Liposuction is one of the most in-demand cosmetic surgeries across the country each year, giving countless men and women the opportunity to rid themselves of stubborn body fat and sculpt a slimmer, sexier figure virtually overnight. While most people are familiar with the basics of liposuction, many patients have questions about just how much fat they can expect to lose during surgery. Use the helpful information below from top Beverly Hills board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz to better understand what to expect with the signature SmoothLipo procedure, including how many pounds of fat may be removed and how long your newly enhanced look may last.
WHAT IS SMOOTHLIPO?
SmoothLipo is Dr. Schwartz’s signature liposuction technique. Each SmoothLipo procedure is customized to meet the patient’s individual needs and goals and may involve one of several liposuction approaches, including:
- Tumescent liposuction: Also known as “super wet” liposuction, tumescent lipo is performed using the injection of a specialized solution, which helps to loosen fat cells, followed by suction. Tumescent lipo is a good option for patients with larger areas of stubborn fat.
- Suction-assisted liposuction: Traditional liposuction is performed by inserting a thin cannula beneath the skin and using manual force to break up fat cells and suction them from the body. Dr. Schwartz palpates the area throughout the procedure to ensure a smooth, even new contour. Suction-assisted lipo is most appropriate for patients with smaller areas of fat that require extra precision.
HOW MUCH FAT CAN BE REMOVED WITH LIPOSUCTION?
Based on the patient’s body type, desired outcome, and other factors, Dr. Schwartz will determine how much fat can safely and appropriately be removed with liposuction surgery. On average, patients can expect to have about 8 – 10 pounds of fat removed during SmoothLipo, but this can vary from person to person. Even when a small amount of fat is removed, patients can achieve stunning aesthetic results, and many patients lose 1 – 2 clothing sizes after SmoothLipo. It is important for patients considering SmoothLipo to understand, however, that liposuction is not designed as a weight loss tool, nor should it be considered a substitute for diet and exercise.
IS LIPOSUCTION PERMANENT?
The fat removed during SmoothLipo is extracted from the body. To maintain the cosmetic results of liposuction, patients should be committed to a healthy lifestyle and a stable weight, as weight gain after liposuction can cause new fat cells to develop and can result in the enlargement of existing fat cells. Women considering liposuction should be certain that they are done having children in order to achieve the longest-lasting results possible. With a healthy, stable weight and regular diet and exercise, the results of SmoothLipo can keep patients looking and feeling their best for many years or even decades.
GET THE SLIMMER, TRIMMER PHYSIQUE YOU’VE BEEN DREAMING OF WITH LIPOSUCTION IN BEVERLY HILLS, CA
If you feel like your body sculpting efforts have plateaued and diet and exercise are no longer doing the trick, liposuction may be right for you. To learn more about SmoothLipo in Beverly Hills, call to schedule your one-on-one consultation with internationally recognized board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz today.