Today on The Doctors, Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Justin Yovino and Dr. Aaron Rollins demonstrate a body contouring procedure called Awake Liposuction on a woman's upper arms. Even though the woman is a fitness instructor she is frustrated with her ability to tone her upper arms.
According to Dr. Yovino, awake laser liposuction requires only light sedation, which allows the patient to remain conscious and comfortable the whole time. The procedure involves creating three tiny skin openings along the patient's arms and bathing the unwanted fat with a numbing agent. Dr. Yovino then passes a sculpting laser through the unwanted fat and underneath the overlying skin, instantly melting the fat and tightening the skin as a result.
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Dr. Yovino was able to complete the procedure on the patient featured in the episode in less than an hour, and she was able to return home the same day.
Watch Newport Beach Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Thomas Barnes perform awake laser liposuction on a patient in this video