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Liposuction is a very popular body sculpting procedure. Stubborn pockets of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise can be removed from most areas of the body, giving you smoother, more desirable contours. Gawley Plastic Surgery recommends tumescent liposuction to qualifying patients.

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Liposuction is not an alternative to diet and exercise, but it can remove stubborn pockets of fat that have not responded to a healthy lifestyle. Areas that can be treated with liposuction include:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Waist
  • Knees
  • Upper arms
  • Neck
  • Chin
  • Cheeks

Liposuction can be performed alone or to complement other procedures such as a face lift.

Liposuction is often part of a Mommy Makeover.

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Liposuction works by breaking up fat and suctioning it out of the body. At our office, we offer tumescent liposuction.

Tumescent liposuction involves injecting a “wetting solution” with a local anesthetic into the treatment area, which causes blood vessels to constrict. This minimizes blood loss and reduces postsurgical pain and bleeding. The fat is then broken up and suctioned out of the body. This technique is the standard of care when it comes to liposuction and offers beautiful, natural-looking results.

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Liposuction is a very effective way to sculpt your body, giving you the beautiful contours you desire. In order to be a good candidate for liposuction you should be:

  • In good overall health
  • Within 25 pounds of your ideal weight
  • Stable in your weight
  • A non-smoker

Liposuction is not appropriate for everyone. Gawley Plastic Surgery does not recommend liposuction for patients with the following conditions:

  • Diabetes
  • Lung disease
  • Clotting disorders
  • Heart disease
  • Poor circulation
  • Obesity

If you have stubborn, unwanted areas of fat, please contact Gawley Plastic Surgery to schedule your initial consultation in the Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona area. You can learn more about liposuction by reading our Frequently Asked Liposuction Questions page.

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Phoenix Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Bryan W. Gawley specializes in both cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. As one of the premiere plastic and cosmetic surgeons in the Phoenix area, Dr. Gawley is not only a caring physician but also an artist whose goal is to provide beautiful results that suit each individual’s unique look, shape, and lifestyle.

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