Losing weight and trimming one’s body can be difficult, and it often seems impossible to eliminate those last few pounds. There are certain areas that people cannot seem to tone or shape, and they may turn to body sculpting procedures like liposuction when their efforts have not been fruitful.
Anyone who is considering liposuction in Houston at Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery can read further and schedule a consultation with experienced surgeon Dr. Ernest Layton.
What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical technique that allows plastic surgeons to remove fat from the body using a specialized vacuum. While the fat is removed, surgeons also have the option to shape that area using existing fat. Liposuction can be tumescent, ultrasound-assisted, laser-assisted, or power-assisted.
Tumescent liposuction involves small incisions and a tiny cannula that removes fat from the area. Ultrasound-assisted liposuction breaks down fat using the vibrations from an ultrasonic signal. Laser-assisted liposuction breaks up fat cells with a laser light, and power-assisted liposuction uses a cannula that vibrates and helps to remove fat quickly.
As surgeons work, they may spend more time reshaping the area than removing fat to preserve your natural figure.
Who Qualifies for Liposuction in Houston?
Anyone who is in good health can request liposuction to reduce fat levels and help shape problem areas. Common areas targeted during liposuction are:
- Sides of Breasts
Liposuction may also be effective during a breast reduction. This procedure is particularly helpful when women suffer from severe back pain because the weight of their breasts results in poor posture. However, if you are in poor health or have very little skin elasticity, you may not qualify for the procedure.
How Can Liposuction Benefit the Patient?
Liposuction benefits patients who have not seen maximum results from diets or exercise. Yes, the patient may have made significant strides, but they may have issues with their hips, thighs, or other areas that simply do not change or remain out of proportion to the rest of their body
Liposuction also helps patients reshape their bodies.. The patient regains their confidence and likes what they see in the mirror without constantly battling with their body.
While liposuction is a medical marvel that can change your body, it cannot treat cellulite, stretch marks, or other skin conditions.
Is Liposuction a Good Option for the Neck?
Liposuction of the neck can help eliminate the appearance of a double chin and rejuvenate the neck area. This is an in-office procedure that takes approximately 30 minutes under local anesthesia, assuming the procedure is done by itself. This can be a good option for a patient who has little to no sagging skin on the neck, but struggles with fat in the area. For patients with some degree of loose or sagging skin, we typically recommend FaceTite™ because it simultaneously removes fat and tightens the skin.
How Long Does Liposuction Recovery Last?
Recovery after liposuction varies because the incisions may be left open so that they can drain. You will be required to wear surgical bandages or compression bandages, and you may need a few follow-ups with Dr. Layton to review your progress.
You should also bring someone to the surgery who can help the patient get home. Depending on the areas targeted, you may need help around the house for a few days. Take a few days off work and take medication or antibiotics as prescribed.
Patients should know that the contour of each area will shift during recovery. The surgeon knows how the final result will appear, but it takes time for the body to adjust.
How Much Does Liposuction Cost?
The cost of a liposuction treatment can vary depending on the number of areas being treated and the extent of treatment necessary to produce your desired results. During your consultation, Dr. Layton will be able to provide you with a treatment plan that matches your specific needs. At this point, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your treatment. We also offer financing services to help make this and other treatments more affordable.
Speak to Our Staff for Information on Liposuction
Contact Layton Aesthetic Plastic Surgery today for questions about liposuction in Houston. You can take control of your body by removing persistent fat, and you can contour your body in a manner that is most pleasing to you. Start your mommy makeover or simply rid yourself of those last few pounds.