Liposuction in Scottsdale is a body contouring procedure that focuses on removing areas of fat throughout the body. This procedure is best for removing stubborn areas of fat deposits not decreasing with diet and exercise. This treatment does not remove excess skin that remains after the fat is removed.


The goals of liposuction surgery are to provide a better contour to your body by removing stubborn areas of fat deposits. It is important to understand that liposuction is not a weight loss surgery.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?

The ideal candidate for liposuction is a person with a healthy body weight who has areas of fat that do not improve with diet and exercise. I often advise heavier patients to reach a healthy weight before undergoing the surgery, as the results are always better once you have reached your target weight.

Liposuction Explained

Under general or local anesthetic, small incisions are made to allow a cannula to be inserted below the skin to remove the fat. Prior to removing the fat, a solution known as tumescent fluid is placed to wet the fat, numb the area, and constrict the blood vessels around the fat. This will allow the fat to be removed without pain and with minimal blood loss. After surgery you will be placed in a snug fitting garment, which will be worn for several weeks.

The Recovery Process

You will spend a couple of hours in the recovery room at the surgery center or hospital before you go home. You will need someone to pick you up from the surgery facility and stay with you in your home overnight. You will have swelling and bruising over the areas treated for the first several days after surgery. Most of our Scottsdale patients are able to return to work within a few days. However, it will be a full 6 weeks before you feel completely recovered from your liposuction surgery.

Potential Shortcomings of Liposuction

It is possible to have an undesirable result even if everything goes smoothly. Liposuction is not a weight loss or skin reduction surgery, and therefore in heavier patients, it is possible to be disappointed by the remaining fat or loose skin.

Risks Associated with the Procedure

As with any surgery there is a possibility that you will experience complications. These include bleeding after the surgery (hematoma), contour irregularities, asymmetry, undesirably thick scars, fluid collections beneath the skin (seroma), numbness, infection, blood clots, and delayed healing. This surgery may require general anesthetic, which carries some risk as well.

Discuss Liposuction in Scottsdale with Dr. Stutman

If you would like to eliminate pockets of stubborn body fat that do not respond to diet and regular exercise, you should consider liposuction in Scottsdale. Liposuction is a powerful contouring procedure that could tone your appearance and help you feel comfortable in your own skin. Call today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Stutman.

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