Liposuction Specialist

David Hopp, MD -  - Plastic Surgeon

David Hopp, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA

Liposuction removes unwanted fat from specific, stubborn spots to help sculpt your body into a physique that gives you confidence. Plastic surgeon David Hopp, MD, provides liposuction procedures to men and women in Beverly Hills, California, to help them achieve a sleeker, more streamlined body profile. To learn how you can benefit from liposuction, call the office of Dr. David Hopp or book an appointment using the online tool.

Liposuction Q & A

How does liposuction work?

Liposuction, which is the most common cosmetic operation in the United States, is performed to remove localized areas of fat. Dr. Hopp uses a small, thin tube called a cannula and a vacuum device to rid your body of the fat.

The liposuction methods Dr. Hopp uses offer great accuracy, improved comfort, and faster healing compared to methods of the past.


What is tumescent liposuction?

Tumescent liposuction, also known as wet liposuction, involves injection of a solution containing an anesthetic and medicine in treatment areas prior to the fat removal. The solution makes the fat easier to suction out through the cannula and reduces bleeding, resulting in quicker recovery and more effective treatments.


Who is a good candidate for liposuction?

You’re an appropriate candidate for liposuction if you’re at a normal weight, but have areas of fat that just won’t reduce no matter how much you diet and exercise. Liposuction is not a comprehensive weight-loss procedure for people with a lot of weight to lose.

You should also be in good health and live a healthy lifestyle by getting regular exercise and eating a balanced diet.


What areas can be treated with liposuction?

Areas that commonly hold on to stubborn fat are possible treatment areas for liposuction, including the:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Hips 
  • Buttocks
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Arms
  • Calves and ankles
  • Face

Men with enlarged breasts, called gynecomastia, may elect liposuction as part of a chest reduction procedure.

Liposuction effectively rids you of excess fat, but it doesn’t out cellulite or stretch marks.


What is the liposuction process like?

You’ll be sedated and placed under local anesthesia for the procedure. Dr. Hopp makes several small incisions and injects the saline solution and local anesthetic into the areas to be treated. The solution expands and firms the fat so that when he inserts the cannula, the excess is easier to vacuum out. 

You go home the same day as liposuction to recover there. 

To learn about how liposuction can help you lose isolated pockets of unwanted fat, call the office of Dr. David Hopp or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.