Whether you opt for traditional liposuction or ultrasonic liposuction at the Dallas, Texas, area Regional Plastic Surgery Center, the procedure can help you improve and enhance your body contours and make you look healthier, more athletic, and more attractive. If you have stubborn area of fat on your body that will not respond to exercise or a healthy diet, liposuction or ultrasonic liposuction may be the right procedure for you.
Many of our Dallas patients are individuals of normal weight with localized areas of fat on their bodies which refuse to respond to normal diet and exercise programs. Liposuction can eliminate these stubborn fat pockets by removing them with a special device.
Who is a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
Female candidates for liposuction at our Dallas area practice usually have the procedure performed in the hips, thighs, and stomach areas and beneath the chin, arms, and breasts. For men, the procedure is usually performed around the waist area, beneath the chin, and in the chest area. Liposuction in areas around the neck and face can be a good way to augment the results of eyelid surgery, face lift, and other facial cosmetic surgery procedures.
Multiple areas of the body can be targeted during one procedure. However, liposuction is not a substitute for overall weight loss. Dallas patients should also be aware that liposuction cannot remove cellulite. Patients can undergo liposuction in conjunction with other procedures, including tummy tuck in Dallas. Contact our Dallas plastic surgery practice to find out if body contouring is right for you.
Before the Liposuction Procedure
Our patients engage in a thorough consultation at our facility near Dallas, Texas, with one of our cosmetic surgeons. The liposuction consultation includes a discussion of the patient’s medical history and surgery expectations. Our cosmetic surgeons determine how much fat should be removed, the best technique to use, and if any other cosmetic surgeries need to be performed to produce optimal results.
The Liposuction Procedure
During the procedure, our patients feel no pain or discomfort, as anesthesia is used. Incisions, placed as inconspicuously as possible, are made in the problem areas. A small, hollow tube called a cannula is inserted through the incision beneath the skin. The cannula is connected to a vacuum unit and the fat is simply suctioned out of the body.
What to Expect After the Liposuction Procedure
Most of our Dallas liposuction patients go home the day of the surgery. The treated areas will be swollen and bruised for several weeks to months, so results are not immediately evident. Our patients receive prescription medication to control any pain or discomfort. Special garments or bandages may need to be worn to compress the treated area. Our patients are typically up and around the day after surgery and return to work within a few days. As the swelling subsides, the results of the liposuction become apparent. Additional procedures at our Dallas-based facility can help touch-up areas that need it.
Our patients are thrilled with their results! Most patients who undergo the liposuction procedure are finally able to rid themselves of stubborn fat that did not respond to diet and exercise. To see the amazing results our cosmetic surgeons have achieved on liposuction patients at our Dallas area practice, view the liposuction before and after photos we have featured on our website.
Ultrasonic liposuction is a fat removal technique used at our Dallas area practice that complements, but does not replace, the traditional liposuction procedure. Ultrasonic liposuction allows our cosmetic surgeons to access and remove fat from difficult to treat areas such as the upper abdomen, hip, and back. The ultrasonic liposuction technique involves using ultrasonic energy to break up fat cells and convert them into oil. This oil is then easily removed from the body with a suctioning tube called a cannula.
The Ultrasonic Liposuction Procedure
The cannula used during ultrasonic liposuction contains an ultrasonic probe at the end and is attached to an ultrasonic generator and a suction vacuum. Our patients are first given anesthesia. After the anesthesia takes effect, small incisions are made in the areas to be treated with ultrasonic liposuction at our Dallas vicinity surgery center. Fluid is added through the incisions and into the fat to be removed. The fluid swells the skin and allows our cosmetic surgeons easier access to the area. A cannula is then inserted into the body through the incision and passed through the fat. The ultrasonic energy generated by the cannula breaks up the fat cells and converts them to oil. The oil blends with the fluid and this mixture is vacuumed out of the body by the cannula.
What to Expect After the Ultrasonic Liposuction Procedure
Recovery after ultrasonic liposuction in Dallas is similar to the traditional liposuction procedure detailed above. Complications possible with traditional liposuction are possible with ultrasonic liposuction. Additional complications from the ultrasonic liposuction procedure include skin burns and scarring caused by the cannula tip. Fluid can collect in the suctioned area following surgery, but this problem is usually insignificant and treated successfully.
If you are of normal weight yet carry saddlebags, love handles, or other areas of fat that just won’t budge regardless of how strict your diet or how much you exercise, ultrasonic liposuction can help.
Contact Our Dallas Area Practice for a Liposuction Consultation
If you would like to learn more about traditional liposuction or ultrasonic liposuction and you live in the greater Dallas area, we encourage you to meet with Regional Plastic Surgery Center’s surgeons. In addition to helping patients learn more about liposuction, they can also help female patients determine whether they are Dallas breast augmentation, breast lift or breast reduction candidates. Please contact Regional Plastic Surgery Center today to schedule a personal consultation.