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.
"Recently, I’ve had a second procedure done by Dr. Baughman. The first procedure was a successful breast reduction/lift and the second successful procedure was trunk liposuction with fat grafting to the buttocks (BBL). Dr. Baughman is a very kind, passionate and knowledgeable surgeon. He builds rapport with his patients and guarantees comfort and care pre-op and post-op. I highly recommend Dr. Baughman to many others as my results speaks for itself!"- M.J. / Google / Aug 04, 2020
"Dr. Baughman has been one of the best doctors I’ve worked with. He is very friendly and professional. He lets your know what he thinks will be the best fit surgery for you. He gives your his personal number so if you have any questions you can reach him at any time, I’ve never had a doctor do that and it has been a blessing with questions and getting medicines. My surgery went very well and I am excited to see my results in a few months! I would highly recommend Dr. Baughman for any plastic surgery and will return to him if I want anything more done."- H.G. / Google / Jan 15, 2022
"Dr. Baughman has a great personality, pleasant bedside manner and is a great surgeon. All of those qualities are rare in a surgeon. He is attentive and eager to answer questions. At my 4 week post op visit, he was almost giddy at how beautifully I’m feeling and healing. It was easy to see how much pride he has in his work. I am so blessed to be his patient and look forward to future procedures. He’s truly talented and always has his patients best interest at heart."- N.N. / Google / Feb 05, 2022
"I am now 4 months out from having a breast reduction and lift along with lipo on my stomach and lift. I could not be happier with the results! I tried losing weight and toning by going to a fitness camp and then working with a personal trainer...but losing only 1 pound made me realize sometimes as we get older, we need help from other sources to give us that leg up. I am a 56 year old woman and I regret not doing it sooner! But then again, maybe not because I don't know if I would have had the option of Dr. Baughman. I cannot tell you how great my breasts (reduced to a size C) and stomach, and waist look (went from size 16 to 12). All along the way, Dr. Baughman was kind, patient, caring, and most importantly...responsive to all my questions. I just cannot say enough about the great work and wonderful person that Dr. Baughman is. He did a great job in minimilizing my scarring which was my biggest concern. I can't wait to go back for my neck procedure! On a side note...Dr. Baughman also provided me with the recommendation of hiring a nurse to take care of me in my home. Her name was Kelly Graytok. I am so grateful for Dr. Baughman considering all my needs even after leaving the hospital. Kelly was fabulous and worth the price to ensure that all the great work Dr. Baughman did was cared for during the first 24 hours to give me the best possible recovery experience. Bottom line, I would highly recommend Dr. Baughman!!!"- D.W. / Google / Jan 15, 2022
"Dr. Baughman was referred to me by a friend who is a nurse Practitioner. I followed his Instagram for months before going to see him. I had a complete Mommy make over done by him. Tummy Tuck, muscle repair, breast lift, with small implants, and lipo to the flanks. I had a large tumor removed from my breast in 2015 and as a result I was lopsided and had a hole in my breast. Dr. Baughman was able to even out my breasts and give them a round and natural appearance. I have given birth to 5 children and it showed, after my tummy tuck, muscle repair and lipo. I’ve had to buy all new clothes nothing fits! I don’t have a roll when I sit down, I no longer get asked if I’m expecting another baby!! I’ve been bikini shopping for the first time in my life!! Dr. Baughman was always a text away and very responsive to any questions and concerns, he has been there to help me through all of the healing bumps in the road! My body is still healing and things are still changing but everyday I get more and more amazed with my results!!"- J.A. / Yelp / Mar 14, 2022
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.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $2,500 - $7,500
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 45 Minutes – 2 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
Look Fit and Toned
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.