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Awake Liposuction


Dr. Ariel Ourian, a distinguished plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, has garnered acclaim for his exceptional expertise in Awake Liposuction. His reputation as a top choice for individuals seeking this transformative procedure has solidified his position as a leader in the field of minimally invasive body contouring in Los Angeles.


what is Awake Liposuction?

Dr. Ourian’s signature awake liposuction procedure called AWAKE360™ in Beverly Hills involves the removal of excess fat from unwanted areas of the body while the patient is awake. The procedure is performed with local anesthesia, eliminating the need for general anesthesia and reducing risks associated with traditional liposuction. Awake liposuction results in minimal discomfort and a shorter recovery time compared to traditional liposuction procedures. Dr. Ourian’s expertise and advanced techniques ensure that patients achieve the desired results with minimal downtime and minimal scarring.

Awake Liposuction







Who is a good candidate for Awake Liposuction?

The ideal Los Angeles awake liposuction candidate has unwanted areas of fat, typically in the midsection, love handles, bra line and thighs, and wishes to have a fuller, more projected and rounder buttock area.  Before undergoing the awake liposuction procedure, Dr. Ourian will determine whether you have adequate fat storage in unwanted areas of your body to complete the procedure.

How is Awake Liposuction Performed?

Awake liposuction, also known as tumescent liposuction, is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the removal of excess fat from targeted areas of the body while the patient is awake. Here are the steps involved in the procedure:

Administration of local anesthesia: The first step involves the administration of local anesthesia to the targeted areas of the body. This numbs the area and reduces discomfort during the procedure.

Creation of small incisions: Small incisions are made in the targeted areas to allow access for the insertion of a thin tube called a cannula.

Infusion of tumescent solution: A tumescent solution containing a local anesthetic and a vasoconstrictor is injected into the targeted area. This solution helps to reduce bleeding and swelling during the procedure.

Removal of excess fat: The cannula is then inserted into the incisions and moved back and forth to loosen and suction out excess fat from the targeted areas.

Closing the incisions: Once the desired amount of fat has been removed, the incisions are closed with sutures.

The procedure typically takes a few hours, depending on the number of areas being treated. Patients are usually able to go home the same day and can return to work and their normal activities within a few days, with minimal downtime compared to traditional liposuction.

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What is the recovery like?

After your awake liposuction procedure, you can expect some swelling and discomfort in the treated areas, which can be managed with pain medication. Bruising is also common. Compression garments may be provided to reduce swelling and promote healing.

Dr. Ourian’s advanced awake liposuction techniques minimize trauma to the body, resulting in a quicker and smoother recovery. Most patients are able to return to work and normal activities within a few days to a week after the procedure. However, it’s important to avoid strenuous activities and exercise for at least a few weeks after the procedure to ensure proper healing.

Dr. Ourian will monitor your healing progress in post-operative appointments and advise you on when it is safe to resume certain activities. By following your surgeon’s aftercare instructions, you can expect to see a significant improvement in the appearance of your body and achieve your desired results.


Awake Liposuction in Beverly Hills, CA

The cost of an awake liposuction procedure in Los Angeles can vary depending on geographic location, the doctor’s expertise, and how much liposuction needs to be done at the time of surgery. The cost of awake liposuction in Beverly Hills can thus range. The final cost for your surgery will increase if you choose to combine awake liposuction with other procedures. Call Ourian Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation with top plastic surgeon Dr. Ourian.


Frequently asked questions

Awake liposuction is performed under local anesthesia, eliminating the need for general anesthesia and reducing risks associated with traditional liposuction. It results in minimal discomfort and a shorter recovery time compared to traditional liposuction procedures.

Awake liposuction can be used to target a variety of areas, including the abdomen, thighs, hips, arms, and chin.

While some discomfort is normal, awake liposuction is typically well-tolerated by patients and can be managed with pain medication.

The results of awake liposuction can be long-lasting if you maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet after the procedure. However, weight gain can affect the results over time.

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Dr. Ourian is a top Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon specializing in Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Brazilian Butt Lift, Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck, Labiaplasty, Facelift, and Liposuction. Dr. Ourian proudly serves the greater Los Angeles area, including West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Brentwood, and Malibu as well as the San Fernando Valley, encompassing Encino, Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, Calabasas, and Thousand Oaks.
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