Liposuction

Liposuction in Beverly Hills

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess fat from different parts of the body with the goal of reshaping or achieving a slimmer body. using the suction technique.

The most popular type of Liposuction performed in the United States and used at MiKO Plastic Surgery is the tumescent. During this procedure, diluted lidocaine and epinephrine (capillary shrinkers) are injected into the subcutaneous fat (fat found under the skin). with the use of a microcannula which produces efficacious and  less painful fat removal process than the traditional liposuction.

Patient Experience

Liposuction is not a weight loss method however, most patients have reported to have lost extra pounds even after three month of their procedure. Your liposuction experience may differ from someone else’s. However, most patients describe the feeling post operation as being hit by a bus. Dr. Michael K. Obeng will make a small incision on the body, he’ll insert a cannula to loosen fat deposits in the body and suction the fat out of the body using a surgical vacuum. After surgery, he usually prescribes drugs that help you cope with post-op pains. You would most times experience this pain in the first Seventy two hours after the surgery. The time of procedure varies on the patient body type and amount of fat needed to be removed.

Who is a good candidate for liposuction?

You are an ideal candidate for Liposuction and any other surgery if you

  • Are healthy and have no pre existing medical condition
  • Have an ideal body weight.
  • Have realistic goals

But you shouldn’t let these conditions preclude you.

What are the Benefits of Liposuction?

  • Slims or reshapes body
  • Provides patient with a smooth contoured body
  • Removes fat deposits from stubborn areas on the body

Liposuction in Beverly Hills

What are the complications involved?

Every surgery comes with it’s form of possible complications and Liposuction surgery is not excluded. involved with every surgery. This is one of the reasons it is of utmost importance to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon for your procedures. The possible complications associated with Liposuction are:

  • Build up of fluid under the surface of your skin this condition is known as seroma. This is not uncommon, and it is not a fatal issue, it just means we took off so much fat during the Liposuction. If this happens, you have to visit your surgeon every week for about three weeks to aspirate the collected fluid. Sometimes, a liposuction revision is required. This involves grafting some fat to the part of the body where so much fat was taken out from.
  • As easy as Liposuction looks, it involves a lot of skill and expertise. When Liposuction is done by an inexperienced or unqualified surgeon, there is a major risk of puncturing vital organs
  • Some patients may experience feeling of numbness which most times resolves after some time in most cases

How much does Liposuction Cost?

The exact cost varies depending on your goals and how much fat needs to be taken out. Please contact us and schedule a consultation with certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Obeng. Miko Plastic Surgery Beverly Hills will try to accommodate the most accurate cost estimates for your specific procedural needs. If you’re not in the Beverly Hills or Los Angeles area, visit our travel section to arrange a trip to Miko Plastic Surgery.

Liposuction Recovery Time

Dr. Michael K. Obeng will provide a compression garment or elastic bandages for the body, the garment will reduce the swelling. Recovery time is subjective to the patient, however, it may take 2 – 3 days for a patient to have a full recovery  after the surgery.

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