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FAQ ABOUT LIPOSUCTION: Questions and Answers about Los Angeles Liposuction

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LIPOSUCTION:

 

  1. Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is double board certified and has expertise in laser liposuction, traditional liposuction, microsculpt liposuction, and ultrasound liposuction. Laser and ultrasound liposuction use high energy to melt away fat and tighten the skin.  All procedures are performed on an outpatient basis and each liposuction type has its advantages.   Schedule a consultation with Dr. Karamanoukian to discuss your options for liposuctionWhat kind of liposuction does Dr. Karamanoukian perform?
  2. What are the most common areas for liposuction treatment? Liposuction can be performed on any area of the body, but is most commonly performed on the neck, arms, abdomen, waistline, back, thighs, and hips.  Dr. Karamanoukian will discuss the amount of liposuction that can be performed on your body after examining the skin resiliency and amount of stretch marks on the area.
  3. What is tumescent liposuction? Liposuction has been around for about thirty years.  Advancements in liposuction have allowed plastic surgeons to minimize risks with liposuction and ‘tumescent liposuction’ is a method whereby a solution of saline, numbing medication, and epinephrine are used as an anesthetic fluid.  The tumescent solution minimizes pain and also minimizes the amount of blood loss and bruising associated with liposuction.  Most liposuction performed in the United States is done with tumescent solution.
  4. How long do results last after liposuction? Unless you have significant weight gain during your life, the results of liposuction are life-long and will allow you to rid yourself of unwanted areas of fat. Results from studies have shown liposuction to be a highly gratifying cosmetic surgery procedure that achieves outstanding results if combined with a normal regimen of diet and exercise.
  5. Is the liposuction performed in the operating room? Dr. Karamanoukian adheres to the highest standards of safety and requires all liposuction procedures to be performed in an accredited and licensed operating room. This maximizes safety and allows for complete sterility during your procedure.  Liposuction can be peformed under local anesthesia for microsculpt techniques, conscious sedation, or general anesthesia.  Our office will arrange an anesthesiologist to administer the anesthetic if general anesthesia or conscious sedation is required.  All anesthesiologists on staff in our surgical center are board certified and state licensed, adhering to the highest standards of safety.
  6. Is bruising a normal part of liposuction? Most patients will have some bruising after liposuction and this usually subsides within one week of surgery.  There are ways to minimize bruising with liposuction, such as avoidance of over the counter blood thinners such as ibuprofen and aspirin.  Remember that the effects of aspirin and ibuprofen stay in your body for weeks, so avoid these medicines for two to three weeks before your procedure.  If you have taken them, simply tell Dr. Karamanoukian during your preoperative appointment.  Our office also recommends using Bruise-Pak supplements prior to surgery to reduce pain and swelling associated with the liposuction.
  7. Can I take Arnica Montana prior to liposuction? Absolutely.  Our office recommends the brand Bruise-Pak for cosmetic surgery because it is chewable and has easy-dosing.  In addition, Bruise-Pak has a more standardized dose of Arnica Montana that makes it suitable for larger cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.
  8. When can I begin exercising again after my liposuction? Dr. Karamanoukian recommends at least two follow-up visits before resuming strenuous exercise and sports activities.  You can restart a basic aerobic regimen within one week of surgery and strenuous yoga or sports about two to three weeks thereafter.
  9. Will liposuction treat my cellulite? Liposuction will improve cellulite to some degree, depending on how severe the cellulite is.  Dr. Karamanoukian is an expert in cellulite treatment and will likely recommend the Brazilian Cellulite Treatment that he developed or Endermologie, a cellulite program developed in France.

 

VASER liposuction benefits - Kare Plastic Surgery in Santa Monica.

Dr. Karamanoukian is a double board certified plastic surgeon specialized in cosmetic plastic surgery.  He performs traditional liposuction, microscope liposuction, and ultrasound guided liposuction for treatment of unwanted areas of fat on the face and body.  Liposuction advancements have allowed for smaller incisions and quicker recoveries compared to previous years.  The most common areas for liposuction include the neck area to refine the jawline and chin areas, the hips, inner thighs, mid abdomen and stomach line, flanks, and back.  By removing the unwanted fat, the patients are more able to tone their body and achieve their desired waist size through diet and exercise.  VASER liposuction can provide many benefits over traditional liposuction including shrinkage of skin and a more even contour to the treated areas.  To schedule a consultation for VASER liposuction or traditional liposuction in Los Angeles, please call our office at 310-998-5533.

Who is a good candidate for chin liposuction? Chin liposuction in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills with Dr. Karamanoukian, MD

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Chin liposuction is performed for a condition known as a double chin, wherein the fat along the neck and chin areas diminish the contour of the jawline and neck.  Liposuction is an outstanding procedure for treatment of this area as it requires minimal cutting and minimal surgery. 

 

Liposuction by Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian for the chin and neck area is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia or mild sedation.  The procedure is strictly outpatient and the patients will return to normal activity within hours of the surgery.  There is a mild period of swelling and bruising that usually improves within 24 to 48 hours.  Candidates for chin and neck liposuction are those that have shorter appearing neck with a double chin or excessive fat along the jawline, neck or chin areas. 

 

If you feel that you are a candidate for this procedure and wish to have a chin liposuction, call our office at 310-998-5533 to schedule a comprehensive consultation for liposuction in the Los Angeles area.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a trusted expert in liposuction and performs hundreds of liposuction cases per year.

