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Liposuction in Scottsdale, AZ

Liposuction in Scottsdale is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess fat from specific body areas to improve contour and proportion. This popular method targets stubborn fat deposits, making it ideal 
for refining body shape rather than achieving significant weight loss. Liposuction at LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery can be performed on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms, neck, and other body areas, offering a versatile option if you are seeking to enhance your physical appearance. Our board-certified plastic surgeon makes small, discreet incisions in the targeted areas. The size and number of these incisions depend on the specific liposuction technique used and areas. Through the cannula, fat deposits in the areas of the body are suctioned out using a vacuum pump or a large syringe attached to the cannula.

At LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ, we’re committed to providing a personalized approach to each liposuction procedure, ensuring that every patient achieves their desired results with the utmost care and precision. Our dedication to excellence in cosmetic surgery makes us a trusted choice for those looking to enhance their body’s contour and proportion through liposuction in Scottsdale.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a procedure that sculpts and enhances the body contours by removing excess fat deposits from specific body areas. Unlike general weight loss surgeries, liposuction targets localized fat deposits unaffected by the traditional diet and exercise, offering a solution for refining and defining the body’s shape. The primary objective of liposuction surgery is not to significantly reduce body weight but to remove unwanted fat, thereby improving the body’s overall aesthetic appearance and proportion. 

Targeted Areas of Liposuction

Liposuction in Scottsdale can be effectively performed on various parts of the body, including but not limited to:

Depending on the patient’s goals and the surgeon’s recommendations, these areas 
can be addressed individually or in combination with other areas during a single liposuction procedure, like during a Lipo 360. The ability to target specific fat deposits makes liposuction a highly customizable and effective option for body contouring.
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Are you an Ideal Candidate
for Liposuction?

You may be an ideal candidate for liposuction in Scottsdale if:
Being an ideal candidate means looking beyond the surface—understanding that liposuction is a tool for reshaping and contouring rather than a weight loss solution.

Benefits of Liposuction

Targeted Fat Reduction & Improved Body Contour
Liposuction allows for the precise removal of fat from targeted body areas, such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms, and neck. This targeted approach helps to sculpt and define these areas more effectively than diet and exercise alone, leading to a more balanced and proportionate figure. This can significantly improve how clothing fits and looks on the body.
Boost in Self-Confidence
The physical improvements from liposuction often lead to a meaningful boost in self-esteem and body image. Many individuals find new confidence and comfort in their skin, positively impacting their personal and social lives.
Long-Lasting Results
When accompanied by a healthy lifestyle, liposuction can produce long-lasting results. 
The fat cells removed during the lipo procedure are permanently eliminated, meaning that the improved body shape can be enjoyed for years with proper weight maintenance.
Minimally Invasive with Shorter Recovery Time
Compared to more invasive body contouring surgeries, liposuction requires smaller incisions, leading to quicker recovery times. Most lipo patients can return to their daily activities within a few days, with full recovery taking a few weeks.
for a Healthier Lifestyle
The immediate improvements seen after liposuction can powerfully motivate individuals to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced healthy diet, to preserve the procedure’s results.
Liposuction offers a versatile fat reduction and body sculpting solution, providing aesthetic and functional benefits. 
It’s an effective option for those looking to make lasting changes to their physique and boost their overall quality of life.

Liposuction Procedure

During the body contouring procedure, our plastic surgeon employs advanced techniques such as the Tumescent and Power Assisted Liposuction. Here’s a step-by-step guide incorporating these methods:


During your liposuction consultation, our board-certified plastic surgeon will assess your health, discuss your goals, and review the procedure, including risks and benefits. This process involves examining your medical history, reviewing any medications you’re taking, assessing your lifestyle, and capturing photographs for documentation purposes. You’ll need to stop smoking well before and after the surgery, avoid certain medications like aspirin to reduce bleeding risks, and follow a healthy diet to keep your weight stable. Detailed instructions for surgery prep, such as fasting and what to bring on the day, will also be provided to ensure a smooth process.
Liposuction in Phoenix is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical center or hospital with a board-certified anesthesiologist to ensure your comfort and safety.
Our surgeon makes small, inconspicuous incisions in the targeted areas. The size and number of incisions are carefully planned based on the selected liposuction technique and the volume of fat to be removed, ensuring minimal visibility of any scars.

