If you're troubled by pockets of fat that just won't go away, no matter how much you exercise and make healthy food choices, you should consider liposuction. At Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center, in The Woodlands, Texas, the team provides liposuction procedures to remove fat from your trouble spots to reshape and contour your body. If you're interested in liposuction, call Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center, or schedule a consultation online today.
Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries in the US — every year, more than 300,000 Americans have unwanted fat suctioned out of their bodies. The team at Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center perform liposuction on most trouble spots, including:
Liposuction permanently removes fat cells from your body, which leaves you with a smooth, contoured shape. You can combine it with other body and skin treatments to reduce the appearance of cellulite, dimples, and stretch marks.
Though you typically have general anesthesia during liposuction, it's an outpatient procedure, which means you can go home to rest when your surgery is complete.
During liposuction, your surgeon makes small incisions in your body and inserts a thin surgical tube called a cannula. They might need to use the cannula to loosen and break up your targeted fat. Depending on the type of liposuction you have, they might use ultrasound to break up the fat or inject a saline solution into the target areas.
Then, your surgeon uses a high-powered surgical vacuum to suck out your unwanted fat. When the fat removal is complete, your surgeon closes the incision sites and applies bandages.
Your doctor gives you personalized aftercare instructions before releasing you to go home. In general, you will need to wear compression garments for several weeks after your surgery. Your doctor might also prescribe antibiotics and painkillers to reduce your risk of infection and swelling.
It can take up to four weeks for the post-surgical swelling and bruising to subside and for your new shape to be visible. Stay patient, and follow your doctor's instructions for a comfortable and easy recovery.
Your weight should be stable, and you should be generally healthy to be considered for liposuction. You also need to be over the age of 18. Liposuction is a good option if you're close to your ideal body weight, but are struggling to get rid of a pocket of fat on a trouble spot like your belly or thighs.
Call Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center, or make an appointment online today to learn more about liposuction and how it can help you get the slim, toned body you've always wanted.