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Best Belly Fat Buster – Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?

Belly fat – we all hate it. Losing fat on your belly area is a common goal of any diet and fitness program. Yet no matter how much you restrict your eating or bust your butt working out, the belly fat remains.

To get rid of your stubborn abdominal fat, you may have considered cosmetic surgery. Popular procedures like the tummy tuck and liposuction are aimed at removing excess fat from the abdomen. You can use liposuction on other areas of the body, including the arms, thighs, and back.

This leads to an important question: Which cosmetic procedure is best for erasing belly fat from your abdomen, the tummy tuck, or liposuction? It helps to learn about both procedures to determine the answer.

How Much Belly Fat Can the Tummy Tuck Eradicate?

The tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is indeed able to remove excess fat from the stomach area. The procedure results in a flatter tummy and is excellent if you have tried everything possible to lose that last bit of pudge without success.

The tummy tuck has an added side benefit. Many patients who seek out the tummy tuck have weakened abdominal muscles due to age, childbirth, or genetics. The tummy tuck can strengthen your abs, leaving your abdomen tighter with an improved contour.

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Liposuction for Removing Belly Fat

Liposuction is ideal for erasing belly fat if you have small fatty deposits on your abdomen. It is good at reducing bulges caused by excess fat while giving your abdomen more attractive curves. Like the tummy tuck, liposuction can make your stomach significantly flatter.

As you can see, both cosmetic surgery procedures offer similar results. To help you identify which procedure might be right for you, it helps to understand the differences between the tummy tuck and lipo by comparing the two.

How are the Tummy Tuck and Liposuction Surgeries Performed?

After you have been prepped for tummy tuck surgery, which includes putting you to sleep using general anesthesia, your surgeon will make an incision along the bottom portion of your abdominal wall. With your abdominal muscles exposed, your surgeon will sew the abdominal muscles together if they have become stretched apart. The surgeon will pull the skin over the abdomen before removing the excess tissue and closing the incision. The tummy tuck takes around two or three hours and is performed as a single procedure.

Unlike the tummy tuck, when you undergo liposuction, you may only be sedated intravenously. Your cosmetic surgeon will also apply a local anesthetic to your midsection. When the area is thoroughly numbed, your surgeon will make a tiny incision along your abdomen. A thin tube known as a cannula is inserted into the incision, which the surgeon will use to loosen the fat cells. The surgeon will then use a medical vacuum to extract the excess fat before closing the incision. You may undergo a few sessions of lipo before achieving the intended results.

What do the Results of the Tummy Tuck and Liposuction Look Like?

The results of the tummy tuck are permanent unless your weight fluctuates, or you go through pregnancy. Both bodily issues can stretch out your stomach, undoing the results of the tummy tuck surgery.

Liposuction tends to give you a flatter and more proportional midsection. The fat cells that were removed will stay gone permanently, but lipo cannot guard against future weight gain. You can accumulate fat on your midsection after liposuction, just not in the same areas that were suctioned.

Are There Risks in Connection with the Tummy Tuck or Liposuction?

Risks for Tummy Tuck Surgery

All surgeries come with a potential for side effects and risks. The tummy tuck and lipo are no different. Both surgeries are low risk but chances of experiencing complications do exist.

Possible complications of the tummy tuck include changes in sensation at the treatment area, the accumulation of fluid, and tissue necrosis.

With liposuction, the chances of risk increase the larger the area the doctor works on. Potential risks of the second most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States include numbness, fluid accumulation, and contour irregularities.

What is Recovery Like for the Tummy Tuck and Liposuction?

When you wake up following tummy tuck surgery, the surgical site around your abdomen will be covered with a surgical dressing. The surgeon will change the dressing several times for health and recovery reasons. Your surgeon will also provide you with a “belly binder” which is a compression garment that helps with circulation and healing.

You should be up and walking around within a day or so. The doctor will encourage you to walk to prevent blood clots from forming. Your surgeon may prescribe pain relievers and antibiotics to ease discomfort and reduce the chances of infection. The doctor may also place surgical drains within the surgical site for up to two weeks.

After six weeks, the healing process will be complete. You will still engage in follow-up appointments with your doctor so the doctor can assess you for proper healing. Your surgeon will advise you to avoid any positions that stretch your abdomen, such as bending backward, which can pull against the incision.

Liposuction recovery depends on the size and number of treatment sites. For belly fat removal, liposuction offers little to no downtime. Because the cosmetic procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, you should be back to your typical activity levels within 48 hours.

Your cosmetic surgeon will advise you to hold off on weightlifting and heavy exercise until he or she says it’s acceptable to proceed.

Which Belly Fat Buster is Right for You?

Fit Woman after Belly Fat Buster

When it comes to removing belly fat, both the tummy tuck and liposuction can help you attain a flatter tummy. With the tummy tuck, you get the added benefit of stronger abdominal muscles.

The downtime may be a bit more intense with a tummy tuck, but it should pass quickly. Both procedures can give you the results you seek, but they may not leave your abdominal area toned. For tighter abs and slimmer tummy, consider pairing the tummy tuck with HD Lipo, which enables your surgeon to remove the superficial fat that hides your body’s musculature. The result is a more toned midsection, without downtime.

Learn more about the tummy tuck and lipo – and see if you’re a good candidate – by contacting Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles. We also help men and women throughout Encino and Glendale. You can schedule a consultation for the tummy tuck or liposuction with Dr. Babak Moein by calling (310)694-4486.

Cellulite Reduction Treatments Give You Smoother, Sexier Legs

Cellulite is marked by the appearance of dimpled skin that sometimes resembles cottage cheese or the peel of an orange. What we know about cellulite is that it happens mostly to women. Around 85% of adult women over 24 have some degree of cellulite and the problem has little to do with weight. Skinny people, as well as overweight people, can experience cellulite to various degrees. And though it commonly appears on the thighs, cellulite can also appear on the buttocks and abdomen.

Cellulite treatments are available to combat this unsightly problem. Also known as cellulite reduction, these procedures can enhance your skin’s tone and texture, making skin appear smoother with a more consistent tone.

What is Cellulite, Really?

Cellulite is caused by the fibrous bands that connect the skin to tissue and muscle. These are called Septae. In women, septae take on a honeycomb shape. Men’s septae are in a crisscross shape. When fat accumulates, it pushes through the septae layers to become more prominent on the surface of the skin. In women, the fat pushing through the honeycomb septae causes dimpling. Men’s crisscrossed septae offers a smoother appearance when the fat pushes through. This is why cellulite is most often a female issue.

Some factors can make cellulite appear more pronounced, including increased body fat, thin skin, a lack of exercise, hormonal shifts, slowed metabolism, and dehydration.

Because the fat is trapped between the skin’s dermal layer and the septae, the fat is more difficult for the body to burn off as fuel. No wonder cellulite is so resistant to diet and exercise.

However, a cosmetic surgeon can address the underlying structural issues that lead to cellulite, which can eliminate the dimpling for dramatic results.

Cosmetic Treatments for Eliminating Cellulite

Cosmetic Treatment for Cellulites

Sculptra Injectable Filler

Sculptra is a dermal filler that contains poly-L-lactic acid. Once injected, the serum goes to work stimulating your body’s production of new collagen. The new collagen fills up the dimpled skin, which effectively reduces the appearance of cellulite.

Depending on the severity of the cellulite, you may require two to three treatments of Sculptra before the skin issue disappears completely. Each session is spaced six weeks apart and leaves smoother more rejuvenated skin behind.

Liposuction and Fat Grafting

Liposuction and fat grafting can be combined to improve your body contours in one area while adding volume to another for the purpose of eliminating cellulite. Lipo is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in use today. In the hands of a skilled cosmetic surgeon, liposuction can extract fat from nearly any area of the body. You can apply liposuction on another area of your body, such as your abdomen, to remove excess fat and improve your body contours. Your fat can then be sterilized and injected into the cellulite-prone area to smooth the skin and potentially add volume.

The added fat will release the skin from the fatty and fibrous tissue underneath it. This technique is known as subcision. By using this technique, your cosmetic surgeon can disrupt the connection between the skin and fatty tissue. This in turn will improve the irregularities that affect the skin, reducing the appearance of cellulite.

The added fat not only reduces cellulite but can also reduce sagging and create a rounded, more youthful look. And because you are using your own fatty tissue, your body is unlikely to reject the fat transfer.

There are other benefits to using fat as opposed to an artificial dermal filler as a cellulite treatment. Adipose tissue contains stem cells, which remain dormant in the body until they are needed. Your body uses stem cells to regenerate damaged or lost tissue. Once restored by the fat transfer technique, the stem cells induce collagen production and generally rejuvenate the area, leaving smoother, more youthful skin behind.

Depending on the severity of the cellulite, you may need one or two treatments to make the dimpling disappear.

Lipo + Skin Tightening Renuvion (J-Plasma)

Liposuction combined with Renuvion J-Plasma can reduce the appearance of cellulite and other skin surface issues. J-Plasma is a technology that involves passing cold helium through radiofrequency energy. The resulting energy beam shrinks, tightens, and tones the skin at the treatment site. The treatment takes around an hour to complete. When combined with liposuction, undergoing J-plasma can leave your skin looking much younger than before.

During this cellulite reduction procedure, the surgeon inserts a tiny laser apparatus beneath the skin. The laser is then fired, which breaks up the tough bands of skin that cause the dimpling effect. The treatment also thickens your skin, which further helps to remove the cellulite problem. Results can last for as long as six months. However, some dimpling may return.

Renuvion costs around $4,500 per treatment area. While insurance is unlikely to cover cellulite reduction treatment, medical financing through CareCredit and Prosper Healthcare Lending is available.

VASER Lipo

VASER Lipo

VASER Lipo stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. The technique breaks up and liquifies fat cells, making them easier to remove. This advanced cosmetic treatment removes the excess layers of dense fat that exist beneath the skin. The technology consists of ultrasound energy that is administered with a handheld probe. The surgeon inserts the probe into the fat layer using tiny incisions before removing the fat. The VASER Lipo treatment costs $6,500 on average and is ideal for body sculpting and can reduce the appearance of cellulite. The results leave your skin looking and feeling soft and will improve over time.

VelaShape for Cellulite Reduction

VelaShape is a non-invasive technique for minimizing the appearance of cellulite using advanced technology. This technique is the ideal treatment for patients with stage one or stage two cellulite. Stage one cellulite only appears when the skin is pinched. Stage two is visible when the patient is standing without having to pinch the skin. You know you are stage two when the cellulite is visible standing but not when lying down. Overall, you should have a BMI (body mass index) below 30 to be an ideal candidate for the VelaShape procedure.

The treatment to reduce cellulite takes around 30 to 40 minutes to complete. During the procedure, you will feel warm pressure, almost like a relaxing massage. The VelaShape device uses vacuum treatment and heat rollers to smooth out the cellulite-prone area. This technique stretches out the constricted fibrous bands that cause the dimpling. This causes the skin to appear smoother. At the same time, the mechanical massage aids in lymphatic draining, which helps the body flush out toxins and improves circulation.

