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Liposuction is one of the most popular procedures in plastic surgery. We understand that living a healthy lifestyle is part of feeling and looking great. However, stubborn fat can be an issue for some patients.

What is Liposuction?

Our liposuction treatment in Marina del Rey and Santa Monica is designed to slim specific “problem areas” throughout the body. It breaks up and removes excess fat deposits beneath the surface of your skin, to create a smooth and more proportionate body contour.

Why Choose Dr. Macias?

Dr. Luis Macias is an internationally renowned, highly trained, double board-certified plastic surgeon located in the Redondo Beach area who is best known for his natural results. He customizes his liposuction approach for each patient, and focuses on balancing their proportions, sculpting a more attractive shape, and removing stubborn pockets of fat that are not responsive to diet and exercise.

Liposuction Procedure

Your Santa Monica liposuction procedure may be done under general or local anesthesia, depending on your needs. To begin, Dr. Macias will create discreet incisions in the area of the unwanted fat. He will insert a cannula (a thin, hollow tube) through those openings, gently moving it back and forth to break up unwanted fat. He will then suction the excess volume using a surgical vacuum.

Liposuction Recovery

The liposuction recovery period varies dramatically for patients depending on the extent of the procedure. Patients may experience some swelling, bruising and soreness for approximately a week post-surgery. Compression garments may be worn for two to three weeks after the procedure.

Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

The ideal liposuction candidate is a Manhattan Beach man or woman who:

  • Is close to their ideal body weight
  • Has unsuccessfully tried to address “problem areas” with diet and exercise
  • Wants to remove small, localized deposits of unwanted fat
  • Is in good general health and without serious illnesses
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Looking for a Non-Surgical Option?

If you want to remove persistent areas of fat but you’d prefer a completely non-invasive option, CoolSculpting Elite may be perfect for you. CoolSculpting has long been known for its effectiveness and convenience, and now it’s even better than ever because we have the latest and most advanced version: CoolSculpting Elite. The procedure works by freezing unwanted fat cells, causing them to die and eventually be flushed out of the body over the course of a few months.

FAQ Liposuction

Is liposuction safe?

Liposuction is a very safe procedure performed by our highly trained plastic surgeon at our Santa Monica clinic. However, there are some risks to be aware of, including a poor reaction to anesthesia, infection, sensation changes, damage to nerves and blood vessels, and an undesirable cosmetic outcome that requires a revision. You are less likely to experience these complications if you choose an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon for your procedure.

I am overweight. Can I have liposuction?

If you are overweight, Dr. Macias recommends losing weight with a diet and exercise plan first. If stubborn pockets of fat persist despite weight loss, then you may be considered a candidate for liposuction.

How long is the surgery?

Liposuction typically takes between one and two hours to complete.

When will I see my results?

Your results will be considered final within one year. However, you will notice an improvement as soon as your swelling begins to subside.

If you are interested in one of the best treatments of liposuction Marina del Rey has to offer, then don't hesitate to contact us today!


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