Liposuction Specialist

Dolores Kent, MD -  - Cosmetic Surgery

Dolores Kent, MD

Cosmetic Surgery, Aesthetics, & Gynecology located in Pico-Robertson, Los Angeles, CA & Beverly Hills, CA

Stubborn areas of fat that don’t seem to change no matter how much effort you put into following a healthy diet and exercise regimen can leave you disheartened and may damage your self-confidence. Dolores Kent, MD, is an expert surgeon in the Pico-Robertson area of Los Angeles with the skills to perform liposuction safely and effectively. Body contouring with liposuction offers a permanent fat reduction in stubborn areas, resulting in a shapely, toned physique. To find out more, call the office today, or make an appointment online.

Liposuction Q & A

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a procedure in which fatty deposits in certain areas of the body are removed using a powerful vacuum procedure. Liposuction doesn’t just reduce the amount of fat; it creates new contours for a more defined physique.

Dr. Kent is an expert with the tumescent liposuction technique. This procedure uses slender tubes called micro-cannulas inserted through tiny incisions in conjunction with an injectable liquid anesthetic solution. Tumescent liposuction makes it possible to achieve impressive contouring results under local anesthesia, allowing for a faster recovery period than traditional liposuction.

Am I a candidate for liposuction?

If you have stubborn areas of fat on your body that haven’t responded to diet and exercise, you may be a candidate for liposuction. Dr. Kent helps both men and women who are in good overall health with this effective body contouring option.

Which areas can be treated with tumescent liposuction?

Dr. Kent is an expert with advanced training who can safely perform liposuction almost anywhere on the body. The most common areas for liposuction include:

  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Upper arms
  • Bra line
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Buttocks
  • Love handles
  • Knees
  • Beneath the chin

Liposuction can be combined with additional procedures, such as a fat transfer, for optimal body contouring results.

What should I expect during my liposuction procedure?

Dr. Kent performs liposuction as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. Tumescent liposuction can take three to four hours to complete. First, she administers local anesthesia, then makes four to eight tiny incisions. Next, she inserts the micro-cannulas, and through them, she injects the numbing liquid. Finally, she uses a strong vacuum to remove fat cells from your body and removes the instruments.

Because Dr. Kent leaves your incisions unsutured to allow fluid drainage, you'll need to wear a bandage and a compression garment for a few days. You should be able to return to work and resume most of your daily activities between three to five days after your surgery.

Is liposuction permanent?

The fat cells removed during your liposuction procedure will be eliminated from your body completely. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and plenty of exercise, your stunning body contouring results will be permanent.

To learn more about body contouring with liposuction, and to find out if you’re a candidate, call the office of Dolores Kent, MD today to schedule a consultation, or make an appointment online.