A Closer Look at How Liposuction Works

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By Dr. Arthur Yu

Are you dealing with stubborn fat deposits that won’t go away no matter how much exercise or dieting you do? Liposuction might be the answer. Liposuction is one of the most common and popular cosmetic surgery procedures today, and for a good reason. It can help give you the contoured body shape you want.

Here at Premiere Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa in Arcadia, CA, liposuction surgery is something we specialize in. Our liposuction techniques can help remove fat from areas such as the stomach, flanks, arms, chin, back, and hips safely and quickly. Read on to learn how liposuction works and what areas it can treat.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that involves removing fat cells from targeted parts of the body. The purpose of liposuction is to improve the shape of body areas as well as reduce overall body fat levels. This procedure is typically used when people have stubborn pockets of fat that they want to be removed but cannot remove through diet and exercise alone.

What Areas Can Be Treated with Liposuction?

Liposuction can be used to treat any area of the body with excess fat you would like removed. Some common areas that are treated with liposuction include:

What Are the Benefits of Liposuction?

Liposuction is a popular form of surgery that helps people achieve a desired body shape and improve their self-confidence. Liposuction can:

Liposuction surgery has been a popular body contouring option for many years. This procedure can be used to remove excess fat from targeted areas, resulting in improved contours and shape. The liposuction process is designed to permanently remove fat cells, leading to long-term, natural-looking results. Additionally, liposuction surgeries can be tailored to fit each patient’s specific wants and needs, allowing them to have control over their appearance.

How Does Liposuction Work?

Liposuction is a popular surgical procedure that can sculpt the body by removing unwanted pockets of fat. It’s especially beneficial for those who eat well and exercise regularly but can’t seem to get rid of stubborn areas of fat. There are many types of liposuction, the three main ones being tumescent liposuction, 360 liposuction, and vaser liposuction.

A tumescent liposuction is an invasive form of liposuction where local anesthetic and saline solution are injected directly into the fatty area before the surgeon makes incisions to remove the fat. In 360 liposuction, the surgeon doesn’t need to make incisions as tiny cannulas remove fat from all angles around a particular area without a single incision. Lastly, vaser liposuction combines ultrasound technology with liposculpture techniques allowing for very precise results that involve minimal risks to surrounding structures.

Choosing which liposuction method is best for you will depend on your overall health and which procedure your plastic surgeon thinks is most suited for your desired outcome.

Types of Liposuction Procedures We Provide

Liposuction procedures can help provide a safe and effective way to eliminate pockets of excess fat resistant to diet and exercise. At our facility, we specialize in offering a variety of types of liposuction so that we can best meet your individual needs. Here are some of those procedures.


When it comes to liposuction surgery, SmartLipo revolutionizes the process with a less-invasive approach. Instead of using traditional liposuction tools, this laser-assisted liposuction uses a laser to gently break up fat cells before they are suctioned from the body. Unlike regular liposuction, SmartLipo can successfully treat areas such as the face, neck, arms, and stomach. It is also particularly advantageous for those who fear long recovery times; SmartLipo offers quick recovery times to suit your schedule.

MicroAire Power Assisted Liposuction

MicroAire Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL) is a revolutionary technique that gives patients an effective liposuction option. This technique utilizes a small, specialized cannula with a rotating blade attached to it. By rotating the blade, fat cells are easily broken up and quickly suctioned out of the desired areas—making PAL a safe and efficient liposuction procedure. With this liposuction procedure, patients can see dramatic facial, neck, arms, stomach, and thigh results. So if you’re looking for a more straightforward liposuction surgery with invigorating results, PAL could be your best solution.

How Can You Get Started with Liposuction?

Considering liposuction as an option for body sculpting? That’s a great idea, and the first step is to come in for a liposuction consultation. During this consultation, we’ll discuss your goals, perform measurements, and suggest liposuction techniques to help you achieve desired results.

Afterward, we can provide you with all the information on liposuction so that you feel informed and comfortable deciding on a treatment plan. We understand this can be an intimidating decision for some people, and we want to do whatever we can to ensure you feel safe and confident in choosing liposuction as your solution to getting the body of your dreams.

Discover the Benefits of Liposuction Today Through a Consultation with Us

At Premier Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa in Arcadia, CA, we are here to make liposuction surgery more efficient and comfortable for you. Our liposuction is done using MicroAire and SmartLipo technology, which provide a minimally invasive approach that reduces recovery time. With these procedures, it’s possible to achieve the desired results quickly and with minimal disruption to lifestyle. If liposuction surgery could be of help to you, we invite you to reach out today so we can discuss our options.

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