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.
"I have liposuction of my saddlebags, inner thighs and banana roll, as well as my flanks and abdomen. He exceeded my expectations. I am thrilled. I am still bruised but I am happy. Dr Khorsandi is patient, professional, kind and human. He gets all stars from me. Pleasing me is difficult but he knows his craft and takes his time. I will place a review in six months. He is my plastic surgeon of choice and when I want touch-ups, he will be the ONLY surgeon I contact."- K.C. / Yelp / Aug 03, 2014
"I had a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and liposuction with Dr. Khorsandi and I finally feel good about my body after 10 years of avoiding mirrors. After having three kids and breastfeeding I had a number of problems. My breasts were deflated, my tummy had stretch marks and my sides were wide. The staff at VIP plastic Surgery were awesome, they had the whole surgery streamlined to fit my schedule. Meds were delivered to my job, and instructions were clear. Surgery turned out beyond my expectations. I can finally wear a two piece and my breasts are better than they were before the kids. I would not look much further for surgery in the future if I needed anything. Very Happy , Highly recommend."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Oct 17, 2014
"Rhinoplasty and Chin Liposuction - Amazing!!! - Las Vegas, NV - What an amazing experience, and I am only one week post-op! I have wanted both rhinoplasty and chin liposuction since I was in my early 20's. I am now 36, and I'm so sad that it took me this long to do these procedures; however, if I hadn't waited, then I would have never found such an amazing, talented, and professional doctor. I booked two consultations in early October 2013. I booked one with Dr. Khorsandi for one day and another consultation for the following day with another reputable Las Vegas plastic surgeon. By the time my consultation arrived, I was feeling very nervous and second guessing my decision to go ahead with the procedures. Well, after an hour and a half consultation with Dr. Khorsandi, along with 3D imaging of what my projected results would be, I walked out of his office, turned to my husband and said, "I want to cancel the consultation for tomorrow. I can't imagine not having Dr. Khorsandi as my doctor!" My husband agreed completely. We both felt like he took so much time with me figuring out exactly what would work for my nose and chin. My surgery was such a breeze. I had minimal bruising due to the fact that Dr. Khorsandi is an excellent surgeon, and I am one week post-op today; I look and feel great! I had my splint removed yesterday, and I could not stop the tears of joy from streaming down my face when I saw my beautiful, natural looking nose for the first time. If I ever have any other procedure in the future, I would, without a doubt, choose Dr. Khorsandi! - - What an amazing experience, and I am only one week post-op! I have wanted both rhinoplasty and chin liposuction since I was in my early 20's. I am now 36, and I'm so sad that it took me this long to do these procedures; however, if I hadn't waited, then I would have never found such an amazing, talented, and professional doctor. I booked two consultations in early October 2013. I booked one with Dr. Khorsandi for one day and another consultation for the following day with another reputable Las Vegas plastic surgeon. By the time my consultation arrived, I was feeling very nervous and second guessing my decision to go ahead with the procedures. Well, after an hour and a half consultation with Dr. Khorsandi, along with 3D imaging of what my projected results would be, I walked out of his office, turned to my husband and said, "I want to cancel the consultation for tomorrow. I can't imagine not having Dr. Khorsandi as my doctor!" My husband agreed completely. We both felt like he took so much time with me figuring out exactly what would work for my nose and chin. My surgery was such a breeze. I had minimal bruising due to the fact that Dr. Khorsandi is an excellent surgeon, and I am one week post-op today; I look and feel great! I had my splint removed yesterday, and I could not stop the tears of joy from streaming down my face when I saw my beautiful, natural looking nose for the first time. If I ever have any other procedure in the future, I would, without a doubt, choose Dr. Khorsandi! Sincerely,Sabrina"- S. / RealSelf / Oct 29, 2013
"26 Year Old Petite Female Ready for Change - Las Vegas, NV - very cozy and calm - - I chose to see Dr. Khorsandi because I love his portfolio. It amazes me how you can tell the difference between each surgeons work. After finding his website, I went to town doing a background check on him. It seemed to me that Dr. Khorsandi is VERY caring with his patients, so I went to see him.I am one to keep my guard up when it comes to shopping around for ANYTHING. But immediately, Dr Khorsandi broke down that wall. His presence is so calm and comforting. He was very knowledgeable and I felt he was very genuine. I did not feel rushed at all during consultation, he answered every single question with confidence and if he was not comfortable with doing something you ask, he would tell you. He made me feel very comfortable.I was so set on smaller implants for years that I've been considering getting my breast done. I did not want the big gross bowling balls stuck on a wall look. But on the 3-D Vectra system he uses to visualize your results (very accurate btw) I loved the way I looked with bigger implants and I was sure Dr. Khorsandi was the one to do that for me. I was sure he would make bigger implants look very good. We agreed on 400cc silcone gel implants under the muscle. We also agreed on Liposuction the same day.Catherine, his assistant/consultant is a doll inside and out. I knew I was making the right choice because she looked very good. I do believe having a decent looking staff working with a cosmetic surgeon is a big must. Would you go under the knife with a surgeon who had a physically unkept staff working with him? I wouldn't! She gave me her cell phone number to text/call anytime I had a question or concerned- and I mean ANYTIME. She answered every question/concern in a timely matter and I was assured I was in the right hands.Day of surgery, while he was marking me up, I can tell he was really into what he does- anyone who is passionate about what they do for a living is good at it, and that he was. I was surprised at the extra mile he went to make me look good. I was expecting to be a nervous wreck day of surgery but nope! I was totally at ease knowing I was in the hands of Dr. Khorsandi.Here I am a week later, still very sore but very worth it. Even though I am still swelling a bit but I can tell I have a flat stomach from the lipo, very excited about that. My breast look awesome too, I'm very happy with the results. I'm usually not a fan of the fake porn star breast look and even though I went bigger than intended, my breast implants look really good. I have had so many compliments on them and they only get better as time goes by (they haven't dropped yet) I can't wait until they settle in a little more- esp since they look so good even after only a week later! I will keep posted.I hope its not so weird I posted a full nude pic with my face....but this is me after lipo and boobs."- J. / RealSelf / Jan 09, 2014
"Rhinoplastry - Las Vegas, NV - Dr. Khorsandi is an amazing doctor!! I had rhinoplastry and chin liposuction done by him about 2 months ago. I had went to many consultations and left unhappy. After having my consult with Dr. Khorsandi my unhappy feeling changed. He is so knowledgeable, listens to what you want, and makes you feel so very comfortable. I am so glad i chose him to do my procedures, they look so natural and amazing!! ( I am very hard to please) I wish i could give him 100 plus stars!! thanks you so much Dr. Khorsandi!!-shawndra"- S. / RealSelf / Jun 06, 2014
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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:
- Inner knee
- Lower back
- There is a consultation process in place for Dr. Khorsandi to assess the patient and make recommendations based on those findings.
Liposuction 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.
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.
Liposuction 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
Plan Your Procedure
- 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
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.
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