Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

Are you interested in undergoing liposuction surgery?

Maybe you have a stubborn patch of fat that just won’t respond to diet and exercise. Or maybe you’ve recently lost weight, but there are parts of your body that look a little “uneven” as a result of remaining excess fat.

No matter what the reasons why you want to undergo liposuction surgery, there’s one question that’s on your mind: “Am I a good candidate for liposuction?” View More Patient Results

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Good Candidates for Liposuction Surgery

While each patient is different, the best candidates for liposuction surgery typically:

  • Are within 30% of their ideal body weight.
  • Already follow a healthy exercise and diet regimen, so as prevent removed fat from returning.
  • Have good or moderate skin laxity, which means that the chances for post-surgical skin sagging will be minimal.
  • Have good muscle tone, which can improve the aesthetic results after liposuction.
  • Are physically and mentally healthy nonsmokers with realistic expectations for how they’ll […]
By | 2019-06-12T04:37:10-07:00 May 18th, 2019|

How Long is Recovery From Liposuction?

Have you been interested in learning more about liposuction, but nervous about what recovery entails?

You’re not alone. Liposuction has earned a slightly negative reputation over recent years, thanks to the manual processes involved in breaking up and removing fat. Traditionally, liposuction recovery would take several weeks, in which post-op patients would have to contend with hefty amounts of swelling and bruising. View Gallery

But liposuction has changed over recent years – and now, thanks to SmartLipo, liposuction recovery is surprisingly fast.

How Does SmartLipo Work?

Before we dive into how long it takes to recover from SmartLipo, it’s important to understand just why this liposuction method has sped up recovery time.

SmartLipo (also known as laser liposuction) uses laser heat energy to liquefy fat cells in the targeted treatment area. The heat is delivered via the cannula, which is fed to the treatment area through a tiny incision. Once the fat is liquefied, it’s drained via the cannula, resulting in less catastrophic fat removal. The entire procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, thus reducing any risks normally associated with general anesthesia. View Gallery

By | 2018-08-30T13:27:21-07:00 August 9th, 2018|

What are the Benefits of SmartLipo vs. Liposuction?

If you’ve shied away from the idea of undergoing liposuction surgery – even if you’d love to get rid of those stubborn bits of body fat – you’re not alone. There are plenty of people who dislike the idea of getting liposuction for a number of reasons. For example, some people find the excessive bruising to be intimidating, while others may worry about loose skin once the fat tissue has been removed.

No matter what your reasons for avoiding traditional liposuction, there’s a new option out there that can help you get rid of excessive fat without invasive surgery: SmartLipo!


SmartLipo is an FDA-approved, minimally invasive surgical procedure that approaches liposuction from a different angle: instead of manually destroying fat tissue, SmartLipo uses laser heat energy to liquefy fat. This type of procedure has the following benefits:

  • It can be performed under local anesthesia
  • It minimizes the amount of bruising and swelling post-recovery
  • It speeds up the recovery process, meaning you can return to your normal routine faster

In addition to the above benefits, SmartLipo helps tighten skin in the treatment area. Here’s […]

By | 2018-10-16T00:28:01-07:00 November 3rd, 2017|

Laser Lipo vs. Traditional Lipo: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to looking your absolute best, you know that a healthy diet and regular exercise can make a huge difference. Yet if certain parts of your body aren’t responding to all of your hard work, you may need to call in some extra help to get the contoured results you’re looking for.

If you’ve been considering a liposuction procedure, you may be confused by all the options out there. From laser liposuction to traditional lipo, multiple procedures are all competing for your attention.

But which one is the right option for you?

Laser Lipo vs. Traditional Lipo

Just a decade ago, people who wanted to achieve a more contoured appearance had to settle for traditional liposuction – and some still do today. This surgical procedure uses a cannula to essentially “bash” away chunks of fat, which can cause significant bruising and swelling in the treatment area (not to mention unattractive surgical scars). Additionally, traditional liposuction can require a lengthy recovery process of four to eight weeks.

On top of these drawbacks, traditional liposuction can’t address a major aesthetic concern that’s left behind from fat removal: saggy skin. Liposuction is usually followed by a separate skin removal procedure, which can be even more costly and arduous than liposuction […]

By | 2018-10-16T00:30:36-07:00 July 16th, 2017|

What’s Good for Bulges: Liposuction, Tummy Tuck, or Body Contouring?

For many, tummy bulges can be more than a source of frustration; they can be downright embarrassing.  If you consider yourself part of this group, your bulges might be holding you back from feeling as confident as you deserve.  It seems as though no matter how hard you work out or how clean you eat, you just can’t slim down the bulges that plague your waistline.

Fortunately, there are multiple solutions to your tummy bulge problem – and you can find them all at Awaken Aesthetics in Torrance, California.

Battle the Bulge at Awaken Aesthetics

Awaken Aesthetics – a cosmetic surgery practice and medical spa – serves the greater Los Angeles & Orange County area.  At Awaken, you’ll discover a menu of solutions designed to contour your bulges and streamline your shape.  But before you visit our Torrance location, there might be one question on your mind:

What’s better for your bulge: a tummy tuck, liposuction, or body contouring?

The answer really depends on the bulge itself.  For clients who may have a slight yet stubborn tummy bulge, non-surgical body contouring is usually enough to achieve ideal results.  Awaken Aesthetics uses Venus Freeze to contour the trouble spot.  The Venus Freeze uses radiofrequency to target skin cells and […]

By | 2018-10-16T01:30:40-07:00 August 31st, 2015|
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