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Case 173

This 32-year-old woman was unable to achieve the figure she wanted even after diet and exercise. After trying hard to lose the weight on her flanks, she decided to explore other options by looking for a specialist in Los Angeles liposuction. She scheduled an appointment with one of the talented surgeons at Dr. Stoker's Practice to discuss what plastic surgery could do to help her gain the ideal figure she wanted.

After consulting with her, her surgeon recommended that she undergo power-assisted liposuction, where an electric motor attached to the liposuction tool makes tiny movements which aids the fat removal process. With the help of the PAL method, her surgeon was able to remove the fatty deposits on her flanks and thighs to even out her body to slim it down.

After recovering from her plastic surgery in Los Angeles, this patient was happy that her body finally looked the way she wanted. In the "after" photos, this patient's body looks firm and fit.

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Case 171

This 27-year-old woman wanted to slim down her figure even more, so she and her roommate decided to find a Los Angeles or Santa Monica plastic surgeon who could perform liposuction for them. After scheduling their consultations with one of the surgeons, this patient and her roommate decided that Dr. Stoker's practice was the right place for them.

To optimize the shape of her body, her plastic surgeon recommended that she have power-assisted liposuction, where an electric motor vibrates the liposuction tool, the cannula, during the procedure in order to more efficiently remove fatty deposits. Often, with power assistance, the liposuction surgery can be done more rapidly and can better treat difficult areas than without the motor.

The "after" photos show the patient looking slimmer and fitter than she did in the "before" photos. With liposuction alone, this patient was able to achieve the look she wanted and she was able to share the experience with her roommate. Afterwards, she was thrilled with the results and was happy that she had decided to undergo liposuction in Los Angeles.

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Case 168

This 42-year-old man had worked out extensively, but as he aged, fatty deposits began to accumulate around his waistline making him look unfit. Diet and exercise wouldn't remove those fatty deposits so he decided to look for a Los Angeles or Santa Monica plastic surgeon to discuss his options for trimming down his waistline. Finally, he made an appointment with one of the experienced surgeons at Dr. Stoker's Practice to ask about liposuction.

His surgeon recommended that he have power-assisted liposuction on his abdomen and flanks to help him in a way diet and exercise could not. By using an electric motor to add specific movement to the liposuction tool, power-assisted liposuction increases the effectiveness of traditional liposuction in removing fatty deposits.

After the procedure, the fatty deposits that had accumulated were gone, leaving this patient with a trim and smooth abdomen and flanks. His stomach and back look even with no bulges, leaving a fit and healthy looking torso he can be proud of. After the surgery, this patient was very happy to see that he looked the way he did before and was very glad that he had come to Dr. Stoker's Practice for Los Angeles liposuction.

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Case 106

A medical condition can make it very difficult to lose weight, but sometimes plastic surgery can help. This 27-year-old woman has Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) that made it very difficult for her to reshape her body even though she dieted and exercised faithfully. She knew that liposuction is not a weight loss method, but she hoped that her healthy habits would make her a good candidate for liposuction in Los Angeles to improve her shape.

Her board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker examined her medical history and discussed her options with her carefully. Even though liposuction is not designed for weight loss, it can still create impressive results for patients who are already healthy and close to their weight loss goals.

Dr. Stoker determined that this patient would be a great candidate for surgery and recommended power-assisted liposuction for her entire midsection, along with a tummy tuck to flatten out her abdomen. Both procedures can be performed at the same time, under general anesthesia, so that the patient can recover quickly and avoid the costs of separate procedures.

After completing her recovery, this patient is happy to show off her shapely new curves. She looks and feels much slimmer and more attractive, and says that her results exceeded even her own expectations. She is very pleased with the care and results she received from her Beverly Hills area plastic surgeon.

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Case 102

This 42-year-old woman felt that diet and exercise were not working for her, and decided to look for a Beverly Hills area plastic surgeon who could give her advice on how to get a slimmer waist. She learned about board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker and decided to meet with him to better understand her options.

At her consultation, Dr. Stoker explained to her that plastic surgery is not a replacement for weight loss, but that she was still a great candidate for surgery. Like many women, this patient had large, uneven deposits of fat around her abdomen that made her look much heavier and less healthy than she really was. They talked over her options to give her a shape that would fit her healthy habits, and Dr. Stoker recommended an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) with power-assisted liposuction (PAL).

Power-assisted liposuction in Los Angeles uses a vibrating liposuction wand to remove larger, thicker patches of fat such as the ones around this patient's abdomen. Since the vibrating wand removes fat very gently, it helps prevent bruising and allows patients to heal more quickly and comfortably.

After her tummy tuck and extensive liposuction, the patient was thrilled with her transformation. Her whole body looks slimmer, and from the side and rear views it is obvious that her new curves flatter her body beautifully.

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Case 97

Despite diet and exercise, this 27-year-old woman from Irvine had pockets of fat on her hips, flanks, and thighs creating "saddle bags" that made her body look less balanced. She decided to meet with one of the board-certified plastic surgeons at Dr. Stoker's Practice to find out if she was a candidate for Los Angeles liposuction. She and her surgeon discussed her appearance goals and together determined that she would receive power-assisted liposuction of her inner and outer thighs, as well as her hips and flanks.

