Many patients have stubborn fat in pockets around their body that they cannot reduce with diet and exercise, but they aren’t ready for surgical liposuction. Non-surgical liposuction uses a variety of techniques and equipment to reduce or eliminate fat cells throughout the body. Dr. Marvin Spann, a plastic surgeon in Las Vegas, uses the advanced technology of UltraShape and vShape for non-surgical body shaping in Couture Medical Center’s premier Aesthetics Suite.
"What a great staff! Beautiful office. I have seen both Dr. Marvin and Candace Spann for cosmetic procedures and laser treatments. The Dr.s were both very attentive and made me feel comfortable in my procedures."- N.S. / Yelp / Nov 22, 2016
"I have gone to Couture Medical once a month for almost a year. I have never EVER waited for more than ten minutes to be called back. The waiting room is never packed or busy. The office staff is second to none. They are always friendly, fast, and personable. If I ever call with an issue or question, they handle it quickly and actually answer the phone when you call. I see Dr. Kim and she is one of the best doctors I have ever had. She listens, is extremely intelligent, and actually cares about your results. I absolutely love this place and am so glad I found it."- C.R. / Yelp / Feb 11, 2017
"If I could give Couture Medical 10 stars I would!! I've been a patient of Dr. Candace Spann for over 2 years. I decided to see a dermatologist for my hair loss. I was very apprehensive as I was new to the area. From the moment I stepped into the office I felt very comfortable. The office is very chic and clean. The front office staff was very friendly and welcoming. Dr. Candace Spann was the same. She listened and never made me feel uncomfortable about my hair loss. She shared her own personal experience and offered solutions. She never fed me dreams simply to get money. She was very honest about everything from day one. I am currently receiving Platelet Rich Plasma injections to help stimulate hair growth. I am experiencing great success with the treatments. I am truly grateful for Dr. Candace and Couture Medical. I highly recommend making an appointment."- M.F. / Yelp / Jan 25, 2017
"What a great office! I have had treatments by both Dr. Candace and Marvin Spann. The Dr.'s are beyond knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable in the cosmetic treatments I have had. The results are AMAZING! Thank you so much!!"- N.S. / Yelp / Dec 06, 2016
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UltraShape is a non-surgical liposuction procedure that is approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reduce fat cells. UltraShape uses pulses of ultrasound energy waves to disrupt the fat cell walls, which releases the fat to be naturally processed by the body. UltraShape is a safe, effective body shaping treatment that provides visible results without pain or recovery time. UltraShape treats the subcutaneous fat in the body that is not affected by diet and exercise.
vShape by Alma Lasers uses a combination of cold ultrasound energy waves and Unipolar radio frequency waves to contour the body and tighten the skin without surgery. vShape is FDA-approved, effective, and a pain-free treatment that requires no downtime after the procedure. vShape uses acoustic shear waves to break down the fat cells, and then radio frequency waves to stimulate the metabolism and improve the tone and texture of the skin. vShape provides long-term results on all skin tones and types.
During/After the Procedure@headingTag>
Each non-surgical liposuction procedure will vary based on the equipment used, but it will be performed in Dr. Spann’s office without anesthesia. Patients may feel pressure or heat on the treated area, but most patients have little to no discomfort during the procedure. The treatment may last from 30 minutes – 3 hours depending on the equipment being used and the size of the area being treated. Patients are able to leave immediately after the procedure and resume their normal activities. Immediately after the procedure, patients will have temporary swelling and redness for the first 1 – 2 days, but this will diminish quickly. Most patients will have a visible reduction in fat within 1 – 2 months after their procedure.
Non-surgical liposuction can cost between $1,000 and $3,000 depending on the technology being used and the size of the area being treated. Dr. Spann will be able to discuss cost estimates and financing during each patient’s initial consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $1,000 - $3,000
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes - 3 Hours
Non-Surgical Liposuction FAQs@headingTag>
How Many Treatments?@headingTag>
While most patients will need multiple sessions to get their best results, the amount of treatments needed varies greatly among patients. Larger areas and areas with a higher volume of fat will require more treatments. Dr. Spann will discuss the recommended amount of sessions that may be needed and whether surgical liposuction is a better alternative.
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Once the fat cells in the body are eliminated, they will not return. However, the remaining fat cells will expand if weight is gained after the procedure. It is best to be at a stable, healthy weight before and after the procedure.
Dr. Spann will go over pre-procedure instructions with each patient during the initial consultation, but some of the guidelines are:
- Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs, like aspirin, and herbal medications
- Eliminate or reduce smoking for better results and healing
- If possible, arrange to be driven home after the procedure and have someone spend the first night after the treatment.