With over 2,000 liposuction procedures under his belt, Dr. Rod is Phoenix’s premier surgeon when it comes to body sculpting. Liposuction is an excellent tool for helping shape the body and trouble areas when a patient is at or near their ideal weight. Liposuction is also a good procedure for patients that need to lose weight. Although it’s not a weight loss procedure, it helps kick start continued weight loss with changes that happen in hormonal balance and insulin resistance.
What Are the Benefits of Liposuction?
Liposuction isn’t limited to one part of the body. Rather, it can be used to treat patients who have unwanted fat in the waist, hips, abdomen, and more.
The procedure has a number of benefits for Phoenix area patients, including:
- Reshaping troublesome spots that don’t respond to diet and exercise.
- Reducing fat to decrease insulin resistance.
- Providing a slimmer silhouette for a more appealing body.
Another benefit of getting liposuction from Dr. Rod is that he uses the Tickle Lipo procedure, a revolutionary approach that improves recovery times and increases results. Tickle Lipo works by using sound waves to separate fat cells from the body, which is gentler than traditional liposuction because it preserves connective tissue and causes far less pain. Most importantly Tickle Lipo can be done completely under local anesthesia, so as to avoid all the risks of general anesthesia.
What Is Tickle Lipo?
Through years in training and practice, Dr. Rod has developed expertise in almost every form of liposuction technology. He now exclusively uses Tickle Lipo because of the advantages it provides to his Phoenix patients.
Nearly every type of liposuction uses a surgical cannula, which is a long medical wand that suctions away fat from the areas you and your doctor have decided to treat. Tickle Lipo creates acoustic waves at the tip of a specialized cannula. These waves tease fat cells away from the connective tissue between the skin and the muscle, and the cannula suctions the fat away, removing it permanently.
Is Liposuction Right for Me?
To know if liposuction is the right procedure for them, Phoenix area patients are urged to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Rod. At this consultation, he can provide a full examination to better understand the patient’s concerns. Then, he can create a customized treatment plan that uses liposuction or other procedures to help the patient achieve their desired results.
Generally, the ideal Tickle Lipo patient is:
- At or near their desired weight, as liposuction is not meant to be used as a weight-loss tool.
- Concerned about pockets of fat in the hips, waist, abdomen, arms, chest, back, knees, or thighs that won’t go away with exercise and diet.
- Concerned with the healing time of traditional liposuction procedures and wants an experience with shorter recovery time and smoother results.
What Does Liposuction Cost?
It’s hard for Dr. Rod to provide an accurate estimate of cost, as every patient is different in what they want. For example, the cost of Tickle Lipo will be far different for a patient who just wants to smooth out their tummy compared to a patient who wants liposuction on their thighs, hips, and waist. Because of that, Dr. Rod recommends scheduling a consultation to know what liposuction will cost.
Once determining the price, if patients need a little more assistance, our office provides several financing options. We partner with CareCredit, eMedical Financing Solutions, and Alphaeon Credit to give each Phoenix area patient as much flexibility as possible.
What Is the Recovery After Liposuction?
After liposuction is complete, patients will be able to leave our Phoenix office immediately afterward. However, they’ll need to return about a week later (as well as three months and six months afterward) so Dr. Rod can check to make sure things are healing correctly.
Because Tickle Lipo is so gentle, most patients won’t experience too much pain; if they do, pain medications will easily control it. This discomfort should fade after about three to five days. Patients should walk around as much as possible but avoid very strenuous activity for around two to six weeks.
If you are considering liposuction, find out more about the benefits of Tickle Lipo. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Rod online or by calling Dermacare Plastic Surgery in Phoenix at (623) 535-7050.