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Athenix Body Sculpting Institute

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Irvine, CA 92618

Why Get Liposuction?

With our sedentary lifestyles in the 21st Century, fitness takes some dedication, and the older we become, the more dedication it takes. If you are eating a healthy diet, diligently working out, and carefully monitoring your calories, nothing is more discouraging than to still have stubborn fat deposits that resist all your efforts. Stubborn rolls of fat under the chin can make you appear older and heavier. Unsightly bulges and “love handles” can affect the way your clothes fit, and mar your silhouette.

Thankfully, liposuction can address this.

Due to a range of physical factors, many people develop fat deposits in various parts of the body that do not respond well to diet and exercise. If this dilemma is familiar and you are tired of fighting a losing battle, VASER® Liposuction may be the right solution for you. This minimally invasive body sculpting procedure could make it possible for you to have the body you have been working so hard to attain.

Superior Results and Less Downtime with VASER® Liposuction

VASER® Liposuction is a revolutionary new technique developed in the early 21st Century. (“VASER” is an acronym for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance.) It uses small micro-cannulas and ultrasound frequencies to gently and selectively dislodge fat cells away from the body’s soft tissue. Our surgeons can remove fat cells out of the body with this modern technique which involves less bruising, bleeding and swelling – common negative effects of traditional liposuction. With this cutting-edge technique, our lipo surgeons can safely and effectively remove unwanted fat, producing smooth results with a quick recovery and less downtime.

Go Beyond the Traditional and Choose Advanced Liposuction

There are vast differences between traditional liposuction and VASER® Liposuction. Traditional liposuction uses larger instruments, and is a more generalized sweep of the fat and tissue. This old style mechanical method could mean pain, bleeding, bruising, and swelling, and a longer recovery time. At Athenix, we are always working to find and employ the least invasive procedures and less invasive technologies and treatments. These advanced methods tend to produce better results and reduce discomfort and downtime for our patients.

With VASER® Liposuction, fat cells are not damaged or destroyed in the removal process. This enables Natural Fat Transfer, in which our surgeons are able to shift those viable fat cells to increase volume in other parts of the body. With this process, your own fat can be used to augment the breasts, buttocks, face, backs of the hands, or virtually any area of the body. This transfer process produces a very natural increase in volume and a supple, youthful appearance.

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Controlled, Precise, Targeted Fat Removal

Our surgeons have a high level of control with VASER® Liposuction. This makes it possible to operate precisely and to safely work on smaller areas of the body, such as the face, neck, and hands. This body sculpting procedure is very popular with our patients who want to get rid of stubborn fat deposits and reshape the body, as opposed to losing weight.

VASER® Liposuction is easier on the body than older forms of traditional liposuction. The procedure can be comfortably performed with a local anesthetic, which eliminates the risks associated with general anesthesia. Moderate activities may be resumed shortly after your liposuction, which makes this minimally invasive form of liposuction ideal for our patients with busy lifestyles.

What Causes Stubborn Fat Deposits?

Various physical factors cause many people to develop fat deposits in certain areas of the body that persist in spite of all their best efforts. Those factors may include:

  • Insulin resistance
  • High cortisol levels
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Stress
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Non-optimal sleep patterns
  • Post-menopausal drop in estrogen levels
  • Decreasing testosterone levels with age in men

Many women who work out and lose weight still have fat on the hips, buttocks, and thighs even after the upper body has slimmed down. Many men and women still have “love handles” at the waist or flabby areas on the abs after significant weight loss. This can be discouraging, to say the least. With VASER® Liposuction, our surgeons can re-sculpt the body you deserve to have when diet and exercise are not enough.

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Who Can Benefit from our VASER® Liposuction?

VASER® Liposuction is ideal for people who have shed pounds overall but can’t seem to budge those stubborn fat deposits. It is also an excellent procedure for patients who want micro contouring and to augment other areas of the body with Natural Fat Transfer. Using these techniques, our surgeons can sculpt and contour the body you’ve always dreamed of having without a difficult recovery or extended downtime.

