Even though you try to lose weight, you probably still have pockets of fat that are keeping you from being completely confident in how you look. At Geoffrey R. Keyes, M.D., F.A.C.S., we have liposuction techniques to effectively rid small amounts of fat from areas of your body and face. Lipo, or liposuction surgery, is a body reshaping procedure that reduces pockets of fat from the flanks, tummy, buttocks, neck, upper arms, thighs, and more to create a more defined appearance. You can combine liposuction with other surgeries (like skin excision) for optimal outcomes. Sometimes, we get requests to treat several areas with liposuction, which is available if it is safe for you to have multiple procedures at one time. Los Angeles, CA double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey Keyes will assess your concerning areas to determine if liposuction would be beneficial for you. We want to help you feel and look the best you can be. Contact us today to set up an appointment for a private consultation.
"I chose Dr. Keyes after looking for the best plastic surgeon in California for my daughter’s rhinoplasty. From the very first appointment, I felt she was in the right hands. He showed us exactly what he was going to do and what we could expect and sure enough, that’s what he delivered. She had very little pain and her nose looks amazing. I’m so glad we selected Dr. Keyes and Kimberley to care for my daughter. I highly recommend Dr. Keyes and staff!"- M.G. / Google / Jun 14, 2019
"Finding Dr. Keyes was fate. After having one of the worst rhinoplasty consultations from a top plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills (that quoted me an obscene amount),I was kind of unmotivated and scared to keep looking. Out of nowhere, Dr. Keyes showed up at my workplace. I remember thinking how kind and welcoming he was in our interaction. When I found out he was a plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty I knew this was meant to be! He answered all my questions right then and there and told me to call his surgical assistant and manager, Kimberley, and let me tell you...Kimberley is AMAZING!!! Not only did Kimberley answer the phone immediately with the most comforting voice but she scheduled a consultation based on what worked best for my schedule. The consultation was so easy. I didn't even have to wait. They brought me in the room, took photos of my nose and next thing I know Dr. Keyes was in the room showing me what my nose could look like. He listened to what I had to say, what I was self conscious about, and really incorporated me into the treatment and what I could get out of it. Dr. Keyes and Kimberley made me feel welcome, comfortable, excited, and confident about my decision on getting my nose done. Scheduling my surgery was crazy because of my schedule at school and work. Kimberley always answered my calls and answered my concerns about rescheduling my surgery which made it very convenient for me. Surgery day was nerve wracking but exciting. The anesthesiology nurse even called me a few days before to make sure I was aware of the process and what would happen, addressed my concerns about surgery, and eased my nerves. Dr. Keyes, Kimberley, and all the nurses made sure I was okay, talked me through the process, and kept me updated on what was happening next. Next thing I know, I was waking up with Dr. Keyes and Kimberley by my side. They called that night to make sure I was okay and scheduled a time for me to come in the next day.From the time I woke up from surgery, I had barely any pain! Besides the swelling and bruising(which is expected), recover was so easy. I was up and about within a few days. The bruising and swelling went down within 5 to 7 days but that's patient specific.When I finally got my cast off, I couldn't believe how amazing my nose looked! I couldn't help but cry my eyes out. It was just what I wanted for sooo long. To this day, I still look at myself in the mirror and get all giddy inside. The best part is how NATURAL it turned out. I still look like ME and I LOVE it. People that knew me before the surgery just look at me and tell me something as changed but they can't pinpoint it. If you are looking for a natural looking nose that compliments your face and who you are as a person then Dr. Keyes is your guy!I have never felt so confident and beautiful in my life. I owe it all to Dr. Keyes and Kimberley!!!"- L.F. / Google / Jun 14, 2019
"Dr. Keyes and Kimberley are amazing! They treated me with respect and provided incredible care before and after surgery. I am 3 weeks post op from rhinoplasty surgery. The swelling has gone down tremendously and will continue to do so. I am thrilled with how it looks so far and I know it’ll only get better!"- A.W. / Google / May 22, 2019
"I have been a patient of Dr Keyes for over 17 years now and I highly recommend Dr Keyes. Over that period of time I have had breast augmentation, brow and lid lifts, nose job, lipo and botox treatments. I have been completely satisfied with the results and have always received professional and caring service from Dr Keyes, Kimberly, and staff. I recommended Dr Keyes to a college friend of mine years ago and she is also very happy with her breast augmentation from Dr Keyes. Unlike some cosmetic surgery offices, Dr Keyes will not comment on a body part unless YOU ask first. Check out his impressive credentials and go visit him for a consultation !"- I.G. / Google / May 22, 2019
"After interviewing three other Doctors for my girlfriends augmentation, we decided to go with Dr.Keyes. From his office, to his staff, Kimberley is amazing, we felt comfortable from the get go. We always felt he cared about us as people and the surgery was a marvelous success, he is a talented sculpture and he had had us following up with visits for months now just to make sure the healing is going along as it should. I would recommend him in a heartbeat!"- D.S. / Yelp / Feb 26, 2019
A candidate for liposuction may have excess fat on the neck, abdomen, buttocks, arms, hips, breasts, legs, or back. This can make a person feel out of shape and embarrassed in social situations. With liposuction surgery, we are able to sculpt these regions by suctioning away the stubborn fatty tissue. The result is a slimmer, fitter appearance.
