Beverly Hills Liposuction Surgeon
Give Your Body a New Look & Yourself New Confidence
We all accumulate fat if we consume more food than we burn off during our daily activities. Another cause for excess fat deposition is genetic and can lead to disproportionate accumulation of fat in certain areas such as the hips, tummy, neck, or thighs. Liposuction patients have found an option to reduce unwanted fat deposits.
- There are several types of liposuction procedures including:
- Body Liposuction
- Trunk Liposuction
- Leg Liposuction
Regardless of the cause for excess fat accumulation, a healthy lifestyle including exercise and healthy nutrition is essential to long-term success with liposuction. The Sayah Institute will gladly guide you with our in-house nutritionist and exercise physiologist to improve your lifestyle. Using the most modern equipment including laser and power-assisted liposuction, the procedure is used to remove your unwanted fat.
Through minimal incisions, the laser melts the fat while minimizing bruising and swelling. The laser also tightens loose skin in those with decreased skin elasticity. Most patients continue to lose weight all over their body over the first six months particularly if they continue their exercise and healthy nutrition regimen.*
To discuss this procedure and your desired results, request a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Sayah today when you call (310) 905-8405.
What Occurs During the Liposuction Surgery?
The liposuction procedure is performed by first injecting special tumescent fluid into the areas to be aspirated in order to plump-up the fat while constricting blood vessels. The fat is thereby removed more effectively with minimal blood loss.
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 laser fiber is inserted to liquefy the fat, tighten overlying skin while minimizing swelling and bruising. The power-assisted liposuction device is then utilized to aspirate and sculpt your fat in a calculated manner.
With Micro-liposuction techniques, 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. The small incisions are closed at the end of the procedure to avoid unnecessary drainage of fluids out of your body. After the procedure, a pressure garment is applied to decrease swelling.
What Happens After Your Liposuction Procedure?
After your Beverly Hills liposuction procedure, you should expect to have little to no discomfort. On the day of your surgery, you should drink plenty of fluids and advance your diet to solid food as you can tolerate.
The Day Following Your Procedure
Dr. Sayah encourages you to walk around your house with assistance. Do not shower or bathe for two days after your procedure. Sponge baths of other areas are allowed as long as your incisions remain clean and dry. If you become uncomfortable after eating solid food, slow down and advance your diet more gently. You may want to begin with soft foods such as cereal and soft fruits before you try steak or chicken.
During the First Week After Surgery
You should walk increasingly more every day. Do not lie in bed for prolonged periods as it may cause you to develop blood clots in your legs, an easily preventable but serious complication. Continue to drink plenty of fluids during your first week after liposuction surgery. Your sutures will be removed during this week. Most patients return to work within one week with decreased physical activity. You can begin your full physical activity two weeks after your liposuction procedure.
Six to Eight Weeks Following the Surgery
Continue to wear your pressure garment for the next six to eight weeks remembering to remove the garment every four hours for approximately 15 minutes while awake. Massages during this time will help reabsorb any swelling while simultaneously improving any resulting skin irregularities. Dr. Sayah will be glad to give you further instructions as needed and looks forward to making your recovery a comfortable and speedy one.
Call (310) 905-8405 if you would like to schedule a consultation.