Let Liposuction give you a beautiful sculpted body in minimal time. No need to stress over those stubborn problem areas. Liposuction can help eliminate fat from the hips, love handles, saddlebags, thighs, breasts, back, arms, and neck.

While diet and exercise are important, most people can’t lose weight in certain areas no matter how hard they try. These areas include the neck, abdomen, hips, waist, arms, inner and outer thighs in women, and the neck, chest, abdomen and waist in men. The reason for this is that when we lose weight, we lose it all over the body. Consequently, one must lose a tremendous amount of weight to lose it in those areas where we need to lose it the most. People who are at their ideal weight or those who are overweight by a few pounds can’t afford to lose a lot of weight (even if they could) as they would end up being far too thin.

If you’re ready to feel great about your appearance again, we encourage you to learn more about our Liposuction at The Plastic Surgery Center. We look forward to addressing your questions and providing you with exceptional service. Please contact our office today at (818) 907-9090 to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Steven Varkony.

Frequently asked questions about Liposuction.

Here you’ll find some of the most commonly asked questions regarding the liposcution procedure, but feel free to contact our office with any unanswered queries. We can’t wait to help you achieve your desired results.

Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

If you are in overall good health, physically fit, not significantly overweight, and are having trouble getting rid of excess pockets of fat regardless of diet and exercise, or looking for more definition and contouring in certain areas of your body, liposuction may be an option for you. Dr. Varkony can help determine whether the procedure is right for you at your complementary consultation.

Will liposuction tighten excess skin?

No, liposuction is to remove excess fat, which in some instances can cause additional excess skin if the patient has poor elasticity. This will need to be discussed and determined by Dr. Varkony during your examination.

Will liposuction remove cellulite?

Although some patients demonstrate some improvement in cellulite after liposuction, many patients do not, and some can exhibit worsening of their cellulite. Liposuction does not have to be avoided for fat reduction if someone has cellulite but patients should not expect reduction in their cellulite if they undergo liposuction to reduce fat.

If I gain weight will the fat come back?

No. What liposuction does is remove the excess fat cells located in a given area. Since we don’t make more fat cells as adults, the fat cells that are removed are permanently gone. When we eat more calories than we burn, whether as fat or as carbohydrates, we store the excess as fat. The fat cells that we have get bigger as they store more fat and smaller as they release it. Since we don’t remove every fat cell from an area that we liposuction, some fat cells remain that then can store fat if we gain weight. What does this all mean? It means that if you have liposuction and gain a lot of weight, some fat will go back to the operated areas but most of it will be stored as fat in other areas of the body. Therefore, it is important that people continue to take care of themselves after liposuction surgery and this includes diet and exercise. Having liposuction is not an excuse to eat poorly in the future.

Is there pain or discomfort after Liposuction surgery?

The pain is usually described as a hard work-out for the first couple of days. The area treated will usually have some degree of numbness which usually resolves over the following few months.

Is Liposuction a treatment for obesity?

Liposuction is not a treatment of obesity. It is meant to sculpt certain areas of the body and remove stubborn localized fat deposits.

What is the difference between Abdominal Liposuction and a Tummy Tuck?

Liposuction addresses the excess fat while a tummy tuck addresses the excess skin and loose muscle and to a lesser extent excess fat. Sometimes a patient only needs liposuction to achieve a rewarding result. Other patients will have an improved appearance with a tummy tuck, and the choice is based on the goals and expectations of the patient.

Which areas can be treated by Liposuction?

The most frequently treated areas for women are the abdomen, hips, outer thighs, anterior thighs, inner thighs, knees, arms, buttocks and neck. In men, the most commonly treated areas include the chin and neck area, abdomen, back, love-handles, and breasts.

What is the cost of Liposuction?

The cost for liposuction usually depends on how many areas are treated. Of course, the more areas there are the longer the procedure takes, which increases the doctor, anesthesia, and facility fees. Following your examination with Dr. Varkony, you will meet with his patient care coordinator, who will go over cost and payment options.

What is the recovery time and when will I be able to return to work?

Liposuction surgery is done on an out- patient basis. You can have surgery in the morning and be back home or in your hotel room in the afternoon. An overnight stay in a post- operative nursing facility or a private nurse in your home or hotel room for the first day can be arranged, if desired. Most people return to work 3-4 days after surgery. There is usually very little discomfort associated with liposuction surgery.

Will I need someone caring for me after surgery?

Yes. It is very important to have a family member, friend, or medical professional care for you during the first 24 hours following your procedure.

Where does the surgery take place?

Procedures are done in our fully certified out- patient surgical center, along with board-certified anesthesiologists, and certified registered nurses.

What kind of anesthesia will be used?

For almost all cases, general anesthesia will be used, which means you will be completely asleep and pain-free during the entire case. Some other patients, having shorter procedures, can have lighter sedation. However, everyone will be completely comfortable during the procedure.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure could take between 1 and 4 hours depending on the plan Dr. Steven Varkony and the patient have agreed upon.