Liposuction in Beverly Hills
Are you dissatisfied with the appearance of your body? Do you have excess fat you have tried to target with exercise, but can’t quite get the body you want? Liposuction specialist Dr. A.J. Khalil will help to remove fat from designated parts of your body.
BEAUTIFULLY SCULPTED Body Contouring
Many people have at least one area that looks out of proportion with the rest of their body. These problem areas can be stubborn and unresponsive to diet and exercise changes. Liposuction with top Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. A.J. Khalil is a safe and effective way to treat unwanted body fat and create a slimmer and more sculpted physique. Liposuction can be performed on nearly any part of the body (and some areas of the face) to improve its shape. Common treatment areas include the waist, back, thighs, inner knees, hips, calves, ankles, chin, neck and male chest.
When considering candidacy, it is important to understand that liposuction is not a valid method of weight loss, nor is it a substitute for diet or exercise. Ideally, candidates should be at or close to their target weight, and have healthy diet and exercise habits already in place.
In addition to maintaining a stable weight, suitable liposuction candidates should:
- be in good general health, free of any serious illness or medical condition
- not smoke
- have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone
- set specific, reasonable goals of treatment
Dr. Khalil meets with all liposuction candidates to review their health history and medical record, and to discuss the patient’s desired expectations and long-term body contouring goals. At this time, he explains all of the available options and important considerations for liposuction. Together, the doctor and patient develop the most suitable approach to treatment.
Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis. Anesthesia medications are administered prior to the start of surgery.
There are a few different ways that Dr. Khalil can perform liposuction surgery. During traditional liposuction, he makes a small incision and inserts a long, hollow tube (called a cannula) through the incision. The cannula is moved back and forth to loosen the excess body fat.
Other methods of liposuction involve the use of ultrasound energy or a mechanical cannula to help break up the unwanted fat. The tumescent technique involves injecting a special anesthetic solution into the treatment area to make the fatty tissue swell.
Once the fat has been broken up, it is gently removed from the body via suction. Dr. Khalil makes a final check to ensure the treated area looks proportional and symmetrical. Finally, the treated area is wrapped with special bandages and a compression garment is placed.
Liposuction Recovery and Results
Liposuction patients usually remain in the care of Dr. Khalil and the surgical staff for a few hours before being released to go home. Dr. Khalil provides comprehensive aftercare instructions to help patients navigate the recovery period.
The treated area may be bruised, swollen, tender or sore for one to two weeks. Most patients take a week or two off from work and refrain from strenuous exercise for at least two to four weeks as the tissues heal. Keeping the compression garment in place during recovery can help expedite healing. Once the swelling dissipates, the treated area should look noticeably slimmer and more sculpted.
Liposuction results are long-lasting. As long as the patient maintains his or her weight, they can enjoy their results for many years.
Is liposuction a weight loss treatment?
No, liposuction is not considered a safe or effective way to lose body weight. Think of liposuction as a way to fine-tune isolated areas of fat that don’t respond to diet or exercise efforts. For the best results, candidates should have firm, elastic skin that is able to contract over the body after liposuction.
What body areas can be treated with liposuction?
Liposuction is an effective procedure for sculpting various areas of the body. Liposuction is most commonly performed on the abdomen, chest, upper back, thighs, and neck. The procedure can also be used to slim the cheeks, neck, knees, and ankles.
Will fat grow back after liposuction?
Liposuction permanently removes selected fat cells in the treatment area(s). If a patient gains weight (approximately 10 or more pounds) after surgery, the remaining fat cells may grow and diminish the benefits of liposuction.
What are the side effects of liposuction?
When performed on appropriate candidates by a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Khalil, liposuction is safe and usually well tolerated by patients. Like any surgery, liposuction can cause side effects, including the following:
- swelling and fluid retention
- slight scarring
- pain or discomfort
- numbness or tenderness around the treated area
- rippling or dimpling of the skin
- lumps or firmness under the skin
- changes in skin pigmentation
Liposuction complications are rare but include blood clots, infection, excess bleeding or fluid loss and adverse reaction to anesthesia.
Does liposuction leave scars?
Liposuction is performed through small incisions that allow very thin cannulas to pass through the skin. Dr. Khalil strategically places the incisions within the natural creases of the skin so that scarring is very inconspicuous. He can also recommend special products and other post-surgery techniques to help the scars fade significantly.
How much time do I need to take off from work after liposuction?
How long you take off from work depends on your specific surgical plan, your health, your job and other factors. Most patients take between three and five days off work for desk jobs and more time for physically demanding jobs.
How quickly can I return to exercising after liposuction?
Dr. Khalil recommends patients start taking short, slow walks as soon as they feel ready after surgery. Around two weeks after surgery, patients can start to resume other types of light exercise — such as using the elliptical — gradually building up intensity and speed. Usually around the six-week mark, patients can resume full physical activity.
How much does liposuction cost?
The cost of liposuction is variable and depends on the type and number of areas treated, the degree of correction needed, the technology used and other factors. There are also fees for the facility and anesthesia.
The best way to get an accurate quote is to meet with a plastic surgeon and have them examine you. Dr. Khalil and our team would be happy to give you a personalized pricing quote during your consultation.
Contact Our Beverly Hills Liposuction Surgeon
For more information about liposuction with Beverly Hills plastic surgeon A.J. Khalil, please call or email our practice today.
*Results May Vary
There are many benefits patients experience when undergoing Liposuction. Patients tend to have slimmer looking bodies. This can lead to an increase in confidence. You can feel more comfortable living in your body knowing you no longer have to worry about the areas of fat that may bring you insecurities.
Usually Liposuction is an out patient procedure. Depending on the technique used, you’ll experience varying results. Your body may leak fluid for up to 2 days after the procedure. Most patients return to work 2 days post-operation. You may experience some soreness for a week or so following Liposuction. Dr. Khalil will discuss the recovery process and potential risks during the consultation.