Also known as lipoplasty, liposuction sculpts the body by removing undesirable fat that has not responded to diet and exercise from areas such as the abdomen, waist, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, chin, cheeks, neck, and upper arms. Liposuction is an effective way to contour the body and is often used in combination with procedures that remove excess skin in places like the abdomen, arms, and thighs.
Liposuction can flatten the abdomen, reduce the buttocks, thighs and hips, slim the waist, trim love handles, and reduce fat bulges of the arms, neck and knees. Liposuction is also used in men to reduce excess tissue in the chest (gynecomastia). Additionally, liposuction (liposculpture) can help create desirable facial and neck contours.
A tight and firm body contour shows off the results of your healthy habits, but in some cases even regular exercise and good nutrition are not enough to correct areas of excess fat. Liposuction is often the best solution to achieve a firmer, tighter look that truly reflects your active lifestyle.
The goals of liposuction (liposculpture) are to smooth out “bra rolls”, “saddlebags”, and other stubborn areas, to re-contour areas such as the belly, buttocks or thighs, to correct problem areas resulting from heredity, pregnancy or weight loss, to remove saggy or lumpy patches of fat, and to emphasize a tighter, firmer, and more flattering body silhouette.
Dr Markarian will personalize your procedure – a well-versed body contouring surgeon, Dr. Markarian dedicates himself to helping his patients accomplish their goals through a blend of traditional and cutting-edge treatments. He has the advanced aesthetic training to provide accurate assessments of your needs and goals, and to recommend the best procedure options for natural-looking liposuction results. There are several different methods Dr. Markarian uses when performing liposuction (liposculpture). He individualizes treatment to best meet your body contouring goals. For larger areas of fat, and for patients who want to correct the unsightly effects of weight loss or pregnancy, Dr. Markarian may recommend an approach that will integrate a tummy tuck or body lift procedure for more complete tightening of the excess skin.
Trusted among his patients for his refined aesthetic sense and high standards of surgical accuracy, Dr. Markarian has a passion for achieving aesthetically pleasing results for every patient, from “straightforward” cases to some of the most challenging. In your liposuction consultation he will take into account factors such as past weight fluctuations or multiple pregnancies, and develop a surgical plan fully customized according to your unique needs.
Liposuction (Liposculpture) is performed under general anesthesia which means you will be asleep and feel nothing during surgery. The surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, but some patients prefer an overnight stay. The procedure duration can vary from one to several hours depending on the number of areas to be treated.