Liposuction in Beverly Hills, California (CA)

Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove localized fat deposits and improve the contour of your body. A traditional liposuction is performed using a narrow tube connected to suction to break up and remove fat. Liposuction is usually an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia, and most people can return to work about a week after treatment.

How liposuction is performed

Liposuction is an outpatient procedure commonly performed under general anesthesia, and takes about one to two hours, depending on the size of the area being treated.

Small entry incisions will be made around your treatment area and tumescent anesthesia is then injected. Tumescent anesthesia is a mixture of saline and usually lidocaine, which firms and numbs the tissue being treated. Next, a metal tube called a cannula which is connected to a suction pump is inserted between your skin and muscle to break up the fat and suction it away. The incisions are usually small enough that they don’t require stitches.

Laser liposuction

Laser liposuction (CoolLipo, Vaser Liposuction, Lipotherme) is a newer technique that uses a narrow laser fiber inserted under your skin to melt your fat so it can be suctioned away. This technique is less invasive and can be performed under just local anesthesia. There is also a shorter downtime compared to traditional lipo, but not as much fat can be removed. An added benefit is that the heat from the laser can help tighten and firm your skin.

Recovery and results

After liposuction, most people will need about a week off of work and will have to avoid strenuous activity for up to three weeks. You may have some pain, soreness, swelling, and bruising during this time. Your results will be most evident after about one to three months when the swelling is completely gone and you are healed.

About Harry Glassman, M.D.

Dr. Harry Glassman has been practicing plastic surgery in Beverly Hills for the past thirty-five years. He has used his talents to enhance the appearance of some of the most famous people in the world and to reconstruct birth defects, damage from injuries, and defects caused by cancer. 

Dr. Harry Glassman’s work has earned him the admiration of his peers and the confidence of his many patients. He has achieved recognition and worldwide esteem as a noted authority in his field. He has been invited to speak at numerous conferences around the world and appear on a variety of radio and television shows. 

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