If you have fat deposits that are out of proportion with the rest of your body, don’t worry. At Grossman Dermatology in Santa Monica, California, we can reduce your excess fat and give you a more balanced look with liposuction. Read on to learn more about how this fantastic procedure can help you.

How Long Do Liposuction Results Really Last?

If you are looking for a way to improve your body in a significant, lasting manner, you may benefit from receiving liposuction. This cosmetic procedure can reduce unwanted fat in targeted areas of your body. Since your body is unique, your individual results will vary. That said, this procedure has the potential to change your body in a permanent way.

During your appointment, we will use a sophisticated technique to remove fat cells from the desired area of your body. Once we have removed these cells, they will be gone for good. As a result, you may see a permanent change in the appearance of your targeted area. If you gain or lose weight in the future, you should still maintain the balanced physique that we created during your procedure.

Although you should maintain a more proportionate physique, you may be happier with your results if you follow a healthy lifestyle after your procedure is complete. In fact, you might be more motivated to eat healthfully and exercise regularly once you achieve a sleeker, more contoured body.

Why Do I Have Fat Deposits That Are So Hard to Get Rid Of?

As you age, you become increasingly likely to notice unwanted fat deposits on your stomach, thighs, and other areas of your body. There are a number of reasons why you might develop these frustrating pockets of fat.

The Role of Your Genes

Your genes play a large role in determining the composition of your body. Your genes affect the number of fat cells that you have, the location of these cells, and the way that these cells store and absorb fat. As a result, your genes can make you more likely to gain weight in certain areas of your body. For instance, if your relatives have excess fat on their stomachs or hips, you may be more likely to develop fat deposits in these areas.

Other Factors

In addition to your genes, your lifestyle choices and hormones can influence your fat distribution. As your hormones change over time, you may be more likely to accumulate fat in certain areas of your body. Further, as you probably already know, eating an unbalanced diet and having a sedentary lifestyle can increase your chances of gaining excessive fat.

It can be difficult or impossible to reduce your fat deposits on your own. Many of the factors that impact your fat deposits, such as your genes and your number of fat cells, are not within your control. Further, you may not be able to reduce fat on a targeted area of your body even if you adopt a rigorous exercise regime and diet program. Fortunately, liposuction can remove fat cells in your problem areas and provide you with lasting improvements in your appearance.

How Does This Procedure Reduce My Fat?

We can use this sophisticated procedure to precisely target deposits of excess fat on your body. Reducing these pockets of fat can give you a more balanced, attractive look.

Metabolic Fat

You may not know that some types of body fat can help you stay strong and healthy. You have a layer of fat under your skin called metabolic fat. This fat surrounds the nerves and blood vessels that support your skin. Metabolic fat helps your skin stay smooth.

Storage Fat

You have another type of fat between your muscle tissue and your metabolic fat. This type of fat, which is called storage fat, can gather in localized areas of your body. Developing excessive amounts of this type of fat can make your stomach, thighs, and other features look out of proportion to the rest of your body.

During your procedure, we will directly target the storage fat in your desired area. Reducing your storage fat can bring your features back into proportion so you look sleeker and more attractive once you achieve the full benefits of your procedure.

Am I a Good Candidate for This Procedure?

If you have localized fat deposits, you may be an excellent candidate for this procedure. For instance, if you have excess fat on your hips, this procedure may reduce your fat in this area. Achieving a more balanced, proportional body can help you feel more confident and beautiful.

This procedure is not intended to be used as a weight-loss technique. If you are overweight, you can use this procedure to reduce fat in a specific area of your body. However, we cannot use this method to remove fat throughout your entire body. If you do not have fat deposits that are out of proportion with the rest of your features, you may not be a suitable candidate for this technique.

What Areas of My Body Can This Procedure Improve?

This sophisticated fat reduction technique can address unwanted fat deposits in many different areas of your body. For instance, we can use this method to reduce fat on your stomach, flanks, hips, and neck. We can also reduce fat on your waist, inner thighs, ankles, and knees.

