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Michael Schwartz, MD -  - Cosmetic Surgeon

Pasadena Plastic Surgery

Michael Schwartz, MD

Cosmetic Surgeon & Facial Plastic Surgeon located in Pasadena, CA

Are you frustrated because some parts of your body don’t seem to respond despite your best efforts at exercising and eating right? Michael Schwartz, MD, is a board-certified facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon who offers liposuction for men and women at Pasadena Plastic Surgery in Pasadena, California. Sometimes called lipo, liposuction offers body contouring of stubborn areas so you can achieve the shape and definition you desire. For body contouring results that look and feel natural, book an appointment online or by phone today.

Liposuction Q & A

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure in which excess fat deposits are removed from stubborn areas that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Dr. Schwartz has been performing liposuction of the face, neck, and body since 1997.

In many cases liposuction is performed as part of a fat transfer procedure in which fat cells are removed from one area of the body and reintroduced into another area, such as the face or breasts, to create fullness. Liposuction is also often combined with a tummy tuck procedure or part of a mommy makeover.

What areas can be treated with liposuction?

Some of the most common areas where Dr. Schwartz performs liposuction include:

  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Neck
  • Chin
  • Arms
  • Waist
  • Flanks
  • Hips
  • Thighs

Dr. Schwarz has the training and experience to use liposuction safely for body contouring in virtually any area of your body.

What types of liposuction are available?

Types of liposuction procedures available at Pasadena Plastic Surgery include:

Tumescent liposuction

The tumescent technique uses tiny incisions through which a slender tube called a cannula is inserted. A numbing solution is introduced into the target area through the cannula, and then a vacuum is used to suction excess fat from your body gently.

VASER Hi-Def Liposuction

VASER uses innovative ultrasound technology to break up fat cells so they’re easier to remove. This revolutionary technique allows Dr. Schwartz to create impressive anatomical definition, such as “six-pack” abs. Dr. Schwartz has completed advanced training with the renowned Dr. Alfredo Hoyos of Bogotá, Colombia, who created the VASER liposuction technique.

What should I expect from recovery after liposuction?

You can expect to have some fluid drainage and discomfort for up to 48 hours after your procedure. You’ll need to wear a compression garment under your clothing for up to six weeks, and you’ll have to refrain from strenuous activities for at least one month after liposuction.

Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

If you get plenty of exercise and eat a healthy diet, but still have stubborn pockets of fat, liposuction may be right for you. You’ll need to be in good health overall, and your weight needs to be stable.

Find out for sure you’re a candidate for liposuction by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Schwartz at Pasadena Plastic Surgery online or by phone today.

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