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Liposuction FAQ

Liposuction FAQ

It’s important to ask questions during your liposuction consultation or consultation for any form of invasive surgery or cosmetic treatment. Our board-certified plastic surgeon encourages you to inquire about the ins and outs of liposuction and your various options. Dr. Obaid will spend ample time with you addressing your concerns and will not push any procedure he does not feel is necessary. Sometimes, men and women aren’t ready for plastic surgery or would benefit from a less-invasive treatment. That’s why so many of our patients refer their friends and family.

If you’re interested in liposuction, please contact our plastic surgeon in Dallas today at (972) 636-4902 to schedule your initial consultation at North Texas Plastic Surgery. Dr. Obaid provide plastic surgery and medical spa treatments to patients in Dallas, Plano, Southlake, Fort Worth, and surrounding Texas areas.

1. Will Liposuction Cause Loose Skin?

This is the most common question we hear at North Texas Plastic Surgery. We use the BodyTite system which tightens your skin at the same time we remove the fat through a small incision. The BodyTite and FaceTite technology uses radiofrequency to heat the underside of your skin to shrink the skin and stimulate collagen production. This only adds a few minutes to your liposuction procedure and provides a massive improvement. Over the next three to six months, your body will form new collagen, causing your skin to look tighter, fresher, and rejuvenated. SmartLipo is another option which uses laser heat through the cannula to stimulate skin tightening.

2. Will Liposuction Get Rid of Cellulite?

Cellulite is not a part of your fat cells and can’t be removed through liposuction, but there are other treatment options we can discuss during your consultation.

3. Are Liposuction Results Permanent?

The fat cells removed during the liposuction procedure are gone permanently, but you can still gain weight in surrounding areas, causing your body shape to look disproportionate. Additionally, the remaining fat cells in the area may bulge.

4. When Will I See My Liposuction Results?

The amount of time it takes to realize your liposuction results depends on the treated area of your body. Someone who has liposuction on their neck will see their full results sooner than someone who had fat removed from their lower abdomen or thighs. You should notice some improvement right away, but you’ll need to let the swelling and bruising subside before your results fully set in. For some, it can take three months, for others, six months, and a few patients may not see their full results for a year. This also depends on your habits following surgery. It’s essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle to make the most of your lipo results.

5. Can Liposuction be Used for Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction can sometimes be done using liposuction techniques, and this is often used for men with gynecomastia. This is largely situational and can be discussed during your lipo consultation with Dr. Obaid.

6. What Liposuction Technique is Best?

At North Texas Plastic Surgery, we offer several liposuction options including SmartLipo, or laser lipolysis, and the Vaser PowerX® System. A small cannula is used for all types of liposuction procedures to suction out the fat cells, but these systems help break up the fat cells, making them easier to remove. Smart Lipo involves a tiny laser fiber inside the cannula that liquefies fat cells. The Vaser PowerX® System is a liposuction device that uses ultrasound and rotational technology in the small cannula. It works quickly and efficiently and causes little harm to the surrounding tissues. Both of these options typically produce less bruising and swelling than the traditional liposuction method (tumescent liposuction).

7. How Can I Prepare for Liposuction and Recovery?

During your initial consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, you’ll discuss your medical history and current medications and supplements. Some medicines can complicate surgery and the healing process, so you may need to discontinue them before and after your liposuction. Smokers need to quit several weeks prior to and after liposuction procedures to ensure proper healing and avoid complications.

You can prepare your home for the recovery process by making meals ahead of time and freezing them, setting up a recovery area, and arranging for help with small children and pets that require a lot of attention.

Schedule Your Liposuction Consultation in Dallas

If you’re interested in liposuction or have additional questions about the procedure, please contact North Texas Plastic Surgery in Dallas today at (972) 636-4902 to schedule your consultation. Our plastic surgery office serves patients in nearby areas of Fort Worth, Texas including Plano and Southlake.

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