Liposuction Los Angeles - Lipoplasty
Liposuction is an option for patients who are bothered by excess fat on the neck or body that does not improve with diet or exercise. Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing localized fat deposits, resulting in improved body proportion and contour. Areas frequently treated are the abdomen, love handles, thighs, chest, hips, double chin, and knees.
Liposuction is neither a treatment for obesity nor a substitute for proper diet and exercise. Ideal patients are within 30% of their ideal weight.
Liposuction may be done under general anesthesia or sedation and may take from 1-5 hours, depending on the amount of fat to be removed. The surgery is performed through small, inconspicuous incisions. A thin tube is inserted through these incisions and fat is dislodged and suctioned. Dr. Gross performs Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty or UAL, which uses ultrasonic energy, as well as a Tumescent technique, to minimize bruising and swelling.
After the procedure, you will wear a compression garment to minimize swelling and to support your new contours as you heal. A return to normal, light activities will be possible as soon as you feel ready. Bruising and swelling usually subside in 2-4 weeks, and you will see the early results.
The final results take shape over 3-6 months, at which time you will notice a slimmer and more even body contour. These results can be long lasting, so long as you continue to practice a healthy lifestyle which includes regular physical activity.
Post-operative complications vary from patient to patient depending on age, life-style and medical history. These include irregular pigmentation, contour irregularities and excessive fluid loss or accumulation. You can reduce your risk by closely following your surgeon’s instructions before and after the surgery.