How Can I Get Rid of Stubborn Fat? – RodeoSurgicalArt


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How Can I Get Rid of Stubborn Fat?

There’s nothing more frustrating than working hard in the gym and keeping to a healthy diet, yet still seeing pockets of stubborn fat in the mirror. You put in the hard work and you deserve the rewards. Dr. David Mashhadian at Rodeo Surgical Art can give you that extra boost in body sculpting with liposuction.

How Does Liposuction Work?

Liposuction techniques have come a long way, but they all remove unwanted body fat where diet and exercise fail. The beauty of liposuction, and of Dr. Mashhadian’s skills, is its precision in shaping your body where other body contouring procedures have less accuracy. Liposuction sculpts the abdomen, hips, flanks, thighs, upper or lower back, arms, or even underneath the chin to give you the sleek profile you’re looking for.

Different liposuction techniques achieve different results. This makes liposuction highly customizable for each patient, and offers the personal touch Dr. Mashhadian and the Rodeo Surgical Art team are known for.

Tumescent liposuction infuses the treatment area with sterile fluid to ease the removal of unwanted fat cells while simultaneously reducing bleeding and resulting in less trauma to the surrounding tissues. A small incision is made through which a cannula is inserted to suction unwanted fat from the body. This method works well for larger areas like the abdomen, flanks, and back.

VASER liposuction is also intended to ease fat removal, but through ultrasound energy to the treatment area before the cannula is introduced. The heat generated liquefies the fat cells, making them easier to suction out as well as giving Dr. Mashhadian a great deal of control over the body’s contours, making it ideal for smaller treatment areas. This also minimizes tissue trauma.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Liposuction is not for weight loss, so ideal candidates are within 20-30 pounds of their ideal weight. Patients who don’t smoke and have good skin elasticity are often more satisfied with their results. Sometimes, liposuction can be combined with additional procedures to improve overall results with a single recovery period.

What is the Liposuction Procedure and Recovery Like?

Rodeo Surgical Art’s state-of-the-art surgical suite is where Dr. Mashhadian performs liposuction procedures. Most of the time, patients are put under general anesthesia. Dr. Mashhadian then performs the liposuction with the benefit of years of experience, skillful artistry, and his proprietary Recovery EXL methodology, which shortens recovery time, reduces post-op pain significantly, and gets you on your feet much faster. Most liposuction procedures take only 60-90 minutes from start to finish.


You’ll awaken with a compression garment to minimize swelling and preserve Dr. Mashhadian’s sculpting efforts. Your procedure is outpatient, so you should be home the same day. Bruising and swelling, particularly around the incisions, is normal. With Recovery EXL, you may not even need narcotic medication to manage pain.

What Results Can I Expect?

Your new sculpted physique will emerge as the swelling reduces over the following few weeks. Fat cells are not replaced by the body, so once they’re gone, they’re gone for good. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will prolong your results for years. Gaining weight in the fat cells that remain in the treatment area after your procedure can undo the results Dr. Mashhadian has so carefully crafted.

Many patients come to Rodeo Surgical Art and Dr. Mashhadian for help ridding themselves of stubborn fat that won’t respond to diet and exercise. If you’re ready to trim your stomach, sculpt your neck and jawline, slim your hips or flanks, get rid of wobbly thighs, or say goodbye to fat around your bra line or above your waistband, then liposuction with Dr. Mashhadian is the customized treatment for you. What do you have to lose besides the fat?

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*Individual Results May Vary

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Rodeo Surgical Art serves Beverly Hills and the surrounding area.

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