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Liposuction vs. HD-Lipo: What’s the Difference?

Cosmetically trimming down your body in the past meant going to the surgeon’s office for liposuction. We don’t need to tell you about liposuction. The procedure has steadily gained popularity ever since it was first introduced back in the 1920s.

It’s almost common knowledge that the safe and effective cosmetic technique removes stubborn pockets of fat from various areas of the body.

Liposuction can be used on the face, neck, chest, back, abdomen, arms, thighs, and even your ankles.

The result is a slimmer profile and more attractive contours, all without slaving away in the gym.

There is another technology you should know about called Hi-Definition Liposuction, otherwise referred to as HD-lipo.

Hi-Def lipo is a body contouring procedure that removes fat and tones and tightens your body. The procedure leaves your body parts looking athletic and defined.

HD-lipo is like traditional liposuction, but there are some distinct differences. Let’s look at those now.

What is Hi-Definition Liposuction?

Hi-Definition Liposuction

You might hear this technology called Hi-definitely liposuction, VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance), or 4D lipo. The technique uses ultrasound energy to break up unwanted fat.

During the procedure, a small incision is made near the treatment site. This allows for the insertion of the HD-lipo device. The device uses ultrasound to liquefy the fat, which makes it easier to remove. The fat is then removed gently via suction, allowing room for additional augmentation procedures.

As a side note, the fat that is removed with HD-liposuction can be put back into your body for popular procedures like natural breast augmentation and the Brazilian butt lift. We call it the fat transfer technique. The fat is sterilized before it is reinjected into the body parts where you want subtle and natural-looking results. Ask Dr. Moein about the fat transfer technique during your consultation.

What Can You Expect from HD-Liposuction?

HD-liposuction tones muscle and tightens skin. You can trim your arms, thighs, waist, and abdomen, and you can even rid yourself of your double chin. Some men may want chiseled abs while women want slimmer and firmer contours. You can have these results with HD-liposuction.

You will enjoy these amazing results without excessive dieting or grueling exercise programs.

The ultrasound mechanism employed makes the fat removal a smooth process. It means you should be back to your usual routine within four to seven days.

How Does HD-Liposuction Differ from Traditional Liposuction?

Attractive Body Contours

When compared side by side, the results from HD-lipo tend to be more significant than those of tried-and-true lipo.

With traditional liposuction, the surgeon uses the cannula to break up unwanted fat. This requires the surgeon to use tugging and pulling motions for clinging and stubborn connective tissue.

With HD-lipo, ultrasound energy melts the fat, making it easier to suction out. This is a major reason HD-Liposuction is given the nickname 4-D lipo because it can safely be used all over the body for impressive results. Anywhere you want more tone or definition so you can turn heads wherever you go, HD-lipo is the cosmetic surgery to request.

Faster Recovery Period

Recovery Period

After undergoing traditional liposuction, most patients require at least 24 hours of inpatient care. You can expect to return to work after ten days, in most cases.

With HD-liposuction, you should be back to work in as little as three or four days. Some patients need seven days of recovery to fully heal. If you feel discomfort or pain, stop whatever activity you are engaging in until after you have fully healed. However, unlike traditional liposuction, which is inpatient, HD-lipo is an outpatient procedure. It means you will return home the same day after undergoing the procedure.

Lowered Risk

Traditional liposuction typically uses general anesthesia when substantial amounts of fat are removed. This ensures your comfort and safety, as you will be unconscious for the entirety of the surgical procedure. When you wake, you will undergo observation for a day, and then you can go home to heal.

Because general anesthesia is used, risks to your health can become slightly elevated.

HD-liposuction, on the other, doesn’t require the use of general anesthesia. A localized tumescent anesthetic is used instead, which means you will be awake for the procedure. You will also be well enough to go home afterward.

And since a single incision is made that is one or two centimeters in length, you will find HD-lipo gentle on the body indeed.

Remove Fat from Anywhere on the Body

Liposuction is meant for large pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. The back, flanks, and thighs are common lipo surgery treatment sites.

Hi-definition liposuction can be used to remove fat from almost any place on the body. Even sensitive areas of the body like the inner knee and ankles, or the face, can be treated with the gentle fat removal process.

Want fat removed from a more typical area, such as the abdomen or the hips? HD-lipo can liquefy the fat all over for a slimmer, more contoured result.

