Before and after Liposuction surgery – another case study

Here is another case study of a before and after Liposuction surgery patient. This procedure was performed by Dr. Vishal Kapoor from Beverly Hills Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. 

Case in detail:

Katie: I’m going to be having Beverly Hills liposuction today. In a couple different areas.  I’ve always had larger arms.  So the surgeon is going to do liposuction in the back and around my waist and the love handle area. Then around my outer thighs a little bit.  It’s to contour those areas where  I have a little bit more padding.

Katie’s comfort levels with the surgeon:

I feel very comfortable with him. I mean it is a very private surgery and it is kind of intimate.  You’ve got to have that trust and you’ve got to have that bond.  I’ve had the opportunity to be around him for years.

I’ve seen him in the operating room.  I’ve seen him with his patients before and after. I’m comfortable with him being my doctor.

 

The process:

 

For Katie we performed liposuction of the abdominal area, of the waist, the lower back, the arms and then the inner and outer thighs. We first started by addressing her abdominal area. That for her was one of her primary concerns.  We initially did that and then addressed the flanks or the love handle area and the lower back.  We actually turned her completely on her side so we could really get to her lower back.  Really give her some semblance of a waist, somewhat of a shape.  That takes a little longer but I think it is really an important thing for any patient who wants to really address this area well. It also allows us to see how the skin sits, how the tissues fall, because when they’re laying flat you can be fooled. When I do liposuction I take it very seriously and I want to make sure that we’re seeing everything from all true angles that would be replicated when someone is standing up. You can see we’ve given her an arch to her lower back and how that transitions into the buttock area.  That’s what a lot of women want. In her case, because we were doing multiple areas.  Some areas were a little more difficult than others in terms of the fat being more fibrous, thicker quality. We thought we would use a power assisted liposuction approach.  With the power assisted liposuction cannula, the actual machine provides vibrations for the cannula.  It actually mechanically breaks up the fat. In terms of end results I think they’re better because there’s less surgeon fatigue.  It’s much easier to extract fat from difficult areas and it also minimizes bruising because there’s less in and out with the cannula.  With one pass you can more efficiently extract more fat cells than with a non power assisted cannula.

The Results:

 

The results just keep getting better and better.  Which is nice because I knew that was the progression of it.  I finally got to the point where fourth of July weekend came and that was like my turning point where I was just ready. I actually put a bikini on, walked the strand and I was pretty confident at that point. It was really actually a fun experience.  I’m so glad I did it. Pretty much all her swelling is gone.  I think there is maybe a little more to go but 95 percent of it is gone.

There is a huge change in my clothing.  There is a huge change when I put on a swimsuit. I feel it as well even just in the way that my body feels right now.  It’s a lot tighter. I don’t have any of those little insecurities.  Even when I bend over I don’t have that bulge on the side where we usually have that little love handle. It reassures me that again I don’t have to sit a certain way.  I don’t have the pillow sitting on my stomach. I don’t do certain things like that now.  Now I’m just pretty comfortable just being me.