As one of the most common plastic surgery procedures, liposuction can be performed on specific areas of the body, and neck with great success. Scottsdale, AZ board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John Williams, performs this procedure by removing excess fat to slim the hips and thighs, flatten the abdomen, shape the arms, or eliminate a double chin. Ideal patients are men and women of normal weight who want to improve their body contour. While liposuction is not a weight loss surgery, it can sometimes be the only way to eliminate fat deposits that do not respond to diet or exercise.
Individuals of nearly any age may undergo liposuction, but those with good skin elasticity will achieve the smoothest contour after the fat has been removed. Liposuction can be performed on several areas of the body at the same time and in conjunction with other cosmetic surgical procedures. Every patient has different needs and aesthetic goals, and a private consultation with Dr. Williams will help gain clarity on the best possible approach to meet your aesthetic objectives.
"ABSCAPES: Abdominoplasty for Men - Scottsdale, AZ - One day I was in a lab office getting a blood draw for my doctor who cannot believe that she is taking me off all medications for cholesterol and blood pressure, when there lay a magazine about all of the top doctors in Phoenix. I had already had a consultation with a local plastic surgeon and there is only one in this area. I started researching all of the PS in Arizona on the web, chose 2 days when I would be in Phoenix, and set up appointments.The doctors were all very helpful, and the doctor I chose after thinking about it for a couple weeks was the one who talked to me man to man.I did find it strange that the liposuction clinic said that was the only procedure I needed, but I probably wouldn't be completely satisfied.All of the Board Certified Plastic Surgeons commented on my core muscles and were very clear that abdominoplasty would benefit.Dr John L Williams is calm, straightforward, open minded, and exudes a natural confidence. A few of the nurses commented at the hospital that if they were to undergo a PS procedure, they would use Dr. Williams (I found that bit of info very comforting)!If you schedule a consultation with Dr Williams you will immediately see what I am talking about. He is such a cool guy that his staff have been with him sense he started his practice. - - Just the term Tummy Tuck grossed me out. As soon as I created the new terminology I was more apt to move forward with investigating this procedure. When I heard that only about 6000 men had this procedure last year it made me think, then I looked around at all the dudes and realized they don't seem to care what their gut looks like. two years ago I weighed 225 pounds on a 5'11" frame (52 years old).I hate dieting, even the word annoys me. I saw on some "Dr." TV show that reducing my daily intake by 500 calories and exercising 3 times a week would result in natural weight loss. I identified the 500 calories and went to a local athletic facility. I even changed that terminology from "working out" to "goofing off" 2-3 pounds a month started disappearing. After a little more than a year of nothing drastic I was buying new pants.I was still drinking more than the average bear and decided to get active in a local 12 step group. Without 2000 calories a day from a bottle another 20 pounds literally fell off in a month. I weigh 175 and have maintained this weight for a year now. Since I didn't diet, or do anything drastic the "lifestyle change" stuff doctors and dieticians keep telling me turned out to be true, and permanent.So how I got the idea to consult with a plastic surgeon about my loose belly skin and round abdominal physique behooves me but on the fly I made an appointment. I didn't even know the term tummy tuck at the time. I had heard of this PS office on public radio and went in. The journey thus began from that wow moment, I can look like I did when I was 12 before I became the fat kid!This all started in January of 2012, and now my "abscape" surgery is scheduled for July 19, 2012. I consulted with 8 plastic surgeons and read almost every review on REALSELF."- A. / RealSelf / Jun 30, 2012
"I had liposuction done 11 years ago. When it was done, there was an area on my stomach that did not have a good result, I was left with a lumpy area and a concave area. This is something that was not major but bothered me for years. I had visited a few plastic surgeons over the years to try to get it addressed. One told me he didn't want to do it because he didn't want to book the surgery room for something so minor. Another one told me he couldn't fix it. I went to Dr. Williams and he took my concern seriously and said he could fix it. Further he indicated he could take care of it using local anesthesia and a small incision in my belly button, which is what I was always hoping to do. I had the surgery a week ago and the results are exactly what I'd hoped for! I had no pain after and minimal bruising which is already gone. The professionalism of Dr. Williams, his staff and the staff at the surgery location were all exceptional. I would highly recommend Dr. Williams and I will be using him for any future cosmetic concerns I might have."- L.W. / Google / Mar 20, 2016
"I had liposuction done 11 years ago. When it was done, there was an area on my stomach that did not have a good result, I was left with a lumpy area and a concave area. This is something that was not major but bothered me for years. I had visited a few plastic surgeons over the years to try to get it addressed. One told me he didn't want to do it because he didn't want to book the surgery room for something so minor. Another one told me he couldn't fix it. I went to Dr. Williams and he took my concern seriously and said he could fix it. Further he indicated he could take care of it using local anesthesia and a small incision in my belly button, which is what I was always hoping to do. I had the surgery a week ago and the results are exactly what I'd hoped for! I had no pain after and minimal bruising which is already gone. The professionalism of Dr. Williams, his staff and the staff at the surgery location were all exceptional. I would highly recommend Dr. Williams and I will be using him for any future cosmetic concerns I might have."- L.T. / Google / May 13, 2016
"Just had a tummy tuck, breast lift with a reduction, and some liposuction done 3 weeks ago. Dr. Williams is a surgical genius. My results are already awesome and I can’t wait to see how much better they are going to be as the minimal swelling continues to go down. Highly recommend this doctor and his office."- E.D. / Yelp / Jan 28, 2021
"Just had a breast lift with a reduction, a tummy tuck, and liposuction done 3 weeks ago. I am healing and progressing so well with no bruising and minimal pain. Dr. Williams is a surgical genius. I am so relieved that I chose him to do my procedures. I am so happy with the initial results and can't wait to see how much better they continue to get. The office staff has been amazing and Dr. Williams after care has been great! I'm super happy with everything."- E.D. / Google / Jan 28, 2021
Liposuction is reserved for patients who are near or at their ideal body weight. It is not a solution for weight loss and should not be looked at as a weight loss method. Good candidates for liposuction are men or women who demonstrate:
- A healthy skin tone with minimal to no excess or sagging skin
- A reasonable and stable weight
- Localized excess fatty deposits that diet and exercise cannot improve
What to Expect?
Our acclaimed doctor will evaluate the areas of fat that you wish to improve upon. Our team will tailor an individualized treatment plan that lists the areas to address, as well as the desired amount of fat to be removed. During surgery, a device known as a cannula is inserted through the skin and gently removes fat cells. A solution containing local anesthetic and epinephrine is introduced beneath the area of concern to help minimize bleeding, bruising and overall patient discomfort. Controlled removal of fluid and fat is accomplished in layers to produce an improved contour. During liposuction, a pump helps control how much fat is removed and at what speed. A thin layer of fat is left beneath the skin to maintain a smooth appearance without divots or dimples.
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. The results will not be evident for several weeks as there will be some swelling after surgery. Compression garments will be required to control the swelling and to help the overlying tissues adapt to the new contour. Patients can return to light activities within 1-2 weeks and can expect a full recovery within about 4-6 weeks. Final results of liposuction typically take 9-12 months depending on skin quality and tone. Liposuction does leave a small scar where the cannula was inserted, but it is not noticeable once it fades over time.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,000 - $8,000
- Recovery Time
- 48 Hours
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 months
- Procedure Recovery Location
Remove Pesky Fat
Liposuction is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted fat from the body. If you are battling pesky bulges and areas of fat and are ready for a little assistance to help achieve the look you want, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our surgeon to learn how liposuction can benefit you. Our talented staff will discuss the various options and create a tailored approach specific to your aesthetic goals.