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S.SEAN YOUNAI, MD,FACS Board Certified Plastic, Cosmetic, & Reconstructive Surgeon

Beverly Hills Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon


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My mission is to help you look and feel healthy, happy and youthful. To accomplish this, it takes more than just surgical skills - it takes having an eye, an imagination, and compassion. Your satisfaction is my reward; therefore, my full attention is yours, and I am committed to making you feel comfortable during this transformation. With this philosophy, along with my expert staff, I hope to make your plastic surgery endeavor a safe, comfortable, and successful experience.

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Liposuction / Liposculpture Los Angeles

Liposuction, also known as Liposculpture, is the most commonly performed plastic surgery in the United States – where more than 400,000 men and women annually undergo this procedure. A cosmetic surgery that contours and sculpts your body into a slimmer profile, Liposuction Beverly Hills removes unwanted and excess fat. By reducing total body fat, it can help to lower cholesterol, and reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

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Candidates for Liposuction

There are three categories of men and women seek who seek liposuction to achieve their ideal appearance, after trying unsuccessfully to do so through diet and exercise.

The first category of patients includes those who wish to reduce their size, including women who have gained weight due to pregnancy, hormonal fluctuations or medications. This category also includes men and women who undergo Large Volume Liposuction. Normally, liposuction involves the removal of about two liters of fat, about the size of a "Coke" bottle. During Large Volume Liposuction, however, five or more liters of fat are removed – resulting in a dramatic reduction in size.

The second category includes those who have disproportionate areas of fat in their abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, knees, cheeks and neck. These problem areas are commonly known as "saddlebags," "thunder thighs," "love handles" and "double chins." Often, these stubborn areas of fat have genetic origins, and cannot be reduced by diet and exercise

The third category of patients includes men who suffer from Gynecomastia, excessive breast growth due to the enlargement of breast glands, and excess fatty tissue.
In all cases, men and women who undergo Liposculpture should have had a stabilized weight for at least six months. Liposuction is not a solution for ridding of stretch marks or of cellulite.

Liposuction Techniques

lipoThere are three techniques for performing liposuction, which vary in safety and effectiveness. All involve the insertion of a cannula — a small wand-like instrument connected to a high-powered suction machine — into tiny incisions made by the plastic surgeon into the targeted area. It is through this instrument that the plastic surgeon draws fat from beneath the skin.

For optimal results, liposuction should be performed by a plastic surgeon that has a honed aesthetic sense, as well as excellent surgical skills. The surgeon must work diligently to locate the appropriate areas of subcutaneous fat in order to successfully sculpt and contour those areas. It is therefore of the utmost importance to select a cosmetic surgeon who has the highest credentials, a fine artistic sense and who is highly experienced in performing liposuction.

In the following sections Dr. Younai reviews your treatment options for body contouring and Liposuction, including pros and cons, potential risks and complications, recovery course, pre and post operative instructions, and esthetic outcomes. There are also many before-and-after pictures, high resolution images of liposuction patients available in our Photo Gallery.

Who is Not a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Liposuction is not a "quick fix" that you can undergo repeatedly as a way of "keeping in shape." Also, liposuction is not a solution for correcting unstable or traumatic situations in your life – such as serious diseases, unhappy marriages or mental illness. Liposuction cannot make people fall in love with you, or save your marriage.

Does the Fat Removed Through Liposuction Come Back? What Will Happen If I Gain Weight After Liposuction?

We develop all of our fat cells by the time we reach puberty. When fat cells increase in a part of your body, you gain weight there. Although the total number of fat cells remains stable in most people, in cases of extreme obesity the body can actually increase the number of fat cells in order to be able to store increased fat. Therefore, the common belief that patients who undergo liposuction will become “fat” in other parts of their body is to some extent true.

Dr Sean Younai, Board Certified Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon