WHAT IS LIPOSUCTION?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure used to sculpt and define the contours of the face and body by removing unwanted fat deposits. In general, liposuction works by suctioning or scraping out fatty tissues from the body to sculpt and define areas, such as your upper arms, calves, knees, thighs, and face. Dr. Jaime Schwartz has been performing liposuction surgeries for many years, and offers SmoothLipo as his signature liposuction procedure, done exclusively in his Beverly Hills office. He has an expert's view of how to shape and contour your body to meet your individual goals and needs.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LIPOSUCTION?
- Removes stubborn fat
- Able to treat multiple body areas
- Contours and sculpts the body
- Improves health by lowering BMI
- Enhances overall body symmetry and aesthetic
- Safe and effective
- Brief recovery time
- Scarring is minimal
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR LIPOSUCTION?
Liposuction in Beverly Hills, CA performed by Dr. Schwartz is a great procedure for those who are at a healthy weight but have pesky areas of fat that cannot be lost even with the most healthy lifestyle and regular exercise. Individuals considering liposuction should have good skin laxity because liposuction does not address loose or sagging skin. It's also important to realize that liposuction is not a treatment for weight loss. Females having liposuction should be past pregnancies as this could compromise the outcome. During your consultation, Dr. Schwartz will talk with you about what to expect and help you set realistic expectations for your results.
HOW IS LIPOSUCTION (SMOOTHLIPO) PERFORMED?
Tumescent liposuction or "super-wet" liposuction involves injecting large volumes of fluid, which is a combination of saline and a local anesthetic, into the targeted treatment area before suctioning out the fatty tissues. Clients that would benefit from tumescent liposuction typically have larger areas being treated, such as the abdomen, hips, or thighs, and are looking for smoother results with minimal pain.
Depending on the areas being treated with liposuction, this tumescent fluid allows Dr. Schwartz to perform the surgery using local anesthesia only, or IV sedation (TIVA), which speeds up your recovery time significantly.
In suction-assisted lipoplasty (SAL), Dr. Schwartz uses a small diameter tube or cannula to suction the fat and fluid by moving the tube in a gentle fashion in and out of the fatty area while also constantly feeling the suctioned area to compare thickness and smoothness. Clients that would benefit from suction-assisted liposuction typically have a smaller volume of fat being removed and want a more precise, sculpted result.
During your liposuction consultation at our Beverly Hills or Dubai office, Dr. Schwartz will review the different liposuction options, and together, you can form a plan of treatment that makes sense for you.
HOW LONG DOES LIPOSUCTION TAKE?
The length of your liposuction procedure may range from a few minutes (facial) to several hours for large extremities, such as the thighs. The length of your procedure and the type of anesthesia used will be discussed in your consultation with Dr. Schwartz. Each patient has a unique set of goals, which results is a different length of time for each SmoothLipo procedure.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM SMOOTHLIPO LIPOSUCTION?
After SmoothLipo surgery, you will likely experience some fluid drainage from the small incisions. Dr. Schwartz may fit you with a snug elastic garment to wear over the treated area for a few weeks to control swelling and to help your skin better conform to its new contours.
Dr. Schwartz will give you instructions for showering and changing the dressing, and you’ll be seen in the office for a follow-up in a few days after surgery. Healing is a gradual process, and Dr. Schwartz recommends that you start walking and moving around as soon as possible to reduce swelling and to help prevent blood clots from forming. You will begin to feel better after about a week or two, and you should be back at work within a few days following your procedure.
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By far one of the best plastic surgeon around LA. After the first consultation appointment I had with him, I had no doubt I’d wanted to have my TT and lipo performed by him. One month later I’m already healing from my surgery. Dr. Schwartz and his staff (Amanda, Sasha, Maricella, Robin, and all of the others) don’t need to try too hard to give an excellent customer service and attention to their patients; it’s already natural in them. Thank you so much.
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WHAT IS THE SIGNATURE TUMMY TUCK PROCEDURE?
Dr. Schwartz's signature tummy tuck is best known for creating a contoured waistline while also defining the natural curves of the abdomen and the belly button. Candidates who would benefit from a tummy tuck have either lost a lot of weight or have stretched out their abdominal skin and muscles due to pregnancy. Patients should have some skin laxity above and below the belly button. With a standard tummy tuck, Dr. Schwartz can remove as much skin as possible while tightening the abdominal wall muscles, giving you a shapelier waistline.
