In Los Angeles Liposuction is a popular technique to remove excess fat. As a Los Angeles liposuction surgeon, Dr Grigoryants offers this procedure to remove excess fat and sculpture different areas of the body. In Los Angeles tummy tuck is often done in conjunction with liposuction. Even though many Los Angeles plastic surgeons offer this procedure, it is important for a person expecting to undergo this procedure to select a surgeon who performs a large number of liposuction procedures. You should be able to view before and after photographs of patients who underwent liposuction. Liposuction is one the most commonly performed procedures by Dr. Grigoryants. You can view photographs of Los Angeles liposuction patients of Dr. Grigoryants below on this page. To provide you with the safest possible experience, Dr. Grigoryants performs most of his surgeries in the hospital. Patients that travel from far away or those who undergo several combined procedures at the same time have an option of staying overnight in the hospital.
Fat removal is done using a small metal cannula (tube). The cannula is inserted through small (3-4mm) incisions. The cannula is connected to a suction machine. The smooth tip of the cannula has openings through which fat particles are removed. Depending on the area treated, liposuction can be done using local or general anesthesia
During your consultation we will examine the areas that concern you, evaluating the amount of fat excess and skin quality. Based on this evaluation, we will discuss whether or not you will benefit from liposuction and the anticipated outcomes. We will then mark the areas to be treated and show you the location of the small incisions on your photographs.
You will be given specific instructions on how to prepare yourself before the procedure and what to do after the procedure.
Are the results permanent following liposuction?
Liposuction permanently removes fat cells. The results are likely to be permanent unless you start gaining weight. In that case, the remaining fat cells will enlarge in size (hypertrophy). Most patients are happy with their results following liposuction. Few patients desire a touch-up procedure to further improve the results.
Patients usually go home the same day following liposuction. We use sutures that are absorbable and do not need to be removed. Many patients return to work in 5-10 days. This again depends on which areas were treated.
Most swelling and bruising will subside within several weeks. You will be given a compression garment to wear for 3-4 weeks following liposuction. The compression garment facilitates tissue healing and resolution of swelling.