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Natural Results Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale offers liposuction procedures performed by our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Carlos Mata (aka 
Dr. Scottsdale®) and Dr. Benjamin. They use advanced techniques to eliminate unwanted fat and refine body contours, helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals. Our surgeons perform liposuction with VASER, an ultrasonic waves device that helps to melt the fat cells and remove them faster and with less risk. This technique gives better and smoother results than traditional methods.

What Is A Liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes fat underneath the skin. During this operation, a plastic surgeon uses a cannula (thin tube) to suction unwanted fat from specific body parts. The goal of liposuction is to reshape these areas and create a slimmer contour.
Areas targeted by liposuction
Love handles
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Types Of Liposuction We Offer Our Three-Step Technique

Liposuction is an outpatient procedure performed under deep sedation in our surgical center in Scottsdale, AZ. Depending on the area(s) treated, the procedure may last 30 minutes to 4 hours. It can be done alone or combined. The surgical technique used by Dr. Mata and Dr. Benjamin always follows three steps. It allows liposuction to be performed safely with minimal scarring while giving smoother results and a faster recovery.
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Tumescent Liposuction

During tumescent liposuction, the surgeon injects a special solution below the skin to swell target areas, making it easier to remove fat. The tumescent solution is composed of intravenous saline, a local anesthetic called lidocaine, and epinephrine. It numbs the area, contracts blood vessels to minimize bleeding, and expands fat tissue. The swollen tissues allow the cannula to glide smoothly beneath the skin. As a result, patients experience less bleeding and recover faster thanks to the numbing and constrictive effects of the tumescent fluid. This technique allows liposuction to be performed under local anesthesia with minimal discomfort.
VASER liposuction uses ultrasonic energy to melt fat. A specialized cannula transmits ultrasonic waves through the tissue, which vibrate fat cells intensely until their walls break down. Once fat has liquefied, it can be suctioned with less damage to other tissues. This technique makes it possible to remove fat more effectively in fibrous (more dense) areas of the body. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction provides great results and can promote skin tightening by heating tissues. Patients experience less bleeding, bruising, and swelling.
Power-assisted liposuction includes a specialized cannula with a mechanized system that rapidly moves back and forth, allowing the surgeon to break and remove fat with less effort. This technique offers a high degree of precision and effectiveness for optimal body contouring results. Patients may benefit from more uniform fat removal and faster recovery times. Our surgeons use MicroAire PAL – a powerful and precise instrument that increases the control and accuracy of the cannula, giving more precise results.
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Consultation & Preparation For Liposuction

Before scheduling a liposuction surgery, a consultation with Dr. Mata or Dr. Benjamin is required to determine if the patient is a good candidate. The surgeon will evaluate the areas of concern, review medical history, discuss procedural details and expectations, and address any questions. He will also take measurements and photograph the target zones to help with surgical planning.

Once approved for surgery, patients will typically get preoperative labs done to ensure safety for anesthesia. They will also need to arrange transportation to and from the facility on the day of surgery and have someone available to assist them at home in the first 24 hours after the operation. Patients should also stop taking certain medications or supplements that could interfere with anesthesia or increase bleeding risks. The night before and morning of liposuction, they must fast to avoid complications. Following all pre-surgical guidelines helps to minimize risks and prepares people physically and mentally for the procedure.

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Liposuction Procedure

STEP 1: Anesthesia

At Natural Results Plastic Surgery, liposuction is performed under deep sedation anesthesia (twilight) to keep patients comfortable and pain-free.
Our board-certified plastic surgeon makes small incisions, usually less than a quarter inch, in the fatty areas, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, neck, or back. A liposuction cannula connected to a vacuum device is inserted through the openings to eliminate fat. The size and number of incisions depend on the extent of body sculpting.
The surgeon moves the cannula through the fat layers, breaking them up and suctioning the tissue out. The removal of fat deposits from these areas reshapes and sculpts the body. The surgeon may use different cannulas and techniques to remove fat more efficiently while preserving other important tissues.
At the end of the procedure, the surgeon may leave the incisions open for some time to drain any fluid or blood. Then, he closes them with stitches or tape. Compression garments are applied to promote healing.

Add-On Procedure

Butt Lift

Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a popular cosmetic surgery that enhances the size and shape of the buttocks through fat transfer. It is often perform….

performed as an additional procedure after liposuction. During a BBL, the harvested fat is processed and purified before being reinjected into the buttocks through tiny incisions. This results in a fuller, rounder backside. When performed by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Mata and Dr. Benjamin, BBL can create more natural-looking results than butt implants.

