Are you considering liposuction in the Dallas, TX area? Read on…
The New Year is upon us and you know that means…time for our resolutions. Each year, “losing weight” or “getting in shape”, is consistently at the top of most people’s lists. More than likely though, you have probably already been working on your figure all year. Most of us diet and workout and think of the New Year as the time when something magical is going to kick in that will help us finally see the results we want!
For so many women, the dreaded “love handles” seem to be the one thing they cannot shake. This excess fat around the waist creates the appearance of that puffy fat on the sides and back of the waistline. The problem is that this can be a tricky area to trim down and diet and exercise don’t always do the trick.
Liposuction has become the most common cosmetic surgery procedure in America for that very reason. It is a somewhat straightforward procedure, which is one of the reasons it is so popular. Essentially, several small incisions are made to the intended area and the excess fat is suctioned out of the body through those incisions.
In some cases, these fat cells can actually be transferred to other parts of the body. Fat injections are used for everything from facial fillers to buttocks augmentation (Brazilian Butt Lift). Regardless of whether you want to remove and replace or just remove, liposuction can help you create the shape you might be looking for.
Like all surgical procedures, it is extremely important to work together with a reputable plastic surgeon to first determine if you are a good candidate for this type of procedure. From there, your surgeon should discuss the procedure from start to finish.
Dr. Hubbard is a board certified plastic surgeon in Dallas, TX that specializes in breast augmentation, liposuction and mommy makeovers. During your consultation, Dr. Hubbard will begin with digital imaging to help you visual what your results will realistically look like. From there he will guide you through the process. Depending on the area, some liposuction procedures only take 30 minutes or so. However, more involved areas like those where the dreaded “love handles” are found, can take upwards of 2-3 hours depending on the patient’s desired outcome.
Recovery time also varies depending on the area and amount of fat removed. For smaller procedures, some patients can go home the same day. Liposuction procedures that have taken more than 4 liters of fat require an overnight stay. All patients should be closely monitored for 2-3 days post surgery.