Liposuction in Scottsdale, AZ

Many men and women struggle with losing weight. Our bodies are designed to hold onto a specific amount of fat to survive, and despite our best efforts at establishing healthy habits, we often find that our figures remain unchanged. Dr. Pablo Prichard performs liposuction as an opportunity for those looking to tackle problem areas resistant to diet and exercise. Liposuction has been proven to be a safe surgical procedure that helps eradicate those unyielding “trouble spots.”

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What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that utilizes a small, thin tube called a cannula to remove excess pockets of stubborn fat. This versatile procedure can be performed on many parts of the body and, in the hands of a skilled surgeon like Dr. Prichard, can provide both slimming and contouring results.

What Are the Benefits of Liposuction?

Today, liposuction has become more popular than ever. This is partly attributed to the various techniques that have been developed to make liposuction much safer and more effective. Listed below are just a few of the benefits you can attain from liposuction:

  • Getting rid of unnecessary fat from areas such as:
    • the abdomen
    • the back
    • the hips
    • the knees
    • the thighs
    • the arms
    • the legs
    • the face and neck
  • Achieving a more proportionate appearance
  • Collecting and utilizing fat for cosmetic procedures like facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, or buttocks shaping
  • Contouring the body for a more sculpted, aesthetically pleasing result

Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?

Liposuction is an effective body contouring procedure that allows your surgeon to target localized pockets of fat for a slimmer, more sculpted result. This reliable procedure is beneficial for many patients who have a “problem” area or pouches of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. It is not, however, a weight loss solution, as it is more effective for specific areas rather than the whole body. Good candidates for liposuction:

  • Have one or two areas that have stubborn pockets of fat that they’d like to slim
  • Are close to their goal weight and are struggling to tone a specific area
  • Are in good health and do not smoke
  • Have realistic expectations for results

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What Are My Liposuction Options?

During your consultation with Dr. Prichard, you’ll be able to go over your particular needs and requirements and what you hope to gain from liposuction. Once Dr. Prichard has a complete understanding of your objectives, he will create a surgical plan that is tailored to your form. Dr. Prichard takes great pride in administering some of the best liposuction Phoenix has available.

Tumescent Liposuction

This technique utilizes a tumescent infusion of adrenaline, saline, and local anesthesia, which makes the fat in the treatment area swell, increasing the accuracy of the fat removal. Tumescent liposuction also reduces the amount of trauma to surrounding tissues, minimizing pain, recovery, and downtime as compared to traditional liposuction.

Power-assisted Liposuction

Power-assisted liposuction uses a specialized cannula that vibrates at a high frequency to break up the fat tissue before suction. This technique increases the precision during fat removal, as Dr. Prichard is able to remove the fat with less manual labor and can instead focus on contouring the surrounding area for a more sculpted appearance.

What Is the Liposuction Procedure Like?

Routinely, liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure using IV sedation or general anesthesia delivered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. All forms of liposuction involve injecting a tumescent solution into the unwanted fat in order to numb the area while causing the fat to firm.

Dr. Prichard suctions the fat out with a device called a cannula through small incisions, which are merely a few millimeters long. The tumescent fluid optimizes patient comfort, helps reduce bruising and swelling, and allows for accurate fat removal.

What Can I Expect From Liposuction Recovery?

After liposuction, the treated areas are carefully wrapped in compression garments to minimize swelling, as well as encourage the healing process. It is important that you wear these garments consistently for the first 4 to 6 weeks. For the first 24 to 48 hours after liposuction, the tumescent fluid provides pain relief. Ice packs, as well as medication, can help manage any pain, bruising, and swelling.

Generally, patients feel able to return to work after a week or so. However, this timeframe can vary depending on the areas in which you’d like to be treated, along with the amount of fat that is removed. Any initial numbness typically diminishes within a few weeks.

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If you’d like to further explore your options for liposuction in Phoenix, request a consultation online. Or if you’d rather, you can call the office directly at 480-752-7874 and one of our staff members can assist you.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Liposuction

How much does liposuction cost in Scottsdale, AZ?

The cost of liposuction in Phoenix depends on several factors, including the type of liposuction technique used, the size and number of treatment areas, the type of anesthesia used, and whether you have combined your liposuction with any other procedures, such as a tummy tuck.

Once Dr. Prichard has created a unique surgical plan for you that addresses your specific needs, he will be happy to provide you with an accurate liposuction cost estimate.

Why do I need to lose weight before liposuction?

The idea is for patients to be as close to their goal weight as possible so that Dr. Prichard can safely and effectively remove the ideal amount of fat to support a more natural and appealing contour. Liposuction is like a spot treatment: it is perfect for specific areas, not the whole body. Additionally, the healthier you are before the procedure, the easier your recovery will be.

How soon can I see my liposuction results?

You should notice an immediate slimming in the treatment area, even with swelling and your compression garment. For full results, you’ll need to wait a few weeks or once your swelling has completely healed.

Once you are healed, you’ll be able to see your slimmer physique that blends with your natural curves and contours.

Will my liposuction results be permanent?

Once fat cells are removed from the body, they will not grow back, so in a way, yes, liposuction is permanent. However, subsequent weight gain can cause surrounding fat to expand into the treatment area, so it is important to maintain a healthy weight to keep your liposuction results consistent.

Will liposuction leave scars?

Although liposuction is a safe and effective procedure, it is still an invasive surgery that involves incisions. The incisions from your liposuction will be small–just the right size for the cannula–but any time a cut is made on the body, there is a risk of scarring. These scars should be easily concealed under clothing, underwear, or swimsuits and should fade over time.

Can I combine liposuction with any other procedures?

Absolutely! Liposuction is easily paired with other procedures and is even used as part of the process in certain surgeries, such as fat transfer breast augmentation. It is also commonly featured in Mommy Makeovers to create a more cohesive slimming result.

If you’re interested in combining procedures, be sure to discuss your options with Dr. Prichard during your consultation.

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