In today’s culture, looking good means having a fit and toned body. However, even after following healthy diet and exercise regimens, a well-proportioned body can still seem unattainable. Every year, thousands of men and women choose liposuction to reduce the appearance of stubborn fat deposits on the body that resist traditional fat loss methods. Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is one of the most popular and effective body contouring procedures available. Dr. George Alexander performs liposuction at his Las Vegas practice to give men and women the pleasing body contours they desire.
What Can Liposuction Achieve?
It can be taxing to obtain the ideal slender figure due to fat that collects in problem areas. Liposuction offers patients the freedom to trim their problem areas to achieve the slim silhouette of their preference.
Many patients seek liposuction to target specific fat deposits that may compromise their body aesthetic. Liposuction provides customizable body sculpting to patients, allowing them to obtain the shape of their dreams.
Liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can permanently remove stubborn fat that is often difficult to reduce with diet and exercise. While liposuction is not designed for weight loss, it does eliminate localized fat cells for a more attractive physique.
“I heavily researched 2 surgeons and am so glad I went with Dr. Alexander. His bedside manner is the best I have ever seen and I deal with physicians on a regular basis for work. He addressed my concerns and anxiety I had about the actual surgery. I appreciated how accessible the office was after the surgery when I had questions. I would highly recommend Dr. Alexander to anyone looking for a very personal and professional experience.”
“Dr. Alexander and his staff are incredible. He is one of the most caring and professional surgeons I have ever met - and that is saying something because I work in a hospital. The staff are equally incredible and kind. They go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable. 5 months ago Dr. Alexander performed a breast augmentation surgery and the results are so natural my friends did not even notice I am 3 cups bigger! I have already referred Dr. Alexander to close friends. He is the best in the Valley.”
“Doctor Alexander is a miracle and made my experience exceptional, he really listened to my concerns and answered all my questions regarding the whole procedure. He made my breasts look like sisters again, I would even recommend him to my daughter and anyone looking for a breast augmentation or exchange. He is not your typical plastic surgeon and he really cares about your outcome. He is the best!!”
Most patients can expect one week of downtime. During this time, patients should wear compression garments and take prescribed medication to minimize swelling and discomfort. To avoid causing any complications and to give the incisions sufficient time to heal, patients should refrain from any strenuous exercises or physical activities for four to six weeks.
As with any surgery, there is a risk of visible scarring; however, liposuction incisions are minuscule, and any scarring tends to fade over time.
Over 20 years of experience and multiple board certifications make Dr. Alexander uniquely qualified to perform your surgery. The cost of liposuction depends significantly on the techniques used, the extent of correction, and the anesthesia fees. Dr. Alexander’s staff will be able to provide you with an exact cost following your liposuction consultation.
Patients experience less discomfort with long-lasting medication that Dr. Alexander administers during surgery. Typically, initial discomfort lasts 48 hours and gradually decreases each day. Post-surgery pain can be managed with oral medication. Dr. Alexander will recommend the pain management medicine that is best suited for you.
The results of liposuction are not apparent immediately, but you can expect to have a slimmer, more contoured body over the coming weeks. Most patients are highly satisfied with their “new look” and typically develop more self-confidence. It is essential to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly to maintain long-lasting results.
You may be a good candidate for liposuction if you are at least 18 years of age and in good overall health. For the best results, patients should be close to their goal weight and have firm, elastic skin. Even though liposuction is very effective at removing stubborn fat deposits, patients should have realistic expectations about the procedure and its results.
Complications after liposuction are uncommon, but the risks are greatly reduced by following the post-op instructions provided by Dr. Alexander. Liposuction risks include:
Depending on the extent of correction required, liposuction surgery may last between one and four hours.