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Liposuction Scottsdale

If you have unwanted fat on your body, you are certainly not alone. Liposuction is becoming more and more popular as people realize that they can do something about the shape of their bodies. Diet and exercise are the best ways to reduce fat and improve body appearance, but sometimes there are pockets of fat that seem impervious to diet and exercise. Liposuction can be used on almost any part of the body, including waist, face, breasts, legs, neck and back.

Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. White will listen to your concerns and expectations to help you decide if liposuction is your best option. You should be near your target weight before you have liposuction so that the results are proportionate to the rest of your body. After treatment, you can expect a more flattering physique and a better fit for clothing.

Liposuction Procedure Information:

Liposuction is done on an outpatient basis at the Virginia Piper Outpatient Surgical Facility, unless very large volumes are removed, or it is combined with more extensive procedures, then an overnight stay is required. General anesthesia is usually used for safety and comfort. Dr. White uses tumescent solution (a dilute solution of saline, anesthetic and vasoconstrictors) in order to decrease blood loss, pain, and anesthesia requirements. Small suction tubes (cannulas) are inserted through very short incisions that are placed in inconspicuous locations near the fat deposits, and excess fat is removed.

You will return home with a compression garment over pads covering the treated areas. Because of the tumescent solution infused, fluid leakage for the first night is expected and pads are placed to catch it. They are changed as needed that night. Initial discomfort is controlled with oral medications. You will be seen a few days after surgery for a change of garment and to ensure that you are doing well. Sutures are removed at one week after surgery. Typically, the garments are worn for 3 to 4 weeks, and most patients then change to lighter compression garments like Spanx. Bruising and swelling usually subside in 2 to 4 weeks, and the final result takes shape over 6 to 12 months, although improvements to your shape are quickly apparent. Walking is encouraged even the first night to help encourage circulation. Normal activity and exercise are usually resumed at 3 to 6 weeks.

Complementary Plastic Surgery Procedures

Additional procedures that may enhance the result of liposuction are Tummy Tuck, Breast Reduction, or Body Lift.

Liposuction is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance.

Liposuction Surgery

The specific risks and the suitability of liposuction can be determined only during your consultation with Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. White. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk, but major complications are rare.

My interactions and services with Dr. White were excellent. I have been completely satisfied with the results of my surgery, pre-surgery services, and post-op. All staff were super friendly, professional, and supportive of my procedure. I highly recommend Dr. White.

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To Our Valued Patients,

We hope this letter finds you and your loved ones in good health. Per directives by the Governor and HonorHealth we will be restarting surgery and several in-office procedures, while following new protocols to decrease the risk of transmission of any illness.

FOR SURGERIES AT THE OUTPATIENT CENTER: All patients MUST be covid negative. The hospital will coordinate the testing which must be done 2 days before your surgery and will be at NO COST to you.

We have decided to begin with our younger, lower risk patients having shorter surgeries for the first couple of weeks. Preops will of course be in person.

FOR CONSULTS AND BOTOX AND IN-OFFICE PROCEDURES: All patients must be screened for exposure to coronavirus (questionnaire) and have no symptoms or fever. We will not be doing any procedures around the mouth for the first few weeks. Patients MUST wear MASKS.

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Deborah White, MD and staff

Dr. White and Staff