VelaShape typically requires around six treatments. Each session requires little downtime and can result in reduced cellulite or elimination of cellulite, depending on the severity of the issue. Each treatment of VelaShape costs $1,100 to $2,500 on average and will leave skin smooth and rejuvenated at the treatment site.

Pesky Cellulite, Go Away!

Remove Cellulites

Cellulite may not cause pain or discomfort, but it can cause embarrassment. You might find yourself wearing clothing that hides your dimpled skin. This can affect your self-esteem. Now, with several cosmetic treatments available, you have a chance to say goodbye to your cellulite problem for good.

It is recommended that you have an in-person consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon to develop a treatment plan that specifically addresses your cellulite problem. For an experienced body contouring surgeon in Los Angeles, call Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts today at (310)694-4486.

Vaser Lipo: The Answer to Less Belly Fat without Scars

You may expect the term VASER to originate from the Star Wars movies. VASER is not science fiction but it is high tech. This cosmetic surgery technique improves the contouring shaping abilities of traditional liposuction, making the VASER Lipo treatment ideal for eradicating belly fat (and fat all over).

What is VASER Lipo & How Does it Work?

VASER Liposuction (or HD Lipo) is similar to traditional liposuction. To understand how VASER works, we should compare it to the techniques used with traditional lipo.

You may already be familiar with the way trad-lipo extracts excess fat from various points around the body. General anesthesia will be used in most cases, so you will be unconscious during the procedure. In some cases, the surgeon will use local anesthesia if the treatment area is small enough.

Once prepped for surgery, the surgeon will make incisions along the treatment area. The areas that respond best to lipo include the buttocks, abdomen, chin, knees, and breasts (which includes male breast removal). The incisions are between 3-6 millimeters and an inch long and will be used as insertion points for a cannula, which is a long, thin tube used for extracting the fat during the lipo procedure.

During regular fat lipo, the treatment area is first filled with a solution that combines anesthetic and saline. The purpose of the mixture is three-fold. The anesthetic numbs the area and constricts the blood vessels while making the fat easier to break up. The surgeon will then use the cannula as a suction device by making wide back-and-forth motions. Using this method, the surgeon is able to remove large pockets of fat from the deepest layers. Going to the deep layers is safer and less likely to damage the skin.

After the traditional liposuction procedure, patients are required to wear a compression vest for a short time. The procedure creates tunnels underneath the skin and within the fat. These tunnels will eventually collapse with the use of a compression garment, helping the long-term results look more natural. Swelling and discomfort should diminish within three weeks, which is usually when you’re able to see the final results.

What Does VASER Stand For?

VASER Lipo uses the same types of incisions and a similar saline mixture to what’s used in regular lipo. The area becomes numb, the blood vessels constrict, and the fat is easier to break up after the solution is added. Next comes the VASER probe.

VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. This is a fancy term for ultrasound technology. By inserting the VASER probe into the treatment area incisions, a low level of ultrasound energy is used to target and eliminate fat cells.

This technology isn’t necessarily new. Surgeons were using an earlier type of VASER in the 90’s. Back then, surgeons couldn’t control the level of energy, which increased patient risks. We are now in the third generation of VASER, and the ultrasound energy is highly controlled. VASER can improve the contours and add a higher level of definition to certain body parts such as the chin, neck, arms, love handles, and thighs.

What is the Difference Between VASER & Traditional Lipo Results?

Traditional vs VASER

Traditional liposuction is designed for patients with a higher than average body mass index (BMI). It’s for eradicating large pockets of pesky fat. Because the treatment areas are large, you typically have to undergo fewer procedures. The fat lipo procedure has become the gold standard for producing excellent results. In the hands of a skilled surgeon, you can achieve the results you want on nearly any area of the body.

VASER liposuction gives all the benefits of lipo without downtime. The surgeon will use a local anesthetic as opposed to a general “put you to sleep” anesthetic. You’ll be fully awake for the entire procedure, which takes around an hour. The recovery time is a breeze, and there is also less pain, bleeding, and bruising when compared to traditional lipo.

You’ll still have to take it easy for a few weeks, but the results with VASER are far different than those produced by standard lipo. VASER is known for its body-sculpting effects. VASER will leave your body toned, and your muscles more defined at the treatment area.

How Does VASER Remove Belly Fat without Scars?

A Scarless Procedure

VASER liposuction is minimally invasive. As such, the procedure doesn’t require major incisions. The cuts are tiny and are usually placed within the natural folds of your skin. A skilled surgeon can hide those scars so well they are practically invisible once healed.

Useful for Toned Bellies

VASER liposuction is an excellent technique for erasing the belly fat that is not only stubborn but located at the superficial levels. Once that fat is eradicated, your body’s musculature will be able to show through. This is where you get six-pack abs – or at least greater definition in the abdominal area.

For many people, the fat on the upper and lower belly is the most difficult to get rid of through diet and exercise alone. This is why using VASER on your belly fat works so well and produces the most enviable results. Everyone will think you got a leaner stomach by working hard in the gym. Little do they know, VASER gave you that belly and in much less time.

How Much Does VASER Lipo Cost?

Cost of Vaser Lipo

The fees associated with VASER come to around $6,500 on average, according to Healthline. The price you pay may vary depending on the size of the treatment area, the amount of fat that needs to be removed, and the number of treatments. The fees also pay for the surgeon’s fees, facility fees, anesthesiologist’s fees, and so on. Traditional liposuction, by comparison, costs $3,500 on average.

Who is a Good Candidate for VASER Liposuction?

You should never substitute VASER liposuction for a healthy diet and exercise program. You should be at or around a healthy weight before considering a procedure such as VASER Lipo. But if you are at a healthy weight and still have pockets of fat, VASER can help you slim down, and tone up!

VASER gives the best results when used on patients with good skin tone and elasticity. Your goal should be to add a definition without losing too much weight. VASER can give you that “ripped” look for men or “toned” look for women. The prime areas for VASER include your chin, neck, breasts, abdomen, love handles, back, arms, hips, thighs, knees, and ankles. Yes, virtually all over. But the only way to truly know if you are a good candidate for this revolutionary fat-busting technique is to schedule a consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon.

Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts is an expert at using VASER technology to help patients improve their body contours. Patients throughout Los Angeles, Encino, and Glendale know they can turn to Dr. Moein for a variety of cosmetic treatments, including VASER Lipo, for premium body sculpting. Schedule now with Dr. Moein during a telemedicine or sit-down meeting. After a short physical and discussion about your goals, you can find out if VASER liposuction is right for you. Call today (310)694-4486.

Combination of J-Plasma + Lipo Lets You Drink from the Fountain of Youth

Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León led an expedition to Florida in 1513 in search of the Fountain of Youth. The legends said that this mythical spring give anyone who drank or bathed in its waters a youthful appearance.

While Ponce never found his coveted fountain, we can all relate to his mission. There is no one among us who wouldn’t love to halt the progression of aging. Loose and wrinkled skin on the face, abdomen, arms, and legs tend to show our true age. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all drink from the fountain of youth, thus restoring our skin’s luster to that of a much younger age?

While we do have facelifts, tummy tucks, arm lifts, and thigh lifts available to us, these cosmetic procedures tend to leave visible scars behind. Now, there is a new technology called Renuvion/J-Plasma that can lift and tighten the skin without the scars. When combined with liposuction, Renuvion can restore your skin’s youthful vigor, without a single scar left behind.

What is Renuvion and How Does it Fight Aging?

Renuvion/J-Plasma technology was initially developed as a cancer treatment. By passing cold helium gas through radiofrequency energy (AF), researchers discovered that a plasma is created. It was pretty good at removing cancerous lesions.

It wasn’t until later that researchers discovered another use for the J-Plasma energy. They found out that it’s also effective at reversing the signs of aging. Here’s how it works.

The passing of cold helium through the RF energy creates a heated beam of plasma energy. However, only a tiny bit of helium is actually converted to plasma. The rest of the helium passes over the treatment area, cooling it down. The heated energy improves skin tone and tightens the skin overall. Meanwhile, the excess helium protects surrounding tissues from experiencing collateral damage. What you end up with is a safe and incredibly precise treatment. This will reverses the aging process, with very little downtime.

Combining J-Plasma with Liposuction

Young Woman

Liposuction has been a staple of cosmetic surgeon offices for over 30 years. The fat-eradicating procedure works so well when paired with J-Plasma that experts have given it a special name: The Scarless Lift.

The procedure involves tiny incisions along the treatment area. The incisions are so tiny and hidden within the normal folds of your body that they are nearly invisible once healed. Once the incisions are created, numbing medicine is inserted into the cuts, followed by a cannula, which is the tube used to extract excess fat during the liposuction procedure.

After the excess fat has been removed, and the cosmetic surgeon is satisfied with the contours that have been achieved, that’s when Renuvion/J-Plasma comes into play.

The surgeon will apply renuvion using a special hand-held device. Once activated, the high-intensity beam of J-Plasma goes to work on the treatment area. The skin becomes tighter. The wrinkles and fine lines are smoothed away. At the same time, collagen and elastin are produced, which revitalizes your skin from the inside out. And because the technology is so precise, only the treatment area becomes affected, without any damage to the surrounding tissues.

The above describes the procedure used by traditional liposuction. But what if you want to take your results to the next level? That’s when you should ask your cosmetic surgeon about VASER or High-Definition Lipo, which gives you etched contours that before only came about by working hard in the gym.

VASER + Renuvion = Anti-Aging Squared

VASER and Renuvion used in conjunction can magnify your anti-aging results. You know by now how Renuvion works. VASER Lipo is akin to traditional lipo, only it uses a different kind of technology. VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. The technology makes powerful use of ultrasound waves to break up and liquify fat cells. This makes them easier to extract with the liposuction cannula.

VASER allows your cosmetic surgeon to etch deeper lines in the muscles, giving you more definition. It allows your body’s musculature to show through by eradicating deep layers of fat, as well as the thinner layers of superficial fat.

If you want that toned or shredded look, and revitalized skin, VASER and Renuvion are the cosmetic procedures you’ll want to request.

How Much Does J-Plasma and Liposuction Cost?

Money

Renuvion, Liposuction, and HD-Lipo are customizable procedures. One can use them virtually all over the body, including the face, neck, back, buttocks, abdomen, upper arms, and inner thighs. Therefore, what you might pay for the combination of procedures may be different than what someone else pays. It would be irresponsible to provide a flat rate for the procedures since there are so many variables to consider.

You can determine the exact fees you are likely to pay by scheduling a consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon, such as Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts. The results of the procedures last for many years, as long as you are able to maintain a healthy weight.

Because Renuvion, Lipo, and HD-Lipo are minimally-invasive, there is no need for general anesthesia. The surgeon will only use local anesthesia, which limits any downtime. You’ll only need to take it easy for a few days. That is a small price to pay for long-lasting youthfulness.

Conclusion

 

For years, cosmetic and plastic surgeons have been searching for ways to tighten the skin without surgery. That technology has arrived. J-plasma tightens the skin without leaving visible scars behind. What’s more is that the surgeons can do the procedure virtually anywhere on the body, including those areas where age tends to reveal itself the most.

