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Liposuction & Fat Removal in Beverly Hills


One of the most common cosmetic procedures available, liposuction is the permanent, targeted removal of unwanted, stubborn fat cells. This procedure is often used to supplement weight loss achieved through diet and exercise. Although diet and exercise may help to shed weight, stubborn pockets of fat may remain behind due to genetics. Liposuction in Beverly Hills can be used to selectively target areas of fat, in order to sculpt, slim down, and contour the body. The procedure is accomplished via tiny incisions in the skin, and requires minimal downtime.


First, you will meet with Dr. Anita to share your concerns and discuss the results that you hope to achieve. This will be followed by a review of your medical history and a focused physical exam. Dr. Anita will then go over the risks and activity restrictions, and give you time to ask questions. Prior to the surgery, you will fill out consent forms.

Beverly Hills liposuction can be done under local or general anesthesia, depending on the number of areas and the comfort level of the patient. The procedure will consist of a number of tiny incisions, an injection of tumescent fluid (to numb and prevent bleeding), followed by the suction removal of unwanted fat. The small incisions are closed and dressed, and a compression garment will be applied.


1 hour per area.



Local, Local with Sedation, or General.


Avoid strenuous activity for 6 weeks.


Typically 3-5 days.

Financing Available

Payments for nonsurgical treatments are made prior to or on the date of service, and payments for surgery are required to be paid in full 3 weeks prior to the surgical date.

We accept all major credit cards, debit cards, cash, and cashier checks. We also work with two third-party financing companies, Care Credit and Alphaeon Credit. You can find more information and apply for credit online using the links below.




During your consultation, Dr. Anita will take time to learn more about your motivations and goals, understand your concerns, and discuss the treatment in detail. She will go through your medical history and perform a physical exam in order to determine the best plan to reach your goals, and make sure you are a good candidate for surgery.


The day of surgery, Dr. Anita will meet with you in the pre-operative area, review the planned procedure, and mark the areas to be liposuctioned. This is also a time you can go over any additional questions you may have prior to surgery. Once in the operating room, the treatment areas are injected with tumescent fluid, which has a numbing effect and vasoconstrictive effect to prevent bleeding. After allowing time for this to take effect, liposuction is performed to remove the fat from the desired locations to recontour the body.


Post-operative garments are placed immediately after surgery, and help provide gentle compression and limit the extent of swelling. Walking is encouraged the same day of surgery. After surgery, you will be provided with postoperative care instructions, and instructions for follow-up. Dr. Patel will see you for the first postoperative visit 1-2 days after surgery. Additional post-op visits are typically spaced at 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year after surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions


Liposuction is the surgical removal of fat cells, performed via a cannula to suction out the cells.


Liposuction is a good option in those with a stable weight, who want to reduce fat in specific problem areas. It is not a weight loss procedure, or a treatment for reducing one’s weight.


Yes, liposuction permanently removes fat cells. The body does not create new fat cells to take their place, but any fat cells that remain can become plump or get bigger if there is weight gain.


Liposuction is safe when done in properly controlled settings, in good surgical candidates, by properly trained surgeons. It is a surgical procedure with specific risks, though overall is a safe procedure.


Liposuction typically causes what is described as soreness to treated areas, rather than pain.


The incisions used are typically 3-4 mm, and these scars can be nearly invisible or can be pigmented. All surgery leaves some degree of scar, and the goal is to leave the least visible ones possible.


Liposuction takes on average an hour per area, including the time spent injection tumescent fluid, allowing time for it to take effect, and performing the liposuction itself.


The cost for fat removal surgery will depend on many factors, including type of anesthesia, number of areas to be treated, and more. To provide you with accurate pricing information, we invite you to book a complimentary Pre-Consult Phone Call with our Patient Care Coordinator by calling 310-579-6712. During that phone call, important information will be discussed and ballpark pricing will be provided.


Liposuction in Beverly Hills is one of the most popular procedures for both men and women. Genetics, diet, exercise, and lifestyle all influence how much fat we have, and where it is located. Even with optimal diet and exercise, there are areas that are resistant, like the love handles in many male and female patients.

