Raja K. Srour, MD
Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon & Plastic Surgeon located in West Hollywood, CA
Do you have areas of fat that won’t budge even with diet and exercise? Men and women turn to the experience of skilled cosmetic surgeon Raja Srour, MD, of Doheny Sunset Surgery Center, Inc. in West Hollywood, California, for liposuction. Liposuction removes unwanted fat and contours areas of your body for a more sculpted appearance. Dr. Srour regularly performs liposuction as a stand-alone procedure and in combination with other facial and body sculpting techniques. Contact the office by phone or online to schedule a consultation.
Liposuction Q & A
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is a type of cosmetic procedure that removes unwanted fat from certain areas of your body that are hard to tone. Using a hollow tube, or cannula, Dr. Srour removes fat cells from the layer under your skin. The fat gets suctioned out by a high-pressure vacuum.
Liposuction isn’t a weight-loss solution, but a way to permanently trim and tone a problem area, including:
- Under the chin
- Upper arms
- Love handles
You’re typically under general anesthesia for liposuction as Dr. Srour removes fat cells and contours your body for a more slender silhouette. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and weight, the remaining fat cells won’t get larger. And, new fat cells won’t regenerate in that same area after liposuction removal.
Am I a good candidate for liposuction?
Liposuction works best if you have good skin tone and elasticity so your skin can reshape itself to your new contours. You should also be over 18 years old and in good health. You shouldn’t undergo liposuction if you have circulation problems or a weakened immune system.
During your consultation at Doheny Sunset Surgery Center, Inc., Dr. Srour discusses your complete medical history and any existing health conditions to determine if liposuction is the best way for you to achieve your cosmetic goals.
Liposuction is a common procedure that Dr. Srour specializes in, so he can recommend if it’s right for you, or suggest an alternative treatment to remove an ideal amount of excess stubborn fat. Dr. Srour sees body sculpting as an art in which he leaves just enough fat behind to create a beautiful silhouette or facial profile.
Liposuction is ideal for men and women who are close to their ideal weight and wish to safely remove up to 4-5 pounds of unwanted fat.
What can I expect after liposuction?
After liposuction, expect some bruising and swelling in the treated areas. Typically, you wear compression garments as you recover to minimize swelling. After a few weeks, and as you continue to heal over the next several months, the treated area should begin to look leaner and more sculpted.
You might experience temporary numbness in the area of fat removal, but this should also improve as you continue to heal.
Liposuction is a relatively safe way to permanently remove fat and reshape specific areas of your body. Discover if it’s right for you by calling Doheny Sunset Surgery Center, Inc. to schedule a consultation or book online today.