 

A second option for chin and neck rejuvenation is a procedure known as Ultherapy, which uses microfocused ultrasound to tighten the deep layers of the neck and chin areas.  Ulthera is an FDA-Approved alternative to traditional neck lift surgery. 

How big are the incisions for chin and neck liposuction? Expert in Santa Monica Plastic Surgery - Raffy Karamanoukian, MD

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Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian performs chin and neck liposuction to refine the jawline, chin and neck area.  Often patients have a condition known as a double chin in which excessive fat and unwanted fat along the chin and neck areas diminishes the refinement of the neck line.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian performs microscope liposuction in this area which uses very tiny incision placed along the posterior aspect of the chin and back of the ear.  Deep tiny incisions are well hidden and are about the size of a pencil tip.  Using a very fine liposuction cannula, Dr. Karamanoukian will remove the excess fat along the jawline, jowls and neck area. 

 

Patients report a high degree of satisfaction and have outstanding results that nearly improve over the postoperative period.  Call our office at (310) 998-5533 to schedule an appointment for chin and neck liposuction in Los Angeles.

Is liposuction an ideal treatment for men? Los Angeles

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Liposuction removes excess fat along areas that are genetically prone to maintain unwanted fat.  Both men and women are candidates for liposuction and it has become increasingly common for men to undergo liposuction for the love handle and stomach area.  Genetics play an important role in fat metabolism.  Some patients will develop excessive fat in certain patterns on the body including the thighs, legs, flanks, and abdomen.  These patients are ideal candidates for tumescent liposuction, microsculpt liposuction, or laser and ultrasonic liposuction. 

 

The most common areas for men to undergo liposuction are the flanks and the waistline.  By removing this unwanted area of fat, the patients are able to restore and maintain a normal body proportion that is more receptive to weight loss and gain.  In addition post liposuction patients often report that their body pattern is more in tune with body weight and their exercise and diet regimen.  To schedule a consultation for male liposuction, please call Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian at 310-998-5533.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is an expert in liposuction and performs tumescent liposuction, microsculpt liposuction, and laser and ultrasonic liposuction in his Santa Monica and Beverly Hills practice.

What is the most common area for liposuction in men?

Liposuction is commonly performed on the face and body.  Goal of liposuction is to remove unwanted areas of fat that are not responsive to normal diet and exercise.  Men maintain fat in different patterns than women and the most common areas for liposuction in men include the love handles, waistlines, and flanks.  Women on the other hand are commonly concerned about the inner thighs, hips, and waistline.  Men and women are both excellent candidates for liposuction and Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian can provide you with many options for outpatient liposuction in the Los Angeles area.  Please call our office at 310-998-5533 to schedule an appointment for liposuction.

What are some options to correct a double chin? - Santa Monica Plastic Surgery - Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian

A double chin is caused by a combination of excessive skin and excessive fat along the chin and neck areas.  Unlike more metabolically active areas of fat, the chin and neck area are sometimes resistant to normal diet and exercise.  This is why the patients develop a full chin and neck areas that often diminishes the contour of the jawline and chin areas.  A double chin is usually corrected with liposuction as an outpatient procedure. 

 

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian performs outpatient liposuction for the chin and neck area under tumescent anesthesia.  Dr. Karamanoukian is a double board certified plastic surgeon and an expert in liposuction.  He is a trusted surgeon who provides safe and effective solutions for unwanted areas of fat.  To schedule an appointment for liposuction and or correction of the double chin, please call our office at 310-998-5533

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Liposuction can be performed on most part of the body.  A less common area for liposuction is the pubic mound where the patients may develop excessive fat that is not amenable to diet and exercise.  The pubic mound often contains fat that is hormonally sensitive and post pregnancy women often develop a pubic mound that is excessively protruding.  A large pubic area may interfere with certain activities and or closed. 

 

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian performs liposuction of the pubic mound area in order to minimize the size and contour of the pubic area. This liposuction procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under tumescent and local anesthesia.  To schedule a consultation for liposuction of the pubic mound, please call our office at 310-998-5533.

Where are the incisions for a neck liposuction procedure? - Santa Monica Plastic Surgery - Kare Plastic Surgery

Neck liposuction can recontour the neck and jawline of the face and reestablish a more youthful contour to the neck area.  The patients who have a double chin or excessive fat in the neck and chin areas may wish to undergo liposuction to remove the excess fat and restore a more taut appearance to the jawline chin and neckline.  Although there are different types of liposuction procedures for the neck, Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian prefers to place three incisions for complete recontouring of the neck.  These incisions are tiny and are made with a small needle rather than a surgical blade.  In doing so, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian can minimize scarring and can restore your natural proportions to the neck without invasive surgery.  These incisions are immediately behind the chin and at the base of the earlobe. 

 

The incisions for neck liposuction are barely noticeable and are quick to heal after surgery.  If you are concerned about the neck area or chin area and wish to undergo liposuction, Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian can provide you with full detail about neck liposuction and neck lifting.  He has been featured on popular television shows and is a trusted expert in liposuction. Call Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian's office in Santa Monica - 310-998-5533.

What procedures are used for a Mommy Makeover? - Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian - Best surgeon in the Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills area.