Depending on the chosen method, the procedure may involve:

  • Tumescent Technique: This method injects a large volume of solution containing local anesthetic (lidocaine) and vasoconstrictor (epinephrine) into the fatty tissue, making it swollen and firm for easier, more precise fat removal. It significantly reduces blood loss and provides lasting post-surgery anesthesia, easing discomfort.

  • Power Assisted Liposuction (PAL): Utilizes a cannula that moves in a rapid back-and-forth motion, allowing for easier and more precise fat removal.

Through incisions, a thin cannula is introduced to dislodge and remove fat. This process involves controlled motions to loosen the fat, which is extracted using a vacuum or syringe connected to the cannula. Our plastic surgeon’s expertise in employing these advanced liposuction techniques ensures optimal fat removal with precision and care, leading to a smoother contour and minimal recovery time.

The incisions may be stitched closed or left open to allow excess fluids to drain, depending on the extent of the procedure and the technique used. Drains may be placed to facilitate fluid removal and reduce swelling during the initial recovery phase
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Add-on Procedures

While liposuction alone can significantly improve body contouring by removing unwanted fat, pairing it with other procedures can address issues like excess skin or provide more dramatic reshaping and volume enhancement.
Here are some popular add-on procedures that most patients often combine with liposuction:

Brazilian Butt Lift

A BBL enhances the buttocks through fat transfer. In this procedure, fat is extracted from other areas and injected into the buttocks to appear fuller. This procedure slims areas with excess fat and improves buttock contour, offering a balanced body profile.

Breast Augmentation
Through Fat Transfer

This technique involves using liposuction to harvest fat from one body part, which is then injected into the breasts for a natural augmentation. Ideal 
for those seeking a modest increase in breast size, it enhances shape and symmetry while contouring the fat-removal site.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, performed with liposuction, addresses loose skin and weakened abdominal muscles. 
It removes excess skin and tightens muscles for a firmer abdomen. This combination is favored for achieving 
a smoother, tighter abdominal area, especially after pregnancy or significant weight loss.

Recovery After Liposuction

Following liposuction, you can typically expect swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the areas treated, with compression garments often recommended to mitigate swelling and assist in the body’s contouring process during recovery. You can likely resume work and engage in light activities within a few days to a week, though achieving full recovery and observing the final results can span several months. Adhering to your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions is vital for optimal healing. Ensuring a smoother recovery involves:

Cost of Liposuction in Arizona

In Arizona, the average cost for liposuction can range from $2,000 to $10,000 per treatment area. However, treating multiple areas can significantly increase the total cost. Larger areas, such as the abdomen or back, may cost more than smaller areas, like the chin or arms, due to the greater fat volume to be removed.

When considering liposuction, it’s important to factor in all related expenses, including pre-operative tests, anesthesia fees, surgical facility costs, post-operative garments, and any necessary follow-up visits. These additional costs can add up and influence the overall price of the procedure. If you’re considering liposuction, consult with our board-certified plastic surgeon to receive detailed estimates that include all potential costs. 

Why Choose LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery for Your Liposuction Procedure?

At LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery, we offer the latest liposuction techniques 
and technology. Whether it’s liposuction or other cosmetic procedures, we provide 
options that minimize discomfort, reduce recovery time, and enhance outcomes. 
Our team, led by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jude LaBarbera, is committed to ensuring a safe, comfortable, and successful liposuction journey for every patient. Dr. LaBarbera deeply understands aesthetics combined with surgical precision, 
and you will receive personalized care tailored to achieve your desired results.

Your dream silhouette is within reach—don’t delay taking the first step toward 
the confident, refined look you’ve longed for. Schedule your personalized consultation today and discover how our expert team, advanced techniques, and commitment 
to exceptional care can transform your appearance and boost your self-esteem. 
A new chapter of confidence awaits!
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