Liposuction is one of the most frequently performed procedures at Berardi Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery. This versatile procedure can help you remove unwanted fat deposits from those areas of the body that just won’t seem to budge. Using the most advanced surgical techniques in liposuction, Dr. Berardi can help you achieve your ideal physique, leaving you with a slender, attractive figure. Read more below to learn about the various liposuction techniques offered at our practice.
Liposuction can remove stubborn fat deposits from many parts of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, arms, neck, back and more. The use of advanced technology at Berardi Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery allows Dr. Berardi to perform the procedure on some of the most sensitive areas. He is pleased to offer two types of liposuction to cosmetic surgery Scottsdale patients: tumescent and ultrasonic. Each technique has its own distinct advantages and can help you attain your cosmetic goals.
During the tumescent liposuction procedure, Dr. Berardi injects tumescent solution, which contains saline, lidocaine and epinephrine, into the treatment area to numb tissue and constrict blood vessels. He allows this to take effect, then uses an instrument called a cannula to remove fat from the desired area. This makes the procedure less uncomfortable than previous liposuction methods because numbing medicine remains in the tissue after surgery and there is less bruising.
Ultrasonic liposuction (UAL) involves the use of ultrasonic energy to break up fat cells before they are removed. Dr. Berardi will use the UAL cannula on the inside of your body to deliver ultrasonic waves to the areas of fat being targeted. This method works great in areas such as the upper back, a man’s chest, upper abdomen and other fibrous areas.
The length of your procedure will vary based on the type of liposuction you undergo, the area being treated and the volume of fat that is being removed. Liposuction can be performed on its own or in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures such as tummy tuck, thigh lift or breast augmentation in Phoenix.
Your liposuction will most likely be performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning you will be able to return home after surgery. If you are undergoing large-volume liposuction, meaning a substantial amount of fat is being removed, you may be required to stay overnight in our surgical facility. You should expect to experience some mild swelling and discomfort in the days after your procedure. Dr. Berardi will provide you with thorough post-operative instructions. You will be asked to wear a compression garment on the treated area in order to preserve the results of surgery and facilitate the healing process. You will also be instructed to engage in light activity such as walking to promote circulation. Most Scottsdale / Phoenix liposuction patients are able to return to work and normal activities within one week. Other, more strenuous, activities and exercise should be resumed under the guidance of Dr. Berardi. After the recovery period, many patients find that they are happier and more confident in their new, trimmer body.
If you are unable to get rid of excess fat on certain areas of your body despite proper diet and exercise, liposuction may be for you. The typical liposuction patient is an individual who has firm, elastic skin but suffers from areas of localized fat deposits. This procedure is not meant to be used as a weight loss method. It is important, however, that you are at a stable weight before undergoing treatment, as weight fluctuations can negatively affect the long-term results of surgery. Finally, it is important that you have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of surgery. In order to maintain the results of liposuction, you need to follow healthy lifestyle habits. During a comprehensive pre-surgery consultation, Dr. Berardi will evaluate your overall health and cosmetic goals to determine if you are a good candidate for treatment.
Liposuction surgery can help you feel good about your appearance by finally allowing you to get rid of those lingering areas of fat. If you are considering body contouring surgery, you deserve the very best plastic surgery care. Dr. Berardi provides comprehensive treatment options so that you can choose the best surgical approach for you. If you are interested in learning more about liposuction in Scottsdale / Phoenix, AZ, we encourage you to contact our practice today at 480-397-0711 to schedule a comprehensive consultation. During your appointment, you can also learn more about the other enhancement options available, including facial rejuvenation treatments like Scottsdale nose surgery, facelift or eyelid surgery.