A Mommy Makeover is a set of procedures that are designed to enhance and recontour the female body after pregnancy and childbirth.  The most common procedures that are performed during a Mommy Makeover include liposuction, Tummy Tuck, and breast enhancement.  For a subset of women, a labioplasty is performed in order enhance the labia minora and to restore the body to prepregnancy state.  Childbirth and pregnancy can cause changes in the female breast and body that are hormone dependent.  During a consultation for Mommy Makeover surgery in Los Angeles, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian will provide you with details and a definitive plan for combining liposuction, Tummy Tuck and breast enhancement surgery in order to restore your youthful proportions.  Liposuction can be performed with tumescent anesthesia or general anesthesia using ultrasonic or laser liposuction.  There are variations of the Tummy Tuck that are performed for a Mommy Makeover surgery including a Mini Tummy Tuck or Full Tummy Tuck for the abdominal wall and muscle.  Breast enhancement surgery will include breast lift, breast reduction, and breast augmentation to recontour and reshape the breast after childbirth.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is an expert on Mommy Makeover surgery and can provide you full details of a most popular and recommended options for liposuction, Tummy Tuck, breast enhancement, and labioplasty after childbirth.  Please call our office at 310-998-5533 to schedule a comprehensive consultation for Mommy Makeover surgery in Los Angeles with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian.

What is the typical recovery time for a Mommy Makeover procedure in Los Angeles? - Los Angeles Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon - Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian

A Mommy Makeover procedure can combine various aspects of breast and body cosmetic plastic surgery.  Most common types of combination mommy makeover surgery performed in our Los Angeles plastic surgery office include Liposuction, breast enhancement, and Tummy Tuck surgery.  Liposuction can be performed on the body including the abdomen flanks, hips, thighs, and arms and can recontour and reshape the body after pregnancy and childbirth.  A breast enhancement surgery can include a breast lift, breast reduction, or breast augmentation in order to enhance the proportions and contour of the female breast.  A Tummy Tuck is a most invasive type of the several procedures available for Mommy Makeover surgery.  During a Tummy Tuck, the excess skin and fat from the abdomen is recontoured and reshaped, with tightening of the midline abdominal muscles.  During a Mommy Makeover surgery, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian will refine and contour the breast body in order to restore a more youthful proportion to the female body.  Most commonly, women will undergo Mommy Makeover surgery after their last child.  The recovery after Mommy Makeover surgery depends on the type of surgery that is performed and may allow patient to return to normal activities within one to two weeks after surgery.  A Mini Mommy Makeover procedure can also be performed with quicker recovery and quicker downtimes in order expedite the recovery phase.  During your consultation for Mommy Makeover surgery in Los Angeles, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian will provide you with necessary details to help you decide which type of procedures are best for your particular body shape.  Please call our office at 310-998-5533 to schedule your next appointment for Mommy Makeover surgery in Los Angeles.

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Neck liposuction is used to contour the central neck, chin, jawline, and lateral neck.  Some patient will present with prominent facial jowls that overshadow the jawline.  Jowls are located above the jawline and are usually lateral to the nasolabial folds and marionette lines.  During a facelift, neck-lift, or neck liposuction, it is possible to address the jowls through micro-liposuction.  This technique allows Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, a Los Angeles plastic surgeon, to refine and contour the jowls in relation to the medial jawline.  The correction of jowling complements facial contouring procedures and provides the patients with an effective strategy to improve facial proportions.

 

After jowl refinement liposuction, a standard facelift dressing is placed for 24 hours.  The dressing places uniform compression on the face and neck and minimizes the formation of hematomas of complications after surgery.  Recovery is relatively quick and Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian can provide you with details regarding neck liposuction, jowl refinement, and neck-lift surgery in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.  Please call (310) 998-5533 to schedule an appointment with our Los Angeles plastic surgery patient care coordinator.

What is the difference between a thigh lift and thigh liposuction?

What is the difference between a thigh lift and thigh liposuction?

 

The inner thigh area is a common concern in women who have gained or lost significant amount of weight.  The inner thigh area contains fat that is hormonally sensitive and genetically predisposed to the accumulation of fat deposits.  This area of unwanted fat is often less responsive to normal diet and exercise and lingers on despite attempts to reduce the body fat in the area.  There are two procedures performed by Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, a Los Angeles plastic surgeon practicing in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. 

 

An inner thigh lift restores the contours of the thigh and is performed by removing excess skin and fat from the inner thigh area.  This is done for patients who have excessive skin and fat along the upper inner thigh.  If the amount of skin resiliency is appropriate, Dr. Karamanoukian may recommend an inner thigh liposuction technique to remove the excess skin and allow the skin to retract.  Candidate for inner thigh liposuction often has few stretch marks and good skin resiliency in the inner thighs. 

 

The surgical alternatives including an inner thigh lift or inner thigh liposuction provide comprehensive option for recontouring of the thigh area.  The thigh is an area of cosmetic concern and undergoing a thigh lift or thigh liposuction will allow you to wear certain clothes and minimize the risk of the thighs rubbing against each other. 

 

To schedule a consultation for inner thigh liposuction or a thigh lift, please call the office of Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian a board certified Los Angeles plastic surgeon for complete evaluation and management of the inner thigh.  Our office provides comprehensive liposuction treatment to recontour and reshape the body.  Dr. Karamanoukian is a trusted liposuction expert in Los Angeles and can provide you with options for laser liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction, and microsculpt liposuction.  Call our office at 310-998-5533.

