What is Liposuction surgery?
Even though you diet and exercise, you might still be bothered by pockets of fat that are keeping you from feeling confident in your body. Plastic Surgery Vegas is proud to offer the latest treatments to effectively eliminate fat from areas of concern on the body. Surgical liposuction is a body contouring procedure that reduces fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks to create a slimmer appearance. This treatment at Plastic Surgery Vegas can be blended to treat multiple body parts. During your initial visit, we will examine the areas of your body you wish to address so you can reach your personal goals. We want you to look and feel your absolute best.
"Thrilled With My Results! - I am in my 60's and had a tummy tuck, liposuction and a breast lift. I wish I had done this 20 years ago. All the things I disliked about my body after having two children and breastfeeding are gone and I think my body looks better than it did in my 20's. It is so much fun to get dressed every day and I love how I look. It's also great to shop for clothes and not having to worry about camouflaging my torso."- L. / RealSelf / Apr 04, 2017
"Made it to the flat side - I am 40 years old, have 3 children and am married to the love of my life! I could never begin to say enough wonderful things about my husband. He has always loved me (from the time I was 125 pounds and even when I was 208 pounds after my pregnancies). My bad body journey began 22 years ago with the birth of our first son. I didn't gain a lot of weight however at age 19, I had a c-section scar, the c-section pooch and enough stretch marks that my stomach looked like a roadmap. I had 2 more children via c-section and then gained about 70 pounds. I have lost all the weight with the exception of about 8 pounds. Despite the fact I lost all the weight, I have been left with a ton of stomach and hip skin. In fact, at 142 pounds, I wear size 12's and they are somewhat tight and my belly is always prominent. I researched doctors in three different states, including Dr. Garth Fisher in Beverly Hills, Dr. Sean Lille in Scottsdale and ultimately settled on Dr. Terrence Higgins in Las Vegas, Nevada. I learned in my early 20's after getting horrible breast implants from a "billboard doctor" that plastic surgery and bargain shopping do not mix. I am having a full tummy tuck, liposuction, new silicone implants, breast lift/reduction/implant removal and replacement and fat injections in my face. My current implants are saline and are 600 cc's. Unfortunately my billboard doctor convinced me that it was way better to give me ginormous implants instead of a lift. I had my original implants done after my first child, so these implants have suffered through 2 pregnancies. My boobs grew to a size F when I was pregnant. Today, they feel and look like giant bags of wet sand. Dr. Higgins is going to lift my breasts and reduce them to a full C. I have felt like I have been trapped in this awful body for over 20 years. I am incredibly nervous because my surgery is 6+ hours but I feel like my fear has kept me in this body for 20 years. Dr .Higgins uses a pain pump so the pain shouldn't be horrible. I will post pictures later."- V. / RealSelf / Mar 23, 2013
"Dr Anson was wonderful didn’t suggest more than I needed. I thought I needed a neck lift and she told me all I need is liposuction to remove the fat under my chin and that I’m young enough my skin would tighten up on its own. She made me feel comfortable. I will definitely be going back!!"- J.L. / Facebook / Jan 13, 2019
"I can't say enough good things about my results!! I could not be happier that I chose Plastic Surgery Vegas!! Everyone from the front desk staff to the nurses and doctors are wonderful! I would highly recommend Dr. Edwards and Dr. Higgins to anyone. I feel very well cared for. Any fears or concerns have been addressed super fast. Even on a major holiday when the office was closed, Dr. Edwards not only took my call immediately but reassured me that I could call with anything I needed at anytime."- A.L. / Google / Feb 01, 2020
"Absolutely Amazing Doctor!!! I’m so impressed with the level and care associated with the performance of the surgery. My son had a procedure done by Dr. Silver that literally changed his and our life. Before the procedure my son suffered A really bad case of gynecomastia which cased major social issues for him, leaving me feeling helpless. It wasn’t until After the Surgery Doctor Silver performed our life’s changed. it’s like I have a new son who is confident, strong and very much satisfied with his look. We love this doctor and would not go anywhere else to have any other doctor perform such life changing surgeries performed! Pricing was very reasonable as well.Talmadge D."- M.D. / Google / Feb 26, 2020
Is liposuction for you?
Liposuction is a great procedure for individuals who are at an ideal weight but have stubborn pockets of fat that cannot be lost with diet alone. Patients interested in liposuction should have healthy skin because liposuction does not address stretched-out skin. It's also important to realize that liposuction is not a treatment for losing weight. Females undergoing liposuction should have no plans to become pregnant again as this could compromise the results. At the time of your consult for surgery, we will discuss realistic expectations.
Surgical liposuction is performed in an outpatient setting with the patient under general anesthesia. A very small incision is placed through the skin, and a cannula will be inserted. The cannula is a special tool that makes it easier to work loose the fatty tissue that is being removed. Once the chosen amounts of fat have been eliminated, we will close the incision. Depending on the number of areas receiving treatment, your procedure could take several hours. In the dedicated recovery area, your post-op team will assist you in managing any discomfort and care for your treated areas until your discharge.
You may be in recovery at home from lipo for several weeks, depending on the number of treatments performed and the size of the treatment area. It's normal to have bruising and swelling for one or two weeks, and you should have the stitches removed 7 – 10 days after surgery. The most important thing to do after having any surgery is to allow your body time to rest and heal. Once you return to work after your procedure, you should remember to take it easy. To increase your strength, stick to walking and light workouts as approved by our office. Keep in mind, you may see some improvements soon after your surgery, but it takes 6 – 10 months before your new body contour and shape is complete.
What about nonsurgical liposuction?
Thanks to modern advancements, there are several nonsurgical options to reduce fat. Some of the most popular methods are CoolSculpting and Kybella. Although these nonsurgical procedures can help reduce small amounts of fat, surgical liposuction is best for most people. Liposuction surgery delivers more dramatic and consistent results. Talk to our team about nonsurgical options in your consultation. We will be happy to go over the benefits and drawbacks of all your options and help you choose which is best for your needs and goals.
Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is a surgical procedure, incisions will be made and sutured. This will create scars; however, we will do our best to reduce their appearance. This includes making small, thin incisions in the natural folds of your body or in less visible areas. After your surgery, our team will go over how to care for your incisions so they heal flat and eventually fade.
Will my results last?
Before you have liposuction surgery, it's important to be committed to maintaining your results. Although liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in your body, you can still lose and gain weight. We recommend that you be at or close to your ideal weight before having liposuction. Afterward, it is best to remain within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Getting pregnant after liposuction will also affect your results; however, another surgery, like a mommy makeover, can be done to refresh your body.
Look Fit and Toned
Liposuction at Plastic Surgery Vegas offers you the chance to have unwanted fat diminished almost immediately. Without the help of liposuction, it can be frustrating to get the slimming outcomes you want. We offer various alternatives for liposuction treatment based on your individual concerns. We welcome you to get in touch with our office in Las Vegas, NV and make your consultation.