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Liposuction in Scottsdale, AZ

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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. 

Best Candidates

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 Recovery

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.

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Average Cost  
$5,000 - $8,000
Recovery Time  
48 Hours
Average Procedure Time  
1-2 hours
Post-op Follow-up  
3 months
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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.

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