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.