This leads to disproportional contours on the body; however, there’s no need to lose hope – if you’re looking to sculpt and shape your body, we’re here to help you out!
Michael J. Streitmann, M.D., a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon , offers liposuction to slim and reshape specific areas of the body. To learn more, give us a call at 713-667-4600 or send us an email at email@example.com.
Liposuction is a common procedure to remove excess fat from the body, and you’ll find numerous plastic and cosmetic surgeons who perform the operation. Here’s what you need to know to decide if liposuction is right for you.
Even with proper diet and exercise, fat deposits can still form on the body, making it disproportional or unhealthy-looking. Liposuction removes these deposits of fat from beneath the skin, restoring a healthier appearance and bringing the body back into balance. Liposuction can be performed virtually anywhere on the body, but some of the most common treatment areas include:
It is important to note that liposuction is designed for removing fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. People who are within about 25 pounds of their goal weight are ideal candidates. It is not intended to combat obesity, poor diet and lack of exercise.
Liposuction can drastically improve your self-esteem, as it brings your body back to a more slim, healthy appearance. It can also help to reduce your risk of many diseases and conditions associated with excess body fat, like diabetes and heart disease.
There are several different methods for performing liposuction, but the general procedure is relatively similar across the board. Your doctor will use a saline solution, laser or ultrasonic energy to break up the fat cells to help them release from your body. The fat can then be vacuumed out. Once the fat is gone, your doctor will apply epinephrine to help your blood vessels constrict, promoting healing and reducing swelling in the area.
Except for very small areas, most liposuction is done under general anesthesia so that you are not awake during the procedure. At Houston Plastic Surgery, we will do everything we can to help ensure your comfort during the surgery.
You’ll likely experience some pain, bruising and swelling after the procedure, so it is best to take a few days off before attempting to return to work. You’ll need to wait a few weeks after the procedure before engaging in strenuous activities and returning to your regular exercise routine.
Your doctor may prescribe a pain reliever to help with any discomfort you are experiencing, and he or she may also prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection from forming at the treatment site. It is a good idea to wear compression garments on the treated area for the first few weeks. This will help to reduce swelling and help your body tissue to settle back into the right place.
It may take several months for the results to truly set in, so don’t expect to be looking leaner on day one. Once the swelling goes down, your remaining muscle, fat and connective tissues will resettle, and you can expect to be fully healed in a few months.
For the most part, liposuction results are long-lasting, assuming you keep up with a healthy diet and regular exercise. If you do gain weight after the procedure, your body composition may have changed, so there is no way to predict where that excess fat will end up; it could come back to the area you had treated, or it could begin to accumulate somewhere else. The best way to prevent this from happening is to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle.
When looking for a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Houston, you want to find a doctor you feel comfortable with. Take the time to have consultations with several doctors, to learn more about their practices. Most cosmetic surgeons in Houston will be more than happy to show you their liposuction before and after photos so that you can get a sense of the quality of their work. Any doctor that refuses to provide past examples is likely not a reputable surgeon, and you should look elsewhere to find a more trustworthy doctor.
Dr. Michael J. Streitmann will consult with you to discuss your expectations and desired outcome, as well as any potential risks or concerns, in order to ensure the success of the surgery. Ultimately, liposuction will improve body contour and proposition as soon as the swelling and fluid retention commonly associated with the procedure subside – allowing you to enjoy the following benefits:
Here at Houston Plastic Surgery, we have helped thousands of people achieve their dream bodies, and we can help you too. We would love to tell you more about our plastic surgery services in Houston, so get in touch with us today to schedule your free consultation. There is no obligation at this initial appointment, so feel free to ask any questions you may have about the procedure, our doctors, our practice or anything else you are unsure about. Our doctors will always work with you with discretion and compassion, so don’t be shy about sharing your concerns with us.
Schedule your appointment to get the process started. We’re happy to help you get rid of that stubborn extra weight once and for all.
Looking for more information about liposuction?
Give us a call at 713-667-4600 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation.
Michael J. Streitmann, M.D. is the preferred board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Houston, TX!