The surgeons at Plastic Surgery utilize a number of different, up-to-date techniques to make sure their patients enjoy better results with as little downtime as possible. In older liposuction methods, the surgeon would break up the fat by moving the liposuction wand, or cannula, through the fat in a vigorous motion that often damaged nearby tissues. Power-assisted liposuction helps avoid this problem by using a cannula that vibrates gently, helping the surgeon to remove fat in a more smooth, precise way and allowing patients to recover faster.

Six weeks after her procedure, the patient is already very pleased with her results, and in her before and after photos it's clear that her liposuction surgery in Los Angeles has enhanced the look of her whole body. Without the excess fat at her hips and thighs, her legs look slimmer, and now that her hips have a gentler curve, her waist looks smaller and flatter. From behind, her buttocks also look tighter and firmer.

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Case 95

This 45-year-old Los Angeles woman was dissatisfied by the size and shape of her legs, and felt that made her look heavy and awkward. She decided to meet with one of the highly respected plastic surgeons at Dr. Stoker's Practice to discuss liposuction surgery in Los Angeles and help her create the appearance she desired.

During this patient's consultation, she and her surgeon discussed the possibilities for a liposuction procedure to remove her unwanted fat from problem areas including her flanks, knees, and the inner, outer, and frontal regions of her thighs. Power-assisted liposuction is a popular choice for removing fat cells safely and effectively to creating smoother, more appealing body contours. This method is also well known for minimizing patient discomfort and recovery time.

At her 20 month follow-up appointment, it was clear that this woman was greatly pleased with the results of her power-assisted Los Angeles liposuction procedure. By reshaping her legs, she was able to achieve significant improvements to the shape of her whole body - her waist looks thinner, her body looks longer and more toned, and altogether her shape is much more flattering.

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Case 94

After pregnancy, it is common for women to experience loose abdominal muscles that will not tighten with exercise, but coupled with stubborn fatty deposits, this problem can be noticeable and frustrating. This 36-year-old mother from Long Beach felt that she was a perfect candidate for a plastic surgery procedure to refine the shape of her body and help her achieve a more flattering look. Specifically, she wanted to correct the shape of her flanks or "love handles," smooth out the "support rolls" along her back, and create a slimmer shape for her inner and outer thighs.

In her meeting with a board-certified plastic surgeon at Dr. Stoker's Practice, this woman carefully evaluated each of her options before deciding on a combined procedure including a tummy tuck as well as liposuction for her problem areas. Her goal was to create a smoother look that would flatter her whole appearance.

Power assisted liposuction and a tummy tuck near Long Beach and Los Angeles is most effective to create an attractive, energized look for women and men who already work to live healthy. Patients should be at or close to their goal weight, and for best results should avoid gaining or losing significant amounts of weight after surgery.

This woman's post-operative photos show her results at 18 months following her tummy tuck and Los Angeles liposuction procedures. The differences between her before and after pictures are dramatic; after her procedure, the fatty bulges on her back and hips have been smoothed away, giving her whole body a much firmer, tighter appearance.

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Case 93

This 38-year-old mother from Pasadena wanted to sculpt smoother contours for her hips and thighs and restore the look of her body. To learn about her options for removing the stubborn pockets of fat that from her mid-section, she met with a board-certified plastic surgeon at Dr. Stoker's Practice. After explaining the different options for Los Angeles liposuction, they decided together on power-assisted liposuction focused on the abdomen, flanks, hips, and inner and outer thighs.

Power-assisted liposuction is just one of several methods available at Plastic Surgery, and a popular one. Its improved technology provides more precise results by removing fatty bulges more smoothly and helping surgeons and patients prevent the tissue damage that creates post-surgical discomfort. Because this procedure typically offers a faster and more comfortable recovery than less sophisticated liposuction methods, it is a top choice for busy women and men to include in their Pasadena area body contouring plastic surgery plan.

After her power-assisted liposuction procedure, this woman's body looks much more sculpted and shapely. Her liposuction procedure created a more defined waist and softer contours for her hips and thighs, giving her body a slimmer appearance. She loves that she looks more toned and rejuvenated.

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Case 91

This 28-year-old woman from Studio City was uncomfortable with the saddlebags on her outer thighs, feeling that they made her legs look heavy and disproportionate to her body. During her consultation, her Plastic Surgery surgeon suggested that liposuction surgery in Los Angeles would be a good choice to remove her unwanted fat deposits. After establishing her goals, having her questions answered, and scheduling a time for her procedure, she was excited to move forward with her surgery.

Our Plastic Surgery surgeons have helped to pioneer several different liposuction techniques, and they actively involve themselves in new developments to stay current with the latest body sculpting technologies. Their work with Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) has helped refine this method, which offers numerous benefits over traditional approaches, including greater precision in sculpting difficult areas. In PAL, the vibrating tip of the cannula (liposuction wand) helps surgeons remove fat much more gently, resulting in a faster recovery.

This woman's "after" photos are taken the first day following surgery. Power-assisted Los Angeles liposuction of her inner and outer thighs has not enhanced only the shape of her legs, but also significantly improved the look of her entire figure. From behind, her hips and buttocks now look slimmer and firmer, and her body looks lifted and youthful. So soon after surgery, she still has minimal bruising, but this will start to disappear within days, and her appearance will continue to improve as her results develop over the next few months.

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