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Liposuction

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.

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Liposuction Options

  • Treatment Areas

    Liposuction can effectively treat the following areas:

    • Hips
    • Abdomen (waist)
    • Thighs
    • Back
    • Flanks
    • Breast/chest area
    • Neck
    • Upper arms
    • Buttocks
  • Procedure

    Under the care of a board-certified anesthesiologist, general anesthesia is administered for patient comfort throughout the process. Dr. Alexander makes tiny incisions in the targeted region(s) of the body. Whenever possible, these incisions are inconspicuously placed in the natural creases and folds of the skin. Dr. Alexander then inserts a cannula (thin, hollow tube) through the incisions and under the skin to separate the fat cells from the rest of the underlying tissue. A specialized suction device permanently removes the excess fat cells from the body. Dr. Alexander then closes the incisions with sutures.

  • Combinations

    This procedure is commonly performed on several areas at the same time and may be done simultaneously with other surgical procedures, such as the following:

    • A tummy tuck enhances the midsection by removing excess skin and tightening the core. Liposuction may be included for optimal sculpting of the midsection.
    • A Mommy Makeover provides patients with full-body improvement. Liposuction is often added to eliminate unwanted fat and fine-tune a patient’s figure.
    • Gynecomastia surgery may involve glandular excision or liposuction to reduce overly large male breasts.
    • A thigh lift is designed to improve the appearance of the upper legs. Liposuction may be performed in conjunction with a thigh lift to slim down the treatment area.
    • An arm lift is a surgical procedure that improves the contours of the upper arms using excision. It often includes liposuction to remove stubborn fat deposits in the upper arms.

Concerns

Recovery

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.

Scars

As with any surgery, there is a risk of visible scarring; however, liposuction incisions are minuscule, and any scarring tends to fade over time.

Cost

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.

Comfort

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.

FAQ

  • What results can I expect from liposuction?

    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.

  • Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

    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.

  • What are the risks associated with liposuction?

    Complications after liposuction are uncommon, but the risks are greatly reduced by following the post-op instructions provided by Dr. Alexander. Liposuction risks include:

    Bruising
    Fluid retention
    Infection
    Swelling

  • How long does liposuction surgery take?

    Depending on the extent of correction required, liposuction surgery may last between one and four hours.

A top Plastic Surgeon, Dr. George Alexander, serving more happy patients in Las Vegas, the United States and Internationally.

1725 Village Center Circle, Suite 150
Las Vegas, Nevada USA | (702) 242-6776

"Dr. Alexander and his staff are all accommodating and friendly. Dr. Alexander takes time to really address your concerns and questions. He is an awesome doctor. We highly recommend him to anyone in need of cosmetic surgery.”

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