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Trunk Liposuction in Beverly Hills

Helping You Achieve the Ideal Beauty & Appearance

With the aging process, our metabolism changes dramatically. If a regimented exercise and healthy lifestyle is not followed, we acquire fat in unwanted places, such as the abdomen. But our stomach liposuction procedure removes these deposits of excess fat through small incisions. In fact, the procedure is similar for other parts of the body as well. It can remove a double chin, slim the hips and thighs, shape the arms, calves and ankles, as well as slim the tummy.

The novel method that distinguishes Dr. David Sayah from other plastic surgeons is liposculpture. The technique allows him to sculpt the fat beneath the skin to achieve a more aesthetic result. He sculpts a “six-pack” in the male abdominal wall corresponding to the inscriptions of the abdominal muscles. In females, he sculpts an oval “donut” around the umbilicus (belly button), and creates a subtle depression at the midline of the abdomen to develop a more youthful abdomen.

Dr. Sayah doesn't simply remove fat; he sculpts the body. Call (310) 905-8405 to schedule a consultation.

Using technical novelties, such as ultrasonic-assisted liposuction (UAL) and power-assisted liposuction, Dr. Sayah can make the surgical removal of fat much more efficient. With great attention to detail and new techniques, achieving a beautiful body through liposculpture has become an achievable goal. Dr. Sayah's trunk liposuction procedure has helped many achieve those toned abs and slimmer bodies.

During the Procedure

Our abdominal liposuction procedure is performed by first injecting a special fluid containing anesthetic medication into the fatty tissue. A special tumescent fluid is injected into the areas to be aspirated in order to plump-up the fat while constricting the blood vessels. LASER is next used to liquefy the fat, thereby minimizing bruising and swelling. Small 1/8 - 1/4 inch incisions are made in hidden areas to introduce the liposuction cannula (a metal instrument with a hole at the core used to aspirate fat). The power-assisted liposuction device is then utilized to aspirate and sculpt you fat in a calculated manner.

The fat is not simply suctioned out with a large diameter cannula. Instead it is sculpted with a fine diameter cannula for increased control. Large portions of fat are never suctioned out in one maneuver. During Dr. Sayah’s Micro-liposculpture procedures, the fat is removed in small morsels in order to develop a beautiful shape to your body instead of just making your body smaller. The small incisions are closed at the end of the procedure to avoid unnecessary drainage of fluids out of your body. After the procedur, a pressure garment is applied to decrease swelling.

After the Procedure

After your liposculpture procedure, you should expect to be sleepy but comfortable. The day of your surgery, you should drink plenty of fluids, but limit any solid food as it may give you an upset stomach. You should be able to walk around the day following the procedure, but make sure not to jump back into regular activity just yet. Dr. Sayah will provide instructions on sponge baths, increasing walking, diet, and rest recommendations as well.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Liposuction

    Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

    Most patients are good candidates for liposuction. You are encouraged to consult with Dr. Sayah about your areas of concern and to discuss treatment options. Our team of nutritionists, exercise physiologists, and endocrinologists will assess your current physical status and optimize your exercise regimen and nutrition. Dr. Sayah emphasizes a practical yet conservative approach to liposuction to achieve natural results with excellent overall proportion after surgery.

    Will the Fat Come Back in Other Body Parts?

    Your body is essentially a bank account for calories. Every day you consume certain calories and burn off some calories through your daily activities. If you take in more calories than you burn off on any day, your body saves the accumulated calories as fat, muscle or glycogen. On the other hand, if you burn more calories than you take in, you use up calorie storages from your fat, muscle or glycogen. Liposuction essentially decreases the fat storage capacity at the particular area which has fat removed. So if you continue your healthy lifestyle and continue to maintain your weight, then you will not accumulate more fat elsewhere. On the other hand, If you gain a considerable amount of weight (more than 10 lbs), your body will need to store the fat somewhere. It then stores more of the fat in areas which have not had liposuction. If your weight fluctuates less than 10 lbs, the location of the fat gain will likely go unnoticed. So plan on a healthy lifestyle after liposuction and enjoy your figure forever.

