Liposuction is one of the most popular aesthetic procedures in the U.S. year after year for both men and women. Scottsdale residents considering liposuction travel to our Gilbert and Paradise Valley locations to have Dr. Josh Olson perform liposuction to contour the abdomen, "love handles," thighs, arms, and other areas of the body.
Liposuction Before & After Photos
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
This 30 year-old female from Tempe, AZ presented to Dr. Olson for a consultation regarding body contouring. She is active but has been disappointed with her thigh contour and heavy waistline. Dr. Olson met with her in his Gilbert office and discussed her options. He recommend power-assisted liposuct...View Case
This 25 year-old woman from Chandler, AZ visited our office near Scottsdale, AZ for consultation regarding body contouring. Dr. Olson met with her and discussed surgical versus non-surgical options. He ultimately recommended liposuction to acheive her desired goals. Dr. Olson performed power-as...View Case
Reasons for Liposuction
Some people develop stubborn pockets of fat that resist diet and exercise. Others naturally have higher concentrations of fat in certain areas, such as the legs, creating an unbalanced physique. With liposuction, Dr. Olson can, for instance, remove fat from the waist or reduce fat in the flanks and thighs to enhance the buttocks. Dr. Olson performs liposuction to help his patients who live in Paradise Valley, Chandler, and Mesa, AZ and beyond:
- Reduce diet- and exercise-resistant fat deposits
- Achieve a thinner appearance
- Create better balance in their figure
- Increase confidence
Complete the Look
Enhancing a single aspect of your appearance can inspire you to address other areas you wish to improve. Ask Dr. Olson about combining your treatment for a more complete and stunning transformation.
Liposuction is not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle or weight reduction plan. If you have reached or are close to your ideal weight, liposuction can put the finishing touches on your lean physique. Dr. Olson typically uses tumescent liposuction in conjunction with suction-assisted or ultrasound-assisted liposuction. He also commonly uses liposuction during tummy tuck surgery, Brazilian butt lift surgery, and mommy makeover combination procedures.
This is a standard technique used during most types of liposuction. Dr. Olson begins the procedure by injecting that treatment site with a saline mixture that includes a local anesthetic and epinephrine, which constricts capillaries. After saturating the area, the tissue swells with the fluid. This reduces discomfort during the procedure and allows Dr. Olson to perform liposuction without using a general anesthetic. It also significantly reduces bruising and bleeding and makes it easier to break up and remove the fatty tissue.
Suction-Assisted Liposuction (SAL)
The traditional, time-tested method of liposuction involves inserting a thin, metal surgical tube called a cannula through a small incision. Dr. Olson then breaks up the fatty tissue by vigorously moving the cannula back-and-forth, and suctions the fat from the body through the cannula.
Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction (UAL)
This technique uses ultrasonic vibrations emitted from a special cannula to liquefy fatty tissue in the treatment area. This makes the procedure gentler, because it does not require the fat to be manually dislodged. UAL is especially effective when used in areas where it's more difficult to remove fat. Once the fatty tissue is liquefied, Dr. Olson uses a separate cannula to suction it from the body.
Cost of Liposuction
Determining the price of your liposuction procedure requires a thorough physical exam and discussion about your cosmetic goals. The liposuction technique used also influences the cost of your surgery.
That said, the cost is generally set at $1,500 for each treatment area. For example, if you have liposuction to reduce both "love handles" on the hips, the cost would be approximately $3,000. Dr. Olson's training and background attract patients looking for a surgeon in Paradise Valley, who choose to travel to our Gilbert practice.
Dr. Olson provides detailed post-op instructions to each patient to help ensure their recoveries are as comfortable and brief as possible. Treatment areas are typically covered with compression garments or elastic bandages, which help to reduce swelling and shape the new contours.
Recovery time varies from patient to patient and is influenced by the location and the size of the treatment area or areas. Typically, a patient returns to our office a week after the procedure to have sutures removed. At that point, most patients can return to work if their jobs don't involve strenuous activities.
Bruising usually fades after about a week, while some swelling may persist for several weeks. Patients should avoid strenuous exercise for at least 3 weeks, but it's important to begin walking for brief periods starting the day of the procedure. Expect soreness to last for several weeks.
You'll see some results of liposuction immediately, but it will take some time before you see the final outcome. Residual swelling may continue for several weeks. Ultimately, the fat reduction procedure will create a slimmer, more proportional appearance.
Allow board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Olson to make your goals of a trimmer, more attractive figure a reality with liposuction. Call our office in Paradise Valley at (480) 423-1973 or our office in Gilbert at (480) 466-7355, or request a consultation online.