Liposuction, or “lipo”, has become a popular procedure for the removal of unwanted fat from many areas of the body. When performed by a highly trained, experienced cosmetic surgeon liposuction can complement a weight loss journey or help a patient achieve the body contour they have been seeking through exercise and a healthy diet.

Phoenix cosmetic physician Dr. Todd Malan has been a leader and pioneer in the development and use of liposuction as an option for patients seeking to improve their overall health and quality of life by removing stubborn areas of fat. Dr. Malan uses advanced laser liposuction and water assisted liposuction (WAL) techniques to sculpt your body into a natural looking, healthy shape with fewer side effects, risks and improved results when compared to traditional techniques.

Am I A Candidate for Liposuction?

This is a common question and one that is best answered after a confidential consultation with Dr. Malan. A thorough exam along with a discussion of your personal goals, medical history and lifestyle are the foundation for developing a personal treatment plan to meet your needs both safely and effectively.

It is important to note that liposuction, while effective for many patients, is not a solution for cellulite or obesity.

Is liposuction Painful?

Dr. Malan will discuss the procedure and what to expect, including options for sedation. In the majority of cases, a local anesthetic is able to keep patients comfortable. During the procedure, you can expect to feel pressure in the areas being treated as the thin cannula is placed beneath the skin to remove fat. Laser liposuction uses heat energy to “melt away” fat cells and patients may experience a warming sensation or tingling while the laser is in use.

How Long is Recovery for Liposuction?

The advanced technology and technique that is used by Dr. Malan in Phoenix produce less discomfort, swelling and bruising- all factors in the length of your recovery. You can expect to feel sore, tender and have some bruising in the treated area which will diminish in the first couple of weeks. Dr. Malan will provide a detailed, personalized set of post- procedure instructions to help you recover as quickly and successfully as possible.

Typically, patients can return to work and light daily activity in 2-3 days with restrictions on lifting.

Does Liposuction Last?

Liposuction results are permanent- the fat removed during your treatment is gone for good. However, subsequent weight gain can allow new deposits of fat to develop. Maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle which includes exercise and a nutritionally balanced diet are the foundation of a good result and the long term maintenance of your new body contour.

Schedule A Consultation

If you would like to learn more about our advanced liposuction treatments and discuss your personal goals, schedule a confidential consultation with Dr. Malan at the Innovative Cosmetic and Surgery Center near Phoenix, AZ. Internationally recognized as a leading cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Malan welcomes patients from our local area and around the globe.