A bonus is that the skin around the treatment area won’t need to be lifted or cut on account of HD-lipo’s skin tightening benefits.

How Long Does the HD-Liposuction Procedure Take?

In most cases, an HD-lipo session at Moein Surgical Arts takes around seven hours to perform. It all depends on how much fat is being removed, and the area being worked on.

You will be awake for the duration of the procedure, but you won’t feel a thing. The procedure isn’t as invasive as traditional liposuction, so you’ll feel relaxed and safe while Dr. Moein slims your body with this revolutionary cosmetic technique.

When Can You See the Results of HD-Lipo?

Results of HD-Lipo

Hi-definition liposuction gives you immediately noticeable improvements. The area will appear sleeker with the fatty areas missing, and with toned skin left behind. However, those are only the initial results.

The true results of the procedure won’t manifest for another twelve weeks following treatment. That means you will get to witness your skin getting tighter the longer time goes on. When those twelve weeks have expired, you’ll notice dramatically greater muscle tone and firmer skin at the treatment site.

Are HD-Lipo Results Permanent?

Both traditional liposuction and HD-lipo offer permanent fat removal. The fat cells are extracted from your body entirely and will not regenerate. That means that even if you gain weight, fat growth in the treatment area will be significantly reduced as there will be fewer fat cells left behind.

You will still need to watch your weight and exercise. If you can manage to live a healthy lifestyle, you can experience long-term results and the best appearance thanks to HD liposuction.

Keep in mind that untreated areas of the body will still experience fat growth.

As far as the tightness of your skin, those results are not permanent. The skin tightening effects of HD-lipo do improve for months. Then, after about a year, you may see your results fade. The rate of fading depends on your lifestyle and age. You can retain the results longer by taking care of your skin. Avoid excessive sun exposure and keep your skin moisturized and healthy.

You can always return to Moein Surgical Arts for skin tightening treatments if you wish to prolong your results.

How Should You Prepare for Liposuction or HD-Liposuction?

Before you are scheduled for lipo or hi-definition lipo, you will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Moein. During this private, one-on-one meeting, Dr. Moein will ask you about your current state of health, medical history, and the results you hope to achieve. Dr. Moein wants to ensure you understand every aspect of liposuction or HD-lipo before recommending you for surgery.

Once you are recommended for surgery, the date will be scheduled. Before surgery, make sure you have a ride home from our accredited cosmetic surgical center. With liposuction, you’ll want to plan to spend a day in recovery at Moein Surgical Arts, whereby you will return home the following day.

With HD-lipo, you can expect to be home, and in recovery, on the same day.

After the Procedure

After liposuction and HD-lipo, you should plan to take it easy for a few days. Even if a local anesthetic was used, your body needs time to heal. If possible, have someone nearby who can prepare meals and engage in light cleaning so you can rest.

After HD-lipo, you should expect to experience a lymphatic drainage massage. The purpose of this technique is to stimulate your lymphatic system, which aids in the removal of waste from your body.

The surgeon will ask you to wear a compression garment after both types of procedures for up to four weeks following your procedure. We may ask you to return to Moein Surgical Arts for follow-up visits to ensure long-term results and assess for rare potential complications.

Who is an Ideal Candidate for HD-Lipo?

Candidate for HD-Lipo

Hi-definition liposuction is suitable for people seeking to remove stubborn pockets of fat from certain areas of their bodies. The aesthetic technique is safe and effective for all types of bodies and skin tones if you are in good general health.

To be considered for surgery, your BMI needs to be in the normal range (around 32). If you have recently undergone significant loss, your doctor may want your weight to stabilize for a few months before recommending you for surgery. The effects of HD-lipo work best when your weight is stable and close to your ideal based on your height.

Who is Not a Good Candidate for Lipo or HD-Lipo?

You will not be a good candidate for liposuction or high-definition liposuction if you have a high BMI.

With HD lipo, you would be denied surgery if your skin elasticity doesn’t have the bounce-back effect to make skin tightening possible.

Then some are at higher risk for complications, such as pregnant and nursing women. Dr. Moein would ask that you wait until after childbirth to consider a technique like liposuction or HD lipo.

Other factors that may get you denied for both surgeries include taking anti-inflammatory or blood-thinning drugs, and if you have health conditions like immunodeficiency disorders that require medications that could interfere with these procedures.

How Much Does Liposuction vs. HD-Lipo Cost?

