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 areas of your body. Liposuction performed by Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey 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 sculpt and enhance your frame is by speaking with our board-certified Arizona plastic surgeon in person. During your initial consultation, Dr. Corey will listen carefully to your aesthetic goals and evaluate your body type before recommending liposuction or another body contouring option.
If you live in Arizona and are considering liposuction, please contact John J. Corey, MD online or by calling our Scottsdale office at 480-767-7700. Our plastic surgeon welcomes patients from Phoenix, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, and all neighboring areas of Arizona.
- What Areas can be Treated with Liposuction?
- What Types of Liposuction are Available?
- What are the Benefits of Liposuction?
- Am I a Good Liposuction Candidate?
- Why Choose Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon Dr. John J. Corey
- Contact our Scottsdale Plastic Surgery Office
What Should You Look for in a Liposuction Surgeon?
While many surgeons perform liposuction, few have what it takes to achieve great results and maintain high safety standards. Here are some things to look for in a liposuction surgeon.
Board certification should be at the top of your list. It shows that your surgeon has completed extensive training and formal residency requirements. Make sure they are certified through the American Board of Plastic Surgery like Dr. Corey
Take some time to browse their liposuction photo galleries too. Before and after pictures can show you what kind of results you might be able to achieve if you choose that surgeon. Testimonials are another great way to evaluate their skill and character.
You should also look for things that set your surgeon apart from the crowd. For example, Dr. Corey studied cosmetic surgery concepts in Brazil. There, he learned the true art of surgery, as well as how to create flattering and personalized results.
"Having this surgery has been a life changing and enriching experience for me. The transformation has been so dramatic that it is difficult to put into words, except to say that I feel like a butterfly that has just emerged from its cocoon. I’m wearing clothes I haven’t been able to wear since before my three children were born and I honestly feel my tummy looks better now than it did in my twenties. I am so grateful for the incredible results from my surgeries with Dr. Corey. He is a skilled and masterful surgeon with an artistic eye. I know I made the right choice when I selected Dr. Corey for my ‘mommy makeover’." -Kelly
How Much Weight Can You Lose with Liposuction?
Liposuction isn’t a weight loss surgery. It’s a body contouring procedure intended to shape and sculpt your figure. Most patients only lose a few pounds with liposuction.
You shouldn’t expect to see a significant change when you step on the scale after your procedure. Instead, you’ll see it in the mirror and how your clothes fit.
Remember that the best candidates for liposuction are already at or near their goal weight. They are also committed to putting in the work needed to maintain their surgical results.
Liposuction Treatment Areas
Liposuction can provide the finishing touches on the toned, fit body you've worked so hard to achieve through diet and exercise, and is one of the most effective body contouring procedures available today. One of the greatest benefits of choosing liposuction is its versatility – a versatility that allow the procedure to be used for the removal of fat from nearly any area of your body.
The most common liposuction treatment areas are:
- Flanks ("love handles" and "muffin tops")
- Chest (during male breast reduction to treat gynecomastia)
- Anterior Axilla (Bra Fat)
These areas can be treated individually or combined for a more enhanced result. During your initial consultation at our Scottsdale plastic surgery office, Dr. Corey will carefully assess your areas of concern to help you determine if multiple treatment areas demand attention.
It is important to 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. If you need assistance with weight loss in preparation for liposuction, we would be happy to discuss our unique plastic surgery boot camp program during your initial consultation. This program combines assistance from highly trained, experienced, and certified nutritionists, personal trainers, and other healthcare professionals that will work together to help you reach and maintain your weight management goals.
Types of Liposuction
Liposuction vacuums away fat cells. Prior to liposuction, the fat can be prepared a number of different ways to improve the removal of fat. The liposuction techniques preferred by Dr. Corey are:
- Tumescent liposuction: Tumescent fluid contains saline, lidocaine and epinephrine. This fluid is injected into stubborn fat deposits, where it decreases bleeding by constricting blood vessels. Tumescent fluid also results in reduced swelling and bruising, and the lidocaine numbs the treatment area.