J-Plasma is also often used in cases of extreme weight loss, where skin tightening can help with lax skin.

It’s too bad Ponce de Leon didn’t live long enough to take advantage of J-Plasma and Liposuction, as he would have agreed that combining the two procedures is akin to taking a long, restorative drink from the mythical fountain of youth.

You can opt for Renuvion/J-Plasma and Liposuction to give you tighter, more youthful skin by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts. Located in Los Angeles, California, we are ready to serve you. Call (310)694-4486 today to learn more.

Is Liposuction Belly Fat Removal Permanent?

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. With lipo, you can have fat extracted from your belly and virtually everywhere else on your body. You can even have your ankles and cheeks lipo’d, if fat accumulates there. Many people, men and women alike, use liposuction to achieve their ideal body shape goals.

What isn’t well known is the permanence of a procedure such as liposuction. Does the belly fat stay gone forever, or will it return?

To better understand how long the fat stays gone, it helps to understand how liposuction targets and removes the fat from your body. The fact is, yes, liposuction is permanent, but that’s not the end of the story. Fat can return but the situation is not as clear cut as you may think. Here is the full “skinny” on lipo so that you can become a better informed consumer and patient.

How Does Liposuction Work Exactly to Remove Fat?

The goal of liposuction is to remove fat cells from targeted areas of the body. There are several liposuction techniques commonly used today. All of them use a combination of an aspirator and cannula. An aspirator is a suction device that extracts the fat while a cannula is a hollow tube that acts as the extraction instrument. Together, the tools of the cosmetic surgeon’s trade can make you thinner on your waist, flanks, chest, arms, legs, and even your butt.

How Can Fat Return After Liposuction?

Fat Return after Lip Surgery- Los Angeles Ca

Fat doesn’t “return” after lipo. Those fat cells you had extracted do stay gone forever. However, it is possible to grow new fat cells. That’s why it is important to try and maintain your post-lipo weight to avoid skewing your results.

A weight gain of even five to seven pounds could lead to less dramatic body contours. A boost in weight to that degree could easily happen over the holidays and could lead to new fat cells growing on the treatment areas.

A significant weight gain (10% of your body weight or more) could lead to even more skewed results. The good news is that the human body is designed to gain weight all over. That means that, even with a slight to significant weight gain, your treatment areas will still have less fat than non-treatment areas. That means that your body will still look “improved”, even as the scale climbs.

You can avoid any skewed results by maintaining your weight. If you can manage that, the fat will never return, and you’ll continue to look great, whether you’re in clothes or in your birthday suit.

How to Maintain Your Post-Lipo Weight

The best way to sustain your liposuction results over the long-term is to adopt the right habits. Here are six lifestyle changes to consider.

1- Eat to Live, Don’t Live to Eat

Food today tastes out of this world. Many of the foods we enjoy are also packed with calories, many of which our bodies don’t need. Consider tracking your food with a smartphone app. That way, you can determine how many calories you are eating for your body type and lifestyle. Even if you don’t record all your meals in an app, be cognizant of how many calories you take in. Be sure to adjust for your level of activity, whether you are athletic, moderately active, or sedentary.

2- Stay Properly Hydrated

Drinking water is the best way to keep your body running efficiently. Staying hydrated can also keep excess pounds at bay. Do your best to drink your weight or half of your weight in liquid ounces each day. A 150-pound woman would drink 150 ounces or 75 ounces of water. A 220-pound man would drink 220 ounces or 110 ounces, or somewhere in between. Carry water bottles with you whenever possible to remind yourself to always drink your H2O.

3- Break Your Meals into Smaller Options

Diet after Lip Surgery- Los Angeles Ca

Instead of eating three big meals, consider eating six smaller meals throughout the day. You can break your meals in half or plan smaller and healthier choices accordingly. Eating lighter and more frequently has been shown to give you more energy throughout the day. Anyone who has ever consumed a heavy meal in one sitting knows the lethargy that follows. You don’t get that when you eat a bit, wait, then eat a bit more, throughout the day. Making all of your meals ahead of time can ensure you have healthy choices to turn to whenever you need. Planning will also keep you from reaching for unhealthy foods whenever tempted.

4- Do Not Skip Meals

It may seem counterproductive to eat all day long when trying to maintain your weight. However, skipping meals can have the opposite effect. When you skip a meal, you may find yourself starving. That’s when you are likely to reach for a high-sugar and high-fat snack in a pinch. Once again, plan your meals. Choose a Sunday or another day out of the week and cook all of your healthy meals, storing them in Tupperware and other easy-serve containers. While you’re at it, get junk food out of your house so you can eat without feeling guilty.

5- Get Enough Exercise

Exercise after Liposuction (Lip Surgery)- Los Angeles Ca

You don’t have to be a fitness fanatic to maintain your weight. A walk for 20 to 30 minutes a day, a few times a week, is all it takes to maintain your fitness. That is, if you maintain a healthy diet. It’s said that abs are made in the kitchen and you can’t outrun a bad diet.

If you eat healthily, you can maintain your weight with moderate exercise. Try something fun – like a fitness class or an intramural sport – something that will get you excited about moving your body.

6- Follow Your Doctor’s Post-Lipo Instructions

Your cosmetic surgeon will likely give you tips for achieving the best results with your liposuction procedure. These include the right foods to eat and the best ways to exercise. These tips can be applied as you are healing and afterward, once your results are realized. Deviating from these instructions can lead to unfavorable results. Making your doctor’s advice part of your newly adopted habits is the best way to enjoy enviable liposuction results long into the future.

Schedule a Consultation for Liposuction to Remove Fat with World-Renowned Surgeon Dr. Babak Moein

Liposuction is permanent. Imagine looking in the mirror and seeing the flat tummy you have always wanted. Imagine walking down the beach with your slimmer arms and legs. These results can be yours. And you are more likely to achieve stellar results by working with the best cosmetic surgeon in the Los Angeles area. That surgeon is Dr. Babak Moeinolmolki (Dr. Moein for short).

Dr. Moein has an excellent track record for helping his patients reach their goals with lipo. Dr. Moein is also skilled and experienced at other liposuction procedures, such as VASER Hi-Def Lipo, which uses sound energy to extract fat for toned or “ripped” results.

Learn more by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Moein at Moein Surgical Arts. The process is easy. Simply call (310)694-4486.

The Post-Liposuction Diet – How to Recover Fast & Get Excellent Results

Liposuction is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic procedures.

With this one procedure, a body contouring surgeon can help you attain the ideal body.

Lipo can be used virtually anywhere on the body, even the cheeks and knees! The procedure is safe and effective for removing stubborn pockets of excess bodyfat.

While liposuction can give you a slimmer abdomen or more attractive arms and thighs, the cosmetic surgery is not a magic wand. You must still do your part if you want to achieve and maintain the best results.

One of the best ways to keep your body looking its best following a lipo session is to eat the right types of foods. This is where the post-liposuction diet comes into play.

What is a Post-Liposuction Diet?

What is a Post-Liposuction Diet?

A post-liposuction diet is not a specific diet, per se. Rather, it is a set of rules to follow. By making these rules part of your daily living, you can begin to live more healthily, and you’ll be able to hang on to your stellar liposuction results.

 

The first rule is to rid your house of all junk food. This is called the “out of sight, out of mind” strategy. Instead, fill your fridge and pantries with fresh foods, such as the following, which are recommended by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons:

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

The next time you’re at the grocery store, fill your cart with lots of multicolored fruits like apples, blueberries, cranberries, grapefruit, oranges, pears, plums, raspberries, strawberries, and watermelon.

When it comes to vegetables, stick to asparagus, carrots, celery, kale, onions, spinach, squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and yams.

Whole Grains

Don’t forget the grains. Good foods to fill your cart with include barley, brown rice, buckwheat, millet, corn, quinoa, oats, rye, oatmeal, and whole wheat.

Lean Protein

Good lean protein choices include white meat chicken and turkey. Salmon and other freshwater fish are also excellent lean protein choices, mainly because they’re rich in omega 3 fatty acids.

Foods to Reduce or Avoid

The post-liposuction diet isn’t about what you can eat. It’s also about what you should limit or not eat. Here are some foods to eat sparingly or not at all if you want the best liposuction outcome.

Sugars

sugar can cause weight gain

Plain sugar and foods that contain sugar can cause weight gain, which is counterintuitive to your liposuction goals. Sugar is low in vitamins and nutrients and should be replaced with whole, more nutrient dense foods.

Simple Carbohydrates

Simple carbohydrates are digested quickly by the body, which sends a burst of glucose into the bloodstream. This infusion of energy makes you feel charged for a short time only to be followed by a crash of fatigue when the glucose is depleted.

Simple carbs include refined sugars, white bread, and white rice. It’s better to eat complex carbohydrates like brown rice and unrefined whole grains. These foods will fill you up and give you longer bursts of energy without the weight gain usually associated with simple carbohydrates.

Salty Foods

Try to avoid salty foods for at least four months following your liposuction procedure. Sodium can cause inflammation in the body, which can negatively affect the healing process. Feel free to use sodium substitutes, such as natural herbs and spices.

Saturated Fats

This is the kind of fat that is solid at room temperature. You find saturated fats in animal products and byproducts. Some processed foods are also found to be high in saturated fats.

Alcohol

Try to avoid alcohol for at least 14 days following liposuction

Alcohol beverages like beer, wine, and spirits can negatively interact with any post-treatment medication you are prescribed. Drinking alcohol can also cause dehydration. Try to avoid alcohol for at least 14 days following liposuction. Instead, aim to drink as much water and natural juices as possible. These healthier beverage choices will aid your body’s healing processes by flushing out toxins associated with medication and the liposuction procedure.

Tips for How to Eat in Post-Liposuction Diet

Eat Smaller Meals

Instead of eating two or three big meals each day, do your best to consume smaller meals throughout the day. Doing so will ensure you use all the energy from the foods you eat and prevent you from storing excess calories as fat. You’ll have more energy and keep the weight off while enjoying smaller portions of the whole foods you love.

Eat Healthy When Eating Out

While it’s easy to go wild when eating out with family and friends, most restaurants have healthy eating options that will help you stick to your post-liposuction diet. These meals don’t have to be boring. In fact, many eateries have gone out of their way to ensure their healthier options are tasty and fulfilling. Try some out. You may find you like them better than the fat-filled or greasy alternatives.

Frequent Hydration

Your body will swell for several days following liposuction. During this time, and as your body heals, you should plan to drink more liquids than are necessary to prevent dehydration.

Drinking a sufficient amount of water during the day can help you control your hunger. Hydrating yourself also helps with maintaining a healthy metabolism, and aids in digestion.

Other Tips

While these tips are not necessarily a part of your diet, heed the following tips to keep safe and achieve optimal results with the liposuction procedure.

No Smoking

stop smoking before liposuction

If you are a smoker, you are encouraged to break the habit before signing up for liposuction. Cigarettes contain nicotine, which is a substance that can increase your risk of bleeding and lead to other complications during and after surgery.

