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Liposuction

Liposuction is a popular treatment for targetting areas of cellulite. For most people, looking and feeling good is vital to their confidence and self-esteem. Eating right and exercising can help us lose weight and change our body shape. However, there are a number of people who experience the frustration of dealing with unwanted pockets of fat, regardless of how much they diet and exercise. Common problem areas include the hips, buttocks, thighs and stomach.

Fortunately, you don’t need to live with unwanted fat any longer. Liposuction can remove these stubborn fat cells, toning and contouring the body, creating a more defined and attractive shape. Dr. Lesavoy is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with a notable reputation for delivering exceptional liposuction services to patients in and around Beverly Hills, CA. 

Liposuction is a popular treatment for targetting areas of cellulite. For most people, looking and feeling good is vital to their confidence and self-esteem. Eating right and exercising can help us lose weight and change our body shape. However, there are a number of people who experience the frustration of dealing with unwanted pockets of fat, regardless of how much they diet and exercise. Common problem areas include the hips, buttocks, thighs and stomach.


Fortunately, you don’t need to live with unwanted fat any longer. Liposuction can remove these stubborn fat cells, toning and contouring the body, creating a more defined and attractive shape. Dr. Lesavoy is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with a notable reputation for delivering exceptional liposuction services to patients in and around Beverly Hills, CA. 
 

Types of liposuction

There are two main varieties of liposuction, traditional and laser. The type of liposuction that is right for you will depend on your personal circumstances and will be discussed with you at your consultation appointment with Dr. Lesavoy.

Surgical liposuction

Surgical liposuction is performed under a general anesthetic and usually takes between one and three hours, depending on the extent of fat to be removed.

Liposuction is most often recommended for patients who have stubborn areas of fat on their stomach, thighs, bottom and hips.

During surgical liposuction, salt water is injected into the body to break up the fatty deposits. Next, a cannula - a thin, metal tube attached to a vacuum - is inserted into the fat, sucking away the adipose tissue.

It may be necessary to perform multiple extractions to remove all of the areas of fat and create a smooth appearance. However, the incisions made by the cannula are extremely small and do not require sutures. They might leave small marks, but these will fade over time and will be virtually imperceptible.

 

Laser liposuction

Laser liposuction is performed under a local anesthetic, and it is usually quicker than surgical liposuction. Laser is often used to target areas such as the chin, upper arms, back and knees.


During laser liposuction, the laser is inserted into the body through the cannula, where it liquifies the fat cells, before they can be gently sucked out. Again, it may be necessary to insert the cannula multiple times to remove all of the necessary areas of fat.

 

Recovery from liposuction

Liposuction can be an invasive procedure, regardless of which method is used. Therefore, you can expect to be in some discomfort for several days after your procedure. Dr. Lesavoy will prescribe you pain medication which should help keep you as comfortable as possible.

If you have surgical liposuction, you might need to stay in hospital for at least 24 hours following your surgery. You should take off from work for at least a week, and refrain from anything other than very light activity. You will also need to wear a compression garment over the area treated for up to 8 weeks.

If you have laser liposuction, you will be able to go home the same day as your procedure and should be fully recovered within around 4 days. You will also have to wear a compression garment, but only for around a week.

 

Are you unhappy with the shape of your body, and frustrated by lack of results from exercise and diet? Liposuction could be the perfect solution. Dr. Lesavoy has the experience and skill necessary to perform safe and effetive liposuction procedures for patients in and around Beverly Hills, CA.

To find out more or to discuss your candidacy, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly, professional team who would be delighted to schedule you an appointment with Dr. Lesavoy at your convenience. Call 319-248-5451.