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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. For most patients, Dr. Gawley recommends SmartLipo, but they also offer ultrasonic (UAL) and tumescent liposuctionto 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. There are many methods.

Dr. Gawley prefers SmartLipo because it is the safest and least invasive method with minimal recovery time. SmartLipo uses a very tiny cannula and is laser assisted. The laser precisely breaks up the fat and it seals the blood vessels as it goes which means greatly reduced swelling and bruising and increased safety. SmartLipo has the advantage of smoothing and tightening the skin, so it does not leave behind the loose, excess skin that other liposuction techniques can create. SmartLipo is appropriate for large and small areas of fat.

UAL uses high frequency sound waves to liquefy the fat. UAL is preferred over tumescent liposuction for precisely removing small areas of fat.

When tumescent liposuction was first introduced, it was a great improvement over “dry” liposuction, reducing the risk and making the entire procedure easier and more effective. Tumescent liposuction involves injecting liquid into the treatment area before breaking up and suctioning the fat.

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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. Dr. Gawley do 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 the office of cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Bryan Gawley to schedule your initial consultation in the Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona area. You can learn more about liposuction by reading our SmartLipo page and our Frequently Asked Liposuction Questions.

Meet Dr. Gawley

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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