Liposuction (also called suction lipectomy, lipoplasty, or simply lipo) is in the top 5 most popular procedures in North America for both women and men. At his practice in Scottsdale and Gilbert, Dr. Josh Olson offers liposuction as an effective body contouring solution.
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 Scottsdale at (480) 423-1973 or our office in Gilbert at (480) 466-7355, or request a consultation online.
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 Scottsdale, 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.
At the outset of your procedure, Dr. Olson injects the treatment site with a high volume of diluted anesthetic and a capillary constrictor. The area swells, or becomes tumescent, with the fluid. This blocks pain during the procedure, eliminates the need for general anesthesia and intravenous relaxants, drastically reduces blood loss, and holds off postoperative pain.
Suction-Assisted Liposuction (SAL)
This traditional, time-tested method uses suction to draw fat through a thin, metal surgical tube called a cannula.
Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction (UAL)
Ultrasonic vibrations emitted from a special cannula liquefy the fat in the targeted area. Dr. Olson uses another cannula to suction out the liquefied fat. The emulsification of the fat makes suction easier.
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 Scottsdale, who choose to travel to our Gilbert practice.
Recovery & Results
After your procedure, you will wear compression garments around the area to reduce swelling and support your body's new shape. Recovery time varies based on the method used and the location and size of the area treated. Within the first week, your sutures will be removed, and you'll be able to return to non-strenuous work. Swelling lasts longer than the bruising, which fades after about a week. Avoid activities that strain the body for about 3 weeks. You may experience soreness for several weeks.
After swelling fades, your thinner, more contoured shape will emerge, allowing you to feel more attractive and confident.