Liposuction in Beverly Hills, California (CA)

Known also as lipoplasty, liposuction is a procedure used to extract excess fat deposits and improve the body’s contours. In order to remove these deposits, a metal tube (cannula) is guided through an incision made in the skin and inserted between the skin and the muscle, where the fat deposits are located. The cannula is hooked up to a suction pump that sucks out the fat. And as the cannula is steered through, it creates small tunnels through the fatty layers.  Following surgery these channels collapse, resulting in a better contour. 

Today, there are a variety of liposuction techniques that can be used, including:

  • Lipotherme
  • CoolLipo
  • SmartLipo
  • Laser liposuction
  • LipoLite
  • Vaser liposelection

All of these methods can be used to diminish localized fat deposits located in the:
  • Upper arms
  • Back
  • Thighs
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Waist and abdomen
  • Chest
  • Face (e.g. chin and cheeks)
  • Neck
  • Inner knee
  • Calves and ankles

While liposuction has its advantages, it is not an effective treatment for cellulite and obesity, nor should it substitute a healthy diet and exercise. The new body shape that is seen after liposuction is more or less permanent. The fat deposits that are removed during the procedure do not grow back; however, if the patient gains a considerable amount of weight, new fat cells can develop in the treated area. On the other hand, if the patient gains only a small amount of weight, the existing fat cells will get bigger as fat gathers in them, and this can mean that the persons figure will still hold the new body shape, only it will be a slightly larger version.  Also to be considered is the aging process, which will play a factor in how the body changes its shape years after the procedure.  

Depending on the patient, one or more sessions may be necessary. This is because there is a maximum amount of fat that should be removed on a single day to reduce the risk of serious complications, and it is 6 to 8 pounds. If more than eight pounds of fat need to be removed, multiple liposuction procedures will be performed, and they will be spaced out over a period of 3 to 4 weeks. After liposuction, the patient will see some results but not as much as will be seen within one to three months when postoperative swelling has gone down, the tunnels created in the fat have collapsed and healing has occurred. 

About Harry Glassman, M.D.

Dr. Harry Glassman has been practicing plastic surgery in Beverly Hills for the past thirty-five years. He has used his talents to enhance the appearance of some of the most famous people in the world and to reconstruct birth defects, damage from injuries, and defects caused by cancer. 

Dr. Harry Glassman’s work has earned him the admiration of his peers and the confidence of his many patients. He has achieved recognition and worldwide esteem as a noted authority in his field. He has been invited to speak at numerous conferences around the world and appear on a variety of radio and television shows. 

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