Fat removal surgery is an excellent treatment for men and women who are at an ideal weight but have pesky areas of fat that have been hard to lose with exercise and diet. If you are contemplating liposuction, then you should have skin that is taut because liposuction is not a treatment for loose or sagging skin. It's also important to realize that liposuction is not an answer for weight loss. Females undergoing liposuction should be past pregnancies as this may compromise the results.
Surgical liposuction is completed in an outpatient setting. Dr. Keyes will have a board-certified anesthesiologist there to put you under general anesthesia. He will make a punch-hole incision through your skin so a cannula can be inserted. The cannula is a tube that makes it easier to release the fatty tissue that is being removed. After the desired amount of fat deposits have been suctioned out, Dr. Keyes will seal the small incision. Based on the amount of sections receiving treatment, your procedure may take several hours. In the separate area for recovery, your post-op team will assist you with managing any pain and look after your treated areas until you are discharged.
What to Expect
You may need to recover at home from liposuction for several weeks based on the areas treated and the amount of fat removed. It is typical to have bruising and swelling for 1 – 2 weeks, and you should have stitches taken out 7 – 10 days after surgery. The most important thing to do following surgery is to give your body time to rest and heal. When you are ready to go back to your job after your surgery, you need to remember to go slow. To increase your strength and stamina, try short walks and light workouts as advised by Dr. Keyes. Remember, you may notice some improvements soon after your surgery, but it will take around 6 – 10 months until your new body contour and shape are revealed.
Frequently Asked Questions
What about nonsurgical liposuction?
Although these nonsurgical procedures with lasers or fat reduction injections like Kybella® (for submental fat) can help reduce mild-to-moderate fat pockets, surgical liposuction is best for most people. Liposuction produces more dramatic and consistent results. Ask Dr. Keyes about nonsurgical fat reduction methods in your consultation. He can explain the benefits of all your options and help you choose what is best for you.
Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is an invasive surgery, incisions will be made and sutured. This will create scars; however, Dr. Keyes does his best to reduce their appearance. This starts with making small incisions in less visible areas or the natural folds of your body. After your surgery, Dr. Keyes or a member of his team will explain how to care for your incisions so they heal properly and fade.
Will my results last?
Will my results last? It is important to be ready to maintain your results before liposuction. While liposuction reduces an area's amount of fat cells, you can still lose and gain weight. Dr. Keyes suggests that before liposuction you are at or close to a healthy weight. Afterward, it's best to keep your post-surgical weight within 5 – 10 pounds. Your results will also be affected by getting pregnant after liposuction; however, another surgery such as a mommy makeover may be done to refresh your enhancements.
Striving for better results?
Fat removal with liposuction at Geoffrey R. Keyes, M.D., F.A.C.S. can help you diminish diet and exercise resistant fat. There is no need to feel like it is impossible to get the results you want. Dr. Keyes offers liposuction procedures to healthy men and women. We welcome you to contact our office in Los Angeles, CA and schedule your private consultation with Dr. Keyes.