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What is liposuction?

Despite how much you diet and exercise, you may still have stubborn pockets of fat that prevent you from feeling completely confident in how you look. VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV offers advanced methods of fat reduction to effectively rid fatty tissues from certain body parts. Surgical liposuction is a body contouring treatment that reduces fat from areas, like a double chin, abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks, to create a more defined appearance. This cosmetic procedure at VIP Plastic Surgery can be combined with other surgeries and can treat several areas at a time. Even though lipo slims and reshapes certain body contours, it is not designed to remove cellulite or as a means for weight loss.

In a private consultation, Dr. Khorsandi will assess the areas of concern, ask questions about personal goals, and determine if a surgical fat reduction is what is needed to accomplish those goals.

WHO QUALIFIES FOR LIPO?

When a patient consults with Dr. Khorsandi for liposuction, he will look for certain qualities that would make him or her a good candidate, which include realistic expectations regarding the procedure, an average or slightly above average weight, good overall health, and firm, elastic skin. Patients who have cellulite are generally not good candidates because liposuction may worsen the irregularities by creating deeper dimples. Liposuction can be used in several areas of the body, such as the:

  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Buttocks
  • Cheeks
  • Chest
  • Hips
  • Jowls
  • Neck
  • Inner knee
  • Lower back
  • Thighs
  • There is a consultation process in place for Dr. Khorsandi to assess the patient and make recommendations based on those findings.

Surgical Technique

Our patients at VIP Plastic Surgery can have surgical liposuction performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. A special fluid (containing epinephrine and anesthetic) is injected into the fatty tissue to minimize pain and bleeding. Small incisions will be made in easy-to-conceal areas, such as the waistline or belly button, for a cannula to be inserted. The cannula is a long, tube-shaped medical instrument that will assist Dr. Khorsandi as he manually works the fat loose and suctions out. After the fat deposits have been removed, Dr. Khorsandi will close the small incision. Depending on the number of sections treated, liposuction may last several hours. On average, each body part (i.e. tummy, thighs, etc.) will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. In the dedicated recovery room, our post-op nurses will monitor and manage pain, care for the incisions, give detailed at-home instructions, and more until discharge.

Dr. Khorsandi has experience in various liposuction techniques, including tumescent, ultrasonic, SmartLipo, body jet, VASER, and tickle liposuction.

After Liposuction

Following the liposuction surgery, patients will wear a compression garment on the treated areas. It takes about a full week for the bruising and swelling to dissipate and can take several months for the final results to appear. Liposuction will produce scars where the cannula insertion incision is made. These are small and will fade over time. We will provide aftercare instructions for the treatment area to prevent major scarring.

Expected Cost

Liposuction costs will vary depending on the technique used and the extent of the surgery. The average cost of liposuction in the U.S. for the most common body parts are outlined below:

  • Abdomen: $3,000 – $7,000
  • Arms: $2,500 – $5,000
  • Buttocks: $2,500 – $4,000
  • Chin: $2,500 – $4,500
  • Inner thigh: $2,500 – $5,000
  • Outer thigh: $2,500 – $5,000
  • Hips/Waist: $2,500 – $5,000
  • Ankles (in-office): $3,500
  • Inner and outer thigh liposuction to fat transfer: $8,500
  • Abdomen, flanks, back, arms, inner thighs and outer thighs: $18,000
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Average Cost  
$2,500 - $18,000
Recovery Time  
2-7 Days
Average Procedure Time  
1-3 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
4-6 Weeks
Procedure Recovery Location  
Out-Patient
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Liposuction FAQs

Any Nonsurgical Alternatives?

Nonsurgical options for reducing unwanted fat do exist. Dr. Khorsandi can discuss other options (based on the candidate and the desired results) during the initial consultation. These options generally include laser liposuction treatments when surgery is not needed.

Can I Have Lasting Results?

If the patient follows a healthy diet and exercise program, the results from a liposuction procedure can last for many years. Even though it’s impossible for removed fat cells to come back, patients can gain weight if the other remaining fat cells grow.

Is There A Fat Limit?

Yes. It is not recommended for surgeons to remove more than ten pounds of fat for the safety of the patient. High-volume liposuction, when more than ten pounds are removed, increases the risk of health complications. Patients should be near or at their ideal weight before undergoing liposuction surgery.

Will I have Tighter Skin?

Liposuction is a procedure for fat removal only. It does not repair sagging or drooping skin. In fact, it can make baggy skin worse. Patients who are concerned with skin tightening can discuss their options with Dr. Khorsandi during the initial consultation.

Looking Good With Liposuction

Fat removal with liposuction at VIP Plastic Surgery offers patients the chance to have bothersome fat diminished almost immediately. Without the help of liposuction, it can be seemingly impossible to create a slimming result. Dr. Khorsandi wants his patients to feel comfortable in their decision to have plastic surgery. We encourage patients to talk through any surgical concerns and ask questions at each step of their plastic surgery journey. Call our practice in Las Vegas, NV and set up a personal consultation with Dr. Khorsandi.

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