Liposuction in Scottsdale, AZ

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What is Liposuction?

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Probably the most popular cosmetic surgical surgery in the United States today is Liposuction. There are many references to Liposuction instead of dieting. However, while related, exercise, diet, and surgery all have different effects.

To understand Liposuction, all you need to know is that it is the surgical removal of localized fat, performed through tiny incisions, and therefore leaving tiny scars. The removal is permanent; the areas treated will always be smaller than if they had not been treated. If only one side is treated, that side will always be smaller. However, all of the fat is not removed; the surgeon must take great care to leave a smooth, even layer of fat under the skin, in order to get a smooth result.

If you do subsequently gain fat, you will gain fat everywhere, including in the areas treated with Liposuction. However, where the extra fat associated with weight gain used to collect predominantly in certain areas, after Liposuction it will be distributed more evenly.

What Are the Benefits of Liposuction?

Liposuction administered at Scottsdale Plastic Surgery is an effective and safe way to say goodbye to areas of excess fat on the body. Functional and aesthetic advantages of liposuction performed by Dr. Nachbar at his Scottsdale, AZ facility include:

  • Eliminating unwanted fat that hasn’t budged with diet and exercise
  • Giving the body a more toned and sculpted look
  • Improving body image and appearance
  • Achieving a healthier weight and lower BMI
  • Lasting outcomes begin appearing seen a few weeks after the surgery
  • Multiple treatment techniques may be available

Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

Liposuction is a good procedure for patients who are at a healthy weight, but have pesky areas of localized fat that have been hard to lose with exercise and diet. Patients contemplating liposuction should have skin that is taut because liposuction does not address loose or sagging skin.

Liposuction is best viewed as an "improvement" procedure, rather than a "dramatic" procedure like breast augmentation or tummy tuck.  Patients who are expecting improvement in the areas treated are generally happy with their results, but those expecting a dramatic result from liposuction are often disappointed.

It is important to understand that liposuction is not an answer for losing weight.  During your initial consultation, Dr. Nachbar will discuss with you the results that can be realistically achieved.

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Tummy Tuck, Liposuction - Dr. Nachbar was very thorough in explaining what procedures he would do to help me with my issues. He is professional and personable.

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Monsplasty / Mons Pubis Liposuction - He is an amazing plastic surgeon we recover his patients as well after their procedure and after seeing his patients post op, I new he was the right choice

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I never thought I would be a person that would get plastic surgery. However after having 3 kids, maintaining a good diet and exercise regime at 52 years old I finally had enough of the never-ending muffin top. I had a drainless Tummy Tuck (without Liposuction) with Dr. Nachbar on Jan 19, 2024 and cannot even tell you how thrilled I am with the results. Dr. Nachbar and his entire staff from the first appointment through the entire process were OUTSTANDING. I recovered so quickly and feel great. I truly wish I would have had this surgery years ago. This surgery is one of the best things I have ever done for myself and I highly recommend Dr. Nachbar. Not sure if he reads these reviews but if so - THANK YOU SO MUCH

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How is Liposuction Performed?

Modern Liposuction is almost always performed using a "tumescent" technique. "Tumescent" means "filled with fluid", so tumescent Liposuction involves first putting a large amount of fluid into the tissue. This fluid contains a dilute anesthetic, to nearly eliminate post-operative discomfort, and epinephrine ("Adrenaline") to nearly eliminate bleeding. For Ultrasonic Liposuction, the fluid also cools the tissue, to prevent internal burns.

Before scheduling surgery, I will carefully review the areas to be suctioned, and the amount of improvement that is realistic. On the morning of surgery, the areas to be suctioned are carefully marked. Once my patient is asleep, tiny incisions are made to inject the fluid into the tissue. After the fluid is injected, I use specially-designed cannulae, or suction tubes, to remove the fat, carefully sculpting the remaining fat into a smooth, but thinner, layer. After the surgery is complete, a special surgical compression garment (an advanced girdle) is put on the patient. This garment must be worn 24 hours a day (except for showers) for three weeks, and helps produce a smoother result.

