Aesthetics Med Spa & Plastic Surgery located in Carefree, AZ

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Liposuction services offered in Carefree, AZ

For some people, a healthy diet and exercise will never eliminate stubborn pockets of fat. If you have unwanted localized fat in your stomach, hips, buttocks, thighs, back, breasts, chest, arms, neck, or face that is disproportionate with the rest of your body and doesn’t improve with diet or exercise, liposuction is an excellent choice. Wistl Skin in Carefree, Arizona, is the only aesthetics med spa in the area with a plastic surgeon on staff. Master aesthetician Andrea E. Hochstedt, LE, and board-certified plastic surgeon Victoria Aimé, MD, provide exceptional care. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book online today.

Liposuction Q&A

What is liposuction?

Also known as lipoplasty, lipo, and body contouring surgery, liposuction is an aesthetic surgery that sculpts the body by eliminating fat cells from fatty areas. Often combined with other procedures, it’s one of the safest and most popular procedures.

What is neck and face liposuction?

Liposuction of the face and neck removes excess fat to reveal the natural contours, shadows, and depth of the underlying face, chin, jaw, and neck. Your provider can combine it with skin tightening and other procedures to define everything above the clavicles.

Who is a good candidate for liposuction?

Liposuction is best suited for patients who:


  • Do not smoke or use nicotine products
  • Do not have significant loose or saggy neck skin
  • Have firm elastic skin and good muscle tone
  • Are at a stable weight
  • Are in good overall health


Ideal candidates for face, and neck liposuction typically want to address fullness under the chin, around the neck, and over the jawline.

Can the fat return after liposuction?

Although the body can make new fat cells, generally, the remaining cells change in size with weight fluctuation. For example, once liposuction removes the superficial fat cells in the neck, those in the deep tissues grow larger with weight gain.


Therefore, maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen following liposuction is essential.

How do you prepare for liposuction?

Before liposuction at Wistl Skin, you’ll meet with a plastic surgeon to review the surgical plan and answer any questions. You may also need to:


  • See your primary care physician
  • Have labs done
  • Stop smoking four weeks before and following liposuction
  • Stop taking medications or supplements to decrease the risk of bleeding


Lastly, it’s crucial to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen for maximum recovery and optimal results.

What is recovery like for liposuction?

Swelling and bruising are common and expected after this procedure. Wistl skin will give you a compression garment to wear to support the healing process. Your provider may prescribe medication to help alleviate pain and discomfort as you recover.


Most patients can return to their normal day-to-day activities within several days of the procedure, to work within one week, and to strenuous activities such as exercise within 2-4 weeks.


Within several months swelling is nearly resolved, small incision sites are well concealed, and you look and feel slimmer with a more defined and contoured shape.


Call Wistl Skin to schedule a liposuction consultation or book one online today.