No matter how much you diet and exercise, you may still see stubborn pockets of fat that keep you from feeling fully confident in your body. The Bensimon Center is proud to offer the latest treatments to safely remove fat from the body. Liposuction surgery is a body contouring treatment that reduces fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks to produce a more defined appearance. This cosmetic procedure at The Bensimon Center can be blended to treat several body parts. During your initial visit, Portland, OR plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Bensimon will examine areas of concern so you can reach your aesthetic goals. We want to help you look and feel your absolute best.
"I feel and look the way I have always dreamed thanks to Dr. Bensimon! I had 3 children by cesarean sections which wreaked havoc on my body. I initially met with Dr. Bensimon to discuss a "mommy makeover" (which in my mind was a breast augmentation and a tummy tuck). Dr. Bensimon suggested a cesarean scar revision, abdominal liposuction, and the breast augmentation. The surgery and recovery went very well. I was back at work in 5 days. The lipo healing process took about 2 months but it was worth it. I am a changed woman. I have a flat stomach now and breasts the size that better balance the shape of my body. I feel amazing and have more self confidence than I have ever had. I highly recommend Dr. Bensimon and his staff. They really listen and the results are amazing, speaking from experience!"- D.M. / Yelp / Oct 28, 2015
"I'm very pleased with the results and the experience I had with my procedure with Dr Bensimon. I had liposuction and lipotransfer he made me feel so comfortable before, during and after the procedure. I was told from other doctors that this was a painful procedure and that i was not a candidate because of my low bmi but Dr Bensimon understood my vision and my requests as I expected and it wasn't painful or uncomfortable at all. Im 4weeks out and i can already see amazing results!"- P.F. / Yelp / Jan 10, 2016
"I cannot say enough positive things about the Bensimon Center and my experience. I recently had a breast augmentation and liposuction of my neck and I am thrilled with my surgical results. The entire process has been great. Dr Bensimon answered all my questions and eased all of my anxieties. I knew exactly what to expect the day of surgery and in the days and weeks to follow. Every staff member has been caring and attentive. Dr Bensimon has been patient, compassionate, and more than generous with his time from my initial consultation to my follow up. I have been self-conscious with my body image and my breast size for many years and have considered augmentation multiple times. I have been hesitant about it as I did not know what to expect and feared the results would not meet my expectations. I felt that Dr Bensimon really listened to my concerns, expectations, and offered his expertise to help me determine exactly what I wanted. It’s so refreshing to have a physician that is truly passionate about his work; you can tell he truly loves what he does. I was also amazed by the ease of the recovery process. I was able to return to work within a few days and without discomfort!I would highly recommend Dr Bensimon to anyone considering plastic surgery."- E.J. / Google / Oct 03, 2018
"Fat Transfer to Arms After Botched Liposuction - Portland, OR - Luda was amazing. All the staff made me feel comfortable, even as subconscious about my body as I was. They were warm and caring and friendly. And Dr Bensimon is skilled!"- F. / RealSelf / Jan 21, 2016
"35 Yrs 125lbs 5'1 Pettite Mommy of 3 - Portland, OR - After 3 yrs of thinking and researching bbl i decided to do it i went to a couple of diff doctors and they all said i wasn't a candidate for a bbl because of my small frame and having a liposuction procedure in the past just made things more difficult. I workout a lot I have a fit figure and all i wanted its a more round even buttocks with natural results. Dr. Bensimon understood exactly what..."- E. / RealSelf / Dec 27, 2015
Liposuction is a great procedure for patients who are at a healthy weight but have stubborn pockets of fat that cannot be lost with diet alone. Patients considering liposuction should have good skin laxity because liposuction does not address loose skin. It is also important to understand that liposuction is not a treatment for losing weight. Women having liposuction should have childbearing behind them as this could compromise the outcome. During your initial consultation, Dr. Bensimon will discuss realistic expectations.
Liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure under minimally invasive anesthesia. A very small incision is made in the skin and a cannula will be placed. The cannula is a tool that helps loosen the fat as it is being suctioned out. Once the desired amount of fat deposits have been removed, Dr. Richard Bensimon will close the incision. Depending on the number of areas treated, your surgery could last 1 – 3 hours. In the dedicated recovery area, your post-operation nurse will help manage your pain and care for your incisions until your discharge.
What to Expect
You may be in recovery at home from liposuction for 1 – 3 weeks, depending on the number of treatments performed and the size of the treatment area. It is normal to see swelling and bruising for 1 – 2 weeks, and you can have the sutures removed on day seven to day ten. What is most important after having liposuction is to allow your body time to rest and heal. Once you return to work after your procedure, you should do your best to take it easy. To build up your strength, stick to light workouts and go for walks as approved by Dr. Bensimon. Keep in mind, you may see some changes after six weeks, but it takes 6 – 10 months before your new body shape and contour is attained.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does liposuction cost?
Your cost for liposuction will vary based on the technique being used and the number of areas being addressed. During your consultation, Dr. Bensimon will develop your unique liposuction plan based on your needs and goals. He will also take into consideration your budget. Once your plan is developed, estimated costs can be discussed. To help make your cosmetic surgery affordable, The Bensimon Center accepts many payment options and we can help you find low-interest medical financing.
What about nonsurgical liposuction?
If you are concerned about submental fat in your neck area or under your chin, then Kybella may be a great option for you. Although this nonsurgical treatment produces stunning results, it's only approved for use in the neck region. If you have other areas of concern, liposuction may be your best option. Talk to Dr. Bensimon about all your concerns during your consultation.
What about loose skin?
Surgical liposuction only addresses excess fat in the body. If you have loose skin, Dr. Bensimon may suggest combining liposuction with a lift procedure. Liposuction is often performed with skin tightening surgery, such as a tummy tuck or arm lift to produce the best results.
Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is a surgical procedure, incisions will need to be made and stitched. This will leave scars, but Dr. Bensimon does his best to minimize their appearance. This includes making small, thin incisions in the natural folds of your body or in less visible areas. After your surgery, Dr. Bensimon or a member of his team will go over how to care for your stitches so they heal flat and eventually fade.
Will my results last?
Before you have liposuction surgery, it's important to be committed to maintaining your results. While liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in your body, you can still gain and lose weight. Dr. Bensimon recommends that you be at or near your ideal weight before having liposuction surgery. Afterward, it is best to stay within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Pregnancy after liposuction will also affect your results; however, a second surgery or mommy makeover can be performed to refresh your appearance.
Look Fit and Toned
Liposuction at The Bensimon Center offers individuals the opportunity to have annoying fat diminished almost immediately. Without liposuction, it can be difficult to get the slimming results you want. We offer various options for liposuction treatment based on your personal aesthetic desires. We invite you to call our practice in Portland, OR to set up your personal consultation with Dr. Bensimon.