Liposuction is a type of cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess fat from specific areas of the body. It can be used to reduce stubborn pockets of fat, contour the body, and improve overall shape and proportion. Liposuction can be used on both men and women and is often performed in combination with other cosmetic procedures such as tummy tuck or breast augmentation. Many patients who visit Dr. Stephen M. Miller of Las Vegas, NV, will ask if liposuction is an effective way to address unwanted fat on the body.
What Happens During the Liposuction Procedure?
During liposuction, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephen M. Miller, will insert thin tubes called cannulas into pockets of skin containing fat deposits. He then uses suction to remove the unwanted fat cells from the body and contain them in an external canister for proper disposal. The results can range from subtle improvement to dramatic transformation depending on your goals, the amount of fat removed, and individual anatomy.
What Can I Expect From the Recovery Period?
Recovery time after liposuction can vary depending on the amount of fat removed and the areas treated. You may experience some mild discomfort, swelling, or bruising in the days following your procedure. Dr. Stephen M. Miller will provide you with detailed instructions to follow at home to ensure a safe and effective recovery period. Follow these instructions carefully, and be sure to contact our office with questions or concerns that you may have.
Are There Any Risks Associated With Liposuction?
As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks associated with liposuction, including infection, uneven contour results, and nerve damage. However, these risks can be minimized when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Stephen M. Miller, who has extensive knowledge of performing this type of procedure and is board-certified to provide them. Liposuction is always an effective way to remove unwanted fat from the body that might not be responding to methods such as eating right and increasing activity and exercise.
How Do I Learn More?
If you are from the Las Vegas, NV, community or surrounding cities and are considering liposuction, call 702-369-1001 to request an appointment with Dr. Stephen M. Miller and his team.