In this new era of everyone wanting to look their best at any age, liposuction is the body contouring answer. Liposuction, also referred to as "lipo," can eliminate pockets of stubborn fat in different areas, making it one of the top cosmetic procedures performed every year. In 2017, over 17 million liposuction procedures were performed in the United States. Its rise in popularity revolves around the fantastic results when performed by a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon.
The board-certified plastic surgeons at Austin Plastic Surgery Institute offer this body contouring solution along with an extensive list of other cosmetic options to their patients in Austin, TX. Located in the heart of Austin, the Austin PSI surgeons offer a state-of-the-art surgical center and comfortable atmosphere to men and women wanting to reclaim their bodies and feel better about how they look.
Here is an in-depth look at what liposuction can do and the amazing, long-lasting results it can offer.
Eliminating stubborn fat with liposuction
More women and men in Austin are turning to liposuction to redefine certain areas. When all your efforts of consistent exercising and a healthy diet won’t eliminate areas of unwanted fat, then getting help with liposuction can be the next step. Liposuction is the cosmetic answer to achieve the aesthetic goals you need to feel better about your appearance and feel more confident — a versatile tool that can put the finishing touches on all your hard work to reveal a slimmer, more fit you. Have you tried everything with diet and exercise but still need help? Liposuction may be the answer.
What areas can liposuction help?
The plastic surgeons at Austin Plastic Surgery Institute are specialists at surgical fat removal, body contouring, and reshaping the body with liposuction. Both women and men in Austin can turn to this cosmetic solution to redefine their bodies. Liposuction is the technique that allows plastic surgeons to surgically remove unwanted pockets of fat. By removing stubborn fat in certain areas, the body can be reshaped and contoured to look more fit and trim. Some of the common areas for lipo treatments are:
- Abdominal liposuction
- Arm liposuction
- Thigh liposuction
- Neck liposuction (double chin)
Liposuction is so adaptable that it can be used to sculpt and reshape several different areas. The hips, flank area or lower back, knees, bra line, and breast or chest are some other areas that people struggle with and turn to liposuction for sculpting help.
Surgical fat removal with liposuction
When patients have decided on liposuction for their body contouring needs, seeking the right surgical help is the first step. Qualified and experienced plastic surgeons, like the ones at Austin Plastic Surgery Institute, offer a safe and reliable haven for both women and men to achieve their aesthetic goals with liposuction. After a thorough consultation and examination, surgical plans will be devised for every patient by one of our expert surgeons. Every person has their own unique set of needs with areas of unwanted fat. Body contouring with liposuction allows the board-certified plastic surgeons at Austin PSI to individualize each procedure for every patient to achieve optimal results.
Liposuction recovery and the lasting results
Healthy men and women who are over 18 years old, have good skin laxity, and have maintained an ideal body weight for six months or more can consider liposuction. A tumescent liposuction technique is commonly used at Austin Plastic Surgery Institute. This suction-assisted lipo first uses a liquid agent that contains a numbing agent and medication to control bleeding. With one of our expert surgeons, the cannula instrument extracts unwanted pockets of fat while sculpting and contouring the target area. Austin PSI also offers the latest technique called SAFELipo. Power-assisted liposuction allows for the fat to be emulsified and become a liquid before being aspirated. This makes the extraction process easier and more precise. With the right candidate, this lipo technique can offer an easier solution to achieve smoother, more contoured results.
Liposuction is considered an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. Depending on the target area, it can take about 30-40 minutes for each area of the body. During liposuction recovery, patients will wear compression garments and need at least a week off work or normal activities. Swelling and bruising will dissipate in about a week or two, but it can take a few months to visually see the final results. The cannula instrument will leave small scars but eventually fade over time. The best news? The fat cells extracted with liposuction won’t return! Patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise can enjoy their new liposuction results for years unless patients gain weight after surgery, then remaining fat cells can expand and eventually take over the target area again.
The amount of fat to be removed depends on the patient’s target area, their aesthetic goals, and expert opinion from a board-certified plastic surgeon. Finding the right surgical help with a liposuction procedure is an important part of the process. The board-certified plastic surgeons at Austin Plastic Surgery Institute have the experience and proven patient results. Let one of our experts diminish those areas of unwanted fat and get optimal body sculpting results with liposuction. If you are interested in liposuction or any other type of body contouring help, then we invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our experts at Austin PSI in Austin, TX today.