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.
"I met Dr Shenaq when my best friend had breast cancer. He took so much time to carefully explain the procedure to her. I was so impressed with this surgeon that when I came down with breast cancer in my left breast I immediately made my appointment with Dr. Shenaq. I had a double skin sparing mastectomy with reconstruction, and yes this plastic surgeon did a phenomenal job! Dr. Shenaq and his staff took such good care of me, they are very understanding, and really care about you. I could not be happier with the outcome of my surgery. Westside surgical center is where my surgery took place. If you want phenomenal patient care, this is the place to be. Dr. Shenaq with his particular care, really made me look and feel good about myself quickly."- L.M. / Yelp / Nov 03, 2015
"I had a great experience with Dr. Shenaq and his team for my reconstruction surgery following a bilateral mastectomy. He is not only knowledgeable in his field, but he has a remarkable bedside manner — warm, personable, compassionate and a great sense of humor. My husband and I think the world of him, and I would highly recommend him."- V. / Healthgrades / Dec 23, 2019
"Dr Shenaq is the best!! He partnered perfectly with my breast surgeon and truly provided me with the best care through a difficult time. I feel and look amazing! Dr Shenaq and his entire staff are kind, caring and a true blessing to me."- J.M. / Yelp / Sep 13, 2019
"Dr Shenaq is the best!! He partnered perfectly with my breast surgeon and truly provided me with the best care through a difficult time. I feel and look amazing! Dr Shenaq and his entire staff are..."- J.M. / Yahoo / Sep 13, 2019
"In 1998 my 9 year old had a major accident on his dirt bike (he was wearing a full face helmet) . Dr Shenaq put over 60 stitches in his face and you can’t even see a scar. The muscles in his far head were severed and hanging out of his face too. He does amazing work and I would recommend him to everyone!"- L.C. / Facebook / Feb 23, 2019
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.
There are several variations on traditional liposuction, including:
- Tumescent liposuction
- Suction-assisted liposuction (SAL)
- Power-assisted liposuction (PAL)
- Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL)
- Laser-assisted liposuction (LAL)
Plan Your Procedure
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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.