Redefine Your Curves with Liposuction in Houston
Are you getting a little more from your curves than you asked for these days? If isolated areas of fat are starting to interfere with your body contour, we may have the solution for you. Liposuction is an effective, minimally-invasive surgical treatment that can eliminate those stubborn areas of fat, redefining your curves and giving you a sleeker, sexier body profile.
One of the best features of liposuction is its seemingly endless versatility. This procedure can be used on nearly any area of the body, including:
- Hips and thighs
- Abdomen and love handles
- Back and upper arms
- Knees and calves
- Neck and chin
The procedure offers the best results when it is performed in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise program.
As the popularity of liposuction has increased, so has the variety of techniques that allow the procedure to be customized to the unique needs of each patient. At Houston Center for Plastic Surgery, we offer the following liposuction options:
This procedure begins with an injection of a solution containing numbing medication. The fluid makes it easier to remove the fat cells in the area with less bleeding and bruising. This procedure can be performed using either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation.
PAL is a liposuction technique that uses a vibrating cannula to loosen fat cells in the treatment area for easier removal. The vibration results in less trauma to surrounding skin and tissue and often a faster recovery time.
UAL is a procedure that delivers ultrasound energy directly into the area of fat to liquefy the fat cells. This also results in easier removal of the fat and less trauma to the body overall. Greater comfort and a quicker recovery period are two of the benefits of this technique.
Dr. Rappaport will choose the best technique for you based on the amount of fat to remove and the treatment area. In some cases, he may use a combination of liposuction techniques to help you achieve the best possible results.
The Lowdown on Liposuction
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that can be performed on an outpatient basis, often using local anesthesia to reduce risks. A very narrow tube called a cannula is inserted into the treatment area via micro-incisions that will not require any suturing and will leave almost no visible scarring afterward. Fat cells are removed through the cannula, smoothing out the treatment area and giving you a more sculpted body contour overall.
Results that Last
Because fat cells are completely eliminate from the body, liposuction is considered a permanent solution to unwanted areas of the fat. However, if you gain weight after your procedure, remaining fat cells in the area can also enlarge and interfere with your results. That is why Dr. Rappaport recommends a healthy diet and exercise program after liposuction to maintain those excellent results.
Liposuction is an effective way to sculpt the face and body by removing stubborn fat cells that do not respond to your own diet and exercise efforts. To learn more about this procedure or find out if it is the right treatment for you, contact Houston Center for Plastic Surgery at (713) 790-4500.