Do you have to quit smoking forever? It would be better for your health. If you don’t think you can quit for good, try to stop for at least a month prior to your procedure.

No Anticoagulant Medications

Your cosmetic surgeon will go over specifics during your consultation, but you’ll want to avoid taking medications that could cause complications. In particular, you will want to stay away from any medicines that thin your blood.

Aside from anticoagulants, you should stay away from any blood thinning substances, including Vitamin E, aspirin, and ibuprofen. Certain types of birth control may be included on that list. Check with your cosmetic surgeon to be sure.

Maintain a Healthy Weight

While you will not gain fat in the treatment area as easily, it is possible if you don’t take care to prevent weight gain. Eating a healthy diet can help you maintain your results and could even enhance them. Liposuction should never be a substitute for weight loss nor should it be utilized to safeguard against weight gain.

Avoid Weight Gain

You can still put on weight after liposuction if you return to unhealthy eating habits. Since lipo is an invasive procedure that costs money (and time), you should want to protect your investment. You can do so by making the necessary lifestyle changes before your procedure. Incorporate these tips into your healthy lifestyle and you are sure to enjoy the contours achieved through liposuction for years to come.

Get Some Exercise

Get Some Exercise

It is important to avoid being sedentary early on during recovery. Walking is heavily encouraged. Getting your legs moving and arms swinging can reduce the risk of blood clots and prevent other complications that can occur following surgery. It will help you feel better and more yourself following the lipo surgery. You don’t have to walk far but you should walk often. Avoid strenuous exercise for at least four weeks.

The good news is that many patients experience faster and more noticeable results after exercising, which usually motivates them to continue with a healthier lifestyle. You may even begin to look forward to exercising, finding it fun, as you continue to see stellar results at the treatment site.

Conclusion

Liposuction can dramatically improve your body’s contours but attaining and maintaining the best results are up to you. Fill your fridge and pantry with whole, nutritious foods. Eat smaller meals and stay hydrated. Finally, get adequate exercise and stay in contact with your body contouring surgeon. Your surgeon is the one who can give you the best advice for achieving the results you want, and how to maintain those results once you are all healed up.

Want to get the best results from liposuction? Start by selecting a qualified surgeon, such as Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles. Dr. Moein is dually-trained in minimally-invasive body contouring surgery and cosmetic surgery, making him fully-qualified to complete your liposuction procedure.

Call Moein Surgical Arts to schedule a consultation with Dr. Moein to discuss lipo at (310)694-4486.

Liposuction Surgeries Growing in Popularity – 10 Reasons Why

When you want to lose stubborn belly fat, and you want it gone fast, a liposuction procedure is just what the doctor ordered.

Liposuction is the second most popular cosmetic surgery treatment being performed today. With tiny incisions and a plastic tube known as a cannula, entire pockets of fat can be removed from strategic areas of your body.

Yet lipo is only one of many cosmetic procedures that are available at surgical centers all over the country. Why is this particular surgical technique so sought-after by men and women everywhere?

The answers may surprise you.

Here are ten reasons why liposuction is the go-to procedure for so many. By the end, you might just find yourself scheduling a consultation with a liposuction surgeon near you.

If you live in Los Angeles, schedule a consultation with liposuction surgeon Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts, where improving your aesthetics is our priority.

1- Liposuction Helps You Lose Weight

Liposuction Helps You Lose Weight

Liposuction should never be thought of as a weight loss procedure, per se. If you are overweight, diet and exercise, or bariatric surgery, can help you lose a significant amount of weight.

Liposuction is more suitable for those who are within 30% of their ideal weight, and who have localized pockets of fat they would like to reduce.

If this describes you, in addition to looking slimmer, you stand to lose around two to five pounds of fat with the liposuction procedure. Who wouldn’t love to be a few pounds lighter on the scale?

2- Liposuction is Permanent

 

When you lose weight, your fat cells shrink; they don’t go away. Gaining weight is a matter of getting those fat cells to swell back up again. With liposuction, the fat cells are extracted for good from targeted areas of your body. They can’t swell up again because they will have been eradicated on account of this amazing cosmetic procedure.

3- Liposuction is Affordable

Liposuction is Affordable

Liposuction isn’t as expensive as you might think. The average cost for lipo is around $3,500. And that’s for permanent, life-long results. If you think you might have trouble paying for the lipo procedure you want, financing is available. Companies like CareCredit and Prosper HealthCare Lending can cover your procedure, allowing you to pay for the procedure later. You get a range of payment options with low monthly payments that are sure to give you invaluable peace of mind.

4- Liposuction Can Be Performed (Nearly) All Over

Liposuction can be performed anywhere there is excess fat on the body. That includes your chin, neck, calves, ankles, chest, back, abdomen, flanks, buttocks, upper arms, and thighs. Surgeons can also use lipo for male breast reduction as a treatment for gynecomastia.

5- Lipo Gives You Amazing Body-Slimming Results

If you’ve struggled to get a slimmer waist, lipo can do the work for you. While you may experience swelling at the treatment area immediately following the treatment, the true results of the procedure will reveal themselves within the first few months. When that happens, you are sure to love your new slimmer [insert the name of your favorite body part here].

6- Liposuction Procedure is Easy to Recover From

Liposuction surgery recovery consists of a few days of rest and a couple months of taking it easy. During the first few days after the surgery, expect moderate discomfort and soreness. Your cosmetic surgeon can give you pain medication to manage any pain you feel. You should be back to your regular routine in just a few weeks, which includes exercise. You can resume heavy lifting after six to eight weeks, whereby you should see the full scope of the liposuction results.

Surgeons may ask you to wear a compression garment for around ten days, which constricts the area, improves blood flow, and aids in healing.

Your surgeon will give you tips for an easy recovery, such as:

  • Eat Healthy Foods
  • Drink Lots of Water
  • Get Plenty of Rest
  • Walk When You Are Able
  • Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

Your surgeon offers follow-up care as part of your liposuction treatment. Never be afraid to call to speak to your surgeon if you experience difficulties or wonder about a symptom of healing. Before long, the area will heal, and amazing results will be yours!

7- Liposuction Procedure can Boost Your Confidence!

Liposuction can Boost Your Confidence!

Liposuction results can be life changing. A slimmer midsection, arms, thighs, or buttock can boost your confidence and help you feel more satisfied with your appearance. A more contoured body looks better in clothes, and naked. Knowing you look so darned good can help you walk a little taller with your chin held high.

8- Lipo is Great for a Variety of Ages

If you think you are the wrong age for lipo, you might be shocked to learn that teenagers, twenty-somethings, and even fifty and sixty somethings are getting lipo.

While the most popular age range for liposuction is 35-50, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), it turns out that 1 out of 6 lipo patients is under 30 years old.

If you think you’re too old for liposuction, you couldn’t be more wrong. If you are in good health with no uncontrolled medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, or similar chronic conditions, and you don’t smoke or have a history of deep venous thrombosis, and you have good skin elasticity, you may be a good candidate for liposuction. Schedule a consultation with a liposuction surgeon near you to know for sure.

9- Liposuction Procedure is Safe

Every surgery carries some element of risk. Liposuction as a cosmetic procedure has become increasingly sophisticated. You can do your part by searching for an experienced cosmetic surgeon. You can also contribute to your safety by following all post-surgery instructions given to you by your surgeon. If you meet these conditions, lipo can be a safe and successful way to improve your body contours.

10- Available at a Surgical Center Near You

Liposuction is more accessible than ever thanks to the many surgical centers opening up around the country. Moein Surgical Arts is one such center. Operated by Dr. Babak Moein, a world-renowned Los Angeles liposuction surgeon, you are sure to find fantastic results by scheduling a consultation.

Start your journey now and experience all ten of these amazing benefits by calling Dr. Moein and his surgical staff at your earliest convenience. What body part do you wish to slim down? Call (310) 694-4486.

 

VASER Lipo in Los Angeles is the Minimally Invasive Technique for Sexier Curves

Do you want sexier curves?

What about eye-popping muscle definition?

If the answer is yes, VASER Hi Def Liposuction is the procedure you’ll want to schedule in your near future.

VASER represents a revolutionary body contouring technology that is gentler than traditional liposuction.

Unlike traditional lipo, VASER Lipo etches out the sublayer of fat that is so difficult to lose in the gym. The results are out of this world.

Here is all you need to know about VASER Hi-Def Lipo, which is available now at a cosmetic surgeon’s office near you.

What is VASER Hi-Def Liposuction

VASER Hi-Def Lipo is a state-of-the-art body sculpting procedure designed for both men and women. Celebs as well as everyday patients love VASER Lipo because they can customize the procedure according to very specific body shape goals.

Not only does VASER eliminate fat with a high degree of precision, allowing it to sculpt and define the musculature of the body, but the procedure also produces 53% more skin tightening.

So, if you are aiming for a “ripped” six-pack or “rippling” obliques, pecs, biceps, triceps, deltoids, and lats, you should inquire about this amazing technology today.

Who Are Considered Good Candidates for VASER Hi-Def Lipo?

VASER Hi-Def Liposuction is not for everyone. The minimally invasive cosmetic procedure is reserved for individuals who are close to their ideal body weight. Excellent candidates also have good skin quality and skin elasticity.

How Does The Doctor Perform the Minimally Invasive Procedure?

VASER technology uses ultrasound energy to break up and remove stubborn areas of fat. VASER stands for “vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance.” Using a handheld device that emits the ultrasonic vibration, your cosmetic surgeon is able to separate the fat from the surrounding tissues. The doctor then suck the fat out through a hollow tube known as a cannula.

One thing your surgeon will want to make clear is that VASER Hi-Def Lipo is not intended for weight loss. The technology works against the most superficial areas of subdermal fat only. Eradicating this level of fat under the skin allows for the most incredible (and enviable) results. The treatment is powerful enough to slim large areas of the body. Yet VASER is gentle enough to remove fat from smaller, more delicate areas.

The VASER procedure can be used on a variety of areas around the body in Los Angels Ca

You can use the VASER procedure on a variety of areas around the body, including under the chin, around the neck, as well as on the chest, back, flanks, arms, abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, calves, and ankles.

Men especially love VASER Hi-Def Liposuction as a treatment for gynecomastia (male breast reduction).

What Can You Expect on the Day of the VASER Lipo Procedure?

When you arrive at your cosmetic surgeons office for your VASER Hi-Def Liposuction treatment, your doctor will review your treatment plan. The doctor will then mark the treatment areas around your body with a surgical marker.

Once the surgical staff prepare you in the operating room, your doctor will administer anesthetic and IV sedation, the combination of which ensures your complete comfort during the VASER treatment.

The treatment begins with your doctor injecting you with tumescent fluid. The liquid solution further numbs the site, prevents excessive bleeding, and makes the fat cells swell. This swelling of the fatty tissues makes them easier to target and remove with the VASER device.

Your doctor will then make a series of small incisions. These cuts act as openings for the VASER probe. The probe emits ultrasound waves that emulsify the fat deposits. Once the fat is broken up, the fat will be removed, revealing your ideal contours.

