Liposuction And Liposculpting Specialist

George D. Kovacs, MD

Cosmetic Surgery & Gynecology located in Hawthorne, CA

When those unwanted fat pockets just won’t budge with your hard work and efforts of diet and exercise, you might want to consider liposuction. Experienced surgeons, George Kovacs, MD, and Stevan Clark, MD, and the qualified team at the George D. Kovacs, MD provide liposuction for those in Hawthorne, California, and the surrounding communities. Liposuction can banish the bulge, fight the fat, and eradicate your excess unwanted fatty tissue. Find out more and call the office or schedule online.

Liposuction and Liposculpting Q & A

George D. Kovacs, MD

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove excess fatty tissue to reshape, slim, and contour your body. Today, liposuction is one of the most common surgical procedures performed in America.

Liposuction can be used to effectively remove fat deposits from most areas of the body, including the:

  • Upper arms
  • Back
  • Waist
  • Thighs
  • Love handles
  • Buttocks

In many cases, liposuction can be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as tummy tucks and facelifts.

How is liposuction performed?

The liposuction procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Kovacs or Dr. Clark makes small and discreet incisions in the area of your body that’s being treated. Dr. Kovacs or Dr. Clark uses narrow cannulas to insert the suction device into your body to break up and remove your unwanted fatty tissue.

This process usually takes an hour or longer, depending on the size of the area. After your procedure, you might experience some minor discomfort and swelling. You should notice the results immediately. Once the swelling passes (typically after four to six weeks), you’re able to see the full effects of the liposuction with a slimmer, smoother, firmer, and more contoured body shape.

What results can I expect after liposuction?

Almost immediately after liposuction, you’re able to enjoy a more slender figure. Most people plan to take about a week off work to recover and heal. Dr. Kovacs or Dr. Clark typically recommend wearing compression garments to further support your healing process.

If you gain weight in the future, the fat usually deposits on other parts of the body, since liposuction removes both fat cells and tissue from your body. Liposuction can remove even the most stubborn fat pockets that won’t budge with diet and exercise.

It’s important to remember that liposuction can’t recontour your body if the issue is caused by other reasons, such as muscle weakness or a hernia.

During your personal consultation with Dr. Kovacs or Dr. Clark, you have the chance to ask questions about liposuction and discuss whether you’re a suitable candidate.

Book your personal consultation online or call George D. Kovacs, MD to learn more about liposuction.

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