Liposuction

Liposuction & Liposuction Revision Specialist Los Angeles - Las Vegas

Alternative Names for Liposuction:

  • Suction Assisted Lipectomy
  • Body Sculpting
  • Surgical Fat Removal
  • Body Contouring
  • Liposculpture

Anesthesia

On the cutting edge and preferred by Dr. Fodor is TIVA, which is a combination of the two. It diminishes bleeding and post-operative nausea. Dr. Fodor has used this method for many years.

Liposuction, also known as Lipoplasty, the most popular cosmetic procedure performed in the United States and worldwide. It is also perhaps one of the most misunderstood. Although the procedure involves the removal of fat, it is not a replacement for dieting and exercise. Liposuction is not a treatment for generalized obesity.

Although adopting a healthy diet and engaging in regular exercise is always a good idea, it is a fact that localized fatty deposits in areas such as the hips, thighs, and abdomen, called by Dr. Fodor “figure faults,” are often inherited traits that simply cannot be corrected by an improved lifestyle alone. Liposuction can be used to target and reduce unsightly bulges that do not respond to usual weight-loss methods, and to effectively sculpt and re-contour various areas of the body.

Benefits of Liposuction

Body sculpting with liposuction can offer a number of benefits, including:

  • Reduced fat deposits
  • Improved body contours
  • Increased self-confidence

Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

The ideal patient for liposuction is young, healthy, not far from their ideal body weight with very elastic skin and just a few bulges they wish to remove.

Skin tone is one of the most important features thst can affect the quality of results. The fat cells targeted for removal by liposuction are immediately beneath the skin and above the muscle. The better the skin tone, the more readily skin will contract to fit the newly contoured body shape. There are several factors that influence skin tone quality; these include tightness, thickness, stretch marks, prior sun exposure, and the patient’s age.

What is Superficial Liposuction?

A more recent innovation in liposuction pioneered by a few surgeons including Dr. Fodor is known as Superficial Liposuction and it should practiced by only a handful of the most experienced and highly skilled plastic surgeons along with Dr. Fodor. Superficial Liposuction comes closer to the under-surface of the skin. As such, it is far more difficult to perform evenly, but when properly carried out better skin contraction results will appears and, therefore, this type of procedure can be used to treat older patients and those patients who have larger accumulations of fat.

Over the last two decades, Dr. Fodor’s personal contributions to refining all aspects of liposuction, from fluid infusion to techniques and instrumentation of extraction as well as postoperative care, have made this procedure extremely safe when carried out competently. In Dr. Fodor’s patients, discomfort, bruising and swelling is minimal if any. His liposuction results are highly predictable and refined to a point that liposuction to a point can be defined as “liposculpture.”

Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Preparing for Liposuction

Dr. Fodor will give you instructions about how to prepare for your body contouring procedure. These instructions may include guidelines on eating, drinking, smoking, and medications, such as avoiding aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications that promote bleeding during surgery.

As with any outpatient surgical procedure, you should arrange to have someone drive you to and from the surgery facility and to possibly assist in your care.

Liposuction Consultation

During your consultation with Dr. Fodor, photos will be taken for your medical record, and he will need to review your medical history, including medications you are taking, and information about previous surgeries and medical treatments.

Your current weight and whether you plan to lose or gain weight in the future are also important factors you should discuss with Dr. Fodor. Dr. Fodor will examine you to evaluate the extent and quality of fat deposits and assess the condition of your skin. Dr. Fodor will discuss with you the various body contouring methods available and which ones would be appropriate for you.

Liposuction Recovery

Following your surgery, you can expect to experience blood-tinged fluid to drain from the small incisions. While this can be disconcerting to a patient, in actuality this drainage serves to lessen postoperative bruising and swelling.

A snug-fitting elastic garment or other compressive dressing may be placed over the treated area to control swelling and help skin contraction to its new contours. Dr. Fodor will instruct you on its removal for bathing purposes and how long it should be worn.

Swelling is minimal and bruising, if any,  begin to subside 7-10 days following the procedure. You may also feel transient numbness in some areas. Dr. Fodor’s patients’ discomfort following the liposuction procedure is similar to what most patients are used to experiencing after a heavy workout.

Although liposuction offers some immediate results, it will take four to six months before final results can be seen.

Depending on the extent of your procedure, you may be able to return to work within a few days following surgery, resume most of your normal activities within one to two weeks and engage in moderate exercise.

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