Marina del Rey
Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
When men and women in Los Angeles consider liposuction, one question they have is how long recovery will take. I'm pleased to say that, due to the experience I've gained through performing thousands of procedures, my patients are often able to start getting back to their normal routines in 24 to 48 hours.
Having performed thousands of liposuction procedures during my career, I have refined my techniques to be as gentle as they are effective. In fact, as a co-investigator in a major stem cell research project at UCLA, we found that greater than 90% of the fat cells I remove with liposuction are still alive in the lab after 96 hours. This surprisingly high fat viability confirms that my fat removal techniques are quite gentle for the cells and for the patient.
The key to rapid recovery from liposuction is utilizing a technique that gives me a high level of control while causing minimal tissue trauma. That's why I perform PAL, or power-assisted liposuction, whenever possible. The system uses a cannula (tube) that vibrates gently to loosen fat cells and suction them away with minimal disturbance to surrounding areas.
Additional steps I take to ensure rapid recovery include:
I've been using PAL systems for more than a decade, having conducted studies on multiple generations of models. Because I'm an instructor in modern liposuction techniques, I have used almost all of the technologies in liposuction as they become available. PAL remains my favorite technique due to numerous advantages. It allows a high level of precision, minimal impact on nearby tissues, and less bruising. This means faster recovery for my patients.
Men and women who are good candidates for 24-hour recovery liposuction surgery in Los Angeles include those who are in good health and do not smoke. Rapid recovery is most easily achieved for patients needing treatment on a few targeted areas rather than removal of large volumes of fat. If you're interested in liposuction but just can't afford to be away from your daily routines for long, I invite you to come in to discuss liposuction with rapid recovery. Request a consultation online or give my office a call at (310) 300-1779.