Liposuction Services and More in Reno, NV

The Endless Battle With Stubborn Fat

Slim Body - Liposuction in Reno, NV
You diet, you exercise, you lead a consistently healthy life and yet you’re still stuck with the same stubborn problem areas you had in the beginning.

Many patients come to us with this struggle, but they leave with a new hope. Dr. James E. Murphy is excited to offer you a solution to help you kick the fat for good. With vast experience and an artistic eye, the experts at Murphy Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa will perform a life-changing liposuction procedure to contour your body in a completely natural-looking way.

Liposuction and Smartlipo™ Results*


Liposuction Candidates

Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, and it is not designed to replace healthy lifestyle habits. However, if you are at or near your ideal weight, liposuction may be right for you. Additionally, you must have enough skin elasticity to undergo the procedure. If your skin has lost some youthful suppleness, Dr. Murphy may recommend Smartlipo™ as an alternative treatment.

To find out if you are a good candidate for liposuction at our Reno practice, contact Murphy Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa today.

How It Works

During the procedure, the surgeon will use a small tube to gently suction out unwanted fat cells, leaving you with a leaner and more youthful shape. The procedure involves minimal discomfort, and the results can last for years if properly maintained. Upon the doctor’s approval, you may combine liposuction with a more extensive procedure, such as a face-lift or tummy tuck.

Dr. Murphy can use liposuction on almost any area of the body, but the most common treatment areas include:
  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Upper arms
  • Under the chin

What to Expect During Treatment

If you’re anxious about your upcoming liposuction treatment, put your mind at ease. Before we do anything else, we will inject your target area with a specialized lidocaine solution to minimize discomfort. The solution also includes medications to constrict blood vessels and swell the fat cells, making it easier for Dr. Murphy to remove the unwanted fat deposits with little impact to the surrounding tissues.

Following the injection, the doctor will create one or more tiny incisions. He will insert a small tube, or cannula, to gently remove the fat cells and surrounding fluid.

The length of your procedure will depend on the size of the treatment area. With traditional liposuction, you will receive general anesthesia in addition to the lidocaine infiltrated in the area. You will wear special bandages or garments home, which will aid in healing and enhance your contours.


After liposuction, you can expect some swelling and bruising. It may take up to four weeks for all of your swelling to dissipate. However, you can typically return to work within a few days. You should resume other activities gradually. Do not engage in strenuous physical activity for several weeks, or at least until Dr. Murphy gives his approval for you to return to exercise.

Immediately after your liposuction, you may notice some improvement in your figure. As your swelling subsides, more dramatic results will become apparent. After several months, your body should be fully healed, and you will be able to enjoy a sleeker, more youthful figure. With proper diet and exercise, your liposuction results could last for years to come.

Call Us

If you feel you would qualify for liposuction, reach out to our caring clinic in Reno to begin the path to a slimmer, more youthful figure.