Liposuction is a surgical body-contouring procedure that permanently eliminates small pockets of stubborn fat by suctioning them away.
Liposuction has come a long way from its early days. We now use tumescent liposuction, which utilizes a special solution containing Lidocaine and Adrenalin to make the procedure more comfortable, break up the fat so that it is easier to remove, and control bleeding. Instead of large tubes or cannulas, tumescent liposuction relies almost solely on micro-cannulas that can more precisely remove fat, create a more sculpted effect in certain cases, cause less trauma and produce smoother and more aesthetic results.
Liposuction Sculpts Away Inches, Not Pounds
It's important to note that liposuction is not a weight-loss technique. It is a fat-reduction and body contouring procedure that only targets small areas of stubborn fat such as:
- Muffin tops
- Love handles
- Saddle bags
- Bra fat
- Inner thighs
- Double chins (facial liposuction)
When considering liposuction in Henderson, you should imagine the change in your body in terms of inches, not pounds. The goal is to have a sleeker, more sculpted look that you will need to maintain with a healthy diet and exercise program.
Is Liposuction for You?
Not everyone who wishes to have a more sculpted body can benefit from liposuction. To be considered as a candidate for this procedure you should be:
- At or near your ideal weight
- Have stubborn pockets of fat that don't respond to diet or exercise
- Be committed to a healthy diet and exercise routine
- Have firm, healthy skin with minimal to no sagging
The fat that is removed during liposuction will never return. However, if you gain weight, the remaining fat cells may swell to accommodate the excess fat that your body cannot burn as energy. Therefore, it is imperative that you are committed to a healthy lifestyle before undergoing liposuction.
What Can You Expect From Liposuction?
Liposuction can put the finishing touches on a body that you have worked hard to keep fit and healthy. Dr. Julio Garcia, a Las Vegas plastic surgeon based in Henderson NV, will bring not only his surgical expertise, but his appreciation and knowledge of aesthetics and anatomy to create more beautiful planes and curves in your body.
If you are athletic and wish to emphasize the muscles in your arms and abdomen, Dr. Garcia can sculpt along the outlines of the muscles to create the precise definition that you have been unable to achieve in the gym.
But mostly what you can expect from fat reduction with liposuction is a body that looks and feels sleeker and healthier than ever. With dedication, you will be able to maintain your results for life.
Preparing for Liposuction
During your liposuction consultation with Dr. Garcia, you will discuss your goals and what you can expect to achieve with liposuction. He may recommend additional procedures, such as tummy tuck or ultrasound assisted lipoplasty, if they would give you results that align more closely with your goals.
Dr. Garcia will also explain how liposuction works and what to expect before and after your procedure. Be sure to ask all of your questions during your consultation. There should be no mystery about your procedure.
Are you ready to refine your body contours with liposuction? Call Julio Garcia, MD, Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic today at (702) 870-0058 to schedule your consultation. We welcome patients throughout the Las Vegas area including Henderson, Paradise, and throughout the world.