Posted June 30, 2023 in Liposuction
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When most people think of liposuction, they probably think of a procedure that targets the hips, thighs, or abdomen. While these areas can certainly be treated with liposuction, this diverse procedure can actually eliminate fat in many body areas.
Liposuction eliminates stubborn fat pockets that are otherwise resistant to dieting and exercising, such as the hips, thighs, abdomen, back, and legs. It can also target fat in areas that might not be able to exercise, like the neck, ankles, or chin.
No matter where you choose, liposuction can give you a smoother, more sleek profile and help you look and feel your best.
What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure conducted under general anesthesia.
Dr. Rey will make small, discreet incisions around the target area before inserting a long, thin tube called a microcannula into the incisions. Then, gentle suctioning will remove the unwanted fat through the microcannula.
Recovery and Scarring
Since liposuction is an outpatient procedure, you can return home afterward. You may experience some bruising and swelling, which is entirely normal, and a compression garment may be provided to ensure proper healing and minimize swelling during recovery.
Dr. Rey utilizes very small incisions, minimizing scarring. With proper healing and aftercare, any scars should fade with time.
Who Is a Candidate for Liposuction?
Candidates for liposuction should be in good health and close to their ideal weight. While liposuction can permanently remove pockets of fat, it is not a weight-loss solution. In fact, liposuction is most successful when paired with proper diet and exercise.
Liposuction can target and eliminate specific areas of fat resistant to other methods, providing that extra push you need to reach the contoured body you desire.
The Most Popular Areas for Liposuction
As we get older or experience major changes — from pregnancy or major weight fluctuations — our bodies can gain a surplus of fat. This can happen anywhere: the chin, jaw, neck, and even the ankles.
These places are especially frustrating as many people find it difficult to properly exercise them, which is why liposuction may be an excellent solution.
Liposuction for the Chin and Neck
Fat under the chin and around the neck can be incredibly difficult to get rid of with diet and exercise alone. It can appear due to genetics, age, or prior weight gain. Liposuction for the chin and neck is highly effective.
Liposuction for the chin and neck can give you a more defined jawline, a slimmer neck, and an overall more toned and youthful appearance.
Liposuction for the Upper Arms
Sometimes fat resides along the upper arms, creating an uneven or disproportionate look. Removing this fat only gets harder as we age, so a targeted liposuction procedure can greatly reduce fat and give you slimmer arms, revealing the toned muscle underneath.
Liposuction for the Ankles and Knees
If you have excess fat around your knees or ankles (“cankles”), it can be an embarrassing and frustrating experience. Dr. Rey can eliminate these awkward pockets of fat through a simple liposuction procedure, giving you the confidence to show off your legs.
Liposuction for the Back, Hips, and Abdomen
Some of the most popular liposuction procedures include areas of the body that naturally harbor fat: the hips, back, and abdomen. At a certain point, no amount of oblique exercises or crunches can give you the results you’re looking for.
One of the great things about liposuction is that Dr. Rey can combine treatments and target multiple areas in one procedure, depending on the severity of your concerns.
Eliminating stubborn pockets of fat around the love handles and “pouch” area is finally within reach.
Liposuction for Multiple Areas of the Body
Dr. Rey specializes in body contouring procedures and has extensive experience in liposuction. Take a look at the liposuction before and after photo gallery to see some of the fantastic results he can provide.
While liposuction offers permanent fat reduction, no cosmetic procedure can stop the natural aging process or prevent future weight gain. It’s important to have reasonable expectations about your procedure and to have a positive mindset.
It’s also recommended to continue a healthy diet and exercise routine to maintain the results of your body contouring liposuction procedure.
Interested in Learning More About Liposuction in Beverly Hills, CA?
Dr. Rey can help you eliminate stubborn fat from multiple areas of the body, including the arms, back, chin, neck, and abdomen.
If you would like to learn more about liposuction, how to combine liposuction with other procedures such as a tummy tuck, or to schedule your consultation, call us at (310) 205-3107 or fill out our online contact form.