Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. Designed to remove localized pockets of fat, liposuction surgery in Torrance, CA is ideal for people who are unable to achieve a slimmer body shape despite a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Liposuction is one of many body contouring procedures available at Beyond Beautiful plastic surgery center. Sherif Khattab is a board certified plastic surgeon who has built his reputation on a very high standard of care. He offers his patients only the most advanced, reliable liposuction treatments on the market.
Though liposuction should not be used as a weight loss tool, it is capable of removing unwanted fat from parts of the body to create a more proportionate figure. You may be a good candidate for liposuction in Torrance California if you are at a healthy stable weight, you desire to slim down specific body regions and you have good skin elasticity.
Liposuction surgery is capable of treating localized fat deposits in the stomach, buttocks, hips, thighs, ankles, breasts, arms back and neck. Prior to electing liposuction, it is important for patients to possess good overall health and realistic expectations.
The consultation: In order to determine if you are good candidate for liposuction, you will need to be honest and upfront about every aspect of your health. Your consultation will include a physical examination, as well as an in-depth discussion of your medical history and cosmetic goals. This information will help Dr. Khattab determine if liposuction is the best option available for you.
Surgery: Liposuction in Torrance CA can be performed under local or general anesthetic. The length of your surgery will depend on the extent of your liposuction. Once you have been sedated, Dr. Khattab will make small incision near the treatment site. He will then insert a cannula (a thin suctioning tube) into the incision. Using gentle back and forth motions, he will break up and suction out excess fat. All incisions will be secured with sutures and the treatment area will be wrapped in a compression garment.
Recovery: Most patients are able to return home the same day of surgery. Immediately following your procedure, you may experience some discomfort, tenderness and bruising in the treatment area. If a large area has been treated with liposuction, Dr. Khattab may provide you with pain medication to manage discomfort. It is important to get plenty of rest for the first few days, but you should be able to resume normal activities within 10 days or less. Intense physical activity should be avoided for several weeks.
Results: Swelling will obscure your final results for several weeks. How fast your body responds, as well as the size of the treatment area will determine how quickly you see your end results. Additionally, the long term results of your liposuction will depend on your lifestyle. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen is the best way to achieve long lasting results.
If you’re ready to learn more about liposuction, call 310-325-2100 or email us to inquire about a consultation with Dr. Khattab. Beyond Beautiful is located at 23365 Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 102, in Torrance, CA. Since 1988, we have been providing excellent care to patients from nearby Torrance, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, and beyond.