The Lowdown on Liposuction
It is highly likely that you have heard of someone who has recently had liposuction performed. This plastic surgery procedure has become one of the most requested treatments today, due to its ability to sculpt various areas of the body with minimal downtime. If you have ever wondered if liposuction would be the right choice for you, we have the lowdown on this procedure to help you make an educated decision about your own body enhancement.
Who is Liposuction For?
Liposuction is a beneficial option for both men and women. The procedure targets stubborn pockets of fat that have not responded to diet and exercise. Those fat deposits can occur on many different areas of the body, and can interfere with your overall body profile. By using liposuction to eliminate those fat cells, you can create a smoother, leaner body contour.
Liposuction is usually recommended for patients that have already achieved a healthy weight. The procedure offers subtle sculpting without taking pounds off the scale. It is also not the appropriate procedure for tightening loose skin that has not conformed to the new body contour after significant weight loss. However, it can be used in combination with lift procedures to put the finishing touches on the body contour once you have reached your weight loss goals.
What Areas can Liposuction Treat?
Liposuction is a good option for both larger areas like the abdomen and back, and smaller areas like the neck and chin. At Houston Center for Plastic Surgery, we offer different liposuction techniques to our patients that allow us to tailor each procedure to achieve the best possible results. Common treatment areas include:
- Abdomen and waist
- Hips and back
- Inner and outer thighs
- Upper arms
- Neck and jawline
What Kind of Results can I Expect?
One of the best benefits of liposuction is that it offers permanent body contouring results. Fat cells are permanently eliminated, and no more cells will grow in their place. However, remaining fat cells can enlarge over time, if you do not follow a healthy diet and exercise program after your procedure. We encourage patients to make lifestyle choices that will help them maintain their new body contour. If additional concerns arise in the future, subsequent procedures may be recommended to restore the more youthful body profile.
Liposuction is a safe and effective way to create a more beautiful body contour. At Houston Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Rappaport has performed hundreds of these procedures and is experienced in knowing which techniques will produce the best possible results. To learn more about liposuction or other options in body contouring, contact Houston Center for Plastic Surgery at (713) 790-4500.