A Fleur De Lis tummy tuck may be performed for patients who experienced a significant amount of weight loss and have large folds of excess skin. Named for the floral shape of the incision pattern on the abdomen, the advantage of a Fleur De Lis tummy tuck is that the entire torso can be tightened up by removing a larger amount of loose skin.
WHAT IS A SIGNATURE MINI TUMMY TUCK PROCEDURE?
Candidates for a mini tummy tuck have lost a lot of weight or have skin laxity from pregnancy. However, the excess skin is mainly below the belly button. With this procedure, Dr. Jaime Schwartz can keep the scar very low on the abdomen, similar to the kind made in a C-section. Excess skin is then excised, and the lower abdominal wall muscles may also be tightened if necessary.
WHAT IS A SIGNATURE EXTENDED TUMMY TUCK PROCEDURE?
For clients with skin laxity above and below the belly button, as well as around the hips and waist, an extended tummy tuck may be the best procedure. During an extended tummy tuck, Dr. Schwartz extends the incision to the back to remove as much skin as possible from the abdomen, waist, and hips. The muscles of the abdomen can also be tightened if needed.
WHAT IS THE FLEUR DE LIS TUMMY TUCK TECHNIQUE?
This incision technique allows us to help patients with a significant amount of sagging skin on their stomachs and around the waistline. During your procedure, we make a traditional tummy tuck incision, which runs horizontally just above the pubic area, and a vertical incision that goes up the middle of your stomach. A Fleur de Lis tummy tuck is designed to remove excess skin on the tummy, whereas an extended tummy tuck removes saggy skin from the love handles and sides. Based on your needs, Dr. Schwartz will determine the best technique for you.
INTERNAL WAIST TRAINER SIGNATURE TECHNIQUE
Dr. Schwartz is the creator of the Internal Waist Trainer, a technique designed to complement a traditional tummy tuck by correcting the underlying muscles. Typically surgeons will remove the strong connective tissue (also called the Scarpa’s Fascia) during a tummy tuck. However, with Dr. Schwartz's signature approach, he uses this layer to create the Internal Waist Trainer, which restructures the waist for a more desired contour. We also lift the lower region of the abdomen for an added pubic and thigh lift, resulting in a complete and permanent re-shape of the midsection.
WHAT IS THE COST OF LIPOSUCTION IN BEVERLY HILLS, CA?
The cost of liposuction in Beverly Hills, CA ranges in price. It depends on several things, including how many parts of the body you want treated, the size of the treatment area, the technique, and surgical fees. All of these factors help determine the pricing of your liposuction procedure. We encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Schwartz to discuss your cosmetic goals and receive a surgical plan that aligns with your needs. During your consultation, we can discuss the pricing options and if financing is available.
HOW SAFE IS LIPO?
Your safety is of the utmost importance to Dr. Schwartz. Although liposuction is generally safe, the risks may be increased when liposuction is combined with other surgical procedures or if there are large areas being treated. These risks will be discussed with you prior to your surgery during your consultation with Dr. Schwartz so you can make an informed decision and embark on your treatment with confidence.
IS LIPOSUCTION PERMANENT?
Liposuction is usually very effective and long-lasting and can be permanent if weight is maintained after the procedure. If you gain weight after having liposuction, it is possible the fatty tissues may reappear and an additional liposuction procedure will be necessary to restore your original results.
HOW MUCH FAT CAN BE REMOVED WITH LIPOSUCTION?
Liposuction is not a weight loss tool, but it can be successful for removing stubborn areas of fat that have not responded to your best efforts at exercise and weight loss, such as saddlebags, a double chin, or love handles.
CAN LIPOSUCTION BE COMBINED WITH OTHER PROCEDURES?
Liposuction is often used in combination with other cosmetic procedures, such as lifts (arm lift, thigh lift, back lift, etc.), a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), or a breast reduction. Liposuction can also be used to treat some medical conditions, like gynecomastia (male breasts) and lipedema, or to remove benign fatty tumors.
EXPERIENCE OPTIMAL FAT REDUCTION RESULTS
Fat removal with liposuction offers both women and men the chance to have bothersome fat diminished almost immediately. Without liposuction, it can be seemingly impossible to create the slimming outcomes you desire. We can recommend various choices for liposuction treatment based on your personal desired outcome. We welcome you to call our office in Beverly Hills, CA and schedule your private consultation with Dr. Schwartz.