It’s the time of year when many men and women consider new ways to tone and shape their physiques, whether they are hopping back on their diet, employing a new exercise video, or taking time out of their busy schedule to go to the gym. While these practices are essential to a healthy lifestyle and offer many health benefits, unfortunately, not all fatty deposits are the same, and some don’t respond to diet and exercise the way you intend them to.
Cosmetic body contouring surgery with liposuction can improve those hard-to-reach areas of your body by removing diet-and-exercise-resistant fat pockets.
What Can Liposuction Do?
Liposuction can enhance the shape and definition of the body by selectively removing fat cells from specific areas of your body.
A liposuction procedure requires minimal incisions near the treatment area(s), through which a small cannula is inserted beneath the skin. With suction, this tube breaks down and removes fat cells. Once the fat cells are separated from the muscles and surrounding tissue, they are suctioned through the cannula.
Dr. Ryan A. Stanton offers full body liposuction, or “360 liposuction,” to patients in the Los Angeles area.
Is Liposuction Right for You?
We understand the frustration of being unable to achieve the body image you want, especially after months and years of trying. Liposuction is designed to help those who have tried to lose their fatty deposits naturally but have been unsuccessful. The best results are seen with patients who are at or near their ideal weight and have proven to maintain a stable weight.
Liposuction is not meant to replace diet and exercise and is not ideal for patients hoping to lose a large amount of weight. Liposuction can remove up to five liters of fat cells, which equals about 10 to 12 pounds. However, your current weight and BMI will impact the amount that can safely be removed. You can discuss your liposuction options with Dr. Stanton during your consultation.
6 Best Places to Have Liposuction
Liposuction can be used nearly anywhere on the body that is marred by unwanted fat. The best places for liposuction include:
- The Abdomen
The abdomen is one of the most common treatment areas for liposuction treatments. Liposuction removes fat cells gathered in the abdomen after weight gain, pregnancy, or aging to create a slimmer, more toned midsection.
2. The Waist
Love handles protrude from the waistbands of our favorite jeans, obstructing the smooth contours of the waist. Liposuction removes excess fat to create a smooth, hourglass shape for both men and women.
3. The Thighs
Liposuction can target the fat pockets on the outer and inner thighs, colloquially known as “saddle bags.” Liposuction can reduce the overall circumference of the thighs and increase your wardrobe options when done in this area.
4. The Chin
Excess fat develops under the chin with age and weight fluctuation. These small deposits develop what is best known as the double chin, which can obstruct the appearance of a sharp, slim jawline, causing the face to appear more round. Liposuction can restore a more angular jawline and make you appear younger and healthier.
5. The Back
Many women develop excess pockets of fat that bulge out from beneath or above their bra bands. Unfortunately, the only way to hide these back rolls is with constricting sports bras or bras with wide bands. Liposuction in the back area lessens or eliminates the dreaded bra fat for a more natural back contour.
6. The Arms
Many aging women develop excess pockets of fat on their upper arms, which is notoriously difficult to tone with exercise. Liposuction can remove this fat from the upper arms, reducing the circumference of the arms and providing the appearance of being more toned.
Learn More About Liposuction in Los Angeles
Dr. Ryan Stanton uses state-of-the-art technology to provide safe and stunning transformative results. So, whether you are looking to shed those last few pounds or contour an area of your body that refuses to let go of stubborn fat, liposuction at Dr. Ryan Stanton can help you achieve your body contouring dreams. To learn more about liposuction or set up a consultation, contact Dr. Ryan Stanton by calling (310) 278-0077 or completing our online contact form.