Liposuction is one of the most popular aesthetic procedures in the U.S. year after year for both men and women. In Gilbert, Arizona, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Josh Olson offers VASERlipo® and other liposuction techniques for patients from Scottsdale, Phoenix, and other nearby areas who want to reduce stubborn areas of fat and refine body contours.

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Before & After Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Case 293 Front View in Gilbert, AZ
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This patient is 6 weeks post op tummy tuck with liposuction to the waist from Dr. Olson.
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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.
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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. 
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This patient is 6 weeks post op. Dr. Olson performed liposuction to waist & abdomen, 950cc of fat was injected into each buttock. 
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Dr. Olson performed liposuction to the waist and abdomen, then transfered 700cc's of fat to each side of the buttocks.
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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 tumesce... Read More
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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 f... Read More
Before & After Brazilian Buttock Lift Case 294 Right Side View in Gilbert, AZ
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This patient had liposuction to her abdomen, back bra roll, flanks, and inner thighs. Dr. Olson injected 1050cc of fat into each buttock. 

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 attain a variety of goals including:

  • Reducing diet- and exercise-resistant fat deposits
  • Achieving a thinner appearance
  • Creating better balance in their figure
  • Increasing 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 Liposuction Choices

Liposuction is not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle or weight reduction plan. Liposuction can put the finishing touches on your lean physique if you have reached or are close to your ideal weight. Dr. Olson typically uses tumescent liposuction in conjunction with suction-assisted or ultrasound-assisted liposuction. He also commonly uses liposuction when performing a tummy tuck, Brazilian butt lift, and mommy makeover procedures.

In some cases, patients may be good candidates for non-surgical body contouring treatments such as CoolSculpting®. CoolSculpting “freezes” fat and is an alternative to liposuction for patients who have small pockets of stubborn fat.

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.

VASERlipo Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction

VASER enhances tumescent liposuction with ultrasonic vibrations that liquefy fatty tissue in the treatment area. Once the fatty tissue is liquefied with the VASER cannula, Dr. Olson uses a separate cannula to suction it from the body. The VASER procedure is gentler than tumescent liposuction alone because the fat does not need to be manually dislodged. VASER is especially effective when used in delicate places like the jawline and areas where fat removal is more difficult.

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.

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How Much Does Liposuction Cost in Scottsdale and Phoenix?

The cost for liposuction is generally set at $3,500-$4,500 for each treatment area. For example, if you have liposuction to reduce both “love handles” on the hips, the cost would be approximately $4,000. 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. 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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As a board-certified plastic surgeon in Gilbert, AZ, Dr. Josh Olson uses his world-class cosmetic plastic surgery training to meet all the aesthetic needs of the women and men he serves. What can he do for you?

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How Long Does It Take To Recover From Liposuction?

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.

When Will I See My Final 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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