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Stephen Miller MD PC FACS

Las Vegas Liposuction Plastic Surgery

Las Vegas Liposuction Frequently Asked Questions

What are the risks and complications involved with having Las Vegas liposuction?

As with any surgery, there are risks involved. Some possible risks associated with Las Vegas liposuction are contour irregularities, dimpling, waviness, bruising and numbness. Dr. Miller will fully present the risks and complications to you during your consultation. Having a qualified plastic surgeon perform your surgery minimizes the likelihood of complications.

Who are the best candidates for Las Vegas liposuction?

Healthy patients with localized deposits of fat (in diet-resistant areas) and good skin elasticity generally are the best candidates.

Is the fat removal forever?

Adults have a fixed number of fat cells part of which are removed with Las Vegas liposuction. The remaining fat cells can grow larger, especially if you don’t maintain a healthy diet and exercise regime. Problem spots can return, although weight gain after a Las Vegas liposuction will usually be distributed elsewhere rather than the original problem areas.

How long will it take before I achieve my final result?

The new body shape begins to emerge immediately. It could take up to three to six months for all of the swelling to resolve.

Is Las Vegas liposuction safe?

It is safe when performed by a qualified surgeon, preferably board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who is experienced with the latest Las Vegas liposuction techniques. It is safer to have it performed in a hospital or out-patient facility along with a board certified anesthesiologist.

Does Las Vegas liposuction hurt?

Due to the newer techniques, most patients feel less discomfort than they once did. Also, the long-acting local anesthetic solution that is used during the procedure minimizes the pain immediately following the procedure. Patients are usually feeling fine in two to three days.

Is Las Vegas liposuction a replacement for diet and exercise?

Las Vegas liposuction is an excellent way to contour the body, but is most effective on localized areas of fat, and is not intended as a replacement for diet and exercise.

Which technique is best for me?

Dr. Miller uses several techniques (ultrasonic, traditional or tumescent), and will recommend which one is best suited for you.

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