What is Recovery from VASER Hi-Def Lipo Like?

After undergoing VASER Hi-Def Lipo, you should plan to take time off to recover, just as you would if you were undergoing body contouring surgery. Most people find that a couple of days rest at home is enough to adequately recover, though you should plan to stay home from work for at least a week.

Recovery is best if you can manage to remain immobile. Your doctor may even recommend getting others to help out around the house and assist with daily tasks.

After a few days, you should feel more comfortable moving around. Your doctor will encourage you to get up and walk, at the very least, to promote further healing. Moving and engaging in light exercise can also address the stiffness VASER liposuction can sometimes cause.

After around six weeks, you should be back to your normal routine. This includes exercise habits, daily tasks, and any other activities you normally engage in.

Other Amazing Benefits of VASER Technology

Benefits of VASER Technology - Los Angeles CA

Less Risk of Blood Loss

Traditional liposuction comes with a risk of excess blood loss. VASER doesn’t have this problem. In fact, according to a study in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, blood loss with VASER Lipo is 7.5 times less when compared to traditional lipo.

You Can Combine It with Other Cosmetic Procedures

Some patients appreciate that VASER Lipo is gentle enough on the body to combine with other body contouring treatments. Examples include body lifts, fat grafting, and surgical implants (such as breast augmentation). Keep in mind that adding these treatments to VASER can increase the recovery time by as much as two or three weeks.

No Scarring!

Since the incisions needed for VASER Lipo are less than 5mm in size, scarring is minimal. In fact, many times your surgeon will purposefully choose the natural folds of your body to place the incisions, which results in scars that are nearly hidden once healed. This means you get to experience more defined contours without any scarring getting in the way of your newfound beauty.

How Much Does VASER Hi-Def Liposuction Cost?

The cost of VASER Hi-Def Lipo may vary depending on which doctor you choose and the state or country in which you perform the surgery. On average, the cost of VASER Lipo is just over $6,500. Many surgeons offer discounts for patients who pay cash. There is also financing through CareCredit or Prosper Healthcare Lending, which can give you time to pay off your new masterpiece of a body. There’s only one thing left to discuss.

Where Can You Schedule VASER Hi-Def Lipo?

If you live in or near Los Angeles, you will be pleased to know that you can now schedule VASER Lipo for all your favorite body parts at Moein Surgical Arts. You can also schedule at one of our locations in Glendale or Encino, California. Dr. Moein is known for his attention to detail and follow-up care. The doctor wants you to be happy with your results, which is a big reason he’s named one of the best cosmetic surgeons in the greater L.A. area. Schedule a consultation today and experience muscle definition like never before with VASER Lipo, your answer to the body of your dreams.

10 Liposuction & VASER Liposuction Preparation Tips for the Most Eye-Popping Results!

Liposuction and VASER Liposuction are two procedures that can help you lose belly fat and other stubborn pockets of fatty tissue in a single procedure.

Many people are familiar with liposuction, which is one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures in use today. Lipo can suck out the fat from your arms, upper thighs, midsection, buttocks, and chest.

You may not be so familiar with VASER Lipo, which uses sound energy to break up fat before it is removed. While liposuction can help you lose significant portions of fat quickly, VASER is perfect for etching out your musculature. Lipo can help you look fantastic, while VASER can give you that “shredded” look.

Both procedures can give you a great figure, particularly when you prepare adequately. What follows are the ten liposuction and VASER Lipo preparation steps to follow for the most aesthetic success.

1. Be Honest About Your Health During the Consultation

Any reputable cosmetic surgeon is going to require you to schedule a consultation before allowing you to book a lipo procedure. During this consult, you will discuss your past health history, current health, and expectations for the liposuction surgery.

When your surgeon asks about your health and weight, do yourself a favor and be honest. Lying to your surgeon about an underlying health condition or an eating disorder that can affect your weight before or after the procedure is an act that only serves to harm yourself.

Omitting important details from your surgeon is never a good idea. Instead, be honest and give your cosmetic specialist your complete medical history, and do your best to practice honesty, which is always the best policy.

2. Stop Smoking Before Lipo & VASER Lipo

Stop Smoking Before Lipo surgery & VASER Lipo - Los Angeles Ca

Smoking is bad for any surgery, and liposuction is no different. Liposuction patients who smoke have been shown to suffer from delayed healing, infection, and other problems.

Speak with your cosmetic surgeon about his or her recommendations regarding smoking. If you cannot quit smoking, you may find that your surgeon elects not to operate. Stop smoking now if you want to have the best lipo or VASER Lipo session.

3. Avoid Unsafe Medications & Supplements

Your surgeon will provide instructions on what you can and cannot ingest for the two weeks preceding surgery. This list includes medications. You will need to refrain from taking some medications before undergoing liposuction, including aspirin, ibuprofen, herbal supplements, Vitamin E, anti-inflammatory drugs, and even some birth control medications.

Discuss any medications you may be taking with your surgeon during your first consultation.

4. Lipo Requires That You Maintain a Stable Weight

Losing any amount of weight in the weeks before receiving liposuction can cause problems, especially if you go on to lose a significant amount.

Your surgeon will recommend that you stay away from any type of diets, such as crash diets or elimination diets, and that you stay at a stable weight to experience the best liposuction results.

5. You May Need to Lose Weight Before Lipo or VASER Lipo

If your surgeon deems that you are too heavy for a liposuction or VASER Lipo procedure, you may be advised to lose weight before scheduling the procedure. You should be as close to your goal weight as possible. Keep in mind that while liposuction can help you lose fat, it should never be substituted for a healthy lifestyle.

The procedure is designed to help you get rid of fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. This means that you should be within 30% of your goal weight before undergoing lipo. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

6. Plan to Reduce Stress During Recovery

Plan to Reduce Stress During Recovery - Lip Surgery- Los Angeles Ca

Make sure everything on your list is taken care of before you undergo surgery. That includes completing any pressing household or office assignments that could stress you out as you are attempting to recover.

Part of reducing stress is to make payment arrangements beforehand so that you are not worrying about paying surgical fees while undergoing recovery. Your cosmetic surgeon can give you a breakdown of liposuction surgical costs so that there are no surprises following surgery. While insurance is unlikely to pay for lipo because it is considered aesthetic surgery in nature, financing is available.

You can expect to pay around $2,500 to $3,500 for one liposuction session. VASER Lipo can run around $6,500 for each session. Cosmetic surgery financing is available to help offset the costs of the procedure.

7. Prepare Your Liposuction Recovery Environment

You are going to spend a few days and possibly a week or more in cosmetic surgery recovery. Make sure you have everything you might want to have close at hand beforehand. These items should be within easy reach of your bed or ouch, or whatever your recovery nest happens to be.

Examples of items to pick up include ready-to-eat snacks, water and other non-alcoholic beverages, the remote control, laptop, books, tablet, cell phone, old towels and blankets you don’t mind getting stained (from drains near the surgical sites), and Kleenex.

You may also want to invest in a heating pad for your back, which can be a godsend during recovery.

8. Stock Up on Lipo Recovery Supplies

Your body contouring surgeon will give you a list of other supplies you might need as you prepare for surgery. These include gauze, cold packs, pain medications, thermometer, laxatives (which can counteract the constipation that some painkillers cause), and moisturizer or scar reduction cream for your incision sites.

9. Get a Support System to Ensure an Easier Recovery

Support System to Ensure an Easier Recovery - Los Angeles Ca

Get a friend or relative who can help you the day of surgery and afterwards, when you need it the most. The person you choose can drive you to and from the surgical center or hospital, pick up prescriptions, and any other assistance you may need.

10. Develop a Liposuction or VASER Lipo Treatment Plan with a Board-Certified Surgeon

Your first step to having a successful liposuction procedure is to schedule a consultation with a qualified cosmetic body contouring surgeon. You may have to pay a consultation fee, but many surgeons will put this cost toward the liposuction procedure.

This meeting gives you an excellent opportunity to discuss your expectations going into cosmetic surgery. Your surgeon will assess you for surgery and determine if you are a good candidate for a procedure like liposuction or VASER Liposuction.

If you are cleared for surgery, you will be given a treatment plan by your surgeon that includes instructions to follow the night before surgery, aftercare instructions, and tips to follow for the most successful procedure.

You can schedule a consultation for liposuction or VASER Lipo today by calling Dr. Moeinolmolki (Dr. Moein) and his surgical staff at Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, California. Working together with Dr. Moein, you are assured to have a successful lipo procedure, helping you shed the fat where you want it gone the most!

Pros and Cons of Vaser Lipo – Cutting Right to the Chase About this Body Contouring Wonder

There’s a joke that goes, “I love my six-pack so much, I cover it with a layer of fat.”

That joke is relatable because most of us do have a pesky fat pad that covers the body’s underlying musculature.

But you don’t want that layer of fat, do you?

You would prefer that your muscle tone show through your skin. And you want to look your best in the clothes you wear, especially when you slip on a swimsuit.
There are essentially two ways to get that toned and fit body you crave.

You can slave away on the treadmill and diet until you can’t take it anymore. However, some of us have done that already and still have that final fat layer covering up all the muscle tone underneath.

What gives?

Or you can schedule a consultation with a cosmetic body contouring surgeon to ask about VASER Liposuction treatment instead.

What is VASER Lipo?

VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance and uses ultrasound technology to melt and remove fat from your body. Only a few body contouring surgeons offer the innovative technique at the moment. It represents the best way to get that toned, fit look with a single procedure.

Finally Erase the Fat!

VASER Lipo is a minimally invasive surgical procedure and is useful for removing stubborn pockets of fat that don’t readily respond to diet and exercise. The ultrasonic vibration sound energy is emitted using a handheld device that breaks up unwanted fat and frees it from the connective tissue. The fat is then sucked out of the treatment area through a hollow tube known as a cannula.

The cosmetic procedure is FDA approved, safe, and effective for removing that last layer of fat from small areas around the body. When the treatment is over, the fat will be gone, allowing the body’s true musculature to show through. The technique can be performed on a variety of body parts from head to toe, including your face, neck, upper arms, chest, flanks, midsection, upper thighs, and buttocks.

You can even bulk surgeries in one procedure. It will give you eye-popping results all over without the discomfort and long recovery times associated with traditional liposuction.

And without killing yourself in the gym.

How Does Vaser Lipo Compare to Traditional Liposuction?

With traditional liposuction, you are injected with a mixture containing intravenous salt solution, a local anesthetic (lidocaine), and a medication that helps to contract your blood vessels and limit blood loss (epinephrine). After injecting the mixture, we insert a cannula to suction the fat cells and the injected fluid from under the skin. You are under general anesthesia during this time, so you don’t know what’s going on while the surgery is happening.

VASER Liposuction is much different. For one, many treatments of VASER require a local anesthetic, meaning you are awake during the procedure. The treatment area is numbed to allow the sound waves to do their work, so the fat can be sucked out. The cannula is smaller on the VASER Lipo device when compared to the tubes used in standard liposuction. This lets your surgeon access those smaller areas that give you true definition for that “shredded” look.

