Liposuction Specialist

Kevin Kevorkian, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA

Dieting and working out doesn't always get rid of fat in specific parts of your body. Stubborn pockets of fat in these areas can remain even when you eat right and get regular physical activity. Liposuction offers an efficient method of eliminating fat when diet and exercise don’t work. Kevin F. Kevorkian, MD offers liposuction for patients in Beverly Hills, California, who have been trying to lose weight without success.

Liposuction Q & A

Where does stubborn fat usually occur?

Certain areas of your body can end up with pockets of fat that are hard to lose, especially if these regions are difficult to target with exercise. Stubborn fat typically forms in particular areas, such as your hips, belly, and flank. You might find that you have trouble losing fat in these areas, or that your body tends to accumulate more fat than usual in these areas.

How does liposuction reduce fat?

Dr. Kevorkian uses liposuction on certain areas of your body where stubborn fat exists. This type of procedure suctions fat cells out and removes them from your body permanently. Since the fat cells are eliminated right away, you’ll typically notice results quickly.

How long does liposuction take?

It depends on the type of liposuction you’re having. Traditional liposuction procedures take longer and are more invasive than other procedures that are minimally invasive. In fact, minimally invasive liposuction usually requires a short amount of time and doesn’t have any downtime associated with it.

Is liposuction painful?

Liposuction usually doesn’t cause discomfort during your procedure. If needed, you might have anesthesia for more invasive procedures to minimize any discomfort that might occur. Keep in mind that you might have some soreness after liposuction, which shouldn’t last long.

Are liposuction results permanent?

Liposuction gets rid of fat cells permanently, although it’s possible for fat to build up again in the same areas. Maintaining a healthy diet and getting regular exercise can help reduce this risk.

What are the benefits of liposuction?

Liposuction offers certain advantages over other forms of fat reduction such as freezing fat cells or damaging them with laser energy. The suction used in liposuction gets rid of fat cells right away, instead of weeks or months afterward as freezing and laser energy do. That allows liposuction to offer faster results compared to other forms of fat reduction.

Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

If you have fat in certain areas, such as your belly that won’t go away, Dr. Kevorkian considers you to be a suitable candidate for liposuction. These procedures aren’t intended for patients who are obese and need to lose a lot of weight. He will evaluate you and let you know if liposuction is a good option for you.

If you’re having trouble with excess fat in certain areas, please contact Kevin F. Kevorkian, MD to schedule a consultation.