Certain problem areas are notoriously difficult to target with diet and exercise alone. If you’ve been unable to get the results you want at the gym, Dr. Larson's approach to body contouring for each patient makes him one of the leaders in performing liposuction Tucson has to offer.
Having an attractive figure is not just a matter of how much someone weighs; it is also how those pounds are distributed across your frame. Many people spend years dieting and hours every week in the gym, working to achieve their ideal profile, all to no avail. Stubborn, excess fat deposits stay where they are, leading to frustration and disappointment.
Liposuction can deliver slimming and contouring benefits to virtually any area of the body. Some of the most common treatment areas among our Tucson clients include:
While liposuction is most commonly use to sculpt these body areas, other areas that are regularly treated are:
The midsection is a problem area for many women – especially after weight fluctuations, pregnancy or a C-section. Once belly flab becomes loose and droopy, it can be almost impossible to tone the area with exercise. Liposuction with Dr. Larson can easily remove the excess belly fat and restore a flat and fit appearance.
Excess fat on the hips can create an unbalanced figure – especially when the rest of your body is smooth and contoured. Because this area is so difficult to tone with exercise, liposuction is a highly effective way to get the look you want.
The thighs are another common request among our patients. Although we can’t reduce the overall circumference with liposuction, we can remove small pockets of fat from the inner and outer thighs to produce a slimmer look. If you also have excess skin in the area, Dr. Larson may recommend a simultaneous thigh lift as well.
When performing liposuction on the buttocks, Dr. Larson uses a micro-cannula to subtly reshape the area. This ensures that he doesn’t remove too much fat – which would result in a flat, asymmetrical or sagging appearance.
The arms are difficult for many women and men to tone. Liposuction can target unwanted flab in this area – revealing slim and sculpted arms.
Excess fat in the chin can detract from the graceful lines of your face. Removal of this fat can result in a more chiseled and refined jawline.
Liposuction in Tucson is a time-proven procedure that has helped countless men and women achieve their ideal bodies. However, it’s not right for every patient. If you have a large amount of fat to lose – or you are suffering from sagging skin as well – another procedure, such as a lift, may be necessary.
Dr. Larson strives to deliver the best liposuction experience available. As such, he offers three main types of liposuction Tucson patients can choose from: tumescent, ultrasonic and laser. Depending on the size of the treatment area and the type of liposuction you choose, your procedure can be done under local or general anesthesia.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Larson will personally help you determine which one is in your best interest. Here is an overview of your options:
Tumescent liposuction is a terrific approach that is associated with minimal complications and highly effective fat removal.
It involves injecting a solution composed of salt water and anesthesia to swell the fat cells, which makes them easier to remove. From there, he will create a small incision and insert a cannula that is attached to a suction pump to gently break up and remove unwanted fat.
With ultrasonic liposuction, the cannula used to break up and remove unwanted fat employs ultrasonic sound waves to liquefy the excess fat cells so that they are easier to target.
With this approach, Dr. Larson can remove large pockets of fat, while also firming the surrounding skin – something tumescent liposuction cannot accomplish.
Laser liposuction is the latest approach to this time-proven procedure.
Ideal for small, sensitive areas and very minimal fat removal, laser liposuction is highly effective and associated with less discomfort and recovery time when compared to the tumescent and ultrasonic approaches.
Removing the fat with liposuction does not tighten skin. One critical step in determining what procedure will lead to the sculpted body you envision is to evaluate the degree of skin laxity. If you have very lax skin, a surgical procedure may be the appropriate way to resculpt your body, such as a tummy tuck or body lift, or a non-surgical skin tightening procedure in addition to liposuction.
Many people are very interested in what is termed "awake lipo," which is exactly as it sounds - you will be awake during your procedure. Light oral sedation and Pro-Nox, a form of inhalational anesthesia, are also available for your comfort should you choose. At Larson Plastic Surgery, we use one of the most advanced liposuction systems, Body Jet by Human Med - a gentle, water-assisted form of lipo with a faster healing time.
Every person has their own personal reasons for choosing awake lipo, but some of the most common reasons include:
Body-Jet liposuction is a groundbreaking liposuction system that employs the power of water to flush away unwanted fat. Highly-concentrated water gently dislodges fat cells from the surrounding tissue so they can be easily suctioned out of your body, with less trauma or potential of damage to skin, muscles, and nerves. Only local anesthesia is required for a comfortable experience, with most procedures requiring only about 30 minutes to an hour to complete.
Rather than having to spend days or longer in recovery, after treatment with Body-Jet awake liposuction, you can simply return to your usual activities. The fact that you can resculpt your body in a short appointment, while fully awake, with no need for intravenous sedation or general anesthesia makes our awake liposuction a very appealing option to many of our patients.
If you have concerns about being "put under," our awake liposuction procedure can give you the confidence to undergo the body sculpting you want without worry. As you will be fully alert during the procedure, simply lying back on the treatment table as pockets of excess fat are gently extracted with this revolutionary treatment.
The cost will depend on the area being treated and the amount of fat being removed. The liposuction treatment as a single procedure typically ranges from $4000 to $7000. Dr. Larson's skill and precision in the liposuction treatment as well as the comfort he provides for his patients makes these costs very worthwhile.
For some Tucson women, even weight loss doesn’t help their figures – they have perpetually large legs, trunks or arms. Many of them are ultimately diagnosed with lipedema or Dercum’s disease – two complex disorders that are associated with an abnormal accumulation of fat cells, which produces a disproportionate appearance.
Dr. Larson is highly skilled in lipedema treatment and Dercum’s disease treatment in Tucson via liposuction. He will strategically remove the diseased fat in a way that restores balance to your entire body.More on lipedema