Liposuction & Body Contouring Surgery in Culver City, CA
You can achieve stunning body contours with liposuction, one of the most popular fat reduction techniques. If you’re in Culver City, CA looking to lose weight and have stubborn fat deposits that won’t budge, then get the liposuction treatment you need from Dr. Partovi at True Jewel Cosmetic Center.
What Is Liposuction and Body Contouring Surgery?
The procedure of liposuction was developed specifically to target stubborn fat (adipose tissue). Whenever we gain weight, the size and volume of our fat cells increase. It is possible that despite our efforts to lose weight, those fat cells will remain the same size. The procedure of liposuction permanently reduces the number of fat cells in a particular area of the body. You will notice that your skin will conform to the sleek, new contours as you heal.
Liposuction is popular because of its simplicity. For the purpose of removing excess fat, a small hollow tube, called a cannula, is introduced under the skin. As the surgeon moves the cannula back and forth, small globules of fat are broken up and gently vacuumed from the body.
Body contouring with liposuction is one of the most versatile procedures and can be performed on a wide range of areas of the body with excess fat. It is possible for Dr. Partovi to perform liposuction to improve the appearance of:
- The abdominal region
- The flanks (“muffin tops” and “love handles”)
- The back
- The chest (including the reduction of male breasts as part of a male breast reduction procedure)
- The face, the neck, and the jowls
- The thighs
- The buttocks
- The hips
- The arms
- The calves and ankles
As part of your initial consultation with Dr. Partovi, he will assess your suitability for liposuction. The amount of excess fat and its location, the skin tone, and your expectations will all play a role in determining the outcome. There are some body contouring procedures that require removing excess skin as well as reducing fat.
Common benefits of liposuction and body contouring surgeries:
- An improvement in physical appearance and shape
- Increased self-esteem and confidence
- The results are long-lasting
- Reduction of fat targeted at a specific area
- Treatment of gynecomastia and lipodystrophy
- The motivation to live a healthy lifestyle
These benefits are different from those of a tummy tuck. Liposuctions get rid of fat pockets that won’t go away with diet and exercise regimes. Tummy tucks tighten the skin and muscles. Both procedures are complementary because they both focus on different methods of body sculpting and contouring.
Candidates for Liposuction and Body Contouring Surgery
Candidates for liposuction should meet the following criteria:
- Maintain a weight that is within or close to their ideal range
- Maintain a good tone and elasticity of the skin
- Fitness efforts have not been successful in eliminating stubborn fat deposits
- Maintain an active lifestyle and consume a healthy diet
Additionally, it is important that you are in good overall health and that you have realistic expectations for the outcome of your surgery. You are still eligible for liposuction even if you do not meet all of the above criteria. You may, however, experience reduced results or a higher risk of complications as a result.
Even though fat is reduced, excess skin may appear and cellulite-like deformities may worsen. As part of your initial consultation, Dr. Partovi will perform a thorough evaluation and provide you with an individualized recommendation based on your particular circumstances.
How to Prepare for Liposuction Surgery and Body Contouring Surgery
A customized set of instructions will be provided to you following your consultation. All of these guidelines must be followed to ensure that you have a smooth surgery. In order to give you a better idea of what to expect, here are some tips we usually recommend.
- Do not take blood-thinning medications such as aspirin, Aleve, Motrin, or ibuprofen.
- Make sure that you fill all your prescriptions prior to your surgery.
- Please refrain from eating or drinking anything after midnight the day before your surgery.
- If you are taking a prescription medication, follow all instructions carefully.
- You should arrange for a caregiver to drive you to and from surgery and stay with you for at least 24 hours after surgery.
- On the day of your surgery, you should wear comfortable, loose clothing.
- Before the surgery, make sure that your compression garment fits properly.
The Liposuction and Body Contouring Procedure
A thin metal tube called a cannula will be used by Dr. Partovi during your procedure to remove targeted areas of fat. A customized treatment plan will be designed to help you achieve a more attractive body shape.
Dr. Partovi performs several types of liposuction. In general, the main difference between these options relates to the manner in which fat cells are broken up before they are removed. He may recommend the following treatment options depending on your unique concerns and goals:
- The tumescent liposuction procedure
- The power-assisted liposuction procedure
- The ultrasound-assisted liposuction procedure
A tummy tuck or mini tummy tuck may be the best option for people with reduced skin tone after pregnancies or weight fluctuations. This is also known as a liposuction of the abdominal wall combined with skin removal and muscle tightening.
Liposuction and Body Contouring Results
Due to its safety and low complication rate, liposuction is extremely popular. Patients who have received our treatments have reported an increase in self-esteem and motivation to live a healthy lifestyle as a result of our treatments. There is no doubt that liposuction has the ability to transform lives.
Recovering from Liposuction and Body Contour Surgical Procedures
After surgery, you should expect to feel groggy for at least 12 hours. Your caregiver should remain with you and assist you for at least 24 hours.
Following your procedure, it is important that you rest. It is recommended that you walk gently to help your circulation and heal your body. However, do not overdo it by exercising excessively.
During the first two weeks, it is recommended that you refrain from strenuous activities. Once this has been completed, consult your physician regarding when you will be able to resume your normal activities.
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. In order to ease the pressure on your digestive system, avoid eating greasy or acidic foods. For the first few weeks, you should always wear your compression garment, except when you are taking a shower.
Are Liposuction and Body Contouring Surgeries Right For Me?
A great consultation is the first step towards achieving the best possible results. The consultation will consist of Dr. Partovi reviewing your medical history, discussing your goals and expectations, and performing a physical examination. Once you have discussed your desired outcome with him, he will explain the procedure in more detail.
As a result of this approach, you will be able to save time and money and will be able to achieve better results. For more information about liposuction and to determine if it is a suitable option for your situation, book an appointment with Dr. Partovi today.