VM Cosmetic Surgery

Edwin Choi, MD

Cosmetic Surgeon & Aesthetics Specialist located in Los Angeles, CA & Garden Grove, CA

When stubborn fat just won't disappear, liposuction can be the answer. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Edwin Choi of VM Cosmetic Surgery offers liposuction for fat deposits in the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, and other problem areas. There's no need to starve to eliminate excess fat. Use the online appointment maker today to arrange a visit to the Los Angeles, Garden Grove, or Diamond Bar locations.

Liposuction Q & A

How does liposuction work?

While you're under anesthesia, Dr. Choi loosens the deeper layers of fat in your body using a combination of water jets and an ultrasound laser. He also loosens a small amount of upper layer fat, as this minimizes sagging post-surgery. Dr. Choi then suctions all of the extra fat out of the body via an ultra-thin cannula.  

After surgery, Dr. Choi uses a high-frequency wave massage system in the treatment areas. This helps keep your skin smooth and prevents sagging. The procedure takes 1-2 hours and you can go home as soon as you're out of recovery.

Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

If you've got extra fat that you just can't seem to get rid of, then liposuction might be a good choice for you. You're a great candidate if you're ready to lose the fat quickly and easily, but also willing to keep up a healthy diet and exercise to maintain your beautiful new body after liposuction.

Liposuction works best if you have extra fat, but not extra skin. While liposuction gets rid of your extra fat, Dr. Choi doesn't remove skin during liposuction. If you need skin removal, Dr. Choi can recommend a surgery like abdominoplasty, or a ‘tummy tuck’, to combine with the liposuction to give you the results you want.

Where on the body can I get liposuction?

Dr. Choi can perform liposuction on nearly any area on your body where you have extra fat. The most common areas for liposuction include:

  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Shoulders
  • Flanks
  • Ankles
  • Calves

What is liposuction recovery like?

Liposuction recovery takes around 2-3 weeks on average. You'll return to see Dr. Choi for your post-op appointment seven days after surgery, and he removes any leftover stitches.

You wear a compression garment for at least a few weeks after your liposuction surgery. The garment gives you the support you need and encourages faster healing, so it's well worth a short period of inconvenience. When you remove the compression garment for the last time, you'll love your slim and beautiful new body.

Liposuction can help you get the slender and stunning look you want. Schedule a liposuction consultation with Dr. Choi via the online tool today.