    Is Cellulite Due to Excess Fat?

    Cellulite is due to dimpling in the skin as connective tissue anchors the skin to the deeper structure below. While cellulite worsens with fat gain as the skin tents upwards, cellulite is not only due to excess fat. In those with cellulite but minimal to no excess fat, the skin irregularities and dimpling can be due to decreased skin elasticity or thin cords of connective tissue below the skin. Fine liposuction improves cellulite by breaking such cords and improving skin elasticity by inducing scarring under the skin.

    Dr. Sayah offers advanced cellulite removal treatments, including Thermage.

    What Happens to the Loose Skin after Liposuction?

    In most cases, the skin has enough elasticity or “spring” to tighten after liposuction. As we age, our skin continually loses its elasticity. An excellent analogy is going from spandex which is very elastic to linen with no elasticity at all. In those with borderline skin elasticity, judicial and conservative liposuction is extremely important in avoiding issues with loose skin after surgery. In those with minimal skin elasticity, the more fat is removed from the area, the more loose skin results. Liposuction can be effective in those with poor skin elasticity. Those with poor skin elasticity simply have to accept minor skin excess post-operatively. Other surgical procedures may be necessary for conjunction with liposuction to effectively address the loose skin.

    How Will Pregnancy Affect My Liposuction Results?

    Not all women gain extreme amounts of fat during pregnancy. Regardless, the physical changes of pregnancy don’t necessarily negate the effects of liposuction. In fact, if you have had liposuction of troubling areas on your body, you will not gain much fat at the liposuctioned areas during pregnancy. If you are going to be pregnant in the next six months, Dr. Sayah recommends holding off on liposuction until your body has returned to its normal state after your delivery and nursing.

    What Are the Risks of Liposuction?

    Any medical procedure has associated risks just like most decisions in our lives. In expert hands, liposuction is very safe with minimal risks. The potential risks include scarring, infection, unevenness, contour irregularity, excess loose skin, need for additional surgery, and injury to surrounding areas such as nerves or organs. Dr. Sayah chooses tactically placed minimal incisions which lead to small hidden scars. You are placed on prophylactic antibiotics to minimize the risk of infection. Using micro-liposuction techniques, Dr. Sayah removes fat in very small amounts thereby reducing the incidence of contour abnormalities. Judicial conservative liposuction in imperative avoidance of most risks associated with liposuction.

    What Is the Right Age for Liposuction?

    Liposuction is typically recommended for adults only as the body continues to evolve and grow throughout adolescent years. Boys with gynecomastia (excessively large breasts) and women with development abnormalities of their breasts (Poland’s syndrome) or breast tumors are exceptions to this rule as they can have liposuction at younger ages based on the severity of their problems.

    When Can I Resume My Normal Activities after Liposuction?

    You are encouraged to walk around even on the day of your liposuction. You should increase your activity daily until you are fully running at two weeks post-operatively. On your regular follow-up visits, your activity level will be modified based on how you are healing. Remember to drink plenty of fluids after our liposuction procedure particularly if you are active.

    How Much Fat Can Be Removed with Liposuction?

    The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, as well as many State Medical Boards, recommend limiting outpatient liposuction volume to 5 liters. More than 5 liters may be removed if liposuction is performed in a hospital setting. This guideline was established to ensure patient safety and minimize liposuction complications. To give you a better perspective, more than 90 percent of patients will require removal of fewer than 5 liters regardless of this guideline. Liposuction is probably not the best solution in the extremely obese who should try weight loss through other modalities.

    How Do I Correct Problems with Past Liposuction by Another Surgeon?

    As with any revision surgery, correction of problems from past liposuction is possible but more difficult than the first time around liposuction. Dr. Sayah specializes in revision surgery. Using Micro-liposuction, fat is removed in small amounts at areas of deformity. The harvested fat can also be purified and stem-cell enriched to be injected into divots or dimpled areas which are present from prior liposuction.

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