In today’s culture, the definition of looking good means having a body that looks fit and toned in appearance. However, even after following healthy diet and exercise regimens, a well-proportioned body can still seem unattainable. To effectively reduce the appearance of stubborn fat deposits on the body, men and women typically choose liposuction. Also known as “lipoplasty,” this method of body contouring is among the most popular in plastic surgery. At his Las Vegas practice, Dr. Alexander performs liposuction on men and women of all ages.
Liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can permanently remove stubborn fat that is often difficult to reduce with diet and exercise. We call this diet- and exercise-resistant fat. This procedure is commonly performed on several areas at the same time and may be done simultaneously with other surgical procedures, such as a tummy tuck. Liposuction can effectively treat the following areas:
*Liposuction is a body contouring procedure and therefore not designed to be a weight loss operation or a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise program. In addition, liposuction will not eliminate cellulite.
You may be a good candidate for liposuction if you are at least 18 years of age and in good overall health. For best results, ideal patients for liposuction are those who are close to their ideal body 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.
In the safety of a fully accredited surgical center and under the care of a board-certified anesthesiologist, general anesthesia is administered for patient comfort throughout the procedure. 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 (slim 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, although some incisions are so small they do not even need a single stitch.
Although the amount of downtime associated with liposuction varies for each person, most patients can expect seven to ten days 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 give the incisions sufficient time to heal, patients should refrain from any strenuous exercises or physical activities for four to six weeks.
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 important to eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and avoid pregnancy to maintain long-lasting results.
If you have any questions about liposuction or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. George Alexander, feel free to call (702) 242-6776 or fill out our online contact form today. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Alexander can help you achieve the confidence that comes with a slimmer, more attractive physique. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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