Liposuction is an option to remove small bulges that won’t budge and to improve your body’s shape. Areas most commonly treated include the hips, abdomen, thighs, face and buttocks. Liposuction remains the only time tested and most effective way of removing stubborn and unwanted bulges of the body by actually removing fat cells permanently.

A good candidate for liposuction should have realistic expectations regarding the results of the procedure, as well as possess:

-Average or above-average weight

-Firm, elastic skin

-Good, overall health

-Concentrated pockets of fat that do not respond well to diet and exercise

Liposuction can also be used to perform liposculpture, which is a method to change the contour of the body to meet the patients’ goals. Common areas where local fat deposits are typically requested to be removed in order to contour the body including the abdominal area, back, inner/outer thighs, calves, or buttocks. Popular facial liposculpture areas include the chin, jowls, and neck.

Other procedures that can achieve liposculpture results are methods such as using the zerona slimming lasers, mesotherapy, and lipodissolve are not nearly as effect as liposuction. Liposuction or Liposculpture allows the cosmetic surgeon to target specific areas with much greater accuracy and control. The pain of liposuction is minimal and patients are able to return to normal activity typically under 1 week after having the liposuction surgery. The procedure is performed by board certified dermatologist Dr. Umar in the most minimally invasive and safest method that utilizes no general anesthesia at his Los Angeles office in Redondo Beach. Liposculpture is very effective and therefore the need for a redo a second liposuction surgery in the same area is rare. Dr. Umar advises that patient satisfaction will be especially high if patients follow the instructions and live a healthy lifestyle after their liposuction surgery. For more information, please contact Dr. Umar at FineTouch Dermatology in Los Angeles at (310)318-1500, or visit