Weight loss can be challenging, particularly if excess weight makes moving difficult. The good news is that surgical intervention is possible through liposuction. This tried and true procedure can effectively reduce the amount of fat in your body and improve your health. The procedure can be performed by Dr. Aronowitz here in the comfort of our office. Request an appointment to learn more and discuss your eligibility today.
Liposuction Surgery Candidates
The success of a liposuction procedure depends on the skin contracting down after the fat has been sucked out. Therefore, if you are very overweight or your skin is very loose and flabby in the areas you want to be treated, then liposuction may not be right for you. Dr. Aronowitz will perform an assessment to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.
The procedure will begin with a small incision. This will be done under general anesthesia. A rigid metal tube with hole(s) at the end will then be passed through the fat layer. The tube (called a cannula) will be connected to a suction pump, and the fat will be sucked out. The cannula is passed through the area several times from different directions, resulting in a ”Swiss cheese” effect on the fat layer.
After the surgery, you must wear a girdle or pressure garment, and the holes in the fat layer will be pressed flat and healed. The healing process will take about six weeks. The suctioned fat can be re-injected in other areas to correct face or body contour problems.
If this fat fails to survive as living tissue, it may be gradually re-absorbed over the next 3-12 months or converted into lumps of scar tissue. Your skin may feel numb for 2-3 months. Strenuous activity should be avoided for at least four weeks after the procedure, and typically you will need 3-10 days off work.
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Schedule a Liposuction Surgery in Los Angeles, CA
Liposuction may be a good option if you struggle with excess fat and are ready for a change. This procedure can be performed by Dr. Aronowitz here in the comfort of our Los Angeles office. To get started, simply fill out and submit the schedule form below or call our office at (310) 659-0705.