 

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD FACS

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Los Angeles

1301 20th Street, Suite 240

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone: (310) 998-5533

What type of liposuction is performed during Mommy Makeover surgery? Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is the right Doctor to answer all of your questions. - Kare Plastic Surgery, Santa Monica, CA

Mommy Makeover can recontour and reshape the body after pregnancy and childbirth.  Liposuction is one of the main procedure performed during a Mommy Makeover and can be used to restore and recontour the torso and legs after pregnancy.  The most common areas for liposuction include the mid torso, flanks, inner and outer thighs, hips, legs, and arms.  There are different types of liposuction available at the office of Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, a double board certified plastic surgeon practicing in Los Angeles.  Liposuction can be performed using ultrasound or laser assisted liposuction techniques.  If there is associated stretch marks and or laxity of the skin, Dr. Karamanoukian will carefully analyze your skin laxity and determine whether traditional liposuction, tumescent liposuction, or ultrasonic and laser assisted liposuction are appropriate treatments for your condition.  Schedule a consultation for Mommy Makeover surgery in Los Angeles by calling 310-998-5533.  Our plastic surgery patient care coordinators can facilitate your consultation and appointment and provide you with options for surgery.

Can liposuction alone be performed for Mommy Makeover surgery? - Kare Plastic Surgery - Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian

A Mommy Makeover surgery is designed to restore body proportions to women after childbirth and pregnancy.  There are variations on how the body response to pregnancy and childbirth and the available options for a Mommy Makeover surgery in Los Angeles include liposuction, breast enhancement, and abdominoplasty.  A subset of patients will also request labioplasty to recontour the labia minora after childbirth.  If you desire only liposuction for your Mommy Makeover, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian will perform a comprehensive examination and consultation to determine the feasibility of liposuction to recontour your body after childbirth.  In many cases liposuction alone on the abdomen, flanks, inner thighs, hips, and legs can recontour the body and reshape their female body shape after pregnancy and childbirth.  The available options for liposuction include ultrasonic and laser assisted liposuction which can enhance results and improve the overall outcome.  During your consultation for Mommy Makeover surgery, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian can provide you with full detail of the available options for liposuction during Mommy Makeover procedures.  Conservative Mommy Makeover surgery may address the excess fat that is located on the mid portion of the body.  To schedule a consultation for Mommy Makeover surgery in Los Angeles, please call our office at 310-998-5533 to schedule an appointment.

What is a Mommy Makeover procedure? - Kare Plastic Surgery - Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills

Childbirth and pregnancy can exact a toll on the female abdomen and the female breasts.  A highly touted cosmetic plastic surgery is known as a Mommy Makeover, which describes a set of procedures designed to lift and improve the contour of the abdomen as well as the breasts after childbirth and pregnancy.  A Mommy Makeover surgery is comprised of a set of procedures including liposuction, abdominoplasty, breast enhancement, and labiaplasty.  These procedures collectively are known as the Mommy Makeover and are employed to improve the body shape after childbirth.  Not everyone will need all four procedures, and Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, an experienced Los Angeles plastic surgeon can provide you with full details regarding your candidacy for a Mommy Makeover surgery.  Our Los Angeles plastic surgery office offers Mommy Makeover surgery as well as complementary procedures such as liposuction alone, tummy tuck, and laser skin resurfacing to improve the body after childbirth. 

 

The first step towards achieving a more youthful body contour is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, a double board certified plastic surgeon.  Dr. Karamanoukian is a trusted expert in body sculpting and breast enhancement.  Breast enhancement surgery includes breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, and revision breast implant surgery.  Schedule a consultation for Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian by calling 310-998-5533 and speak to one of our Los Angeles plastic surgery patient care coordinators who can facilitate your appointment for surgery.

 

Dr. Karamanoukian can also provide you with full details of pre and post Mommy Makeover preparation and recovery.  Most cosmetic plastic surgeries are performed in an outpatient surgical center with general anesthesia and have quick recovery time.  If you have any questions about Mommy Makeover surgery in Los Angeles, please call our office to schedule your consultation.

What is revision liposuction? - Raffy Karamanoukian, M.D. double board certified plastic surgeon - Los Angeles

What is revision liposuction?

 

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a liposuction expert in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.  Liposuction surgery is very gratifying and improves the overall contour and shape of the face and body.  Overly aggressive liposuction may lead to contour irregularities and asymmetry which may diminish the aesthetic results of your procedure.  If you have had liposuction in the past, whether recently or many years ago, there are options to restore the contour of your liposuctioned areas with simple outpatient procedure.  Dr. Karamanoukian has performed countless liposuction revisions on patients who have previously undergone liposuction with other surgeries.  The goal of therapy is to remove excess fat and contour the areas while replacing fat in areas that has been overly liposuctioned.  The determinant of the revision liposuction result includes the quality of the overlying skin. 

 

In some cases, revision liposuction of the abdominal wall can be corrected with a combination of a tummy tuck, mini tummy tuck, scar revision, or combination of procedures in order to improve the contour of the area.  Some of the more common areas to undergo revision liposuction include the inner thighs and hips.  Dr. Karamanoukian can provide you with full detail after a careful examination in his Los Angeles office. 

 

Our office provides a comprehensive plastic surgery services including breast enhancement, liposuction, tummy tuck procedures, and facial rejuvenation.  As a general rule, liposuction revision is a meticulous procedure and requires a comprehensive consultation prior to scheduling surgery.  At this time, Dr. Karamanoukian will perform a complete medical history and physical examination in order to provide you with full details for your liposuction revision. Please contact our office at 310-998-5533.

