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Liposuction (Lipoplasty, Fat Removal Surgery for Body Contouring) – Dallas, TX

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About Liposuction

When diet and exercise aren’t enough to help men and women achieve their fitness goals, many grow frustrated, feel unhappy with their appearance and can experience low self-esteem. As a board certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience, Dr. Toledo has seen this frustration first-hand. He is proud to offer liposuction to help patients finally achieve their ideal look.

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that successfully removes localized excess fat around the face, neck, waist, abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, calves and ankles. It is also ideal for removing accumulations of excess fat in the male breast.

Ideal Candidates

Candidates for liposuction include men and women who are 18 years of age or older and are unhappy with their appearance due to areas of excess fat on the body. Most liposuction patients have tried to lose weight through traditional means such as diet and exercise, and are seeking surgical enhancement to help them achieve their goals.

It is important to understand that liposuction is not a cure for obesity.  This procedure is more appropriate for patients with localized fat bulges that are inherited and remain, despite weight reduction and exercise.

The quality of your skin is vital in determining the aesthetic outcome of the liposuction.  Youthful elastic skin will contract easily, usually leaving a smooth surface. Older persons, or those with very poor skin tone, may be poor candidates for liposuction alone. They may require surgical removal of excess skin (for example: an abdominoplasty and thigh or buttocks lifts) done in conjunction with or instead of liposuction.

Surgical Technique

Liposuction is performed as an outpatient surgery under general anesthesia and takes about 2 hours, depending on the amount of fat to be removed. Dr. Toledo offers traditional and ultrasound liposuction at the Highland Park Plastic Surgery. When performing both types of liposuction a small incision is made in an inconspicuous area near the area to be suctioned. Then a sterile liquid is piped to the site to reduce bruising and trauma of the fat removal.  Next, a narrow, blunt-ended, hollow surgical instrument called a cannula will be inserted through the incision to sculpt the area by removing an appropriate amount of excess fat. After the fat has been suctioned, the incisions are closed with a few tiny sutures, and an elastic garment or binder is applied to help skin heal smoothly and minimize swelling. Most patients will wear a garment for about 4 weeks after surgery.

What to Expect

The quality of your skin is vital in determining the aesthetic outcome of the liposuction. The results of liposuction are permanent. Fat cells that are removed do not return. Weight may be gained in the area treated, but usually in the same proportion as in the rest of the body. If there is weight gain following surgery, it is possible to have some increase in the area treated, but usually other areas of your body will accumulate fat instead.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What about nonsurgical liposuction? 
Thanks to modern advancements, there are some nonsurgical options to reduce fat. While some of these nonsurgical treatments may help some patients reduce small amounts of fat, liposuction is still best for most patients. These nonsurgical options come with multiple risks for most times little reward. Dr. Toledo has treated many patients who have had negative outcomes from nonsurgical fat removal. Liposuction surgery delivers more consistent and dramatic results with higher rates of patient satisfaction.

What about cellulite and loose skin? 
Surgical liposuction only addresses excess fat in the body. If you have loose skin, Dr. Toledo may suggest a skin tightening surgery, such as a tummy tuck, arm lift or thigh light to produce the best results. Liposuction is not a treatment for cellulite. Most women and some men develop cellulite naturally with aging. Dr. Toledo will discuss your risk of skin dimpling with liposuction.

Will my results last?
Before you have liposuction surgery, it is important to be committed to maintaining your results. While liposuction reduces the number of fat cells in your body, you can still gain and lose weight. Dr. Toledo recommends that you be at or near your ideal weight before and after your liposuction surgery. Pregnancy after liposuction will also affect your results; however, a second surgery or mommy makeover can be performed to refresh your appearance.

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Liposuction at the Highland Park Plastic Surgery Center offers you the opportunity to have annoying fat diminished almost immediately. Without liposuction, it can be difficult to achieve the slimming results you want. We offer various options for liposuction treatment based on your personal goals. We invite you to contact our practice in Dallas, TX and set up your personal consultation with Dr. George A. Toledo.

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