Liposuction in Dallas, TX

Liposuction is the most common cosmetic surgery procedure performed in America. The procedure is relatively simple to understand; excess fat is suctioned through several small incisions with suction. As a quick review of the internet will show you, the procedure is not simple to perform and complications abound. It is wise to make sure your doctor is a plastic surgeon with significant experience with liposuction. See all before and after plastic surgery gallery pictures.

Over the last several decades plastic surgeons have begun to utilize the removed fat cells and inject or transfer them to other parts of the body. Fat injections have been used as a facial filler, to augment the buttocks (Brazilian butt lift), to revise previous liposuction, and in breast augmentation.

Liposuction Consultation

There are a few important concepts to know before having liposuction. Liposuction does not significantly change your weight; it changes your shape, changing body shape gives the illusion of weight loss. No matter what form of liposuction you have, your skin has to shrink to fit the new slimmer you. For some patients who have lost skin elasticity, due to age or significant weight loss, liposuction may leave them with hanging excess skin. In these patients liposuction should be combined with a skin tightening procedure (arm lift, thigh lift, back lift, or tummy tuck).

During the consultation, Dr. Hubbard will help you determine if you are a good candidate for liposuction. Using digital imaging technology, Dr. Hubbard will demonstrate what you can realistically expect from the procedure. This demonstration will also help you rely to Dr. Hubbard your areas of highest concern.

Liposuction After Care and Recovery

The surgery itself is highly variable depending on the number and size of the areas to be addressed. Liposuction of the neck might only take 30 minutes, where liposuction of the back, abdomen, and flanks might take 3 hours. For patient comfort the surgery is usually done under general anesthesia, although slight sedation is available for shorter or smaller procedures. There are no drains and the small incisions are closed with dissolvable stitches (e.g. no sutures need to be removed). Each patient is fitted with a compression garment at the end of the procedure to reduce swelling and encourage the skin to shrink down to fit the new slimmer you.

For larger procedures, patients can elect to stay overnight in our post surgical hotel suits or go home. Either way, patients should be closely monitored for 2-3 days following surgery. If the liposuction volume exceeds 4 liters of fat an overnight stay is required.

Long term recovery can vary in patients. Usually patients are able to perform most daily activity unassisted after several days, sometimes less. The swelling that is associated with liposuction takes 4-6 weeks to be mostly gone, however the final result should not be judged until 3 months.

Liposuction is a great procedure if performed safely, correctly and on the right patient. During your consultation Dr. Hubbard will discuss with you your goals and expectations and determine if this is the right procedure for you. To schedule your private consultation with Dr. Hubbard please email our office  or call directly at 214.370.4813.

  • Lori Webb

    Dr. Hubbard is very compassionate about the work he does, he treats you like family not just a patient. I have and will continue recommending him to family and friends. He is very professional and respectful and does awesome work. Best decision I ever made.
  • Crys M

    Dr. Hubbard is amazing! He's such a great plastic surgeon! His bedside manner is top notch! I will always use Dr. Hubbard for any procedure I need! He really takes time to truly listen to the patients needs & wants. I'm love him, I love his staff! Julie, his office manager is a sweetheart!
  • Perika Williams

    My daughter was a patient of Dr. Hubbard and I must say that she loved him!!!!! She had an unfortunate accident and cut her leg open and had to get 13 stitches and it left a very ugly scar that she was very self conscious of. We went to see Dr. Hubbard and he assured us that he could get rid of the scar and he did just that. It was a painless in office process and he made the experience very pleasant for her. She was up and walking around within hours of the procedure. The follow up care was excellent and the staff just wonderful. I would recommend Dr. Hubbard and his staff to anyone looking for a plastic surgeon.....
  • Heather Burdett

    My experience with Dr. Hubbard was awesome!! From the first office visit to the follow-up he has answered every question. Dr. Hubbard has great bed side manner, and his staff was wonderful during the whole process as well. I will use Dr. Hubbard again if I need any other surgeries. I LOVE my results and the great job he did on my surgery.
  • Lori Priest Webb

    Dr. Hubbard is very compassionate about what he does, he is very honest and makes you feel like you are family. I have and will continue recommending him to any friend or family member. He very respectful and sincere. Best decision I ever made was going to see and having Dr. Hubbard do my procedure. Julie is the best office manager I have ever met she keeps things running smoothly and checks to make sure you are doing great.
    October 13, 2014
  • Cindy Lou Hoo

    He is great. Kind and professional. Understated. Doesn’t try and “sell” you anything. He is there for you. Spent an hour with me on the first visit. Julie, his office manager, is the best.
  • J Walk

    Breast Augmentation
    Dr. Hubbard has THE BEST bedside manners I have EVER experienced with any dr!!! He genuially cares & is so sincere about every individual patients needs!! His work staff & family are very lucky and blessed to have such a remarkable Dr. In their lives! Can’t wait for him to do my next procedure!! Highly recommend him to anyone!!!!!