Safely Remove Stubborn Fat with Advanced Liposuction Techniques
If you have been trying unsuccessfully to tone stubborn pockets of fat on your body, you might be a good candidate for liposuction. The liposuction procedure can sculpt your body by removing unwanted fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, knees, upper arms, cheeks, chin, and neck. If you are interested in liposuction in Victoria, TX, Dr. Brian F. Burns can help you achieve your aesthetic goals using safe, precise contouring techniques. Find out for yourself how liposuction can improve your confidence by contacting us today.
A Closer Look at the Procedure
Liposuction (also called liposculpture or lipoplasty) is performed quite often in this country on both men and women. The procedure involves the removal of fat from specific areas of the body via small incisions. A narrow tube is inserted into the incision, and the fat is vacuumed out from beneath the skin.
It is important to remember that although liposuction can remove areas of unwanted fat, it is not a substitute for eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. That said, however, it can get rid of stubborn areas of fat that have not been responsive to traditional reduction methods. It is often incorporated into lift techniques, such as arm lifts, butt lifts, and thigh lifts. Many patients find the benefits of this procedure makes the cost worthwhile.
Types of Liposuction
In the past several decades, liposuction has been refined to include several different techniques, including the super-wet technique, power-assisted liposuction (PAL), the tumescent technique, and ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL). All of these methods help plastic surgeons obtain more precise results and offer patients quicker recovery times. The main difference between the different techniques is how the surgeon breaks apart and removes the fatty tissue.
Dr. Burns primarily uses the tumescent liposuction procedure to minimize blood loss. This method enables him to do large volume liposuction. The procedure is typically performed on patients under a local anesthetic because the fluid injected into the body as part of the process contains an adequate amount of anesthetic.
Am I a Good Candidate for Liposuction?
If you are generally healthy, have maintained a normal weight, have firm, elastic skin, and are concerned with specific areas of excess fat, you might be a good candidate for liposuction. Other factors, such as underlying conditions and surgical history, are also taken into account. You must also be aware that liposuction should not be used as a weight-loss procedure and align your expectations accordingly. Liposuction can effectively remove fat and sculpt problem areas of the body such as “love handles,” “saddle bags,” upper arms, inner thighs, and abdomen.
Recovery and Aftercare
After you leave the recovery room, you will probably be ready to be discharged. We will set up a post-operative appointment with you and we will go over your discharge instructions.
Plan to have someone drive you home. You may also want to have a responsible adult stay with you the first night after surgery. It is important to make sure you walk at least three times per day in the days following your surgery to minimize your risk of developing blood clots. Moderate activity can begin around a week after surgery, with other aerobic activities starting back up around three weeks after the procedure. Depending on what you do for work, you should be able to return to your job within four to seven days after the procedure.
Learn More During a Consultation
If you are frustrated with stubborn fat on your body that no amount of diet and exercise can get rid of, find out if liposuction is right for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.