Liposuction allows a surgeon to remove problematic areas of stored fatty tissue. Many people who try to lose weight find they have exercise- and diet-resistant areas of fatty tissue that don’t seem to go away. With the help of your cosmetic surgeon, it may be possible to safely remove some of this fat and help you achieve the look you desire.
It Is Not Weight Loss Surgery But Can Help Remove Stubborn Fat
Liposuction shouldn’t be thought of as a weight loss surgery. Instead, consider it a method for targeting specific areas of your body. That could include your stomach, buttocks, upper arm, neck areas, and hips.
Some of these areas of the body don’t respond well to diet and exercise. As a person gains weight over time, the fat cells increase in both size and number. Depending on your body composition and weight distribution, it can be harder to eliminate unwanted fat in certain areas despite regular exercise and a healthy diet.
With liposuction, your doctor is able to safely remove the number of fat cells in targeted areas, such as the buttocks or the underside of the upper arms. Liposuction allows for more contouring and shaping to create the naturally toned, slim look you desire.
It’s important to note that while liposuction can create a leaner, toned figure, it does not account for significant weight gain or loss. Therefore, ideal patients are those who are already at their goal weight and looking to sculpt their physique into their desired shape.
What to Expect After Liposuction
Once you have liposuction, you’ll notice some inflammation and irritation at the treatment site, along with some bruising. However, your skin will conform to the new structure, and within a few weeks, you’ll notice the area is much flatter and smoother.
Dr. Farris will help you set expectations for recovery, including what to avoid and when you can return to your usual routine.
Liposuction does not cause loose, excess skin as tissue laxity is a matter of chemical imbalance, not fat. The reason people have excess skin after weight loss is actually due to damaged collagen and elastin fibers, which are unable to “snap back” as they should.
Discuss Liposuction in Dallas, TX
At Farris Plastic Surgery, we recognize the value of providing our clients with the best type of treatment for their needs. We encourage you to take the first step now.
Dr. Zachary Farris is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who customizes every treatment plan to suit a patient’s body, age, and goals.
Learn more about how liposuction can benefit you when you schedule a consultation with us in Dallas, TX. Call us at 214-363-1073 to get started. You can also send us a message online.