Liposuction

Diamond Surgical Institute

Cosmetic Surgeon located in Encino, CA

Even though there are several non-surgical options for fat reduction out there, nothing is quite as effective at removing the fat on your body as liposuction. Dr. Dardasht and the experts at Diamond Surgical Institute in Encino, California, safely perform liposuction to give you the body shape that you’d prefer. If you’re tired of working hard to be healthy and still seeing bulges beneath your clothes, call Diamond Surgical Institute or request a liposuction consultation online today.

Liposuction Q & A

How does liposuction work?

Liposuction is the archetype surgery for fat reduction in areas that you can’t easily reduce with exercise and other healthy choices alone. No matter what measures you take at home, you might always have a small pouch on your abdomen or a double chin. 

With liposuction at Diamond Surgical Institute, a surgeon physically loosens and removes this fat during a careful and thoroughly planned procedure. Before the surgery starts, you receive a form of anesthesia to keep you numb and at rest. Your options are local anesthesia, general anesthesia, or intravenous sedation.

Once the medications kick in, your surgeon makes one or more small incisions that are easy to hide afterward. Then, they insert a hollow tube called a cannula into the incision and gently loosen your fat by moving it around. Once unattached, they use a syringe or a vacuum device attached to the cannula to draw out your fatty tissues. 

Can I target any part of my body with liposuction?

Liposuction is versatile enough for nearly any part of your body. That means that you can target most of those common problem areas that you find yourself tucking into shapewear to hide beneath your clothes. Areas that the Diamond Surgical Institute team frequently reduce with liposuction are:

  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Back
  • Belly
  • Upper arms
  • Face and neck

A bulging belly is the most common reason why people request liposuction as treatment, typically because it’s hard to lose and frustrating to have to hide. Excess fat typically means extra skin, too, so your surgeon might recommend getting liposuction along with a tummy tuck for a tighter abdomen.

Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

With a thorough consultation focused on your health and risk factors, the team at Diamond Surgical Institute makes sure that you’re a good candidate for liposuction before you proceed with the process and gives you instructions to follow to minimize your chances of surgical complications.  

In order to be a candidate, you must be:

  • Over 18
  • Within 30% of your goal weight
  • A nonsmoker
  • Firm-skinned
  • Physically strong
  • Positive-minded

The team may recommend that you start eating healthy and begin visiting the gym leading up to the date of your surgery if you don’t live such a lifestyle already. 

If you’d like to learn more about liposuction and what the final results look like, call Diamond Surgical Institute or set up an appointment online today.