Thanks to aging, you may have stubborn pockets of fat that, despite your best efforts, seem unaffected by diet and exercise. As metabolism slows with age, it is almost inevitable that we accumulate stored fat in various body areas, especially in the lower abdomen, upper arms, thighs, hips, and buttocks.
This condition can worsen with increased skin laxity, hormonal changes, and other changes associated with pregnancy, breastfeeding, and other factors. Even weight loss can make such fat pockets more noticeable if some areas of the body lose more fat than others. The Clinic for Plastic Surgery offers the most advanced techniques for liposuction in Houston so you can achieve your ideal lean and youthful physique.
Liposuction permanently removes unwanted fat and tightens skin to achieve more youthful and athletic body contours.
With the use of a cannula (a long, thin, hollow tube), your surgeon can remove substantial volumes of fat from various areas of your body with minimal incisions and downtime. As a result of decreased volume beneath the skin, the overlying skin will be able to tighten around your slim and youthful shape. The board-certified Houston plastic surgeons at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery have the experience and finesse to produce consistently beautifully sculpted, natural-looking results.
Liposuction allows you to address excess fat that detracts from the appearance of youthful tone in your body. It may be the perfect procedure to supplement an active lifestyle for patients who are at or near their fitness goals yet still have unchanged excess fat. With slimmer, smoother contours, you’ll feel confident exposing your arms, legs, and other areas of your body, allowing you to live a fuller life. In addition, your shopping experiences will be enriched as clothes fit better and look better on your new body.
If you have hard-to-lose body fat and are at or near your ideal weight, you may be a candidate for liposuction. It is important to note that liposuction is not a weight-loss treatment. While it can resolve pockets of unwanted fat, it is not a replacement for a healthy and active lifestyle. You should also be healthy enough to undergo surgery safely and have realistic expectations for your surgery. Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding should postpone their liposuction.
The surgeons at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery utilize the most innovative liposuction techniques to offer you the body definition and contours you want with minimal downtime and a mild recovery.
Vaser liposuction is an advanced body contouring treatment that incorporates ultrasound energy for improved precision. Using this specialized technology, your surgeon can remove fat from virtually any area of your body while increasing definition. As a result, you can achieve more shapely buttocks, toned and athletic-looking arms, and even a six-pack with our VASER liposuction treatment.
PowerX liposuction is the fastest fat removal method, also allowing for an expedited healing process as it is less damaging to surrounding tissues. During your consultation for liposuction Houston plastic surgeons at our clinic will determine the technique that is best suited to your needs.
You should plan to take about one week off from work to give your body ample time to recover. By this time, you will be able to perform all of your regular daily tasks. However, you will need to wait several weeks to return to more strenuous activities and exercise. Your surgeon may also dress you with a compression garment to help your skin tighten around your newly-slimmed body contours.
While the reduction in fat from liposuction is immediate, your final results will develop over one to three months. However, you will notice substantial improvement as soon as swelling and fluid retention subside.
If you are ready to achieve a slimmer, more defined physique with the most innovative liposuction technologies available, our friendly staff are happy to assist you with scheduling your consultation with one of our highly reputable Houston plastic surgeons.
While the volume decrease will be substantial, you will likely lose somewhere between two and five pounds from your liposuction treatment. This is because fat is significantly lighter than muscle and other tissues in the body. Liposuction is intended to remove stubborn pockets of fat and is not a weight-loss treatment.
Once the fat is removed, it is gone for good. However, the remaining fat cells in the treated area will continue to swell and shrink in proportion with any change to your overall weight. Therefore, you can best maintain your Houston liposuction results with a healthy lifestyle.
The Clinic for Plastic Surgery loves to be a part of our patients’ journeys. That starts with a consultation. No matter which path you choose, you will feel more knowledgeable and confident about your decision after a meeting with our board-certified Houston plastic surgeons. Schedule a consultation today.