Although following a healthful diet and a consistent exercise routine are the best ways to lose weight, many people who do so are still bothered by unwanted fat on problem areas – particularly the stomach, thighs, ankles, hips, buttocks, neck and chin.
Women and men visit Kouros Azar, M.D., for liposuction in Thousand Oaks from Westlake Village, Simi Valley, Oxnard and other surrounding cities. Liposuction is used to sculpt and tone these problem areas.
If you are wondering if liposuction is right for you, request a consultation with Dr. Azar to discuss the possibilities. Or, you can call our office at (805) 373-7073 and one of our knowledgeable, friendly staff members will schedule your appointment.
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The Body Contours You Want
Across the country and in Southern California cities such as Moorpark and Newbury Park, liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures. While it is used to reduce areas of unwanted body fat, liposuction should not be used as a weight loss method. Dr. Azar performs liposuction both as an individual procedure and in combination with other procedures, such as a facelift or a tummy tuck, to refine the results. Liposuction is effective for removing fat from most areas of the body, such as:
- Abdomen, including the flanks
- Thighs, including “saddle bags,” the “banana roll” area just under the buttocks, and the lower medial thigh (above the knee)
- Breasts and the area between the armpit and the breast
- Under the chin
- Upper lateral back (between the armpit and waist)
Using his refined skill and experience, Dr. Azar provides smooth, attractive results with traditional and tumescent liposuction. While laser and ultrasound liposuction enhancements might sound exciting, Dr. Azar depends on the time-tested forms of liposuction to provide beautiful results for patients who are at a healthy weight and have good skin elasticity.
If you’re considering neck liposuction to reduce the appearance of a double chin and your skin retains most of its elasticity, you may be a good candidate for KYBELLA® injections. KYBELLA is a non-surgical treatment approved by the FDA to reduce fat below the chin.
Dr. Azar performs liposuction on an outpatient basis using a general anesthetic. The procedure can last 2 or more hours. Liposuction begins with a small incision in the treatment area. A thin, hollow tube called a cannula is inserted into the incision, and fat cells are vacuumed out and discarded. While experiences vary after liposuction, treated areas typically heal within 1 to 2 weeks revealing a smoother, tighter shape.
Like traditional liposuction, tumescent liposuction is a surgical procedure used to reduce unwanted fat on your body’s problem areas. However, tumescent liposuction – considered the safest type available – allows for removal of fat with very little blood loss.
Tumescent liposuction is conducted using a local – rather than a general – anesthetic, so it can be performed quickly and has a much shorter recovery period. While experiences vary, most patients return to work the next day and can resume exercise within 1 week. After your liposuction procedure, you should notice a more streamlined and sleeker physique.