Many people desire to trim down and lose weight. Yet, due to genetics and other reasons, many people can be left feeling frustrated and unchanged. Liposuction slims and reshapes your figure, improving the contours of your body and allowing you to improve the appearance, shape, and proportion of your body. With expertly performed liposuction you can finally achieve that sculpted look you have always wanted. Dr. Repta's unique skill and care is the absolute pinnacle of cosmetic plastic surgery. If you are searching for the best liposuction Scottsdale can provide, you've found it.
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Liposuction (also known as liposculpture) has been around for over 20 years. Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery procedure that targets and removes unwelcome fat deposits in specific areas of your body. To this day, it is one of the great advancements in cosmetic body contouring surgery. This procedure has become more popular than ever, due to the modern techniques that have made it safer, more effective, and more comfortable, when correctly performed. The most important part of liposuction, however, is the person performing it. A great eye for shape, contour, and symmetry as well as the knowledge of how to achieve the best results possible is the most important difference between regular liposuction and liposuction that really complements the body of an individual.
The most commonly addressed regions of the body are:
- Lower and upper back
- Back of the arm and calves
Liposuction utilizes a simple hollow instrument called a "cannula" which is gently inserted under the skin within the fat, allowing the fat to be contoured as desired.
Seeking permanent fat removal?
Liposuction removes fat cells and once they are removed, they are gone forever. This method of fat removal does not take the place of a healthy weight loss program but it can be used to jump start efforts to get to a healthy weight, providing the incentive to continue. Dr. Repta has helped countless patients struggling with significant weight by providing arguably the best liposuction Scottsdale offers.
As a tool for body sculpting, liposuction has developed into a superb resource for removing small pockets of fat. This is particularly useful when working in delicate areas such as under the chin. Many people, particularly men, suffer from accumulations of fat under the chin, which create the perception of being overweight even when at a healthy weight. Using a very thin cannula, the neck and chin area can be sculpted creating a longer, thinner neck, which looks elegant and gives definition to the chin. This fat is permanently gone.
Liposuction can help you win the battle of the bulge
Liposuction is as much about artistic perception as it is about surgical skill. Dr. Repta has a reputation for providing among the best liposuction Scottsdale residents could hope to find. This is due in part to his artistic sense, which he says is as much about knowing when to stop as it is about knowing where to place the cannula. Patients with that last 5 or 10 pounds of frustrating fat which is most evident in the love handles, saddle bags and abdomen are delighted with Dr. Repta’s ability to remove just the right amount of fat to eliminate those stubborn bulges, leaving them looking sleek and sexy. In many cases, liposuction is the only way to finally achieve an image goal that isn’t being obtained, due only to a few unfortunately located pounds of fat.
Benefits of Liposuction
One of the greatest benefits of liposuction is that it can be used on nearly any part of the body, and very often in multiple areas during a single procedure. Another great benefit is that recovery time for liposuction surgery is fairly minor and the contour of the body can be individualized. For most patients, recovery can be as little as two days before they are able to return to work. Liposuction can and is frequently used in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures, especially tummy tucks. Another great advance of liposuction has been the use of the fat removed to improve the shape and appearance of other areas that need additional volume such as breasts and buttocks. In doing so, fat that is removed via liposuction for areas where there is too much fat can be placed in breasts as a breast augmentation or buttocks as a Brazilian Buttock Lift.
Dr. Repta has had extensive training in the United States as well as internationally with leaders and pioneers in liposculpture. He is one of the top plastic surgeons administering liposuction in Scottsdale and is happy to be able to offer his patients the benefits of this wonderful procedure. You can also visit our large volume liposuction page to learn more about liposuction for plus size patients.
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Liposuction: Everything your ever needed to know and more
Liposuction was invented many decades ago to get rid of stubborn fat pockets in individuals that were otherwise in good shape. Over the last 30 years or more, liposuction has improved and changed to become the second most common plastic surgery procedure.
Liposuction is now used not only to remove pockets of fat it is also used for:
- Circumferential contouring. Reducing the overall size of a part of the body like the waist or thighs.
- Treatment of Lipedema. Lipedema treatment is the removal of fat that has resulted in heavy, thick, and sometimes painful legs of women.
- Fat harvesting. Fat can be removed via liposuction and then placed in other parts of the body such as the breast and buttock area to add volume and shape.
- Reconstruction. Liposuction is used alone or in combination with fat transfer to help reconstruct certain injuries and to fine-tune certain reconstructive procedures, such as “flaps” and breast reconstruction.
There are many different type of liposuction based on the technology used. It will be important to remember that the type of liposuction is not necessarily important as the proper use of liposuction. The types of liposuction include:
- SAL: Suction assisted liposuction. This is the original type of liposuction.
- PAL: Power assisted liposuction. This type of liposuction moves the cannula around making liposuction easier. This may also help make the process smoother.
- LAL: Laser assisted liposuction. This is often combined with SAL or PAL. The LAL breaks down the fat and can help to reduce bruising. It must be combined with SAL or PAL for maximum benefits. Scar tissue may be increased with LAL as well as with UAL.
- UAL: Ultrasound assisted liposuction. Like LAL, this modality uses ultrasound to break up the fat. It must also be used with SAL or PAL to remove the fat properly. This type of liposuction is helpful for patients that have had liposuction in the past where significant scar tissue is present.
Tumescent liposuction simply refers to placement of a large amount of numbing medication prior to liposuction. All liposuction methods should use tumescent fluid as it helps with bruising and pain afterwards.
Compression garments should always be used with liposuction of any kind since it will help reduce swelling and expedite healing.
Drains can be used with certain aggressive liposuction procedures. This helps the healing fluid to be reduced and decreases inflammation.
The liposuction procedure is performed as outpatient surgery. As liposuction is an individual procedure tailored to your unique body type, the recovery period will depend on factors such as the degree of correction, age, and your general health and fitness. Overall, liposuction can have a quicker recovery time than many other cosmetic surgery procedures. During your recovery period, you will be provided instructions and guidelines to help expedite your recovery and maximize your liposuction results. More information can be found in the Anesthesia, Risks & Recovery section.
During Your Consultation In Scottsdale
During your consultation Dr. Repta will be able to discuss the best treatment options for you by learning about your individual goals and evaluating the unique characteristics of the area(s) you seek improvement. Dr. Repta takes great care to keep you informed and empowered throughout this personal journey. This care for his patients, along with his remarkable skill, has made Dr. Repta one of the top plastic surgeons performing liposuction in Scottsdale.