Are stubborn pockets of fat in the way of your body goals? Liposuction can be the help you need.
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, flanks, thighs, knees, hips, buttocks, neck and chin. Women and men from all walks of life come to see Dr. Kouros Azar, M.D., for liposuction. 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.
Liposuction is a minimally-invasive cosmetic surgery that effectively spot-reduces fat from nearly any area of the body to deliver the body contours you’ve always wanted. Liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures and is performed with an incredibly high rate of satisfaction–when performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon.
Dr. Azar performs only using the most advanced liposuction both as an individual procedure and in combination with other procedures, such as a facelift or a tummy tuck, to refine the results. While it is used to reduce areas of unwanted body fat, liposuction is not to be used as a weight loss method.
Liposuction is effective for removing fat from most areas of the body, such as:
Using his highly refined skill and experience, Dr. Azar provides smooth, attractive results with a technique called tumescent liposuction. While laser liposuction like SmartLipo and ultrasound liposuction enhancements might sound exciting, Dr. Azar recommends the time-tested, proven techniques of liposuction to provide beautiful results for patients who are at a healthy weight and have good skin elasticity.
Dr. Azar performs liposuction on an outpatient basis using general or local anesthesia depending on the patient and how large of an area is involved.
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.
A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Azar develops innovative surgical techniques and is dedicated to providing exceptional outcomes.
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.
Dr. Azar performs tumescent liposuction regardless of whether the patient is awake or asleep because this involves injecting local anesthesia with adrenaline, which minimizes bleeding during the procedure. 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. 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.
After the procedure, the treated area will be swollen. Any discomfort can be improved with pain medication. Swelling can be improved by elevating the area and going on brief walks to improve circulation. A compression garment will also help to control swelling.
This garment will need to be worn for a few weeks to help your body adjust to the new contours. Strenuous activities and exercise will need to be avoided for a few weeks until the initial healing period is complete. Follow-up appointments will allow Dr. Azar to monitor your recovery and ensure you are receiving the results you desire. These appointments are a great time to ask questions about your recovery and when you can expect your final results.
You will immediately notice a slimmer appearance! As the swelling decreases and your body adjusts to the new contours, you will see your final results setting in during the following weeks. It will take a couple of months for your treatment area to be fully healed. The results accomplished with liposuction are long-lasting. We recommend you maintain a stable weight, stay active, and eat healthy to ensure your results last for years!
The area(s) treated and unique details of each customized liposuction procedure cause lipo costs to differ between patients. If you are wondering if liposuction is right for you, request a consultation with Dr. Azar to discuss your body contouring possibilities. Or, you can call our office at (805) 373-7073 and one of our knowledgeable, friendly staff members will schedule your appointment.
The cost of abdominal liposuction varies between patients, depending on body goals and the specifics of their anatomy. Call our office today for an estimate or schedule a consultation with Dr. Azar to know exactly how much your hand-tailored procedure would cost.
A liposuction consultation will entail:
These are a few of the primary topics discussed in a consultation.
You can lose large amounts of fat with liposuction but this procedure is not meant to replace weight loss procedures. Liposuction removes subcutaneous fat stores (fat stored under the skin) and helps to resculpt remaining fat for optimal results. The amount of fat you can have removed that is safe for you will depend on your desired outcome and your current health.
You should get liposuction when exercise is not providing the results you want.
You can get liposuction all over the body, including the abdomen, flanks, thighs, arms, breasts, under the chin, and back.
Dr. Kouros Azar, founder and medical director of Azar Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, is an attentive listener, a devoted surgeon and doctor, and a highly-skilled biomedical engineer. He matches his patients with the best possible treatments by drawing on his extensive expertise, compassion, and research skills. Make an appointment with Dr. Azar now to discuss your rejuvenation options.