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.
"This review may be a little early as I just got my cast off my nose today...but I am over the moon. I don't know how Dr. Keyes does it, and I'll admit I was skeptical while the cast was on as the cast and tape can distort things. I was actually a nervous wreck. But when that cast came off today, it reduced me to happy tears. He did everything I wanted and more. My nose is now straight, and it looks amazing. Even swollen I love it! I can breathe through my left nostril for the first time and it feels so good. I seriously feel like a new person. I'm so excited to see how it progresses over the next year. Dr. Keyes was the only consultation I had, and for a second it crossed my mind, did I jump the gun on this? Do I need a second opinion? Something in my gut trusted him. And I'm so glad my gut was right. His reviews and his before and after photos on his website speak for themselves. I am so thankful to Dr. Keyes and Kimberly. They're so easy to reach and they care about you just as much before the surgery as they do after. They are wonderful. Couldn't recommend them more. I am so happy. Thank you Dr. Keyes and Kimberly. From the bottom of my heart!"- S.B. / Yelp / Nov 05, 2019
"So happy with rhinoplasty results - two weeks post op! - I'm only two weeks post op from my nose surgery so technically I should wait to write this review until the final result, but I can't wait. I am so happy with my results. Dr. Keyes is an expert rhinoplasty surgeon, and he did a remarkable job on me. I was classified as "a hard nose" because I already had a nice nose, but I was always self conscious because it was slightly crooked and pinched in the center which also gave me breathing issues. He knew exactly what I needed from the moment he saw my nose, and he delivered. My nose is so natural and beautiful now, I can't believe it's only going to get better. Hard to imagine! Not to mention my breathing is amazing. Feels like I have an invisible breathe right strip on. It's an incredible feeling.Kimberly, his partner is also lovely. Like all the other reviewers say, she is there every step of the way answering questions and concerns. Both of them couldn't be easier to reach. Kimberly is warm and friendly and makes you feel totally comfortable. All in all I feel lucky to have found them, and I am so thankful. Will report back with an update a couple months from now. Thank you Dr. Keyes and Kimberly!"- P. / RealSelf / Nov 11, 2019
"Dr. Keyes and Kimberley, his surgical assistant, are the best in the business. These days it is tough to find a surgeon especially because you can find a lot of flashy pictures on social media that might make you interested in visiting a surgeon, but when it comes down to it it's all about skill. Dr. Keyes has been president of the rhinoplasty society and speaks around the world on surgical techniques. Kimberley is SO kind and caring, you will certainly be in great hands with these two. When it comes down to picking a surgeon, it is key to find a surgeon that has the credentials, bedside manner, and experience and that is Dr. Keyes and Kimberley! I'm only 4 months post-op and I can't wait until my final results. This is the place to go for your next procedure, 100%. Wish I could give more than 5 stars!"- J.S. / Yelp / Oct 29, 2019
"Kimberely and Dr. Keyes are the best! - Prior to Dr. Keyes I had seen three different ENT’s; two scoped my nose, one wanted a CT scan and I had a couple of surgeries that were of no help.My primary care physician suggested I go see Dr. Keyes, because he was able to help one of her other patients.I was NOT thrilled on the idea to go see a "plastic surgeon".I called and talked to Kimberley, Dr. Keyes Director of Patient Services. She is absolutely AMAZING! She answered all of my many questions and I called more than once!I met with Dr. Keyes and told him about the issues with my nasal passages. He listened, asked a few questions and then examined my nose.After a little prodding, he said there were three items wrong with my nose. He described the details of the nose functions and then explained what needed to be done to mine.I was impressed. It made sense and I went through with the surgery.I wish I would have gone to him FIRST!THANK YOU Dr. Keys and Kimberley! You two are the best!"- N. / RealSelf / Oct 14, 2019
"3 months post-op and loving so far! - Dr. Keyes and Kimberley are literally the BEST of the best. I've been waiting to write my formal review (and will be doing so when I have more time to rave about them) but honestly I've been getting a ton of compliments and couldn't wait! They are the dream team! More formal review to come :)"- R. / RealSelf / Oct 13, 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.