 

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD FACS

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Los Angeles

804 7th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Phone: (310) 998-5533

What are some reasons to undergo a tummy tuck versus liposuction? -Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian - Kare Plastic Surgery - Los Angeles

Many women of childbearing age who have undergone pregnancy have excessive fat and skin on the anterior abdomen.  The most common reason for seeking plastic surgery consultation for the abdomen is excessive skin and fat along the lower part of the abdominal wall.  The patient requests either a liposuction or abdominoplasty for improvement of this area.  During a mommy makeover surgery in Los Angeles, Dr. Karamanoukian can perform a combination of tummy tuck, breast enhancement, and liposuction to improve the overall contour of the female body.  The patients often are concerned whether to undergo a tummy tuck or liposuction on the abdominal wall.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian will perform a comprehensive consultation and examination of your abdomen to determine whether a liposuction procedure or a tummy tuck procedure will improve the contour of the abdominal wall.  If there is excessive and redundancy of the skin with stretch marks, a tummy tuck is usually required in order to remove the excess skin and stretch marks.  If the resiliency of the skin on the abdominal wall is good in the absence of severe stretch marks, a liposuction procedure alone may benefit.  In either case, the fat is removed from the anterior abdominal wall and sculpted in order to reshape the torso and waistline.  If you have questions about an abdominoplasty procedure or liposuction procedure, please call our Los Angeles plastic surgery office at 310-998-5533.  One of our plastic surgery patient care coordinators can answer your questions and facilitate a consultation request with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian.  Dr. Karamanoukian is a trusted expert in abdominoplasty and liposuction surgery and performs mommy makeover procedures.  Our office is located in Santa Monica and Dr. Karamanoukian performs outpatient plastic surgery in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.

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The inner thighs are an area of major concern for women of childbearing age.  Excessive fat and skin resiliency can lead to sagginess and droopiness of the inner thigh area and this may necessitate liposuction of these areas versus thigh lift.  The patients who have undergone thigh liposuction by other surgeons and are unhappy with the overall results of their thigh liposuction procedures, may benefit from a revision liposuction of the thigh.  During this procedure, Dr. Karamanoukian will examine the area of concern and plan a surgical procedure which incorporates a combination of fat grafting and revision liposuction in order to recontour the inner thigh.  The goal of revision liposuction of the thighs is to add symmetry to the upper leg and balance up the hips and thighs. 

 

Although there are many options available, Dr. Karamanoukian will help you make appropriate decisions for your revision liposuction procedure.  Dr. Karamanoukian is a double board certified plastic surgeon and surgical director at Kare Plastic Surgery.  He performs outpatient cosmetic surgery in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. 

 

Please call our office at 310-998-553 to schedule a cosmetic surgery consultation for revision liposuction.  Our patient care coordinator can answer basic questions and help you schedule a consultation for revision liposuction.

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What are some options for revision liposuction on the abdomen?

 

The abdominal wall is a broad area that is often a target for liposuction.  Patients may request liposuction of the abdomen and waistline, hips and thighs, knee and calves.  In some cases a combination of poor skin resiliency and overly aggressive liposuction may lead to contour irregularities.  The presence of contour problem and unevenness of the liposuctioned areas may result in an unappealing aesthetic contour.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a trusted expert in liposuction surgery and revision liposuction surgery and can provide you with details for correction of the area. 

 

During your consultation Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian will examine your particular area of concern and determine whether fat grafting is needed to replace needed fat in areas of depression.  In combination he may also recommend contouring liposuction in order to even out the areas of concern.  Rippling, contour irregularities, asymmetry, and poor aesthetic results from liposuction can be corrected with revision liposuction surgery.  Dr. Karamanoukian is a double board certified plastic surgeon and expert in revision liposuction procedure.  He implies ultrasonic, tumescent, and laser liposuction procedures.  If you have questions about revision liposuction surgery to remove and improve scar from liposuction, please call our office at 310-998-5533. 

 

Our Los Angeles patient care coordinator can facilitate scheduling your appointment for liposuction revision and can help you answer basic questions about liposuction revision.

 

Male plastic surgery is a popular option in the Los Angeles area and there are many surgical and non-surgical treatments for men that are now available in our Santa Monica plastic surgery clinic.  Non-surgical cosmetic surgery options include laser skin resurfacing, laser hair removal, Botox, Xeomin, Facial fillers, skin tightening, skin care treatments that are specifically designed for male skin.  Chemical peels and male facials are also very commonly performed, including the popular Hydrafacial treatment for men.  Plastic surgery options for men include neck lifts, neck liposuction, eyelid surgery, body liposuction, and facelifts. Call our Los Angeles plastic surgery patient care coordinator at (310) 998-5533 to schedule a consultation for male plastic surgery.

What are my options for revision liposuction of the abdomen and waistline?

The abdomen and waistline are common areas for liposuction procedure performed with tumescent liposuction, laser liposuction, and ultrasonic liposuction.  There are many reasons the patients are unhappy with liposuction procedures performed by other surgeons including over resection of fat, under resection of fat, and lumps and bumps.  Scar tissue may form after liposuction and poor preoperative planning may lead to contour irregularity that may destroy of the overall contour of the liposuction areas.  If you are considering a liposuction revision procedure or a secondary liposuction procedure in order to correct previous liposuction areas, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is an experience revision liposuction expert who utilizes a combination of traditional liposuction, micro-sculpt liposuction, ultrasonic liposuction and laser liposuction.  By employing these combinations of option and using comprehensive plastic surgery scar revision techniques, Dr. Karamanoukian can restore the overall contour and natural shape of your areas of concern. 

