Remove Stubborn Areas Of Fat To Contour Your Figure.
Fat deposits on the body can be resistant to both diet and exercise so are impossible to lose naturally and leave many patients feeling insecure with their bodies.
Dallas Liposuction procedures can be performed on various areas of the face and body to help you achieve your ideal figure.
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What Is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes unwanted fat deposits from various areas of the body where fat has been difficult to lose by dieting and doing exercise. The procedure creates immediate results since the unwanted fat deposits are permanently removed from the body.
The main areas that tend to be treated can be divided into facial liposuction, upper-body liposuction, and lower-body liposuction with the most common areas being the waist, thighs, love handles, back, and arms. For more information regarding the various areas where liposuction can be performed, you can view our blog ‘What Areas Of The Body Can Be Treated With Surgical Liposuction?’.
Liposuction has become one of the most common surgical procedures over the past two decades and was reported to be the fourth most common procedure in 2020.
Why Do Patients Consider Liposuction?
The specific reasons for liposuction vary since the procedure can be performed on most areas of the body but the typical benefits of liposuction include:
- Achieving a more toned figure
- Achieving your desired physique
- Lose fat from areas unresponsive to exercise or diet
- Immediate results (other than initial swelling)
- Permanent results
- A reduction in pain and mobility issues for lymphedema patients
Additionally, liposuction can be combined with other procedures such as excess skin removal, or fat grafting, where the fat removed through liposuction is used to enhance other areas of the body such as the buttock (BBL) or breasts (Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation).
Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Liposuction?
Liposuction is not a weight-loss procedure since it is designed to remove resistant fat deposits so patients should be close to their ideal weight and have realistic expectations of the procedure. Health and lifestyle factors that might make you a good candidate for liposuction include:
- Having good skin elasticity
- Being in good physical health
- Do not have circulatory/ blood flow problems
- Do not have a weakened immune system
- Have good muscle tone but have fat deposits that you cannot easily lose
- Are not overweight
- Being within 30% of your ideal body weight
- Close to a healthy BMI (having a high BMI increases the chance of risks)
- Are a stable weight
Liposuction Before Pregnancy
Women tend to have liposuction post-pregnancy to remove any excess fat they may be struggling to lose after giving birth. However, many women have liposuction before pregnancy and it is more likely to be effective as your skin’s quality is at its best and will likely adjust well from the procedure. Liposuction pre-pregnancy can also help to reduce the amount of fat that accumulates on that area during pregnancy and after giving birth.
Preparing For Liposuction
Before the Consultation
You should undertake research on the procedure and prepare a list of any questions or worries you have. You should also bring in photos of your desired look so that Dr. Liland can fully understand your goals and discuss them with you.
The consultation itself will involve a discussion of your medical history, current medications and allergies. Dr. Liland will examine the area you wish to have treated and take any necessary photos. He will then explain any risks, discuss aftercare instructions and answer any questions or concerns.
Before the Procedure
It is recommended that our Dallas Liposuction patients stop smoking and drinking alcohol before their surgery to help reduce the risks of complications.
How Is Liposuction Performed?
Dr. Liland performs two main types of liposuction for his Dallas liposuction patients including traditional liposuction and tumescent liposuction. Dr. Liland can provide information on both techniques in your consultation and give specific advice on which would be most suitable for you.
This is an outpatient procedure that consists of the following four steps:
Local anesthesia and sedation will be administered to ensure that you are comfortable throughout. A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist will then administer general anesthesia so you remain asleep.
Dr. Liland will create a tiny incision near the desired area. Wherever possible, incisions are hidden within the natural folds or contour lines of the skin.
Dr. Liland will insert a small cannula through the incision and the tip is used to loosen the underlying fat and vacuum this fat from the tissue.
Closing the Incisions
Once your treatment is complete Dr. Liland will close the incisions with stitches, using gentle techniques to minimize scarring.
With tumescent liposuction, Dr. Liland uses a special mixture of anesthesia to constrict blood vessels and cause the fat deposits to swell. This method allows him to eliminate fat more easily, meaning there is less trauma and a smoother recovery period.
Liposuction procedures can be undertaken to remove fat deposits and contour any area of the body.
A patient between the age of 25-34 was treated with abdominal Liposuction to achieve a flatter stomach.
How Much Fat Can Liposuction Remove?
Liposuction is not a tool for weight loss, so does not tend to remove large quantities of fat from the body. Liposuction instead removes excess fat deposits to enhance the patient’s appearance. Dr. Liland will assess your specific needs and discuss a plan for how much fat is suitable to have removed.
It is generally thought that 6-8 pounds of fat can be safely removed in one session of liposuction. If more than that is requested, more sessions would be needed with time for recovery in between the sessions.
Recovery From Liposuction Dallas
You will need an adult to drive you home and stay with you for the first couple of days after your procedure. Dr. Liland explains that you are likely to feel tired and sore for a few days and should expect some tenderness, bruising, numbness, and swelling. These are normal side effects that are part of the healing process, but within one or two days, you should be able to get up and move around. The recovery time for liposuction depends on the number of areas treated, the specific areas of the face or body that were treated, and the quantity of fat that was removed.
Liposuction Swelling Timeline
Within the first few weeks after your procedure, the swelling will begin to go down. However, it can take three or four months for the swelling to fully reduce and your final result to be visible.
Swelling can be reduced by wearing your compression garments and having lymphatic drainage massages to help with fluid accumulation. For more information on recovering from liposuction and about compression garments, you can view our ’12 FAQs About Liposuction Aftercare’ blog.
Dr. Liland will discuss the specific recovery process and timings with you in your consultation.
Initial Side Effects:
There is a minor risk of complications occurring as a result of any liposuction procedure. For information on the specific risks of liposuction on different areas of the body, view our blog. The general risks of liposuction include:Bruising and swelling
- Damage to blood vessels/ nerves
- Internal organs punctured
- Dimpling/ contour irregularities
- Loose skin
- Blood clot (DVT)
- Changing the bodies fluid levels can very rarely cause a risk to organs
General Surgery Risks:
- An allergic reaction to the anesthetic
- Blood clots (can lead to DVT)
WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING
“Wonderful experience and fantastic results with Dr. Liland and his staff. If I had known how easy and quick the recovery would be, I would have done it much sooner.”N. Fatemian
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Liland is experienced in a full range of procedures and can help you determine whether treatment is right for you and, if so, which solution is best suited to your needs.
If you want to take the next step and learn more about your options, contact us online or call us.