More than a quarter million liposuction procedures are performed in the United States every year, making it the second-most-popular cosmetic surgery procedure among women and men. Liposuction is a targeted way to finally get rid of stubborn fat that just doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. Today, you’ve got more options than ever for getting the slim, sleek results you’re looking for.
At Vida Bela Plastic Surgery, Chelsea Snider, MD, and our team use state-of-the-art liposuction techniques and technology to help patients in Plano and Frisco, Texas, reach their aesthetic goals. If you’ve been considering liposuction this year, here’s what you should know about your options.
As a “stand-alone” treatment
Many patients with good skin tone who are at or near their ideal weight benefit from liposuction aimed at eliminating diet- and exercise-resistant fat once and for all. Dr. Snider offers the most advanced liposuction options to help women and men get rid of fat in their arms, thighs, buttoscks, back, belly, and waist.
Liposuction begins with anesthesia, so you can “sleep” through the entire procedure. A very small incision is made in the treatment area, and a special tube called a cannula is inserted. Local anesthetic is infused into the area to help reduce bleeding. Dr. Snider performs vacuum-assisted liposuction to help remove fat safely and consistently throughout the treatment site.
After your liposuction procedure, Dr. Snider places a compression bandage or compression wrap over the treatment area. Gentle compression reduces swelling and promotes drainage and healing of the site. You receive complete instructions for caring for the site while it heals. Most people see their results within a few weeks, once the swelling and bruising have completely gone away.
Create contours with fat grafting
Wouldn’t it be great if you could take the extra fat on one part of your body and move it to another part to create fullness and curves? With fat grafting, you can. Also called body contouring, fat grafting is a great way to create curves and contours without “artificial” implants, and it’s also an effective way to reshape and “rebalance” your body to combat age-related volume loss.
With body contouring, Dr. Snider begins by removing fat from one area of your body — your belly or thighs, for instance. Then, the fat is processed and “purified” before being reinjected into the second area. Because you’re using your own fat, there’s no risk of rejection, plus fat tends to feel more natural and supple than artificial implants.
Combine with other options
Liposuction is great for removing excess fat. But sometimes once that fat is gone, you’re left with drooping, loose skin. To really get the toned, tightened results you’re looking for, you might consider combining liposuction with a skin tightening procedure.
Thigh lift, tummy tuck, and arm lift procedures are all designed to remove not only extra fat, but excess skin, too. That means when you’re all done, the treatment area won’t just look slimmer — it will look tighter and more toned, too.
Patients with multiple areas of excess fat and loose skin may consider a complete body contouring treatment, combining more than one treatment area for all-over improvements. Body contouring can include liposuction, lifts, and fat grafting, with each approach tailored for your needs and aesthetic goals. A complete contouring plan can be especially beneficial for women and men who’ve had bariatric surgery or otherwise lost a significant amount of weight.
Make yourself a priority in 2021
The past year has taken a toll on us all. Now that it’s behind us, why not make 2021 the year of caring for yourself? With liposuction and body contouring, you can finally get rid of stubborn fat and create the firm, sexy body you want. To learn more about how our liposuction options can help you reach your goals, call our office or use our online form and book an appointment today.