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.
"Dr Silver and his staff are nothing but amazing!Dr Silver has the highest integrity for doing what is best for the patient. A 3hr pre op to go over EVERY detail, an RN goes home with you for the first night and health insurance is included in case of any medical issues as a result. I had abdominoplasty, liposuction, and Breast Augmentation. My results after only 5 weeks is much more than I hoped. Don’t just trust your body to anyone, go with THE BEST!"- C.F. / Google / May 28, 2019
"Anson, Edwards, and Higgins office is the best in Las Vegas. They exceeded all of my expectations and more. Not only mine, but also my daughters. She went to Dr. Edwards for a breast augmentation and she could not be happier with her new "Sisters" - Dr. Edwards. I went to their office for liposuction, tummy tuck, breast lift and implants.Dr. Silver (lipo & tummy tuck) and Dr. Edwards (breast lift, and implants) work in the operating room together to perfect procedures in half the time it would take one doctor to do it all. Which is very important on your health and healing process. They are patient, listen to what you want and their bedside manner is amazing. You will not be let down at this office. Their assistants Jacklyn and Stacie are also very knowledgeable and helpful to any questions you would have before and after your procedures. They are just as wonderful. I am so happy with my results already (its been a week and a half) and I can't wait to be fully heeled! Thank you Dr. Edwards and Dr. Silver for everything, especially making me confident in my body again!"- T.B. / Google / Nov 28, 2018
"this is the most professional, incredible staff from the joyful smiles and reassuring positive energy beginning with the front desk. allie and melissa are so welcoming and warm. not clinical or cold, like i might have expected. dr. terry higgins is beyond amazing. i went in for a free consultation and he is so down to earth and friendly. i felt like i made a great friend immediately. along with his amazingly comforting bedside manner, he is highly knowledgeable and explains everything from a-z. never gets mad no matter how many questions i asked (some repeatedly). not at all what i expected. i had major liposuction for my first surgery. then later a necklift, then an abdominoplasty, and then cheek and chin implants. i look amazing and not facelifted. im only 44, but everyone i know cannot believe the difference in my appearance. even though it sounds like alot to have done, his talented and artistic hands allow you to come out refreshed and looking younger, but NOT worked on by a plastic surgeon. i tell everyone who asks about all of my procedures. i am proud of what he has done to me and can't sing his praises enough. in fact, my mom flew out from pittsburgh, PA to have his amazing hands work on her, and she is just as thrilled with her results. i could go on forever. but the accolades he receives are modest at best compared to his real work. in one word...UNBELIEVEABLE!!!! and so kind. i must also mention his assistant, laura. and his surgical asst. jackie. these women are beyond fabulous as well. you leave the place with such a warm and confident feeling due to the synergistic effect of all involved. i must also make special mention of allie. she was his assistant when i had my first surgery. of course, being nervous, i asked a million questions. she answered every one of them with such a positive and re-assuring attitude that made it a no brainer to go forward with the surgery. she and dr. higgins took away all of my reservations and eased my mind with their comforting demeanor. from that point on, i trusted everything they said and it paid off tremendously. i will NEVER let anyone except dr. higgins touch my face and body. please take it from a neurotic ocd patient, if you have any reservations, just go and meet them. you, no doubt, will have the same opinion and wonderful outcome as i did. i promise you. there is no better than dr. terry higgins and all of his partners and associates!"- S.Y. / Google / Sep 28, 2015
"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
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.