You’d be hard-pressed to find more than a handful of people who don’t struggle with stubborn pockets of fat. Even men and women with seemingly “perfect” bodies often have problem areas they’d like to nip and tuck. For all of these individuals, liposuction fat reduction surgery can be a fantastic solution. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Chris Costa and the award-winning team at Platinum Plastic Surgery take great pride in helping patients get the slim, smooth, sexy physique they want with advanced liposuction in Las Vegas, NV. Want to know more? Keep reading to learn all about liposuction, including how it works, where it can be used, and how long your stunning new look may last.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is an extremely popular body contouring surgery that aims to reduce stubborn areas of fat by physically removing fat cells from the body. Another type of fat suctioning surgery, high-def liposuction, involves the use of a specialized tumescent solution to liquefy fat cells, making them easier to remove. Additionally, HD lipo administers ultrasonic energy to the treatment site to aid in skin tightening. One more possibility with liposuction is the addition of fat grafting. Liposuction plus fat transfer gives patients the opportunity to use the fat removed from one area of their body to augment another area, such as the buttocks, breasts, or lips.

Where can I get Liposuction?

Liposuction can be used to enhance the body virtually from head to toe. Some of the most common areas that are treated with liposuction include:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Flanks
  • Love handles
  • Thighs
  • Upper back/bra line
  • Chest (male)
  • Arms
  • Neck/under chin

How does Liposuction work?

Traditional liposuction is typically performed using general anesthesia and may take 1 – 3 hours to complete, depending on how many areas are being treated and whether any additional procedures are being performed. To begin, Dr. Costa will make a tiny incision near the treatment site, through which a handheld cannula is inserted. After dislodging the fat cells, they will be removed using vacuum-like suction. Dr. Costa then takes care to revisit the area and carefully sculpt a smooth, even, natural-looking new shape. At the conclusion of the case, the incisions are closed with fine sutures.

How long is Liposuction recovery?

Most patients take about 1 – 2 weeks off of work after liposuction, depending on the nature and extent of their procedure. Strenuous physical activity, including exercise, may be off-limits for several weeks longer. Compression garments will need to be worn 24 hours a day for several weeks to minimize swelling, promote healing, and ensure a smooth new contour. Once the majority of the swelling has resolved, which can take 3 – 4 weeks, patients will notice their stunning new look taking shape. The final results of liposuction may take up to 2 – 3 months to become apparent, as the residual swelling subsides, and the tissues fully settle.

Am I a candidate for Liposuction?

Patients considering liposuction should be:

  • At or near a healthy, stable weight
  • In good overall health
  • Nonsmokers
  • Have realistic expectations for their results
  • Committed to maintaining a stable weight after surgery

First and foremost, patients should understand that liposuction is not a substitute for weight loss. Instead, it is a tool to address stubborn areas of fat that have not responded to dedicated efforts with diet and exercise. Furthermore, the results of liposuction may be compromised or even reversed with future weight gain, meaning patients should be committed to maintaining a stable weight with regular diet and exercise after liposuction. During your initial consultation for liposuction in Las Vegas, Dr. Costa will evaluate your areas of concern, discuss your goals, and determine whether you qualify for treatment.

Bid farewell to Stubborn fat with Advanced Liposuction in Las Vegas, NV

If you are frustrated by unsightly fat bulges that won’t seem to budge, despite your best efforts, we can help! Call the expert team at Platinum Plastic Surgery to schedule your one-on-one consultation with acclaimed board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Chris Costa today, and take the first step toward getting the body of your dreams with Las Vegas liposuction!