Scottsdale, AZ board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Carlos Mata, performs liposuction by making small incisions in a selected area with a high-powered vacuum to remove fat cells. After the fat is removed, Dr. Mata, a.k.a. Dr. Scottsdale, will stitch (suture) the areas treated, and apply a bandage or compression garment to help reestablish the skin and contain the swelling. Men and women most commonly remove fat from the stomach, hips, lower back, thighs, arms, neck, chin, and chest. We can achieve a sculptured, proportionate body for you, and eliminate your hard-to-lose fat through TICKLE and SAFE liposuction techniques for a faster, safer recovery.
"Lulu - Chandler, AZ - Dr. Mata is amazing! A true professional! He was friendly, compassionate, listened to all my concerns and answered all my questions. I've recommended him to all my friends and family and wouldn't hesitate to seek out his services again if I decided to have another procedure."- S. / RealSelf / Jul 26, 2016
"Full Torso Lipo W/butt Lift and Loving It! - Chandler, AZ - I couldn't be happier with Dr Mata, his staff, and the facility. Dr Mata did an excellent job listening to what I was looking for in the end results and made recommendations that I hadn't considered (or was reluctant to consider) to help me get my desired results. He was very genuine and made sure to take the time to fully answer my questions and provide additional details to make sure that I fully understood my options. He also made sure to address my concerns regarding my family history of breast cancer and made recommendations on what procedures I should consider and which ones I should stay away from given my health history. Even during and after the procedure, he was very genuine and made sure that I was comfortable, happy, and that all my questions were answered. Like I said before, I am very happy with the results and will likely go back for a mastopexy."- R. / RealSelf / Aug 22, 2016
"Dr. Mata is Worth the Flight - Chandler, AZ - I first heard about Dr. Mata from my daughter who’s had work done by him, she suggested I fly to Arizona to set up a consultation and possibly have my procedure done that week. I was hesitant and told her I would rather have it done close to home in Washington D.C., Couple weeks later I started looking around, reading reviews, and doing research somehow I stumbled upon Dr. Mata’s name. I did not realize it was the same Doctor until I read his information, out of all the doctors I looked into Dr. Mata was the most experienced. I was able to talk to him over the phone prior to flying to Arizona, I told him I wanted to have liposuction done on my stomach and my lower back, but that I was a little nervous about the whole procedure and recovery time, he explained the whole procedure and assured me that I could be back at work three days after the procedure. After speaking to him for about 30 minutes I knew I wanted him to do my procedure, we set up an actual consultation, three days later I got the procedure done. I couldn't be more happy with the results, after 4 kids I felt like my stomach was destroyed. No matter how much I worked out or diet I couldn't get rid of it but Dr. Mata made it happen. I highly recommend him, he was well worth the flight."- C. / RealSelf / Sep 05, 2016
"man boobs and liposuction - Scottsdale, AZ - I had male breast reduction performed by Dr Mata about a month ago or so and I'm impressed with my outcome. After looking up couple Drs in the valley and going on consultation I decided to go with Dr Mata. He explained everything in detail and after looking at his pictures with scars were almost invisible I just knew he would be the one. Now just like his pictures my results are great, I..."- N. / RealSelf / Jun 08, 2017
"I have had a wonder experience with Dr. Mata and his staff. Dr. Mata is definitely an expert and a perfectionist at this. I had a full tummy tuck, liposuction through out my torso and fat transfer to my butt. Ive gone through some discomfort but, i would do it all over again, I would recommend Dr.Mata without any hesitation."- R.D. / Yellowpages / Sep 29, 2017
Tumescent liposuction, known as the “Super-Wet” approach, is a suction-assisted (SAL) technique that uses a solution and power-aided motor to help remove stubborn fat. The surgeon injects the solution, made of saline, lidocaine and epinephrine (to control bleeding), into the problem areas. The surgeon then inserts the cannula attached to the motor to remove fat cells from the body at a controlled speed. The motor helps surgeons remove anywhere from several ounces to a few pounds of fat.
Another surgical technique commonly used is the ultrasound-assisted (UAL), or ultrasonic, approach. Surgeons perform this dual process on denser areas of fat, such as in the thighs and stomach. During this technique, ultrasound waves loosen and melt fat into a liquid. Surgeons then use the cannula to extract the solution. This surgical method is more popular among men wanting more defined and contoured muscles.
Laser-assisted liposuction uses laser technology on specified areas of fat to burst energy that will loosen and liquefy the fat for removal. LAL liposuction includes brands such as SmartLipo, SlimLipo, Lipolite Laser Liposculpture, LipoLite, and ProLipo PLUS.
Liposuction is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia at a hospital or surgery center. The procedure lasts about 30 minutes for each body part. It may be a stand-alone surgery, or combined with other procedures. However, the surgeon may suggest performing the surgery over a period of time for the safety of the patient. After surgery, patients are required to wear a compression garment to help the body adjust to its new shape. Bruising and swelling will subside within 1 week, but patients will not see final results for several months. Liposuction does leave a small scar, but it fades over time.
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Is it Safe?
While today’s surgical techniques are safe, patients may experience poor results from inexperienced surgeons. It is important for patients to do their research, and find an experienced surgeon that may help them achieve the best, most natural-looking results.
The results of liposuction can be seen for many years following surgery if the patient follows a healthy diet and exercise program. Removed fat cells do not come back, but patients can still gain weight if their remaining fat cells grow.
Too Much Fat?
Yes, there can be too much fat. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons does not recommend removing more than 10 pounds of fat for the safety of the patient. Removing more than 10 pounds is considered high-volume liposuction, which increases the chances of complications from the surgery. Patients are advised to be near or at their ideal weight before undergoing liposuction.
While liposuction removes fat and improves contour and shape, it does not address sagging or drooping skin. If skin laxity is a concern, patients can talk to the surgeon during the consultation to discuss their options for improving skin texture, such as a tummy tuck, thigh, neck, arm or butt lift.