Liposuction for Women
Suction lipecomy, lipoplasty, or body sculpting remains one of the most popular procedures for women in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.
The most common areas to address with lipo in women are the belly, flanks, thighs, knees, under the chin or neck, arms, and back. Yes, that’s just about every area on a woman’s body – except the butt. Once this precious unwanted fat is removed, it can be injected into the buttocks to restore fullness and projection in this region. This is generally an outpatient procedure and usually requires general anesthesia to get maximum results.
What are the different techniques?
There are many techniques on the market today. You may have heard of laser lipo, SmartLipo, and Slim Lipo, for starters. However, the traditional tumescent liposuction remains the gold standard method for removal of fat and is the safest technique. In this procedure, the fat is injected (infiltrated) with a solution containing local anesthesia such as lidocaine, epinephrine (adrenaline), and intravenous fluid. This solution anesthetizes the fat layers and constricts the small blood vessel in the fat layer allowing the surgeon to remove more fat with less bleeding and general anesthetic.
The other techniques mentioned above involve tumescent techniques with additional steps, and often more operating room time and expense with no proven benefit. There is Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL) which uses a mechanical hand piece that supplements the motions of the surgeon. There is also Laser Assisted Lipolysis (proprietary names include SmartLipo). Laser Assisted Liposuction is for SMALL volume cases only and often requires more than one session to remove the fat.
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