Liposuction (Lipoplasty, Fat Removal Surgery for Body Contouring) – Westlake Village, CA

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About Liposuction

Despite how careful you are about what you eat and making sure you get plenty of exercise, you might still be bothered by pockets of fat that keep you from being confident in how you look. Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery offers the most advanced methods to effectively eliminate fat from areas of concern on the body. Surgical liposuction is a body contouring procedure that reduces pockets of fat from areas, like the flanks, tummy, buttocks, and thighs to create a leaner appearance. This fat removal surgery at Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery can be customized to treat one area or multiple areas of concern. When you come to our office in Westlake Village, CA for your consultation, plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Ethan Baughman will listen to your concerns and goals before developing your personalized treatment plan.

Ideal Candidates

Fat removal surgery can help if you are at an ideal weight but have troublesome areas of fat that are cannot be reduced with diet and exercise. Although you will lose some weight with liposuction, it should not be used as a weight loss solution. To make sure your results last, you should be at a healthy, stable weight and not plan to become pregnant after liposuction. During your consultation, Dr. Baughman will create your surgical plan and discuss realistic expectations.

Surgical Technique

Liposuction is usually completed as an outpatient surgery using general anesthesia. A small incision is placed in the skin so a cannula can be inserted for liposuction. Dr. Baughman will carefully remove small amounts of fat at a time for smooth, even results. After the desired amount of fat has been removed, Dr. Ethan Baughman will close the incision. This process will be repeated until all of the selected areas have been treated. If you are getting a fat transfer, the removed fat will be purified and then re-injected into your face, hands, breasts, or buttocks.

What to Expect

After your surgery, the treated areas will be placed in compression garments to promote healing by increasing blood circulation. The most important thing to do following any surgery is to give your body time to rest and recover. You will have bruising, swelling, and soreness in and around the areas that received liposuction. While you may notice some improvements soon after your surgery, it will take around 6 – 10 months until your new body contour and shape is visible.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does liposuction cost?
The cost of liposuction varies, depending on the technique selected and how many areas are being treated. In your consultation, Dr. Baughman will create your personal treatment plan to meet your needs and goals. He will also consider your budget. When your plan is ready, the estimated costs will be discussed. To make your surgery easy to afford, Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery takes several payment methods and we will help you find low-interest financing.

What about nonsurgical liposuction?
There are several nonsurgical procedures to reduce body fat. Some popular brands are CoolSculpting, Vanquish, UltraShape, Kybella, and Liposonix. Although these nonsurgical procedures can help reduce mild to moderate fat pockets, surgical liposuction is best for most people. Liposuction surgery produces more dramatic and consistent results. Ask Dr. Baughman about nonsurgical options in your consultation. He can explain the benefits of all your options and help you choose which is best for you.

What about loose skin?
Liposuction surgery only corrects excess fat. For loose skin, Dr. Baughman may recommend combining liposuction with a lift surgery. Liposuction is often done along with skin tightening surgery, like a tummy tuck, thighplasty, or arm lift, to give you your best results. During your consultation, talk to Dr. Baughman about your concerns with loose skin so your best treatment plan is created.

Will I have scars?
Incisions will need to be made and sutured during liposuction. This will cause scars; however, Dr. Baughman does his best to reduce their appearance. This starts with making thin incisions in less visible areas or the natural folds of your body. After your surgery, Dr. Baughman or a member of his team will teach you how to care for your incisions so they heal properly and fade.

Will my results last?
Before liposuction, it is important to be prepared to maintain your results. Although liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in an area, you can still lose and gain weight. Dr. Baughman suggests that you be at or close to a healthy weight prior to liposuction. Afterward, it's best to remain within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Getting pregnant after liposuction will also alter your results; however, another surgery, like a mommy makeover, may be done to refresh your body.

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Average Cost  
$2,500 - $7,500
Recovery Time  
1 – 2 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
45 Minutes – 2 Hours
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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Liposuction at Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery offers men and women the chance to have stubborn fat removed from their body. If you are at a healthy, stable weight, but you can't quite make your goals on your own, contact Dr. Baughman in Westlake Village, CA to learn more about liposuction. Your dream body could become a reality with a little help.

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