 

During your consultation for revision liposuction, Dr. Karamanoukian will examine the entire area of concern including the abdomen and waistline as well as other areas of your body including the hips and thighs.  The overall result of liposuction depends on the amount of skin elasticity, presence of stretch marks, contour irregularities, and surrounding areas of body fat.  By redirecting the proportion of your body, liposuction can restore harmony to your overall body shape.  Many women who have been concerned about their liposuction result are now able to wear proper jeans, outfits, and bikinis after their revision liposuction procedure with Dr. Karamanoukian.  Please call our office at 310-998-5533 and speak to one of our Los Angeles plastic surgery patient care coordinators to schedule a consultation.  Dr. Karamanoukian also performs mommy makeover surgery and revision tummy tuck procedures for correction of poor tummy tuck scars.

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Choosing a liposuction surgeon in the Los Angeles area can often be difficult.  Dr. Karamanoukian has vast experience in all modalities of liposuction and currently offers treatments for the face and body.  Popular areas for liposuction surgery include the neck, abdomen, waistline, flanks, inner thighs, outer thighs, hips, knees, calves, and ankles.  By combining multiple areas of the body, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian can recontour and reshape your profile with this less invasive outpatient surgical procedure.  Liposuction is ideal for patients who wish to sculpt their body in combination with a healthy regimen of diet and exercise.

 

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a graduate of the UCLA School of Medicines and is a double board certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic plastic surgery.  He performs liposuction, body lifting, tummy tucks, and breast enhancement surgery.  Schedule a comprehensive consultation with our Los Angeles plastic surgeon, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, by calling 310-998-5533.

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In our Los Angeles plastic surgery practice, we offer liposuction procedures for the face and body.  Liposuction is an ideal cosmetic plastic surgical technique to recontour unwanted areas of fat on the neck, abdomen, waistline, thighs, hips, calves, knees, and ankles.  Recovery after liposuction is relatively quick and Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian recommends for early ambulation and light aerobic activity to minimize the risk of problems after your liposuction.  In theory, long periods of inactivity may increase your risk of developing deep vein thrombosis.  Within several days of your liposuction treatment, you should be able to walk around and ambulate accordingly.

 

It is advised that you remain well hydrated and drink water to restore the natural balance to your body.  The patients often ask our office when they can fly after the liposuction.  The answer depends on the degree of liposuction performed on an individual.  The earliest period where the patients can undergo prolonged sitting is approximately five days to one week after the procedure.  The patients are advised to ambulate frequently on the plane and to drink water to remain well hydrated.  The postoperative recommendations for flying after liposuction depend on your individual characteristics and your degree of mobility after liposuction.  Consult your plastic surgeon prior to flying in order to receive final medical clearance after your procedure.

Is neck liposuction a painful procedure? - Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian - Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles expert in liposuction

Hidef Neck Liposuction

 

Unwanted fat of the neck area is often leads to a condition known as a double chin.  The patients who have excessive fat along the chin, neckline, and jawline, may wish to undergo an outpatient surgical procedure known as neck liposuction.  During this treatment, a small liposuction cannula is used to remove the unwanted fat from the jawline and neckline.  In doing so the unwanted fat is removed without unnecessary incidents or major surgery.  Liposuction of the neck can be performed on an outpatient basis using tumescent anesthesia.  Although the threshold for pain varies from person to person most patients neck liposuction does not lead to significant pain in the postoperative period.  Patients tolerate the liposuction procedure well and postoperative recovery is relatively quick with an early return to activity.  Patients often report discomfort that may last for 48 to 72 hours. 

 

To schedule a consultation for neck liposuction in the Los Angeles area, please call Santa Monica plastic surgeon Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian at 310-998-5533.

 

Kare Plastic Surgery

804 7th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Will I bruise with my neck liposuction procedure? Santa Monica Plastic Surgeon Dr. Karamanoukian

Will I bruise with my neck liposuction procedure?

 

Neck liposuction can be performed as an outpatient surgical procedure under local anesthesia or IV sedation.  Neck liposuction is an outstanding cosmetic procedure designed to recontour the jawline and neckline in patients who have definite increase in fat volume along the neck and jawline.  The patients who wish to undergo neck liposuction will first undergo a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Karamanoukian wherein all aspect of the surgery will be discussed.  Most patients will undergo tumescent liposuction during their neck procedure.  If you have questions about neck liposuction, please call our cosmetic surgery patient coordinator at 310-998-5533.

 

Consultation for neck rejuvenation in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills includes all aspects of facial cosmetic surgery, including neck lift, facelift, laser neck resurfacing, neck liposuction, and mini neck lifts. 

 

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD FACS

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

1301 20th Street, Suite 240

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone: (310) 998-5533

Is nipple reduction an area of concern for men? - Kare Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles

The nipple and areolar complex can be an area of concern for men who have prominent nipples that show through clothes or thin shirts. The nipple and areolar complex can be affected by breast tissue that lies underneath the areola, making the areolar complex more prominent and puffy. Reduction of nipples and breast tissue in men is a prominent cosmetic surgery concern and can be corrected with less invasive cosmetic plastic surgery with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian.


Dr. Karamanoukian is board certified plastic surgeon practicing in Los Angeles, and can provide you with expert opinion about liposuction, gynecomastia liposuction, laser liposuction for gynecomastia and gynecomastia surgery. The prominence of your nipples, including the size, shape, and projection of the nipples, can be addressed during your consultation for gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Karamanoukian in our Los Angeles plastic surgery office.