Traditional liposuction costs around $4,000 on average. Meanwhile, hi-definition lipo costs $6,500 on average.

While HD-lipo is slightly more expensive, it gives you that extra skin tightening effect you don’t get with traditional liposuction.

Will Insurance Cover Liposuction or HD-Liposuction?

Your health insurance plan is unlikely to cover a procedure like lipo or HD lipo. These are elective procedures that don’t benefit your health. Your insurance provider can give you further details regarding the specifics of your coverage policy.

If insurance won’t cover the costs of your liposuction procedure, there are other ways to help you afford improved contours and tighter skin. Medical financing is one option, as is crowdsourcing, where you can get your friends and family to pitch in and help you out.

Ready to Experience the Life-Changing Benefits of Liposuction or HD-Lipo?

You already know about liposuction. Now you know more about hi-definition lipo, otherwise known as 4D lipo or VASER lipo. Contact Moein Surgical Arts throughout Los Angeles, Encino, or Glendale, and schedule a consultation with Dr. Moein to ask about lipo or HD lipo today. (310)694-4486.

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.


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 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.

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.


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.


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.


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.

A Total Body Liposuction Checklist – Remove Fat from All Over – Even Your Cheeks & Knees!

Liposuction is on the rise in 2020, with the younger generations increasingly choosing the cosmetic procedure to slim-up and tone-up.

Lipo, otherwise known as suction-assisted lipoplasty, is one of the most common cosmetic procedures. Using a metal tube known as a cannula, a cosmetic surgeon can remove excess fat deposit in targeted areas of your body.

What you may not be aware of is that liposuction can be performed in any area on the body where there is excess fat. From your chin to your ankles, nearly any body part is fair game.

If you have stubborn fat and you want it gone, here are the body parts to consider for a future liposuction procedure.

1- Chin/Submental Area/Neck Lipo

Your chin and neck play a critical role in your appearance. A slender neck for women and sculpted neck for men are important attributes that contribute to one’s attractiveness.

Elements like age, genetics, and weight gain can lead to stubborn pockets of fat. Otherwise referred to as submental fat, this fat doesn’t respond well to diet and exercise. For some, chin or submental liposuction is the only viable treatment.

Chin lipo can give you a lighter appearance and is an excellent treatment for double chin, jowls, and neck laxity.

The results of chin and submental liposuction can give you a slimmer facial silhouette.

2- Cheeks


Cheek liposuction permanently removes fat cells from the sides of your face. Your surgeon can use cheek lipo to shape and contour the treatment area. As your skin heals, your cheeks will mold around the newly shaped area, resulting in a slimmer face and more defined profile.

Some surgeons will opt to use cheek liposuction in conjunction with a facelift to make the face slimmer and younger looking in a single session.

3- Chest

Chest Liposuction

Men with excess fat on their chest can struggle for years in the gym to achieve chiseled pecs to no avail. Fat deposits on the chest (pseudogynecomastia) can mimic the appearance of female-looking breasts, more commonly referred to as man boobs.

Chest liposuction can give men suffering from pseudogyno a slimmer, more masculine chest.

For men with true gyno, liposuction may be used in conjunction with tissue removal. While lipo removes the excess fat, the tissue removal cuts away the glandular tissue that is the true cause of the condition. A consultation with a cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles can help you determine if you have gynecomastia or pseudogynecomastia and if liposuction may be right for you.

4- Abdomen/Hips/Waist/Outer Thighs

Your abdomen, hips, waist, and outer thighs are common areas for localized fat to gather. Liposuction treatmnet along these areas can rid your body of pesky fat and help you finally lose those inches that diet and exercise failed to achieve. The abdomen, hips, waist, and thighs are the most common trouble areas for people when it comes to losing fat and improving one’s appearance. Liposuction can make these areas slimmer, which can have a drastic improvement on your body image.

5- Back

Fat tends to gather on the back, which happens to be one of the most seductive parts of the body. You can’t often get a slimmer back at the gym or in the kitchen. Stubborn areas like bra rolls and buffalo humps can be difficult to shed, even if you live a chaste life and run marathons.

Liposuction can remove these pesky areas of fat from your body, giving you a slimmer, more tapered back. For men, the results can restore a strong, defined shoulder area. For women, you can achieve a sexy and trim hourglass shape. Ask your cosmetic surgeon about the results you are likely to achieve based on your body type, skin elasticity, and body contouring goals.