With VASER® Liposuction our physicians can eliminate excess fat and unsightly bulges in the:

  • Belly
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Back
  • Knees
  • Arms
  • Chin

If you desire it, we can also use your body’s own healthy fat, removed from stubborn areas with VASER® Liposuction, to enhance other areas of the body in Natural Fat Transfer. This gentle technology produces higher quality fat and a higher concentration of stem cells for the transfer, which results in better blood supply and a more ideal appearance. With VASER® Liposuction and Natural Fat Transfer, our board-certified cosmetic surgeons can:

  • Fill in hollow and sunken areas in the face to create more youthful contours
  • Give you larger, fuller breasts with a softer, smoother, more natural appearance than with implants
  • Sculpt a curvy, perky, enhanced derriere in a Brazilian butt lift
  • Augment the backs of your hands, or virtually any area of the body

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Body Sculpting with VASER® Liposuction

If you are tired of fighting an uphill battle against stubborn fat deposits – and losing, VASER® Liposuction might be the best solution for you. At Athenix Body Sculpting Institute, our physicians can custom tailor a body sculpting procedure for you based on your unique anatomy and your personal treatment goals.

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Call Us Today for an Appointment

To see some of our body sculpting results, please view our Before & After photo gallery. Our number one goal is outstanding results and a comfortable treatment experience for you, and safety is always our top priority. Call or use our online form to schedule a complimentary consultation with a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon and body sculpting specialist today.


Liposuction FAQ

What are the various types of liposuction techniques?

The latest developments in liposuction systems are far superior to the traditional method. At Athenix, we offer VASER lipo, a gentler, water-assisted liposuction method. It allows us to more accurately sculpt the body, including micro-body contouring to create muscle definition.

Does liposuction hurt?

When performed correctly, you should not experience any discomfort during the procedure. The area from which the fat will be removed will be numbed with local anesthetic for your comfort.

How much swelling will I have after liposuction?

It is normal to experience some swelling or bruising after treatment, but it is typically far less than with traditional liposuction which was more invasive.

How much fat can be removed with liposuction?

Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, but a body sculpting procedure. You should be at a healthy weight to undergo the procedure, but of course will lose pounds, as the fat is removed from your body. Depending on the amount of fat extracted, you could lose six to eight pounds.

Will I have scars if I have liposuction?

At Athenix, we use the most advanced liposuction technique. The cannula, which is a small, thin, hollow needle will not leave you with any large noticeable scars if you follow all aftercare instructions carefully.

What are the different types of liposuction, and which one is best?

We use VASER liposuction as it is gentler on the body and preserves the fat cells, so they can be purified and used for natural fat transfer, bringing volume to another area of the body.

Can liposuction work to create more definition in upper arms, buttocks, or abdomen?

We offer advanced micro sculpting to achieve a more “chiseled” look to your body. With our micro-contouring procedure, you can achieve a more sculpted look with minimal downtime.

How much does VASER liposuction cost?

Your cost will be based upon the number of areas to be treated, and the time it will take to create the look you envision. We do all we can to make it affordable, including easy financing with a monthly payment of about $97.

Will I need general anesthesia to get liposuction?

No – we use local anesthetic to numb the areas to be treated, with no need to be under general anesthesia. As we use the gentle VASER lipo system, it is far easier to tolerate than earlier liposuction techniques.


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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 Your safety is our top priority.

To our valued patients,

I hope that you and your families have stayed healthy and well during this difficult time. We want to thank all of the essential workers that provided us with critical services during this period and also to all of you that remained at home preventing the further spread of the virus.

As we re-open our facilities our priority remains the safety and well being of our patients and staff. To that end, we have implemented a number of important safety measures at all of our facilities.

  1. All patients, staff, and caregivers will be screened via a questionnaire and temperature for Covid-19 symptoms at the front entrance.
  2. Only those individuals that pass the screening will be allowed into the facility.
  3. Patients can only bring 1 other person with them to the appointment.
  4. All patients (and caregivers) need to wear a mask while in the facility. Please bring a cloth or other mask with you to the appointment.
  5. Physical distancing will be in effect in the office waiting room and throughout the office.
  6. Once the physical distance capacity has been reached in the waiting room, patients will be asked to wait in their vehicles and will be called to come in at their appointment time.
  7. All surfaces in the office will be cleaned and disinfected at least on an hourly basis.
  8. All patient rooms will be cleaned and disinfected after each patient use.
  9. Caregivers waiting for patients after surgery will be asked to not wait in the facility.
  10. All staff will be wearing PPE in accordance with CDC guidelines.

We understand that these continue to be uncertain and difficult times however we remain committed to your health, well being, safety, and ensuring you the best outcome possible.

All Athenix Body Sculpting Institute locations are now open. However, as we continue to practice physical distancing, we are still available for virtual consultations at any of our locations. You can reach us by calling 1-888-276-1535 or email [email protected] to get scheduled.

We thank you for your continued support and trust in Athenix and look forward to seeing you soon.

Sincerely,

Gavin M. Dry, M.D. Chief Medical Officer