Sooner or later most people develop diet resistant bulges of fat. Liposuction is a popular option for achieving a more ideally sculpted figure. Several breakthrough techniques for liposuction in Los Angeles have given the procedure one of the lowest complication rates of any plastic surgery. The odds of obtaining a safe and beautiful result are improved significantly when the operation is performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Grant Stevens at Marina Plastic Surgery Associates.

To find out if you are a candidate for liposuction, please read the information below. Then call Marina Plastic Surgery Associates at 877-298-9915 in Marina Del Rey or use our simple online form to request a consultation.

Candidates for liposuction have localized deposits of fat, and should be in good general health. Your surgeon can recommend certain steps to help you achieve optimal health for your procedure. His team will also coordinate with your medical doctors the steps necessary for you to obtain medical clearance for surgery.

Sufficient skin elasticity is another important requirement. As we age, our skin becomes less elastic. In order for our skin to adjust to a slimmer body contour, patients must have a certain degree of skin elasticity. During your initial consultation, your surgeon will determine whether or not your skin has sufficient elasticity to undergo liposuction and if additional skin removal might be necessary to achieve your desired results.

One of the newest liposuction techniques in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, Smartlipo™, offers additional benefits for some liposuction candidates. Because it is less-invasive than traditional liposuction, it can be a good alternative for those who prefer having just local anesthesia and for patients who want to minimize downtime. And since Smartlipo often has a skin-tightening effect, it may be an option for areas of the body where skin is less elastic.

Liposuction should not be considered a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise. While patients can achieve a slimmer, more desirable body shape by undergoing liposuction, lifestyle choices will always play a significant role in your health, fitness, and appearance.