6- Buttocks

Buttock liposuction can improve the shape and size of your backside, leading to smoother and more contoured results. Liposuction can reduce the size and bulk of your buttocks. Your cosmetic surgeon can also improve your body’s symmetry and the smoothness and roundness of your backside, which is a popular request with butt augmentation patients these days.

Liposuction is also sometimes used in procedures designed to enhance the buttocks. Instead of removing fat from the gluteal area, your surgeon will extract fat from another area of your body, such as your abdomen, before injecting it into your backside. The fatty tissue is yours, so you are unlikely to experience adverse reactions to the fat tissue added, giving you enhanced buttocks and long-lasting results.

7- Lower Legs/Thighs/Calves/Ankles

Legs Liposuction

For women more than men, fat can tend to gather on the inner thighs, calves, and ankles. That is because the hormones in the female body cause deposits of fat to gather along the lower body. Liposuction can give you the leaner legs you covet, enhancing what nature gave you. From your thighs to your ankles, leg lipo can extract those pockets of fat that don’t respond to cardio or healthy eating.

Slimmer legs can make clothes fit better. It can also improve your self-esteem, making liposuction of the inner thighs, calves, and ankles well worth the investment.

8- Knees

This liposuction procedure involves the removal of fat deposits from the inner knee. In many cases, your surgeon will combine knee lipo with liposuction of the thighs to achieve a sleeker, more contoured look.

The results of knee liposuction are permanent as long as you maintain your weight and level of fitness. Your surgeon may opt for more than one session of knee lipo, depending on your body contouring goals.

9- Flanks

Lipo of the flanks is one of the most common procedures for removing fat along the waist. It will also reduce the effects of love handles.

Fat that creates love handles is very difficult to get rid of with diet and exercise alone. People of all sizes can experience love handles, but liposuction of the flanks can help. Lipo can remove a significant amount of fat from the flanks to create a more sculpted and defined midsection.

How Many Body Parts Can be Treated with Lipo at Once?

There is no commonly agreed upon limit for liposuction treatments during a single session. Your cosmetic surgeon will assess your health and medical history to make the proper call. Most surgeons limit lipo sessions to three to four treatments to maintain safety.

How Much Does Liposuction Cost?

The average cost for liposuction is $3,500. Your cost for liposuction may vary depending on how many body parts are being treated. It also depends on how much fat is being extracted. You will receive a cosmetic quote at the time of your consultation.

Full-Body Lipo Starts with a Cosmetic Surgery Consultation

Before you can start on the journey to experiencing this amazing cosmetic procedure, you will be required to schedule a consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon. That first meeting will help your doctor fully understand your aesthetic goals. These are the aftereffects of lipo that you are hoping for, such as a slimmer abdomen or a flatter chest for guys suffering from gynecomastia.

Your doctor also wants to know that your goals are realistic. He or she will want to know that you aren’t using liposuction for weight loss. Instead, you will ideally be around 30% near your ideal weight with realistic expectations and good general and mental health. If you are in good shape and hope for a more defined aesthetic and attractive silhouette, liposuction may be right for you.

Liposuction is safe and effective for improving your body’s overall esthetic. If you have stubborn pockets of fat that cause love-handles, a double chin, or saddlebags, call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Babak Moein at Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles, your local source for traditional liposuction (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.


6 Reasons a Liposuction Specialist (Not a Run-of-the-Mill Center) Can Help You Shed That Belly Fat

Liposuction centers have begun popping up in several cities across the United States.

These cosmetic surgery “chains” go by names like Sono Bello and Airsculpt, and specialize in removing excess body fat.

That may be fine if you only want belly fat removal.

What if, then, you want skin tightening or a breast augmentation to couple with your lipo procedure? A national lipo chain cannot give you those things. Only an experienced cosmetic body contouring surgeon can.

There are six good reasons you should avoid the “Walmarts of Liposuction” that are propagating around the country. And also, why you should choose an experienced body contouring surgeon to perform your liposuction instead.

1. A Lipo Specialist Can Give You Renuvion

Imagine being able to pair your liposuction with a technique like Renuvion. This advanced cosmetic procedure requires minimal invasiveness to tighten your skin. The results are age-defying. You can have the technique used in combination with lipo or HD-Lipo on your neck, face, and multiple places on your body.

This means you could look thinner and younger by choosing an experienced cosmetic surgeon.

