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Large Volume Liposuction - Los Angeles, Beverly Hills

Liposuction is excellent for removal of fat in stubborn areas resistant to diet and exercise. It is optimally employed for body contouring or sculpting, hence the term “liposculpture.”

While liposuction is highly effective at improving curves, it’s not as good a solution for overall weight loss. Large volume liposuction, however, is a good option for some patients who need more fat removal than the average patient.  Large volume liposuction, as the name implies, involves the suctioning of large volumes of fat during a liposuction procedure.

A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stoker is nationally recognized for his extensive experience in performing even the most complex large volume liposuction procedures.

To discuss whether large volume liposuction is the best option for you, please call Dr. Stoker’s office at (310) 300-1779 or simply click here to request a consultation online.


Large Volume Liposuction and the Tumescent Technique
Tumescent liposuction involves pre-treating the area of fatty tissue with a dilute wetting solution containing lidocaine and adrenaline. The lidocaine is an anesthetic, increasing patient comfort while solubilizing fat cells for easier removal.  Epinephrine is a good vasoconstrictor (constricts blood vessels) to minimize blood loss and bruising. The net result is that the tumescent technique allows Dr. Stoker to remove larger volumes of fat.

Essentially, large volume liposuction is made possible by the tumescent solution and a gentle technique. Dr. Stoker’s extensive experience with liposuction enables him to achieve excellent outcomes in difficult cases. Patients who have large volume liposuction often say they have increased self-confidence from their improved shape.

Large Volume Liposuction to Improve Overall Health?
Can large volume liposuction improve your health? A number of clinical studies in peer-reviewed medical journals say yes. Many of our patients who seek large volume liposuction are significantly overweight; they frequently have a condition known as metabolic syndrome, which involves high cholesterol and triglycerides, high blood pressure, and insulin sensitivity (pre-diabetes).  The studies suggest that large volume liposuction may improve these attributes of metabolic syndrome. 1,2,3,4  It can be combined with bariatric surgery or used as a stand-alone procedure. More studies need to be done to confirm these findings.

Questions about Large Volume Liposuction?
If you need further information on large volume liposuction, please call Dr. Stoker’s office at 310-300-1779 or click here to set up an appointment. Our friendly plastic surgery consultants are ready to answer any questions you might have.

References:

  1. Ersek RA, Salsbury, M, Girling, R. Metabolic modulation by lipoplasty: A case report and invitation for investigators. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 28:120-122, 2004.
  2. Rizzo, MR, Paolisso G, Grella R., et.al. Is dermolipectomy effective in improving insulin action and lowering inflammatory markers in obese women? Clinical Endocrinology. 2005:63(3) 252-258.
  3. Yoon GH, Hyoung TK, Seo SW, et al. Impact of large-volume liposuction on serum lipids in Orientals: A pilot study. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 30:327-332, 2006.
  4. DʼAndrea F, Grella R, Rizzo MR, et al. Changing the metabolic profile by large-volume liposuction: A clinical study conducted with 123 obese women. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 29:472-478, 2005.