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Liposuction (Surgical Fat Removal, Body Contouring Surgery) – Reno, NV and Tahoe/Truckee, CA

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About Liposuction

Weight loss can improve your overall body composition, but it doesn’t guarantee that you will lose weight from the areas that bother you most. To remove fat from your “trouble zones,” Dr. Charles Virden, a board-certified plastic surgeon provides liposuction for patients in the Reno, Nevada and the Tahoe/Truckee, California area. Liposuction can help refine areas of the body such as the abdomen, arms, buttocks, and thighs for a slimmer, trimmer body shape that reflects your hard work. Dr. Virden’s training and experience has provided him with a level of precision and skill that is essential for performing liposuction successfully. Removing the appropriate amount of fat is paramount to a smooth and natural outcome.

Liposuction can be used nearly anywhere on the body and is commonly performed on multiple areas during one operation. Love handles, saddlebags, bulges around the waistline, or other fatty deposits are removed to reveal a better shape and more beautiful body. Liposuction is not a replacement for a healthy lifestyle. Instead, liposuction can remove accumulated fat from areas that are difficult to tone due to genetics, aging, pregnancy, and other factors. When used on several areas of the body, liposuction can provide a well-proportioned appearance. Ideal surgical candidates are those who are already in good physical condition, but have stubborn areas of fat that do not respond to diet and exercise. Liposuction at Charles P. Virden, MD is used to remove unwanted fat from these areas:

  • Chin and neckline
  • Back
  • Upper arms
  • Abdomen and waistline
  • Hips and buttocks
  • Thighs and knees
  • Calves and ankles

Ideal Candidates

The ideal candidates for neck liposuction are men and women who:

  • Have excess fat on their neck, especially under the chin (the submental area)
  • Have tried diet and exercise as a means to lose the fat in this area without success
  • Have the appearance of a double chin
  • Have overall good health

What to Expect

Performed in an accredited surgical facility under general anesthesia, neck liposuction requires a small incision just below the chin so the surgeon can remove excess fat through a cannula. It is a relatively short procedure if it is not combined with a neck lift or other facial cosmetic surgical procedures. Once the incision is closed, the patient can expect to see swelling in the area and will be asked to wear a compression garment along with bandages upon discharge.

Anticipated Results

Liposuction is performed in an accredited surgical center or at a local hospital as an outpatient procedure. The surgery generally takes between 1 – 2 hours to complete, depending on how much fat is being addressed, as well as how many body parts. Liposuction can be a surgery all on its own, however, it is usually paired with other surgeries for the best cosmetic results, such as skin tightening procedures. It takes a couple of weeks for patients to recover and scarring is minimal. If a well-balanced diet is maintained, along with a healthy lifestyle, the results following liposuction surgery can last years.

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Stop Battling the Bulge

Liposuction can trim away the bulge. When all your efforts go unnoticed from all the time spent at the gym because that last little bit of fat won’t go away, you have the opportunity to take matters into your own hands with liposuction. We provide a completely private consultation to discuss your areas of concern and how to best treat the area(s) with this revolutionary technology.

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