Liposuction

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 location to have Dr. Josh Olson perform liposuction to contour the abdomen, “love handles,” thighs, arms, and other areas of the body.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Liposuction Case 101 Before & After View #1 | Gilbert, AZ | Dr. Josh Olson: Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute
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Case #101

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-assisted liposuction of her abdomen and flanks... Read More
Brazilian Buttock Lift Case 292 Before & After Left Side | Gilbert, AZ | Dr. Josh Olson: Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute
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Case #292

This patient is 6 weeks post op. Dr. Olson performed liposuction to waist & abdomen, 950cc of fat was injected into each buttock. 
Liposuction Case 87 Before & After View #1 | Gilbert, AZ | Dr. Josh Olson: Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute
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Case #87

Dr. Olson performed liposuction to the waist and abdomen, then transfered 700cc's of fat to each side of the buttocks.
Liposuction Case 202 Before & After View #1 | Gilbert, AZ | Dr. Josh Olson: Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute
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Case #202

Dr. Olson performed a breast augmentation with 485cc silicone implants as well as abdominoplasty with liposuction to flanks, back bra roll and axilla.
Brazilian Buttock Lift Case 294 Before & After Right Side | Gilbert, AZ | Dr. Josh Olson: Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute
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Case #294

This patient had liposuction to her abdomen, back bra roll, flanks, and inner thighs. Dr. Olson injected 1050cc of fat into each buttock. 
Liposuction Case 81 Before & After View #1 | Gilbert, AZ | Dr. Josh Olson: Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute
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Case #81

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 liposuction without general anesthesia using tumescent liposuction.She... Read More
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Case 293 Before & After Front | Gilbert, AZ | Dr. Josh Olson: Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute
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Case #293

This patient is 6 weeks post op tummy tuck with liposuction to the waist from Dr. Olson.
Liposuction Case 266 Before & After View #1 | Gilbert, AZ | Dr. Josh Olson: Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute
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#266 Liposuction

This patient is 6 weeks post liposuction of waist, banana roll, inner & outer thighs. Dr. Olson removed 2,500cc of fat in total from all the areas treated.
Brazilian Buttock Lift Case 296 Before & After Left Oblique | Gilbert, AZ | Dr. Josh Olson: Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute
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Case #296

This patient had a Brazilian Butt Lift with liposuction of her abdomen, back bra roll, and flanks. Dr. Olson injected 900cc of fat into each buttock. 
Liposuction Case 99 Before & After View #1 | Gilbert, AZ | Dr. Josh Olson: Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute
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Case #99

This 54 year-old woman from Chandler, AZ presented to our office in Gilbert, AZ for consultation regarding body contouring. She has children and was hoping a tummy tuck would giver her a flatter abdomen. Dr. Olson met with her and performed an examination. He recommended a full abdominoplasty including repairing her separated rectus muscles from... Read More
Liposuction Case 143 Before & After View #1 | Gilbert, AZ | Dr. Josh Olson: Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute
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Case #143

This 55 year-old woman from Scottsdale, AZ visited Dr. Olson in his Gilbert office for consultation regarding her thigh contour. She has always been bothered by her thigh shape and what she called saddlebags. Dr. Olson recommended liposuction to her inner and outer thighs under local anesthesia as well as subdermal j plasma to help tighten the skin.... Read More
Thigh Lift Case 314 Before & After Front | Gilbert, AZ | Dr. Josh Olson: Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute
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Case #314

This patient lost 100lbs and was unhappy with the skin laxity on her legs. Dr. Olson performed a thigh lift with liposuction to her knees to achieve this beautiful result.
Liposuction Case 79 Before & After View #1 | Gilbert, AZ | Dr. Josh Olson: Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute
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Case #79

This 38 year-old male from Tempe, AZ visited Dr. Olson in his Scottsdale office for consultation regarding body contouring. He has been active in the gym but was looking for surgical options to give him an added boost in his results. Dr. Olson recommend power-assisted liposuction of his abdomen and waist. The procedure was performed under... Read More
Liposuction Case 204 Before & After View #1 | Gilbert, AZ | Dr. Josh Olson: Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute
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Case #204

Dr. Olson performed liposuction on abdomen, flanks, inner & outer thighs and transferred to buttocks.
Liposuction Case 228 Before & After View #1 | Gilbert, AZ | Dr. Josh Olson: Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute
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Case #228

This patient is 6 weeks post op liposuction to abdomen & flanks as well as brazilian buttock lift.
Liposuction Case 24 Before & After View #1 | Gilbert, AZ | Dr. Josh Olson: Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute
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Case #24

This 39 year-old female from Chandler, AZ presented to my office in Gilbert, AZ for consultation regarding abdominal contouring. She has not had any children and was hoping liposuction would give her a slimmer figure. In my Scottsdale area office we discussed surgical options which included a tummy tuck or liposuction. She had extra skin... Read More
Liposuction Case 187 Before & After View #1 | Gilbert, AZ | Dr. Josh Olson: Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute
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Case #187

Liposuction Inner & Outer Thighs. Jplasty to Thighs
Liposuction Case 38 Before & After View #1 | Gilbert, AZ | Dr. Josh Olson: Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute
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Case #38

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Case 306 Before & After Front | Gilbert, AZ | Dr. Josh Olson: Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute
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Case #306

This patient is 6 weeks out from a tummy tuck & liposuction to the waist.
Liposuction Case 146 Before & After View #1 | Gilbert, AZ | Dr. Josh Olson: Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute
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Case #146

This 41 year-old female from Scottsdale, AZ visited our Gilbert office for consultation regarding liposuction and a Brazilian Butt Lift (fat transfer to buttock). She didn't have a lot of excess fat to be removed but Dr. Olson still felt liposuction of the waist and abdomen in conjunction with fat transfer to her buttocks would give her an excellent... Read More
Liposuction Case 149 Before & After View #1 | Gilbert, AZ | Dr. Josh Olson: Advanced Plastic Surgery Institute
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Case #149

Tummy Tuck with Liposuction of the Waist.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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 Phoenix, Chandler, and Gilbert, AZ and beyond:

  • Reduce diet- and exercise-resistant fat deposits
  • Achieve a thinner appearance
  • Create better balance in their figure
  • Increase confidence
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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.

Your Choices

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.

Tumescent Liposuction

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.

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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 Phoenix, who choose to travel to our Gilbert practice.

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Recovery

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.

Results

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 Gilbert at (480) 466-7355, or request a consultation online.

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