The procedure is powerful enough to eliminate significant areas of fatty tissue and yet it’s gentle enough to treat the more delicate areas like the arms and neck. The sound energy heats the fat and causes it to vibrate, which shakes the fat free from surrounding tissues and causes it to melt. We can then suck out the fat easily using the VASER Liposuction device.

Pros and Cons of VASER Lipo

VASER Lipo is a Safe Procedure

As you know, everything has a good and a not-so-good side. For the sake of transparency, let’s examine this procedure with extreme scrutiny and determine what you should know when deciding if VASER Lipo is right for you.

Pros


Precise Fat Removal

The VASER device can remove that last fat layer covering your six-pack using sound energy waves. Get that toned look you want with a simple procedure that only takes a few minutes!

VASER Lipo is a Safe Procedure

A prime benefit of using ultrasound energy to remove fat cells is that only the fat cells undergo significant changes. In truth, they melt, allowing them to be removed easily. The VASER device consists of a small probe that is tiny and blunt, so accidental damage to surrounding tissue is unlikely.

The entire premise of the surgery is to target only the fat while preserving the health of your blood vessels, nerves, and skin tissue, making it safe as can be. The FDA agrees.

While you may have only heard of VASER Lipo, the technology was approved by the FDA for the purposes of body contouring in 2002.

Rapid Healing & Recovery

You should expect to rest for a day following your VASER Lipo procedure. You should be able to resume your normal activities after two or three weeks. This is much faster than you would expect with traditional liposuction or other surgeries that require general anesthesia.

No Bruising or Scarring

The VASER device leaves very little bruising or swelling. Any discomfort you do feel after surgery can be alleviated with over the counter or prescription medication at the discretion of your surgeon. Your surgeon will give you further details based on your unique state of health.

Scarring is also reduced thanks to the small size of the cannula. The incisions required to insert the suction tube are tiny and hidden within the natural folds of your body. When they heal, they disappear completely, in most cases, or they will only be slightly visible. You want the results to show after the procedure, not scars, and VASER Liposuction gives you that opportunity.

You Are Awake Thanks to Local Anesthesia

Traditional liposuction uses general anesthesia. VASER Liposuction gives you options.

With VASER, you can have a local anesthetic, which would be the case if you are treating a single body part only. Or your surgeon can use general anesthesia if working on multiple body parts. General anesthesia is also good if you would rather not be awake for the procedure. If you don’t want to remember and just want the results, your doctor can make it happen.

At any rate, your surgeon will help you make the right decision based on your health history and body contouring goals whether or not general anesthesia should be used.

VASER Lipo Reshapes the Body

Holding the VASER device turns your cosmetic surgeon into an artist. Each precise movement removes fat gently, allowing for the reshaping of various areas of the body.

Get Eye-Popping Results!

The procedure is clinically proven to give you the standout results you want and leaves your skin smooth and beautiful. Not only can VASER Lipo help you lose that last layer of fat on multiple areas of your body, but there tends to be a skin tightening effect, as well. This can help you look younger and more vibrant with your new, out of this world body contour.

The best part is that you can see instant results now and even better ones later. The surgery is ideal for anyone who has struggled with weight gain and finds that exercise and diet fail to give you the dramatic transformation you crave.

Ongoing and Long-Lasting Results

The results you can experience with ultrasound liposuction are instantly noticeable. You will then see even better results over time and throughout the next few months. The results can last for years by adhering to a healthy lifestyle.

Cons

While VASER Lipo is medically proven to help you lose stubborn fat, and considered safe by the FDA, all surgeries have risks. Here are some you should know about.

Extended Exposure to Sound Waves

The ultrasound frequency emitted by the VASER device seems harmless enough. Using high powered sound waves, the fat is shaken and dissolved, and the surrounding tissues are left alone. However, if the energy waves are directed at the treatment area for too long, a burning effect can result. This problem can be alleviated by choosing a skilled surgeon who knows the proper amount of time to direct the energy for the safest possible fat removal.

Chance of Infection

Even though the surgery is minimally invasive, blood and melted fat could leak from the incision points into the operated areas. A serious infection could result. This is another warning to choose your surgeon wisely. You will be safer in the hands of an experienced body contouring surgeon.

Significant Swelling can Occur

While the effect is rare, you may experience some swelling after the VASER Lipo procedure. Due to the very nature of sound energy, all swelling should be minimized. To help your body retain the proper shape following surgery, we might ask you to wear a compression garment for some time while healing.

Some Discomfort Afterward

In other rare cases, some pain or slight discomfort can linger following the procedure. Tell your doctor about any changes to your status so that they can be managed with OTC or prescription pain medication.

VASER Lipo is a Relatively New Technology

For FDA approval to have happened in 2002, you may feel like VASER LIpo has been around for a long time. However, the technology is still new to many surgeons. In fact, only a few doctors offer the sound energy technology at this time. Choosing a doctor who is experienced with the machine’s use and not someone who is using it on you for the first time is probably the best move. That’s a good way to avoid complications. It will also minimize after-effects so you can enjoy the life-changing and positive results without any of the bad.

Skin Rippling Can Result

All liposuction techniques, including VASER, can cause the skin to take on a rippling effect. To ensure this doesn’t happen, your surgeon will make sure you a good candidate for the procedure. The best candidates for VASER Lipo are those with good skin tone where we can feel the musculature underneath. With this type of skin that has excellent elasticity, a rippling or wavy effect is less likely to occur.

Some Skin Irritation May Occur

Because it is a liposuction procedure, you may experience skin reddening, itching, or a burning sensation after the surgery. These effects should dissipate on their own and can be controlled with OTC or prescription-strength solutions. Tell your cosmetic surgeon if you experience any after-effects like skin irritation.

Gaining Weight or Losing Weight Can Cause Issues

VASER is a cosmetic surgery that works best when your weight has stabilized. You will lose some weight during the liposuction technique. However, if you lose or gain a significant amount of weight after the surgery, your results can be negatively affected.

Too Much Fat and Blood Loss Can Be Serious

Removing too much fat or causing the body to lose an excessive amount of blood can be fatal. Because the sound energy liposuction procedure is considered a surgery, it does come with risks to your health. These health risks can be very serious. You are at a higher risk of injury or worse if you are unhealthy. That is why your doctor will assess your health before removing any fatty deposits using VASER technology.

The Procedure Alone Cannot Guarantee Life Changing Results

If you hope to get the most fat removing success from VASER Lipo, you must commit to living a healthy lifestyle. Exercise regularly and eat healthily, maintain a healthy weight, and VASER LIpo can give you the extraordinary body you’ve always wanted.

Imagine Your VASER Lipo Before and After Photos

VASER Lipo Before and After Photos

If you are a man or woman with realistic expectations who is at your target weight and you live a healthy lifestyle, VASER Lipo just might be perfect for you.

The procedure is also for you if you remain frustrated by the resistance of certain areas of your body to diet and exercise. This procedure just might be the solution you’ve been searching for. The liposuction technique is fast. There’s minimal discomfort, and you can finally lose those last pockets of fat that have been driving you crazy far too long.

Just wait until you are able to take your Before and After photos. It will display your toned midsection, streamlined arms, and slimmer hips and legs in all their glory.

These results could be yours by choosing the best cosmetic body contouring surgeon near you.

How to Find the Best Body Contouring Surgeon for Smooth Results

Checking online review sites and reading about the track records of surgeons near you is the best way to select a VASER Liposuction surgeon. You will be required to schedule a consultation. It will be virtual and confidential before you can be recommended for this amazing surgery that gives your body oomph without the extreme diet and exercise.

HD Lipo Gives You “Jaw-Dropping” Muscle Definition Without the Grueling Cardio

Do you want to get that shredded look?

The one where all your muscles seem to pop, giving you that toned appearance!.

You know, your dream body, where you have curves for days, if you’re a woman.

If you’re a man, you might want your six-pack to show every time you take your shirt off.

Conventional wisdom tells us that, to get a body like that, you have to spend all day in the gym.

Cut out carbs or meat or whatever other extreme diets people use these days to lose that last layer of fat.

It’s that final coating of fat that prevents your body’s true contours from showing.

But you don’t need to take extreme measures to lose those last pockets of fat.

There is a new body contouring procedure that takes traditional liposuction to the next level.

The amazing technology offered at a body contouring surgeon’s office near you, is called HD Lipo (VASER) a new ultrasound liposuction procedure that uses the power of lipo to give your awe-inspiring body definition.

How Does VASER Technology Work?

Using a Vaser Liposuction, a skilled cosmetic surgeon can etch the fine lines around your arms, neck, midsection, and other areas around your body.

Much like a sculptor can make a statue’s muscles stand out, your body contouring surgeon does the same to your body with the VASER device.

HD Lipo strategically removes fat from select places around the body. A pocket of fat here, another over there, giving you the chance to show off the natural structure underneath.

VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy of Resonance.

The ultrasound waves emitted from the device liquefies your fat cells before they are removed from your body entirely.

Prior to your fat being removed your surgeon will apply a tumescent fluid to the treatment area, further breaking down the fat while simultaneously numbing the location.

The surgery is fast, minimally invasive, and effective at making you look absolutely ripped. The Vaser technology and Renuvion J-plasma skin tightening system have revolutionized liposuction to a new level. This is the new era in body contouring and plastic surgery with jaw dropping results.

Once the fat is properly broken down, your bariatric surgeon will remove the fat cells from your body completely, giving you the toned look you want.

What Body Parts Can HD Lipo Be Used On?

The procedure has become so popular in part because it can be used on so many body parts. The body-etching method can be used on the arms, chest, abs, shoulders, buttocks, and inner thighs.

The HD Lipo treatment sculpts the body to its perfect natural shape by removing the fat that’s covering all your best parts.

Use HD Lipo to Enhance Other Aspects of Your Body

Since fat is removed from your body during the HD Lipo procedure, some patients choose to have that fat reinjected into select body parts, including chest muscles and buttocks. Doing so can give your body the best possible contours, especially when you choose an artist as your body contouring surgeon.

Who is the Best Candidate for HD Lipo?

VASER body sculpting may be right for you if you are already healthy but struggle to shed those last layers of fat. HD Lipo can give you that defined appearance that makes all your hard work in the gym worth it, no grueling cardio sessions and extreme dieting required.

You will be the best candidate if you have a solid underlying musculature, good skin elasticity, and don’t have much fat to remove. Your bariatric surgeon will determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

How Does VASER Work?

How Does VASER Work?

The VASER ultrasound device emits ultrasound waves that loosen and melt the fat. Your surgeon will make a series of incisions near the affected areas to remove the fat pockets. These incision marks are usually hidden in the natural folds of your body and will fade over time. That means you can feel free to show off your new body at the beach, pool, or wherever you happen to be without worrying about blemishes getting in the way.

If you wish to have fat reinjected into other parts of the body, the fat will be liquified before the reinjection process. This procedure is known as “fat transfer.”

