. Kim inserts a thin tube called a cannula in order to remove fat cells using vacuum pressure. Tumescent liposuction has many advantages over traditional liposuction, including less bleeding, less swelling, and a quicker recovery.
VASER® Lipo is a newer method of fat removal that has a few key differences from tumescent liposuction. This body-sculpting treatment, a form of ultrasonic liposuction, uses ultrasound technology to heat and dissolve fatty tissue. High-frequency sound is used to break down the fat cells almost instantaneously. Dr. Kim uses a cannula to cleanly remove the liquefied cells without affecting neighboring healthy tissue.
VASER® Lipo is quickly gaining popularity worldwide, and many feel it is the clear choice due to minimized discomfort and quicker healing time.
Key benefits of VASERlipo:
- Single procedure results with speedy recovery times
- Improved body contouring over traditional liposuction
- Easily removes large amounts of stored fat
- Smoothes skin even in delicate areas like the arms and neck
- Refines and accentuates appearance of muscles