What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a fat removal surgery performed by Dr. Dahan to improve your figure and ultimately help you achieve your dream body. Excessive or disproportionate fat deposits can generally detract from your appearance and make you look unhealthy or out of shape. Liposuction performed by Reno cosmetic surgeon Dr. Dahan effectively smoothes away excess body fat to reveal underlying muscle definition and help you achieve a more sculpted, shapely physique.
Am I A Candidate for Liposuction?
Patients who are at a stable, healthy weight but have stubborn fat deposits resistant to diet and exercise are the best candidates for liposuction. Although liposuction is rarely recommended for the face, it can help shape and sculpt nearly any body area.
Common areas for Liposuction include:
- chin and neck
- thighs and knees
“Dr. Dahan and his staff are incredible. As a nurse I am very “picky” as to doctors and what I look for in them. From my initial consultation through recovery, Dr. Dahan and his staff responded quickly to any question, concern or problem I had. They far exceeded my expectations. Dr. Dahan is not only a fantastic doctor, but I would call him an artist. I am so pleased with the results of my procedures. I could not have dreamed how everything would come out! I feel incredible, my selfesteem is so much higher and people are constantly commenting on how much I smile now! It you are considering any type of reconstructive/body contouring procedure, I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Dahan and his unbelievably kind, caring and efficient office staff!”
During the liposuction procedure, Dr. Dahan always marks the areas you wish to improve with your input. He then prepares the treatment area(s) with the tumescent technique, a local anesthesia method often combined with IV sedation or general anesthesia. He then places tiny incisions in the treatment area(s), gently breaks up fat cells and then removes excess fat, along with the tumescent fluid, using a thin suction tube called a cannula. This results in reduction of fatty tissue, more proportionate body fat distribution and improved body contours.
The length of your liposuction recovery period will depend on how many liters of fat are removed during your liposuction procedure and which area(s) you have treated. In general, most patients are encouraged to begin walking and carefully moving around within the first 24 hours after surgery and are able to return to work within a week.
Mild post-operative tenderness and discomfort usually last for a few days following liposuction. Bruising and swelling are common after liposuction but are mostly resolved within two weeks of the procedure. Most normal activities and exercise may begin at two to three weeks after surgery. A compression garment should be worn for up to six weeks following liposuction. By week six, post-operative swelling is mostly resolved and all activity restrictions are lifted.
Combining Liposuction with ThermiTight
ThermiTight combined with liposuction is a very common procedure performed by Dr. Dahan on patients with undesirable subcutaneous fat and skin laxity. ThermiTight combined with liposuction can be performed on all of the areas mentioned above. Next to surgical excision of skin and fat, ThermiTight combined with liposuction will offer the best results.
ThermiTight combined with liposuction is also performed in the office under local tumescent anesthesia. Gentle liposculpture is performed with fine cannulas to remove unwanted fat followed by skin tightening with the ThermiTight probe. A compression garment is worn for 3-6 weeks post-op since fat was removed. There is minimal downtime, bruising or discomfort.
Schedule a consultation
For more information about Liposuction, please contact Dr. Dahan’s office at (775) 826-4477.