According to the most recent statistics released by The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Liposuction was the second most commonly performed plastic surgery procedure in the US with over 313,000 procedures performed in 2012. Liposuction, along with breast augmentation, consistently ranks as the #1 or #2 most commonly performed plastic surgery procedure. Dr. Kapoor is a renowned for providing one of the best plastic surgery Beverly Hills & Los Angeles has to offer.
Liposuction is an excellent option for patients who wish to get rid of small pockets of fat that are resistant to proper dieting and exercise. Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your body’s overall proportion, thereby enhancing your self-image. It is often referred to as “liposculpture” as the removal of these stubborn pockets of fat helps to create a slimmer and firmer body shape and contour.
Healthy men and women of normal weight who have firm, elastic skin, with stubborn pockets of excess fat in specific areas of their body such as: abdomen, flanks (“love handles"), thighs, hips (“saddlebags"), buttocks, arms, knees, breasts, chin (“double chins"), neck, among others.
It is important to choose a board certified plastic surgeon for your procedure because like all other plastic surgery procedures there are inherent challenges that the surgeon must address to ensure optimal results. The basic challenges a plastic surgeon will face during your surgery are:
Dr. Kapoor is a well-trained, highly experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills who uses a refined, mastered technique to achieve ideal results. His detail-oriented, results driven technique achieves the best possible results with the least amount of trauma and scarring. His ability to minimize potential complications leads to an optimal recovery process for his patients.
I am so glad I finally took the plunge and got this procedure done. I had neck liposuction done by Dr. Kapoor at his practice in Beverly Hills. I had been putting off having the procedure because I was concerned about my neck bruising following the procedure. After meeting with Dr. Kapoor I felt comfortable knowing he would make sure I had an easy recovery process. Just as Dr. Kapoor told me, pretty much all of the bruising had gone away within a week of having the procedure done! I highly recommend Dr. Kapoor to anyone that has been considering plastic surgery. The way he explains the entire process is exactly how it goes so you really feel comfortable going through the entire process.
– Brittany F. / Neck Liposuction, Los Angeles, CA
Liposuction can be performed alone or along with other plastic surgery procedures such as a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), a facelift, Brazilian butt lift or other body contouring procedures.
Liposuction in Beverly Hills is NOT just for women. Although women represent the overwhelming majority of plastic surgery patients, the number of men who are undergoing plastic surgery is increasing tremendously over the past few years. According to the most recent statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, nearly 1 million plastic surgery procedures were performed on men in 2012; being the #1 choice by men wishing to use plastic surgery as a means to enhance themselves physically and psychologically.
As techniques have been refined, many ideas have emerged that have improved the safety and effectiveness of this procedure. Generally speaking, 30 years of improvements in liposuction surgery means that more fat cells are easily removed, while blood loss, patient discomfort, and risk of complications have been reduced to a minimum. Although there are several different liposuction techniques used by plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills, in general, the procedure involves the use of a cannula (a hollow tube) that is placed through small incisions made by the plastic surgeon followed by the sucking out of the fat with the help of a suction device. The different techniques can be categorized by the amount of fluid injection and by the mechanism in which the cannula works.
The tumescent technique is currently the most popular technique among plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills because it allows the procedure to be performed with the patient under local anesthesia, significantly reducing blood loss and eliminating the risks of general anesthesia. The advantages of the tumescent technique include:
In ultrasound assisted liposuction, the cannula that is used to suck out the fat cells transmits ultrasound vibrations within the body that break up the fat cells. By breaking down the fat cells it becomes much easier for the plastic surgeon to suction out the fat from the targeted area. The advantages of Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction include:
Laser assisted liposuction is similar to ultrasound assisted liposuction as it can remove larger volumes of fat cells because the fat is zapped with a laser. This makes the targeted fat cells more fluid-like and easier to suction out of the targeted area. The advantages of Laser Liposuction include:
After you undergo liposuction, bruising and swelling will commonly be present, most of which will subside within the first 2 weeks following the procedure. Some minor swelling may be present for up to six months. You will need to wear an elastic compression garment for the first week to help control swelling and support the new contours of your body. You may experience some discomfort, burning, itching or temporary numbness. You will be prescribed medication to help manage these symptoms. As swelling and bruising begin to fade, the results of your liposuction procedure will be seen.
Most patients in Beverly Hills report needing 5-7 days off from work following the procedure. Strenuous activity should be avoided for at least one month to allow for optimal healing. The results will be long lasting if you continue to follow your diet and exercise regimen.
I’ve always wanted to get rid of my belly fat, but I was too scared to get a tummy tuck. After I met with Dr. Kapoor, he showed me how his liposuction technique can get me the kind of results that I was after. I was thoroughly satisfied with my results and procedure. The recovery was much easier than I had anticipated and I was back to work before I knew it. For the first time in years I can wear a sexy bikini at the beach and that feels so good.
– Kristin M. / Liposuction, Beverly Hills, CA
Q- Is Liposuction an option to treat obesity or diabetes?
A- Although some studies have found that liposuction MAY provide some health benefits in obese and/or diabetic patients, it is important to understand that liposuction is not a treatment for obesity or a substitute for proper diet and exercise. It is also not an effective treatment for cellulite, the dimpled skin that typically appears on the thighs, hips and buttocks, or loose saggy skin. The goal is to remove stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise, thereby improving your body’s shape and contour.
Q- What is the difference between a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction?
A- Although there are similarities between the two procedures, liposuction only targets specific pockets of fat, while a tummy tuck targets excess fat, skin, and weakened muscles. Since liposuction does not address the musculature of the abdomen, it is recommended for patients who have good skin tone and no looseness of the muscle of their abdominal wall. Tummy tucks are most commonly recommended to patients who have had massive weight loss or multiple pregnancies which have left excess flabby abdominal skin and weakened abdominal muscles. Liposuction is most commonly recommended to patients who have stubborn pockets of fat that persist despite a strict diet and exercise regimen.