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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. Virden provides liposuction in Reno, NV, and Tahoe/Truckee. Liposuction can help refine areas of the body such as the abdomen, arms, buttocks, and thighs for a slimmer body shape that you can feel good about.
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Dr. Virden’s training and experience has provided him with a level of precision and skill that is essential for performing liposuction successfully. If you’re serious about improving your image, we invite you to meet with Dr. Virden for a complete evaluation. request a consultationrequest a consultation online now, or schedule an appointment by calling (775) 348-9798.
Removing the appropriate amount of fat is paramount to a smooth and natural outcome. Be careful of the latest liposuction gimmicks using lasers and heat, as both can cause permanent contour irregularities and an unsatisfactory result.
—Charles P. Virden, MD
About the Procedure
Liposuction is a body-sculpting procedure that is used to create a slimmer, more proportional figure by removing fat that is unresponsive to diet and exercise. This procedure 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 in order to develop a better shape and create a 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. 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.
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Reasons for Considering Liposuction
Liposuction is used to remove unwanted fat from areas such as the:
- Chin and neckline
- Upper arms
- Abdomen and waistline
- Hips and buttocks
- Thighs and knees
- Calves and ankles
Dr. Virden’s Liposuction Procedure
Liposuction can be performed under general or local anesthesia. Through a tiny incision, a narrow tube or “cannula” is inserted and used to vacuum out fatty tissue beneath the skin. After eliminating the excess fat, the incisions are closed and a compression dressing or bandage is applied in order to prevent bleeding, reduce swelling, and support the affected area.
There are several different types of liposuction procedures that have developed as a result of new technologies. Dr. Virden will discuss which method or combination of techniques will work best for you during the initial consultation visit. Liposuction can last from 30 minutes to several hours depending upon the amount of fat removed.
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The length of recovery will depend on the extent of the operation, but usually 1 to 2 weeks of downtime is recommended. A support garment may need to be worn for several weeks after surgery, depending on which areas are treated. Pain medication can be taken as needed for discomfort.
The results of liposuction are not immediate and usually appear over several weeks as swelling and bruising resolve. Additional procedures such as breast augmentation or tummy tuck can be performed in conjunction with liposuction for added benefits.