If you’re struggling with and unhappy with stubborn fat cells and deposits, Dr. Nael and Shazel Gharbi can help finally target those areas with a liposuction procedure.
Liposuction, or simply “lipo,” is a common and popular minimally invasive treatment for removing stubborn fat buildups in many areas of the body. Excess fat is removed through a small tube called a cannula. The tube specifically targets and safely suctions the fatty deposits straight through the tube for effective, slimming results.
This treatment is most commonly performed using a tumescent technique with the help of ultrasound imaging or laser energy. Tiny incisions are made in the skin, the tube is inserted and the fat is suctioned out. This process is typically an outpatient procedure using local anesthesia.
Liposuction can be used on many areas of the body, including, but not limited to:
- Hips and buttocks
- Upper arms
- Abdomen and waist
- Chest area
- Inner knee
- Calves and ankles
- Cheeks, chin, and neck
Who Is A Candidate?
Unfortunately, not everyone is the right fit for liposuction. To qualify, it is recommended that you are in good overall health and have a healthy lifestyle. It is also important to have realistic expectations of this treatment. Liposuction is meant to be used as a way to help with fat deposits unresponsive to diet, exercise and other natural weight loss methods. This is not meant for major weight loss, nor can it take the place of diet and exercise. We will do a thorough examination and help you determine the best course of action.
Most of our patients see results that make them appear slimmer and more contoured. As with any cosmetic procedure, each patient will have different goals and treatment plans for their individual needs, and results will vary from person to person. Your goals will be thoroughly discussed during your consultation, and a process or timeline will be established so that you know exactly what to expect. For some, a single treatment is all that is needed to achieve their goals. For others, one or more treatments may be necessary.
The results of any lipo treatment can be permanent; however, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Without diet and proper exercise, your body will likely fall into the state it was prior to your treatment(s). Liposuction does not improve skin tone or firmness, and as your body ages, you are likely to see a natural loss in firmness.