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Introduction to Liposculpture

Liposculpture is an advanced cosmetic surgery designed for extensive body contouring through the removal and reshaping of fat deposits. This surgery is similar to traditional liposuction but has a few key differences in that Liposculpture removes small, localized fat deposits in a quest to sculpt body contours. Dr. Arthur Yu at Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Arcadia, CA has helped so many of our Los Angeles and Pasadena area patients achieve the body that they want with this simple procedure. 

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What is Liposculpture?

Liposculpture is a high-definition body sculpting procedure that focuses on the removal of fat as well as reshaping your body to improve the overall figure. It is often considered to be a more complicated procedure than Liposuction because the shape, dimensions, and proportions of your body need to be considered. Thankfully, Dr. Yu has an artful eye and experience that helps him make the right adjustments to get you looking your best.

Your recovery is very similar to Liposuction in that you will experience some soreness, swelling, and bruising, and you should consider taking off about a week from work. Any physical activity should be kept to a minimum for the first two weeks. You will need to wear a postoperative compression garment for about four to six weeks to minimize the swelling and any pain, as well as prevent the formation of seromas (accumulation of lymph fluid). 

Liposculpture targets areas of your body that diet and exercise haven’t improved. It can help to reduce or reshape your:

  • Arms
  • Belly
  • Breasts
  • Buttocks
  • Chin
  • Love handles
  • Neck
  • Upper thighs

As with Liposuction, this is not a “weight-loss” procedure, but you will discover that your body has more of a contour with improved proportions. You will also be able to enjoy better-fitting clothing, with the possibility of even dropping a few clothing sizes.

Belly Button Lift  

Some patients may need or choose to have a combination procedure that includes both body sculpting and a belly button lift. A Belly Button Lift is a nonsurgical procedure that can improve the appearance of the belly button and its position. The belly button is a sensitive area that can be easily altered by pregnancy, weight gain, or aging. As a result, many patients choose to have a belly button lift to improve their appearance.

The belly button lift is a relatively simple procedure and is performed under a combination of local and twilight anesthesia, depending on your and Dr. Yu’s preference. 

The entire procedure usually takes 1-2 hours to complete.

The recovery from a belly button lift is quick and easy, with most patients returning to their normal activities within a week. There is minimal to no scarring associated with this type of surgery.

What are the benefits of Liposculpture?

  • Emphasizes your natural contours
  • Toned and defined curves
  • Accentuated waistline
  • Feminine hourglass silhouette
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Liposculpture First Step

What’s The First Step?

The first step in liposculpture in Los Angeles and Pasadena is to contact Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa and schedule a consultation. When you come into our Arcadia office, Dr. Yu will meet with you and discuss your aesthetic concerns. He will then examine your body to best create your surgical plan. You will also be asked about your medical history during this time, so please be as open and honest as possible to avoid any unnecessary complications.

After evaluating your body and creating your procedure plan, you will be able to meet with our Patient Coordinator, who will help you schedule your surgical date and provide you with any necessary information to make your surgery as successful as possible.

What to expect on the day of Liposculpture surgery

On the day of your liposculpture procedure, you will meet with Dr. Yu and discuss the details of your surgery one more time. Then, you will meet with our on-site Anesthesiologist who will provide you with local anesthesia, so you will be awake during the procedure, but shouldn’t feel any pain or discomfort.

During your surgery, Dr. Yu will begin by making incisions in strategic locations so that he can insert the slender suction tube (cannula) that will remove any excess fat. Your liposculpture will generally take about two to four hours, however, the exact time will depend on the areas being treated.

Who are the best candidates for Liposculpture?

You’re a good candidate for liposculpture in the greater Los Angeles and Pasadena area if you have the following characteristics:

  • Close to your ideal weight
  • Are in overall good health
  • Have tighter, more elastic skin
  • Want to sculpt smaller areas of your body
  • Non-smoker (or can quit before the procedure)


Unfortunately, this is not a recommended treatment for patients who have sagging, loose skin, whose weight frequently fluctuates, or who have a medical condition that makes the surgery unsafe.


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Liposculpture Recovery

After liposculpture, you will be monitored in our recovery room until you are released. Our team will provide you with instructions on how to have a more comfortable and successful recovery. While you will be able to return home so you can recover in comfort, we do encourage you to have a family member or friend available to give you a ride home and assist you around the house for the first 24 – 48 hours.

Recovery from liposculpture can take weeks and it’s common to experience bruising and swelling for several weeks. While it depends on your job and recovery, many of our patients can return to work after a few days but may take up to a week or longer. You should wait up to three or six weeks before doing any strenuous activities depending upon the number and size of areas treated. Dr. Yu will always let you know when it’s safe to return to your regular workout routine.

You should consider going on light walks in order to reduce the risk of blood clots in your legs or arms. You’ll wear a compression garment for up to six weeks to reduce contour irregularities, pain, and swelling. The compression garment also reduces the risk of fluid forming under your skin.

Liposculpture Cost

How Much Does Liposculpture Cost in Arcadia, CA?

The cost of Liposculpture in the Los Angeles, Pasadena, and surrounding Arcadia, CA area is based on several factors such as the area of the body being targeted, anesthesia cost, and surgery cost. For the most accurate cost of your liposuction procedure, please schedule your consultation at Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa so that your surgical plan can be made and then our Patient Coordinator can help you understand your more accurate price.



Why Choose Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa?

Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa should be your choice for Liposculpture. Our practice was established in 2006 by Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Arthur Yu who has amassed over 19 years of plastic surgery experience with successful procedures of generations of patients now under his belt.  He is the inventor of ART TIPLYFT® and an award-winning surgeon with his most recent awards of Best Threads Treatment and Top 3 Best Surgery Body Shaping at the 2023 AMWC Monaco conference.

Dr. Yu completed his plastic surgery training at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic and has learned from some of the world’s most admired and respected masters of plastic and cosmetic surgery. He completed his general surgery residency at Cornell University Brooklyn Hospital Center. He completed an additional fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is a top-ranked international organization. He is a proud member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).

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If you are in the greater Los Angeles or Pasadena area and would like to get rid of excess fat and gain rejuvenated body contours, a Liposculpture procedure at Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Arcadia could be an excellent solution. To schedule your initial consultation, please contact our office or use our website to fill out a consultation request form.

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