Arizona Liposuction Surgery

Men and women who find themselves with stubborn fatty deposits often turn to cosmetic plastic surgery. Although they may exercise regularly and follow a healthy diet, there could be some areas that are resistant to the natural means of weight loss. At the practice of Karl B. Hiatt, M.D., F.A.C.S. in Arizona, liposuction is offered to his patients. Liposuction is also known as lipoplasty or suction lipectomy. The goal of this surgical procedure is to remove fatty deposits from trouble areas that are stubborn to traditional weight loss methods of diet and exercise.

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that is performed to remove fat from localized areas of the body. It is meant for contouring (reshaping) and not as a substitute for weight loss. The Arizona liposuction surgery offered by Dr. Karl Hiatt should not be used as a diet substitute. The most common areas treated for female liposuction patients are, “saddle bags”, hips, knees, thighs and abdomen. The most common areas treated for men are “love handles”, double chins, and abdomen.

The procedure is performed by inserting a suction tube into the fatty area through a tiny incision, placed in an inconspicuous location. Ultrasound or even power assist devices are sometimes utilized in conjunction with the Tumescent Technique when appropriate. The procedure takes 1-3 hours depending on how much is done. Average recovery time back to work is 1 week. However bruising and swelling will resolve more gradually.

Liposuction Candidates

The procedure can be performed on both men and women who want a more sculpted appearance. If you have a problem with your chin, hips, thighs, and other areas, it may be a good idea for you to contact Dr. Hiatt for a consultation. It is possible that there is another procedure that will provide the results you are looking for. It is important to contact a professional like Dr. Hiatt who can tell you if this is the case.

In addition to performing liposuction in Arizona, Dr. Hiatt offers other body enhancing procedures. The most commonly combined procedures include tummy tuck surgery, breast augmentation, and breast lifting. Women may wish to inquire about a “Mommy Makeover” in order to regain their pre-pregnancy body shape.

Be sure to view examples of Dr. Hiatt’s results in before and after photosPatient testimonials may provide further insight to the care provided throughout your procedure.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

A qualified and experienced professional, Dr. Hiatt is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

If you are considering liposuction in the Mesa, Arizona area or thinking about any other plastic surgery procedure, please contact Dr. Hiatt’s office today by calling (480) 844-1410.