Are you having trouble achieving the body shape that you want? Does your body have stubborn pockets of fat that don’t seem to get any smaller — no matter how much you reduce your caloric intake and increase your exercise? Liposuction in Las Vegas is a surgical procedure that can improve your figure — and your self-esteem — by removing persistent fat cells from the body permanently.
We specialize in liposuction Las Vegas and more at Las Vegas Laser and Lipo. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how you can achieve the body contours of your dreams and get rid of excess fat with liposuction Las Vegas!
What Is Liposuction in Las Vegas?
Liposuction Las Vegas is a procedure in which a doctor removes fat cells from the body using a hollow tube called a cannula. A doctor can perform liposuction under local or general anesthesia. In a standard liposuction procedure, the doctor begins by making an incision in the area where he or she intends to remove the fat. The doctor then inserts the cannula and uses a vacuum to draw the fat cells out of the body.
Liposuction Las Vegas changes the shape of the body immediately. If you maintain your new weight, the new contour of your body will be permanent.
Liposuction Las Vegas Is:
Liposuction is a solution for improving the shape of the body by removing fatty deposits from areas that haven’t responded to exercise. Liposuction in Las Vegas is something you should consider if you have a healthy body and are not severely overweight, but have not been successful in changing the contour of your body with diet and exercise alone.
Liposuction Las Vegas Isn’t:
Liposuction Las Vegas is not a solution for dramatic weight loss. If you are moderately overweight, you’ll achieve a better and more sustainable result by changing your diet and starting an exercise regimen. If you are severely overweight, you may be a good candidate for a bariatric procedure.
What Are the Types of Liposuction Las Vegas?
Suction-Assisted Liposuction is the standard liposuction procedure in which the doctor uses the cannula to manually break up fatty deposits. When the deposits are small enough to fit through the cannula, a vacuum draws the fat out of the body.
Power-Assisted Liposuction uses a cannula that moves automatically to break up fatty deposits without the need for as many manual movements by the doctor.
Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction uses a cannula that vibrates rapidly to turn fat cells to liquid for easier removal from the body. Since ultrasound-assisted liposuction requires less force to access and loosen fatty deposits than traditional suction-assisted liposuction, it may reduce the internal damage that the procedure causes and shorten recovery times.
Water-Assisted Liposuction injects water into the body to assist with loosening the fatty deposits. The cannula removes the water and fat simultaneously.
Laser-Assisted Liposuction melts the fat by heating it with a laser to make removal easier. Since the heat also helps to close the openings created by the cannula, laser-assisted liposuction may result in faster healing.
In Which Areas of the Body Do Liposuction in Las Vegas Work?
Liposuction in Las Vegas works on virtually any area in which fatty deposits form. Patients most commonly receive liposuction in Las Vegas to remove stubborn belly fat. You can also receive liposuction on your arms, legs, chest, hips or buttocks. Some patients even opt to move fat from one area of the body — such as the abdomen — to another area such as the buttocks. Since the procedure uses your own fat to sculpt your body, there is no risk of rejection and no need to replace a synthetic implant several years later.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Liposuction in Las Vegas?
Liposuction Las Vegas is a surgical procedure that causes some tissue damage and presents a slight risk of infection. To receive liposuction in Las Vegas, you should be healthy, have no immune system disorders and should not smoke. If you have a chronic condition that slows your body’s rate of healing or makes you susceptible to infections, you may not be a good candidate for liposuction Las Vegas.
If you are young, do not smoke and have good skin elasticity, it’s likely that your skin will look completely natural after you receive liposuction. If you are older, smoke, have poor skin elasticity or have lost weight after being severely overweight, your skin may wrinkle slightly after the liposuction procedure. Note, though, that the skin would also wrinkle if you lost a similar amount of weight naturally. Because liposuction can dramatically improve the overall shape of the body, most patients feel that the improved contour of the body overshadows the appearance of slight skin wrinkling.
What Are the Potential Complications and Side Effects of Liposuction in Las Vegas?
Liposuction Las Vegas is very safe. Most patients report a high level of satisfaction with the procedure and would do it again. The most common side effects of liposuction are bruising and discoloration of the skin. Bruises from liposuction will heal, but the healing process may last for several weeks. Discoloration can occur at the site of the incision and insertion of the cannula. Discoloration usually heals with time. In some cases, liposuction may result in a slight darkening or spotting of the skin.
After liposuction Las Vegas, many patients experience bruising at points of insertion. This bruising fades over time and can depend on the individual’s healing process. Bruising after liposuction Las Vegas can also depend on the extent of the procedure.
It is also common for some degree of swelling after liposuction Las Vegas, which will also fade as the area heals. Dr. Zimmerman and our team will discuss how you can minimize swelling after your procedure.
Safe and Effective Liposuction in Las Vegas
Dr. Zimmerman has extensive experience and training when it comes to this procedure, ensuring that you are in good hands. While some mild side effects are common, we will discuss what you can expect during your procedure, how you can prepare, and how much time may be necessary for healing. If applicable, we will also provide post-treatment instructions so you can adequately care for your treated area and minimize risk of infection. We will also be monitoring your healing progress along the way with follow-up appointments.
Are There Any Non-Surgical Alternatives to Liposuction in Las Vegas?
If you want to achieve permanent results and enjoy a dramatic improvement in the contour of your body, liposuction is the best option. Liposuction in Las Vegas is safe and has a proven track record for effectiveness. However, liposuction is a surgical procedure that isn’t appropriate for everyone. You may want to consider a non-surgical alternative if you:
- Have had an adverse reaction to anesthesia in the past
- Want to avoid an invasive surgical procedure
- Have a condition that could impede healing after surgery
Some of the popular non-surgical alternatives to liposuction Las Vegas include:
CoolSculpting®: This popular treatment uses Cryolipolysis to cool the skin to a temperature of about 23 degrees Fahrenheit for up to 60 minutes. While cooling the skin to that temperature doesn’t damage the skin, it does cause the fat cells under the skin to die. The body disposes of the dead fat cells over the course of about three months, after which time you’ll see your body’s new shape.
SculpSure®: Using non-invasive and non-surgical light-based technology, SculpSure® disrupts fat cells in the abdomen and love handles using a flat, non-suction applicator. The targeted fat cells are then gradually removed by the body over time during natural processes, and the remaining fat and skin adjust to accommodate the fat reduction. This results in tighter, more toned contours.
There are many other nonsurgical body contouring devices and treatments on the aesthetic market. Ask us about all of the ones we offer during your consultation and we will discuss the benefits of liposuction vs nonsurgical body contouring with you.
Is Liposuction in Las Vegas Right for Me?
During your consultation, Dr. Zimmerman and our medical team will evaluate your aesthetic goals, medical history, and more to help you determine if liposuction Las Vegas is right for you.
While the effectiveness of non-surgical alternatives to liposuction varies, most patients are happy with the results. Although the fat reduction isn’t as dramatic as it is with liposuction, a non-invasive fat reduction treatment can result in an improvement in the shape of your body that’s lasting and carries little risk of side effects.
Contact us today at Las Vegas Laser and Lipo to get started!