You may have heard about Ultrasonic Liposuction. Ultrasonic Liposuction uses a special cannula that transmits sound energy, which breaks up the fat and then removes the remaining fluid. It is especially useful when the fat is trapped in scar or fibrous tissue, and also for removal of excess breast tissue when skin tightening is not needed. The main disadvantage is that it requires a larger incision, and so a larger scar (about 1/2 inch long) results.

What to Expect After a Liposuction Procedure

Patients almost always go home the same day. Pain following surgery is very limited, typically requiring only a single pain pill on the evening of surgery. Patients typically return to work within two days.

It is normal to see swelling and bruising for several weeks, and you may have the sutures about a week after surgery.

Bruising, if it occurs, can last up to one or two months, and generally fades in color from black and blue to green, brown, and yellow, until it eventually disappears.  It is not unusual to see the bruising worsen during the one to two weeks after liposuction, as the blood makes its way through the tissue toward the skin, where it may be visible as a bruise.  Also, the bruising may travel, and bruising on the bottom of the feet can be seen even with liposuction of the flank or thigh.

You should wear your compression garment 24 hours per day for at least three weeks, except when you are taking a shower.  You may take a shower even the same day as surgery.  Be careful to take the compression garment off slowly, as patients sometimes become feint due to blood redistribution if they take the garment off too quickly, especially if they then immediately step into a hot shower.

You can return to work within a day or two if you want, but the areas treated will likely be somewhat sore for six weeks or more, and the swelling can take twelve weeks to completely resolve.

The most important factor for patient satisfaction is a realistic expectation. If the patient expects a result that is beyond what current technology allows, disappointment is certain. For example, loose skin and "cellulite" dimpling is not improved by Liposuction; if severe, they can be improved by tissue lifting, such as thigh lifts. Abdominal bulging may be improved by Liposuction, but will still be present after surgery unless Abdominoplasty is done. But for those stubborn areas that nothing else will budge, Liposuction is an excellent solution.

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Liposuction by Dr. Nachbar at Scottsdale Plastic Surgery offers individuals the opportunity to have localized unwanted fat diminished almost immediately.

If you have stubborn areas of localized fat, liposuction may be the answer.  We offer various choices for liposuction treatment based on your personal aesthetic desires.

We invite you to contact our practice in Scottsdale, AZ and schedule your private consultation with Dr. James Nachbar.

How much does liposuction cost?
Your cost for liposuction will vary based on the technique selected and how many areas are being addressed. During your consultation, Dr. Nachbar will create your unique treatment plan based on your needs and goals. He will also consider your budget. Once your plan is ready, estimated costs can be discussed. To make your cosmetic surgery affordable, Scottsdale Plastic Surgery accepts many payment options and we can help you find low-interest financing.
What about nonsurgical liposuction?
Thanks to modern advancements, there are many nonsurgical procedures to reduce body fat. Some of the most popular methods are CoolSculpting, UltraShape, Vanquish, KYBELLA, and Liposonix. While some of these nonsurgical procedures can help reduce mild to moderate fat pockets, liposuction is still best for most people. Liposuction surgery delivers more dramatic and consistent results. Talk to Dr. Nachbar about nonsurgical liposuction in your consultation. He can explain the benefits and drawbacks of both methods and help you decide which is best for your needs and goals.
What about cellulite and loose skin?
Surgical liposuction only addresses excess fat in the body. If you have loose skin, Dr. Nachbar may recommend combining liposuction with a surgical body lift. Liposuction is often performed with skin tightening surgery, such as a tummy tuck, thighplasty, or arm lift, to give you your best results. To correct cellulite, there are many minimally invasive and nonsurgical treatments, including Cellulaze, VelaShape, Venus Freeze, and VASER Shape. During your consultation at Scottsdale Plastic Surgery, tell Dr. Nachbar about your concerns like loose skin and cellulite so a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed.
*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.