Liposuction in Spring Valley & Las Vegas
What Liposuction Can Do
Remember that liposuction alone cannot correct dimpled areas of skin, or cellulite. This condition can be improved by other procedures, however.
Who Might Consider Liposuction?
Liposuction can improve your appearance and increase your self-confidence. If you are of relatively normal weight, have firm, elastic skin, and have pockets of problem fat in specific areas, then you may be a candidate for liposuction. Liposuction is the only way to do “spot reduction”. Usually when people lose weight they lose it all over their body, but liposuction removes fat from only a small area. It is for this reason that a relatively small amount of fat removal with liposuction can lead to such a large and visible contour correction. One also needs to know that if done after puberty ceases, all fat cells that are removed during liposuction are permanently removed. This does not mean that one can eat a cheesecake everyday after their surgery, but if one remains on a good diet after their liposuction, their contour changes should remain forever. Overall, you should be healthy both mentally and physically, and have realistic expectations of the procedure.
Once you decide to undergo liposuction in Las Vegas, Dr. Garcia will explain the entire procedure to you. Discuss with him all of your expectations, and don’t be afraid to ask any questions. There should be no mystery involved in the procedure. By the time you’re ready for surgery, you should be as familiar with the procedure as you can.
Remember that liposuction is a surgical procedure and as such carries with it an element of risk. Although Dr. Garcia is a talented, accomplished plastic surgeon, sometimes complications do occur. These include rare instances of fluid accumulation, injury to the skin, infection, or excessive fluid loss. Rippling or baggy skin, asymmetry or pigmentation changes can occur as well. You can significantly reduce your chances of complications by carefully following Dr. Garcia’s instructions both before and after surgery.
Dr. Garcia will give you specific guidelines on what to eat and drink and what vitamins or medications you should take or avoid prior to your Liposuction.
Liposuction begins with a small incision at the treatment area. A specific amount of fluid is then infused into the area to be aspirated so that the cells can rupture and make removing the fat easier. A hollow tube, or cannula, is then inserted into the incision. The cannula is attached to a machine that creates a vacuum. The cannula is then used to break up deep layers of fat and suction them away. In some cases, additional incisions will be made. Throughout the procedure, you’ll be given intravenous fluids to balance the fluid lost during the operation.