Plastic surgery continues to be a popular (and commonly available) option for many men and women seeking the body they’ve always wanted. Liposuction in Los Angeles is one of the most popular treatments, but you shouldn’t go into it without some knowledge of what you can expect. Here at Venice Beach Surgical Center, we specialize in liposuction and are here to answer any of your questions. In the meantime, here are some answers to the things most people wonder about when it comes to the procedure.
Where Can I Get Liposuction?
The goal of liposuction is to break down fat in certain parts of the body and suction it out, leaving you slimmer and trimmer. Not all parts of the body can undergo the treatment so it’s important to know where it can be performed. In general, the chin, neck, upper arms, breasts, thighs, abdomen, and hips are where liposuction is most often done.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Not everyone should get liposuction. There are some things that we look for to ensure that you are a good candidate for the procedure. That includes being generally healthy and close to your goal weight. Those with subcutaneous fat are better candidates than those with underlying visceral fat because it’s easier to remove than the stubborn kind that lies under your organs. You should also have good skin elasticity before undergoing liposuction.
Can I Lose Weight with Liposuction?
Liposuction is not designed as a weight loss tool. Naturally, removing fat from your body will result in a lower number on the scale. However, the amount of fat that can be removed isn’t usually enough to result in a large weight loss. Instead, it’s a method of fat reduction that can help you tone certain parts of the body.
How Do I Prepare?
We will give you a list of things to be aware of in the days leading up to liposuction in Los Angeles. You will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment and if you take aspirin or blood thinners, you will need to pause them for a few days before your treatment. Most of the time you will need to avoid food and drink for 12 hours prior to the big day. You may also need to wear compression garments afterward, so be sure you have them available, whether you purchase them yourself or use the clinic’s version.
What are the Results?
Results vary among patients, but you can expect swelling and loose skin immediately following liposuction and it could take a few months before you see the final results. After your treatment, it’s important to follow a healthy eating and exercise plan so that your results can be maintained. We can show you before and after photos that can help you get a better picture of what your end results might be.
If you’re ready to give liposuction in Los Angeles a try, call Venice Beach Surgical Center today for answers to all of your questions.