2. Hi-Def Sculpting? Only with a Liposuction Specialist

Woman Lying on the Ground

High-definition liposuction is gaining in popularity, but you can’t get this technique at a run-of-the-mill lipo center. HD Lipo unleashes your body’s true potential. Your fat is strategically removed from various areas around your body. This results in your body’s natural structure being revealed.

HD Liposuction uses a technique known as VASER (Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy of Resonance). Your cosmetic body contouring surgeon uses a handheld device that transmits a series of ultrasound energy waves. These sound waves liquify the fat on and around the treatment area.

The surgeon will then suction the broken-down fat from the body using the VASER device. Nearly any body part can be chosen for the procedure, such as the arms, chest, shoulders, buttocks, abs, pubic area, and inner thighs.

3. No Laser Skin Tightening at Run-of-the-Mill Lipo Centers

Woman's back

Another cosmetic technique that goes well with liposuction is Forma skin tightening. This laser-based cosmetic procedure is surgery-free. It can be used on all your wrinkles. The technology uses bipolar radiofrequency to target wrinkled skin without the use of needles, scalpels, or toxins. You can pair lipo with Forma skin tightening by visiting a body contouring surgeon.

4. A Cosmetic Surgeon Possesses Experience & Reviews

When you visit a cosmetic body contouring surgeon’s office, you know you are drawing on years of experience. You can bank on countless patient testimonials. And you can schedule a consultation, allowing you to vet the surgeon, as much as the surgeon vets you to determine your candidacy for the procedure.

When you walk into a generic liposuction center, you never know who will be your lipo practitioner. You may find yourself under the care of someone experienced, or not. The person may work there today. However, he may not be there tomorrow. Can you put your trust in a liposuction center that doesn’t give you a dedicated specialist to rely on?

A cosmetic surgeon is dedicated to seeing you through surgery, and beyond. Also, a surgeon will check you up all the way through to your recovery. Can we say the same for the chain lipo centers?

5. Corporate Centers Can Pass the Buck

A cosmetic surgeon is dedicated to giving you the best liposuction experience possible. All precautions are for mitigating the risks. The surgeon will assess and achieve the goals through your surgical plan. When the surgery is complete, your surgeon will follow-up with you to ensure you are healing. He will also ensure that your results align with your realistic expectations.

A run-of-the-mill liposuction center is designed for high turnover. They treat patients like a number and the more the merrier.

A cosmetic surgeon has your best interests at heart, always. Isn’t that the type of reassurance you want when undergoing body contouring surgery?

6. Cosmetic Surgeons Rely on Results, Not Profits

Woman on Armchair


Cosmetic surgeons include a page of testimonials and before-and-after photos on their websites for a good reason. These provide social proof that their services are worthwhile. They will allow you to read and view actual results, from patients just like you.

Run-of-the-mill centers need to keep churning people in and out the door to turn the most profit. Whether you experience good results or bad does not matter to their business model.

A cosmetic body contouring surgeon will make every effort to align your results with your realistic body shape goals. Then, they can feature you on their page of testimonials and stellar before-and-afters.

Get Liposuction from an Experienced Specialist

It is possible to get lipo at a national chain of cosmetic centers. The better move is to choose a liposuction specialist for your belly fat eradicating procedure.

Dr. Moein of Moein Surgical Arts in Los Angeles has the experience and dedication you want in a cosmetic surgeon. Get a surgical plan tailored to your body type and body contouring goals. Get follow-up care that puts your health and satisfaction first. And get the results you want.

Dr. Moein can pair your liposuction procedure with popular cosmetic techniques like Renuvion, abdominal etching, male lipo, and Renuvion skin tightening.

Ready to Erase That Belly Fat with the Latest Advances in Liposuction?

Call Moein Surgical Arts to schedule a virtual consultation with Dr. Moein at your earliest convenience.

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.


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.


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.

Eliminate carbohydrates, restrict meat, or whatever extremes people are resorting today to drop that final layer of fat.

That final fat coating prevents your body’s musculature from showing through.

However, you don’t need to struggle in the gym or restrict your eating to lose those pesky pockets of fat.

A new body contouring surgery can remove the fat like liposuction with a significant upgrade.

The amazing technique is now available at your cosmetic surgeon’s office. The technique is called VASER Lipo or HD Lipo. The ultrasound technology eradicates fat like lipo but gives you greater definition as if you earned it in the gym.

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 Long Does it Take to Recover from an Arm Lift?