Magic Tight®,
Renuvion Skin Tightening

Liposuction removes fat and improves contour and shape, but it does not address sagging or drooping skin. Sometimes, liposuction of a large…
area can leave patients with loose skin, but there is a solution to address this problem. Magic Tight® is a technique developed by Dr. Mata to treat skin laxity. It involves the use of an FDA-approved Renuvion device, which employs radiofrequency (RF) energy and helium plasma to heat the deeper layers of the skin and stimulate collagen production. It consists of a handpiece with a tiny electrode tip that delivers RF energy into the skin. The heat causes the tissue to shrink and the collagen fibers to become thicker and stronger. As a result, the skin becomes tighter.


Ab etching, muscle definition, or high-definition liposuction is a technique our surgeons use to highlight muscles. It is a combination of VASER…

liposuction and advanced body contouring techniques. High-definition liposuction can be done on the patient’s arms, calves, legs, or abdominal muscles. It goes beyond simple fat removal to enhance natural contours and create harmony between different muscle groups.
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Recovery After Liposuction

The recovery period after liposuction varies depending on the extent of the procedure. Most patients can return to non-strenuous work within a few days. Bruising, swelling, numbness, and mild pain are common side effects that peak in the first 1-2 weeks and subside later. Wearing a compression garment helps to minimize swelling and support the skin to fit new body contours.

Patients should avoid straining, bending, and lifting heavy objects for 2-4 weeks to allow incisions to heal. Moderate activity can be resumed after 14-28 days, and strenuous exercise is allowed 1-2 months after the surgery. Patients must follow all post-operative instructions from Dr. Mata and Dr. Benjamin regarding medication, wound care, compression garments, and movement restrictions.

It is important to notify the surgeon about any unusual symptoms, like fever, bleeding, or intense pain. Recovery is a gradual process, so patients should expect some swelling and changes in sensation to persist for some time. Most people see final results 3-6 months after liposuction.

Candidates For Liposuction

Localized Excess Fat

Candidates should have fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise alone. Liposuction can effectively remove these isolated pockets of fat to contour the body.

Good Health

Patients must be non-smokers or cease smoking at least 4 weeks before the surgery. They should not have serious medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, or lung disease, that could impair healing. Healthy individuals are less prone to surgical complications and recover more smoothly.

Near-Ideal Body Weight

The best candidates for liposuction are already near their ideal body weight. They should be 10 pounds or less over their recommended weight guidelines. People who only need small reductions in specific body areas see the best improvements. Those who are too far from their target weight should work on it with other methods before considering liposuction. It is important to remember that this is a body contouring procedure – it is not a weight loss surgery.

Good Skin Elasticity

Individuals with firmer skin that retains elasticity after liposuction will have more impressive results. The skin needs to redrape over the new body contours after the operation. Thus, it is much better if the patient has good elasticity.

Realistic Expectations

Candidates must understand that liposuction removes stubborn fat but does not replace a healthy lifestyle. 
The most satisfied patients have reasonable expectations about the extent of physical change liposuction provides.
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Benefits Of Liposuction

Permanently Removes Unwanted Fat

Liposuction is an effective way to deal with pockets of fat that are unresponsive to diet and exercise. This procedure helps to sculpt these areas, making them smoother and firmer. Although it is not a weight loss solution, liposuction can still have a positive effect on body mass.

Improves Body Contours

Another advantage of liposuction is the ability to refine body contours. Stubborn fat can create an irregular appearance in certain spots, which may cause discomfort and affect body image. However, our sugeons can even out these bulges and bumps using the most advanced liposuction techniques, making the body look more fit.

Enhances Confidence

Removing unwanted fat through liposuction can boost self-confidence. Smaller saddlebags, a flatter stomach, or more sculpted thighs and upper arms make people feel better about their appearance. They can fit into clothes more easily and improve their self-esteem and overall well-being.

Cost Of Liposuction Scottsdale

In general, the cost of liposuction in Scottsdale ranges from $5,000 to $35,000. The final price depends on the number of areas being treated, the amount of fat removed, and the technique used. Patients may qualify for financing options to make their procedure more affordable. At Natural Results Plastic Surgery, we collaborate with Care Credit, Alphaeon, and Patient Fi to offer the best opportunities and conditions.

The price of liposuction is determined during a personal consultation with Dr. Mata 
or Dr. Benjamin. He examines the patient’s areas of concern, discusses their goals, and designs a customized treatment plan. The consultation also provides an opportunity 
to learn about payment plans and apply for third-party medical financing. Our team works with each patient individually to make their aesthetic goals achievable.

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What Makes Our Liposuction 
Different From Others?

Our surgeons bring their artistic perception and advanced skills to bear when performing liposuction procedures. Dr. Mata’s Harvard training and experience working with world-leading experts make him an ideal professional for this task. Dr. Benjamin has extensive experience in body sculpting and helping each individual realize their vision of beauty. Both of them customize every procedure to match the patient’s unique goals. Our compassionate care and dedication to service are always at the top level. At Natural Results Plastic Surgery, each person can become more confident and comfortable in their body. 


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