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Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty or suction-assisted lipectomy, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess fat from localized fat deposits to enhance body contours and provide aesthetic enhancement. This procedure is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries in the United States. (1)

At Las Vegas Body Sculpting, under the expert guidance of Dr. Mustafa Ahmed, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon, liposuction is performed with precision and attention to detail to help patients achieve their desired body sculpting goals. To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Ahmed at our Las Vegas location, please get in touch at (702) 899-8100.

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About Liposuction

Liposuction is an effective way to achieve a slimmer, smoother look. Several different types of liposuction techniques can be utilized based on the patient’s needs and goals. These techniques include:

  • Traditional Liposuction: This technique involves making small incisions near the treatment area and inserting a cannula, a thin tube, to break up and remove excess fat cells. The cannula is then connected to a vacuum-like device that suctions out the fat.
  • VASER Liposuction: VASER stands for Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance. This advanced liposuction technique utilizes ultrasound energy to gently break up and emulsify fat cells, making them easier to remove. VASER liposuction also targets specific areas of fat, while preserving surrounding tissues, resulting in smoother, more precise body contouring. (2)
  • Power-Assisted Liposuction: This technique utilizes a specialized tool that vibrates rapidly to facilitate the removal of stubborn fat. The vibrating motion allows for greater ease of fat extraction, reducing operative time and trauma to surrounding tissues, and leading to shorter recovery periods. (3)

It is important to note that liposuction should not be considered a weight-loss procedure but rather a method of body contouring for individuals who have localized fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise efforts.

Awake Liposuction in Las Vegas

Awake liposuction, also known as local anesthesia liposuction, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that aims to remove excess fat deposits from specific areas of the body. This technique allows patients to remain awake during the procedure while numbing the targeted area with a local anesthetic and light sedation, foregoing the longer recovery times and discomfort of general anesthesia. (4)

Awake liposuction offers several benefits, including:

  • No general anesthesia
  • Minimal downtime
  • Precise fat removal
  • Advanced body contouring

Dr. Ahmed uses VASER technology for all awake liposuction procedures. VASER liposuction uses ultrasound energy to break up fat cells before their removal. This technique allows for more efficient fat removal and preserves surrounding tissues, resulting in smoother and more precise body contours.

How Much is Awake Liposuction in Las Vegas?

Dr. Ahmed offers awake 360-degree abdominal liposuction for patients with a BMI of 28 or under for $5900. Liposuction pricing will vary for patients with a BMI of 29 or higher. For more information about awake liposuction, please call (702) 899-8100 or complete this form to get started.

Benefits of Liposuction

Liposuction offers numerous benefits for patients seeking body sculpting and fat removal. Some of these include:

  • Improved Body Contour: Liposuction can remove excess fat from areas such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, arms, and back, resulting in a more proportionate and balanced body contour.
  • Boost in Self-Confidence: By achieving the desired body shape and contour, liposuction can help improve self-esteem and overall body image, allowing individuals to feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin.
  • Enhanced Clothing Fit: Liposuction can help clothing fit better, as it eliminates bulges and fat deposits that may prevent individuals from comfortably wearing certain styles or sizes.
  • Long-Lasting Results: The results achieved through liposuction are permanent, as fat cells that are removed do not typically grow back. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet, is essential to preserving the results.

Candidates for Liposuction

Ideal candidates for liposuction are individuals who:

  • Have localized fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise
  • Are within a stable and healthy weight range
  • Have good skin elasticity to allow for proper healing and optimal results
  • Are in overall good health, free from any major medical conditions that could pose risks during surgery
  • Have realistic expectations about the outcomes of liposuction

During a personal consultation with Dr. Ahmed at Las Vegas Body Sculpting, he will assess your unique situation, inquire about your goals, evaluate your medical history, and perform a physical examination to determine if you are a suitable candidate for liposuction.

Personal Consultation

Your consultation with Dr. Ahmed is an opportunity for you to discuss your goals, concerns, and expectations for your liposuction procedure. Dr. Ahmed will conduct a thorough assessment of your medical history, perform a physical examination, and may request additional diagnostic tests or imaging to gather valuable information about your specific case.

During the consultation, you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the procedure, the recovery process, and potential risks and complications. Dr. Ahmed will also take the time to explain the different types of liposuction techniques and the benefits of awake liposuction. He will then recommend the most suitable approach based on your individual needs and goals.

Can Liposuction Be Combined with Other Procedures?

Yes! Liposuction can often be combined with other cosmetic surgical procedures, such as a tummy tuck or breast augmentation, to achieve even more comprehensive body enhancement results. Dr. Mustafa Ahmed will discuss all options during your consultation and recommend the most appropriate approach based on your unique goals and anatomy.


