Liposuction (Lipoplasty, Fat Removal Surgery for Body Contouring) – Sugar Land & Houston, TX

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About Liposuction

Despite how much you watch what you eat and exercise, you might still be bothered by pockets of fat that prevent you from being confident in how you look. Timeless Plastic Surgery in Sugar Land, TX offers the most advanced methods to effectively eliminate fat from areas of concern on the body. Surgical liposuction is a body contouring procedure that reduces pockets of fat from the flanks, tummy, buttocks, and thighs to create a leaner appearance. This fat removal surgery at Timeless Plastic Surgery can be combined to treat multiple body parts. When we see you for your consultation, Houston, TX plastic surgeons Dr. Peter Chang and Dr. Ankur Mehta will assess areas of your body you wish to address so you can attain your cosmetic surgery goals. Our aim is for you to feel and look amazing.

Ideal Candidates

Fat removal surgery is a terrific treatment for individuals who are at an ideal weight but have troublesome areas of fat that are difficult to get rid of, even with the most healthy lifestyle. Men and women interested in liposuction should have healthy skin because liposuction is not a treatment for stretched-out tissue. It's also important to know that liposuction is not a solution for weight loss. Women undergoing liposuction should be done with childbearing, as pregnancy may compromise the lasting outcome. At the time of your consult, our team will go over all your questions so you can have realistic expectations.

Surgical Technique

This treatment is completed in an outpatient setting using IV sedation. A punch-hole incision is placed through the skin so a cannula can be inserted. The cannula is a special tool that makes it easier to work loose the fatty tissue that is being vacuumed out. After the desired amount of fatty tissue has been eliminated, we will seal the small incision. Based on the amount of sections being treated, your procedure may take several hours. In the separate area for recovery, your post-op nurse will assist you with managing any discomfort and look after your treated areas until you are discharged.

What to Expect

You may need to stay at home for recovery from liposuction surgery for several weeks based on the number of sections treated and the amount of fat removed. It's typical to have bruising and swelling for one or two weeks, and you should have stitches taken out 7 – 10 days after surgery. The most important thing to do following any surgery is to give your body time to rest and recover. When you decide to go back to your job after your surgery, you should remember to minimize stress and strenuous activity. To increase your strength and stamina, try walking and light workouts as recommended by our office. Remember, you may notice some improvements soon after your surgery, but it will take around 6 – 10 months until your new body contour and shape is complete.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does liposuction cost?
The cost of liposuction varies depending on the technique selected and how many areas are being treated. In your consultation, we will create your personal treatment plan to meet your needs and goals. We will also consider your budget. When your plan is ready, estimated costs will be discussed. To make your surgery easy to afford, Timeless Plastic Surgery takes several payment methods and we will help you find low-interest financing.

What about nonsurgical liposuction?
There are several nonsurgical procedures to reduce body fat. Some popular brands are truSculpt 3D and Kybella. Although these nonsurgical procedures can help reduce mild to moderate fat pockets, surgical liposuction is best for most people. Liposuction surgery produces more dramatic and consistent results. Ask about nonsurgical options in your consultation so we can explain the benefits of all your options and help you choose which is best for you.

What about loose skin?
Liposuction surgery only corrects excess fat. For loose skin, Dr. Chang or Dr. Mehta may recommend combining liposuction with a lift surgery. Lipo is often done along with skin tightening surgery like a tummy tuck, or arm lift, to give you your best results. During your consultation, talk to Dr. Chang or Dr. Mehta about your concerns like loose skin so your best treatment plan can be created.

Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is an invasive surgery, incisions will be made and sutured. This will cause scars; however, Drs. Chang and Mehta will do their best to reduce their appearance. This starts with making thin incisions in less visible areas or the natural folds of your body. After your surgery, we will teach you how to care for your incisions so they heal properly and fade.

Will my results last?
Before liposuction, it is important to be prepared to maintain your results. Although liposuction reduces the amount of fat cells in an area, you can still lose and gain weight. We suggest that you be at or close to a healthy weight prior to liposuction. Afterward, it's best to remain within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Getting pregnant after liposuction will also alter your results.

Look Fit and Toned

Fat removal with liposuction at Timeless Plastic Surgery offers men and women the chance to have bothersome fat diminished almost instantly. Without the help of liposuction, it can be frustrating to gain the slimming outcomes you desire. We can recommend various alternatives for liposuction treatment depending on your individual struggles. We welcome you to get in touch with our office in Sugar Land, TX and make your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Peter Chang or Dr. Ankur Mehta.

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