LIPOSUCTION

Liposuction

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the United States. Liposuction has been a staple of plastic surgeons for several decades used by both men and women to unwanted areas of excess fat. The procedure uses a technique for re-contouring your body by depleting fat deposits.

What is Liposculpture?

If you are searching for a way to lose fat and look great, Liposculpture is an excellent choice. The procedure can help you reach your body contouring goals and make your body look slimmer and sculpted. You could not be in better hands than those of Dr. Brent, who is a skilled, highly accomplished, and world-renowned plastic surgeon. He has helped many people reshape their bodies with Liposculpture. Dr. Brent may suggest a combination of procedures to achieve the results you desire.

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Why get a Liposculpture?

The procedure is a successful way to slenderize areas and sculpt regions of your body. Removed fat cells are gone for good because they do not replicate and grow back. Yet, you can gain weight in the same region if you do not live a healthy lifestyle. Performing the procedure in the same areas is not recommended.

Besides the physical benefits, there are other benefits as well. The most significant improvement is that they feel better about themselves. They also think that this improves their self-motivation. Patients tell Dr. Brent that getting rid of their fat makes exercise a more pleasurable experience. They want to keep their new look.

What is the difference between Liposuction and Liposculpture?

Liposculpture is a more cautious, refined form of Liposuction. Liposculpture is for improving body shape, not for weight loss. This procedure slenderizes areas and sculpt regions of your body. The primary goal is to produce the ideal contour that blends in with the rest of your body.

What are the risks and recovery for Liposculpture?

This operation is an outpatient procedure requiring local anesthesia. Local anesthesia reduces the potential for risks and complications. You will remain awake, comfortable, and alert throughout your entire procedure. Patients recover quicker and with very few side effects. The majority of patients may experience minor pain for a day or two before returning to their regular routines.

Who is a candidate for Lipo?

Not everybody is a candidate for Liposuction or Liposculpture. Liposuction is not weight loss surgery. It is a procedure for individuals who are unable to achieve desired physical results through diet and exercise alone.

What should I expect during the consultation?

Dr. Brent wants you to understand the benefits and limitations of the procedure thoroughly. He will get to know you best to understand your desired expectations and long-term aesthetic goals. He will describe and recommend various techniques.

What are the target areas for Liposuction?

Liposuction technology has advanced rapidly in recent years. Select types of technology refine and remove small areas of fat. Dr. Brent can treat many parts of the body. All forms of Liposuction can target areas for Liposculpture.

Areas of the body:

  • Stomach
  • Waist
  • Hips
  • Flanks
  • Breasts
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Arms
  • Cheeks
  • Neck

What are the risk factors?

With today’s advance technology, the procedure meets the highest safety standards. There are many different liposuction surgery techniques available to decrease risk. Although rare, some complications include:

  • Skin dimpling
  • Loose skin
  • Abnormal fat collections
  • Infection

During the consultation, Dr. Brent will go over all the dangers with you.

What should I expect throughout the procedure?

Before your procedure, the problem areas mapped out by Dr. Brent. By doing so, this allows him to knows what fat to remove. He will assess fat thickness and contours during your surgery. Dr. Brent will continually check he is achieving your desired shape. After your procedure, you will have to wear compression garments for a few weeks to reduce swelling and aid in skin contraction. The garments help to reduce any unevenness as well. Some degree of discomfort, swelling, and bruising are standard, but the final result is worth it.

Liposculpture does not need large incisions. Liposculpture incisions are so tiny they close within a few days. This procedure does not leave scars.

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Liposuction Techniques & Options

There are many different liposculpture and liposuction surgery techniques available to help you achieve the body you want. With today’s technology, liposculpture surgery has become a procedure that meets the highest safety standards, requires minimal downtime, and gives you excellent results.

Some of the techniques used include:

Traditional Liposuction

This technique uses negative pressure or vacuum suction to suck out the fat. Cannulas have a relatively large diameter and remove fat quickly.

