Liposuction

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Liposuction/Lipoplasty

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.

Benefits of Liposuction

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.

How It Works

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 Candidates

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.

How much fat can be removed at once with liposuction?

The amount of fat that can be removed with liposuction depends on your body type, weight, and amount of excess fat. Surgeons need to follow safety guidelines, the amount of fat that can be removed safely with liposuction at one time is about 5 litters.

What is tumescent liposuction?

Tumescent liposuction uses a solution made of lidocaine and epinephrine that is injected into the fat. This technique makes fat removal easier and less painful.  It can also help with bruising.

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