Liposuction

As people age, men and women accumulate fat in areas of the body that simply cannot be removed by exercise and diet. Liposuction, a remarkably safe procedure with a short recovery period, trims the body of unwanted fat. It can effectively remove fat deposits from all areas of the body, including the face, neck, chin, abdomen, hips, love handles, inner and outer thighs, buttocks, knees and arms.

If you are a considering liposuction surgery, please visit Dr.Amron’s Expert Liposuction Website.

Dr. David Amron, a board certified dermatologic and cosmetic surgeon, specializes in Los Angeles Liposuction. His artistic sense, combined with his meticulous attention to detail, consistently achieves outstanding results in sculpturing the body.

It is a far safer technique with no deaths or major complications reported in hundreds of thousands of patients over the many years it has been used. Fat is removed with far less bleeding leading to superior results, less bruising and faster healing. Patients are able to walk immediately after the procedure and typically return to work in two days. All liposuction surgeries by Dr. Amron are performed in a state-of-the-art fully accredited surgery center.

Advantages of Pure Tumescent Lipsuction:

  • Extremely safe with no deaths and far fewer complications than general anesthesia when strict tumescent guidelines are followed. (Fat removal is limited to four liters and the amount of local anesthesia and fluid used are limited).
  • Faster healing with decreased bleeding and bruising. Patients are able to return to work in two days.
  • Patients are not limited to strict bed rest after surgery, which reduces the risk of clot formation in legs. The doctors encourage patients to take a one to two mile walk the next day and return to work in two days.
  • More pure fat removal with less bruising, leading to better results.
  • Patient being awake and able to move in certain positions allows surgeon to more efficiently get to fat at correct angles. Additionally, patient movement during surgery reduces the risk of clot formation.

Liposuction was first developed in the late 1970’s to remove undesired fat from nearly all body areas, including the face, neck, chin, breast, abdomen, hips, flanks, (love handles), inner and outer thighs, buttocks, knees and ankles. Developed by dermatologic surgeons in the 1980’s a major advancement called the tumescent technique of liposuction completely revolutionized the procedure. The use of tumescent liposuction allows dermatologic surgeons to safely and effectively remove deep and superficial layers of fat under local anesthesia with relatively little discomfort, virtually no complications and improved cosmetic results with Beverly Hills Liposuction.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is the removal of excess fat with a small, straw-like instrument called a cannula that is attached to a suction machine. The fat layer under the skin is converted to a network of tunnels and the cannual is manipulated within the layers to remove unwanted fatty deposits. An elastic garment is then worn for compression and healing. The result is a resculping of bulging areas into more attractive contours.

When is Liposuction indicated?

Liposuction is most effective for removing localized fat deposits in body areas that do not respond to dieting or exercising. Liposuction is not intended as a substitute for weight loss, but rather is a contouring procedure. It is best utilized in a program of exercise and optimal weight maintenance.

Liposuction in Los Angeles also has many valuable therapeutic applications and has been used effectively to treat medical conditions like excessive sweating and non-cosmetic fat accumulation, such as lipomas (benign fatty tumors) and gynecolastia (enlarged, male breasts.)

What Happens Prior to Surgery?

Before surgery, a complete medical history is taken and a careful examination is conducted in order to evaluate your condition. During the consultation, your dermaologic surgeon describes the procedure and what results might realistically be expected. Your doctor also will review alternative treatment options and explain the possible risks and complications that may occur. Photographs are frequently taken before and after surgery to help evaluate the amount of improvement.

How is the Tumescent Technique of Liposuction Performed?

Liposuction can be performed on the dermatologic surgeon’s office facility, in an outpatient surgical suite or in a hospital. If general anesthesia is not otherwise indicated, its potential complications can be avoided by the use of local anesthesia (often used with light sedation) via the tumescent technique. This breakthrough technique refers to filling the skin with local anesthetic in order to remove unwanted fat more efficiently.

With tumescent liposuction, large volumes of a solution containing dilute lidocaine (a local anesthetic) and dilute epinephinne (a drug to shrink capillaries and prevent blood loss) are injected with minimal discomfort directly into areas of excessive fatty deposits. Once the liquid is injected, a small incision is made in the skin, and a tube connected to a vacumn is inserted into the fatty layer. Using to and fro movements the fat is drawn through the tube into a collection system. The tumescent method enables the dermatologic surgeon to remove large amounts of fat more uniformly with fewer skin irregularities and less bleeding and brusing.

What Happens After Surgery?

The local anesthesia injected into the tissue remains for 13 to 24 hours following liposuction surgery greatly minimizing post-operative pain. After tumescent liposuction,, patients are usually alert and able to function without nausea, grogginess and the “washed out” feeling associated with general anesthesia. With the tumescent technique, there is minimal bruising, and many patients do not require post-operative reduction for pain. You can usually return to a desk-type job within 48 hours, physical exercise generally can be resumed three to seven days after liposuction.

Are there any possible complications?

The tumnescent technique of liposuction is a remarkable safe procedure with few significant side effects. A recent study in Dermatologic Surgery Journal reported that 112 patients who underwent the tumescent procedure had an average of two quarts of fat removed with no significant complications. Clinical studies by other specialists have also demonstrated the safety and efficacy of tumescent liposuction.

What are the limitations of Liposuction?

Liposcution is not intended as a method for weight loss. It is used as a shaping procedure for areas where hereditary fat deposits resistant to diet and exercise have accumulated. The best results from liposuction occur in body areas where there is reasonable muscle tone, where skin has good elastic quality, and where fat is not excessive. In cases where there is a significant loss of tone and elasticity superior cosmetic results may require a combination of both liposuction and surgical skin tightening to remove the excessive loose tissue.

Your dermatologic surgeon can advise you of the likelihood of the need for additional treatments, depending on the specific condition of your skin.

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