Liposuction in Houston, TX
Do you have stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to all the exercising and dieting you are doing? Liposuction may be an answer for you to target your hard to treat, stubborn and unwanted areas of fat.
Liposuction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures that can target extra fat build-up around the mid-section, thighs, arms, or even chin. Liposuction can create a more contoured appearance by removing your “muffin top”, “love handles” or “saddle bags” and produce natural long lasting results as long as you maintain your weight.
Liposuction is not a means of weight loss, but is designed to help contour your body for a more desired defined and sculpted appearance. Liposuction may also be combined with several other cosmetic procedures to produce the best result. Contact our office to schedule your free consultation and learn how liposuction can help you achieve that hourglass sculpted body you’ve always wanted.
What to Expect During Your Lipo Consultation?
Dr. Bachilo will meet with you and discuss your concerns and goals. She will perform an evaluation and recommend whether liposuction is your best surgical option to produce the results you want. Dr. Bachilo may make recommendations for additional non-surgical or surgical procedures that will further enhance your results. Dr. Bachilo will go over the procedure details and explain any risks involved.
When you are ready to schedule your procedure, you will be given detailed pre-operative instructions. For your safety, you will be asked to stop smoking and stop taking any medications that increase bleeding. It is important to us that you are comfortable with your decision and if you have any questions, please make sure to ask your doctor or one of the clinic staff prior to your surgery.
How Is Liposuction Procedure Performed?
Liposuction may be performed in an outpatient surgical center or a clinic setting using local or general anesthesia. The best setting and the length of the operation will depend on the amount of fat to be removed and number of body areas addressed. For very large volume liposuction, overnight stay at the hospital is usually recommended for close patient monitoring.
Liposuction requires only several small incisions about a quarter of an inch strategically placed to access the fat pockets. Special fluid containing local anesthetic and adrenaline is infused into the fat pockets prior to fat removal. A small hollow cylinder with openings, or a liposuction cannula, is used to loosen and then remove the fat deposits with suction tubing.
During the removal of the fat in order to achieve best cosmetic result, Dr. Bachilo continuously monitors your body contour. When the desired shape and contour is reached, skin incisions are closed with absorbable sutures. Dressings and surgical garments are applied to treated body areas.
What to Expect During Lipo Recovery?
You will be given detailed post-operative instructions after your procedure. It is normal to experience some swelling, bruising and drainage from the incision sites. If these are excessive, please make sure to notify your surgeon. Pain is minimal and will be controlled with prescription medication given to you by Dr. Bachilo. You will be instructed to wear your compression garments continuously in order to reduce swelling and produce best results. You should be able to return to work in just a few days to a week after your surgery.
What Results Can I Expect After Liposuction?
Liposuction results will vary and will depend on your age, your skin elasticity and your starting appearance. It is important to have realistic expectations and understand what this procedure can and cannot deliver. You will see improvement in your body contour immediately, and as bruising and swelling decrease you will see your final result. It may take 2-3 month before you can enjoy your best shape.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is liposuction?
Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures to remove stubborn fat pockets and to contour the body.
Who is best suited to undergo liposuction?
Liposuction is not a means for weight loss, but it helps to improve and shape the body. Ideal candidate is someone who is looking to remove stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to weight loss and exercise in order to improve body shape.
Will Liposuction help me to lose weight?
No. While Liposuction is a fat-reduction treatment, it is not a weight-loss treatment. Liposuction may remove pockets of excess fat, helping to produce a slimmer contour and physique, but it will not remove substantial amounts of fat. You must be close to your ideal weight in order to be a good candidate for Liposuction.
Will Liposuction affect my ability to become pregnant in the future?
No, the procedure will not affect your ability to carry a healthy pregnancy; however, it may be advisable to postpone the procedure until after you have finished having your children, because future weight fluctuations and hormonal changes may affect the outcome of your Liposuction treatment.
How much does Liposuction cost in the Houston area?
Because Liposuction is such a versatile procedure that ma be used in such a variety of ways, naturally, the price of the procedure will vary between patients. Many factors will affect pricing, such as the size of the treatment area. For most patients, the cost of Liposuction may run between $2,000 and $8,000, depending on the area(s) being treated. You may save money as well as time by combining Liposuction with other cosmetic procedures in a single treatment session.
Can Liposuction be used to transfer fat from one area of the body to another?
Yes. That procedure is called fat grafting or a fat transfer procedure. During your intake consultation with Dr. Bachilo, mention that you’d like to use the fat extracted during Liposuction to enhance another area of your face or body.
What type of anesthesia is used during a Liposuction procedure?
Liposuction can be performed using a topical numbing agent or some form of local anesthesia with sedation in order to help patients relax and diminish any possibility of discomfort during the procedure. If large volume liposuction is performed or is combined with other procedures, general anesthesia is recommended.
How long do the results of Liposuction last?
Once fat cells are removed from the treatment area, they are gone for good. You may still gain weight in the area, because the remaining fat cells in the area may become enlarged, but typically the results of Liposuction are considered permanent.
What parts of the body can be treated with Liposuction?
Liposuction is effective at extracting excess fat from may different areas of the face and body, including the chin, neck, torso, chest, abdomen, back, flanks, hips, thighs, and buttocks.
Can Liposuction be combined with other procedures?
Yes. Many patients choose to combine Liposuction with other treatments in order to produce a more significant transformation and improvement in the appearance.