Power Assisted Liposuction

This procedure uses a mechanized tip, which nibbles away at the fat. However, with the use of large cannulas (diameter greater than three millimeters), there is an increased risk of irregularities and depressions in your skin.

Laser-Assisted Liposuction

Commonly referred to by the most popular manufacturer name SMART Lipo, this is a relatively new technique that uses a laser to rupture the fat cells, liquefy, and remove them through a very small cannula. This technique can produce some skin tightening but has limited effectiveness because it removes approximately 250ml of fat only.

Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction

Also known as UAL, this procedure is on the cutting edge of liposuction technology. The fat cells turn liquefied for easier removal with ultrasound waves emitted from a special cannula.

Microliposuction

A minimally invasive procedure that uses a smaller cannula to remove fat from hard-to-target areas.

Waterjet-Assisted Liposuction

This technique uses a jet of water to flush out your fat. This technique produces little tissue trauma hence recovery is very fast.

Radiofrequency-Assisted Liposuction

This is the newest technique and it uses radiofrequency to melt your fat externally with simultaneous suctioning of your fat internally. This technique achieves the greatest degree of skin tightening.

Tumescent Technique

Large amounts of anesthetic fluid inject into the fatty areas for this technique. The fluid causes the fat tissue to swell (tumesce), making it easier to remove through a cannula. This procedure usually involves less bruising and blood loss. Tumescent Liposculpture refers to the use of tumescent fluid to distend and numb fat tissues before sculpting with Liposuction, and this technique has revolutionized fat reduction surgery. The infiltration of a tumescent solution serves many purposes including, numbing the tissues, so minimal.

Super-wet Technique

Similar to the tumescent technique, the amount of liquid injected is much less. Each liposculpture surgery has advantages and during your consultation with Dr. Moelleken, together you can determine which surgery technique will work best for you.

What can I expect during recovery after Liposuction?

After your procedure, you will have to wear compression garments for a few weeks to reduce swelling and aid in skin contraction. The garments help to reduce any unevenness as well. Some degree of discomfort, swelling, and bruising are standard, but the final result is worth it.

Each patient’s recovery time is different depending on the procedure. The less fat removed, the less time it takes to recover.

Patients who get 5L or more removed from the body stay in Aftercare or given pain medication.

Typical Patient recovery time:

  • Drive a vehicle: after 4-5 days
  • Return to work: after 4-5 days
  • Resume light exercise: after 2-4 weeks

Dr. Brent and his team will be with you throughout your surgery journey. After the operation, you will get an examination. Dr. Brent wants to ensure that your body is healing well.

Beverly Hills Liposuction performed by Dr. Brent Moelleken

If you are searching for a way to lose fat and look great, liposculpture surgery can help you reach your body contouring goals and make your body look slimmer and sculpted. If you are considering this procedure, you could not be in better hands than those of Dr. Moelleken who is a skilled, highly accomplished, and world-renowned plastic surgeon. He has helped many people reshape their bodies with liposculpture. Although liposuction alone cannot eliminate cellulite or tighten loose skin, Dr. Moelleken may suggest a combination of procedures to achieve the results you desire.

Call to Book your Initial Consultation Today!

To find out if liposuction is right for you, your first step is to set up an initial consultation with Dr. Moelleken. He wants you to fully understand the benefits and limitations of liposuction and he will get to know you in order to best understand your desired expectations and long-term aesthetic goals. He will describe various liposuction techniques and procedures and this kind of consultation is especially important for liposculpture, which is often misunderstood. Micro-cannulas and tumescent liposculpture allow Dr. Moelleken to more precisely remove fat, resulting in better body contouring. The goal of liposculpture is a three-dimensional process beginning in your deeper layers of fat. Great liposculpture is based on experience, attention to detail, and an artistic eye, and Dr. Moelleken will “sculpt” your body into a more natural anatomically correct form that you can be happy with for years to come.

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