Diet and exercise can help you stay trim and fit, but there are times that despite your diligent efforts, stubborn pockets of fat remain in certain regions of your body. Liposuction can be a great way to get rid of these fat deposits and help you achieve the toned, sculpted figure you desire.
The best way to find out whether liposuction is the ideal option to achieve your desired results is by speaking with Dr. John Corey in person. During your initial consultation, he will listen carefully to your aesthetic goals and evaluate your body type before making personalized recommendations. Please call 855-515-4177 today to schedule a consultation at our Scottsdale plastic surgery office.
Am I a Candidate for Liposuction?
Ideal liposuction candidates:
- Are in good general health
- Are near their target body weight
- Have one or more stubborn pockets of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise
- Have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure
- Do not smoke or are willing to quit prior to the procedure and throughout the recovery period
Keep in mind that liposuction is not a tool for weight loss. It is a body contouring procedure intended to remove small, targeted areas of fat in order to help you achieve a toned figure that reflects all the hard work you have put in by exercising regularly. Any significant weight loss must be accomplished before moving forward with your procedure.
Areas Liposuction Can Treat
Liposuction is an extremely versatile procedure. Dr. Corey can use it to eliminate excess fat in just about any area of your body. Regions commonly treated include:
- Face, neck, and jowls
- Flanks (“love handles” and “muffin tops”)
- Chest (as part of a male breast reduction procedure)
- Calves and ankles
Dr. Corey always strives to achieve natural looking results and maintain optimal levels of safety. In order to accomplish this, he will always recommend removing the smallest amount of fat possible.
Your Liposuction Procedure
Your liposuction procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis. Dr. Corey uses two methods with his patients:
- Tumescent liposuction
- Laser liposuction
Tumescent liposuction is the standard method for this procedure. Dr. Corey injects a saline solution into the treatment region. This tumescent solution contains medications that numb the area and facilitate constriction of blood vessels, making it easier to break up the fat. A small tube called a cannula is used to suction out the fat and sculpt your contour to its desired shape.
Dr. Corey uses the SlimLipo system for laser liposuction procedures. A laser is used to liquefy the fat in the treatment region, making it easier to remove with the cannula. Dr. Corey prefers these two liposuction methods because they consistently achieve excellent results while providing a gentler fat removal process.
To learn more about how liposuction can help you achieve your desired results, please contact Dr. John Corey today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Corey serves patients in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, and Tempe, Arizona.