LIPOSUCTION

Liposuction – Lipo – Liposculpture – Scottsdale & Phoenix, AZ

OVERVIEW

With today’s advanced lipo techniques, achieving your dream body has never been easier with our talented surgeons, Dr. Rozbeh Torabi and Dr. Radbeh Torabi, at Elite Plastic Surgery. Whether you want to look better in a swimsuit or have a more proportioned body, this procedure can be used to treat many different needs for patients.

Liposuction is a popular treatment chosen to remove stubborn fat deposits on the abdominal wall, hips, and thighs when the area does not respond to a healthy diet or exercise regime, however, it is not used as a method of weight loss. Results may also vary from person to person. Lipoplasty can also be used on the upper arms, face, knees, calves, and ankles. Liposuction can be combined with other surgical procedures and/or can be used to treat multiple areas of the body at a time. If you would like to learn more, please call and schedule a consultation today, and let us help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF LIPOSUCTION AT ELITE PLASTIC SURGERY

There are several variations on liposuction our plastic surgeons use at Elite Plastic Surgery, including:

COMMON AREAS TREATED

ARMS

Arm liposuction is the removal of excess fat usually around the upper arms in women. Sometimes women (and men) have a natural upper arm build that stores and retains fat. Arm liposuction is much more common in women than men because many women want a more feminine physique versus many men wanting their arms to appear larger and more masculine.

CHIN

Chin liposuction is less common since the invention of Kybella. Elite Plastic Surgery uses Kybella, which is the best liposuction alternative for the chin. Kybella shrinks the fat from a “double chin” and will also shrink fat cells in the jowls if needed to give the chin liposuction effect without the pain and downtime. This will help with giving the face a younger, rejuvenated, firm look in neck and chin areas that stores stubborn fat.

360 LIPO

360 Lipo is performed at Elite Plastic Surgery for patients when they need lipo performed around the abdomen (stomach) and posterior flank (love handles). Often when women have 360 Lipo in Phoenix, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Gilbert, and Scottsdale, AZ areas, they will opt to have a fat transfer breast augmentation and a Brazilian butt lift performed at the same time. We want our patients to understand that if you are considering a fat transfer breast augmentation or Brazilian butt lift, you will need a substantial amount of fat from the donor site which is usually the stomach and love handles.

THIGHS

A common problematic area, the thighs tend to store fat and cellulite. This procedure is often performed in tandem with a thigh lift, depending the patient. At Elite Plastic Surgery, we offer lipo of the thighs and also Cellfina to help reduce cellulite. Cellfina is leading the way with cellulite treatment and is available at Elite Plastic Surgery.

LOVE HANDLES

Another problem area that produces “muffin top”. This is a common area patients looking for lipo in AZ can count on Elite to perform.

STOMACH

The stomach is what most people are in need of when needing liposuction. Depending on the amount of fat removed, Elite Plastic Surgery will guide you to help with this problem area.

BRA STRAP FAT(upper back and chest)

This is becoming more and more common thanks to pop culture. It is very common for women to have some “bra strap fat” produced from their bra squeezing their upper back and upper chest beside the breast and underarm. While this is very common, many women are opting to have “bra strap fat” removed at Elite Plastic Surgery.

MONS PUBIS

The mons pubis is the pubic area above the genital area that stores fat and may sometimes become more pronounced after a tummy tuck or liposuction of the stomach. It is usually genetic and may be pronounced even when one has not undergone a tummy tuck or stomach lipo. Mons pubis reduction, also referred to as mons pubis liposuction.

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LIPOSCULPTURE

Liposculpture refers to body sculpting using liposuction along with other less-invasive reshaping procedures. Unlike conventional liposuction, the fat is not entirely removed. Only a part of fat is removed as a part of the body contouring process and a more aesthetic shape is sculpted. For example, hips, knees, abs, chin, neck and jawlines without much fat can be shaped using the procedure by removing or reshaping a small amount of fat. Liposculpture removes or reshapes the fat in a way that the look and feel of the muscles become more prominent and well-defined. While liposuction is about fat removal, liposculpture is a body contouring procedure, and there is no need for general anesthesia or IV sedation. While the former involves removal of fat in significant volume, the latter refers to toning, shaping, smoothing, sculpting and tightening muscles by removal or reshaping of fat in lesser amount using surgical liposuction, laser or other minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures.

DO I QUALIFY?

Liposuction is most commonly performed on the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, the neck, and even on knees. To be a good candidate, patients should be in good health and experience:

Age can be a factor in liposuction, as skin loses elasticity and firmness as we grow old. The procedure can be performed as long as your skin has good elasticity.

THE PROCEDURE

Liposuction is usually performed as an outpatient procedure with the patient under local or general anesthesia. During the procedure, one or more small incisions will be made near the treatment site. A thin tube (cannula) is then inserted through the incision to loosen the excess fat, which is then suctioned out. The length of this procedure varies among patients, but it typically takes between 1– 3 hours to complete. Following the procedure, you should wear a compression garment for the first few weeks to reduce swelling and ensure optimal healing. You can expect minimal scarring at the incision site, but with proper scar management, it will be difficult to notice. In order for the results of liposuction to last, the patient should maintain a stable weight through healthy diet and exercise.

RECOVERY TIME AND HEALING

Complete recovery from liposuction takes 1 – 3 weeks depending on the extent of the procedure. Using a pressure garment for at least 3 weeks encourages healing without sagging. Swelling and bruising begins to disappear after 1 – 2 weeks. Sutures are removed in 7 – 10 days. However, allowing the body enough time to heal is essential to having the best result from liposuction.

Start walking on the day after your surgery. Our patients require optimum rest during the first 2 weeks, though they can continue with normal functions (you may return to work within 2 – 3 days unless there are complications). Avoid strenuous exercise and exposure to sun and heat for 6 weeks. You may see changes after 6 weeks, but it takes 6 – 10 months before the final and best result of liposuction (body shape and contour) is discernible. The results of liposuction may last for years, and its outcome can be made long-term with stable weight and healthy habits. Changes in lifestyle, weight gain, pregnancy, and aging may influence body contours.

RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS

Keep in mind that there are risks associated with liposuction, such as the general surgical complications, like swelling, bleeding, pain, infection, etc. There is also a potential threat of pulmonary embolism, if loosened fat is left in the operated area. It may constrict flow inside blood vessels. Watch for a fluid imbalance and/or nerve compression if the standard aftercare protocol is not followed.

REMOVE STUBBORN FAT

Stubborn fat deposits can keep you from achieving the body you’ve always wanted. For patients who need assistance getting a slimmer body, schedule a consultation with our office today or for general information on this procedure, contact us on our website or call our office today!

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