Remove fat and obtain the look you love with liposuction
Spring is almost here and warm weather is just around the corner. As your wardrobe prepares to go from lots of layers to light and airy, don’t waste another day hiding your figure. Rid yourself of stubborn, unwanted fat once and for all and obtain the shape you love with liposuction. Slim down and show off the best version of yourself this spring season and Find Your Beautiful with Dr. Connie Hiers Plastic Surgery & Med Spa.
Get rid of stubborn fat.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove stubborn fat from unwanted areas that may not be responding to traditional weight loss methods such as diet and exercise. The procedure uses a suction technique to eliminate fat from specific areas of the body such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms or neck.
Is liposuction right for you?
You might be a candidate for liposuction if you have too much fat in certain areas of the body. It’s important to know that Liposuction is not a weight-loss alternative. It’s a surgical procedure to help eliminate stubborn areas of fat deposits to shape and contour problem areas that have not responded to diet and exercise alone. Liposuction is not recommended for those who suffer from restricted blood flow, active coronary artery disease, uncontrolled diabetes and / or a weak immune system.
How it’s done
Prior to scheduling a surgery date, Dr. Hiers will meet with a patient for a customized consultation to discuss problem areas, procedure details and realistic outcomes. Before the surgery begins, Dr. Hiers may draw marks on the areas of the body to be treated. Tumescent liposuction is the most common technique. Dr. Hiers uses tumescent liposuction, and injects a sterile solution with numbing fluid into the area of the body to be treated, causing the area to swell. Dr. Hiers then makes small incisions into the skin and places a thin tube called a cannula under the skin. A vacuum connected to the cannula suctions out the excess fat and fluids from the specific area. The procedure may last a couple of hours, depending on the amount of fat being removed.
After the procedure, some bruising and swelling is normal. Patients may return to fairly normal activities within a few days to a week. Patients wear compression garments to assist with minimizing swelling. Once swelling subsides, typically after a few weeks, results are evident, with full results becoming apparent in just a few months. If patients commit to a healthy lifestyle and weight management, liposuction results are generally long-lasting.
Liposuction can be used to safely and effectively contour most any part of the body. The procedure boasts many benefits and may even be advisable for health reasons. Some benefits include:
- Creating a more beautiful shape for patients (without stubborn fatty deposits)
- Removing lipomas, fatty tumors that cause irritation and discomfort
- Removing stubborn fat around thighs, arms, waist or back that may make exercise difficult
- Transferring fat to enhance sagging or underdeveloped areas.
Request a consultation.
Don’t wait another day to safely and effectively achieve the look you love. Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Connie Hiers Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in San Antonio.
*Facts and figures for this blog post were sourced from Mayo Clinic, Lipo.com and Dr. Connie Hiers Plastic Surgery & Med Spa.