If you have questions about nipple reduction or gynecomastia reduction in men, please call our Los Angeles plastic surgery patient care coordinator to request the consultation. Our office phone number is 310-998-5533.

Will I need anesthesia during a mommy makeover? Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian - Plastic Surgeon for mommy makeovers in Los Angeles

Anesthesia types vary depending on the complexity of a mommy makeover surgery.  Some mommy makeover surgeries can be performed under local anesthesia, whereas others will require IV sedation or general anesthesia.  The majority of the more complex surgery such as breast augmentation, breast lift, abdominoplasty, and liposuction are performed using general anesthesia with a board certified anesthesiologist.  Dr. Karamanoukian will review your options during your cosmetic surgery consultation in Santa Monica or Beverly Hills.

 

Call (310) 998-5533 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian.

Can a neck liposuction procedure be combined with a rhinoplasty? - Kare Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles

Both rhinoplasty surgery and neck liposuction are complementary procedures that can be performed simultaneously.  In fact many patients wish to undergo chin augmentation or neck liposuction at the same time as rhinoplasty in order to redefine the definition and proportion of the nose to the lower face.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is an expert plastic surgeon practicing in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.  He performs neck liposuction as an outpatient surgical procedure and can combine the liposuction with rhinoplasty.  Rhinoplasty often requires general anesthesia and is considered an outpatient cosmetic plastic surgery. 

 

During your preoperative consultation, Dr. Karamanoukian will define the proportions of the nose and chin in order to gage the degree of disproportion and your suitability for simultaneous procedures.  Neck liposuction helps define the jawline, chin line, and upper neck, thereby by maximizing the cosmetic appearance of the face.  Please call our Los Angeles plastic surgery patient care coordinator at 310-998-5533 to schedule a consultation for rhinoplasty and neck liposuction.

 

Dr. Karamanoukian also performs all aspects of cosmetic plastic surgery including face lift, neck lift, eyelid lift, and browlift in order to improve the overall aesthetic contours of the face.  If you wish to undergo cosmetic facial plastic surgery, please schedule a consultation with our plastic surgery patient care coordinator.

What can I expect during my consultation for mommy makeover? Plastic surgery in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, & Santa Monica

During your consultation for mommy makeover surgery in Los Angeles, Dr. Karamanoukian and his staff will provide you with many options available for breast enhancement surgery, abdominoplasty and liposuction, and labiaplasty.  Dr. Karamanoukian also performs facial cosmetic surgery and is an expert in combined approaches to body reshaping.  During your consultation you will be provided the opportunity to ask as many questions as you like and our office will help facilitate your understanding of the mommy makeover process and the individual procedure that comprise a mommy makeover. 

 

Dr. Karamanoukian will also order laboratory blood test in accordance with establish safety standard for cosmetic plastic surgery.  Please call our plastic surgery office to schedule a comprehensive consultation for mommy makeover surgery for body contouring surgery in Los Angeles.  Our patient care coordinator can be reached at 310-998-5533.

Can I have laser assisted liposuction of the neck? - Kare Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles

Laser Liposuction and Ultrasound Liposuction Los Angeles

 

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a double board certified cosmetic plastic surgeon specializing in facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement, and body contouring.  The most state of the art equipment is used in our facility to perform liposuction and liposculpture.  Dr. Karamanoukian is proficient in laser assisted and ultrasonic liposuction.  The energy is often used to melt the fat in the chin and neck area and optimize skin shrinkage in these very important cosmetic area.

 

The result of neck liposuction with ultrasonic energy or laser energy is outstanding and can dramatically improve the contours of the jawline, chin, and neckline.  If you have questions about chin and neck liposuction with laser, please call the Los Angeles plastic surgery office of Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian.  Our cosmetic surgery patient care coordinator can help you schedule a comprehensive consultation for laser neck liposuction with Dr. Karamanoukian.  Our pre and postsurgical protocols can optimize your recovery and help you regain a more attractive face and neck contour. 

 

Our Los Angeles plastic surgery office can be reached at 310-998-5533.  Dr. Karamanoukian is also an expert in all aspects of facial rejuvenation including neck lift surgery, face lift surgery, rhinoplasty, eyelid lift, face lift, and neck lift.

Mommy makeover surgery & it's benefits - Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian - mommy makeover expert in Los Angeles

There are many options for breast and body contouring after pregnancy and childbirth.  As we know pregnancy can cause changes in the female body including loss of skin elasticity along the breast.  These changes can result in a reduction in overall breast size, increased droopiness of the breast and areola, development of stretch marks, laxity of the abdominal wall, and enlargement of the labia minora after vaginal birth.  These many changes can hasten the aging process and lead women to feel less confident about their body.

 

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is an expert in a cosmetic surgery procedure known as the mommy makeover.  A mommy makeover describes a set of procedures that specifically improves the female body after childbirth.  These surgeries address the breast abdomen excess fat, and labia minora after pregnancy and childbirth.  The many options for mommy makeover depend on your specific condition and your specific body shape.  Many women will wish to undergo breast enhancement surgery, abdominoplasty, and labia minora reduction in order to achieve a more youthful body contour.  The specific procedures for breast enhancement include breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast augmentation, breast implant revision, and a combined breast implant with breast lift.  The abdominal wall and waistline can also be improved with a combination of procedures that include a mini abdominoplasty, abdominoplasty and liposuction.  An additional area of concern includes the labia minora and the private areas that often enlarge and protrude after childbirth.  The most common procedure for labia minora reduction is known as a labiaplasty.