Just imagine, your repurposed fat could be used to further enhance your body. Popular procedures for fat transfer include breast augmentations, Brazillian butt lifts, and lip enhancements.

Is General Anesthesia Used?

Just like a traditional liposuction procedure, you will be placed under general anesthesia after being admitted into the surgical facility. The procedure can be short or long, depending on the number of areas being treated. Generally speaking, the procedure can take between an hour or two.

After the procedure is over, you will wear a compression garment designed to circulate your blood, which enhances the healing process. You can expect to return to your job in seven to ten days, whereby you should take the time to relax and recover from surgery.

You’ll be back to your normal activity and exercise routine anywhere from two to four weeks. When four weeks have passed, you should be able to enter the gym and work out as thoroughly as you like. Of course, make sure you are fully cleared by your doctor before you resume your normal workouts.

How Is HD Lipo Different Than Traditional Liposuction?

Standard lipo is a procedure that removes excess fat from select parts of the body. These healthy amounts of fat can shrink the belly, flanks, thighs, neck, buttocks, chest, and arms.

HD Lipo is for individuals who have some muscle definition and only a thin layer of fat is preventing their true musculature from showing through. The HD treatment removes the deepest layers of fat, as well as the subdermal and superficial layers. This is the fat that makes your muscles more visible. By removing that fat, you get to put all your gains on display.

In short, HD Lipo sculpts your body to its best possible shape.

HD-Lipo Vaser Technology

How Much Does HD Lipo Cost?

Since HD Lipo takes liposuction to the next level and takes significantly longer, you can expect to pay around twice as much as you would for a traditional liposuction procedure.

The average cost of the high-definition liposuction procedure ranges from $6K to 16K, depending on the treatment areas and the amount of fat removed, and associated surgical procedures.

Is the VASER Procedure Permanent?

Your body contouring surgeon will provide you with expert advice for maintaining a healthy weight. Keeping your weight steady is critical for enjoying long-term success with the HD Lipo treatment. If you gain weight, lose weight, or get pregnant, you could experience some result changes.

Talk to your doctor about keeping up with a healthy diet and an active lifestyle to achieve the best results once the procedure is complete.

Can HD Lipo Tighten Your Skin?

The HD Lipo procedure can tighten the skin. In fact, this is one of the most sought-after benefits of this fantastic body contouring treatment. Etch your body and tighten the skin to show off more of your hard-earned muscle. What’s not to love?

HD Lipo can even be combined with procedures like Renuvion, which offers further skin tightening, as well as skin rejuvenation, for even greater body-etching effects.

Schedule a Virtual Consultation to Learn More About HD Lipo Today

With the “eye-catching” results you are guaranteed to achieve with VASER technology, you owe it to yourself to schedule a consultation with a body contouring surgeon near you. Dr. Moein of Moein Surgical Arts offers this amazing technology for scarless skin tightening and high-definition body etching. Call (310) 694-4486 to schedule a virtual consultation during a time works best for you.

How are Butt Lifts, Brazilian Butt Lifts and Sculptra Butt Lifts Different & What Can You Expect After Surgery?

The new millennium is here and we’re seeing more and more people desiring fuller, rounder backsides. Enter the butt lift, Brazilian butt lift and Sculptra butt lift, but what are these strange sounding procedures?

Both men and women are opting for these customizable cosmetic procedures, and they all have the same goal, which is to enhance the appearance of their figures.

If you are considering cosmetic surgery and you have your eyes on these gluteal maximizers, it helps to know all the specifics so that you can become a more knowledgeable consumer.

Here is a breakdown of these three popular treatments for securing a better-looking butt.

But first…

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Why Are There Three Different Types of Butt Augmentations?

Buttocks enhancements are becoming increasingly more popular throughout the country. Cosmetic surgeons have come up with three separate procedures because each one helps the patient achieve a different goal.

Whether you have lost a significant amount of weight, have weight to transfer to your buttocks, or you want to go the non-surgical route, there is a buttocks enhancing treatment that’s perfect for you.

When you want more size to your backside and a better shape, you have a big decision to make. Here are three cosmetic procedures explained so that you can discuss your options with your surgeon during your initial consultation.

What is a Traditional Butt Lift?

A traditional buttock lift, also referred to as a belt lipectomy, is designed to improve sagging butt and thigh skin that may have developed as a result of aging, weight loss, and/or genetics.

The effect of the procedure causes the buttocks to appear less saggy, dimpled, and wrinkled.

Who is the Typical Candidate for a Traditional Butt Lift?

The typical patient for a traditional butt lift is one that has undergone significant weight loss in the recent past. An example is someone who has had weight loss surgery and has gone on to lose 75 pounds or more. These patients have too much sag that can’t be readily overcome with fat grafting alone.

The Procedure Explained

The standard butt lift is essentially the posterior version of the tummy tuck. The surgery involves the excision or removal of excess skin, which usually occurs after a patient has lost a significant amount of weight.

The goal of the treatment is to lift the butt, but also make it rounder and fuller. This is done by removing the outer layer of excess skin, which is a process called de-epithelializing. The underlying tissue remains and is tucked down into the buttock to add volume.

The butt lift will leave a scar at the top of the buttocks, but any evidence of scarring is usually hidden by underwear or a bathing suit.

Not many patients know this, but the traditional butt lift can be combined with other procedures like the tummy tuck. When these two procedures are combined, surgeons refer to it as the Circumferential lift.

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What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Aside from breast augmentation and liposuction, the Brazilian Butt Lift is quickly becoming one of the most requested cosmetic surgeries. The procedure is an excellent way to obtain a curvy and more sensual body profile, as well as a more youthful and lifted backside.

Some patients opt for this treatment after they have lost a significant amount of weight, which leaves them feeling as though their butt is shapeless and deflated.

Who is a Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

You might be an ideal candidate for the BBL if you feel your butt is too small and flat, and you have a few extra pounds to spare for the fat transfer procedure.

Women with good quality skin that isn’t too loose around the buttocks area also make great candidates.

The Procedure Explained

The Brazilian Butt Lift involves the removal of fat from other parts of the body, where it is then injected into the buttocks. By using fat, the surgeon is able to sculpt the backside so that it looks proportionate and perfectly contoured.

Most surgeons will remove fat from a few different areas, including the upper and lower abdomen, love handles (flanks), and the tailbone. Some may even take fat from the upper back area.

The surgeon may also use liposuction on the buttocks region to further lift and contour the backside. The overall effect is a more contoured all-around body profile, ensuring you look terrific from all angles.

Brazilian lift

What to Expect After Surgery?

Many patients are shocked to find that their buttocks look shockingly large immediately after surgery. This is known as post-procedure swelling. While this effect can cause the buttocks to appear asymmetrical and cartoonishly big, the swelling will diminish, especially if you follow your surgeon’s recovery instructions.

When injecting the body’s own fat into the buttocks, you can expect around 30% to 40% of the volume to reabsorb into the bloodstream. This is why your surgeon will need to go a bit bigger than the size you’re aiming for.

After surgery, you will be called back to the surgeon’s office for a six-week post-op follow up. This will let the surgeon know how much fat was retained. If you manage to keep your weight consistent during this time, the fat that wasn’t resorbed will remain and the transferred fat will act just like your own tissue.

The recovery process for the BBL is different for every patient. Your surgeon will customize a post-op care schedule that will include wearing a compression garment and other tips, such as sleeping on your stomach for a few weeks and the use of a BBL pillow when sitting for extended periods of time.

You may experience some bruising after the procedure, but any discomfort and skin discoloration will usually fade after a week or two.

Depending on what you do for a living, you could find yourself returning to work in as little as a few days, but it could take up to two weeks, depending on your situation.

In most cases, patients feel back to normal around six weeks after the procedure, after which time you can resume many of your regular activities, including exercise.

What is a Sculptra Butt Lift?

The Sculptra butt lift is quickly becoming a popular alternative to both the traditional and Brazilian butt lift. The non-surgical treatment involves the use of Sculptra injections at targeted areas just under the skin. The process causes the skin to thicken in those areas and stimulates deep collagen growth. The result is a firmer and more voluptuous backside.

Who is the Right Candidate for a Sculptra Butt Lift?

The Sculptra Butt Lift is recommended for patients with limited fat that can be transferred to the buttock area. By opting for this procedure, patients of most body types can enjoy fuller buttocks without having to undergo surgery.

If you wish to increase the size, volume, and shape of your buttocks without surgery, and want to enhance the contour of your backside, this treatment may be for you. The Sculptra injections can deliver proportion and contouring to your buttocks, especially to the “hip dip” area.

Benefits of the Procedure

Patients who choose Sculptra Butt Lifts enjoy natural and more subtle results when compared to both the traditional and Brazilian Butt Lift. There is no anesthesia required and both the treatment and recovery process are fast.

Furthermore, the treatment is considered safe, as the Sculptra material is easily absorbed into the body.

Overall, patients can expect the results to last for around two to five years.

The Procedure Explained

Sculptra Butt Lifts were designed to follow the trend of using injectable fillers to enhance one’s aesthetics. Injectables are popular in the face, and even the nipples and earlobes, and now they are being used to enhance backsides like never before.

The Sculptra material consists of a poly-L-lactic acid that plumps the injected area by stimulating the body’s own collagen production.

The non-surgical butt lift involves injections at strategic areas that trigger an inflammatory response in the body. Essentially, the process creates a combination of scar tissue and fresh collagen that delivers the intended effect: which is a plump, firmer, and more rounded derriere.

What to Expect After Surgery?

The prime benefit of Sculptra Butt Lifts is that there is no downtime whatsoever, as there is no anesthesia or surgery involved of any kind. You may experience soreness at the injection sites, but the discomfort will dissipate within a day or so.

Even though there is no downtime, patients should still refrain from exercising for at least 24 hours to be on the safe side.

Which Buttock Surgery is Right for You?

When deciding on a specific surgery to boost your buttocks, it all depends on the look you’re aiming for. As with any cosmetic procedure, it helps to find a qualified and board-certified cosmetic surgeon who is skilled in the surgery (or non-surgery) you have in mind.

If you have lost a lot of weight, a butt lift may give you the butt you want. If you have fat to spare, a Brazilian butt lift may be more your style. Or, you may wish to have Sculptra injections for a non-surgical and temporary backside enhancing experience.

The first step is to schedule a consultation with board-certified surgeon, Dr. Moeinolmolki at Moein Surgical Arts.

Dr. Moein has performed thousands of weight loss and cosmetic procedures on patients just like you. The doctor is one of the few surgeons worldwide who is dually certified in both bariatric and cosmetic surgery. He will discuss your goals and keep your expectations realistic while helping you find the procedure that works best for you.

Dr. Moein and staff offer compassionate service and treatments that will give you an enviable backside. You can schedule a consultation today by calling 310-694-4486 in Encino, California.

 

Where Else Can You Get Liposuction?

