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What is liposuction?

While patients may lose weight with liposuction, the procedure is primarily performed to rid the body of stubborn fat, creating well-proportioned curves free from bumps and bulges. During treatment, a small incision is made in the targeted area, through which Dr. Engineer will thread a slender tube known as a cannula. Fat cells are then suctioned out of the body and either discarded or saved for a future fat transfer procedure. Liposuction is often an add-on procedure paired with a mommy makeover, tummy tuck, or arm lift, as it can refine and enhance surgical results by trimming pockets of stubborn fat in the torso. It can also slim the submental region, eradicating a double chin for a more youthful and attractive profile.

Liposuction can be used in the following regions:

  • Stomach
  • Back
  • Hips
  • Waist
  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Ankles
  • Arms
  • Chest
  • Neck
  • Chin
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What are the different types of liposuction available in Henderson, NV?

As a highly skilled body contouring specialist, Dr. Engineer has a wealth of techniques to draw upon when performing your custom liposuction in Henderson, NV. He will choose the best approach based on your unique goals, concerns, and comfort levels. Liposuction techniques include:

Tumescent liposuction

A solution containing lidocaine and epinephrine is used to emulsify the fat prior to removal, reducing postoperative bruising and soreness.


SmartLipo relies on the power of laser energy to liquify stubborn fat before removal with a cannula. A side benefit is enhanced collagen production, which leads to tighter, firmer skin.

Ultrasound-assisted liposuction

Here, gentle ultrasound energy is used to soften and break down fat cells, making it easier for Dr. Engineer to remove them. This approach is ideal for difficult-to-reach areas such as the knees, ankles, and submental region.

What are the benefits of liposuction?

There are multiple reasons – cosmetic, social, and emotional – why patients love their liposuction results. For those who have tried traditional means of body sculpting in the past but have still not achieved their aesthetic goals, liposuction may be the missing link that finally allows patients to look and feel their best. Benefits include:

  • Allows patients to enjoy a wider range of clothing and swimwear choices
  • Trims stubborn fat that does not respond to dieting or exercise
  • Enhances results from other surgical procedures
  • Reshapes the body after pregnancy, childbirth, or aging
  • Increases self-confidence and well-being

Who is a good candidate for liposuction?

With Dr. Engineer, liposuction in Henderson, NV, is ideal for patients at a healthy, stable weight who are frustrated by pockets of stubborn, exercise-resistant fat. Good candidates for surgery are non-smokers in good health who are not currently experiencing any uncontrolled medical issues. Dr. Engineer will conduct a thorough consultation to review your medical history and complete a physical evaluation. By the end of the consultation, patients will have a good understanding of what is involved with liposuction and will be able to form realistic expectations for their results. If sagging skin or cellulite is problematic for the patient, Dr. Engineer can combine liposuction with other treatments to achieve comprehensive body contouring outcomes. 

Liposuction in Henderson, NV

What will my recovery entail?

Liposuction recovery usually takes 1-2 weeks. Dr. Engineer provides a detailed aftercare plan with instructions for wound care, bathing and showering, sleeping, resuming exercise, and returning to work. Prescription pain medications are provided to help ease any postoperative soreness or discomfort. Patients will need to temporarily wear a compression garment, which serves to reduce swelling and ensure the newly sculpted contours remain undisturbed as the body heals. It is critical that you follow Dr. Engineer’s instructions after surgery, being careful to avoid strenuous exercise for the directed period of time. Our team will be on hand to support and guide you throughout your recovery process, ensuring a seamless and stress-free healing journey.

Why choose Engineered Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Institute in Henderson, NV?

In order to obtain balanced, elegant liposuction results that seamlessly slim and rejuvenate the body, it’s critical to choose an experienced plastic surgeon who excels in body contouring. Dr. Nitin J. Engineer is an award-winning cosmetic expert who underwent exhaustive Fellowship training in both the complex field of Hand and Microvascular Surgery and the elite art of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to become among the most trusted and sought-after providers in Las Vegas. Dr. Engineer practices compassionate and active listening to ascertain each patient’s unique goals and create a winning treatment plan that will achieve their vision for a beautiful, well-proportioned physique. He is deeply committed to patient safety and utilizes best-in-class technology to minimize postoperative side effects, scarring, and downtime.


Will gaining weight affect my results?

Many patients feel more energized after liposuction and end up seeing better results at the gym. If you do gain weight, you will still retain a more shapely figure in the areas treated by liposuction but you may see bulges arise in other regions of the body.

Is there scarring with liposuction?

The incisions used with liposuction are typically small and inconspicuous, with scars fading over time. Dr. Engineer does everything possible to minimize the appearance of scars through conservative techniques and careful incision placement. Staying out of the sun’s harmful rays is essential, as exposure can increase discoloration.

Can liposuction be paired with other procedures?

Yes. Liposuction is often used in combination with an arm lift, thigh lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck, mommy makeover, and other cosmetic procedures to refine your results. Anywhere that excess stubborn fat is a problem, liposuction can be used to slim and tone the region.

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