 

The benefits of a mommy makeover are many in healthy young women who have undergone pregnancy and childbirth.  The mommy makeover surgery can enhance the waistline improve overall breast shape and contour and restore volume to areas that have develop stretch marks and skin elasticity.  The goal of a mommy makeover with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is to restore a more youthful and attractive body shape to women.

 

If you have questions about the mommy makeover surgery, please contact our office at (3100 998-5533 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian. 

Reduce fat without surgery - Liposonix - Kare Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles

Many people have excessive fat along the abdomen and waistline and are excellent candidate for a procedure known as liposuction.  Now, as a result of a new FDA approved technique for weight reduction, the patient can benefit from a nonsurgical procedure known as liposonix, which uses high energy ultrasound to melt away fat without incision for major surgery. 

 

The plastic surgery office of Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian now offers the liposonix treatment for patients who have excessive and unwanted fat along the abdomen and waistline who wish to forgo liposuction in favor of nonsurgical options.  The procedures takes approximately one hour to perform and can reduce a significant amount of fat from the subcutaneous layer underneath the skin.  The benefits of liposonix include minimal downtime and early return to work and normal activities.  Please call our plastic surgery office at 310-998-5533 to schedule your consultation for liposonix.

What type of cosmetic breast surgery is performed during a Mommy Makeover? Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon

 

What type of cosmetic breast surgery is performed during a Mommy Makeover?

 

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a double board certified plastic surgeon who performs Mommy Makeover surgery in Los Angeles.  The types of procedures that are performed during Mommy Makeover surgery depend on the exact specification and needs of the patient during consultation.  The most common procedures performed during a Mommy Makeover include liposuction, breast enhancement, tummy tuck, and labioplasty.  The available options for breast enhancement during a Mommy Makeover surgery in Los Angeles include breast lift, breast reduction, and breast augmentation.  The most common reason for undergoing a breast enhancement surgery during a Mommy Makeover includes stretch marks, droopiness of the breast, lost of breast volume, and sagging of the breast.  Pregnancy and childbirth can cause changes in the shape and volume of the breast as a result of volume changes as well as the presence of stretch marks.  Breast augmentation can be performed using saline or silicone breast implant with or without a breast lift. 

 

 Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian performs Crescent breast lift, short scar breast lift, and traditional Wise pattern breast lift.  Breast reduction surgery includes traditional breast reduction surgery and a short scar breast reduction.  The patients may benefit from improved volume and lifting of the breast during a breast enhancement surgery.  If you have questions about breast enhancement during Mommy Makeover surgery, please call the office of Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian at 310-998-5533 to schedule a comprehensive plastic surgery consultation in Santa Monica and Los Angeles.

Can breast implant be placed at the same time as abdominal liposuction? - Kare Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles - Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian

Combination procedures that incorporate both breast enhancement and body contouring at the same time are often labeled as mommy makeover surgery.  The reason whey they are called mommy makeover procedures is because the majority of women who have undergone childbirth or pregnancies often have changes in their body contour targeted in their breast and their abdomen.  By combining procedures for breast enhancement and body contouring abdominoplasty or liposuction, a multi-fascinate improvement in body contour can be achieved.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a Los Angeles mommy makeover specialist and incorporates natural body contouring plastic surgery with state of the art technique in order redefine or recontour the breast and abdomen. 

 

The waistline, mid abdomen, and breast cannot be reshaped using effective and long lasting solutions.  Breast implants can be placed using saline or silicone breast implants and liposuction or tummy tuck procedures can be targeted for the midline and torso.  During your consultation for mommy makeover procedures or combined liposuction with breast enhancement surgery, Dr. Karamanoukian can provide you with specific details regarding your postoperative recovery and expected goals.  Breast implants can add volume and shape to the breast while liposuction or tummy tuck surgery can narrow from the waistline.  Please call our Los Angeles plastic surgery patient care coordinator at 310-998-5533 to schedule a consultation for combined surgery.

Can I have a revision liposuction on my hips? Top Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles - Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, MD

Of the many areas requested for liposuction, the hips and thighs are some of the most common.  The hips may aggregate excessive fat deposits that are less metabolically active and more hormonally dependent.  The outer hips are often known as saddle bags and can cause distortion of normal body contour in the lower extremities and buttock areas.  The outer hips and inner thighs can often be a target for liposuction and whether or not you have previous liposuction, you may have experienced some rippling or contour irregularities from uneven deposits of fat.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in natural body contouring using liposuction and liposuction techniques.  The outer hips and inner thighs are often a target for revision liposuction or contouring liposuction in order to redefine body proportions and even out skin tone and skin contour. 

 

The fatty soft tissue of the outer hips and inner thighs can often be targeted using micro-sculpt liposuction or tumescent liposuction in a natural fashion in order to remove excess fat.  Liposuction can utilize small incisions and a liposuction cannula to effectively remove unwanted areas of fat permanently and effectively.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a specialist in liposuction, tumescent liposuction, and revision liposuction, and can provide you with specific surgical options for cosmetic body contouring plastic surgery during your plastic surgery consultation.  If you have questions about body contouring or plastic surgery, please call our Los Angeles cosmetic surgery patient care coordinator at 310-998-5533.  Dr. Karamanoukian also performs other aspects of body plastic surgery including Liposonix, mommy makeover surgery, tummy tuck surgery, labiaplasty, and breast enhancement surgery.

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