If you’re looking to get rid of some unnecessary, excessive fat and dieting and exercise don’t seem to be doing the trick, you may be an ideal candidate for liposuction. Liposuction is a procedure that removes stubborn fat from certain areas of the body and has become a popular way to suck out any extra weight that just won’t seem to go away. Of course, it’s important to try dieting and exercise to lose excessive weight and tone your body first, but sometimes that just isn’t enough. With liposuction, these troubled areas are tightened and trimmed. One of the greatest things about liposuction is that it can be applied to many different areas of the body. Legs, neck, stomach, and arm liposuction are all easily achievable. Below, we dive into the details of what liposuction can do for these areas.

Arms

One of the first areas of our body that starts to lose its elasticity as we age, are our arms, making arm liposuction very popular. Fat and excess tissue collect very easily in the upper arm, causing loose skin and what is known as “bat wings”. This area can be difficult to tone through exercise. Oftentimes, no matter how much you diet, nothing will totally decrease the loss of that skin elasticity due to weight gain. Tightening this area with arm liposuction is common and will have you on your way to looking younger and fitter.

Abdomen

The abdomen is one of the most frequented areas for liposuction procedure because it is such a difficult area to tone through exercise. Who doesn’t want to show off a tight, flat stomach at the beach in the Summertime? For women, this often manifests as a little pop-belly of sorts. With liposuction, eliminating the excess fat in this area allows you to say goodbye to the “muffin top” you’ve lived with for so long.

Love Handles

Located on the sides of the abdomen and extending to the back, love handles are an area that collect fat very easily and getting rid of this fat through dieting and exercise has proven to be very difficult over the years. Therefore, liposuction in this area has become very popular. This procedure can reduce your waste size, provide an attractive shape to your belly, and tone your overall waist-line.

Legs

Legs are also a popular area to get liposuction. Removing excess fat from the inner thighs can prevent them from touching or rubbing against each other, which can cause irritation to the skin or difficulty walking. Liposuction in this area also provides a nice shape to the legs, making you look younger and more toned. Outer thighs are also an area where liposuction can be performed. Tightening this area provides a nice silhouette to one’s figure and compliments the waist and buttocks.

Chin & Neck

Liposuction can also improve the look of your chin and neck. An excess of fat in the chin area often causes a fold, appearing as a “double chin”. This can occur in people of normal weight as well as those who are overweight. Removing this fat is easily achievable with liposuction. It can also improve the definition between the chin and neck, therefore diminishing the appearance that there is no clear separation between the two.

Another common neck liposuction procedure is the area between the upper back and neck. Often, when one is overweight, a deposit of fat forms in this area causing what looks like a slight hump. Liposuction can remove this fat deposit, giving you a smoother neck-to-back transition.

There’s a good reason why liposuction remains one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures to this day. Easy, safe, and able to target specific areas, liposuction is a great way to help you on your way to removing stubborn excess fat. Here at Moein Surgical Arts, we offer some of the top stomach, thigh, and arm liposuction, among other targeted body areas. If you find yourself struggling to tone your body, liposuction might be the answer for you. Call us at (310) 694-4486 for a consultation today. Soon, you’ll be on your way to a fitter, toned body.

Slimming Your Framing Features with Cosmetic Surgery

Just like there are clothes and colors that can help make you look skinnier, there are cosmetic surgeries that target specific areas of your body, to create a slimmer, more fit appearance. The three main areas that you can target to achieve this skinnier profile is the arms, legs, and face. If you are curious and want more information regarding cosmetic surgery and arm liposuction, contact Moein Surgical Arts to talk with our staff about preparation and prerequisites. Schedule an appointment today to have a consultation with Dr. Moein to begin your journey to a slimmer body.

Arms

By reducing the size and sagginess of your arms, you can help make your whole body look slimmer. There are two major cosmetic surgeries that you can undergo to achieve this: an arm lift and an arm liposuction. The arm lift is the more common of the two because after weight loss or aging, most people’s skin will become loose and saggy. An arm lift, or brachioplasty, will help tighten and smooth the underlying supportive tissue that shapes the upper arm, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Ultimately, it takes the excess skin and fat that cannot be eradicated using workout routines and healthy eating and tightens it up.

A liposuction of fat in the arm is utilized more infrequently and usually will need to be accompanied with an arm lift because the skin may become saggy after the liposuction procedure. Arm liposuction is a great option in certain cases where smaller amounts of fat need to be removed, and for patients with good skin quality so the elasticity is not destroyed. Contact Moein Surgical Arts today to discuss whether you are a good candidate for arm liposuction, and information on any other procedures that would benefit you.

Legs

One of the most prominent places that people gain weight is in their upper legs, and is a hard to combat part of aging. Even those living a healthy and active lifestyle can be susceptible to this weight gain. Slimming your thighs is a great way to make your whole body look more trim. A thigh lift is the most useful and common procedure to help make your legs look young and slender. This is achieved by removing excess skin and fat from the upper legs to make a defined look that will compliment any outfit you decide to wear. This is a more intense and invasive procedure, so if you are looking for something with a little less recovery time, there are a few non-surgical procedures used in the industry as well. Fat can be removed without making any incisions by using radio frequencies or freezing the fat. Permanent hair removal on your legs can help make them look more in shape, as well as utilizing cellulite reduction techniques.

Face

The shape of your face can really frame your whole body, and there is scientific evidence to prove that certain shaped faces are stereotypically perceived as more attractive. Some of the invasive procedures include reducing the size and shape of your jaw, cheekbones, and lower face. Many people also have a double chin, which can be reduced to create a slimmer neck area. These all involve removal of the facial structure to create a look that you desire, and fat removal in the face can be utilized to have the same effect. However, if these invasive procedures scare you, another option is to inject Botox to weaken the muscles and reduce the tissue, so there are many options, both surgical and non-surgical to choose from.

Arm Liposuction

By strategically focusing on certain areas, you can make your entire body look slimmer. Moein Surgical Arts can point you in the right direction and help you pick the surgical procedures that will benefit your unique body most. For any questions regarding a slimmer look and arm liposuction, contact us by clicking here.

The Versatility of Liposuction

Understanding liposuction is the first step to ridding your mind of negative connotations. You will also learn how cosmetic treatments can benefit one’s self-esteem.

So many women – and men – forego the clothes they want to wear. They don’t even go to the events they want to attend due to body image issues. With the technology and practices we have now, there’s no reason that anyone should go their entire lives not feeling comfortable in their own skin.

Liposuction is a great, minimally invasive treatment for anyone looking to “clean up” areas of their body they may feel are bogged down by never-diminishing fat pockets. When choosing to undergo liposuction for any number of insecurities, education is key.

Learn exactly how liposuction works, how surgeons perform it, recovery time, and where someone might get liposuction throughout this article.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a highly advanced fat sculpting technique designed to target hard-to-lose fat in areas of the body where diet and exercise just won’t do the trick. Think under the chin or your lower belly region.

While liposuction is designed to remove fat, it is NOT a weight-loss tool. Liposuction should be considered the last-ditch effort to get your body exactly where you want it to be. If you are overweight and would like to lose weight, liposuction can be combined with bariatric procedures like the gastric sleeve or the gastric balloon to help you reach your body goals.

Liposuction is also not a skin-tightening procedure. Your skin should be supple and tight. Otherwise, you should speak to your doctor about a procedure-combination to receive skin tightening and liposuction.

With over 250,000 Americans receiving lipo in 2018, the procedure is incredibly common and a proven tactic for achieving ideal body shaping results. Liposuction should be performed by an experienced plastic surgeon with lipo and fat sculpting knowledge. This allows a plastic surgeon to provide you with the best results and the most optimal procedure experience.

After it’s been confirmed with your surgeon that lipo is indeed the appropriate cosmetic procedure for you, you can expect the procedure to be a one-day venture, involving local or general anesthesia, and about a two-week recovery period.

What Does a Lipo Procedure Look Like?

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During your procedure, your surgeon may place you under local or general anesthesia, depending on where he/she is working on. After you are sufficiently numbed up or asleep, your surgeon will create a small incision on the operating site, where they will then go in with a small tool called a cannula. A cannula is a thin, hollow tube with a dull tip. Once the surgeon inserts the cannula, an attached suction machine will begin to remove loosened fat pockets right from your body.

Throughout the procedure, your surgical team will be monitoring your vitals to prioritize your safety and ensure that everything is going as planned. While it is minimally invasive, preventative measures should always be in place to look out for any irregularities during the procedure.

Recovery

Following the fat removal, you may experience soreness, swelling, or bruising – this is all perfectly normal. Your incision site(s) will need time to heal but this is not extensive. The surgeon will advise you to rest for a few days. You should expect to have a follow-up appointment with your surgeon to make sure that you are healing as planned.

The size and location of the treatment area will ultimately affect the duration of your recovery period, but you can expect to solidly rest up for a few days, with the ability to return to work in about a week’s time. By week two, you should see your swelling and bruising subside. However, you should still take it easy in the weeks following your procedure.

Following the full healing, you should expect to see dramatic results at the treatment sites. A good plastic surgeon should be able to manage your expectations before you begin lipo so you do not find yourself disappointed following the procedure.

Now you know how they do it, but where can you get it?

 Where Can You Get Liposuction?

Lipo is an incredibly versatile procedure that allows a qualified surgeon to precisely target several areas of the body. The minimally invasive use of the cannula makes lipo ideal for small or hard-to-treat areas like the knees or under the chin. While many people think lipo is a tummy procedure, its uses extend far beyond your belly region.

Start by considering all of the places on your body where you may have frustrating, relentless pockets of fat. I’d gamble they will all be on this list.

The most obvious areas for liposuction include:

  • The Buttocks
  • The Hips
  • The Tummy
  • Love Handles
  • Thighs
  • Under the Chin

The lesser-known areas include:

  • The Face
  • The Back
  • The Chest
  • The Lower Legs
  • The Upper Arms
  • The Knees

Many people choose tummy or thigh lipo but smaller areas are often treated as well to resolve insecurities brought on by stubborn fat. Liposuction on the back, the face, or the upper arms can be a huge self-esteem booster for people that are prone to frustration by the ability to lose fat in these areas.

Depending on your body goals, your liposuction surgeon can recommend that you combine treatment areas to be completed at one time to limit recovery and cost due to standard treatment fees. You can even combine liposuction with other cosmetic treatments to maximize your procedure outcome and body goals. The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) and various bariatric or skin tightening procedures are popular to combine with liposuction.

 Where to Get Liposuction in the Greater Los Angeles Area

If you’ve read through this article and decided that liposuction could be the cosmetic procedure for you, or if you simply have more questions, you need to call Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles. Dr. Babak Moein is a world-renowned surgeon with decades of experience in cosmetic and weight loss procedures.

The team at Moein Surgical Arts is highly professional in cosmetic body procedures. They will also take care of you throughout the entire process. By scheduling a consultation with Dr. Moein, you will begin your body sculpting journey. He and his team will monitor your progress every step of the way.

If you are sick of stubborn fat and you’ve found nothing else that will work, take a few moments to schedule an in-person or virtual consultation with Dr. Moein. He will gladly answer all of your questions. He will also get you well on your way to having the body you’ve always dreamed of – stubborn fat pocket-free. Call (310) 694-4486 today to get started getting your body to where you want it to be.

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