Liposuction is a great tool to get rid of focal areas of fat, or sculpt and define the body, helping to change the overall proportions on one’s figure. Common reasons for having liposuction include:

  • Unwanted fatty deposits in focal areas (under chin, love handles, abdomen, thighs, et cetera)
  • Sculpting or chiseling out muscle contour on abdomen
  • Correcting asymmetry
  • Shaping the waist

Liposuction is not meant to be a primary method of weight loss. It is a contouring procedure, not a weight loss surgery. At the time of liposuction, it is best to be at a stable weight that is at or near your goal weight.

If you have good quality skin, the skin will contract around the new smaller figure, and this will happen over time as you heal. If your skin is loose or of poor quality to start, it will not predictably contract. In these cases, liposuction could actually make you look worse, since now you will be left with drooping skin.


There are many different types of liposuction, including standard, power-assisted, laser-assisted, ultrasound-assisted. There are also a lot of companies marketing their brand name such as SmartLipo, SlimLipo, et cetera.

These are all variations of the above techniques, and each brand puts a lot of marketing dollars behind making you think their brand is the best kind of liposuction. None of the catchy liposuction names have proven to be better in the long-term than power-assisted liposuction in Beverly Hills, while the risks of laser-assisted and ultrasound-assisted liposuction are greater.

Some unwanted side effects that are possible with laser or ultrasound are thermal injury to the skin, dark discoloration of the skin over areas that were liposuction, burn at the liposuction cannula insertion site, irregular scarring of the skin down to the remaining tissue.

While all types may be effective in achieving great results, the risks are not equal. The bottom line is that each type of liposuction carries certain risks, and the type that is the best for you is often what is best in your surgeon’s hands. Dr. Patel prefers power-assisted liposuction due to safety and consistently excellent results.


The amount of fat removed will vary based on location and quality of the skin. What is more important than what is taken out is what is left behind. What is left is what determines your final contour, and you want to remove as much as you can to gain the contour you want (assuming it is reasonable for your body type), while not taking so much that it leaves you with an irregular contour or dents.

The volumes removed vary from patient to patient, and also depend on how many body areas are being treated. If high volume removal is expected, it is best to recover at an aftercare facility so that your fluid balance can be monitored and you can be given enough fluids through an IV if you are not taking enough by mouth.


The incisions used in Beverly Hills liposuction are very small, only a few millimeters long, and are typically closed with a single stitch at the end of the procedure. (Please note even “incision-less liposuction” involves creating openings in the skin to allow for the procedure, simply using a device other than a scalpel, to allow for that claim.)

Dr. Patel may put the incisions in different locations on either side of the body, to be less obvious that there was a procedure done.

The incisions tend to heal well and are not noticeable, however results will vary in each patient according to how their body heals.


Liposuction is a safe procedure when performed by appropriately trained surgeons in an accredited facility.

Unfortunately many physicians who are not trained in liposuction have started to perform the surgery, offering lower fees by cutting corners that put your results, safety, and life at risk.

If you are looking around Beverly Hills for a doctor to do your liposuction, you should make sure the surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and ask if she or he has experience with liposuction.

Client Reviews

" Dear Dr. Patel, June, and Zuny. Thank you so much for your kindness and compassion with me during and after my accident. I feel as though you saved me from disfigurement and I am SO grateful... Thank you for making my accident easer to put in the past. All my best. "


" The fabulous Dr. Anita Patel, thank you so much for my new boobies! I am so happy with the results and already feel so much more confident. You truly made me feel comfortable every step of the way. You are a master at what you do and I am so honored to have gotten work done by you! I adore you tons. xxxo "


" Dr. Patel, thank you so much once again! You saved me at an all time low. "


" Dr. Patel, I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me! Your gentle kindness is greatly appreciated. I love the New Me and it is all because of you! Warm Regards. "


" I would like to say that Dr. Patel and her medical and office staff are professional and courteous. From my initial consultation visit until the present which is post-surgery 3 months. They smile and look you in the eye. They make you feel comfortable enough to express your true desire for your appearance and they sincerely endeavor to give to you the closest possible result. Dr. Patel and her team took such good care of me. She anticipated my needs and was attentive to my wound care and pain maintenance. I am pleased with my tummy and thighplasty. I am looking forward to next year when I continue with a breast reduction and lift and upper arms. "


