Liposuction is a surgical procedure that permanently removes unwanted fat. It’s one of the most popular ways to get rid of hard-to-shift areas of fat that are resistant to diet change or exercise. It is particularly effective for people who want to contour their silhouette in the most effective way. The abdomen, flanks, and hips often see little change when we’re trying to achieve a slimmer shape. And difficult areas of fat in the upper arms and in the legs can cause embarrassment, as well as limit our clothing choices. However, it doesn’t have to be this way! Liposuction from an experienced plastic surgeon can help.
Using the most advanced liposculpting techniques, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Wolin not only eliminates unwanted adipose tissue (fat), but also creates attractive and flattering contours for his patients in the process. His many years in plastic surgery mean that he has the knowledge and surgical skills to address your needs, help you to reach your ideal aesthetic, and feel more confident!
At his state-of-the-art Scottsdale location, Dr. Andrew Wolin and his team can alleviate your frustration with stubborn fat with a tailored liposuction treatment plan. Call Wolin Plastic Surgery Center at (480) 945-8440 to schedule a personal consultation today.
- 1 Before and After Photos
- 2 Body Contouring with SAFELipo
- 3 Why Choose Dr. Wolin?
- 4 Benefits of Liposuction
- 5 Candidates
- 6 Consultation
- 7 Your Liposuction Experience
- 8 Recovery
- 9 Liposuction Results
- 10 Cost of Liposuction in Scottsdale
- 11 References
Before and After Photos
Body Contouring with SAFELipo
SAFELipo is a multistep body contouring approach consisting of fat Separation, Aspiration, and Fat Equalization. (1)
- Fat Separation: Fat cells are carefully separated from each other, and from surrounding blood vessels and connective tissue.
- Lipoaspiration: The dislodged tissue is suctioned away with a fine metal cannula.
- Fat Equalization: The bed of tissue that remains is carefully adjusted for the smoothest, most aesthetically pleasing contours.
At Wolin Plastic Surgery Center, liposuction does more than just reduce fat. Every liposuction procedure is highly customizable according to the patient’s unique bodies and goals. Excess fat can cause considerable discomfort and frustration. But with liposuction, Dr. Wolin sculpts his patient’s bodies into an attractive contour that fits their unique characteristics.
The Versatility of Liposculpting
As well as a standalone procedure, surgeons use liposculpture to augment other surgeries. This can help patients achieve the most targeted, effective results. Increasingly, liposuction is being used to enhance other aesthetic procedures such as breast augmentation, cervicoplasty, abdominoplasty, gluteal fat transfer, and body contouring. (1)
Precise liposculpting techniques mean a surgeon can tailor results to a patient’s ideal goals. It also means that the excess fat can be used elsewhere on the body using fat transfer techniques.
Below are just a few examples of how liposuction can work to reshape your body!
- Liposuction of the back, flanks, and hips is now routinely combined with the addition of volume to the upper portion of the buttock, this is sometimes referred to as a Brazilian butt lift (BBL). This produces a more youthful and curvaceous buttock-to-waist ratio.
- The fat harvested with liposuction can be used to revise .
- Liposuction of the abdomen is routinely done to augment the area beneath the ribs. Fat is then placed in the gluteal shadows of the buttocks to produce spherical, soft curves.
Why Choose Dr. Wolin?
Dr. Wolin has been performing liposuction since the 1980s. He has traveled to Turin, Italy where he studied with Michael Zocchi, the inventor of Ultrasonic Liposuction. Body sculpting has now evolved into an even more precise art, where target areas of fat are simultaneously reduced and augmented to produce more aesthetic curves and a natural appearance. Over his extensive career, Dr. Wolin has kept up with the very latest liposculpture techniques, ensuring his patients receive the highest standard of care at every point in their treatment.
