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What is liposuction?

If you’re seeking a more sculpted physique or a flatter tummy, liposuction is a great option. It is not a weight loss procedure, but is instead a body contouring treatment that’s been designed to remove localized fat and improve the appearance of your body. Liposuction requires an experienced surgeon with an artistic eye to achieve the defined and toned body you want. 

As we become older, fat can become more and more difficult to keep off, even with dedicated exercise and a balanced diet. Liposuction in Phoenix, Surprise and Buckeye at Regency Specialties is one of our most commonly performed procedures as it has long been the gold standard for minimally invasive body contouring. 

What are the benefits of liposuction?

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed today because of the many benefits it provides patients. This body sculpting technique is highly effective and relatively safe, resulting in over a 90% patient satisfaction rate. Some of the benefits of liposuction include the following:

  • Toned, slim contours
  • Long-lasting results
  • Enhanced curves and physical shape
  • Helps remove benign fatty tumors in certain areas of the body
  • For men, a flat chest area from removing fatty male breast tissue
  • A loss of up to 10 pounds
  • General improvement to overall health
  • Eliminated sweating and chafing in trouble areas
  • More confidence and happiness with your appearance
  • Helps to inspire healthy exercise and eating habits 

Who are candidates for liposuction?

If you’re interested in liposuction in Phoenix, Buckeye, Surprise, or the nearby areas, you may be an excellent candidate for the procedure. You will require a consultation to be sure, but the best liposuction candidates are those who have area(s) of localized body fat deposits that are out of proportion with the rest of their body and won’t go away with diet and exercise. Good candidates are also those who:

  • Are at or near their ideal weight
  • Are generally healthy non-smokers 
  • Have realistic expectations for the procedure
  • Have good circulation
  • Have not had recent surgery on the area to be treated

What areas can be treated with liposuction?

  • Stomach
  • Face
  • Neck/jowls
  • Arms
  • Chest
  • Bra fat
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Love handles
  • Hips
  • Thighs

How does liposuction work?

Liposuction does not require surgery, but there is some downtime for recovery involved. It is a minimally invasive procedure that works by loosening, breaking up, and removing accumulated fat and then suctioning it out of the body using a  thin, hollow tube called a cannula.

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Liposuction treatment details

During liposuction, patients are under anesthesia with sedation. It is an outpatient surgery. Your surgeon will create very small incisions near the areas that are having fat removed.

A special saline solution will be administered to help loosen up the fat cells, and then a thin, hollow tube called a cannula is inserted into the incisions. This cannula works to break up the fat cells, releasing them from the surrounding tissue, and suctioning them out of the body.

What is liposuction recovery like?

It will be necessary for you to wear a compression garment 4 to 6 weeks after your liposuction procedure in order for your body to recover properly. 

You will most likely be able to go back to desk-type work a few days to a week after liposuction, but you will need to avoid any strenuous activity for one month. 

You should expect some swelling after liposuction which typically takes about six weeks to subside. During this time, you will see improvement in the shape of their body, but the full results won’t become apparent for about 3 to 4 months.

Why choose Regency Specialties?

If you’re interested in liposuction in Phoenix, Buckeye, Surprise, or the nearby areas, put yourself in the skilled hands of artistic and experienced professionals. We are a patient-centric, multi-specialty group delivering the very best treatments in dermatology, plastic surgery, hand surgery, breast oncology, reconstruction, and dermatopathology, all in one practice. This offers a convenient solution for our patients. We provide the highest level of care and availability, featuring the top specialists in Arizona. You will feel completely welcome from the moment you enter our door to your very last follow-up appointment. To learn more or schedule a consultation, please call 623-243-9077 or contact us online.

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Liposuction Frequently Asked Questions

How much weight can you lose with liposuction?

While liposuction is not a weight loss surgery, patients will lose between 5-10 pounds with this procedure.

What are the risks of liposuction?

Liposuction has risks like any other surgical procedure. Risks include bleeding, infection, numbness, contour irregularities, and others.

What is the ideal BMI for liposuction?

Generally, a BMI of 19 to 24 is the most ideal for liposuction. However, liposuction can be performed for those with a BMI of 25 to 30, depending on body type and other factors.

Does liposuction leave loose skin?

Generally, no. However, if liposuction is performed on an area of the body with lax skin, the skin will not bounce back and retract after the recovery period is complete.

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