" Dr. Patel and her staff are absolutely AMAZING!!! After having my lap-band in 2009, I was ready to get rid of my loose skin for good! I decided to have a tummy tuck and a thigh lift. =) I met with 5 different surgeons before I was referred to Dr. Anita Patel. She was finally the one!!!! Her assistant Jenny is just as amazing as she is!!! I was super nervous about having these two procedures done, but I had Dr. Patel and Jenny right there the whole way!!! They went above and beyond to meet all of my concerns. =) I had my surgeries 11 days ago and I am super happy with my results so far!!! I can't wait to see them when I am fully recovered! I will be having a breast lift/augmentation next! Everyone from the front desk to the operating room are just AMAZING!!!! "


" Dr. Patel made me so comfortable. She is absolutely amazing and I would recommend her to everyone! "


" I had my lap band surgery three years ago now I was ready for my tummy tuck. But from the horror stories I heard I kept putting it off. I went to see two other doctors and wasn't happy, until I met Dr. Patel and her amazing staff. The first day I met them I knew I wanted her to be the one to do my surgery for me. Everyone was fantastic from Dr. Patel's staff to the after care. "


" Dr. Patel and her staff are the best professionals in town! "


" Dr. Patel is a great Doctor. From the very first phone call with Jenny, Dr. Patel's Coordinator, I felt very comfortable. When I went for the 1st appointment in Newport Beach, I was very impressed with the professionalism of Dr. Patel and Jenny. They took time discussing the procedures and options and put my mind at ease. I had a Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift with Implants. The surgery day went great and I am so happy with the results. I would recommend her to my family and friends and will use her for any future cosmetic surgeries I may have. Thank you Dr. Patel!! "


" Dr. Patel is absolutely amazing! I interviewed many surgeons and no one could touch her compassionate, genuine personality. Dr. Patel takes her time during the consultation, you are never rushed. She is very detailed when explaining the procedures, prep and recovery. She is real... not pretentious, no inflated ego and zero God complex. Dr. Patel cares about every person who takes the time to come to her clinic. Throughout my pre-op, surgery and post-op Dr. Patel's exceptional care was displayed without waiver. I would HIGHLY recommend anyone considering the services of a PS to contact her... it will be worth your time. Thank you Dr. Patel!!!!! "


" You give so much of yourself in the kindness you show and the lives you touch. Wish that all the goodness you share comes back to you. Thank you for everything you have done for me. "


" Words cannot express how thankful I am for you. You really have helped to change my life for the better, and gave me the body I knew was under there somewhere... making it all happen truly renews my faith that there are great people out there. You are an artist and I am so happy to have you in my life... "


" Dr. Patel, Jenny, Nicole, and staff, I have enjoyed every moment with each of you and I thank you again for making the entire process of my surgery at Rox Surgery Center such a joy and success. You're all the best!!... "


" You are an amazing surgeon I am so glad I found you. I am more than happy with the results. It is better than I could have ever imagined. Your staff Jenny and nurse Zarina were so caring and made me feel comfortable with the whole process... Thank you so much... "


" There really isn't a way to explain what this surgery has meant to me. It is the final step of a really long and hard emotional journey... From the bottom of my heart thank you for making me look like I feel. Your talent is amazing!... "


" I was extremely happy with everyone. The whole staff was helpful and very personable. Dr. Patel you are amazing!!... I would recommend you to anyone looking for a breast augmentation. Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!... "


" Thank you and your staff so much for making me feel so special and taking such good care of me. I can tell you love what you do... "


I just wanted to thank you for taking such great care of me before, during, and after my surgery. It meant a lot to know I wasn't just another patient coming through. I'll actually miss seeing you once all is said and done!... "


" I've wanted to do this my whole life. Thank you for being so kind and holding my hand through this experience. I am so grateful I found you... "


" Thank you for taking the time to listen. I am so happy with my results! I wish I had done it sooner... "


" Thank you so much for taking care of me. Your kindness is greatly appreciated... "


" Words cannot express my gratitude for your expertise... I was in need of a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and no where near Beverly Hills! It was nice of you to work at the hospital that day!! Thank you... "


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    If you would like to learn more about the benefits of liposuction in Beverly Hills, call our office today. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Anita Patel and learn about all aspects of this type of treatment. Dr. Patel wants to ensure that you feel informed about the procedure before it happens, and she has the proper training to make sure you come out looking your best. Call now to learn more.
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