With the New Year rapidly approaching, it is time to start envisioning all that comes with it. For some that means setting up their annual New Year’s resolutions, but for others it is a clean slate and a chance to pursue what they have always wanted. Whether age, weight gain, or a recent pregnancy has left you with arms that you are insecure about, this is the time to visit Moein Surgical Arts for an arm lift. To get more information on the procedure, view our patient gallery, or find out more about the recovery process, get in touch with us at your earliest convenience.

What is an Arm Lift?

Before delving into the recovery process, it is important to know what the procedure entails. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a brachioplasty (or arm lift), “reshapes the under portion of the upper arm, from the underarm region to the elbow.” This reshaping results in a decrease in sagging skin, a tightened supportive tissue that leads to a beautiful shape, and removal of pockets of fat that reside in the area. Since there are aspects of the look of your arms that diet and exercise cannot help (i.e. heredity), having the option to undergo an arm lift is crucial. For more information on the procedure, contact Moein Surgical Arts today.

Recovery Information

Assuming that there are no complications or special considerations, the recovery time for an arm lift is relatively short. According to Real Self, patients can expect to return to their desk job between 1 and 2 weeks. However, it is important to note that each professional has their own recovery regimen. Therefore, it is important to make sure to consult with them during your initial consultation about expected time off. For example, Dr. Moein conducts a postoperative appointment to evaluate the healing process and answer any questions that have come up after the procedure. To schedule your initial consultation or find out more about recovery time for an arm lift, contact the professionals at Moein Surgical Arts today.

Other Considerations

Now that you know more about the procedure itself, along with the recovery information, it is important to note other considerations regarding the process. The first thing to discuss with your surgeon is whether you are a good candidate for the procedure (i.e. are you in overall good health and have realistic expectations). Another important aspect to consider is when you will be able to undergo the procedure with realistic recovery time. In addition, having an idea of what look you would like the result to be so that your surgeon can design the best way to help you. Since there are a multitude of considerations, and this is likely your first arm lift, trust the professionals at Moein Surgical Arts for your procedure. Dr. Moein has years of experience helping clients get results they love, and also has information on how to make the results last for years and years to come. To speak with the team or schedule your initial consultation for your arm lift, click here!

Considering the recovery time and process of an arm lift procedure is crucial. Not only will it help you decide when is the best time to undergo the procedure, but it will also give you a realistic expectation of what the entire process will entail. To get more information from Moein Surgical Arts, contact the team today! With extensive experience, an impressive client gallery, and helpful staff, we are the team to trust with your arm lift.


Childbirth is one of life’s miracles, and giving birth is a true honor. If only giving birth didn’t wreak so much havoc on your body!

Following childbirth, and after breastfeeding, many women fondly remember the bodies they used to have. Somewhere along the line and during the childrearing process, many women experience sagging hips, a surge of belly fat, love handles, and other bodily imperfections.

A mommy makeover can help you feel better about your body again. The term “Mommy Makeover” describes several procedures in one. There are many benefits to having this incredibly popular surgery, and the results can give you your pre-baby body back!

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover combines several procedures aimed at restoring the shape and proportions of your body. The surgery is popular with mothers after childbirth and breastfeeding. You should be finished having children by the time you start considering a mommy makeover. You should also be around your ideal weight. The procedure can help you fulfill your body shape goals by transforming your body nearly all over.

Popular Surgeries Combined with the Mommy Makeover


A mommy makeover typically includes the following cosmetic surgical procedures.

Breast Lift:

The breasts are a major part of a woman’s overall physical appearance. The breasts can undergo dramatic changes, whether it is due to aging or experiences like pregnancy. Some women are dissatisfied with the amount their breasts sag. Those looking for a way to rejuvenate their breasts may be ideal candidates for a breast lift.

A breast lift can restore your breasts to pre-pregnancy conditions following breastfeeding. The act of breastfeeding can cause the tissue on and around the breasts to sag. The breast lift secures the breast at a higher position on the chest for a natural appearance. The breast lift can also involve the repositioning of the nipples and areolas to match your newly lifted breasts.

The procedure is a versatile one, and there are several different techniques used depending on the severity of sagging and the patient’s anatomy. After the procedure, patients can generally return to their daily activities within a week.

Breast Augmentation:

Your breasts can be boosted in size, shape, and symmetry with breast augmentation surgery. This procedure involves breast implants to add volume to your breasts and correct asymmetrical differences. The implants are made of saline or silicone and are placed under the chest muscle for a natural-looking size boost.

