Permanent Improved Contour
Liposuction in Southlake is a surgical procedure that removes deposits of fat in specific areas of the body that are resistant to weight loss and exercise. Very short incisions (usually less than a quarter of an inch long) are placed in inconspicuous locations near the problematic fat deposits. A fluid called tumescent solution is placed into each area to minimize bleeding and reduce postoperative pain. The fat cells are then removed using small suction tubes called cannulas.
Liposuction in Southlake should not be thought of as a weight loss procedure, but rather a contouring procedure for areas that are resistant to weight loss and exercise. The ideal candidate for liposuction is a healthy male or female who is close to their desired weight. It is extremely important to keep up good nutrition and an exercise program before, during, and after liposuction to ensure that optimum results are achieved and maintained.
What it Treats:
Excess fat deposits in body areas resistant to weight loss and exercise.
Will it hurt?
While liposuction is not necessarily a “painful” procedure, you will feel bruised and some areas will remain tender for up to 6 weeks. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication.
The procedure is done under general anesthesia.
There are many types of liposuction and Dr. Mason has performed almost all of them. After years of experience, Dr. Mason prefers to use the SAFE Lipo technique developed by his colleague and friend, Dr. Simeon Wall, Jr. This technique sculpts the treatment areas by removing fat while equalizing the thin layer of fat just below the skin. This improves the chances of having a smooth even contour of the skin’s surface after healing.
Dr. Mason also uses VASER liposuction in Southlake, a technique that involves treating fat cells with ultrasonic waves before they are removed by suction. This technique is best for certain areas of the body where the fat is very dense and difficult to remove.
Liposuction is most commonly used for contouring the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, neck, or chin.
What results can I expect?
The final results of liposuction in Southlake are not immediate, although some improvement is noted immediately and in the first few weeks after surgery. Because the overlying skin has to shrink and smooth over the body’s new shape following fat removal, final results can be expected 6 to 9 months after the procedure.
- A permanent improvement in the contour and proportion of the treated area
- A more flattering figure or physique, in or out of clothing
You will have minor bruising, swelling, and uneven skin contour after surgery. A compression garment will be worn 24/7 for 2 weeks and then 12 hours on/off for 2 more weeks.
- By 8 to10 days the bruising should be almost gone, swelling can last 6 to 8 weeks.
- At 9 months, Dr. Mason considers you fully healed and after photos will be taken.
- 2 to 3 weeks – resume full activities
Everyone is professional and caring, appointments were on time, information about the procedures and what to expect were explained thoroughly, and any questions or concerns I had post op were addressed immediately.
Dr. Mason took all the time necessary to discuss my concerns, address questions and provide options/suggestions. Extremely personable and attentive.
Dr Mason and his entire staff are the Best of the Best. Their patients come first, from the beginning to the end and every detail is utmost in their mind. I highly recommend Southlake Plastic Surgery
Financial limitations should not inhibit the choice to improve your appearance. To make it convenient and stress-free, Southlake Plastic Surgery offers several financing options. We are happy to work closely with you to help you understand your options and get pre-approval on the plan that best fits your circumstances. Click on any one the logos to learn more about financing options with our respective providers.
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