Checking in with Dr. David Amron
By Paige Lawler
If liposuction surgery can be considered an art, then Dr. David Amron is Michelangelo. Co-owner of the Spalding Drive Cosmetic Surgery in Beverly Hills, Dr. Amron is renowned for his approach toward liposuction and the results he achieves. We caught up with the doctor to clear up some of the misconceptions about liposuction and learn about the latest progressions in the world of plastic surgery.
LOS ANGELES CONFIDENTIAL: Is there an ideal age to get liposuction?
DR. DAVID AMRON: I generally say that once disproportion is defined, the earlier the better. As we age, our skin elasticity decreases, and the surgeon needs to be less aggressive in the removal of fat and have more respect for the reduced elasticity. With better elasticity, the surgeon can be more complete in his removal.
LAC: Your patients traditionally have been women. Why are more men now gravitating towards liposuction?
DA: Currently about 20 to 25 percent of my liposculpture practice is men. It is becoming more accepted to do smaller things to look better. The common areas for men are the fl anks (love handles), abdomen, chest and neck.
LAC: There has been a lot of buzz lately about the fat-fighting treatment Zeltiq. Can you tell us more about it?
DA: It nonsurgically targets and eliminates localized deposits of fat by selectively freezing fat cells. It can result in approximately a 20 percent reduction in the fat layer. It’s noninvasive and virtually pain-free.
LAC: What advice do you normally give prospective patients?
DA: I encourage the patient to be as educated as possible. One of my mottos is the more you understand and take the time to learn, the greater the chances of making the right decision and getting a great result.