Liposuction has gone through many incarnations over the years. It was invented in Italy in the sixties, but only became popular after a high profile French surgeon published good results a decade later. In the eighties it was unclear who the best candidates for liposuction were.
Did you know that liposuction is one of the top plastic surgery procedures in the United States? According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 258,558 liposuction procedures were performed in 2018 in the U.S. Around 90% of patients were female and about 50% were between the ages of 35 and 50.
When it comes to liposuction, Beverly Hills is the place to go to get one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S., from two of the world’s best plastic surgeons, Dr. Ordon and Dr. Chopra.
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat from the body to reshape specific areas, to slim down in weight and improve your body contours and proportion. It can be performed by itself or in conjunction with other plastic procedures such as a facelift, breast reduction or a tummy tuck.
The list of what liposuction can treat is extensive: abdomen, arms, back, buttocks, calves and ankles, cheeks and chin, chest area, hips, inner knee, and thighs.
What was liposuction originally? Was it an operation to make obese people thin or suited for those who barely needed it, people with a single “figure flaw” or two? Liposuction has gone through many incarnations over the years from the time it was invented in Italy in the sixties. It became popular after a high profile French surgeon published good results a decade later.
Further changes included the proliferation of the health club scene in the 80’s, power-assisted liposuction, and “ultrasonic lipo” that were similar to today’s “smart lipo.” It all contributed to the development of the tip of the cannula, a liposuction instrument that dissolves the fat to be removed.
Here are the most common procedures when it comes to liposuction:
Our key to success with liposuction has boiled down to two things. One, developing the talent and artistry of sculpting the body with thin, low impact instruments while using a combination of tumescent and sedation anesthesia. And two, choosing the patient’s best suited to the procedure with people who have reasonable expectations and are willing to do their part to ensure a great result.
At the end of the day, liposuction is sculpting and it’s an art. At our plastic surgery practice in Beverly Hills, liposuction satisfaction rates are very, very high. There are four main elements to consider with liposuction but only one of them, the fat, is adjustable with liposuction. The other three elements are skin and elasticity, muscle and skeletal architecture.
It takes a lot of experience to know what to do, how to do it and upon whom it should be done. That’s why our practice is filled with many happy, healthy and shapely people. Schedule a consultation today with some of the best Beverly Hills liposuction surgeons.
Any healthy person in good physical shape and a stable weight is a good candidate for liposuction. You should have firm, elastic skin and good muscle tone and preferably be a non-smoker. And you should have realistic expectations of what the procedure may provide for you.
Moderate pain and discomfort is normal immediately after your liposuction procedure. Many patients need to wear compression garments to help minimize the swelling. It is important to limit any major activities for at least a week, and any strenuous exercise for two or three weeks.
Depending on your recovery and the type of work that you do, you may be able to return to work after a few days. You can start doing light to moderate activities and exercises after two or three weeks but still avoid the more high-intensity exercises. Overall, the majority of your recovery will take two to three weeks.
Here are some tips to help you with your recovery: avoid using ibuprofen or any other blood-thinning drugs that can increase the risk of bleeding and swelling. Get plenty of rest and stay hydrated, especially plenty of water.
Did you know that apples and pineapples are high in bromelain and quercetin, the kind of anti-inflammatory food that helps reduce swelling? You can also eat any berries as well as green tea to get healthy vitamins and antioxidants that will help your recovery.
Liposuction procedures are performed every day and are considered safe. However, like any surgery, there are some potential risks involved with the procedure, including bad reaction to anesthesia, bruising, deep vein thrombosis, fluid accumulation, infection, irregular pigmentation, loose skin, poor wound healing, swelling, thermal burn (from ultrasound), or worsening of cellulite. There may also be sensation changes in your skin or damage to deeper structures like nerves and blood vessels.
The fat removed by liposuction is permanently extracted. New cells can however grow where those removed previously existed. To best maintain your new body, we recommend a regular exercise routine a healthy diet.
There are many reasons why getting liposuction can transform your life:
If you are interested in getting one of the top liposuction Beverly Hills has to offer, contact us today to schedule an appointment.
During your consultation, we will listen to what you hope to accomplish and how we can fulfill your goals. We can show you before and after photos of past liposuction to show the fantastic results we've achieved for our patients. You will feel and look different and have a more youthful appearance.
Dr. Andrew Ordon and Dr. Ritu Chopra are two of the best Beverly Hills liposuction experts with years of experience performing plastic surgery. Both have been part of the award-winning hit TV show, “The Doctors” and members of the prestigious plastic surgery organizations, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic
Plastic Surgery, and the L.A. Surgical Society.
Dr. Ordon is currently an associate professor of surgery at Keck/USC School of Medicine, and assistant professor of plastic surgery at Dartmouth School of Medicine and The University of Connecticut while Dr. Chopra serves as one of the directors at USC Keck Aesthetics surgery fellowship, where he helps to train new plastic surgeons.
“Dr. Chopra is not only very charismatic, knowledgeable, and experienced, his bedside manner made the difference in my decision to have my augmentation done by him. I will never use any other Doctor as I am a dedicated patient!”
“I had the most amazing experience with Dr. Chopra. He anticipated my needs and made sure I felt great with my results. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wonderful plastic surgeon who really goes above and beyond!”
“Dr Chopra is the best Dr. out there! Dr Chopra is a Perfectionist, his bedside manner is warm, kind and very caring. If you are seeking a doctor to perform reconstruction revision or cosmetic surgery, You need to look no further.”
“Since then Dr. Chopra has done my implants and 2 fat transfer procedures. It has been 1 year and 9 months since my breast cancer diagnosis and in that time your surgical team becomes like family.”
“My Experience with Dr. Villanueva was amazing. Dr V. is very knowledgeable and very kind. He is easy to talk to and direct with the answers. He took his time to answer all my questions and I felt very confident before my procedure. I see amazing results even after 2 weeks Post Op. Staff was very friendly and helpful. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!! I am so Thankful for him and his team and I will definitely go back for any surgical needs.”
“Dr. V and his staff was so welcoming and made me feel comfortable from the moment I walked into his office. He was kind to answer my million questions before and after my surgery. I am beyond excited and I feel confident again seeing my results. I highly recommend Dr. V. Thank you for making me feel comfortable and safe.”
“Dr V. Is very passionate about what he does. He listens and has really good ideas for realistic expectations. He is very calm and professional. His staff is amazing...nurses, Samantha, anesthesiologist, office too. You can tell they are a great team! Very lucky to have Dr Villanueva here in RANCHO mirage and Beverly Hills.”
“Can't say enough about the wonderful experience that my daughter had. The whole process beginning to end went smoothly. Dr. Villanueva is incredibly professional and talented. He listened to Ria's needs and worked with her to achieve desired result. Ria is healing well and very happy.”