Dr. Fodor offers Vaser Assisted Lipoplasty in Beverly Hills and surrounding areas of California.
Many patients travel to Los Angeles to take advantage of Dr. Fodor’s expertise in liposuction. He has written extensively on the topic in addition to having developed or helped to develop many of the innovative techniques that are widely used today.
Liposuction (also known as lipoplasty, suction-assisted lipectomy, lipolysis or simply “fat suctioning”) is the most common cosmetic procedure performed today not only in the United States, but worldwide. The main advantage of liposuction over other procedures is that the incisions, which are often no more than 1/4 inch in length, can be strategically placed, leaving very minimal, if any, scarring. The natural elasticity of the dermis (skin) allows it to contract once the fat is “vacuumed out.” The younger the patient is the more elastic the skin. However, Dr. Fodor has performed the liposuction procedure successfully on selected individuals up to 75 years of age.
Liposuction is extensively used by itself for body sculpting as well as part of surgical procedures which include skin removal, such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck, upper arm lift, and inner thigh lift). In Dr. Fodor’s practice suction is also part of breast reduction by itself or in combination with other techniques, and for removal of unwanted fat from the neck in the course of a neck and face lift.
Liposuction is NOT a treatment for generalized obesity, and it does not replace diet and/or exercise. However, it does contour stubborn, “out-of-proportion” body areas (“figure faults”), which do not respond well to traditional weight loss modalities.
All patients for liposuction must be carefully screened to assess their candidacy from a physical and emotional standpoint.