Many Beverly Hills men and women have certain areas of their body which they would like re-contoured. Liposuction is a form of surgery which allows for the surgical removal of stubborn fatty tissue. This procedure can be applied to nearly any area of the body and is commonly used on multiple areas during an operation. Liposuction results in a slimmer and better proportioned figure. Liposuction is used effectively to reduce love handles, saddlebags, a double-chin, a bulge around the waistline, or other unsightly fatty deposits in order to develop a better shape and create a more beautiful body. Liposuction is not a weight reduction procedure. Dr.Bruno will evaluate your areas of concern and outline a treatment plan of liposuction to suit your needs.
Reasons for Considering Liposuction:
- Eliminate fat from any of the following areas:
- Chin and Neckline
- Upper Arms
- Abdomen and Waistline
- Hips and Buttocks
- Thighs and Knees
- Calves and Ankles
- Create a more proportioned figure
Liposuction in Beverly Hills with Dr.Bruno is not a replacement for proper exercise and diet. Instead, liposuction is a contouring procedure for stubborn areas where fat accumulates. Ideal surgical candidates are those already in good physical condition but having stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to proper diet and exercise. Patients with good skin tone (elasticity) will have the best results. Some patients with significant stretch marks or loose skin may not be good candidates for liposuction in Beverly Hills. Dr.Bruno will evaluate your skin tone and your problem areas to determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction.
Liposuction can be done under general anesthesia with the patient asleep or under local anesthesia where the area is numbed and the patient remains awake. First a solution of saline mixed with lidocaine (local anesthetic) and epinephrine (reduces blood loss) is infiltrated into the skin to allow for easy removal of the fat. Then, through a tiny incision, a narrow metal tube or “cannula” is inserted and used to vacuum out the fatty tissue beneath the skin. This suctioning of the fat is done deep to the skin to avoid any contour irregularities. Dr. Bruno determines the amount of fat to be removed by massaging the skin and squeezing the tissue. Liposuction is very well tolerated by Beverly Hills patients and almost all go home the same day.
There are several different types of liposuction procedures, such as tumescent or ultrasound liposuction, that have developed as a result of recent advancements in new technologies. Together the patient and Dr. Bruno can discuss which method(s) are best during the initial consultation visit. Liposuction can last from thirty minutes to several hours depending upon the amount of fat to be removed. There are certain limits as to the amount of fat which should be removed in one surgical setting. This will be discussed in further detail during your consultation with Dr.Bruno.
New techniques allow for faster recovery from liposuction procedures. The length of the recovery will depend on how extensive of an operation the patient undergoes. A support garment is worn for four weeks after the surgery which helps to reduce swelling and achieve an even contour. Most Beverly Hills patients will take pain medication such as Vicodin for a few days after surgery. After about three days, most patients can return to work and drive without difficulty. The obvious changes can be seen only a few weeks after liposuction, however, the final result may take several months. The reason for this is that it takes time for the skin to shrink and contract after liposuction. The better the skin tone (elasticity) the faster a patient will see their final outcome.
*Individual results may vary
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Complications after liposuction are quite minimal with the main concern being that of contour irregularities (uneven skin). This can be avoided by suctioning deep to the skin in the deeper fatty layers. Infection and bleeding are rarely ever observed. Bruising is common and usually takes about 10-14 days to completely resolve.
Please feel free to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bruno by calling 310-461-3855 to determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction in Beverly Hills.