What is Liposuction?
Imagine undergoing liposuction in a treatment room while awake! Board-certified gynecologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Otto Huertas provides a unique liposuction experience at CosmeticGyn Center in Dallas, TX. We take patient comfort and safety to the next level of clinical excellence. Liposuction is a surgical technique that improves the body’s contour by removing excess fat from stubborn fatty deposits located between the skin and muscle. Body sculpting with liposuction can be a dream come true for many patients. Localized accumulations of fat that are often hereditary and frequently impossible to eliminate with exercise or diet can now be removed through liposuction.
No matter how much you diet and exercise, you might still see pockets of fat that prevent you from being completely confident in your figure. CosmeticGyn Center offers the latest methods of surgical fat reduction to effectively eliminate adipose tissue from areas of concern on your body. Lipo, or liposuction, is a body reshaping procedure that reduces pockets of fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, and more to produce a trimmer appearance. This cosmetic procedure at CosmeticGyn Center can be blended to treat several body parts. During your initial visit, Dr. Huertas will examine your areas of concern and then create a customized treatment plan to help you feel and look amazing.
"I don't even know where to start...😁😁. Dr. Huerta and his staff are the BEST. I had liposuction done and did the hormone treatment as well. I am still recovering from the liposuction but so far I am loving loving the results and can't wait until all the swelling goes down to see the final results which I am sure I am going to be happy with. I had previously had the hormone treatment therapy done elsewhere and felt good; however, I gained weight and swelled up ALOT and was really discouraged about getting another treatment. When I explained to Dr. Huerta my concerns about the hormone treatment he took his time in listening to my concerns and answered my questions. Well.. its been a week since I got my hormone therapy and I can honestly say I am so so so happy! I feel ALOT better than the first hormone therapy I had done elsewhere. I am focusing better, no night sweats, no fatigueness, and I am waking up feeling so rested as I sleep so much better now and NO SWELLING. I can go on and on about how happy I am that I found Dr. Huerta."- R.R. / Google / Mar 28, 2019
Do I qualify for Liposuction?
Liposuction can be a terrific procedure for both women and men who are at an ideal weight but have troublesome areas of fat that don't respond to a healthy lifestyle. Individuals contemplating liposuction should still have some elasticity to their skin because liposuction does not treat stretched-out skin. It's also important to understand that liposuction is a weight-loss solution. Women having liposuction should be past childbearing as a pregnancy could compromise the results of this procedure. You may enjoy the following benefits from liposuction at CosmeticGyn Center:
- No general anesthesia
- Little to no discomfort
- Patient safety
- Strategic removal of fat cells
- Quick recovery period
- Convenient, affordable body sculpting
During your liposuction consultation, Dr. Huertas will discuss realistic expectations, the areas needing treatment, contraindications, pre-existing conditions, and pain tolerance.
Our Liposuction Technique
Liposuction involves the use of a small stainless steel tube called a cannula. Connected at one end to a specialized suction pump, the cannula is inserted through a tiny skin incision. Dr. Huertas removes fat as the suction cannula creates tiny tunnels through the fatty layers. After surgery, these tiny tunnels collapse, resulting in an improved body contour. The liposuction technology used by Dr. Huertas does not generate heat and has a safety feature that shuts off the system if it encounters non-fat tissue. The infrasonic energy used to break up fat ensures minimal damage to the surrounding area, leaving healthy tissue in place for better skin retraction.
The vibration and movement of the cannula act as a pain blocker in the same way that scratching relieves an itch. The movement of the cannula enables it to glide through fatty tissue while delivering local anesthesia and removing fat with little to no pain. The cannula is also able to maneuver through fibrous or tougher areas for better body sculpting, less surgery time, less bruising, and less recovery time.
What to Expect
You may need to recover at home from liposuction for several weeks based on the number of areas treated and the size of each treatment area. It's normal to see bruising and swelling for about 1 – 2 weeks. We can remove the sutures around 7 – 10 days after your procedure. The most important thing to do after having any surgery is to give your body time to heal and recover. When you decide to return to work after surgery, you should remember to minimize stress and strenuous activity. To increase your strength, stick to walking and light workouts as advised by Dr. Huertas. Keep in mind that you may notice some changes after six weeks, but it usually takes 6 – 10 months for your new body shape and contour to fully develop.
Lipo Frequently Asked Questions
Will I have scars?
Since liposuction is a surgical procedure, Dr. Huertas will need to make incisions and possibly suture them, which will leave scars; however, Dr. Huertas does his best to minimize their appearance. This starts with making tiny incisions in the natural folds of your body or in less visible areas. Afterward, Dr. Huertas or a member of his team will explain how to care for these incisions.
Will my results last?
It's important to be prepared to work to maintain your results. Although liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in your body, you can still gain and lose weight. Dr. Huertas suggests that you be at or near your ideal weight prior to liposuction. Afterward, it's best to remain within 5 – 10 pounds of your post-surgical weight. Getting pregnant after liposuction will impact your results; however, we can do another surgery afterward to refresh your body.
Living With Less After Liposuction
Liposuction at CosmeticGyn Center offers you the chance to get the slim results you desire. We offer various options for liposuction treatment, depending on your individual concerns. We welcome you to contact our office in Dallas, TX to set up your private consultation with Dr. Huertas.