Liposuction (Lipoplasty, Fat Removal Surgery for Body Contouring) – Las Vegas, NV*

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About Liposuction

Men and women often attempt to target and lose fat through diet and exercise. While many are successful, some struggle to lose the weight. Thaker Cosmetic and Wellness is proud to offer the latest techniques to safely rid fat from certain body parts. Lipo, or liposuction surgery, is a body reshaping procedure that reduces fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks (among other areas) to produce a slimmer and more toned appearance. This treatment at Thaker Cosmetic and Wellness can be blended with many other aesthetic and wellness treatments to treat several body parts. During your initial visit, Las Vegas cosmetic surgeon and board-certified family practitioner Dr. Reuben Thaker will examine problematic areas and create a customized treatment plan to help you reach your personal goals. We want you to look and feel the best you can be.

Ideal Candidates

Liposuction is an excellent option for both women and men who are at a healthy weight but have stubborn areas of fat that have been hard to lose with exercise and diet alone. Those contemplating liposuction should have skin that is taut because liposuction does not address loose or sagging skin. It is also important to realize that liposuction is not a weight loss procedure. Women having liposuction should be finished building their family as pregnancy could compromise the results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Thaker will discuss realistic expectations for your individual needs.

Surgical Technique

Surgical liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure with the patient under general anesthesia. A very small incision is made in the skin and a cannula will be placed. The cannula is a tube that helps loosen the fat as it is being removed. Once the fat deposits have been suctioned out, Dr. Thaker will close the incision. Depending on the number of areas receiving treatment, your surgery could last 1 – 3 hours. In the dedicated recovery area, your post-op team will help manage any pain and care for your incisions until you are released to return home.

What to Expect

You may need to recover at home from lipo for 1 – 3 weeks, depending on the number of areas treated and the size of the treatment area. It is normal to see swelling and bruising for 1 – 2 weeks. Your sutures can be removed on days 7 – 10. What is most important after having lipo surgery is to allow your body time to heal and recover. When you are ready to return to work after your procedure, you need to remember to go slow. To build up your strength, stick to short walks and light workouts as advised by Dr. Thaker. Keep in mind, you may see some changes after six weeks, but it takes 6 – 10 months before your new body shape and contour is attained.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does liposuction cost?
Your cost for liposuction will vary based on the technique being used and the number of areas being addressed. During your consultation, Dr. Thaker will develop your custom liposuction surgical plan based on your needs and goals. He will also take into consideration your budget. Once your plan is developed, estimated costs can be discussed. To make your surgery affordable, Thaker Cosmetic and Wellness accepts many payment options and we can help you find low-interest financing.

What about nonsurgical liposuction?
Thanks to modern advancements, there are many nonsurgical options to reduce fat. Some popular methods are CoolSculpting, SculpSure, ThermiSmooth, and Kybella. While these nonsurgical treatments may help reduce small amounts of fat, liposuction is best for most patients. Liposuction surgery delivers more consistent and dramatic results. Talk to Dr. Thaker about nonsurgical lipo during your consultation. He will go over the benefits and drawbacks of both methods and help you decide which is best for your needs and goals.

What about loose skin?
Surgical liposuction only addresses excess fat in the body. If you have loose skin, Dr. Thaker may suggest combining liposuction with a surgical body lift. Liposuction is often performed with skin tightening surgery, such as a tummy tuck, to produce the best results.

Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is a surgical procedure, incisions will be made and stitched. This will create scars, but Dr. Thaker does his best to minimize their appearance. This includes making small incisions in the natural folds of your body or in less visible areas. After your surgery, Dr. Thaker or a member of his team will explain how to care for your stitches so they heal flat and eventually fade.

Will my results last?
Before you have liposuction surgery, it's important to be committed to maintaining your results. While liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in your body, you can still gain and lose weight. Dr. Thaker recommends that you be at or near your ideal weight before having liposuction surgery. Afterward, it is best to stay within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Pregnancy after liposuction will also impact your results; however, a second surgery or mommy makeover can be performed to refresh your appearance.

Look Fit and Toned

Liposuction at Thaker Cosmetic and Wellness offers patients the opportunity to have unwanted fat diminished almost immediately. Without liposuction, it can be seemingly impossible to attain the slimming results you want. We offer various choices for liposuction treatment based on your personal concerns. We invite you to contact our practice in Las Vegas, NV and schedule your private consultation with Dr. Reuben Thaker.

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