Liposuction

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.

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:

  • Permanently eliminate 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 Breast Lift Mommy Makeover

Your Choices

Liposuction is not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle or weight loss 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.

Tumescent Liposuction

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.

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