Surgically Remove Fat Cells in Austin, TX
Many of us carry stubborn pockets of fat that persist despite our best efforts to lose them through diet or exercise. Liposuction, available in Austin, TX, from Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, is a sculpting technique created to re-contour areas of excess fat. The surgical procedure is an effective and predictable method for improving the contour of such areas as the abdomen, hips, thighs, chin, arm, neck, buttocks, ankles, and knees, and is sometimes known as liposculpting. The result is the firmer, more toned body of your youth.
Why Should You Consider Liposuction?
People are genetically different and carry fat in different areas of the body. A diet that works to get rid of a friend's love handles may leave yours unchanged while a sleek-looking neck is admired by anyone in an exercise class with a double chin. Since lifestyle changes alter the size of fat cells—not their numbers in a given area in the body—predicting how and when specific parts of the body will be impacted is difficult. Countless hours of vigorous physical activity and a low carbohydrate diet may not eliminate stubborn pockets of fat in the abdomen, love handles or upper thighs.
Surgical removal and liposculpting of these fat deposits ensures reduction in areas you target specifically for a change. By evening out the fullness of the fat pads, a person can have a natural body contour after liposuction sculpting.
Note that liposuction is an effective way to improve body contours for a slimmer silhouette, but it is not a weight-loss technique. Patients often feel much better about their appearance after smoothing stubborn fat deposits and are then motivated to exercise and eat right, but men and women considering liposuction should be close to their ideal adult weight and able to maintain their weight within 20 pounds prior to the procedure.
Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
- Known for natural-looking aesthetic results in breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery.
- Elected by peers for inclusion in Texas Monthly's Texas Super Doctors®: Rising Stars listing.
- Reconstructed over 3,000 patients, including more than 1,500 DIEP flap reconstructions.
- 4.9-star average rating over hundreds of reviews for cosmetic surgery.
Your Liposuction Experience
Every liposuction procedure starts with a consultation with either Dr. Fisher or Dr. Kurtovic, which provides our surgeons and you an opportunity to work together to determine whether the surgery is the best option for delivering your desired results. During your liposuction procedure, the surgeon will make tiny incisions in the area to be treated a few millimeters in length. A cannula will be used, which is a small stainless-steel tube, to sculpt and remove excess fat deposits that reside between your skin and your muscle.
Liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure, and although you can expect some swelling and bruising in the treated area, you may return to work the next day. You will need to wear a compression garment over the treated area for three weeks, 24 hours a day, and then at night for an additional three weeks.
Most patients will see a significant improvement in the treated area right after their surgery, although it can take up to six months for your final results to be fully revealed as swelling resolves.
Download Our Cosmetic Surgery Post-Operative Care Guides
We've compiled detailed post-operative care instructions to best equip our cosmetic surgery patients throughout their recovery process. To ensure the best and safest recovery, your plan encompasses appropriate prescriptions and clear directions towards maintaining your comfort to get you back to normal life and activity as soon as possible. Individual patients respond uniquely, and the type of procedure may differ, but these basic guidelines will help you along your journey.
Make the Most of Your Liposuction in Austin, TX
Liposuction can be performed alone or in conjunction with other body-shaping procedures, such as a breast lift, breast augmentation, and tummy tuck, all of which may be part of a "Mommy Makeover". We prefer to think of this blend of procedures as "post-maternity reconstructive surgery" because it incorporates changes to improve both the look and function of a woman's body after birth.