Before your liposuction procedure, there are essential preparations to ensure a safe and successful surgery. Dr. Ahmed and his team will provide you with detailed preoperative instructions that may include:

  • Avoiding certain medications, supplements, and herbal remedies that can increase bleeding risk during surgery.
  • Quitting smoking and avoiding exposure to secondhand smoke for a specified period before and after surgery, as smoking can impair healing and increase complication risks.
  • Adjusting current medications as instructed by Dr. Ahmed to minimize potential interactions or complications during and after the procedure.
  • Arranging for transportation to and from the surgical facility on the day of your procedure if general anesthesia or sedation will be administered.
  • Arranging for someone to stay with you for the first few days following surgery to assist with household tasks and daily activities.

By adhering to these instructions, you can optimize your safety and comfort during and after liposuction surgery.

Liposuction Procedure

Liposuction at Las Vegas Body Sculpting typically follows these steps:

Anesthesia: Liposuction can be performed using local anesthesia and sedation (“awake” liposuction) or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s BMI and the extent and complexity of the procedure. Dr. Ahmed will discuss the best anesthesia option for you during your consultation.

Incision Placement: The incisions for liposuction are minimal, usually measuring only a few millimeters, and strategically placed in inconspicuous areas near the targeted fat deposit.

VASER Technique: Before removing the excess fat, Dr. Ahmed will infuse a tumescent solution consisting of saline, local anesthesia, and adrenaline into the treatment area. This helps numb the area, minimize bleeding, and make the extraction process smoother. He will then treat the fat with the VASER probe, breaking it down and emulsifying it for easier removal.

Fat Removal: After using the VASER probe, Dr. Ahmed will insert a thin cannula through the incisions, which is connected to a suction device. He then gently manipulates the cannula back and forth to remove excess fat cells from the treated area.

Closing the Incisions: After fat removal, Dr. Ahmed will close the incisions with small sutures or use surgical tape or adhesive strips to aid in the healing process. Compression garments may be applied to provide support and help shape the treated area.

What is VASER Hi-Def?

For patients who desire a more fit and toned appearance, VASER Hi-Def is an advanced liposuction technique that allows for precise and targeted fat removal. This innovative procedure is designed to sculpt and define the muscles of the body, resulting in a sculpted physique with enhanced muscular definition. VASER Hi-Def has gained popularity in recent years due to its ability to create more dramatic and precise body contouring results.

Recovery & Results

In the initial healing period, patients should expect bruising, swelling, and discomfort. Dr. Ahmed provides pain medication to manage any discomfort you may experience. Wearing compression garments as instructed by Dr. Ahmed helps control swelling and optimize results. We will provide you with specific instructions on how to care for the incision sites, take prescribed medications, and attend follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.

Most patients can resume light activities and return to work within a few days, although more strenuous activities may need to be avoided for several weeks, as healing progresses. The final results of liposuction may take several weeks to months to become evident, as your body heals and swelling subsides. Once healed, you can enjoy your improved body contour and enhanced aesthetics achieved through liposuction.

Cost of Liposuction in Las Vegas

The cost of liposuction depends on various factors, such as the number of treatment areas, the complexity of the procedure, and the type of anesthesia used. Dr. Ahmed will assess your needs during a personal consultation and provide you with a detailed quote based on your unique circumstances.

The team at Las Vegas Body Sculpting is available to discuss the cost of liposuction and provide you with any necessary financial information. You can reach us by calling (702) 899-8100 or completing our online contact form.


Can liposuction be used to treat obesity?

Liposuction is not recommended as a treatment for obesity or general weight loss. An appropriate lifestyle and dietary changes are necessary to achieve and maintain substantial weight loss. However, for individuals who have reached a stable weight, liposuction can be a beneficial procedure to address stubborn pockets of fat that do not respond to traditional weight loss efforts.

How safe is liposuction?

Liposuction is generally safe, especially when performed by a board-certified surgeon. However, as with any surgical procedure, liposuction carries some inherent risks. These risks will be thoroughly discussed during your personal consultation, allowing you to make an informed decision about your procedure.

Will my liposuction scars be noticeable?

Incisions made during liposuction are often very small and strategically placed within natural creases or areas that can be concealed by clothing. Over time, scars tend to fade and become less noticeable, but individual healing and scar appearance can vary.

What is the difference between awake liposuction and traditional liposuction techniques?

Awake liposuction utilizes local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia, allowing patients to remain awake during the procedure. This technique offers several benefits such as faster recovery, reduced risks associated with general anesthesia, lower costs, and more precise body contouring.


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