Natural Breast Augmentation:

While breast implants use saline or silicone to add size, natural breast augmentation involves the implantation of your own fat into your breasts. The fatty tissue is first extracted from a donor site on another area of your body. You may have fat taken from your abdomen, hips, buttocks, or another area where excess fat is present. This fat extraction process gives you the added benefit of slimming another area of your body while your breasts get a subtle volume boost. The results look extremely natural and will help to accentuate your curves.


Liposuction is used during the natural breast augmentation process to extract fat from your donor site. You can also use this procedure on other areas of your body to improve your natural silhouette. Common lipo sites include the neck, back, flanks, hips, upper thighs, and upper arms.

Tummy Tuck:

Pregnancy can cause you to build up belly fat on your abdomen. You might also experience sagging skin in this area. Many women discover that this fatty tissue and excess skin can’t readily be exercised or dieted away. Surgery is the only option, and the tummy tuck is the surgery to save the day. The tummy tuck can give you a flatter tummy once the swelling from the procedure goes down. You will also have stronger abdominal muscles. You might even have more prominent ab muscles once you’ve fully healed.

Breast/Arm/Body Lift:

Body lift procedures let you tighten and tone various areas of your body, such as your upper arms and upper thighs. You can also have your bra area lifted, depending on how much fat is present and how much the skin hangs. If you have bat-wings or bingo-wings, an arm lift might be right for you. Flabby thighs can benefit from a thigh lift. And excess fat that catches on your bra or that becomes uncomfortable for you can be eradicated with a back lift or bra lift. These surgeries give you younger, more rejuvenated skin. Ask your cosmetic surgeon about the scarless body lift, which uses Renuvion J-Plasma technology for safe and effective skin tightening.

5 Things to Consider Before Undergoing a Mommy Makeover Procedure

Pretty young woman with arms raised

1- Are You a Good Candidate?

Before you undergo a mommy makeover, you should be in good health with no plans to have future children. If you smoke, you might want to consider quitting before surgery for your safety and to improve your aesthetic outcomes.

2- What Do You Want to Improve?

You might be tempted to choose a head-to-toe mommy makeover. For safety reasons, your cosmetic surgeon will likely limit the number of surgeries you can have during any given session. Your surgeon will do whatever is best for your aesthetic goals while ensuring your safety. Definitely tell your cosmetic surgeon about any areas of your body that cause you stress or discomfort. Examples could include a saggy neck, saggy breasts, too much belly fat, a saggy bottom, a flat bottom, saggy thighs, and flabby arms.

3- Do You Have Realistic Expectations?

While a mommy makeover can help you look better and younger, even, your surgeon is not a miracle worker. You should not expect perfection once you wake up from your surgical procedure. If you can manage to have expectations like firmer, more youthful skin, you’ll be more likely to be satisfied with your results. Your cosmetic surgeon will help you manage your expectations by showing you before and after photographs and by discussing the outcomes you can expect.

4- Are You Educated About the Mommy Makeover?

By now you know a little more about what the mommy makeover entails. What you may be asking about is cost. How much are the fees associated with the mommy makeover? The cost of a mommy makeover can range from $9,000 to $20,000 and may or may not include surgeon fees, surgical facility fees, and other surgery-related expenses.

5- Have You Scheduled a Cosmetic Surgery Consultation?

The first step to undergoing a mommy makeover is to select the best cosmetic surgeon you can find. A quick Google search may point you to several cosmetic professionals in your area. When choosing a cosmetic surgeon, you want a professional with experience and years of clinical training. Most of all, you want a cosmetic artist with before and after photographs and testimonials from happy patients. This lets you know that the surgeon has an excellent track record. Most importantly, it lets you know the cosmetic surgeon can give you the aesthetic results you want.

If you live in Los Angeles, California, look no further than Dr. Babak of Moein of Moein Surgical Arts. A Los Angeles native, Dr. Moein has decades of experience as a trained and experienced cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Moein is one of the few surgeons in the country who is dually trained in both cosmetic body contouring and bariatric surgery. His artistic hand can give you the post-pregnancy body you want. If you want your pre-baby body back, scheduling a consultation at Moein Surgical Arts is your next logical step.

Call today to learn more (310)694-4486.

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?

Lipo Procedure in LA

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.


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.

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