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5 Inspiring Liposuctions: Before and After

Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgical procedures have been increasing in popularity over recent years. An article of Medical News Today stated that according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, almost 18 million people underwent surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in the US in 2017. Amazing advancements in technology have completely changed the way plastic surgery is now performed.  Patients are now offered a variety of procedures, many of which offer increased safety measures and improved aesthetics. 

According to an INSIDER article, liposuction is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures formed in 2017.

What is Liposuction?


Liposuction is one of the most popular of the plastic surgery procedures  Liposuction is a procedure used to remove excess fat.  Liposuction can be performed in various areas of the body. At Applebaum MD, Dr. Applebaum has performed liposuction for over 25 years.  Dr. Applebaum removes unwanted fat using small cannulas and the tumescent fluid technique. This technique is superior to fat removal using laser or ultrasound.  An added benefit is the incision is very small, resulting in minimal to no sign of surgery afterward.  Some additional names for liposuction include lipoplasty and body contouring. 

Advances in Liposuction

Beverly Hills Liposculpture: Dr. Applebaum has mastered the body sculpting technique that contours and removes unwanted fat cells using small cannulas and tumescent fluid technique.  Dr. Applebaum’s technique provides superior results to other methods.  Post-procedure bruising is typically less than two weeks and requires minimal time off of work and exercise.  The procedure can be performed with the Body Tite skin tightening procedure.  Body Tite functions by tightening the network of tissue just under the skin that loses laxity with age. It uses radiofrequency energy to tighten the tissues and the liposuction works by removing the fat. Body Tite Skin tightening helps tighten muffin tops, loose abdominal skin, and fat rolls on one’s back that visibly accumulate at bra lines. Together, these procedures nicely complement each other, as RFAL or Body Tite skin-tightening procedures help reach areas that standard liposuction cannot reach.   

5 Applications for Liposuction: Before and After

Liposuction can be used at various locations of the body.  Let’s take a look at a few examples. 

  1. Abdominal Liposuction: 

The abdomen is one of the most common places that weight gain occurs.  Liposuction of the abdominal area can help remove fat in one of the most difficult areas for people to shed. Despite exercise and a healthy diet, many people still struggle with losing extra fat in the abdominal area.

Take a look at Applebaum MD’s before and after photos in the photo gallery.

  • Liposuction in Men:

Liposuction is not just for women. Plastic Surgery in general has become increasingly popular among men.  Men who undergo liposuction typically want to define their bodies, not just become leaner. Men often undergo liposuction to become more fit and create a more refined appearance. The results created by liposuction helps boost men’s confidence. 

Liposuction is often part of the Daddy-Do-Over procedure. The Daddy-Do-Over helps to address the physical changes that accompany the lifestyle changes occurring after childbirth.  While men do not undergo the physical and hormone changes that women do; a man’s appearance often changes from the lifestyle change that occurs with being a dad. Changes included increased stress, decreased personal “me time”, and sleep deprivation.  The Daddy-Do-Over helps boost confidence, which may help men succeed in their careers as well, leading to increased career satisfaction. Similar to the Mommy Makeover, the Daddy-Do-Over is customized to fit the needs of the patient and can include multiple procedures in 1 setting.  

Take a look at Applebaum MD’s case 2 before and after photos. The photos show the transition of a male patient of Dr. Applebaum who underwent abdominal liposuction. Notice the more refined appearance. 

3.Neck Liposuction: 

Liposuction of the neck can create a more defined, grateful appearing neckline. Great candidates for liposuction of the neck are younger patients ages 20s-early 50’s because the skin should have adequate elasticity to adequately heal after liposuction. However, every patient’s skin is different, therefore it is best recommended to discuss with your plastic surgeon if liposuction of the neck is a suitable choice for you. 

Take a look at a before and after liposuction of the neck photos.  Notice the difference after just 3 months.  

  1. Upper Extremity liposuction:

Take a look at before and after photos of liposuction performed on the arm. The woman in this picture is in her mid-twenties. The before and after picture depicts the reduction of fat in her upper arms, which was performed by using liposuction.  According to the Smart Beauty Guide, this patient had 1 liter of fat removed from each of her upper arms. What a positive difference is noted in a one-month timeframe.

  1. Brazilian Butt-Lift:  

The Brazilian Butt Lift became well known in America in 2000.  In the past 10 years, the Brazilian Butt Lift has become increasingly popular. The BBC article stated that according to the International Society of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Surgery, buttock augmentation increased 30% from 2014 to 2015. Liposuction is a key component of the Brazillian Butt Lift procedure.

The Brazilian Butt-lift is fat-grafting applied to the buttock. The fat creates more fullness to the buttock. During the procedure, liposuction removes fat from other areas of your body where you have unwanted fat, for example, hips, stomach, and thighs.  Then removed fat is purified and liquified and injected back into your buttock.

Take a look at some before and after photos of a Brazilian Butt Lift.  

Dr. Robert Applebaum is not only highly educated and experienced in liposuction, he also provides a proficient staff and comforting environment.  The most important goal for Dr. Applebaum is to provide his patients with the most natural results possible and to meet each patient’s expectations, regardless of the procedure that they are undergoing.  He carefully determines which procedures are adequate for each of his patients.  It is critical to Dr. Applebaum that his patients are carefully evaluated to determine if they are good surgical candidates for the desired procedures. This step helps provide the best patient safety and aesthetic results. 

Patient Reviews

 His patients rave about the Applebaum MD service and quality. His satisfied patients continue to return.  One review by Hida stated, “He is truly an artist.  Very professional and direct. I have been seeing him for over 8 years and so far never have been disappointed.  Highly recommend him for any type of procedure and also for a quick pick me up with Botox and fillers.  Thank you Dr. Applebaum.”   In addition, the Applebaum MD staff is also highly rated.  A recent patient commented, “I really appreciate how honest and transparent the staff is here.  I never really had to share my insecurities as everyone completely understands my situation.  I absolutely love this facility and staff!!! Will always recommend everyone to come here.” 

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Applebaum MD can help determine the best Plastic Surgery for you. Contact Applebaum MD today. 

Medically reviewed by Dr. Robert Applebaum

Dr. Robert Applebaum is a world renowned and highly respected Plastic Surgeon who is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In his nearly 30 years as a practicing physician, Dr. Applebaum has become known as an innovator in the field of laser technology techniques for plastic surgery procedures. He has published numerous articles and scientific papers about the use of laser technology and educates physicians worldwide on the applications of laser technology for plastic surgery. Dr. Applebaum primarily practices out of his private outpatient surgery center, Four Thirty Six Aesthetic Surgery Center, which is located in Beverly Hills.







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