Liposuction of the Flanks in Beverly Hills
Liposuction of the flanks is one of the most common procedures to reduce the fat on the love handles and create a smaller waist. Fat on the love handles is very difficult to get rid of with diet and exercise alone, people of all sizes can benefit from flank liposuction to get a slimmer look. Dr. Dass always removes a large percentage of the fat from the flanks to create a sculpted and highly defined result. Dr. Dass specializes in liposuction body contouring. Liposuction is a minimally invasive technique that removes unwanted fat and improves body contours. Dr. Dass approaches liposuction as an artform to create a wonderfully sculpted body.
Candidates for Liposuction
Good candidates for flank liposuction have stubborn fat on the waist and upper hips, resulting in love handles and “muffin-top” over the pants. Liposuction is not a substitute for diet and exercise, but can be used as an adjunct to your regimen. Although you do not lose a significant amount of weight from liposuction, you will often lose several inches off the midsection, making it look like you have lost some weight. This improved look often leads to an improved self-confidence, and serves as a strong motivator to encourage you to maintain your diet/exercise regimen, and to lose more weight. Improvements in body contour with exercise will be much easier after this stubborn layer of fat is removed with liposuction.
How much fat can be removed?
During one liposuction procedure, a maximum of upto five liters of fat can be removed. Five liters is a lot of fat, it is equivalent to 2.5 of the large soda bottles or 1.3 gallons. Now obviously, the maximum will be dependent on each individual, ie smaller individuals need less fat extraction compared to larger individuals, based on total body fat content. The final amount of fat extraction will be determined during surgery, based on size and safety, but Dr. Dass will take out as much as he can. Watch this video, it shows how this young lady had about 3 inches of pinchable fat above the muscle before surgery, and Dr. Dass removed almost all of the fat down to skin.
In this video Dr. Dass demonstrates the liposuction procedure and just how much fat can be removed during the surgery. It is quite impressive how thin he can make this patient. This can be performed in well selected patients with good quality skin. Results will vary.
Liposuction can be performed under local or general anesthesia. It is generally performed under general anesthesia when multiple areas are treated at the same time or when liposuction is combined with other procedures. When liposuction is performed under local anesthesia, this is referred to as tumescent anesthesia for liposuction. Liposuction is well tolerated under local anesthesia.
Recovery from Liposuction
Everyone is different, but the procedure is well tolerated. Most people are able to go back to work after about 3-4 days. It is not terribly painful, but you will be sore after the surgery. After surgery, we recommend that you begin walking the same day to reduce your risk of complications. You will need to wear a compression garment for about 6 weeks after the operation. Full exercise routines may be resumed after 6 weeks.
Liposuction is real surgery and carries a small risk of complications. Risks of surgery include bleeding and bruising, infection, multiple small scars, fluid collections, asymmetry, loose skin, skin irregularities, contour irregularities, and blood clots. Risks are often dependent on your current medical condition. During your consultation, we will discuss your specific risks of surgery.Back to Liposuction Page
About Dennis Dass, MD, PharmDDennis Dass, MD is a top Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, focusing on boosting the confidence of his Los Angeles, California patients with natural and beautiful results. He provides a range of surgical procedures for the body, laser skincare, and non-surgical procedures. As a Board-certified plastic surgeon, he performs hundreds of cosmetic procedures every year.
Dr. Dass earned his Medical Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, NM and his Doctor of Pharmacy qualification from the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy. He underwent a six-year Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency at the University of Kansas. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, California Medical Association, and Los Angeles County Medical Society.
Dr. Dass has received numerous accolades including Top Plastic Surgeon designation from many reputed organizations. Connect with Dr. Dennis Dass on Linkedin.