Las Vegas Liposuction by Dr. Arthur Cambeiro

At the SurgiSpa Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Center in Henderson and Las Vegas, Mayo Clinic-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Arthur Cambeiro can re-contour problem areas of the face and body. He uses SmartLipo TriPlex because of its effectiveness in resolving unwanted fat in specific areas. This technology makes removing excess fat cells easier, safer and promotes tighter skin. This device is both a fat removal and skin tightening procedure.

Do you have areas of your body that diet and exercise seem to leave untouched? Dr. Cambeiro offers a full suite of body contouring procedures at our Henderson and Las Vegas locations. You can call (702) 734-4100 or request a consultation using our online form.

Developing Your Liposuction Surgical Plan

The path to a sleek and slender body outline starts with a consultation. Dr. Cambeiro will discuss your goals, provide you with the necessary instructions to prepare and recover, and explain what to expect from the results.

Though liposuction remains one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgeries, it still takes the hand of a skilled and artistic surgeon. Dr. Cambeiro tailors all his surgical plans to meet his patients’ desired goals and unique anatomy. He considers your input vital as he strives to achieve all reasonable expectations to enhance your body contour.

During your liposuction consultation, he will:

  • Show you a short video of the operation
  • Give instructions on how to prepare for liposuction surgery and recovery
  • Listen to your questions and address all your concerns
  • Discuss the potential risks involved
  • Explain your options and what to expect from each

You will learn what you can expect from liposuction and what it can’t do. Dr. Cambeiro will share all necessary information about the operation with complete transparency.

Las Vegas Liposuction Candidacy

In Las Vegas, liposuction is nearly as popular for men as it is for women. But regardless of your gender identity, liposuction is not a weight-loss treatment. The goal of this surgery is to remove stubborn fat deposits that seem immune to traditional weight-loss methods. There are limits to how much fat Dr. Cambiero can safely remove with liposuction. The best candidates for this procedure are at or near their ideal body weight, have elastic skin, and have specific spots with excess fat cells.

Common treatment areas include:

  • Hips, buttocks, thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Knees
  • Chin, cheeks, neck
  • Upper arms

There are no age restrictions for liposuction. However, older patients with less pliable skin may not enjoy the same results as younger patients with more supple skin.

Las Vegas Liposuction Benefits

Liposuction helps you achieve a toned body and an enhanced figure by removing stubborn fat from target areas. After undergoing liposuction surgery, patients often experience more confidence and an extensive choice of clothing options. Many of our patients tell us they now participate in activities they once avoided, like pool parties and water skiing.

In addition to improving your figure, liposuction can also help boost your overall health. For many patients, liposuction reinforces a commitment to a more active, healthier lifestyle. After enjoying their new body outline, many patients enjoy renewed motivation to maintain their results through a healthy diet and exercise. Also, women can employ liposuction as a less invasive form of breast reduction surgery. It helps resolve neck and back pain caused by the excess weight of overly large breasts.

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Why Dr. Cambeiro?

  • voted one of Las Vegas' top plastic surgeons 15 years in row
  • Impressive Credentials: Mayo Clinic trained and Double-Board Certified
  • An Honest, caring approach with a dedication to patient safety and satisfaction

The Las Vegas Liposuction Procedure

Liposuction is an outpatient procedure done under general or local anesthesia administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. The operation takes two to five hours, depending on the correction required or if you choose to combine liposuction with another procedure.

Once the anesthesia takes effect, Dr. Cambeiro infuses the fat with a highly diluted local anesthetic to inflate the fat cells, making the extraction process more manageable. It will also help Dr. Cambeiro contour the area to a smoother, more refined outcome.

He inserts a thin tube called a cannula to extract fat cells beneath the skin through tiny incisions. Next, he pushes and pulls the cannula through target fat layers, breaking up the cells to suction them out. Finally, a large syringe or vacuum pump generates the necessary suction.

For procedures involving multiple target sites, Dr. Cambeiro will move to the next area, making his incisions as inconspicuous as possible. Lastly, he fits elastic compression garments over each treatment site to reduce fluid buildup and control swelling.

Once Dr. Cambiero has completed the surgery, our medical team will monitor you in the recovery room for one or two hours. Please come to the surgery center with a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you for the next several hours.

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Las Vegas Liposuction Recovery

You should understand what is necessary after your surgery to ensure proper healing and fantastic results. For example, imagine you are combining liposuction with another procedure like breast augmentation or a tummy tuck. In that case, there are additional protocols to follow after the operation.

You will return home with your surgery incisions wrapped in compression garments to control swelling. You will need to wear this post-surgical garment at least a month after surgery or as directed by Dr. Cambeiro.

You will go home with prescribed meds for discomfort and infection. Please take these as directed to ensure your recovery is as comfortable and successful as possible. Because Dr. Cambiero saturates the fat in the treated area with fluid during liposuction, you most likely will have drains inserted to allow the fluid to escape. This drainage usually subsides within 48 hours.

Most patients return to work or their daily routine within a week, except those with more strenuous jobs. They may need to stay home for a week or two.

If you would like to know more about liposuction or any of our other surgical and non-surgical body contouring procedures, please schedule a consultation online or call (702) 734-4100.

FAQs for Las Vegas Liposuction Surgery

The safest liposuction surgery performed today is tumescent liposuction with local anesthesia. It employs general anesthesia or IV sedation. In addition, the use of a microcannula allows for a smoother outcome. A cannula is a small tube inserted through an incision in the skin to suction out subcutaneous fat.

After liposuction, your new body contour is more or less permanent because fat cells removed through this procedure never return. However, if you experience moderate weight gain after liposuction, your figure will be a larger version of its new shape.

The discomfort you experience after liposuction will depend on the number of areas treated and the amount of fat removed. Expect some soreness for two to four days after, with it diminishing steadily afterward. You may experience tenderness for up to four weeks, gradually subsiding for the next month or two. 

Your skin’s appearance after liposuction will depend on its elasticity. If your skin is reasonably pliable, it should have no trouble accommodating the changes to the underlying tissue, leaving the surface looking smooth and natural.

Scars are not a widespread problem with modern liposuction techniques, which rely on microcannulas. Dr. Cambiero makes tiny incisions, taking care to place them in discreet locations that will heal nearly invisibly.

Scars are not a widespread problem with modern liposuction techniques, which uses small cannulas (microcannulas). Thus, only a tiny incision is required, and these are usually placed in discrete location that would minimize the appearance of any scars.

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question because each patient has a unique anatomy and different cosmetic goals. After meeting you in person and learning more about what you hope to accomplish, Dr. Cambeiro will provide a detailed cost analysis at your liposuction consultation.

For the best liposuction in Las Vegas, you’ll want to work with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in body contouring procedures. These surgeons undergo extensive training and must complete continuing education. They also commit to upholding the highest ethical standards in medicine.

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