How Does Liposuction Work?

June 27, 2021

Liposuction Las Vegas

Many people lead healthy lifestyles, consume a balanced and nutritious diet, and have plenty of regular exercise. Unfortunately, some of those individuals find they have unwanted fat “pockets” on their bodies that diet and exercise alone won’t shift.

Liposuction is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that provides the ideal solution to that problem. Dr. Frank Stile of Stile Aesthetics in Las Vegas, NV, offers liposuction to remove unwanted fat.

Dr. Stile, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon, performs liposuction procedures using tumescent liposuction, Power Assisted Liposuction, Vaser Liposuction and now also offers J-Plasma for skin tightening done with one or a combination of these platforms.


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*Individual Results May Vary


The first stage of the liposuction process involves an in-depth consultation with Dr. Stile. He will assess each client’s specific needs and determine the best treatment plan customized to their unique requirements.

Dr. Stile will also use the opportunity to determine if the client might benefit from a combined procedure, such as liposuction with a mommy makeover. Liposuction procedures can target the abdomen, thighs, upper arms and back, chin, and neck.


The liposuction procedure begins with Dr. Stile injecting tumescent fluid into the treatment area(s). Next, he will insert a cannula with a suction tube attached  via a small incision.

Dr. Stile will then use the cannula in a back-and-forth fanning motion to extract the precise amount of fat via a vacuum device. The area is sculpted to achieve the planned new contour. The solution (tumescent fluid) injected with the anesthesia ensures minimal swelling, bruising, and pain after the procedure.

As the incision at the treatment site is small, there is usually no need for stitching once the procedure is complete. Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that provides superior results.


The procedure takes around one to two hours to complete in total. Post-procedure, patients can expect to fully recover in just two weeks. Plus, the techniques that Dr. Stile uses mean patients can resume work and daily activities in just one week.

Scarring is minimal from liposuction, and it can take a couple of weeks for the remaining fat to settle; some contour irregularities during this period are typical.


Some swelling is normal after any liposuction procedure. But, the good news is any swelling is only a temporary effect and will subside on its own within a few weeks.

The results from liposuction are long-lasting, provided that patients maintain a healthy body weight and eat a balanced diet.


You might be an excellent candidate for liposuction if you have a healthy body weight and consume a balanced diet yet cannot get rid of some fat deposits on your body through exercise alone.

All liposuction candidates should also be in a good general state of health and without any conditions that could hinder the procedure, such as a weak immune system or diabetes.


Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Stile Aesthetics will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our office directly at (702) 945-0981.

Stile Aesthetics serves Las Vegas, NV & Surrounding Areas.