Remove Stubborn Pockets of Fat With Liposuction
Most of us have our “problem areas” – places where we just can’t seem to lose those extra pounds despite a healthy diet and regular exercise. For millions of patients per year, liposuction offers the opportunity to remove stubborn fat cells and achieve a slimmer, sexier, more desirable physique. At Omar Ahmed, M.D. in Pasadena, CA, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgical specialist Dr. Omar Ahmed performs body contouring liposuction to help patients look and feel better than ever. If you’re looking for a life-changing solution to remove stubborn fat bulges, read on for more information about how liposuction works, where it can be used, and what results you can expect.
Is liposuction right for me?
Ideal candidates for liposuction are patients who are in good overall health and at or near their goal weight – within about 20 – 30 pounds – and have not been able to reach their goals through diet and exercise alone. Because there are other factors to consider in determining who may qualify for liposuction, patients considering the procedure will need to schedule a consultation. During this appointment, Dr. Ahmed will evaluate the patient’s concerns, review their health history, discuss all of the available options, and recommend the most appropriate course of action.
Should I get liposuction or nonsurgical body contouring?
There are a number of nonsurgical fat reduction options available today that are certainly effective, convenient, and appropriate for some patients. Based on the nature of your concerns, how much excess fat you’d like to remove, whether you’re undergoing any other surgical procedures simultaneously, your available downtime, and other factors, Dr. Ahmed will recommend the treatment option that best fits your needs.
Where can liposuction be used?
Liposuction is an extremely versatile procedure that allows patients to have unwanted fat cells removed virtually anywhere on the body. Some of the most commonly requested treatment areas for liposuction fat removal include:
- Under the chin
- Male chest
How much fat can be removed with liposuction?
On average, about four liters of fat can be safely removed during a single liposuction procedure. This typically translates to about 8 – 10 pounds. Patients should keep in mind that even without a large change on the scale, the enhancements to their look – including lost inches and slimmer contours – can be dramatic.
Is liposuction permanent?
Because liposuction physically removes fat cells from the body, the results can be very long-lasting and, in some cases, indefinite. However, it is important for patients to understand changes may occur due to age, hormones, and other factors, and that gaining weight after liposuction can cause new fat cells to develop and reverse their original outcome. For this reason, patients hoping for the longest-lasting liposuction results possible should be committed to maintaining a stable weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise.
Reshape your body with liposuction surgery in Pasadena, CA
Imagine finally being able to lose inches in your most stubborn areas virtually overnight. With liposuction, you can. To learn more about your options for fat reduction in Pasadena, CA, call Omar Ahmed, M.D. to schedule your one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgical specialist Dr. Omar Ahmed today.