Skip To Content

Liposuction

Liposuction | Stepanyan Surgical Arts Center

Liposuction is one of the leading cosmetic procedures in the U.S., with over 400,000 performed in 2022. Despite its popularity, many misconceptions surround this surgical body shaping technique.

Dr. Martin Stepanyan, an industry leader in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, brings his 22 years of experience to provide this comprehensive liposuction guide and give you realistic expectations.

Read more about liposuction surgery in Glendale, Pasadena, and the greater Los Angeles area, so you can confidently start your cosmetic journey. We invite you to schedule a consultation by contacting us online or calling (818) 551-0088 today.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction, or “lipo” for short, is a surgery that helps reshape target areas of the body by removing surplus fat deposits. The operation involves inserting a narrow tube called a cannula to suction out unwanted fat cells.

The lower abdomen is the most frequently treated spot in liposuction. Other areas include:

Technique and Process

The liposuction process requires small incisions, usually less than an inch long. Dr. Stepanyan inserts the cannula through these entry points and maneuvers it back and forth to break up the fat cells. Then, he suctions out the dislodged cells via the same cannula, giving you a smoother, more contoured physique.

What to Expect

After undergoing liposuction, you can expect less fat in the treatment area, with improved tone and definition. Still, you must understand that liposuction is not a surgery designed to help you lose a dramatic amount of weight. Rather, it’s a way for patients who are near their ideal weight to remove localized fat pockets resistant to diet and exercise.

Why Might a Patient Consider Liposuction?

Our patients choose liposuction for a multitude of reasons.

Aesthetic Reasons

Many opt for liposuction to remove stubborn fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. The procedure helps achieve a flatter abdomen, toned upper arms, reduced love handles, and more defined buttocks.

Medical Reasons

In other instances, liposuction can treat medical conditions like benign fatty tumors, unwanted breast tissue in men, and excessive sweating. In these cases, removing fat cells can offer relief and improve your quality of life.

Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Ideal candidates for liposuction are adults within 30% of their ideal weight and with firm, elastic skin. Candidates should also be:

Health Precautions

Before you commit to liposuction, a thorough medical evaluation is essential. Patients with heart problems, blood clotting disorders, or other severe medical conditions are usually advised against undergoing liposuction, which is why a thorough, candid consultation with a highly experienced surgeon is an essential step in the liposuction process.

Stepanyan Surgical Arts

Specializing in Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Martin Stepanyan is a Board Certified surgeon with over 15 years of excellent education, extensive training and over 22 years of successful practice in the field of Cosmetic & 
Reconstructive Surgery and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Why Choose Dr. Stepanyan for Liposuction?

There are two deciding factors which will determine the quality of your liposuction results: one is the patient, and how they approach and maintain their liposuction results. The second is the surgeon who performs the procedure. This is why understanding the importance of choosing the best liposuction surgeon for your goals is vital in getting the results you want. Dr. Stepanyan is an ideal liposuction surgeon for several reasons.

Extensive Experience

With over 22 years of professional experience, Dr. Stepanyan is a seasoned and skilled surgeon. His expertise in the cosmetic and reconstructive field makes him one of the most reliable choices for your liposuction procedure.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Dr. Stepanyan uses advanced 3D imaging technology, providing an accurate representation of expected results. This level of planning and visualization is rare, setting Dr. Stepanyan apart from others in the field.

High-Quality Care

As a board-certified surgeon affiliated with professional organizations, Dr. Stepanyan commits to the highest standards of patient care. His AAAHC-accredited surgery center is a state-of-the-art facility, prioritizing safety and satisfaction.

Achieve A Natural Look

Liposuction in Glendale, CA

To ensure your liposuction surgery delivers your desired goals, book an appointment with Dr. Stepanyan here or call (818) 551-0088 today.

Los Angeles Liposuction FAQs

Healing periods from liposuction can vary, but most patients resume normal activity within one to two weeks. Following all post-operative care instructions provided by Dr. Stepanyan will lead to the fastest and smoothest recovery possible.

Scarring from liposuction is minimal when you choose a trained and experienced surgeon. Your surgeon should also strategically place incisions to be as inconspicuous as possible. Over time, these small scars will fade and become less noticeable. Dr. Stepanyan uses advanced suturing techniques to minimize the appearance of scars.

The longevity of your liposuction results will depend on lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise. Maintaining a healthy weight will preserve the improved body contours you gain from the procedure.

Anesthesia ensures a pain-free experience during liposuction. Post-operatively, you might experience some discomfort, swelling, or bruising, which usually subsides within a few days. Dr. Stepanyan can prescribe you pain medication to manage any discomfort.

Like any surgical procedure, liposuction comes with specific risks, including infection, bleeding, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Dr. Stepanyan takes all necessary precautions to mitigate these, such as pre-operative health assessments and a state-of-the-art surgical environment.

Yes, many patients opt to combine liposuction with complementary cosmetic procedures like a tummy tuck or breast augmentation for more comprehensive results. During your consultation, Dr. Stepanyan will help you determine whether this approach is appropriate for you.

Ready to Get Started?

=