Liposuction is a procedure that removes excess fat to help slim and reshape areas of your body.
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Liposuction is a surgical procedure that aims to remove excess fat deposits from specific body areas. It involves making small incisions in the target area and using suction to break up and remove unwanted fat cells. Liposuction is typically performed to contour and reshape the abdomen, thighs, hips, arms, and neck.
Liposuction is not a weight loss surgery; the results are less drastic than other surgical procedures. However, it can help with problem areas. Once the fat is removed, the surrounding skin will somewhat shrink. An exception to this is patients with damaged or extremely loose skin (such as skin with a lot of stretch marks). In these cases, removal of the excess skin is recommended. Liposuction is not a cellulite treatment. During your consultation, we will discuss if you would benefit from liposuction in San Antonio and other procedures.
During your recovery period after liposuction in San Antonio by Hill Country Plastic Surgery, there will be bruising, swelling, and numbness in the treatment area. You will have a compression garment to wear that will help minimize swelling. Cool packs will also help reduce these effects and improve healing. Do not exert yourself, but do light walking to stimulate circulation and reduce the risk of blood clots.
Most patients can return to sedentary work within about one week after their liposuction procedure. After about two weeks, you will be able to resume moderate exercise. Follow a healthy diet and stay hydrated with plenty of fluids to enhance your healing process. By the four-to-six-week mark, swelling will be mostly gone. At this point, you can resume strenuous exercise.
The risks of liposuction are:
During your initial consultation with your surgeon at Hill Country Plastic Surgery, we will discuss your concerns and goals before recommending treatment options tailored to your needs. Before your consultation, we recommend that you review the procedures on our website to familiarize you with the terms we will be using during our discussion. The following will be addressed during your consultation:
We proudly offer our patients the highest quality of care at Hill Country Plastic Surgery. Our practice was founded by two board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Scott Farber, and Dr. Amita Shah. We believe quality should always come before quantity, so we focus on offering high-quality service and advanced surgery, not high volume. Our surgeons are closely involved throughout the process, from pre-op to post-op, ensuring you receive the best possible care. In addition, we offer efficient and effective combination surgery (multiple procedures in one surgery) for a safer procedure and more rapid recovery.
Patient experience is always our top priority, and we go above and beyond to ensure each patient feels like a VIP. Our practice is set up to enhance the patient experience by making the surgeons easily accessible before and after surgery and providing personalized, hands-on care. If you want the best possible care, look no further than Hill Country Plastic Surgery for your liposcution in San Antonio.
Where is the procedure performed?
What do I have to wear after surgery?
Are my results permanent?
I have saggy skin, will liposuction help?
When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
How much does liposuction cost in San Antonio?
Will my insurance cover liposuction in San Antonio?
The procedure is performed at an accredited surgical center or in a hospital. For longer procedures, it may be recommended that you stay overnight in the facility for additional monitoring.
You may need to wear compression garments after your surgery. You will be fitted for these garments prior to your surgery so you have them available right away. As the swelling goes down and your new figure is revealed, you may need a newer, smaller garment. The garment is usually worn for at least 6 weeks, but it can be worn longer if needed.
The results are technically permanent but only if you maintain a stable weight.
Liposuction removes excess fat but does not tighten skin. If you have hanging skin, liposuction may make it worse. It is possible to do liposuction to improve the contour of the area and then remove the skin in the same or in a separate procedure.
You can start light exercise two weeks after surgery when most of the swelling and bruising has gone down. You can return to all activities without restriction 6 weeks after your surgery.
The cost of liposuction depends on the number of areas to be treated, how much is to be removed, and the facility. You will get a quote on how much the procedure will cost after consultation with your surgeon.
Insurance does not cover cosmetic liposuction.
The type of anesthesia used will be determined by your surgeon based on the extent of fat removal, the patient’s medical history, and other factors. General anesthesia may be necessary if large amounts of fat are removed or the surgeon anticipates the procedure will be longer than average.
Local anesthesia numbs the area while sedation relaxes the patient; however, both types allow the patient to remain awake during the procedure. Once the anesthetic has taken effect, a thin cannula is inserted through the incisions to suction out the unwanted fat.
As life progresses, your body experiences changes that can be seen and changes that remain unseen. These may limit your abilities and your level of confidence even if you still feel as though you can take on the world. At Hill Country Plastic Surgery, our board-certified surgeons, Dr. Farber and Dr. Shah understand this and have devoted themselves to journeying beside each of our patients to help them achieve transformation.
Your journey to a happier, more confident life starts with a private, in-depth consultation with your surgeon, where we learn about you and your vision and goals. Discover San Antonio’s premier clinic for plastic surgery.
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