What is Liposuction?
No matter how much you diet and exercise, you may still have stubborn pockets of fat that keep you from feeling completely confident in your body. Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery offers the most advanced techniques to effectively reduce unwanted body fat. Surgical liposuction is a body contouring treatment that reduces pockets of fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, face, and buttocks to create a slimmer appearance. Your liposuction procedure in Beverly Hills, CA can be blended to treat several different body parts. When we see you for your consultation, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andre P. Marshall will examine areas of concern so you can reach your personal goals. We look forward to helping you look and feel amazing.
"My results are amazing, I love my new body - From my initial encounter with Dr. Marshall’s assistant, Melissa, the service was amazing. I got all my questions answered with no delay. I met with Dr. Marshall (Dr. Dre) and I felt he was definitely the right surgeon to have my procedure with. On 11/11/21 I had my 360 liposuction and BBL. Everyone at the surgery center was great and made me feel I was in the best hands. My results are amazing. I love my new body by Dr. Dre! I’m healing well and can’t recommend Dr. Dre enough."- E. / RealSelf / Nov 28, 2021
What Are the Benefits of Liposuction?
Liposuction completed at Andre Marshall Plastic Surgery is a reliable and safe way to eliminate stubborn concentrations of fat on the body. Practical and aesthetic advantages of liposuction surgery performed by Dr. Marshall at his Beverly Hills, CA area facility include:
- Removing unwanted fat that diet and exercise have been resistant to
- Sculpting your overall body profile
- Improving body image and appearance
- Addressing several areas of the body
- Obtaining a healthier weight and lower body mass index
- Permanent removal of fat tissues
- Significant results can usually begin to be seen within a few weeks after the surgery
Am I A Candidate For Liposuction?
Liposuction is a good procedure for both women and men who are at an ideal weight but have stubborn pockets of fat that may resist exercise and diet. People considering liposuction should have healthy skin because liposuction does not address stretched-out, sagging skin. It's also important to understand that liposuction is not a substitution for weight loss. Women having liposuction should be past pregnancies as this may compromise the outcome. At the time of your initial consultation, Dr. Marshall will discuss realistic expectations.
How Liposuction is Performed
During your consult, Dr. Marshall will discuss your goals and set realistic expectations. Fat removal surgery is performed in an outpatient setting with the patient under general anesthesia. A punch-hole incision is placed in the skin so a cannula can be used to loosen the fatty tissue that is being suctioned out. After the desired amount of fat deposits have been eliminated, Dr. Marshall will close the incision. Based on the number of areas being treated, your surgery could take 2 – 3 hours. In the separate recovery area, your post-op nurse will help manage your pain and care for your treated areas until you are discharged. It is normal to see bruising and swelling for one or two weeks after surgery, and you should allow yourself time to rest and recover before resuming your normal routine. Remember, you may see some changes soon after your surgery, but it will take 6 – 10 months before your new body contour is complete.
What Should I Expect Following Liposuction Surgery?
You may be in recovery at home from liposuction surgery for 1 – 3 weeks depending on the number of areas treated and the amount of fat removed. It is typical to see bruising and swelling for one or two weeks, and you can have sutures removed sometime between day seven and day ten following the surgery. The most important thing to do after having lipo surgery is to allow your body time to rest and recover. When you decide to return to work after your surgery, you need to remember to go slow. To build up your strength and stamina, try walking and light workouts as advised by Dr. Marshall. Keep in mind you may notice some improvements after six weeks, but it will take 6 – 10 months before your new body shape and contour is complete.
Will I have scars from liposuction?
The incisions made during liposuction vary in length and depth based on the amount of fat that needs to be removed, but they tend to be extremely small. Dr. Marshall works hard to reduce trauma to surrounding tissues, which will promote less scarring and faster healing. Be sure to discuss all of your concerns regarding this issue during an initial consultation.
How long do liposuction results last?
When performed by an experienced plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, CA, liposuction offers long-lasting results and makes it possible for you to reach your desired shape. Weight gain does affect your outcomes, so patients should participate in a consistent diet and exercise plan after treatment. Our aesthetic team can offer tips and advice for maintaining your appearance long-term.
When can I start exercising after liposuction?
You should not engage in strenuous exercise or activities for at least several weeks after liposuction surgery. If you feel pain, stop and allow the treated area to heal before continuing your routine. Dr. Marshall and our team request that patients do not participate in physical activity until they have completely healed from their procedure.
What about nonsurgical liposuction?
There are several nonsurgical procedures to reduce body fat. Some of the most popular methods are CoolSculpting, UltraShape, Vanquish, Liposonix, and KYBELLA. Although some of these nonsurgical procedures can help some patients reduce small amounts of fat, surgical liposuction is best for most people. Liposuction surgery delivers more consistent and dramatic results. Ask Dr. Marshall about nonsurgical liposuction in your consultation. He can explain the benefits and drawbacks of both methods and help you decide which is best for you.
What about cellulite and loose skin?
Liposuction surgery only addresses excess fat in the body. If you have loose skin, Dr. Marshall may recommend combining liposuction with a surgical body lift. Liposuction is often performed with skin tightening surgery, like a tummy tuck, thighplasty, or arm lift, to produce the best results. For cellulite, there are many minimally invasive and nonsurgical treatments, including Cellulaze, VelaShape, VASER Shape, and Venus Freeze. In your consultation, talk to Dr. Marshall about your concerns like cellulite and loose skin so your best treatment plan can be developed.
Will my results last?
Before you have liposuction surgery, it's important to be committed to maintaining your results. Although liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in an area, you can still gain and lose weight. Dr. Marshall suggests that you be at or near a healthy weight before having liposuction surgery. Afterward, it is best to stay within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Pregnancy after liposuction will also impact your results; however, another surgery like a mommy makeover may be done to refresh your body.
Look Fit and Toned
Fat removal with liposuction at Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery offers individuals the chance to diminish unwanted fat and achieve their desired body contour. Without liposuction, it can be difficult to get the slimming results you desire. We invite you to call our practice in Beverly Hills, CA, and schedule your private consultation with Dr. Andre P. Marshall.
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