With summer fast approaching, many people are concerned about unwanted fat deposits that are present despite dieting, exercise and treatments developed to decrease these areas. In the past, surgical removal of fat involved making large, conspicuous incisions which resulted in obvious scars. Liposuction is a technique in which high-pressure vacuum suction is used to remove fat cells through a small incision. This is primarily a treatment for contouring the body by removal of unwanted fat deposits. An ideal patient is one who is in reasonably healthy physical condition, with localized areas of unwanted fat. It is not a treatment for obesity. Chronological and physiological age varies tremendously between patients, but the best results are achieved in good skin tones regardless of their age. The number of fat cells and their location appears to be constant throughout the individual's lifetime. With weight gain or loss, the cells change in size. In liposuction, these cells are removed and will not reform, thereby decreasing the number of cells and the excess fatty deposits, which previously occurred in the surgical area.
Although liposuction has been performed for many years, there have been many improvements and innovations to the original procedure. Each new development has allowed us to make liposuction a safer and more effective means of eliminating unwanted fat and re-contouring the body. At the Beverly Hills Institute, we use the MicroAire Power Assisted Liposuction System.
This unique system provides the doctor with better control to sculpt and contour the body. The patient experiences less bruising and swelling, in a faster recovery period than the traditional methods of liposuction. Unlike the Ultrasonic-Assisted Liposuction technique, this system does not generate heat which can burn the skin.
We use the body sculpting technique on fat deposits under the chin and in the neck, the abdomen, the buttocks, thighs, knees and ankles. The most common indications for this surgery in men are the presence of the so-called "love handles", double chins and excess fat in the abdomen. Our female patients are more likely to request liposuction of the thighs to eliminate "saddlebags", or the removal of fat in the hips, the lower abdomen, or of the neck. We often use facial liposuction, or micro-sculpting, in conjugation with facelift surgery to achieve superior results.
Micro-sculpting is a fast way to shape those areas with small fat deposits. It is a good way to remove unwanted spots of fat in areas that do not respond to diet or exercise. The procedure can be performed on areas of the body, such as arms, knees, ankles, under the chin and neck. Liposuction is a very popular cosmetic surgery procedure, but it takes more than just a doctor to perform it. It takes an artist. The doctors at The Beverly Hills Institute pride themselves on being artists when it comes to giving you a new look. They can sculpt your figure by removing unwanted fat, making the difference between a good looking body and a great looking body! Mention this newsletter and your liposuction consult is free.