Liposuction

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Consult with Dr. Kyle Belek so you can decide if liposuction is right for you.

Kyle Belek, MD, offers a wide array of liposuction options for Berkeley residents who seek the very best in beauty supplies and services.

Because of its effectiveness and quick results, liposuction has been popular for many years. If you would like to contour your body and eliminate persistent pockets of fat to enhance your self-image, liposuction is the ideal choice.

How does liposuction work?

Dr. Belek can use liposuction as a fat-removal procedure alone, in combination with other plastic surgery methods, or can employ it to both remove and add fat in strategic body locations. Adding fat might seem odd at first, but the technique is often used to eliminate persistent wrinkles on the face and in other areas.

Dr. Belek’s clients who opt for liposuction find that it is a fast, long-lasting and highly effective way to reshape targeted areas of the body. Ultimately, a liposuction procedure can improve your overall look by eliminating fat deposits in key anatomical locations.

In medical journals, the procedure is typically referred to by one of two names, either lipoplasty (fat modeling) or lipectomy (fat removal). Many clients choose to combine liposuction with various plastic surgery procedures for greater effect. Tummy tucks, breast reductions and facelifts are often paired with liposuction for synergistic outcomes.

Routine liposuction surgery removes fat deposits from multiple body sites, including thighs, buttocks, the neck, the arms and the abdomen. Though limited versions of liposuction were first performed in the 1920s, the technique we know today did not become common until the 1970s. Since then, medical techniques have been greatly improved and liposuction has become the world’s most common plastic surgery.

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What are the benefits of liposuction?

There are numerous benefits to liposuction surgery. Primarily, the technique eliminates areas of body fat that have proven resistant to exercise and dieting. Even people with quite healthy lifestyles experience unwanted or excess localized fat deposits. When this is the case, liposuction can remove specific amounts of fat from thighs, the waist, hips, buttocks and other locations.

While liposuction is never a replacement for proper exercise and a nutritious diet, it can produce a contoured, healthy-looking body as a result of fat removal. One key misconception about the procedure is that it treats cellulite. In fact, liposuction is not effective for eliminating cellulite.

Given its few limitations, however, liposuction remains a highly effective remedy for extremely stubborn fat buildup in certain anatomical locations. Dr. Belek’s liposuction clients typically report a general increase in self-esteem and notice how much better they look. Their bodies often appear firmer and more height-weight proportionate after liposuction. Wrinkles can be removed and the results can last for years.

How can I find out if liposuction is a good idea for me?

If you have experienced unwanted fat buildup, how do you know whether liposuction can help? Should you opt for the procedure? Consulting with Dr. Kyle Belek is the best way to find the answers to these questions. Most adults who want to get liposuction are good candidates if they:

  • Have persistent body fat deposits
  • Exercise regularly
  • Are non-smokers
  • Have a generally positive outlook and specific goals relating to liposuction
  • Do not have any serious medical conditions or life-threatening illnesses
  • Are within 30 percent of their ideal body weight
  • Have good muscle tone and firm, elastic skin

People who are unhappy with stubborn fat deposits that resist sensible dietary and exercise regimens are prime candidates for liposuction. For men and women alike, liposuction can be a simple solution to a difficult problem.

If you think liposuction is the right choice for you, consult with Dr. Belek about the options. After the consultation, you will be in a better position to decide whether this beneficial procedure is a good match for you.

Dr. Belek wants his patients to look their very best, and enjoys helping them improve their self-image and overall physical appearance. Serving Marin and surrounding areas, Dr. Belek can be contacted here or by telephone at (415) 968-9652.