Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or body contouring surgery, is a sculpting procedure that removes excess fat deposits that persist despite diet and exercise efforts. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 312,176 women underwent a liposuction procedure in 2013 and the surgery is considered one of the most common cosmetic surgeries in the United States.
At Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery, we give patients a level of service and care that is incomparable to any other healthcare experience they will ever endure. “The Mosharrafa Experience” encompasses honesty, kindness, respect, and dignity that our entire team projects throughout every patient appointment from the first consultation to the last post-op visit. Dr. Ali Mosharrafa and Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa perform all of our surgeries at our Phoenix location, giving patients across the valley easy access to our services.
Liposuction can treat unrelenting fat pockets in various places on the body, but typically we perform the procedure for the:
- Abdomen, waist
- Thighs, hips, buttocks
- Inner knee
- Cheeks, chin
- Calves and ankles
The liposuction procedure can be done in conjunction with another plastic surgery such as a facelift or tummy tuck, or can be done alone.
Patients are encouraged to consider liposuction if unrelenting fat doesn’t go away even through healthy diet modifications and exercise. Liposuction isn’t a resolution to obesity and shouldn’t be utilized to replace regular exercise and dieting. Liposuction is also not a solution to cellulite. If you have unwanted fat and skin, try diet and exercise before consulting with our board certified plastic surgeons at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery.
To determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction, please consider this checklist. If you answer yes to any of these questions, liposuction may not be the right procedure for you.
1. Do you have any existing medical conditions that could interfere with the surgery or aftercare?
2. Are you taking any medications that could increase your risk of complications or interfere with healing?
3. Are you contemplating liposuction as an alternative to weight loss?
If you wish to set up a consultation with one of our surgeons, please do not hesitate to call us at our Phoenix location. We are easily accessible and here to help. Call us now at (602) 513-8133.
The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.