Unfortunately, diet and exercise do not always allow patients to lose weight in their problems areas. The liposuction procedure is effective in removing pockets of fat from targeted areas of the body. Contact the Dallas office of liposuction surgeon Paul Pin if you are interested in undergoing the liposuction procedure.
Ultrasonic-Assisted Liposuction (UAL)
Similar to suction lipoplasty, ultrasonic liposuction employs use of a hollow cannula to remove fat. The cannula is connected to an ultrasound generator, which causes the cannula to vibrate more than 22,000 times per second. When applied to fat, this vibration causes the fat cells to rupture, allowing the emulsified fat to be removed.
While an improved result can not be guaranteed with ultrasonic liposuction, a more consistent, predictable result is typical. Because less movement of the cannula is necessary to remove fat, there is less blunt trauma from ultrasonic liposuction.
Depending upon the surgeon's evaluation of the patient, general, intravenous, or local anesthesia is required for liposuction.
During the tumescent liposuction procedure, a solution is injected into treatment areas before the fat is removed from the body. The injections contain epinephrine, which causes blood vessels to constrict and the target fatty tissue to become more swollen and firm, and thus easier to remove.
Use of the anesthetic solution and the tumescence of fat allows for more accurate and thorough fat removal. Because fat is easier to remove, our Dallas liposuction patients do not need to be put under during surgery, the side effects and recovery time associated with the tumescent method are significantly minimized. Patients who undergo tumescent liposuction typically experience less bleeding, swelling, bruising, and pain than patients who undergo traditional liposuction.
This 24 year old was 5'6" and weighed 140 pounds and felt she was too "thick" around the middle. She therefore underwent tumescent liposuction.+ See Full Case
This 49-year-old female felt her midsection was poorly defined, despite diet and exercise. She chose to have liposuction of her abdomen and flanks.+ See Full Case
The Recovery Period
Recovery time can vary from a day to two weeks, depending upon the areas treated, the extent of fat removed, technique, and the general condition of the patient.
Hopefully after liposuction, patients will commit to a healthier lifestyle so as to maintain their weight. If one were to gain weight after liposuction, the new fat will be distributed differently. Because fat cells in the operated areas have been removed, less fat will be deposited there and more will end up in areas not addressed in the procedure. To prevent such an uncertain outcome, patients are encouraged after liposuction to watch their diet and exercise regularly.
Areas Treated with Liposuction
Liposuction can remove fat from the chin, neck, jowls, cheeks, arms, inner and outer thighs, buttocks, knees, hips, and abdomen. Men with enlarged breasts can also benefit from this procedure for male breast reduction. Ultrasonic assisted liposuction is ideally suited to correct this condition.
Schedule Your Dallas Liposuction Consultation
Every year thousands of men and women safely undergo the liposuction procedure. A thinner, healthier body can make you more comfortable with yourself and confident with others. Contact our Dallas office to schedule your liposuction consultation at our practice so you can be on your way to looking and feeling better today!
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