Liposuction is a procedure that removes unwanted deposits of fat from the stomach, hips, thighs, and many other areas of the body with the goal of producing a more proportionate body contour. At El Paso Cosmetic Surgery in West Texas, liposuction is our most popular procedure. Indeed, it is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure throughout the nation and can be performed on patients of almost any age.
- Liposuction Candidates
- Liposuction Treatment Areas
- Liposuction Procedure
- After Liposuction Surgery
- Vaser Liposuction
- Smartlipo Triplex
- Cellulaze from Cynosure for treatment of Cellulite
- Tumescent Liposuction
Women and men who are of almost normal weight but who have isolated deposits of fat in certain areas of the body are generally good candidates for liposuction. Optimal results are achieved when the skin has good elasticity. When the skin lacks elasticity, an additional skin-tightening procedure may be necessary to produce the desired result.
Liposuction Treatment Areas
Almost any part of the body can benefit from liposuction, including the cheeks, neck, upper arms, breast, back, abdomen, waist, hips, buttock, thighs, inner knee, and ankles. Patients who are continuously gaining and losing weight are not good candidates for liposuction because if lifestyle changes are not permanently implemented to stabilize weight, the results will not be satisfactory. During your initial liposuction consultation at our El Paso, Texas office, we will perform an examination, evaluate areas targeted for liposuction, and discuss issues related to your general health and weight management.
During the liposuction procedure, fat is removed by inserting a small hollow tube called a cannula into one or more tiny incisions near the treatment area. The incisions are usually less than a quarter of an inch and placed in natural skin folds, making them less visible. We offer several liposuction techniques at our practice, including conventional, ultrasound assisted, and power-assisted methods. None of these techniques has proven superior to the others, but at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery, we can tailor your liposuction procedure to your body type.
During liposuction, the area to be treated will be instilled with a tumescent solution containing local anesthetic and water that will reduce bleeding during the procedure and reduce pain, bruising, and swelling after the procedure. After injecting this fluid into the target area, the cannula is inserted and the fat removed.
After Liposuction Surgery
Due to swelling and bruising after the surgery, you may not fit into the clothes that you would normally wear. To promote proper healing, you will need to wear a special garment over the treated areas for four to six weeks. Swelling and bruising will usually subside in a few weeks, at which point you will be able to wear your regular clothes again. It takes two months, sometimes longer, for the swelling to fully disappear.
No matter what kind of body type you have, there are areas of your body that are predisposed to fat storage. This is true even if you have a lifestyle that includes a rigorous diet and exercise. You can do all you think that is possible and still be left with unwanted bulges. Now there is a way to eliminate unwanted fat and reveal that smooth, new shape you dream about: VASER Lipo, the next generation in body contouring. An alternative to the harsh techniques of traditional liposuction, VASER Lipo uses state-of-the-art ultrasound technology designed to gently reshape your body.
Did you think that you had lost the battle when it comes to love handles, bat wings, muffin tops, saddlebags or jowls? You’ve tried exercise and diet, and yet you aren’t satisfied with the results. You don’t have to settle. Tissue can now be tightened thanks to an innovation we have at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery called Smartlipo TriPlex™, the most advanced laser-assisted lipolysis system available. An affordable, minimally invasive procedure, you can count on Smartlipo TriPlex™ to tighten tissue, permanently destroy fat cells, and improve your overall body shape and all with minimal downtime and less pain. With Smartlipo, you’re in our office one day and turning heads the next.
Cellulite is actually a structural problem below the skin that is caused by factors outside your control. You may have tried every treatment possible, and thought you were stuck with the cellulite. Until now. Cellulaze from Cynosure is a new anti-cellulite treatment clinically proven to increase your skin’s natural thickness for a smoother, healthier look that lasts- all from just one simple anti-cellulite treatment. Many other anti-cellulite treatments focus on cellulite superficially, applying treatment above the skin. Only Cellulaze treats the fibrous bands beneath the skin. Say good-bye to the “cottage cheese” effect you’ve hated for so long!
If you are struggling with areas of fat in your body that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise, Tumescent Liposuction may be right for you. At El Paso Cosmetic Surgery, we specialize in Tumescent Liposuction, a procedure which is more effective, safer, less painful and has a quicker recovery time than traditional liposuction. Performed as an outpatient procedure, Tumescent Liposuction does not require general anesthesia. Good Tumescent Liposuction candidates are individuals who are in relatively good shape and have good skin quality, but have trouble losing unwanted fat in specific areas including the abdomen, hips, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. Learn more about Tumescent Liposuction here.
Contact El Paso Cosmetic Surgery for Liposuction
If you are interested in liposuction, contact our El Paso, Texas practice to schedule a consultation today. Our surgeons are experienced in performing liposuction using each of the techniques that we offer and can help you attain the body contours you desire.