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
"There are not words for how grateful I am to have found Dr. Khorsandi. He is an amazing doctor who cares about you and wants to provide the best results. He puts you at ease and you instantly feel like you have known him forever. He takes great pride in his work and it definitely shows. His office manager, Catherine, is also amazing. She is always available if you have any questions. She gets back to you very quickly and makes sure all of your questions or concerns have been answered. The girls who work in the office are all very sweet and helpful too. I had breast augmentation, septorhinoplasty, and chin liposuction done 6 weeks ago. My results so far are incredible. My nose is exactly how I have always pictured it being. I had trouble breathing on one side and have had a bump on the bridge of my nose that everyone always wanted to point out and make fun of. Now, I can breathe and there is no more bump! It looks like the nose I should have been born with! My breasts turned out perfectly also. It has only been six weeks so they are still settling and softening but I could not have asked for better results. I breast fed my two children so I had mom boobs. Now I have the boobs of a 32 year old without kids! They fit my body perfectly and look very natural (even for being only 6 weeks post op). Dr. Khorsandi used his 3D vectra imaging to show me my after results and talked me through sizes and the pros and cons of each implant. I could not have had better "- C.G. / Yelp / Jun 04, 2014
"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!!"- S. / RealSelf / Jun 05, 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
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WHO Is an Ideal candidate FOR LIPOsuction?
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.
The 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 it 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.
What Can I expect 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.
What is the Expected Cost of Liposuction?
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
Are there any nonsurgical alternatives to liposuction?
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 liposuction provide 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 for lipo candidates?
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 after liposuction?
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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