Benefits of Liposuction
Liposuction is a highly effective procedure among patients who are looking to say goodbye to their last stubborn pounds of fat. It’s a quick way to achieve a more shapely physique and give an already healthy patient the curves they’re looking for! Here are some of the biggest reasons that patients choose liposuction:
- Targets the areas diet and exercise can’t reach
- Permanently removes fat cells from the body
- Simple preparation and procedure
- Small incision points to minimize scarring
- Straightforward recovery process
- Easily combined with other body sculpting procedures
Good candidates for liposuction are those who are generally healthy, with no underlying conditions that could affect their treatment. It is important to note that liposuction is not intended to be used as a weight loss solution.(3) All liposuction candidates should be within 30 to 40 pounds of their goal weight and have completed the majority of their weight loss regimen. Significant weight change following your liposuction could interfere with the results achieved during your procedure.
If you have struggled with fat in certain areas and have seen little change with a healthy diet and regular exercise, you may be a good candidate to reclaim your confidence with liposuction. Ideal patients are those who have realistic expectations for the results achievable with any cosmetic procedure.
Dr. Wolin will meet with you for a private consultation. During your consultation, he will discuss your aesthetic goals and address any questions or concerns you may have. He will also discuss important procedural instructions and the additional details you will need before your surgery.
It is important that you are well-informed and feel confident in your cosmetic surgery choices. At your appointment, he will review your medical history, current physical health, and any other important factors to make sure you receive the care that’s right for you., Dr. Wolin will work with you to create a customized treatment plan unique to your needs. To set up a personal liposuction consultation, call his Scottsdale office at (480) 945-8440 or fill out an online contact form.
Your Liposuction Experience
It is strongly advised that you discontinue smoking at least three weeks before receiving liposuction. You may also be asked to discontinue the use of certain medications and supplements before your surgery date.
The SAFELipo method is performed using only a few tiny incisions, a cannula and aspirator, and a sculpting probe. The first step of the procedure will involve the insertion of the cannula into the treatment area. The cannula will gently dislodge fat from the surrounding tissue without damaging the body. Using an aspirator, Dr. Wolin will remove the dislodged fat cells.
Liposuction can be performed with a local or general anesthetic, depending on a patient’s treatment plan.
Modern fat removal methods minimize bruising and swelling. Typically, a thin fat layer will be left behind after excess, unnecessary fat has been removed. Using fat equalization probes, Dr. Wolin will smooth and contour the treated area to erase irregularities. A fat transfer may be performed to add volume to other areas of the body and augment the results of liposuction.
After a short monitoring period, you will be free to leave our care. You will not be able to drive yourself home, so it is important to arrange a ride to and from your surgery from a trusted adult.
Every patient will receive individualized recovery instructions before their procedure. There are a few important guidelines to follow after your liposuction procedure. As well as receiving a ride home, we also advise that you ask someone to stay with you during the first night of your recovery to guarantee that you are transitioning into your recovery comfortably. It is also recommended that liposuction patients go for a gentle walk within the first 24 hours to maintain blood circulation.
How Long Does it Take to Recover from Liposuction?
The timeline of your recovery will depend on the details of your procedure. Typically, patients can return to work within a few days to a week. Soreness may last for a few weeks, and bruising will be minimal. Swelling should diminish within the first week and continue to improve over the next two months. Patients will receive a compression garment to reduce these conditions and help their bodies adjust to their slimmer contours. The appearance of your treated area or areas will continue to improve for up to a year following your liposuction.
Following a liposuction procedure, you will enjoy a noticeably contoured and more attractive figure. Patients who maintain a healthy diet and stable weight will enjoy the benefits of their liposuction for years.
Cost of Liposuction in Scottsdale
The cost of your liposuction procedure will depend on the details of your individualized treatment plan. Dr. Wolin will work with you during your private consultation to determine what body contouring choice is right for you.
If you’re interested in learning more about what liposuction and liposculpting can do for you, get in touch with us by calling or sending us a message You can reach us at (480) 945-8440 or fill out a convenient online form today.
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