Liposuction in Houston, TX
Do you have stubborn pockets of fat 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 abdominal extra fat build-up and fat around the mid-section, thighs, arms, and armpits. Liposuction is also performed on the face to remove the double chin and cheeks to remove the jowls. Liposuction can create a more contoured appearance by removing your “muffin top,” “love handles,” or “saddlebags” 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. You will be asked to stop smoking and stop taking any medications that increase bleeding for your safety. 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 before 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 operation’s length will depend on the amount of fat to be removed and the number of body areas addressed. For extensive volume liposuction, an 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 before fat removal. A small hollow cylinder with openings, or a liposuction cannula, is used to loosen and remove the fat deposits with suction tubing.
During the removal of the fat to achieve the 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. She will instruct you to continuously wear your compression garments to reduce swelling and produce the 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, 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 months 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 contour the body.
Is liposuction a weight loss treatment?
Liposuction is not a means for weight loss, but it helps to improve and shape the body. The ideal candidate is looking to remove stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to weight loss and exercise to improve body shape.
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 it may be used in various ways, naturally, the procedure's price will vary between patients. Many factors will affect pricing, such as the size of the treatment area. The average cost of affordable liposuction may run between $2,000 and $5000. If your situation is more complex, low-cost liposuction might not be an available option. You can spend more than $8,000, depending on the area(s) being treated. If you need cheap liposuction and other treatments at the same time, 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 local anesthesia with sedation 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 liposuction results are considered permanent.
What parts of the body can be treated with liposuction?
Liposuction effectively extracts excess fat from many different areas of the face and body, including the chin, neck, torso, chest, tummy, back, flanks, hips, thighs, breasts, and buttocks.
Can liposuction be combined with other procedures?
Yes. Many patients choose to combine liposuction with other treatments to produce a more significant transformation and appearance improvement.
Is there a facial liposuction option available in Houston TX?
Yes, at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, we can perform liposuction on your face to reduce jowls and cheeks. We help patients get rid of the double chin and remove the neck fat (submental liposuction).
Additionally, we offer other recommended procedures after the liposuction that tightens your facial skin to help you achieve the desired look.
Do you provide leg liposuction for inner and outer thighs, calves, and knees in Houston TX?
Yes, Dr. Olga Bachilo specializes in liposuction for all body parts, including ankles, knees, calves, inner and outer thighs, remove saddlebags and help you achieve the slimmer appearance of your legs. If there is a need for a thigh lift after or during the liposuction, it can also be performed at our clinic.
Do you offer a full body liposuction?
Yes, Dr. Bachilo can remove fat from all the body parts the patient would like slimmer. However, before the surgery, Dr. Olga Bachilo will determine if which body parts will benefit from the treatment and discuss with you all available options.
Where can I find a Smartlipo laser liposuction in Houston TX?
At our clinic, we use Smartlipo - a laser-assisted liposuction technology that heats the fat with a laser built into the cannula to disrupt and eject it.
What is a tumescent liposuction and do you offer it in Houston?
Tumescent liposuction is a procedure that is performed with local anesthesia using lidocaine. It is used when a patient has a large amount of fat to be removed. If you are interested in this liposuction type, contact us at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa.