What is Liposuction?
No matter how much you try to lose weight, you may still see stubborn pockets of fat that keep you from feeling completely confident in your body. Forma Plastic Surgery offers the most advanced methods to effectively remove fat from certain body parts. Liposuction is a surgical body contouring procedure that reduces fat on the abdomen, hips, thighs, and other areas of the body to produce a leaner appearance. Our surgeons can use this treatment on multiple body parts. When you come in for your consultation, our team of Scottsdale, AZ plastic surgeons will examine your areas of concern so you can reach your cosmetic surgery goals. At Forma Plastic Surgery, we strive to help you look and feel your absolute best.
"Amazing Surgeon - Dr. Walsh is an amazing surgeon! I knew I wanted to have a breast augmentation done but had no idea where to start and she walked me through everything and answerd all of my questions. She's very talented and has great bedside manner! I was nervous about liposuction but my end results are great! If you're looking for a plastic surgeon in the Scottsdale area she's fantastic!"- B. / RealSelf / Aug 24, 2017
"Amazing Plastic Surgeon - Dr. Walsh is a fantastic plastic surgeon and I am so happy with my results. I had a breast augmentation and liposuction done and she walked me through every step of the way. She is kind and cares about her patients. If you're looking for a plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, Dr. Walsh is the surgeon you need to see! I go to Forma for all of my skincare, Botox and filler now and wouldn't dream of going anywhere else."- Anonymous / Vitals / Aug 25, 2017
"Dr. Walsh is a fantastic plastic surgeon and I am so happy with my results. I had a breast augmentation and liposuction done and she walked me through every step of the way. She is kind and cares about her patients. If you're looking for a plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, Dr. Walsh is the surgeon you need to see! I go to Forma for all of my skincare, Botox and filler now and wouldn't dream of going anywhere else."- Anonymous / Vitals / Aug 25, 2017
What are the benefits of liposuction?
Unwanted fat can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Liposuction is a highly effective way to remove fat deposits and achieve a contoured look. Patients choose our professionals at Forma Plastic Surgery for the following reasons:
- Personalized: Liposuction can be used on one or more areas of the body for targeted fat removal.
- Minimally invasive: Our surgeons make small incisions whenever possible to minimize scarring and recovery time.
- Long-lasting results: The fat cells removed during liposuction will not return as long as you maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle.
- Successful outcomes: Our team has helped countless people achieve their aesthetic goals with beautiful results.
Who is a candidate for liposuction?
Candidates for liposuction are in good general health and have realistic expectations for their surgical results. Our surgeons will assess your areas of concern during a liposuction consultation and ask about your medical history. Patients should be at or near their goal weight before undergoing fat removal. This will help ensure that the outcomes of your procedure are not only safe but long-lasting. Please inform our team about your current list of medications, as some may increase your risk of bleeding during or after surgery.
How is Liposuction Performed?
Depending on your needs, we will design a surgical plan that works best for you, and we can treat multiple body parts during the same surgery. Once we have outlined your surgical strategy and the cost of liposuction, we can schedule your treatment. Completed as outpatient surgery, we create a small incision within the treatment area and use a specialized tool called a cannula. The cannula gently loosens, suctions, and removes the fat tissue. After closing the incision and briefly monitoring you, you can return home for recovery. Our team of doctors will provide detailed aftercare instructions, which may include:
- Reducing discomfort
- Decreasing bruising/swelling
- Limiting exercise
- Caring for your incision
- Attending follow-up appointments
- Removing sutures
- Discussing a timeline for your healing
Overall, it takes about 6 – 10 months before seeing your final results.
Is liposuction safe?
Liposuction is considered a safe procedure, but as with any surgery, there are certain risks involved. Our board-certified surgeons specialize in liposuction and work hard to ensure that our patients experience the safest, most effective treatment possible. We can review all potential complications and how to avoid them during your initial consultation.
Does liposuction create natural results?
Liposuction contours the body by removing excess fat in targeted areas. Forma Plastic Surgery specializes in a variety of advanced liposuction techniques to create personalized results that look natural and enhance the entire body. Our team can show before and after photos of previous patients to give you a better idea of your expected outcomes.
How much does liposuction cost?
The cost of liposuction is based on a number of factors, including the number of areas being treated, the amount of fat being removed, and the type of procedure being performed. We can provide a detailed estimate of your treatment costs. Our administrative team in Scottsdale, AZ, also offers convenient financing options to make liposuction more affordable.
What about loose skin and cellulite?
Liposuction only corrects excess fat. So if you have loose skin, Forma Plastic Surgery may recommend combining liposuction with cosmetic surgery. Liposuction is sometimes performed with excess skin removal to produce the best outcomes. Cellulite is a common skin condition that can be improved with liposuction, but it may not completely disappear after treatment. Our surgeons will discuss your goals and expectations during a consultation.
Will I have scars after liposuction?
Since liposuction is considered plastic surgery, incisions will need to be made and stitched. This will create scars, but our team members do their best to reduce their appearance. This starts with making the smallest incisions in natural folds. We also provide information on scar management techniques to help minimize the appearance of scars.
Will my results last after liposuction?
Before liposuction, it's important to be committed to maintaining your results long-term. Although liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in an area, you can still lose and gain weight. We suggest that you be at or close to your ideal weight prior to body contouring. Afterward, it is best to remain within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight.
Look Fit and Toned
Fat removal with liposuction at Forma Plastic Surgery offers patients the opportunity to have embarrassing fat diminished almost immediately. Without liposuction, it can feel seemingly impossible to get the toned body you prefer. Depending on your personal concerns, our plastic surgeons can recommend various options for liposuction treatment. We invite you to call our practice and set up your private consultation with one of our board-certified Scottsdale, AZ plastic surgeons.
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