Las Vegas Liposuction
Confidence in Yourself and Your Surgeon
Experience matters. Las Vegas Liposuction specialist Dr. Alexander, is uniquely qualified in body contouring procedures. Liposuction removes localized areas of fat from the body through a minimally invasive procedure to enhance the contours and overall appearance of the body. Fat is suctioned from the body through a thin tube called a cannula to create a more slim and balanced figure that patients will be proud to show off.
This procedure is ideal for patients who are in good overall health and generally fit, with one or more problem areas of unresponsive fat deposits. Most patients have tried unsuccessfully to lose this weight with diet and exercise, and now seek treatment to achieve the results they desire. It is important for patients to have realistic expectations for treatment, and remember that liposuction cannot be used as a means for significant weight loss.
Dr. Alexander has found that liposuction can be used to effectively remove localized deposits of fat within the:
Many patients choose to combine this treatment with other cosmetic procedures, such as a facelift, breast reduction or tummy tuck, to maximize results. Dr. Alexander will help develop a customized treatment plan based on your personal treatment goals.
There are several different techniques currently available for patients seeking liposuction treatment. New technologies have improved the accuracy of this procedure for both patient and doctor, and allow patients to achieve their desired results through a much less invasive procedure. However, experience is one of the most important factors. Liposuction is performed through a tumescent technique.
Liposuction is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Dr. Alexander will make several tiny incisions and inject a local anesthetic into the area to help expand and firm the fat, making it easier to remove. The cannula is then inserted through the incisions to suction out the fat. No stitches are needed for most incisions after liposuction since the incisions are small enough to heal on their own.
Dr. Alexander will determine which technique is best for you after examining your body, evaluating your medical history and discussing your goals for treatment with you during your pre-surgery consultation.
Recovery from Liposuction
Allow yourself time to relax and heal. After the liposuction procedure, patients may experience mild swelling, bruising and discomfort in the treated area. Compression garments or elastic bandages may be used to help reduce these symptoms while the area heals. Patients can return to work and other regular activities as soon as they feel comfortable, which is usually after a few days. Exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for 4-6 weeks.
Dr. Alexander will provide you with special instructions on how to care for your treated area and reduce any complications after the procedure. The results of the liposuction procedure may not be visible until after swelling and bruising subside. This may take several months, and results will appear gradually throughout this time.
The results of liposuction can be permanent, as long as patients maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Combined with the advanced surgical expertise of Dr. Alexander, most patients are extremely satisfied with their results. If substantial weight is gained after this procedure, the results may be altered.