Liposuction is a surgical procedure used to permanently remove fat from selected areas of the body. In our Las Vegas office, liposuction is performed with local (tumescent) anesthesia. This type of anesthesia has been around since the late 1980s. Tumescent liposuction one of the safest procedures performed in the office setting.
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Dr Zimmerman has performed thousands of liposuction cases since the late 1990’s. Abdomens, legs, upper arms, backs, male chests and even breasts can be sculpted to remove excess, unwanted fat deposits. Manual tumescent lipo, Power Assisted Lipo, Laser Assisted Lipo, Body Jet (Water Assisted) lipo and Hi-Def liposelection are our bread and butter. Dr. Z has trained with leader in the art and science of liposculpting in both the United States, Europe and South America to master these techniques and has trained dozens of other doctors in his innovative combining of these technologies.
For out of proportion areas that don’t go away, even with diet and exercise, Liposuction Las Vegas may be the solution. During your consultation, we will discuss which type(s) of liposuction would be best for you and your concerns.
Laser liposuction made it’s appearance around 2006. During this type of lipo, a laser waveguide is inserted under the skin to melt and smooth the fat and tighten the skin. If skin laxity after the fat removal is a concern, this procedure may negate the need for a skin tuck (excision). It is generally recommended that liposuction be used to debulk the fat as much as possible before using the laser to finish smoothing the area and tighten the skin.
Too much skin to shrink with a laser from the inside? Extra skin can be removed and the belly button moved to a youthful location to allow abdominal skin to be tighter. A “skin tuck” is like a mini-abdominplasty without tightening the muscle, so it’s not for everyone. But if your muscle is good, the extra skin can be excised using a radio-frequency scalpel during smaller liposculpting cases or as a separate procedure, down the road, if the skin doesn’t shrink enough from liposuction alone.
Vaser is an ultrasonic device that helps to liquify the fat in the areas that need liposuction. Many doctors use a Vaser for liposuction, but Dr. Zimmerman is one of the first 25 physicians worldwide, that is trained and certified in Vaser Hi-Def Lipo-Selection. This very meticulous, time consuming liposculpting is used to precisely remove selected areas of fat to reveal and define the underlying muscle structure of the chest, abdomen, back, upper arms and buttocks for both males and females. Tried the gym and can’t get that six-pack look? See if Hi-Def Lipo is for you!
Body Jet (Water Assisted Liposculpting) is a newer device from Germany. It is FDA approved in the United States. With this device, the numbing fluid is sprayed in to the tissue causing nearly instant anesthesia. Then the fat is sculpted by “power washing” it out of the areas of excess. Recovery is usually faster with Body Jet and the fat that can be harvested with this device is superb for transplanting to areas where you might like to use your won tissue to naturally enhance the shape and volume-face, breast, buttocks.