During your initial consultation, we will analyze your body and discuss the changes that you are trying to achieve. We can tell you whether this procedure can achieve improvements in your target area.

What Will My Procedure Be Like?

There’s no need to feel nervous before your appointment. This is a gentle treatment that is usually fairly easy on your body. Further, we will take measures to help you remain comfortable during your treatment. We offer medication that will allow you to remain comfortable and relaxed during your appointment. At this stage, we will also prepare your body for your procedure by injecting a tumescent solution into your target area. This solution will numb this area of your body and help us remove your fat cells.

We will make very small incisions in your target area. To prevent you from developing noticeable scarring, we may place these incisions into crease lines on your skin. We will put a thin tube into these incisions. This tube is attached to a sophisticated suction machine. At this point, we may use another machine to administer ultrasound energy to the surface of your skin. This energy may help you achieve more beneficial results from your procedure.

We will use the thin tube to suction excess fat out of your body. We will target the layer of storage fat that is located near your muscles. Precisely targeting this layer can help us avoid damaging the blood vessels and nerves that contain your metabolic fat. This technique may prevent you from developing dimples and help your body recover after your procedure.

What Will My Recovery Be Like?

You are likely to be pleasantly surprised by how short and easy your recovery period is. Although your individual results will vary, you may take four to six weeks to heal from this procedure. During your appointment, we will provide you with more details about what to expect during this time. We will also give you some instructions to follow during your recovery period.

We will provide you with a compression girdle after your appointment is complete. You should wear this girdle for two weeks after your procedure. We may also advise you to wear a lighter girdle for two more weeks. These girdles can help support your body as you recover and heal.

When Will I See Improvements in My Body?

Your body will need time to recover from your procedure. If we removed a small amount of fat, you may not see many changes in your body immediately after your procedure is completed. If we removed a larger amount of fat, you may see improvements more quickly.

Over the next several months, however, you should definitely notice positive changes in your target area. Your body will continue to improve for up to a year after you received your procedure.

What Is the Difference Between This Procedure and Other Fat Reduction Methods?

At Grossman Dermatology, we can use a variety of techniques to reduce your unwanted fat. Since these methods work in different ways, they have unique benefits.


CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved treatment that uses sophisticated cooling technology to reduce fat cells in a targeted area of your body. During your appointment, we will apply cooling panels to your treatment area. Your fat cells will freeze, and your body will remove the treated cells using natural processes.

This treatment can provide you with a sleeker, more contoured look. You can use this technique to enhance your thighs, abdomen, and other areas of your body. Depending on your goals and preferences, you might receive multiple CoolSculpting treatments.


During a SmartLipo procedure, we will insert a laser fiber into your target area. We will use this fiber to send laser energy into your body. This energy will destroy fat cells in your target area. Once we have liquefied your fat, we will suction it out of your body. This process will reduce fat in localized areas of your body. This technique can also stimulate your body’s production of collagen and enhance the appearance of your skin.

Making a Choice

Since these techniques can address similar issues, you might have difficulty choosing a fat reduction method. Fortunately, you don’t need to make this important choice on your own. During your initial consultation, we can discuss each of these options in great depth. We will also talk about your aesthetic goals and preferences. We will use this information to select a fat reduction method that can work for you.

Can Men Use This Procedure?

Women aren’t the only ones who struggle with stubborn pockets of unwanted fat. As they age, men become increasingly likely to develop excess fat in localized areas of their bodies. Men frequently use liposuction and CoolSculpting to reduce these pockets of unwanted fat. Achieving more contoured physiques can also help men feel stronger and more attractive!

Schedule a Consultation

You don’t have to go through life with excess fat. Liposuction can reduce your unwanted fat deposits and give you a more sculpted, attractive physique. To learn more about how this fantastic treatment can help you, Grossman Dermatology for an initial consultation today.

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