Excess fat can be found in every single person walking the earth. No matter if you see it or not, fat can accumulate in any type of body structure or even in those that are the healthiest. No matter how many times we go to the gym during the week, do our daily walking requirements, or devise healthy eating plans, fat can find its way into our tissues. Many people all over the world experience distress from the constant accumulation of cellulite in their legs, arms, thighs, hands and most of all the abdominal area. The only way to get rid of these stubborn pockets of fat storage all over the body, is to have a liposuction procedure performed to help excise this fat from the body.

Liposuction Sucks Out Unwanted Fat

During your consultation with Dr. Elias, you will express the areas you find on your body that are the most uncomfortable aesthetically. Dr. Elias will help each and every patient come up with a particular plan for liposuction that will remove this unwanted fat from the tissues and help you to achieve your desired look. Liposuction doesn’t promised to remove all the areas of cellulite and shape every body part in a precise way for a flawless look, but it does promise to get rid of the larger amount of subcutaneous fat that causes these unsightly areas to show.
Video on the Liposuction Procedure

During the Liposuction Procedure

You and Dr. Elias will draw up a plan on specific areas of the body you would like the fat removed from and he will explain the results you should expect and how to maintain the results from liposuction. During the procedure, you will be placed under general or local anesthesia and areas on the body that were marked are then are cut into to begin the liposuction procedure. Only half inch incisions will be made into the skin, just large enough to insert a fat suction cannula; the fat is then loosened and sucked into a vacuum. Depending on the amount of areas you need treated and to what extent, there may be more procedures required or the time of the procedure can be longer.

Areas targeted in liposuction:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chin
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Thighs
  • Abdomen (stomach)
  • Back
  • Buttocks

Because liposuction doesn’t promise perfection, but only the removal of fatty tissues in the body, Dr. Elias will often recommend an additional procedure be added to the liposuction procedure—body contouring. In the body contouring procedure these areas removed of fat, can be sculpted to create a flawless and gorgeous defined body.

There should be no serious complications after liposuction or during the procedure. You should always explain all serious health conditions and allergies to anesthesia with your physician to make sure of your optimal health and success with liposuction. Dr. Elias will explain any complications in further detail with you during your consultation. Complications or after effects of liposuction can be:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Texture changes in the skin
  • Loss of sensation in certain areas treated
  • Hyper or hypopigmentation
  • Imperfect skin shaping
  • Blood clotting
  • Circulation changes in the treated limbs


During your recovery period, this could be a few months, there will be dressing and compression bandages placed on the treated areas. Should you require surgical drains those may be placed within the dressings and removed weeks after surgery with Dr. Elias. Pain or swelling can be treated with medication and is expected during this time. You should see results in the months following your liposuction procedure.

Harvest Stem Cells in Liposuction

Dr. Husam Elias of Southern California Center for Surgical Arts, has created a stem cell harvesting procedure from the fat removed during liposuction. This type of stem cell harvesting procedure has many benefits for every patient that has liposuction done. Dr. Elias has several years of experience in the filed of maxillofacial plastic surgery and beings his liposuction consultations by sharing stem cell banking options with all patients. By banking your own stem cells during liposuction surgery, you could potentially use them in any future cosmetic procedures or other life saving procedures.

For Dr. Elias, he has invented a system of stem cell harvesting that allows these stem cells to be used in the treatment of temporomandibular joint repair (TMJ) and these degenerative joint disorders. These stem cells are implanted within the diseased tissues and can help to regenerate healthy tissue in the future. To explore more information on this stem cell harvesting procedure, Dr. Elias can provide extra information and details within your liposuction consultation. Dr. Elias has been practicing this particular stem cell harvesting procedure for over five years.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you have tried for years to get rid of stubborn body fat without success, then you could benefit from liposuction. Those who are most successful with results in liposuction are those that are healthy and have maintained a healthy body weight over time, and simply need removal of stubborn body fat. Liposuction is not meant as an alternative for weight loss, but fat removal instead. For those clients who need additional weight lost, please note that this procedure works best when the optimal weight you desire is achieved. Dr. Elias recommends this procedure as an elective procedure that can change the look of the body and add confidence for years to come. Contact us to schedule your consultation.