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Liposuction – Fat Reduction Treatment – Lipoplasty – Greater Houston Area

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About Liposuction

With today's advanced liposuction techniques, achieving your dream body has never been easier. Whether you want to look better in a swimsuit or have a more proportioned body, liposuction can be used to treat a number of different needs. Houston, TX board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Shenaq, removes deposits of excess fat from specific areas of the body such as the abdomen, back, hips, thighs, arms, and neck. The best candidates for liposuction are healthy women or men who want to improve their body shape and contour trouble areas where exercise and diet do not seem to have any effect. This technique should not be considered as a form of weight loss, and should only be considered for patients who are near or at their goal weight but need assistance toning trouble areas. Liposuction can also be used with other surgical procedures to better meet aesthetic goals.

Best Candidates

Liposuction is most commonly performed on the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks and even the neck. The best candidates for liposuction are those who are in good health and experience:

  • Excess fat deposits that cannot be altered with diet and exercise.
  • Disproportionate areas of the body.
  • Good skin elasticity.

What to Expect

Liposuction is usually performed as an outpatient procedure with the patient under local or general anesthesia. During the procedure, one or more small incisions will be made near the treatment site. A thin tube (cannula) is then inserted through the incision to loosen the excess fat, then suctioned out. The length of this procedure varies among patients, but it typically takes between 1-3 hours to complete. Following their procedure, patients should wear a compression garment for the first few weeks to reduce swelling and ensure optimal healing. Patients can expect minimal scarring at the incision site, but with proper scar management, it will be difficult to notice. In order for the results of liposuction to last, the patient should maintain a stable weight through a healthy diet and exercise.

Other Considerations

There are several variations on traditional liposuction, including:

  • Tumescent liposuction
  • Suction-assisted liposuction (SAL)
  • Power-assisted liposuction (PAL)
  • Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL)
  • VASER
  • Laser-assisted liposuction (LAL)
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Remove Stubborn Fat

Stubborn fat deposits can keep you from achieving the body you’ve always wanted. For patients who need assistance getting a slimmer body, schedule a consultation with our office today. We provide a number of advanced techniques in liposuction that can be matched to the needs and desires of each patient for your best results.

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