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What Is Liposuction?

Even if you watch what you eat and exercise regularly, you might still see pockets of fat that are keeping you from feeling confident in yourself. James Rough, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Tucson, AZ offers the latest methods to safely remove fat from certain body parts. MicroAire® is a power-assisted liposuction (PAL®) technique while VASER® is a high-definition liposuction technique. Both methods reduce pockets of fat from the flanks, tummy, buttocks, and thighs to create a more defined appearance. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. James Rough received his training in high-definition liposuction from the surgeon in Colombia who created the technique and invites you to set up a consultation with him for VASER liposuction or MicroAire PAL to see how either one of these minimally invasive treatments can help you attain your ideal body.


What Are The Benefits Of Liposuction?

Liposuction is a highly effective way to treat and eliminate unwanted fat from areas of the body. Its many benefits include:
Removal of stubborn, unwanted fat from problem areas
Produces optimal results even if diet and exercise have failed
Can treat multiple body areas
Provides treatment for medical issues like gynecomastia, lipodystrophy syndrome, and others
Recovery time is typically short (within weeks)
Enhanced self-image and confidence
Minimal scarring

Am I A Candidate For Liposuction?

Liposuction is a terrific procedure for individuals who are at a healthy weight, but have troublesome areas of fat that cannot be resolved with diet and exercise alone. Those interested in liposuction should have healthy skin because liposuction is not a treatment for loose skin. It is also important to know that liposuction is not a solution for weight loss. Females undergoing liposuction should have no plans to become pregnant again as this could compromise the outcome. At the time of your consult for surgery, Dr. Rough will set realistic expectations.


How Is Liposuction Performed?

VASER and MicroAire liposuction are both performed in an outpatient setting under general anesthesia. A very small incision is made through the skin, and a cannula will be placed. For VASER, the cannula is a tube that will release ultrasound energy to help loosen the fat so it can be gently suctioned out. MicroAire, on the other hand, uses a cannula with a vibrating tip that helps break down the fat. After the fat deposits have been removed, Dr. Rough will close the incision with dissolvable sutures. Depending on the number of areas being treated, your procedure may last several hours. Afterward, you will be asked to wear a compression garment for six weeks and pain medication may be prescribed for the first week.


What Can I Expect After Liposuction?

You may need to recover at home from liposuction surgery for 1 – 3 weeks depending on the amount of areas treated and the amount of fat removed. It is normal to see bruising and swelling for one or two weeks, and you can have the sutures taken out on day seven to day ten. What is most important following any surgery is to allow your body time to rest and recover. When you decide to go back to your job after your procedure, you should do your best to take it easy. To increase your strength and stamina, stick to walking and light workouts as advised by Dr. Rough. Keep in mind you may see some changes after six weeks, but it will take 6 – 10 months before your new body shape and contour is attained.

Liposuction Surgery in Tucson Arizona, Dr. James Rough M.D

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MicroAire power-assisted liposuction and VASER high-definition liposuction at James Rough, M.D. Plastic Surgery offer men and women the chance to have unwanted fat diminished almost instantly. Without the help of liposuction, it can be difficult to get the slimming results you want. To learn more about each liposuction method, we invite you to contact our practice in Tucson, AZ to make your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Rough.

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I had a mommy Makeover on October 7th performed by Dr. Rough,. After visiting 4 Plastic Surgeons in Tucson and Scottdale I decided to go with Dr. Rough. He and his staff are, hands down, the best! Not only I am beyond happy with the results he is a very compassionate person. I called him with a few questions after my surgery and he always answered in a timely manner. He listened to me and validate my feelings. I highly recommend Dr Rough when it comes to Plastic surgery.

- E.L.

Dr. Rough and his staff were amazing: professional, compassionate, and knowledgeable! He let me know what would work best for me and my body, and following his recommendation, the results from my elective surgery far exceeded any expectation I could imagine! I am absolutely in love with the results and I have Dr. Rough and his staff to thank! Thanks this team, for the first time in my life, I am in love with my body!! Highly recommended!!

- J.V.

Dr Rough is the best!! He wants the best for all of his patients and is super thoughtful and caring throughout the entire process! My results also came out perfect! Thank you so much Dr Rough!

- E.L.

Dr. Rough and his entire staff are incredible. From start to finish, they are compassionate, empathetic, and thorough. From the consult to the operation I felt I was taken care of by professional, genuinely caring people. I’ve had a few cosmetic surgeries and I always get sick from the anesthesia, Dr. Rough’s anesthesiologist is the most wonderful sweet human being I’ve ever met. Everyone that is on his team is amazing and just as sweet. You will be in good hands with anything Dr. Rough does. I am writing this review day of surgery and I am feeling great. I highly recommend Dr. James Rough if you are looking for a skilled and caring surgeon with a team that will take care of you from start to finish. I cannot wait for my results!

- A.M.


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Liposuction FAQs

Does liposuction help treat cellulite and loose skin?

Surgical liposuction only addresses excess fat in the body. If you have loose skin, Dr. Rough may recommend combining liposuction with lift surgery. Liposuction is often performed along with skin tightening surgery, such as a tummy tuck, arm lift, or thighplasty, to give you the best results. To correct cellulite, there are many minimally invasive and nonsurgical treatment options available. In your consultation, talk to Dr. Rough about your concerns like loose skin and cellulite so a comprehensive treatment plan is created.

Will I have scars after liposuction?

Since liposuction is a surgical procedure, incisions will need to be made and stitched. This will create scars; however, Dr. Rough does his best to reduce their appearance. This starts with making thin incisions in the natural folds of your body or in less visible areas. After your surgery, Dr. Rough or a member of his team will explain how to care for your incisions, so they heal properly and fade.

Will my liposuction results last?

Before liposuction, it is important to be prepared to maintain your results. Although liposuction reduces the amount of fat cells in an area, you can still lose and gain weight. Dr. Rough recommends that you be at or near a healthy weight before having liposuction surgery. Afterward, it's best to stay within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Getting pregnant after liposuction will also impact your results; however, a second surgery or mommy makeover can be done to refresh your appearance.

How much does liposuction cost?

Your cost for liposuction varies based on the technique being used and how many areas are being addressed. During your consultation, Dr. James Rough will develop your personal liposuction surgical plan to meet your needs and goals. He will also consider your budget. When your plan is ready, estimated costs can be discussed. To help make your cosmetic surgery easy to afford, James Rough, M.D. Plastic Surgery accepts several payment methods and offers financing options.

Is liposuction safe?

Liposuction is generally considered a safe procedure; however, as with any surgical procedure, there are some potential risks and complications. Dr. James Rough will conduct a thorough evaluation and discuss the potential risks and benefits with you during your consultation to ensure that liposuction is a suitable option for your individual circumstances. One of the most important things you can do is follow the aftercare instructions provided to you to ensure proper healing and minimal side effects.

Does liposuction hurt?

Liposuction should not cause any pain as it is typically performed under general anesthesia. After your liposuction procedure at James Rough, M.D. Plastic Surgery, you may have some discomfort or soreness in the treated areas, which can be managed with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication. Most patients report that any pain afterward is manageable and diminishes over time.

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