What is 360 Lipo?

Available at our San Diego plastic surgery practice, 360 Lipo is an advanced liposuction technique best known for its focus on thinning the waist from every angle and unmasking your existing natural hip and buttock curves. The goal is to achieve the thinnest waist possible all around, which, in turn, serves to unmask the curves beneath. If you can “snatch the waist”, everything else looks better.

360 Lipo refers to full-circle liposuction of the torso, including the:

  • Upper and lower abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Bra bulge areas
  • Upper and lower back

No two patients are exactly alike, and some people need more attention in specific areas than others. A 360 approach allows your surgeon to create the exact improvements you’re looking for, all in a single procedure.

360 Lipo also recognizes that no specific “area” of the torso is ever an isolated problem—they blend together in a continuous, all-around contour. The procedure uses multiple body positions to sculpt your shape with that in mind, giving you your own stunning, individualized result.

Experience 360 Lipo Expertise

Luke Swistun, MD

Meet board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Luke Swistun, LJC’s 360 Lipo specialist. Dr. Swistun is highly trained and experienced in the 360 Lipo approach to body contouring. He uses gold-standard technology and techniques to perform this procedure, including MircoAire power-assisted liposuction (PAL). He frequently combines 360 Lipo with the newest and most advanced skin tightening modalities on the market today, including Renuvion® (J-Plasma), depending on your goals.

When you visit Dr. Swistun at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa, you benefit from an in-depth individual evaluation and a focused surgical approach tailored specifically for you. You can also count on a safe, supportive experience from start to finish. Dr. Swistun performs all procedures in our AAAASF-accredited surgical center alongside our award-winning patient care team.

Your Total Body Transformation

Complete your 360 Lipo transformation with:

  • Fat grafting: Fat transfer to the buttocks, hips, or breasts naturally “rounds out” critical areas that have lost volume over time.
  • Skin tightening: Surgical skin tightening options such as a tummy tuck and nonsurgical options such as Renuvion®, J-Plasma, tightens loose or dimpled skin to create an even more attractive result.

How Is 360 Lipo Different From Traditional Liposuction?

Rather than focusing on 1 or 2 specific “problem areas,” 360 Lipo uses multiple body positions during the surgery to address all areas of the torso, blending them for a natural, seamless contour. While traditional liposuction works well for those looking to reduce isolated pockets of fat, 360 Lipo is an excellent choice for those searching for a total torso and core transformation.

If you’re looking to etch your abs or bring out the fine details of your muscle definition on your arms, legs, chest, and more, you may be a better candidate for HD lipo, another advanced liposuction approach available at LJC. During your consultation, your surgeon will talk through your concerns and goals to make sure you get the best results with the right approach for you.

Traditional Lipo

HD Lipo

360 Lipo

Contours 1 or 2 specific problem areas by removing pockets of fat

Ideal for abdominal etching and highlighting muscle definition

Slims and sculpts the entire torso, including the upper and lower abdomen and back

Who Is an Ideal 360 Lipo Candidate?

The ideal 360 Lipo candidate is a healthy person with a BMI of 25 to 29. These candidates typically have the best experience and see the most dramatic results.

It’s important to note that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure and works best as a complement to a healthy lifestyle. Often, 360 Lipo patients find themselves more motivated to exercise and stay active after their recovery, improving their health and appearance even more as they continue to tone and sculpt their body over the long term.

How Long Is 360 Lipo Recovery?

Power-assisted liposuction causes less swelling, bruising, and soreness than traditional liposuction, allowing you to get back to your usual routine as quickly as possible. Depending on your procedure’s complexity, you can expect to resume light activity after 1 to 2 weeks and more intense exercise after 6 to 8 weeks. Most people see their initial results within a week, and that result continues to improve as it matures and swelling subsides for up to 9 months after surgery.

Learn More About 360 Lipo at Your Free Consultation

Next time you hit the beach or put on your favorite jeans, you can step out with the waistline of your dreams. Request your free consultation online or call 858-452-1981 to meet with Dr. Swistun virtually or in person.