We are proud to offer the latest treatments to safely eliminate fat from the body. Liposuction is a body-contouring treatment that removes fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks to produce a more defined appearance. This cosmetic procedure at Albright Plastic Surgery can be blended to treat several body parts. During your initial visit, Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. S. Benjamin Albright will examine areas of concern so you can reach your aesthetic goals. We want to help you look and feel your absolute best.
Liposuction is a great procedure for patients who are at a healthy weight, but have stubborn pockets of fat that cannot be lost with diet alone. Patients considering liposuction should have good skin laxity because liposuction does not address loose skin. It is also important to understand that liposuction is not a treatment for losing weight. Women having liposuction should have childbearing behind them as this could compromise the outcome. During the initial consultation, we will discuss realistic expectations.
What to expect
Liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. A very small incision is made in the skin and a cannula will be placed in the incision. The cannula is a tool that helps loosen the fat as it is being suctioned out. Once the desired amount of fat deposits have been removed, Dr. Albright will close the incision. Depending on the number of areas treated, your surgery could last 1 – 3 hours. In the dedicated recovery area, your post-operation nurse will help manage your pain and care for your incision site until your discharge.
You may be in recovery at home from liposuction for 1 – 3 weeks depending on the number of treatments performed and the size of the treatment area. It is normal to see swelling and bruising for 1 – 2 weeks and you can have the sutures removed on day 7 to day 10. What is most important after having liposuction is to allow your body time to rest and heal. Once you return to work after your procedure, you should do your best to take it easy. To build up your strength, stick to light workouts and go for walks as approved by Dr. Albright. Keep in mind you may see some changes after six weeks, but it takes 6 – 10 months before your new body shape and contour is attained.
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Feel Fit and Toned
Liposuction at Albright Plastic Surgery offers individuals the opportunity to have annoying fat diminished almost immediately. Without liposuction, it can be difficult to get the slimming results you want to have. We offer various options for liposuction treatment based on your personal aesthetic desires. We invite you to call our practice in Houston, TX and set up your personal consultation with Dr. Albright.