- Ultrasound-assisted liposuction: Ultrasound-assisted liposuction prepares fat for more efficient removal. A cannula with a vibrating tip is inserted into the treatment area. The vibration of the cannula emits ultrasonic energy, which may break apart and liquefy fat cells. The fat is then suctioned away.
We are committed to offering only proven safe and effective liposuction techniques. During your initial consultation, our Scottsdale plastic surgeon will evaluate your body type and listen carefully to your goals and recommend the ideal liposuction treatment plan to deliver the exceptional results you desire.
Liposuction offers a number of aesthetic benefits including:
- Improved clothing options
- Greater definition and tone
- A slimmer and more contoured physique
- Balance and symmetry throughout the body
Because liposuction removes stubborn pockets of fat that can interfere with range of motion, the procedure can help improve physical ability. The removal of excess fat from the body can also reduce risks for heart disease and other serious medical conditions.
While liposuction can provide some physical benefit, it is not specifically designed to improve physical ability or reduce health risks. However, these benefits are often achieved by patients who choose to lead an active lifestyle following surgery. Getting at least three hours of moderate exercise every week and eating a well-balanced and healthy diet will further promote these health and wellness goals. Dr. Corey can discuss maintaining and enhancing liposuction results during your body contouring consultation at our Scottsdale plastic surgery office.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Corey holds your safety and ultimate satisfaction as top priorities. To help ensure these things, he will take a number of considerations into account before helping you determine if liposuction is the best option for your needs.
Things that will impact your liposuction candidacy include:
- Your weight – liposuction is not suitable for weight loss, but is perfect for toning
- Your medical history – liposuction is best for those in generally good physical and emotional health
- Your ability to take time off – there will be a recovery period following your procedure and rest is essential for proper healing and pleasing results
Other factors that will play a role in your candidacy for liposuction include your expectations and desires – all of which can be discussed in detail during your initial consultation with Dr. Corey.
Liposuction is a very effective way to remove stubborn fat deposits for a more toned and sculpted look. If you are struggling with fat deposits that have failed to respond to diet and exercise, you may be the ideal candidate for this body contouring procedure. The best way to learn if liposuction can help you reach your goals is by discussing your options with our Scottsdale plastic surgeon.
What Disqualifies You From Getting Liposuction?
Many people are great candidates for liposuction. There are only a few factors that might disqualify you from having this procedure. Those factors include a high BMI, poor skin elasticity, and certain underlying medical conditions.
It can also be problematic if you have unreasonable expectations for liposuction. Dr. Corey will discuss these considerations during your consultation. He will only recommend liposuction if it can safely and effectively achieve your cosmetic goals.
How Long Do Liposuction Results Last?
Liposuction offers long-lasting results because it permanently removes unwanted fat. The treated fat cells will not grow back in the area where you had liposuction. You don’t need to worry about the fat moving to other parts of your body, either.
Keep in mind that you’ll want to stay at or near your post-procedure weight. Gaining weight can cause your remaining fat cells to get bigger and diminish your results. However, even if that happens, the treated areas will still look better than if you didn’t have liposuction.
You can prevent post-lipo weight gain by adopting a few healthy habits, such as:
- Eating a healthy diet
- Limiting alcohol and sweetened drinks
- Drinking plenty of water
- Exercising regularly
Why Choose Dr. Corey
Dr. Corey is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over two decades of experience. Because of his extensive experience, he is able to help our patients archive remarkable outcomes, but more importantly, Dr. Corey cares deeply about each patient he sees and takes time to truly customized treatments for the most individualized results. He would be happy to meet with you and discuss your desires, helping you choose if liposuction is the best way to reach your aesthetic goals.
All of our liposuction procedures are performed in accredited surgical facilities in Phoenix and Scottsdale. This allows us to help ensure optimal safety while producing remarkable results. We can discuss your options along with facility and liposuction costs during your initial consultation. We can also discuss financing your procedure during this meeting.
Contact Our Board-Certified Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
For more information about liposuction or to schedule a consultation with our board-certified Scottsdale plastic surgeon, please call 480-767-7700 today. You can also fill out the Email Contact Form on this page, and our practice will assist you with setting up your appointment. We serve men and women living throughout Arizona with surgical facilities in both Scottsdale and Phoenix for increased convenience.